6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
7 And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, Since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them.
8 Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’ ”
Our God is the only God. He knows this and He wants us to know it too. Yesterday a salesman came to my door selling home security systems. I was not interested in a security system but I wanted to tell him about Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. He quickly told me that he was LDS (code for the members of the Mormon cult). I told him that he still needed to seek the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. The Mormon’s don’t worship the God of the Bible but a creation of the imagination of their founder, Joseph Smith. Thus, when they use biblical terms they have different definitions. The god they claim only exists in their minds. How sad they are.
In verse 7 God lets us know that He is God because he proclaims the future and then does what He says He will do. No false god ever gave prophesy and then fulfilled it. The Mormons think they will go to a heaven filled with their good works and in which they will become the god of their section. They like the idea of multiple wives so they can populate their own little heaven forever. This breaks down on several levels but confirms that they are not following the God of the Bible for He does not share His godhead with any created being.
Because God is God who both prophesies and then fulfills His prophetic words, we need never be afraid of this life nor of any of it’s difficulties. God is and God is our Rock. A rock does not move. Our God is immovable, unchangeable, unshakeable, and is thus our very source of security and strength. We do not need to go to any other source than God to accomplish our lives. He is there and He is able. Even God does not know of any other gods for He, the creator of all, would know if there ever were any other gods to give him competition and He states that there are not any. Rest in our God today. He is God and He is all that we need. In Him we are secure.
Pray for decent weather for Friday night. It is not supposed to be raining but if it is we will cancel. If it is not raining we will be outside at the “free speech” pavilion in downtown Naperville. We will show up around 6:00. Set up takes a few minutes and then we will begin with music. I am short some musicians so if you can make a joyful noise your voice will help fill the void. Pray for Dave as he prepares the sketchboards and prepares his own heart to give the messages. Pray for people looking for Truth to come by and to open up.
VBS is one month away, 30 days, to be exact. Pray for God to provide the workers we need and to bring children out to hear the messages.
Sunday morning I will be addressing the sheet we passed out last week. We have some needs and we need people zealous for good works to step up to the needs. Pray for God’s provision of people to step up to the ministry needs.
Have a great day in the Lord,