Pastor Hill: Things God hath revealed

1 Co 2:9-10, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us …”

Speaking the Truth in Love by Pastor Tommy Hill

Speaking the Truth in Love
by Pastor Tommy Hill

The natural man is blind to spiritual truth. We are naturally ignorant of spiritual things. We know that man has extraordinary intellectual powers. There seems to be nothing that man cannot do when it comes to science, technology and engineering. However, God’s truth cannot be discovered by intellect. We can see His fingerprints everywhere in creation, but we cannot know Him apart from divine revelation.

The believers at Corinth were troubled, they had forgotten the cost of their salvation, they had lost the wonder of God’s greatness, they were spending too much time in the natural and not seeking God in the spiritual. Paul reminded them that God has prepared things for them that love Him. If you are troubled today, rest in what God hath revealed to His children.

GOD REVEALS HIS PEACE IN THE STORM (Phil. 4:7): Storms seem to be a regular part of our lives. Some storms come like a dusting of snow while others are a ragging blizzard. But there is nothing that can disturb God’s peace. Satan attempted to overthrow Job in the OT by extreme storms but God knew Job would keep trusting, “though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,” Job said.

God’s peace doesn’t get ruffled. His peace is a calm in the storms, a rest beyond all strife, a haven in rough seas, and a light in a dark night. God has never been taken by surprise and His peace keeps our heart and mind. The word keep implies “garrisoned,” meaning that God’s peace has us in custody. Jesus brought this peace when He was born in a stable. He spoke this peace when He hushed the sea of Galilee. He provided this peace when He gave rest to the Gadarene.

GOD REVEALS HIS POWER IN THE FIGHT (2 Timothy 1:7): We are in a spiritual battle in a world dominated by our great adversary. God’s Word tells us much of his schemes. Paul exhorts us not to be ignorant of his devices. Yet we live day by day, at times, as if the battle is lost. The natural man fights and hopes to win but the spiritual man fights the good fight of faith and knows he has already won.

Many of us will remember that eventful day when a football game was played in Chapel Hill. With 7 seconds remaining, we found ourselves in a forth and long situation, but we had hope. Then a wonderful memory was made, the clock struck zero, the horn sounded, but play continued because the game isn’t over until the play is completed. As one of the spectators, I watched in anticipation as the football sailed into the end zone. I still believed and hoped for victory. You know the rest of that story.

As we live on this beautiful earth that God has created there may be days when it seems the game is over. Life has thrown us a curve ball and we have struck out. But God has revealed that we are the victors, the game is not over, and our power is in Him, not in ourselves. So we keep playing. God has revealed this truth to you.

GOD REVEALS HIS PROMISE OF OUR HOME (John 14:1-3): Eye hasn’t seen it, ear hasn’t heard it, it hasn’t entered into our hearts what God has prepared, but God has revealed it to those of us who love Him. We have a new home waiting. I am sure many of us have taken the opportunity to walk through new home constructions and just admire the beauty of what man’s hands can build. We have dreamed of living in such places.

Someday in our future we’ll be privileged to walk through a new home that has been constructed by Jesus just for us (John 14:3). We stand in awe at the majestic scenery of God’s creation, but someday we’ll worship in that heavenly city that God has built. We may not know much about it but God has revealed some details for us to ponder as we wait for our moving day. May our hope rest in what God hath revealed. God has not left us alone (John 14:18).

Pastor Tommy Hill is the pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church in Hamlet. He is a Richmond County native. He can be reached at firstfwbchurchhamlet@gmail.com. His column will appear each Friday in The Pee Dee Post.

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