Nourished by the Bible

We have become accustomed to our ‘five-a-day’ fruit and vegetables, recommended for the health of our body and brain. The food we eat affects our frame and functions! 

The Bible is the spiritual equivalent BUT there are nine of them! We find the ‘fruits of the spirit’ (as they are known) in Paul’s words to the Christians living in the first century in a place called Galatia – modern day Turkey. 

His message to them was urgent – they were not to falter in their faith. Paul was encouraging them all to remain true to the gospel they had originally grasped. That they would stand firm in Christ, that he died to provide freedom from sin by his sacrifice, once and for all. But being free did not mean indulging their sinful nature, developing hatred, discord, sexual immorality, and such like. Their freedom in Christ was to serve one another, to develop spirituality and to mature in themselves the mind of Christ. And so, we come to the nine fruits of the spirit given in chapter 5 of Galatians. They are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

To cultivate these is to develop our character, “to be transformed by the renewing of your mind” as Paul wrote to the believers in Rome (Romans12 v 2). This struggle to mind the things of the spirit is a thread throughout the Bible and is explicit in the New Testament books. The real emphasis is in being Christlike and then doing good will be the natural outcome. Let’s look at these lovely qualities of the Godly mind:

Love

It’s so much more than good neighbourliness and brotherly kindness. It involves considering how Christ would’ve behaved and talked to any individual. It is unconditional, constant-caring, underpinned by the wisdom of God.

Joy

A contentment and happiness within, regardless of circumstances because we are certain of God’s care and purpose and his love and mercy, giving us a deep-seated security.

Peace

This involves an ease of mind, essentially untroubled by stresses and strains because we are confident that God is in control. “All things work together for good for those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose”. (Romans 8 v 28)

Long-suffering

This quality is slow to anger, long-tempered with endurance. So it is unlikely to be hostile, give stinging remarks or angry glances! It’s a forgiving spirit too!

Gentleness 

Essentially this is a genuine kindness of heart, not out of obligation or from a social motive. An attitude which makes allowances, has generosity and bears with the person, having empathy. Kindness can be inconvenient to the giver!

Goodness

Not a bland, low-key quality. Rather, goodness combats ‘badness’. It works effectively against error, corruption and distortion, championing truth, judgement, and discernment.

Faith

This involves the realisation and certainty of what we hope for, it is a solid ground and carries conviction. Believers must believe! Faith needs to be personal and then it will transform our lives – because we know God exists “and rewards those who earnestly seek him”. (Hebrews 11 v 6)

Meekness

Not timidity, nor weakness! Rather it is strength and control arising from our security in the Lord. Being empowered by God’s word. It is strength with gentleness because the true Christian is God-reliant and not out to impress.

Temperance

An old-fashioned word for self-control but, really it is being controlled by the word of God, with its immense transforming power. “He who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city”. (Proverbs 16 v 32) We need to control our thoughts which in turn influence our actions and habits. 

Fruits often grow on trees and the person who develops the fruit of the spirit has often been likened to one! The very first psalm describes it:

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.” (Verse 1)

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” (Verse 3)

And how do we do this? 

“His delight is in the law of the Lord, and he meditates on His law day and night.” (Verse 2)

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Is prayer relevant to me today?

Prayer resonates throughout the Bible – both in the Old and New Testaments.

We read of men who commanded great armies, of people in high office in government, of mothers and fathers seeking the best for their children, of farmers and fishermen, tradesmen and craftsmen — people of all types and backgrounds who sought out the Lord Jesus Christ because some need or other could not be fulfilled elsewhere. And as we see Jesus always finding time to listen, to advise, to help, we see how he reveals to us the character of his Father:

“for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

The Bible makes it clear that God wants to help us. We should never feel that it is only good people that He will hear. In fact if we think we are rather good and managing quite well on our own, the chances are we shall be less inclined to rely upon God. The Bible leaves us in no doubt that believers ought to pray:

“Men ought always to pray and not to lose heart.” Luke 18:1

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

“In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6

It is vital to realise that prayer cannot be separated from a knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. For prayer is communication with God. The communication is two-way. It is not enough that we should speak to God. He expects us to listen to Him. In fact, we shall often be better occupied meditating on His Word than trying to talk to Him at great length. The Bible itself warns:

“Let not thine heart be utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you upon earth: therefore let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2

The Lord Jesus himself emphasised this point:

“When you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.” Matthew 6:7

The many examples of prayer in the Bible make it clear that God responds only when man prays in accordance with His will. After all, God knows best what is in man’s interests and can control events accordingly.

Daniel prayed as a man who had humbled himself before God, who listened to God and became thoroughly familiar with what God had revealed in His Word and who prayed in harmony with what he knew to be the will of God. He was the sort of person referred to when God earlier declared, “on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at my word.” Isaiah 66:2

The Lord’s Prayer was uttered in response to Jesus’ disciples’ request for instruction in prayer. Clearly the prayer given by Him is not something to repeat vainly, like a magical incantation. Its true meaning can only be appreciated by those who know the teaching of Jesus, have committed themselves to his discipleship and have become children of God, hallowing God’s name and striving to live in anticipation of His coming kingdom when all the world will be governed according to His will.

“Our Father, in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10

For many people prayer consists of asking God for favours. For some the proof of whether God is actually there or not consists of testing out whether God will grant a particular request Jesus said “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find.” Matthew 7:7

Our prayers must not be selfish, though we may lay all our problems before the Lord. Even in our best and apparently selfless requests, we must accept that God knows best: “Shall we indeed accept good from God  and shall we not accept adversity?” Job 2:10. Whatever we ask must be conditioned by the Lord’s phrase, “nevertheless not my will, but thine be done”. This does not apply, of course, when we are asking God for things which He has clearly declared to be His will. It is unnecessary, for example, when we pray for the coming Jesus, to add “if it be thy will”, since we know it is God’s will.

It is good that in our prayers we should bring before God the needs of others. Not only will this in itself help us to see our own problems in perspective, but it will remind us of our responsibility to do something for those about whom we pray. When the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian believers he recalled how regularly he prayed on their behalf, but he also recalled the practical steps he took to minister to their needs when he sent to them Timothy, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers” 1 Thessalonians 1:2, “sent Timothy……to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith” 3:1-3, see also Paul’s words in 3:9-13

So Jesus exhorted his disciples: “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41. If we pray for help to avoid sin, we shall certainly receive that help we need to allow ourselves to be influenced and guided by God’s Word, we need to strive to avoid those situations which we know will weaken our resolve from following God

An invitation is extended to each one of us that we may be given a place in His kingdom. Until then praying helps us to have “the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guide your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

Gods ears are open 24/7 and He is waiting to hear from YOU!

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The Bible’s Guide to Happiness!

Some think that the Bible is an old and outdated book that offers little help for us today. However, if you want to be happy, not just happy but joyful and blessed, you need to read the Bible. The Author of the Bible is God, and He created us. Surely, He is the one who knows and teaches us how we can achieve this.

It is sad that many people mistakenly believe that money will bring them lasting happiness. However, many who have taken this path will soon realise that they are on the wrong road toward happiness.

The key to happiness is not money, but contentment and our contentment must be coupled with godliness. Contentment is not about laying on our beds all day because we are “content” with our lives. Godly contentment means that you have put your trust and confidence in God, that He will provide all your needs. It is the confidence that after you have done your best, God will do the rest.

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” I Timothy 6:6-7.

If you put your trust in God you will soon feel happy and joyful being content with your life, this will give you peace.

When we look at others, it is very easy to notice the things that we lack instead of appreciating the things that we have. You can never win the “compare game.” If you consider yourself superior to others, you will feel ignorantly proud of yourself. On the other hand, you will find yourself bitter and sad if you find yourself inferior to others.

God does not determine your value through the life of others. Thankfully for us, He does not use other people to measure our character. So why do you have to compare yourself to others? We are unique, and we have our own advantages and disadvantages. We all experience life in different ways.

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” II Corinthians 10:12.

Instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to yourself. Compete with yourself striving to be a better person each and every day by reading the Bible and following God’s commandments.

“What does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and love Him. To serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” Deuteronomy 10:12

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments” I John 5:3.

Open the Bible and read it, will soon see how blessed your life can become.

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How can the Bible help us overcome life’s problems?

We often become discouraged and bogged down with life’s cares. The fact that both the Old and New Testaments address this problem the same way indicates that God knows problems and worries are inevitable in this life. Thankfully, He has given us the same solution in both the Old and New Testaments:

“Cast your burden on the LORD and He Shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

“Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Contained within these two verses are some amazing truths:

· God will sustain us

· He will never let us fall

· He cares for us

Taken one at a time, we see first that God declares both His ability and His willingness to be our strength and support—mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He is able (and best of all, willing!) to take everything that threatens to overwhelm us and use it for our benefit. He has promised to “work together for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. Even at times when we doubt Him, He is still working for our good and His glory. And He has also promised that He will allow no trial to be so great we cannot bear it and that He will provide a means of escape “God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you will be able to bear it” 1 Corinthians 10:1). By this, He means that He will not let us fall, as He promised (Psalm 55:22).

The third statement—“He cares for you”—gives us the motivation behind His other promises. Our God is not cold or unfeeling. Rather, He is our loving Heavenly Father whose heart is tender toward His children. Jesus reminds us that just as an earthly father would not deny his children bread, so God has promised to give us good gifts when we ask Him, (Matthew 7:7-11).

God reveals to us through His Word, the Bible that we can be of good “cheer,” that we can rejoice in our problems because God will use them to our benefit. “Knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope” Romans 5:3-4. We can see our “worries” as an opportunity to practice. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

So, each day, taking one step at a time, we should pray for God’s Word to guide us, read or listen to God’s Word, and meditate on God’s Word when the problems, worries, and anxieties of life come along. The secret to giving things over to God is really no secret at all—it’s simply asking Him and Jesus to take our burdens “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. Matthew 11:28

God loves us so much that He sent His son “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16

God is bigger than any of our problems.

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In the name of Love

We read in the New Testament that God gave His son in order to re-establish a relationship with us.

“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Jesus was the only acceptable sacrifice that could bring about that restoration. Jesus was without sin, yet He obediently accepted His Father’s will, He took on the sins of the world and nailed them to the cross. “He (God) who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all” Romans 8:32

We see in the life that Jesus led the definition of love. He freely served His Heavenly Father by giving His time, energy, food, friendship, love, and grace. He offered His love, obedience, fellowship, praise, and will to His heavenly Father. He lived to serve others. His eyes were never on Himself. He looked for ways to satisfy a need, quench a thirst, teach a lesson and please His Father. His joy came from serving His Heavenly Father and giving to others.

We are called to live a life of love.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

“And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:2

By looking into the Word of God and contemplating the life of Christ, we see that the power of love is remarkable but costly. Individual acts of sacrificial love have a transforming power.

There were lepers, cripples, and blind men transformed by the healing hand of Jesus. The sacrifice Christ made on the cross has transformed you and me! We were condemned in our sin but His sacrifice has provided us with a real hope. We can rest in the promise of eternal life.

This Easter, let us all reflect on the command to love one another. Let us love show our love in our actions to others. It will require sacrifice on our part, but let us all strive to be His hands!

“Not with eye service, as men-pleasers but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.” Ephesians 6v6

“For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.” Mark 3:35

Below are three excellent examples of how we must show the love of Christ to one another in every aspect of our lives:

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

“… Do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Hebrews 13:16

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;does not behave rudely, does not seek it’s own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

By doing the will of God in our lives like Jesus did, we can have everlasting life.

“That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life … For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:15-16

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Better days are coming

We are only a few weeks away from the start of Spring which officially begins on 20th March. However, there are already many signs of its coming all around us; daffodils by the wayside, lambs in the fields and slightly lighter evenings already.

The change of seasons can be an exciting time, filled with annual activities and holidays that we look forward to experiencing, such as Easter. However, for many it can also be unsettling if we let worries of the unknown cloud our perspective.

When change appears on the horizon, here are three Bible verses to remind us to keep our eyes on God and the comfort which His unchanging promises bring.

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22

The consistency of the earth’s seasons is a reflection of its Maker and the steadiness of His character. The book of James 1:17-19 tells us that, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.”

Our Father cares for every one of His creations, from the littlest sparrow to the mightiest rhino. And He calls us more precious than any of these. We can rest assured in any time of uncertainty that His love and provision for us will never fail.

“To everything there is a season. A time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

The book of Ecclesiastes gives us many examples of seasons we’ll face in life: times of birth, death, weeping and joy. The Bible shows us that experiencing good and bad times in our lives is normal and to be expected. Though it’s easy to hold onto our hope in happy situations, we shouldn’t let changing circumstances cause our faith to falter.

Jesus promised us that, we like him will overcome all, if we put our trust in God. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. God is with us in every season of our lives. When we face the unknown, we can trust that He is in control and working out every situation for our good.

“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season. Whose leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3

Psalm 1 teaches us that by putting our delight in studying the ways of God, we will be like a tree growing by a stream that produces good fruit. John wrote words of encouragement, “Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If that which you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us-eternal life.” 1 John 2:24-25

This month, as we say goodbye to Winter and turn our attention to the coming of Spring, with its new beginnings, fresh flowers and longer days, let us remember the good plans that God has for us and our future. This focus will create in us a firm foundation that never sways, even in the face of change.

Quotes from the NKJV.

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God’s love letter to us

Consider these five ‘Valentines’ from God’s Word:

“My love for you is faithful.”

“Know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands.”

Deuteronomy 7v 9

“My love for you is forever.”

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, because He is good;

His mercy endures forever.

Oh give thanks to the God of all gods;

His mercy endures forever.

Oh give thanks to the Lord of all lords;

His mercy endures forever.”

Psalm 136 v 1-3

“Nothing can stop us from loving God.”

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come.

Nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ”

Romans 8 v 38-39

“My love for you is greater than you could ever imagine.”

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

John 3 v 16-17

“I want you to share my love with others.”

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all know that you are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

John 13 v 34-35

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day with those you love, let us take time to reflect on God’s enduring love for all, and ask ourselves how we might give God’s love to others in return.

All quotations from New King James Bible.

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How will you use your time?

As humans we are confined by time, hours, days, seasons and years. Do we really appreciate that is God that has given us time?

“Then God said “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide day from night: and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years” Genesis 1 v 14

God created these on the fourth day, so that they were in place before He created man on the sixth day. The earth has been governed by time from the very beginning.

We wake each morning to a new day and many of us rush around looking at the clock to see how time is going.

We live in a society today that is becoming more aware of Wellbeing and making time for ourselves. One aspect of this is relaxing and meditation, to help with pressures of this life that lead to anxieties. 

Relaxing and meditation may help us for a little while but wouldn’t it be great if we could find something that can help us all the time.

Well we can, by taking time out to read (or listen to) God’s word the Bible we can learn that He has a plan for this world when all people will live in peace.

“The wolf shall dwell with the lamb…..and a little child shall lead them……..They shall not hurt or destroy……..For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea”. Isaiah 11 v 6 – 9

“There shall be no more death nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away”. Revelation 21 v 4

We can all called to have an opportunity to be part of this kingdom of God’s on earth.

Jesus God’s son said “Come unto Me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11 v 28

As we begin another year, let us try to learn more about God’s purpose with the earth by using some of our time to learn more about Him.

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The Greatest Gift Of All

As we head into the festive season this year things feels a little different still … Nevertheless, our families and friends, are a special part of our celebrations. We look forward to gathering together to catch up with those we don’t see often (now more than ever). We enjoy our time together and look forward to giving and receiving gifts.

It’s a time when we can all get caught up in the excitement of the season and lose ourselves in the festivity of it all. Our supermarkets tempt us with cut price offers of boxes of sweets, biscuits and chocolates. Christmas puddings, cakes and mince pies, which made their appearance in early October!

I wonder how many people in our increasingly materialistic world will think about the birth of Jesus Christ. Almighty God, in His love for mankind, sent us all a marvellous gift – the gift of His Only Son, the pathway to salvation for those who trust in Jesus and in God, his Father.

The story is simple. God chose Mary, a virgin, to be the mother of His beloved Son. The angel Gabriel was sent to tell Mary.

“Then the angel said to her, “… you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest … The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore also that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:30-32, 35

So Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the city of his ancestor King David as it had been foretold many years before by the prophet Micah.

“….. Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel.” Micah 5:2

This humble birth sends an amazing message to us all. The All Powerful God chose to give us the gift of His Only Beloved Son Jesus, our Saviour and King, born as one of us, to reveal God’s character and His plan of salvation.

Jesus born in Bethlehem lived a perfect sinless life. He is our Saviour and High Priest who, by his death, is the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all who try to follow his example.

The Letter to the Hebrews tells us that:

“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15

So, as we look forward to Christmas, we must always remember why Jesus was born and give our grateful thanks to God for His Gift, Jesus the Saviour, as the apostle Paul did “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

Quotations from New King James Bible

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Can we save the planet?

At the moment there are over 100 world leaders attending the COP26 conference in Glasgow discussing climate change, they hope to agree on a plan of action that could save the planet from the effects of global warming. If nothing is done, some scientists predict that there will be an average rise in world temperature of between 2 and 5 degrees over the next 60 years. Why is this so significant? 

The world used to be finely balanced, rather like a greenhouse, which has a controlled temperature, and its atmosphere is regulated by the amount of water its plants receives. But the atmosphere around our planet (which is there to protect us) is now letting in certain types of harmful rays. The oil-based products (fossil fuels), which we have been burning for about 200 years, have created a sort of additional shield which has the effect of reflecting heat back down upon us. De-forestation is also having an effect upon our planet. All of this has changed, and is changing the natural cycle of our rainfall and our seasons, the sea and wind currents. Hot weather in some instances recently, has been very extreme and has caused massive damage and loss of life. The extra heat, is also causing the melting of polar ice, sending a deluge of fresh water into the sea which is changing salt concentrations, which in turn affects all sea life. 

Some have speculated that by 2050 many parts of the planet may not be able to sustain life. Fresh water supply is the critical element. Water has no substitutes. There is no industrial process, to make water or desalination of sea water fast enough, to satisfy demands. Water is going to be scarce. People in Africa and Asia already know all about this. So, what’s to be done? Is there a solution? 

Humanly speaking the outlook is bleak, but when God created the world, He said in Genesis chapter 1 that everything was “very good”. He designed our planet to be capable of sustaining life in perfect balance, and has promised a restoration to this state again when His Kingdom is established on the earth.

“For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other” Isaiah chapter 45 verse 18. 

“For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 14, “… You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those that fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.” Revelation chapter 11 verse 18. “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” Matthew chapter 5 verse 5.

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with a fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will burn up …

Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” 2 Peter chapter 3 verses 10, 13. 

God is going to create new heavens and a new earth, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind” Isaiah chapter 65 verse 17”.

These promises were written over 2000 years ago and they predict a future which gives us hope for a complete reversal of today’s scientific predictions. God intends the earth to be an everlasting habitation for mankind and has a plan for its restoration and recovery, both physically and morally. 

God’s plan for the earth should fill us with hope instead of doom and gloom. He wants us to have a part in His Kingdom and He tells us how we can do so and how we are to prepare ourselves for it, in His Word, The Bible.  

Quotations taken from the New King James Bible  

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