Notes from Monday, October 1, 2018 live feed. Video Below
If you ask me where my “Happy Place” is in the word of God, I would tell you John 14. Verses 1:6
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So I give you three points to ponder today as we start the new work week. Help, Hope and Happiness and they’re all found in those verses.
Jesus begins by telling us “Let not your heart be troubled.” Whatever it is you’re facing this week, Jesus has it under control.
In Psalm 121:2, David wrote “My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” I’ll put these scriptures in the comments below when we’re done.
David understood and we need to remember that at the Creation of the earth, God the Father and God the Son were there. The Creator of all the earth. The Scriptures said “Let Us make Man” Genesis 1:26 The “us” was God and Jesus. If He can speak a tree, an animal an ocean into existence, what is any problem that we have.
If He can speak life from nothing, can He not speak over your problems, and either take you through, around or out. God has the power to do all three.
The rest verse 1 says “Ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
That’s the “Us” again that from the foundation of the earth. David said in Psalm 119:114, Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”
John 1:1 says In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
Sometimes that gets confusing; how can God and Jesus be one? Well to confuse us further, They’re actually three. And I don’t profess to have it all figured out. But to help my mind fathom what it means I have to understand the Word that was written.
Isaiah 48:13 says “Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand together.”
The universe cannot contain God. But the Son walked on earth. That helps me to understand the roles the two of them play in Creation. And the Holy Spirit, the third part of the Trinity, I feel within my soul.
It’s because of that I have Hope, and know that God is my protector. He is within m and understands everything I’m going through. He knows my every thought.
Verse 2 of John 14 reads, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
This earth and all the sorrow in it, is temporary. God is preparing us a world beyond what our imaginations can fathom!
Another verse in Psalm 144:15 b (meaning it’s the latter part of the verse) says “Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.”
Those who understand verse 6 when Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The only way you can have true happiness is through Jesus Christ. And believing in His finished work on the cross. Jesus Who walked as a man, and died as a man on this earth that He created, did that on the cross to pay the price for our sin so that we could go to that happy place He is preparing.
I made that decision in 1996. I lived 34 years in fear of Hell. Also a very real place. But praise God, I got saved! I hope you know Jesus today. And if you don’t, please, private message me and you and I together will walk the road to salvation.
If you know Him, I hope you’ll write the verses that I gave you down somewhere you can see them this week and hang on to the hope that comes from the Word of God.