Summary: In life most people that find an advantage and take advantage of it. And that's what doesn't make any sense...the fact that everyone can and should want to seek out and have a relationship with their creator, but so few nowadays choose too!
A Privileged Advantage
In life there have been times, when we have all faced uphill battles...when we are young and growing up all we can think about is being older… And when were older all we can think about is how much fun it was when we were young...
No matter how hard life may seem at times… Life is to be enjoyed in every phase and in every step of the journey!
When someone has a tough task to do, the first thing that they usually want is someone to help them with it...it seems like a natural thing to do. after all from the moment we are born and all through the learning process our parents are eager and quick to say let me help you with that
And the more someone is willing to help the better and that’s fine in the natural...
But help isn’t always available in the natural, in fact most times its hard to find, sometimes we have to look to Beyond what we can feel or see
I’m talking about the Supernatural abilities that exist in Gods world,
where all things are possible and there's not anything that is impossible…
to him that believes!
John 17:15,16 NKJ
15. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
16. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
This particular scripture gives us comfort… Because in the times that we have a hard time understanding what's going on in the world In the natural...we can trust in God's world "all is well"
If you are a believer, this scripture pertains to you, you are not of this world, you are part of the supernatural world of God!
And it is possible to live in a world outside the world in which we live...
A world where we can trust God not to be affected by the things that are happening all around us
If you're Christian this morning, because of your relationship with Jesus, you have an advantage, over those who choose not to have one with Him!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
1st John 4:17
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.
It almost sounds like it would be an unfair advantage that we have doesn't it?
It is an unfair advantage over those who choose not to believe… However God has given all equal access to this advantage… He is an equal opportunity advantage giver! Amen??
In life most people that find an advantage and take advantage of it. And that's what doesn't make any sense...the fact that everyone can and should want to seek out and have a relationship with their creator, but so few nowadays choose too!
You see, usually no one wants to do everything on there own...except when it comes to the things of the church and God.
Statistics show it… That's why attendance in churches all across the globe are at an all-time low! It's almost hard to comprehend because chaos and catastrophe in the world are at an all-time high and the one place where they can see you can truly find hope is at an all time low???
For better or worse, for whatever reason, some just choose to trudge thru life without Him...Sure in a 911 situation they may call out to Him and all kinds of promises,
Though serious at the time, deep down they know they will never end up being kept.
Illustration… in the movie unbroken, Louis Zamperini's Air plane was shot down and he spent 47 days on a life raft tossed around on the ocean until he was rescued by the Japanese Navy...and then spent several years being tortured in a Japanese prisoner
of war camp and was eventually set free..
During that time he prayed and called out to God a lot...and he made a lot of promises to God and said that he would serve him....if he would just get him out of his situation!
God delivered on his request...However It wasn't until after going through 40+ years of alcoholism and depression did he make good on his promises and give his heart to the Lord at a Billy Graham Crusade and begin to serve God!
And the moment that he did that… He found the all elusive Forgiveness, Peace
and Love he had been searching for his whole life!