Originally posted by buckky
I beg God to stop hiding from us poor saps down here on earth. We have nothing to go on as to the who, and what He is. The Bible is wacky, and so is every other religious book on the market. Why make it a mystery ? Open up, and show your self to the world. I'm sick of all the fighting over things that no one knows anything about. Give us some real proof of yo ...[text shortened]... one knows anything about anything. Shed some light on the subject by showing yourself. Please.
Open up, and show your self to the world. I'm sick of all the fighting over things that no one knows anything about. Give us some real proof of your existence. Forget the books. We need tangible proof. We are lost and in the dark as to all spiritual matters. No one knows anything about anything. Shed some light on the subject by showing yourself. Please.
This passage became very meaningful to me in this regard:
No, Jehovah's hand is not so short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so heavy that it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have become a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that Je does not hear." (Isaiah 59:1,2)
By God's mercy it dawned upon me one night that what made God not real to me was my sins. The sins I had built up over many years acted like a insulation to cut off the flow of God to my heart.
If you cover a window with smoky black soot, eventually no light will be able to shine through that window. The room will be dark. The soot must be cleansed away for the light to shine in.
The sins of a man are what make God untouchable and unreal to him. What he did, thinking no one knew, what he said, thinking no one would account for it, these iniquities blackened his conscience and he cannot detect God inwardly.
Enough of that. What is the remedy ? Agree with the word of God. Confess your sins. You do not have to confess every sin you ever commited. You just get started confessing to God some that you obviously know about.
In essence you say "Dear God, I now agree with you. THAT was a sin. I was wrong and I confess that I sinned against you."
You do not have to beg or plead.
You do not have to grovel on the floor.
God is not interested in your gloveling all over the floor.
Stand up like a man but humble yourself as a sinner. You just AGREE with God that you did sin. Better still, begin to thank God that Jesus the Son of God died for your sins, everyone of them. Thank Him by faith.
FEELING COMES last not first. And feeling may not come right away.
I tell you. God has made provision to REMOVE the obstacle. The obstacle that makes God not real to you is your sins.
If you don't believe you have sinned, read the gospels about Jesus. Stand in His light. Stand next to Him until you realize that you have sinned.
Then agree with God and confess.