Monday, August 16, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, August 16, 2021

God Wants To Save Us For Real

In the August 15, 2021, Huffington Post, Nina Golgowski wrote an article entitled, “Thousands Of Fake Vaccine Cards Seized On Way To New Orleans From China: Feds”  The article went on to indicate that “buying, selling or using a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination card that features an official government agency seal can result in a fine and up to five years in prison.”  These people would rather pay for a pretend vaccination card that can help no one rather than simply get a real vaccination that can help anyone.


According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, as of May 6, 2021, COVID-19 has caused 6.9 million deaths globally, more than double what official reports show.  Truly the world is being attacked by an implacable foe, yet the Bible declares that Jesus is in us, and He is greater than any opponent in the world (1 John 4:4).


Yet the Bible declares that our God wants us to really be in health (3 John 2).  He wants the best for us and not a counterfeit.  Jesus went to the Cross so that we could triumph over the works of deceit, distraction, disappointment that the devil brings.  God wants us to really live and prosper in everything that we do (Psalm 1:3).  


We can rejoice knowing we don’t have to have a fake victory, but we can have total victory in Christ.  If we are willing and obedient, we can enjoy the land’s goods for real (Isaiah 1:19). Let us be confident in the true and living Savior and know that He can save us completely for real.         


1 John 4:4

New International Version

4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.


3 John 2

New King James Version

2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.


Psalm 1:3

New International Version

3 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.


Isaiah 1:19

New International Version

19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;








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