Where Do We Meet?

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When Justin Martyr was asked where he assembled, he answered thus:

Do you suppose that we all are accustomed to meet together in one place? Quite otherwise, for the God of the Christians is not confined by place, but being invisible, He fills the heaven and the earth, and the faithful everywhere adore Him and sing His praise.

justin-martyrJustin Martyr (100-165)
Cited by John M. Bland in Men Who Would Be Kings (1995)
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The Counting God

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Does not He see my ways, and count all my steps? (Job 31:4)

God is surely the Great Mathematician. All the intricacies of structure and process of His mighty cosmos are, at least in principle, capable of being described mathematically, and the goal of science is to do just that. This precise intelligibility of the universe clearly points to a marvelous intelligence as its Creator.

God even counts “the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names” (Psalm 147:4). Astronomers estimate that at least 10 trillion trillion stars exist in the heavens, and God has counted and identified each one! And that is not all: “the very hairs of your head are all numbered,” Jesus said (Matthew 10:30).

From the most massive star to the tiniest hair, God has counted each component of His creation. Such countings are far beyond human capabilities, for, “the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured” (Jeremiah 33:22).

But God has also created, “an innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22) and has promised that the redeemed are “a great multitude, which no man could number” (Revelation 7:9).

No wonder David exclaimed,

Many, O LORD my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered (Psalm 40:5).

Perhaps the most wonderful of all God’s counting activities is that implied in Job’s rhetorical question: “Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?” If He has numbered the hairs on our heads, we can be certain He numbers our steps along the way, and guides them all.

The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD: and He delights in his way (Psalm 37:23).

henry-m-morrisHenry M. Morris (1918-2006)
Days of Praise
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His Sovereign Control

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And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen (Romans 16:20).

What infinite victory is revealed! The Lord said that the Seed of the woman would bruise the head of the serpent. That Promise was given in part of the earliest Scriptures given to mankind (Genesis 3:15).

Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world (Acts 15:18).

God is never caught surprised. The Lamb was “slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).

The Lord knows exactly what He is doing. We should have complete confidence in Him, because nothing is outside of His sovereign control.

john-mckayDr. John McKay
Amazing Grace
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He Is the Secret

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The only battle I have to fight is not against circumstances, or problems, or people or even Satan, except them interfering with my inner outlook. If they can get me to see evil as evil, then I am controlled by the evil I am seeing and believing in. But if I replace all such negative beliefs in outer appearances by seeing GOD ONLY in all, then I can just keep on the single path where there is nothing but God-in-love, whether appearances are evil or good. HE ONLY is in all of them. Here is the secret. Through the fall we got a divided outlook and see two powers, good and evil; but back in Christ, we see ONLY ONE!

Norman GrubbNorman P. Grubb (1895-1993)
Knight of Faith, Volume I
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