Paintings by Brandi Ramirez
Message by Mary Ahlborn
“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”Galatians 4: 4-5 NAS
“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Everything in creation teaches there is a specific time when the flowers bloom, the fruit is ripened and the trees shed their leaves. There is no way to hurry or postpone these events; God in His sovereignty has preordained and predestined all these things at the onset of creation. Therefore, we are all witnesses in everything there is also definite purpose.
(Romans 8:29, Jeremiah 10:12, Romans 1:20).
With the revolving and rotation of the earth the sun appears and withdraws its light establishing its position to the earth in every season. Yet man believes somehow he possesses the power to alter its course bringing about climatic catastrophe.
(Job 38:4, Genesis 11: 1-8)
Even in the event of childbirth, mankind seeks to supersede and intervene in the natural process; presumptuously altering the course of human birth and development with medical interventions and a medically managed birth.
(Genesis 4:1, Psalm 139:13-16)
While mankind seeks to bring all things under humanistic control, the Lord remains sovereign; His loving kindness, grace, and mercy supersedes all human knowledge and understanding; He has predestined and preordained it for all who come to Trust and Wait on Him.
(Genesis 11: 1-8, Isaiah 64:4, Isaiah 40:30-31, Revelation 3:10-11)
Before mankind’s temptation of mistrust in God, God had a plan to intervene with global redemption throughout all history and bring all to repentance by His Saving Grace.So all who believe will be saved.
(Genesis 3:15, Romans 8:29)
And so it is, just as in the fullness of time when the butterfly spreads its wings, the flowers bloom, and the fruit is ripened, and a baby comes forth in maternal embrace; God sent forth His Son taking upon Himself all sin; redeeming the whole world with His blood sacrifice making all who come to faith, His Bride
(Ecclesiastes 3: 1-22, John 11:25, Isaiah 53: 1-12, Ephesians 5: 22-23)
And in the fullness of time, Christ will return, just as He left this earth gathering all who belong to Him, those who are steadfast in their faith; believing in the Father’s gift of grace, with the inheritance of eternal life; living and reigning with Him forever.
( 1 Corinthians 15: 51-53, John 14:6, 2 Timothy 2:12, John 3:16, Revelation 19:7, Ephesians 5:22-23, 2 Corinthians 3:18)
God Has Given Us His WORD
“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for,
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10: 8-13
DO YOU BELIEVE?
Mary: wonderful addition and I love how you end it with the most important question one can ask another. . . Do you believe?
You have had 35,234 hits on your blog. Congratulations sister. You are getting through.
Thank you sis. You encourage me.