A Divine Appointment
He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
He hath appointed a day. When this statement appears in the Bible, it means that event is eternally fixed. While we can grasp that about events that have already occurred, we sometimes arent too sure about the ones still in the future. For example, God had an appointed time for the children of Israel to come out of Egypt. He set that date in Genesis 15:13 when He told Abraham, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. Sure enough, 30 years after the Israelites went to Egypt, they were afflicted. And 400 years to the day after Egypt began to afflict Israel, God brought the Israelites out just as He promised (Exodus 12:40-41). He wasnt even one day late! Whats more, He saw to it that day that the Israelites were blessed, equipped and ready to go on. Well, thats easy to believe, Gloria. I believe Gods Word. Yes, its easy to believe an event thats passed. But what about one that is still to comelike the second coming of Jesus? Just as surely as God set an appointment with the children of Israel, He has set an appointment with us. As Acts 17:31 says, He hath appointed a day…. The end of things as we know them in the earth is drawing near. God has notified us both through His written Word and by His Spirit within us that Jesus is coming back for us. Its not some fairy tale someone made up. It really will happen. We dont need to fear the coming of the Lord or choose to disbelieve it because we cant comprehend it. Were to be excited about it. Gods plans are always good. They always turn out right. It will be a glorious time. He ordained it years ago. Its a perfect plan. Its a divine appointment.Isaiah 39-40; Psalm 47I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. Acts 27:25
Bibelstellen: Isaiah 46:9-11