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Friday, 19 January 2018

Power of truth. ( John 8 v 32 )

Continuing on at looking at the gods of Egypt, the chief deity was the sun god called  Amon Re, so when the plague of darkness fell, it was a challenge to this so called god,and a challenge to their belief in him.( A him of course, that did not exist ) It appears that  the Egyptians dreaded the night because it meant that the sun-god had departed to the underworld, leaving  Egypt unprotected ,the fact that the passover fell at night would have heightened their fears.Such are the gods that humanity  follow after, Our God is not someone we have invented, any god other than the God of the Bible is a god, that mankind has invented. This behaviour of inventing gods is borne out of mankind's darkened mind ,the God of the Bible is known to us,by revelation,without that we would never know Him. We are told that ,'' The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to them, because they are spiritually discerned. ( 1 Corinthians 2 v 14 ) When one attempts to reach any body with spiritual truth,be it the cults,or those of other religions we must always bear this in mind,they cannot discern spiritual truth . They are darkened in their understanding,and separated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.  (Ephesians 4 v 18 ) Yet as John Stott writes, ''Scripture bears an unwavering testimony to the power of ignorance and error to corrupt, and the power of truth to liberate , ennoble and refine. ''
                                                         Jeremiah 23 v 29
                                         '' Is not my word like fire,'' declares the
                                            Lord, ''and like a hammer,that breaks
                                           a rock in pieces''.

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