The dead speak to us from beneath the dessert sands of time in the Middle East. Ancient artifacts and ancient scrolls written in ancient tongues come back to life through Archeology. Archeology speaks to us of pre- historic cultures and events that support the Old Testament record of the history of mankind starting in the book of Genesis…the book of beginnings.
The New Testament is the written record of men who were eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus; His birth, His life, His death, His Resurrection from the dead and His Ascension into heaven. The New Testament also contains the pre-written history of His coming back from heaven to deal with fallen humanity and finish the beginning of the end of the story of time and to bring with HIM the end of physical death.
Contained within the pages of the Bible are many testimonies of lives lived out before the face of God, in anticipation of the coming Messiah, the Son of God. In the Old Testament you learn from the lives of Moses, Job, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and many more who lived by faith. Then in the New Testament you can read the first hand accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John , Peter, Paul and many others who lived their lives by fulfilled faith… which is by Sight.
They could see the Messiah with their eyes, hear His voice with their ears, speak to Him with their mouths, taste the same meal with Him as they shared food together and most of all embrace HIM and touch the warm flesh of God; for HE came among us as Emanuel… “God With Us”.
In the accounts of the Prophets and the Apostles you will find the Messiah, the Son of God. For 3 short years during the time of the Apostles man could walk with God by sight. But for the rest of time, until time is over, man has been left to walk with God by Faith.
In Gods Word He has given us the testimony of men to strengthen our faith but it seems that the testimonies of men are never enough for us. Gods Word is simple enough for a child to understand. Yet to adults it seems so very complicated.
Why is it so complicated? Why is it so confusing? The Truth can only be one thing…The Truth! There are no shades to the Truth…it is Black and White. Learned men and women schooled in life with diplomas of importance speak with their own authority about the subject of God. God is not a subject and humanity, without the Revelation of God in His Word has no real knowledge of who God IS.
The words of our political and social leaders and the words from the myriad of differing religious leaders are nothing more than noise if they are not based on the Word of God alone. None of them can truly say they agree with each other, for in reality they form points of view that only agree with themselves.
So the Truth is never heard and the sound of silence is deafening. These opinions do but one thing. They surround the Truth so in essence we cannot see the Truth. It is like the familiar statement that we cannot see the Tree for the Forest. This happens because of our lack of knowledge and most of all discernment.
The Truth remains hidden before are very eyes. We spend our time arguing amongst ourselves about everything that doesn’t matter. There is no communication, only the battle of individual pride yearning to be recognized. We listen only to ourselves and in the end we will have lived our life for nothing.
We continually, by our own choice, are being bathed in the sound of relentless waves of religious opinions. They are the sound of noise caused by whirlwinds that swirl around us, never letting the sound of Truth; the Words of God penetrate our deaf ears.
Yes the words of men are the sound of silence and their words are deafening. And so mankind continues to Mock God, because to him the Bible is nothing more than a story, which at best only touches the mind.
God in His wisdom has not left the testimony of Himself with just the words of men. Mankind has been equipped to find the Truth but most have no desire to search for or to know the Truth. God has given mankind the gift of existence and the gift of free will to make choices.
Yet there are other creatures that have been spoken into existence by the mouth of God who were given the gift of existence and of free will. They exist in another dimension, and have lived by sight before the face of God in eternity past. They are eternal creatures that had the choice of accepting or rejecting God…they chose to reject HIM.
For them the Truth remains an elusive echo within their hearts. For them there is no Salvation only Condemnation. They know their fate, and they know the LORD. They tremble at HIS Name, they Fear His Coming…their Destiny is already sealed and they know were they will be spending eternity.
They are the Fallen Angels, who live in the shadows of darkness in our world. God has included their testimony in His Word. It is the testimony of those already condemned. And it substantiates the existence of Jesus the Son of God who existed…before the foundations of the world were made. It is the eyewitness testimony of creatures that have walked with God in eternity past.
Come with me as we open the Word of God and hear from the very lips of these ancient dark angels for whom the Fear of God is just that…the Fear of His Coming. You and I are fortunate. For us, if we know God through Jesus, the fear of God is only the beginning of knowing and loving HIM. We have something the fallen angels cannot ever again attain. We are FORGIVEN.
Matthew 8:29 Jesus Heals Two Demon-Possessed Men
29 They (Fallen Angels…demons) began screaming at him, “Why are you interfering with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before God’s appointed time?”
Mark 5 The Gerasene Demoniac
Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him; and shouting with a loud voice, he
said, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!”
Mark 1 Jesus Preaches in Galilee
Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out saying, Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One sent from God!”
And the whole city had gathered at the door. And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
Mark 3:11 Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God!” And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was.
Acts 19:13 Miracles at Ephesus
But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, “I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”
You just heard testimony from the mouths of angelic creatures recorded by Apostles who were eyewitnesses. There is no doubt that Jesus was recognized as the Son of God, the HOLY One sent by God…they knew HIM…and they Fear HIM.
These angels existed before time began. They walked the streets of Heaven in eternity past communing with the God who created them. They too were made by our God and were given freedom to choose eternal life or eternal death. This minion, this band, this group, this cadre of angels decided to follow their leader Lucifer (Son of the Morning) into a revolt against the Most High God. These angels were the elite force that went with satan and stood near as satan orchestrated the fall of mankind whom God created in His Image in the garden.
As mankind was evicted from the home God had prepared for them….this group of dark angels became as it were a pack of wolves following and feeding on the human family and their generations to follow.
These dark angels are creatures of the night, living in the shadows in desperate fear of the coming dawn of eternity when the ONE who is light will come to Judge the living and the dead of humanity and the fallen angels who are already condemned to eternal death without hope in the lake of fire in Hell.
These beings tremble at the sound of the name of the Lord. They know Jesus is real. They walked with HIM by sight before man existed. Unlike us they have no second chance, there is no Salvation for them.
They are still here among us whispering lies to those who would listen, to those people who do not care for the Lord, and choose to Mock the God who created them. People with hearts of stone incapable of beating with new life unless they repent and BELIEVE in the Son of God and accept HIS free gift of Salvation.
Yet God loves them all and continues daily to whisper to them about a new life that is theirs for the asking. If you believe in Christ then you know you are called to share your God Story about your faith in Christ. You are called to share it through your own fears, because when you do the Holy Spirit will support your efforts with His Power and His Words.
All you need do is to show up, the rest is up to HIM.
You know the song “This Little Light of Mine”. When we come to Christ He gives each one of us … one little light. Each of us is made from the dust of the earth. We are vessels made by and for the Master. We are clay pots.
When we begin our journey of faith many of us are afraid to share with others and our light remains hidden. But when we begin to share through our fear we gain His strength. Soon we find ourselves joined in the Battle for the Minds and Hearts of everyone we know and love.
We were not meant to keep our light hidden.
As we get older with use we begin to crack from wear. That’s when the little light inside of us really begins to show more. This little light sheds just enough light for taking one step of faith forward at a time so we can follow the Lord who said to each of us “Come Follow Me”.
Sometimes the steps are hard to see, but if we focus our eyes ahead towards the ONE who IS Light then we will always be able to take one more step of faith that ultimately leads each of us through the surrounding darkness all the way home.
Keep shining your little light because the world continues to get darker all the time, but that only makes your little light glow all the more brightly; so let it shine and be prepared to tell your story to those the Lord of the Harvest brings to you.
Why, because you know what you were SAVED from…and you have been