God's Word is true and the Bible is a great way to find out who God really
is. In John 1:1 the Bible declares; "In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God". God is everything the Bible
says He is. God is the healer (Psalm 107:20). God is the friend of
sinners, though He does not condone sin (Matthew 11:19). God loves every
person on this earth and wants none to perish, but that all should come to
repentance (2 Peter 3:9). God made a way for everyone who will trust in
His beloved Son who died on a cross to have Eternal Life with Him in
Heaven (John 3:16-17). And one day soon God will judge every person on
every word, act and deed that they did while they were on this Earth!
(John 5:24-30) (Matthew 12:36-37)
This is a good parable a member with this ministry sent to me and I
believe it has a good message that shows in like that truth and judgment
will come from the Lord no matter what people may think or say. I hope
this simple parable speaks to your heart as it did mine.
There was once a spider who lived in a cornfield. He was a big spider and
he had spun a beautiful web between the corn stalks. He got fat eating all
the bugs that would get caught in his web. He liked his home and planned
to stay there for the rest of his life.
One day the spider caught a little bug in his web, and just as the spider
was about to eat him, the bug said, "If you let me go I will tell you
something important that will save your life." The spider paused for a
moment and listened because he was amused. "You better get out of this
cornfield," the little bug said, "The harvest is coming!"
The spider smiled and said, "What is this harvest you are talking about? I
think you are just telling me a story." But the little bug said, "Oh no,
it is true. The owner of this field is coming to harvest it soon. All the
stalks will be knocked down and the corn will be gathered up. You will be
killed by the giant machines if you stay here."
The spider said, "I don't believe in harvests and giant machines that
knock down corn stalks. How can you prove this?" The little bug
continued, "Just look at the corn. See how it is planted in rows? It
proves this field was created by an intelligent designer." The spider
laughed and mockingly said, "This field has evolved and has nothing to do
with a creator. Corn always grows that way." The bug went on to
explain, "Oh no. This field belongs to the owner who planted it, and the
harvest is coming soon." The spider grinned and said to the little bug, "I
don't believe you," and then the spider ate the little bug for lunch.
A few days later, the spider was laughing about the story the little bug
had told him. He thought to himself, "A harvest! What a silly idea. I have
lived here all of my life and nothing has ever disturbed me. I have been
here since these stalks were just a foot off the ground, and I'll be here
for the rest of my life, because nothing is ever going to change in this
field. Life is good, and I have it made."
The next day was a beautiful sunny day in the cornfield. The sky above was
clear and there was no wind at all. That afternoon as the spider was about
to take a nap, he noticed some thick dusty clouds moving toward him. He
could hear the roar of a great engine and he said to himself, "I wonder
what that could be?"
Every promise God has ever made has and will come to pass. 800 years
before Jesus was born the prophet Isaiah wrote of the coming of the Lord
Jesus Christ (Isaiah 53:3-12). He wrote in detail of all that would
happen to the Lord and it did come to pass just as he had written under
God's divine inspiration. Read Matthew 27 and John 19. Just as the past
prophesies have come true, so will all of the future prophesies. Jesus is
coming again (Revelation 1:9) and will take all of those who have put
their trust in Him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). I encourage you to make
Jesus the Lord of your life if you have never done so before. He promised
to forgive your every sin and make you a child of God.
(Isaiah 1:18) (2 Corinthians 5:17)
God in His everlasting mercy wants none to perish, but has made a way for
every human being to have eternal life with Him in Heaven. It is then up
to us to accept or reject this free gift. The Bible declares in Acts
4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name
under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Jesus is the
only way to have eternal life and anyone can have this gift by opening
their heart to Him and confessing Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
I encourage you to study the Bible and invite the Lord to speak to your
heart as you read and learn. God promised; as you draw closer to Him, He
will draw closer to you. (James 4:8)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Peter 3:9-10 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the
Lord will come as a thief in the night…"
2 Corinthians 6:2 "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the
day of salvation…"
Isaiah 55:6-7 "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him
while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."
2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry