Victory Vitamin Blog – Galatians 4:4

“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son,”

Galatians 4:4  NIV

 

I don’t know what that means.  “When the time had fully come”.  I mean, I comprehend what is being said, but it doesn’t help me understand the timing.  It’s like saying, “When the appointed time arrived”.  But I don’t know what that appointed time is until it arrives.  Working on God’s timetable can be very frustrating.  God has perfect timing.  Why did He send Jesus into the world 2,000 years ago, and not last week?  Because the time had fully come.  Only God knows.  I once read that God’s timing is as important as God’s will.  In other words, when it happens is as important as what happens.  I think most of us assume sooner is better but through faith we leave that up to God and His timing is perfect.  We know we can trust His timing in everything because when the time had fully come for Jesus to come into the world, things went exactly as they were supposed to.  Jesus died and rose so we could have forgiveness and eternal life.  We may not know when God’s will is going to be done, but whenever it happens, it will be done at the perfect time.

Sunday Sneak Peek for June 23 – Galatians 4:4

Sunday Sneak Peek for June 23 – Galatians 4:4

Because He is eternal, God lives outside of time.  But God has created time and accomplishes His purposes within time.  That can create great frustration for us as we wait for God’s will to be done in our lives.  Sunday we’ll look at God’s use of time and how we can be sure that His timing is perfect. Find out more Sunday, June 23 at 9 a.m. Worship!

Victory Vitamin Blog – John 8:57-58

“’You are not yet fifty years old, and you have seen Abraham!’ ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’”

John 8:57–58  NIV

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday.  Christians are monotheists, which means we believe in one God.  One, not three.  And yet that one God reveals Himself in the Bible as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  It’s beyond comprehension, but then again I would expect God to be beyond my comprehension.  The member of the Trinity that gets the most scrutiny is Jesus.  Many claim that Jesus isn’t God.  Jesus claimed that He is.  In the verse above He says that He existed before Abraham, and by saying “I am!”  He was saying that He’s always existed.  In the Old Testament, God told Moses to tell Pharaoh that “I Am” had sent him.  Now Jesus drops the same name, and the Jews knew exactly what He was saying.  They wanted Jesus dead because they thought He was blaspheming.  But Jesus is God.  Conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus tells us to honor Him the same way we honor the Father.  (John 5:22-23)  Jesus says, “I and the Father are one.”  (John 10:30)  Jesus had to be God in order for His death on the cross to mean anything.  As a human, Jesus’ death would have done nothing for us, but as The Perfect God/Man, Jesus’ death paid the price for all sins, and His resurrection means eternal life for all who believe.  Be at peace, your salvation is secure.  Jesus is God!