Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pastor's Ponderings

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight)

Did you ever say to yourself that if you could have a visible sign from God, you would have clear direction and purpose? We would all like to think so, but would we? The children of Israel had two clearly visible manifestations of God every day. The cloud by day and the fire by night.
They also saw the red sea part, saw a rod bud, saw quail and manna and still wandered for 40 years. It is possible to walk by sight and wander. We must walk by faith. When we do, the path sometimes seems rough and long, but remember, when we follow Christ, He leads us in paths of righteousness for his name sake. Visible signs can cause us to forget the word of God and depend on what we see, not what the word and the spirit say.

Pastor Billy P. Long
Apostolic Tabernacle
Benton Harbor MI

Yours Truly,


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