Commentary By: Gordon King
Is the bible true? Did the stories written in the pages of scripture actually happen or are they just that, stories? Is God real? Is heaven a real place?
I believe that most people even many, many Christians ask these questions, and many of them don’t really believe that the bible is true, that most of the stories in the bible are not true but allegorical, that God is not real or that He is just some spiritual force somewhere out there and doesn’t really have the power or attributes that the bible claims that He does, and that heaven is what we make it, that it’s not really a place but rather a state of mind.
Well my friends I have had enough personal experiences with God to know that He is real! That He is a real person of the Godhead, and I believe with all of my heart that He is just as real as the bible makes Him out to be, that He is so much more than we could ever imagine! And I also believe that heaven is just as real, a real place, a tangible place. I believe the entire bible to be the truth, and I believe all of the stories of the bible to be true and not allegorical at all!
Not all of us have been touched by God as I have, God filled me to overflowing with His Holy Spirit and with His love. To me this is miraculous! These are personal experiences with God that I shall cherish forever. And I know for a fact that these are only mere glimpses into the glory of God, that He is much, much greater than this, that His majesty, holiness, righteousness, and love are much more intense than any of us could ever imagine!
How do we know God is real? Do we seek miracles? And if we get miracles then do we believe?
“But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,“
Many who see miraculous signs from God still do not believe in God, many who witnessed many miraculous signs that Jesus performed while here on earth still did not believe!
It’s by faith that we believe, and it’s by our faith that we are saved through the blood of Christ.
Is the bible the truth, the whole truth? I believe that the entire word of God is the whole truth, every last iota! The bible proves itself over and over again, but archaeology also proves the validity of the bible over and over again! History is written in the pages of scripture, it is an ancient account of what happened over thousands of years, all of it the truth, all of it real. And bible prophecy yet to be fulfilled is also the truth, all of it shall come to pass just as written in scripture!
Heaven is also a real place not some fantasy world, not some spiritual state of mind, and it isn’t a place where we will be floating upon clouds somewhere in space. No, it’s a real place, a tangible place, the place where God dwells! And one day all believers in Jesus Christ will be there with God, we will all be perfected living in a perfect place worshiping a perfect God. We will be actually eating and drinking, loving and communing with each other, doing things that I believe we can’t even imagine right now!
If you are a Christian then you should take God at His word, you should believe all that is written in scripture, you should take it as the truth and as all of it actually happening, of all prophecy coming to pass both in that past and in the future! You should believe that God is a real person, that He is perfect in all of His ways, that He loves us unconditionally and forever.
I know of many Christians who just don’t seem to be able to grasp the reality of God, the greatness and mightiness of God. They say that they believe yet they don’t apply the principles of God to their lives, they don’t live as God wills for them to live, they continue to live as the world lives yet claim to be following Jesus Christ! As the apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 3, having a form of godliness but denying its power. I for one am not perfect, I still sin and I still make mistakes, all of us do, we are still learning and growing. But we should be trying to live as Christ lives, we should be attempting to live a godly life.
Demonic spirits will tell us that the bible is not true, at least not all of it. They will try to diminish our faith, to place doubts in our minds, this is spiritual warfare. This is what we are battling against, demonic forces in heavenly places. They don’t attack those who don’t believe, but rather they attack those who do believe! There is no need for them to be attacking unbelievers since they already don’t believe, but they do attack believers in Jesus Christ, who believe that the bible is the whole truth, that heaven is real, that the stories written in scripture are true, that all bible prophecies will come to pass. And they will attack those who are not quite sure, those who are sitting on the fence, placing even more doubts in their minds!
We are in a spiritual battle my friends, a battle for our souls, a battle to diminish our faith, a battle in rebellion against God Almighty and everything that He stands for! This is the enemy that we face each and everyday, an enemy that is unrelenting, that is brutal, that is powerful. But if we are born-again then we have an even greater power within us, we have the power of Christ, we have His Spirit, the power of God dwelling within us! No one nor anything is greater than Jesus Christ, Christ is the Almighty, He is the Creator of all things, and He holds all things together including the entire universe and everything in it!
Let us not grieve the Holy Spirit within, let us not forsake the power of prayer, and pray without ceasing! Humble yourself before the Lord our God, give Him thanks, praise, worship, glory and honor! Believe in God, believe in His power, believe that He is a real person, believe that heaven is a real place, and believe what is written in the pages of scripture, for our lives depend upon it!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!