Tuesday, November 6, 2018
A Surety for Life
Near the end of the book of Revelation (Rev. 19.11) John is granted a revelation of God's being.
It is a threefold revelation in three names of God.
It is a complete revelation of three aspects of God.
The first revelation seen by John was of God as Faithful and True.
In the midst of the turmoil of John's surroundings,
in the midst of his time as a prisoner on Patmos,
in the midst of the enemy's working,
in the midst of Rome's dominion,
John is given this transcendental revelation.
Beyond the Shaking,
beyond the Destruction of Foundations,
God asserts Himself; God shows Himself.
John sees that beyond it all, there is a God Who never ceases to be as He has always been: Faithful and True.
"Truth" is a statement of Unchangeableness.
Beyond the ravages of time, and the machinations of man,
stands One Who is Eternal,
stands One Whose commitment to His own is unalterable.
Today, in the midst of Decay and Disillusionment, God stands.
There is a Stability which man has always sought, down through succeeding generations, and across the frontiers of nations, only to see his hopes Collapse in Chaos.
This Stability which man has sought in vain is to be found in God.
The enemy tears down, in all places and on all levels,
but God still builds His church,
God still cares for His own with everlasting mercy.
When our faith meets God's faithfulness the gates of hell cannot prevail against us.
Amy Carmichael said many years ago, "God trusts us to trust Him."
Let our Faith hold fast to His Faithfulness in the midst of all that surrounds us, as our lives move forward to our heavenly goal.