Do you know the secrets of God? - James Bell

There is something enticing about secrets, people like to know them and hear them.

Have you noticed how secrets about bad things, stories of evil or infidelity, bad jokes and smutty stories get around quickly, but stories about good things get around more slowly?

Gossip, the spreading and telling of bad things that people do, or have happen to them, is told readily to anyone who will listen, but the sharing of good things is most often done with good friends -- secrets of joy are shared by close friends. Proverbs 17:4 says, "A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue." Verse 17a says, "A friend loves at all times."

To know the secrets of God, one must have a proper relationship with Him through the Lord Jesus Christ. We must be His friend. In John 15: 13-14, Jesus said," Greater love hath no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command."

James 2:23b says; "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, and he was called God's friend." To know the hidden things of God, His secrets, the things known only to His friends, is a great comfort and joy.

As one reads the Bible, he can claim the great promises of God and know He is faithful and will do what He says. We can know we are safe from evil and harm, spiritually, because we belong to Him, and Jesus says nothing and no one can change that fact.

Everyone, today, lives under the Grace of God, which means that we have the promise that He will hear our prayers of repentance and forgive us, will save us from the clutches of the devil. But when Jesus comes again to rule the earth, the days of Grace are over and it will be too late then to be saved!

This is why it is so important that everyone be saved now, because no one knows when Christ will return, except the Father. When He comes again, it will be Judgment Day, the great age of grace will be over, and those who have not repented of their sin will be judged. See Revelation 20:11-15.

James 2:13a says, "Judgment shall be without mercy." There will be no second chance!

We cannot know God until we belong to Him. Sinners, those without a relationship with God, cannot know the secrets of God. To them, the teaching and preaching of the gospel of Christ is foolishness.

A clear case to me is the attitude and thinking of religious leaders of Jesus' day. Why didn't they believe that Jesus was the son of God? The main reason was that Satan, the ruler of this world, blinded them from the truth. They wanted to keep their positions of authority and prestige and felt Jesus' teachings would cause rioting among the people, causing the Romans to take away their power.

Lost sinners of today, can't you see the parallel here, Satan is deceiving you, he is telling you there is no God, that it's absurd to believe that one supernatural being created the universe, the world and all things, including man. Satan is God's enemy and he is trying to defeat Him and to disrupt any work or belief in God he possibly can.

The truth is, there is a God just as the Bible teaches. He is the one and only God, the mighty Creator and ruler of all! Many are deceived today by men who have invented their own gods and written their own so-called sacred writings and laws for men to follow.

Satan and all his children will be defeated one day. See Revelation 18 for the story of his final defeat.

Don't be deceived by the devil, believe in God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and become a Christian today! Please call us at (770) 603-PRAY, and let us counsel and pray with you. It will be our pleasure. May Good bless you richly!