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February 16, 2012

I HEARD THE SPIRIT OF GOD SAY

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 1:58 PM
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It was during one of the darkest times in my life when I had become so disgusted with the life I was living, that I separated myself from everything I was familiar with. For a year and a half, all I did was study the Bible to try to find meaning in all the bad I had experienced. At times I would weep when reading about what Christ had done for me, and my meditation was would GOD somehow make this unbelievable hope to become reality to someone as undeserving as me. Then one night early in the morning, as I wept while worshiping GOD in prayer and in the study of GOD’s Word, I heard the Spirit of GOD say:

“I Am the LORD your GOD. I have brought you out of bondage. You will have no other god before Me. You will put nothing before your worship of Me. I Am the LORD your GOD, and I Am a jealous GOD over you. I will love you all of your life. Love Me and live for Me.”

GOD’s presence was so tangible that I fell to my knees in awe and in fear that GOD would consider me. The presence of GOD is something to behold, but, the presence of GOD is not something with which we can be so crass about.
I do not think myself privileged for the encounters I have had with GOD in my lifetime, but I do believe that GOD revealed Himself to me in this way to solidify my confidence in the hope which I now proclaim. I cannot be silent nor will I be concerned with the complaints of those who are offended when I preach Christ crucified, and that salvation is through Christ alone.

GOD reached down into utter darkness to reveal truth to me. I therefore can do nothing other than give my life to the study of GOD’s truth, and to trust that GOD will graciously allow the unsaved to see Christ through me. This is the out-working of the impossible attainment of the regeneration of a dead spirit and, of a mind being renewed to the hope of GOD accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross of Calvary as my atonement.

Simply defined: When GOD looks at the cross He sees me, and when GOD looks at me, He sees Christ. How can a lost humanity not give their life to GOD? This is the indictment I will continue to confront society with. Who do you think you are, fool! To reject Christ is to spit in GOD’s face. This is not something I recommend you do…

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  1. Jesus saves from the Guttermost to the Uttermost, Romans 10: 9-13 Sums it up. 9.That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised him (Jesus) from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.11. For the scripture saith, whosoever (any one) believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12. For there is no difference between the jew and the greek, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13. For whosoever shall CALL upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Also the word of GOD says Blessed are those who have not seen Jesus BUT believe. FAITH is what Saves.

    Comment by Larry Owens — February 16, 2012 @ 5:02 PM | Reply


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