The Bible says (spoken by Apostle Paul),
“I SAY then, Hath GOD cast away His people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew.” (Romans 11:1-2) God has millions of people who are serving HIM throughout the World. In fact, Propert Elijah (who killed the 450 prophets of Baal) thought he was the only one left serving the LORD GOD, but God said, “I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.” (Romans 11:4) Thus, “YOU AIN’T ALONE!”
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
I know most of you are tired of this and that as many things are out-of-wack in your lives. Maybe some of the following problems are happening to you: yesterday or last week or last month the car broke down, a family member went into the hospital, the doctor wants to see you in his office, your teen or adult step-son or daughter is acting up, the job is getting funny (lay-offs coming), the medical bills are mounting, the fixtures on the house must wait til next year, the roof is leaking, the air conditioner went out, the car or truck needs new tires, you have no extra money for this or that, etc.
Well now, Apostle Paul (previously called Saul of Tarsus) was the chief of sinners as he persecuted many Christians. But one day, the LORD JESUS CHRIST met Saul on his way to Damascus to arrest, torture, and persecute more Christian believers. Guess what? The Lord knocked Saul off his pompous block to the ground and blinded him for three days until someone special (Ananias, a devout Christian living in Damascus) came to pray for him.
You see, GOD used Apostle Paul to bring the Gospel to Jews and Gentiles! Truly, I believe GOD looked down from Heaven and said, “I’m gonna used this self-righteous man to take the Gospel to the World!” For this (and many other reasons), Apostle Paul could talk, educate, preach, write New Testament Books in the Bible, and evangelize the World concerning the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! But, there is a price to pay if you serve the Lord. Apostle Paul received the same services of attacks that he caused upon others! He was beaten, run out of town, ship-wrecked, stoned and left for dead, jailed, mistreated, talked about, and yet he saw the glorified CHRIST!
God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew. As you know, God knew us before we knew ourselves. Before GOD formed us in our Mother’s womb, HE knew us! Amen! Amen! Amen! Like Apostle Paul (a former bigot, pious punisher, and pursuer of Christians) who was not tossed to the garbage can, GOD WILL NOT CAST YOU AWAY! If youse reading this Blog, you ain’t dead and so there is hope, mercy, and grace in Christ! The LORD GOD could have taken you last night, but HE did not!
Concerning Apostle Paul, many of us would have shot him on sight (without question) and/or hired bounty hunters or sharp shooters to take him out. Instead, the Glorified CHRIST appeared to Saul and commissioned him as a Christian General! Once again, “YOU AIN’T ALONE!”
Have a Blessed Day!