|“Your faith has to have a basis. When you commit either to the unseen or a future promise, you must have a good reason for doing so; otherwise it is nothing more than wishful thinking. Personal experience plays a strategic role in the Christian life. … You must have your own encounter with God that attests to the validity of the Scriptural promises upon which your faith is based. Evidence of Christ’s work in your life, therefore, is foundational to faith. If you don’t experience change, you will question the work of God in your life.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”)
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter A Henrichsen (“Walt”)
“Jesus said, ‘For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”‘ John 9:39
Jesus speaks of judgment more than any other Bible writer. He came to proclaim the good news of God’s forgiveness and redemption, but He punctuated it with insights into God’s judgment. Grace loses its meaning without judgment.
The force of law is the penalty of breaking it. In order for God’s truth to be absolute, there must be accountability for our transgressing His truth. There must also exist a sovereign, transcendent God who is in control of all. He must be knowable; if the creature cannot know the Creator, His existence becomes a moot question. He must have communicated to His creatures, for we cannot know what truth is unless He tells us. If any one of these ingredients can be shown to be in error, absolute truth, in the metaphysical sense of the word, disappears.
Judgment makes law absolute instead of relative. Judgment forms the core of all that is important in life. Without judgment there cannot be accountability, and without accountability, oppression and injustice reign. Justice then becomes the interest of the stronger; the person with the most power wins.
You may not always experience justice in life, but the promise of judgment in the life to come gives you hope.
Jeremiah 6-8 1 Timothy 5 (New King James Version)
1 Timothy 5
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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2
Devote yourselves to Prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
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