It is so sad to me that throughout creation as God has revealed himself that so many have doubted his power and grace, so many have seen so many great miracles, so many have seen the power of God and while they cant explain the things they have seen, instead of glorying and worshiping God they try to explain when his power is revealed and pretend he does not exist. If you are on the fence or your heart is not yet hardened may you read this message and rejoice! Doubt is natural, but put your doubt to bed and praise the Lord as God and thank him for sending his only Son Jesus Christ so that you may have a relationship with him! How powerful is God?
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. (Genesis Chapter 1 verse 3-5 NIV) God is so powerful that he spoke the world, the universe, and all things into existence. His power is beyond understanding and when you try to imagine it your brain tries to tell you “that is is impossible” but remember that the Lord is ancient of ages, he was, is, and will be for all time the power and grace over all things. Throughout the old testament God presents his power to all people, think about the Jews as God prepared to bring them out of Egypt:
14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the river. Confront him on the bank of the Nile, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake. 16 Then say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened. 17 This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood. 18 The fish in the Nile will die, and the river will stink; the Egyptians will not be able to drink its water.’” (Exodus Chapter 7 verse 14-17 NIV) God through Moses commanded the Pharaoh of Egypt to free Moses and the Jews, Pharaoh refused, God struck Egypt with repeated plagues and signs from Heaven that God alone was in charge and that He had power to send and take away through plagues, famines, and so much more. Time after time in Exodus God sends plagues against the Egyptians, and time and time again people have doubt even as the Lord allows Moses to tell them what will happen before it happens! Even as the Lord takes away the plagues as Moses prays for him to do so to demonstrate not only is God in charge of all things but that when his people call for peace it will come. And still people doubted God!
The bottom line is that God demonstrated and still demonstrates his power over all of the ages and people want to say “well I know that the Nile just turned to blood and that all this crazy stuff is happening you said would happen but it is just all a good guess, there is no God”. YOUR WRONG! There is a God, he is the Father of all men and women, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the father of Jesus Christ! We give you praise heavenly father for your power is unending and eternal.
So now we see that there are hundreds of examples in the old testament alone that show us not to doubt. God is willing to reveal himself to remind those who think they are in charge who is really in charge. But what about doubting that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? 20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.[e] For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.” (Matthew Chapter 11 verse 20-24 NIV) Jesus Christ performed hundreds of miracles, healed thousands, brought the dead back to life, fed thousands with just enough for a few, did things that where “impossible”. Even know the Lord provided hundreds and hundreds of signs that he was and is God, He was still ignored and ridiculed and ultimately murdered because of the people doubting!
Perhaps the greatest example of doubt is the story of Thomas, Thomas is called “doubting Thomas” because Jesus Christ appeared to the disciples after he rose from the dead and Thomas was not with them to see Jesus, instead of glorying the Lord and falling to his knees to worship God knowing that he brought Jesus Christ back from the dead He did not believe, he doubted, until:
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” (John Chapter 20 verse 26-28 NIV) Jesus Christ did rise from the dead! And He told him “put your finger here, see my hands” he told him to put his finger int he hole the nail had made through his hand! The Lord Jesus Christ is risen! He is alive! He died for your sins!
Some of you are saying even now, this proves nothing, well perhaps your heart is truly hardened even now, instead of calling on the name of the Lord you want to explain and doubt, instead how about you pray to God for a sign that you are wrong. How about you actually pray, you are to pray in secret, so what is the worse that could happen? You could find out you are full of sin and you are in need of Jesus Christ just like I am, just like all Christians are. None are worthy of the Lord, that is why the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is so precious! God gave us the way to praise and worship him! The last and greatest sacrifice so that we may live! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord! You truly are power! Father please touch those reading this message and remind them you are God, you are there, and just because they don’t believe doesn’t mean they wont bow before you and confess Jesus Christ is Lord, Son of God!