God is Real

Recently I got a revelation: God is real. I’ve been walking with God for 9 years now, and yet I am just starting to recognize the reality that He is real! If He is real, then we should serve Him! If He is real, we should get to know Him! If He is real, we should learn as much as we can about Him. If He is real, then His Word is true. If He is real, then we are loved and forgiven. If He’s real, then you have a choice whether or not you’ll serve Him.

Below is a podcast of a message I spoke at JAC camp on Tuesday morning. My hope is that it will awaken you to the reality of the existence of God. If you’d like to talk to me about any of this, feel free to click the contact me tab on this page.

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God is Real

21 Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent. -I Kings 18:21

Romans 1:19-22 – 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

“Look around, there is nothing BUT evidence that God is real!” ~Keith Moore

22 So Paul, standing before the council,addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. 26 From one man[f] he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries 27 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though He is not far from any one of us. ~Acts 17:22-27

God is Real

You can argue whether or not God exists, but you can’t argue my experience!  God is closer to some people than the people sitting next to them!

Have you thought about that? Really thought about it! Do you know that? Do you know Him? There is a living God who created us, loves us, and sent His Son to die for us so that we could have a relationship with Him and spend eternity with Him.

God is Real so His Word is Truth

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. -Matthew 24:35

All truth is God’s truth! – What the Word says about creation, Heaven, Hell, healing, prosperity, suffering, persecution, blessings and curses, the commandments, everything! It’s all true! It all happened! We must get in this book!

Most people get off because they stop getting in the Word and start listening to people they shouldn’t listen to, reading books they shouldn’t read, and get around people they shouldn’t hang around!

No Matter what ask: WHAT DOES HIS WORD SAY?

God is Real and You Can Know Him

This is what the Lord says:“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
or the powerful boast in their power,
or the rich boast in their riches.
24 But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord. -Jeremiah 9:23-24

For those Who were on Fire, But May be Struggling – Did you at one time boat about who knowing Him, but you don’t anymore? If not, why? Ask yourself these questions:

Do you spend time with Him?
Are you being led by Him?
Are you relying on Him or are you Relying on What he has put in you?
When’s the last time you were corrected by God?
Are you doing what God says?
Do you go to Him about everything?
Do others know that you know Him?
Are you telling others about Him?

God is Real so You are Forgiven  

3 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[d] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, -Phillipians 3:13

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done . . . even if it was last week!

If you’re going to be successful in your Christian Walk, Memorize this: ADMIT IT, QUIT IT, FORGET IT!

 27 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though He is not far from any one of us. ~Acts 17:22-27

You may feel so far away, but you are on Decision away from experiencing Him! Choosing to believe He is real and that once you make Jesus the Lord of your life and repent, your sins are forgiven! You can never go too far away from God! Ever ever ever! No matter what!

God is Real and You Have a Choice . . .

You don’t have to prove to me that God exist. You can’t argue me out of knowing God exist. I’m here to ask you, do you know God is real and do you know Him? I don’t need to prove God exists to you, He is more than capable of doing that Himself, but you have to do something:

14 “So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord alone. 15 But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” -Joshua 24:14

There is a real God who created you and me, He is alive and on the throne! Through Jesus you can have a relationship with Him and go to Him anytime you want! You will see Him face to face one day and give an account to Him . . . this isn’t a fairy tail . . . how do you do it?

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. -Matthew 7:7

Draw close to Him, and He’ll draw close to You! -James 4:8

It’s a choice you’ll have to continually make for the rest of your life . . . it’s the greatest choice we can ever make with our life.

These are simple things . . . the ABC’s of Christianity, but sometimes we just need a good swift reminder that the God we serve is real and alive. He has a plan for your life, He loves you, and deep desires to have a relationship with you.

If you know Him, I hope this challenged you to get to know Him more, I hope it ws a great reminder for you. If you don’t know Him, here is your chance… He’s not far from you, no matter what you’ve done!

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