Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, WHAT IS MANKIND THAT YOU ARE MINDFUL OF THEM, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and CROWNED THEM WITH GLORY AND HONOR.” (Psa. 8:3-5) [When we consider how the glory of God radiates, we may wonder why He should take awareness of such a creature as man, because Our Abba Father who resides in that bright and blessed part of the creation, and rules over it all, should care so very much about the things done here on this earth!] “You made them rulers over the works of your hands; YOU PUT EVERYTHING UNDER THEIR FEET…” (Psa. 8:6) [When we look at the “mess” man has made of things we may wonder why God has been so patient with us!] “…you, Lord, are A COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS GOD, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” (Psa. 86:15) [It is His goodness that is over all His works, that fact should cause us to be full of praises for Him!! This is our comfort, because of the wickedness of the world we live in, that, however bad it is, God is good!! Men are brutal, but God is gracious; men are false, but God is faithful. God is not only compassionate, but FULL OF COMPASSION!] “What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, BORE WITH GREAT PATIENCE the objects of his wrath…What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known…whom he prepared in advance for glory– EVEN US…?” (Rom. 9:22-24) [God can do whatever He chooses to do! Thank you Abba Father, that you have chosen to REDEEM US!] “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, but EVERYONE to come to repentance.” (2 Pet. 3:9) [Oh how our wonderful, compassionate Abba Father loves us!] “For God SO LOVED the world that he gave his one and only Son, that WHOEVER BELIEVES in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM.” (John 3:16-17) [What WONDERFUL BLESSINGS await us!] “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. NO LONGER WILL THERE BE ANY CURSE. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. THEY [we] WILL SEE HIS FACE, and his name will be on their foreheads.” (Rev. 22:1-4)
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE WILL SEE HIS FACE, AND HIS NAME WILL BE ON OUR FOREHEADS!