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People Pretend Real Well! Not God!
I really do not know about you, but throughout the course of my twenty-eight years on planet earth, I've come to realize that the entire globe is somewhat filled with PRETENDERS. Many of them have passed through my life as who I thought were friends and family and even employees and customers. Time always reveals the true nature of a man or woman though. We need not do anything to rush that process.
I'm sure that you remember very well having a nice male or female friend or who you thought was a friend or acquaintance as a close companion. Something happened and they just stopped talking to you like that and then you heard how much NASTY THINGS they were joining with others and saying behind your back or listening others say nasty things about you and not even jump in and defend you and they say that they are your friend or family member huh.
In this world of technology, people record what folks say about me all the time and send me via email and whatsapp, but I do greet all with a tender smile still. It doesn't bother me one bit.
Welcome to the real, real, real world! Technology has evolved.
God created his son Jesus in his exact likeness and sent him to earth to redeem mankind. Therefore, Jesus has all the attributes of his father God which caused the writer of Hebrews to say in Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
What does that mean for the common reader who isn't all that versed in theology like some of us?
To put it in layman's terms, it simply means that GOD ISN'T LIKE MAN. HE DOESN'T CHANGE. HE REMAINS CONSTANT AND CONSISTENT. He is a man to His Word, not like some of us.
He's not like me and I am not like him. Sometimes I'm writing comedy or devotionals or news articles or politics or commentaries or marketing articles and I assume sometimes I'm a bit confusing at times too, as some of my readers tell me, but I appreciate them a whole lot for understanding the talents God gave to me and sticking with me still and supporting too.
GOD ISN'T LIKE THAT THOUGH! What he did yesterday, he can do today and what he stood for yesterday, he stands for today and he DOESN'T COMPROMISE for anyone. ANYONE!
That is why when you and I fall off track and off line, God arranges some sought of simple or severe form of discipline to get us back on track not because he hates us, but because he loves us.
Any parent or guardian that doesn't discipline the one under their care in one way or the other HATES THAT CHILD or YOUTH.
GOD is not a pretender! What he says he will do, he will do all in his time. He hasn't forgotten you and your problems and your issues. He is working out your deliverance and He is also rejoicing with you for the good news that you got recently or that you will get today.
In my spirit, God told me to stick this line right in here. YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS ON ITS WAY. For those who respond to my blogs and share your testimonies and ask me not to make them public, I appreciate you a great deal for reading and sharing all around the world and proving GOD for yourselves.
God is with us always. The UNCHANGEABLE GOD is with us always. He won't turn on us like some so called friends and family members. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
In doing my research for this devotional, I read through several commentaries and tend to like one by Albert Barnes. He said:
"There it stands as an absolute proposition, that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever;" that is, that he is unchangeable. The evident design of this independent proposition here is, to encourage them to persevere by showing that their Saviour was always the same; that he who had sustained his people in former times was the same still, and would be the same for ever. The argument here, therefore, for perseverance is founded on the immutability of the Redeemer. If he were fickle, vacillating, changing in his character and plans; if to-day he aids his people, and to-morrow will forsake them; if at one time he loves the virtuous, and at another equally loves the vicious; if he formed a plan yesterday which he has abandoned today; or if he is ever to be a different being from what he is now, there would be no encouragement to effort. Who would know what to depend on? Who would know what to expect tomorrow?
Periodically, I go through my cell phone, email and other contacts and delete individuals who I once considered very good friends and acquaintances because sadly, they just changed on me and we don't maintain a relationship anymore that I thought would last forever. Hurtful, but TRUE!
I am happy and I am sure that you are happy that such people are not GOD, because if they were, WE CERTAINLY WON'T BE ABLE TO DEPEND ON THEM TO BE THERE FOR US LIKE WE CAN DEFINITELY DEPEND ON ALMIGHTY GOD simply because HE DOESN'T CHANGE.
People Pretend Real Well! Be very, very, very careful! People Pretend Real Well! Not God!
Don't give up! Hope's ahead!
Brother Khrystus V. K. Wallace