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The Bible’s Important Issues of Life
God has a plan, and His plan is unfolding exactly as prepared since the beginning of time. We need to trust Him and His plan and understand there is a purpose for all that happens. You find His plan from the “Alpha to the Omega.”
But, God’s purpose and plans for His people (Christians and Jews) is that His concern is with our response to circumstances, (which includes the COVID-19 scare) and all other calamities or circumstances we face, whether good or bad.
The Bible says to ‘FEAR NOT’ at least 365 times.
One use of the Biblical Greek word fear is “Phobeo”, (phobia), which is an unreasonable, paralyzing fear.
Yet another word used for fear is “pachad”, a paralyzing terror, dread.
Yet, another word from the New Testament meaning fear is, Yawray, which means to stand in awe of, be awed, to fear, reverence, honor, respect.
This same word, fear, in the Hebrew is “Mowra”, which means a fear, a reverence, object of reverence, awe-inspiring spectacle or deed.
Isaiah 8:12-14 says, “You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
Verse 13, “It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your FEAR, And He shall be your dread.
Verse 14, “Then He shall become a sanctuary;”
We are told to stand in “Yawray” and “Mowra” (stand in awe, and stand in fear and reverence and to show honor and respect) of and to our God.
Because, there is no room for PHOBEO, (phobias), or PACAD, (terror).
The Bible also refers to wisdom or being wise over 700 times. Repetition in the Bible indicates EMPHASIS.
God has a plan. You’ve heard that many times. His plan is at work. We should JOIN HIM IN WHAT HE IS DOING, and fear not.
Daniel 12:10 says His plan in the Last Days is that, “Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.”
God says, in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Fear and terror outside of awe and reverence for God, has no place in our lives.
I am presenting a very brief and a very simple overview of a biblical timeline, from the Creation to the New Heavens and the new earth, completing God’s Plan as found in the Bible. It is an abbreviated history of how God has created the world, dealt with the people He created, and why the world has gone the way it has gone and how it will conclude.
This is not designed to please everyone, and it will not fit every different denominational doctrine correct. Instead, this little booklet is meant to
- Inform the uninformed,
- Inspire the uninspired and to
- Ignite them to move toward the One Living God and to join Him in what He is already doing!
I hope that my Christian friends, and others who read this, don’t find this objectionable solely because I have omitted certain events.
However, it is my intention to inform and inspire, NOT overwhelm the reader with volumes of information.
I want the reader to see that in approximately 6,000 years of time, many men and women have sacrificed everything, including their own lives, in order to bring the knowledge of Jesus, the Bible, “The Breath of God”, forward through these centuries.
My desire is to present The Hope that Jesus brings all people and a chance to make God their Lord and Savior. My desire is that this very brief outline will provide some clarity to the uninformed and the misinformed.
Click on the ALPHA & OMEGA icon, read and understand God’s Plan, how it has unfolded and continues to unfold. Trust Him and Be Blessed!
Your Brother and Friend