There is proof all through out the Bible that if God had his way, he would take the short journey to get to the things hoped for. Two of my most favorite proofs in the Bible are the creation of heaven and earth, and the journey to the promised land for the children of Israel from Egypt. Now I do want to go on record to give glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on his journey to the cross: that journey in my mind, and in my heart will always hold the short journey record because no one else could have even attempted that journey to the victory. How do we know that no one else could have attempted that journey to the victory? Well, I am not omniscient; but go ahead, and submit to us the candidate who you believe could have pulled off what Jesus did for us. Now I have it on record from one who is omniscient, and one who has searched the world over for centuries and generations before sending Jesus to the cross; therefore, I can say to you in all earnest that there was no one else that could have attempted the journey to death with victory other than Jesus. There have been all types of people in all types of ways, and in mazes of ways, sent forth to try to keep Jesus from having to come do that in which only Jesus could do. We began with Adam and Eve as being maybe the odds on favorite to keep Jesus off that journey to the cross, as they were the only ones sent forth to start out in the victory by having no sin when they begin; but they couldn’t keep Jesus from having to make that journey. And you all know the rest of the many ways, and mazes of ways, from Noah, to Abraham, to Moses with the sacrifices of the Old Testament law, and all the many ways in between all of them. No, once the Father had done all that could be done to keep Jesus off that cross, the omniscient one closed out time on the matter to do what must be done: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Father had done more than just loved the world, but he had “so” loved the world; therefore, there was just nothing else left to keep him withholding the final act of so love. It’s not hard to stray off when the straying off is about Jesus; and by the way, Jesus is the reason for that season in which we strayed off from in the first place. Father Prefers The Short Journey, But It’s Up To Us.
Now where were we before we strayed away to Jesus? Now that’s good. If someone is going to stray away to another, then there is no better one to stray away to than Jesus. Oh yeah, we were talking about how Father prefers the short journey, but it’s up to us; and I had mentioned two of my most favorite proofs of this in the Bible: the creation of heaven and earth, and the journey to the promised land for the children of Israel from Egypt. I picked these two proofs because they also show how God will journey without man, and how he has to journey when man is involved. We sometimes lose the true personality of the faith of God because it is all personal to us; therefore, we can only see the journey of God through our own eyes. In the beginning when God created the heaven and the earth, there was no man involved, and God just did what God would do: he just blew through creation of heaven and earth in just six days to the finish. Now that is the personality of the faith of God, and it will serve us well to remember that God is always ready to roll. It might take most of us six days to just to decide that we should go forth into the journey, and this is so because it is left up to us of our own freewill. It is not that we don’t want to go forth into the journey to bring to pass the thing hoped for, but there are options in which we must touch and agree in with man. It is a dandy to have all man in our faith operation touch and agree without doubt and disbelief. Then the other proof, there is the journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to the promised land; and yes, you guessed it, man is involved. The thing that I love about this is that by God having the writer to reveal both bookends of the trip, eleven days vs forty years, it let’s us know that God is Willing to go the short journey if our whole operation be willing. Deuteronomy 1:2, “(There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)” The reason that I say that our entire faith operation must be willing is because there were two spies who witness the same thing that the other spies witness, but the other spies did not have the belief and faith in God to go take the land in eleven days. If this was God’s journey to take, just like he created heaven and earth in six days, he would have been in the promised land in eleven days instead of forty years. It cost the two spies who had the faith to go take the land, Joshua and Caleb, forty years of legacy in the promised land because of the doubt and disbelief of the others within the faith operation of going to the promised land. It may not be God who is taking his time to get us to the thing hoped for, but it could be that some of the people in our faith operation maybe standing in doubt and disbelief. We know that even short journey Father may tarry from time to time, but we can keep ours ears open to hear what is in our midst. It’s a coin of two in which we carry: just as faith comes by hearing, and so does doubt comes by hearing. So let’s make our journeys as short as possible, but try to pick the journey that accommodates the weakest faith in our operation. It is better to start a journey in which all can finish, then to start a journey in which some may never finish. Father Prefers The Short Journey, But It’s Up To Us.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.