Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Let The Others Judge by Don Atkin

LET THE OTHERS JUDGE.   There seems to be an ever-increasing number of what I will call reactionary “prophecies” with every new flood, earthquake, etc.  According to some, God is responding to the sinful condition of mankind by pouring out His judgments upon the earth. 

Here’s another perspective:

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (1)

The responsibility for reconciling the world to God has been committed to us!   Consider the closing passage in my new book, “Creation’s Cry.” (2)

All around us we observe a pregnant creation.  The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs.  But it’s not only around us; it’s within us.  The Spirit of God is arousing us within.  We’re also feeling the birth pangs.  These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance.  That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother.  We are enlarged in the waiting.  We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us.  But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. (3)

(1) 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
(2) “Creation’s Cry” will be available this month.  Visit
(3) Romans 8:22-25 TM

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