GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 20
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 20 ~ ~ John 1:1-3~ ~ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
We have often pointed out that the ability to communicate is not what separates humans from animals. In previous programs we have marveled at the range of animal communication and how it reflects the intelligence and genius of the Creator. Researchers in animal communication have been no less amazed as they have now begun to learn that many animals actually have languages and that they can invent new words to communicate new dangers to each other and to their young.
In 1914 a hunter in South Africa was commissioned to exterminate a herd of 140 elephants. He managed to kill all but 20. Those 20 became so skilled at avoiding him that he had to give up the hunt. Even though the park became a preserve in 1930 – with the elephants protected – elephants on the preserve today, four generations since the hunt ended, are unusually wary of humans. Even young elephants are quickly taught to avoid humans.
Ground squirrels have two distinct alarm calls, depending upon what is after them. If a ground squirrel hears the alarm call that warns of a bird of prey, he will dive for the nearest protection. But if the alarm signals a digging predator like a badger, ground squirrels will pass nearby burrows to hide in one that has a back door escape route.
The Bible tells us that all things were made through the Word – the Son of God. Therefore, we should not be surprised to learn that many creatures besides humans have the ability to communicate very specific messages to each other.
Those of us who have dealt with animals know that dogs, cats, cattle, horses, and other animals have different sounds depicting different needs, desires or situations. Dogs “speak” to each other differently than they do to humans. A cow communicates with her newborn calf differently than her normal communication. Wild animals are no different.
The God of the Universe, Elohim, created all things perfect. It is sin on the part of man that brought about the changes we see, both in mankind and the created things around us. It will continue to go downhill until God must destroy it. At that time, only those who have made Him their true Lord and Savior—-not just going to church and being as good as they can—-but having been made a new creation as in 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
Only those people will experience the joys of living on the new earth and new heavens with Jesus Christ!!!!
Isaiah 65:17~ ~ “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.”
2 Peter 3:10-13
“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be discovered.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.”
Your decision for Jesus Christ alone, (without working for your own salvation, but knowing that He paid the ENTIRE price for your sins) will determine if you will be living eternity in the New Heaven and New Earth, or in the fiery hell with satan. Hard words, but very true, by God’s Words themselves.
There is no second chance. No purgatory, no confession, no explaining or begging for mercy. The time is NOW.
“And just as it is destined for people to die once, and after this comes judgment,”