(Luke 1:51-55) God’s Sovereignty Over The Human Race And The Abrahamic Covenant

[Luke 1:51, BSB] “51 He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in the thoughts of their hearts.”

  • The phrase “performed mighty deeds” refers to execute righteous judgments upon those who are living in disobedience to God’s Word.

Pride dwelling in a person’s heart keeps them away from coming to the knowledge of Jesus Christ for salvation. Pride just means to make one self-sufficient who looks down on others, especially God, with contempt towards Him like those from the atheist’s community who show irreverence by claiming that God does not exist. 

[Luke 1:52, BSB] “52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has exalted the humble.”

  • The phrase “brought down rulers from their thrones” refers to make an arrogant king, acknowledge that God is sovereign over all of His creation. We see this in Daniel Chapter 4 with king Nebuchadnezzar.

[Luke 1:53, BSB] “53 He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty.”

  • God alone sends rain upon the earth and makes the crops grow for food so that we may live. God gives wealth to whom He wishes, and in turn, takes away their wealth. All the wealth on earth belongs to God.

[Luke 1:54, BSB] “54 He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful,”

  • The phrase “His servant Israel” refers to all of the Jewish people who came from Jacob, whom God renamed Israel.

[Luke 1:55, BSB] “55 as He promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever.”

God keeps all of His promises, that is why Israel is helped to this very day and will be saved at Jesus’ second coming.

  • The promise that God gave to Abraham was the coming of the Messiah to save the world from sin. God chose Abraham because He knew that he had a heart that was going to be devoted to Him. God took Abraham from his pagan family to transform him into a righteous man to establish his line to bring the Savior [Jesus Christ] of the world [John 3:16].

16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your seed,” meaning One, who is Christ.

-Galatians 3:16, BSB

All Scriptures are taken from the Berean Study Bible version (BSB). Permission has been acquired.

True Faith Endures, But A False One Gets Destroyed

Daniel’s three friends refused to bow down and worship the golden statue. They rather die than abandon the Living God. That is a picture of true faith. In the end, God protected them from being consumed in the fire, and they came out unharmed.

12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God.

-Hebrews 3:12, BSB

A Christian will only be known by his faith, a faith of endurance. Many people in the Christian community can say that they belong to Christ, but the question becomes, can their faith endure extreme heat, a heat that burns anything that is not gold, silver, and bronze? Faith is like a precious metal that only gets better when the fire is burning it.

A hollow faith in Jesus Christ is constructed of wood, hay, or straw, and that type of faith will not last in the time of testing. A person with that faith will apostatize and will stop following Jesus Christ. Those are the ones that never were saved in the first place, as seen in 1 John 2:19, which says, “19 They went out from us, but they did not belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But their departure made it clear that none of them belonged to us.”

Time will tell what type of faith a professing believer claims to have. Many fake ones testify that they found the truth apart from Jesus Christ into atheism. Of course, they would leave, since they never had real faith, it burned up at the time of their testing. And where did they go? To atheism, where they can wallow in unrestrained sin and still think, with a twisted mind, that they are somehow good people. What is their standard? Themselves. These people are used by the devil to go into Christian sites to harass and try to dismantle their faith like theirs were, but that will never happen.

Atheism is one of the most baseless beliefs out there, yet, those who don’t know God’s Word can fall into that trap. The Scripture grounds a believer’s faith firm. Never, ever depart from sound doctrine and especially from believing in the inerrancy of Holy Scripture because it will destroy your faith if you do. A true Christian will believe every word of Scripture, just like Jesus, when He said in John 10:35 “35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken.

The Greek word for “broken” means destroyed. The truth of God’s Word can never be tampered, to the point where we don’t have it any longer. In 1 Peter 1, it makes it very clear that the Gospel [the Scriptures] is imperishable.

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.

-1 Peter 1:23-25, BSB

We can trust that we have all of God’s Word in our hands, and know that the enemy will stop at nothing to take that trust away from you by any means necessary. Stand firm in the Word of God, and you won’t be moved.

What Does God Think About A Transvestite?

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A woman must not wear men’s clothing, and a man must not wear women’s clothing, for whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD your God.

-Deuteronomy 22:5, BSB

God created both genders very special, but Satan wants to mar what is good in God’s eyes into something sinful. Men and women have special qualities that set them apart for God’s use. For a man to wear women’s garments and a woman to wear men’s garments won’t change whom God created them to be. It will only confuse them further and cause them to become depraved.

If you are a man or a woman and are wearing clothes of the opposite sex, you have become detestable in God’s eyes. Only repentance and obedience to God’s Word can make you right with the Lord God.

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