WEDNESDAY October 11, 2017
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”- >1 Corinthians 2:9
Paul quoted from Isaiah 64:4; which initially referred to the captivity of Israel and God’s deliverance of His people. The prophet Isaiah spoke of these events through the Lord’s divine revelation to him. Since Christians are born again of the Holy Spirit, in a similar way, we can now know the things of God. We have the ability to discern what God is saying through His Holy Spirit.
God has amazing plans for our lives! Ryan, my son, was a drug addict, but when He came to Christ, his life was transformed. In three years, Ryan went through all of Chuck Smith’s 2000 Series, 3000 Series, and all his in-depth and topical studies. He has gone through seminary by listening to Chuck. Ryan loved Chuck Smith, and he continues to listen to him and learn.
God has used Ryan in ways you could never imagine. God even gave him an opportunity in Australia. They placed him on national radio. At first he thought he would be on for about ten minutes, but he was given the main conference time. Ryan has been empowered; the ministry the Lord has given to him is by the power of the Holy Spirit. He has become an effective instrument to be used wherever God has called Him, and God has received all the glory.
Now, my son, Raul Jr. is going through Chuck’s teachings as well. Many people have gotten hooked by Chuck! Why? He has taught us the pure teaching of God’s Word, which has caused us to grow and develop.
Honestly, where would we all be without the Lord? We would be nothing. We were lost, and yet God found us, cleansed us and washed us. Then God has given you and me an opportunity to serve Him. What we do with that opportunity will determine how our future will turn out to be.
…for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
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