When the Creator visit you, how will this visit be?

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When the Creator visit you, how will this visit be?

In the time of Amos, His visit was sadness, pain, judgment:

• Amo 5:16,17 -> “Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord: “In all the squares there shall be wailing, and in all the streets they shall say, ‘Alas! Alas!’ They shall call the farmers to mourning and to wailing those who are skilled in lamentation, and in all vineyards there shall be wailing, for I will pass through your midst,” says the LORD.”.

And the reason can be seen in Amos 2:6-16; 5:7,10-13.

It’s very good to seek Jesus and His will. This was the best decision that I took in my life. Nonetheless, we need to take this seriously. Many people invest their money in high risk investments, even aware that they can lose all their savings (whether in virtue of a falling in stock exchange, bankruptcy or a fraud promoted by scammers). The hope to attain high profits makes them blind and bold to the point of risk everything.

And what about us? How is our faith in Jesus? With Jesus there is no risk (Heb 13:5,6). However, do we have sufficient faith to relinquish all our comfort in this world and put our life in Jesus’ hands, or we are afraid of some “risk”? Recollect that those who don’t believe in the Creator has made Him a liar (1John 5:10).

Let’s be sincere with ourselves. If Jesus is who He said that He is (and He is), why are we so late in hear His voice and live by His will? What did he do to make us suspicious of him?

I know that, many times, the circumstances around us make us to think that He is far off, aloof to all sufferings and injustice in this world. Nonetheless, are we obeying what is written below?

• Amo 5:14,15 -> “Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said. Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.”.

Many times, before some injustice, our first proclivity is to quarrel, ignoring that is written below:

• Pro 17:14 -> “The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.”;

Of course, we can’t stay listless amid all the vicissitudes around us, but remember:

• 2Cor 10:4 -> “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”
• Eph 6:12 -> “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”.

We are here to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” (2Cor 10:5). So:

• Eph 6:11 -> “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

Jesus was clear: the Creator will give justice speedily (Ps 37:5,6; Luke 18:8). Nevertheless, when He comes to us, will he find faith on us (Luke 18:8)? Will His presence be a delight or a reason for fear (as it was with Jacob who was fleeing from Esau after cheat him and his father)?

• Gen 28:16,17 -> “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” “.

So, have a great day abiding in Jesus, so that, when he appears in your life, you may have confidence and not hide from Him in shame (1John 2:28) as it was with Adam and Eve (Gen 3:8-10).