In the concluding part of our series on “Biblical Scars”, today we shall focus on two more types of the same…
Supernal and Sublime…
“‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’–these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.” (1 Cor. 2:9-10 ESV).
One of the supernal and sublime glories which doubtless await those who carried the “Scar of the Cross” (in their hearts) in their sincere walk with the Lord would be another “Eternal scar of glory” in their foreheads. Let the Scripture take over at this stage…
“…and His Name will be on their foreheads” (Rev. 22:4 ESV).
When one considers that His Name is matchless (Phil 2:9), one would get a faint idea of the glories awaiting him/her at the “other end of the Horizon”. No wonder Paul says, when comparing our present “sufferings” with the stored-up “glories”: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Rom. 8:18 ESV)
Scary and Shirk…
In the last days, the False Prophet, at the behest of the “King” (Anti-Christ) will insist that everyone bear a “scar” on their hand or forehead. In our day of microchips, this actually seems like a plausible thing! In so doing, they are nose-thumbing, so to speak, the Scriptural instruction and the compliance thereof (Ex 13:9 TLB) expected of God’s people during the Biblical times.
Those who “wear that scary (spiritually-speaking that is) scar”, without shirking it, will come directly under the scanner of God’s wrath (Rev. 16). Talk about “out of the frying pan, into the fire!”
For all those reading this piece, a gentle–albeit firm–warning…If you have not accepted Christ yet as your Saviour, and if the results of His saving grace (recorded inActs 9:31) seen in His people (who personify “the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit”) do not apply to you, then now is the time for you to take that “leap of faith” (2 Cor 6:2). Please do not delay. I would urge you to pray this prayer of confession sincerely and immediately:
“Heavenly Father, I am a sinner by birth and choice. I believe Your Son Jesus as the Scriptures foretold came into this World and died an atoning death for my sins. I accept Him as my Lord and Saviour, this very moment. Release that Heavenly comfort of the Holy Spirit into my heart, as proof of your forgiveness of all my sins and the birth of a new life in me. In Jesus’ Name I Pray. Amen”.
This Writer who prayed this prayer 33 years ago, and by His grace is “walking in the fear and in the comfort of His Holy Spirit” thence, is always available to clarify all of your Biblical queries, especially on all the signs which are all around us pointing towards the inevitable imminent second coming of Christ. Please reply to this email and ask for my address. I will be happy to respond to you…Until the rapture, that is!
Prayer: Father, it is my earnest prayer that if there are any readers of this piece to whom Acts 9:31 does not apply, please stir-up their hearts to make the confessional prayer immediately to accept Your Son as their Saviour. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
An unworthy servant
J and SM Ministries
(To access the entire “Scary and Not-so-Scary” mini-series, please click here.)