“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
Wow. Those are brawny words. They are the kind meant to put hair on the face of any babe in the Word of God. To “assume” anything about them, would be a rookie mistake. That’s why we don’t want to be worldly rookies, we want to be the Master’s Rookie. I’d like to go over a few keys on how to become Master’s Rookie. We’re all rookies at this job of being God’s Ambassadors. Every rookie needs someone to take them under their wing and show them the ropes. Translated to Christian-eese that is someone who can and will help you learn to hear God’s undeniable voice. Once you can hear Him, you graduate to the Master’s Rookie.
One of the first keys for beginners is learning what keeps you from hearing God’s voice. Yep, you guessed it that is sin.
Sin is the world’s oldest, but not our biggest problem.
It was God’s biggest obstacle in fellowshipping with His children. He gave us freewill so we could love Him all we wanted and choose a blessed life. He set up ideals, and put wonderful checks and balances in place to help us stay on track and then He put us in paradise. Then along came sin. It did what that verse above in Isaiah said it did. It cut off the fellowship between God and the person who did the sin. Let’s say you turn on the camera on your computer so you can talk on Skype. Sin would be the black marker and the mute button. It wipes out your ability to hear and see the other person. Now let’s imagine that you had to perform an emergency heart surgery and you had a doctor on the other end of that line telling you what to do. More importantly, you needed him to see the progress so you could make the next cut. How would you feel if that was your child or your friend in need of your help? Do you see how much sin changes things? God is invisible, He had to make a way for us to get that line of communication back open easily. He had to have a cleaner for that permanent marker and mute button. The solution was Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the one that, while our hands are full at surgery, we ask God for forgiveness and Jesus wipes the lens. He un-mutes the mute button. We needed him.
Here is the procedure God set up so we could have constant fellowship with Him and become a member of His family.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10
Before this, opening that fellowship back up with the Master was a far more difficult set of procedures. Today, we are the benefactors of a simplified process and the joy of being adopted into God’s household. Now we can talk and fellowship with God as much as our heart’s content.
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” Ephesians 2:18
We have 24 hours a day access for whenever we need it. Fellowship was the key to God’s plan. He wanted a family. He wanted to help us when we have emergency heart surgery, or just how to be kind to a friend. He is our Father. Tomorrow, we’ll go over some of the rookie mistakes people make and how to correct them. In the mean time read chapter 1-2 of Ephesians.
God bless you today!