I so love how the Holy Spirit works. This morning I awoke with the song “You Are God Alone” by one of my all time favorite Christian groups Phillips, Craig and Dean. We sang this song in church last Sunday. The chorus goes like this:

    You are God alone
    From before time began
    You were on Your throne
    Your are God alone
    And right now
    In the good times and bad
    You are on Your throne
    You are God alone

I can so testify that in the good times and bad, God is on His throne and He alone is God. Now here is the Holy Spirit part. I could not get that song out of my head this morning so I just thought, I’ll have to listen to it and just enjoy it. But the Holy Spirit seemed to be prompting me to write about it, but I had no idea about what. Then I began my morning reading; I read Proverbs 18 and began reading Psalms 86-90 for today and I came across this:

    “Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like Your works. All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God.” (Psalm 86:8-10)

I became so overcome by heavenly joy that all I could say is, “Thank you Jesus.”

Beloved, does God give you pleasant morsels of Scripture to feast on and begin your day fully satisfied in Him?

I have tears of joy welling up in my eyes because to receive such sweet, spiritual manna from Heaven proves that we have a merciful and loving God because I am so unworthy of His blessings.

Psalm 86 is David’s prayer for mercy, but he doesn’t just pray for God’s mercies as some spoiled child looking for a way out of a jam. No, David concentrates on the glory of God and all He does. Look at how David begins his prayer:

    “Bow down Your ear, O LORD, hear me; for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am holy; You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You! Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I cry to You all day long. Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” (Psalm 86:1-5)

LOOK AT THAT! David’s attitude and posture before Almighty God is not one of those “name and claim it” preachers who strut like a rooster on their stages every Sunday trying convince their flock (of which they are about to fleece) and tell them they have not because they ask not. Now just a minute Bro Dave, Jesus said we have not because we ask not. No, his brother James said it and he also said we have not because we ask amiss.

David went before the LORD as one who is poor and needy but also as one who is holy.

I cannot always say that I go before God as one who is holy. And we have received a commandment to be holy because God is holy. We have been given the greatest commandment by both Moses and Jesus to love God with all we are because He alone is God.

    “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you—‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’ Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:1-4)

    “Jesus said to him, ‘“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.” And the second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.’” (Matthew 22:37-40)

Am I ready to proclaim the sovereignty of Jesus Christ who is the Incarnate God, the one and the only path to heaven?

Am I ready to rebut the false teaching that there are many paths to God?

Am I ready to defend the exclusivity of Christ knowing that I will be accused of being intolerant to others’ beliefs?

I will be if I keep myself saturated in the Scriptures and have on the full armor of God to include “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17b).

All religions do not lead to God because all religions except Christianity believe in a works-based salvation; you have to earn your way to Heaven. Christianity is a grace-based salvation; you have to believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.

    “But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?”’ (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, ‘“Who will descend into the abyss?”’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? ‘“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”’ (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For ‘“whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’” (Romans 10:6-13)

Both ways to heaven cannot be right.

One can be right and one can be wrong.

Or both can be wrong.

I take my stand with King David.

I will proclaim to the Lord of Heaven, “You are God alone.”

In Christ
Ps. 37:4

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