GOD’S ULTIMATE SOLUTION

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GOD’S ULTIMATE SOLUTION

Everyone has an ultimate solution. All of us have that one thing that we would do or we would like to have happen that would set us up for life, solve all our problems, permanently. Hitler had his, I have mine, and I am sure you have yours too. Perhaps it’s winning the lottery; or securing that promotion; or penning down that deal. Whatever it is, in our mind’s eye, our ultimate solution is so ideal, so comprehensive and so perfect, it will rid us of all our worries once and for all. Now, have you ever wondered if God has an ultimate solution?

Well, beloved, shall I let you in on a secret? Actually, He has. It is this; ‘come home’.

The penny drops, the balloon is burst and the cynics cry, ‘Here we go again’. But think about it, isn’t that really the ultimate solution that will comprehensively, ideally and perfectly rid us of all our problems, once and for all? And not only will it rid us of our problems, and I am trying to say this as reverently as I can, it will save God the trouble of ever having to hear our prayers and petitions and deal with our problems ever again. True? Because think about it, Jesus did say,

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.” Matthew 6:31-32

God our Father has to deal with all our mundane petitions and requests, things which, honestly, in the schema of His glory and existence, really aren’t that big a deal. Yet to us, they consume us each and every waking, and sometimes even sleeping, moment; so much so that we keep bugging Him about it, day in and day out.

And He has to deal with them all, because Jesus promised us that,

“…whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14

Not only that, He said,

“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24

To make matters worse, God does not do it begrudgingly. He does not look into our problems just because Jesus went and shot His mouth off when He was on earth. Not at all. He sees hears every single prayer, feels every cry, and sees every tear because He loves us; and we know this because Jesus tells us,

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” Matthew 6:25-30

He cares even for the birds and the flowers, now what more you? In fact, Jesus demonstrated the extent of God’s love even before He went to the cross. For when He was about to enter Jerusalem,

“And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” Luke 19:41-44 [ESV]

Jesus saw the consequence of their rejection of His protection and like any loving brother would, He wept. And because, Jesus came down from heaven not to do His own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of our Father, (John 6:38-40), so he who has seen Jesus has seen the Father (John 14:9), we can safely conclude that our Father must have been weeping with Jesus at the knowledge of their rejection too.

I mean think about it. As a parent, you love your child, perhaps even more than you love yourself. And because you love your child that much, would you want to see your child suffer in any way? Would you not do all you can to alleviate your child’s suffering? So,

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11

Therefore my puny logic dictates that ‘come home’ really would be the ultimate solution for both God and us, because when we come home to our Father’s house,

“…God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Indeed, Paul says that

“For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope
That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.” Romans 8:19-22 [AMPC]

And indeed, for us who have put our trust in Jesus, we already have an inheritance that is waiting for us in Heaven for,

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5

So since Jesus has already said,

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3

The sooner He returns, the sooner we go up, the sooner this whole existence of suffering ends, the better, because,

“…behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.” Revelation 22:12

And for God, that will be the end of ever needing to deal with the devil incessantly asking for us, to sift us like wheat. Isn’t that a perfect solution? Now I am not suggesting that we all go out and commit mass suicide to help our Father along. Not at all. This ministry is not a cult and there is only one person who has the right to say,

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” John 10:17-18

And that is Jesus, not us.

Yet God our Father does not make life easy for us, and more importantly for Himself, by ending it all right now. Why?

““For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”” Isaiah 55:8-9

In truth, ‘why’ is not something we need to ask or get our minds around, because since God could end it all with one sweep of His hand, He must have a very good reason why He has not. Yet because He could end it all with a sweep of His hand, do you think that there is any problem that you could be facing that He cannot solve completely, comprehensively, once and for all, right here, right now?

And though we may not understand why God has not yet made life easy for us and for Himself by ending it all, Jesus does gives us some insight as to why God has yet to put in place that ‘ultimate solution’.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
Beloved, Jesus said,

“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.” John 10:16

Indeed, “The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 [AMPC]

So my friend, if you are encountering God for the first time, if you have never known the love of Jesus; or perhaps you have heard of Jesus and have heard of His saving grace that is freely available to you, but have yet to heed His call, then my friend, our Father is waiting especially for you. Jesus is looking for you. You are the one whom He must bring so that there will be one flock and one shepherd. That is how much our Father loves you, that He would be willing to leave the rest of the flock just to look for the one who has strayed. Think about that for a moment.

And as for the rest of us who have believed, do not despair. Our Father has left us our ultimate solution. For when Jesus went to the cross for us,

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

So as He took our rightful punishment for the sins that we have committed, past, present and future; as He exchanged His right standing with God for our sins; as He took the consequence of God’s righteous indignation and wrath for our collective sins on the cross,

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.” Isaiah 53:4-5 [AMPC]

Are you needing restoration in the body? Jesus was broken so that you have the right to claim wholeness for yours.

Are you needing restoration in your finances? Remember,

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9

Are you needing strength to fight temptation? Remember,

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

For in the end, we can

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 3:16

For just like “Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.” 1 Peter 1:7 [MSG]

Our Father is not done making you famous.

So my friend, have you had a chance to think about just how much Jesus loves you? Have you had a chance to experience the Spirit’s leading? If you have and you would like to partake of God’s ultimate solution for us, then say this to Him right now.

“Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You that though I was lost, You went in search for me. And though You found me, You did not force me back into Your presence but gently and lovingly tended to me till I consented to be carried back to the fold. Father I consent. Carry me back into Your presence. I accept the blood of Jesus as the reason why I can be right with You right now. I accept that the death He died is the reason why I am now dead to sin, and it no longer has any power over me. I accept that rising, He has also given me eternal life through Him. Thank You Father for waiting for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Beloved, child of God, when troubles assail, never forget just what kind of life our Father originally purposed for us to have,

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26

And never forget the kind of life Jesus came to bring.

“I come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

God wants you to have an abundant life; whatever we ask for, He will do; He will never let any temptation overwhelm us; and whatever trials we have, they are there for His glory and to redound to our faith. Now, the easiest solution was for God to rapture you up the minute you accepted Christ. Yet He chose the more difficult option of keeping us here and keeping watch over us. So do you think there is anything here that is too difficult for Him to handle?

Our Father has already given us Jesus, our ultimate solution. In Him is the solution to all our problems, for from Him come the promises for every situation we could ever face. So take hold of your ultimate solution and let Him work mightily in your life.

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