Apostle Grace Lubega
Exodus 33:20 (KJV); And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Recent church history has a very sad account of a once renowned televangelist and minister of the gospel. His name was Charles Bradley Templeton. In the 1940s and 1950s, his name was widely known, and he drew crowds in the thousands, much like his then close friend, the late Billy Graham with whom he had co-founded Youths For Christ International.
At some point in his journey of salvation, Charles Templeton developed doubts about his faith and the God he had once served so diligently. In his search for answers, he enrolled in the Princeton Theological Seminary. By the end of his quest for answers, he was an agnostic. He wrote a book titled, Farewell to God: My Reasons For Rejecting the Christian Faith.
Charles Templeton’s story is unique, only in the sense that it made it into the public arena and culminated into a book that stands as a dent in his testimony. However, in many other aspects, it is quite common. Christians reject the faith every day. Every day, a believer somewhere in the world denounces God and betrays everything he once believed.
The answer is in our theme scripture. They did not have a full vision of who God is. When a man sees God, he dies. And many things are true about dead men: they do not draw back; they do not take their hands off the plough; they do not question their faith.
Some of us assume we believe in God. What we should be asking ourselves is, ‘are we really dead?’ ‘Have we truly seen God?’ It is not about the doubts, it is how alive we are in the flesh because we have not seen Him.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 6:11, Galatians 2:19-21
GOLDEN NUGGET: When a man sees God, he dies. And many things are true about dead men: they do not draw back; they do not take their hands off the plough; they do not question their faith.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this word that You have brought to my spirit today. Thank You for opening my eyes to the death that I must experience in order to live unto You. Thank You for showing me how to truly see You. I yield to Your Spirit and power to show me the true vision of who You are, in Jesus’ name, Amen.