Years ago I heard the story of the death of Aldous Huxley, the great skeptic and humanist. According to the story, the woman who took care of him at the end of his life was with him at the moment of death. At the very last, he looked off into some vision and said, “So it is true!”
So it is true. Recently I have had several wonderful answers to prayer. I confess to being a worrier from time to time. 😉 I tend to anticipate trouble. Maybe there is a part of me (my flesh, I suppose) that would rather be pleasantly surprised than terribly disappointed. So I anticipate bad things and am surprised when good things come. And, again I confess, in those times a little part of me says, “So it is true!”
Perhaps it was the leading of the Spirit that gave the song, Jesus Loves Me, to the children. Christian children learn that song from the youngest age. Think about the words:Jesus loves me, this I know For the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong They are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.
Wow! Really? Do you know how many people have written to me telling me that they can no longer find the love of God for them in the Bible? What happened?
Well, I will be blunt. The unbelief of others connected with the natural unbelief of the flesh and the assurance of God’s love was lost. Satan’s greatest tool is the lie. The lie says that God has lied. From the first question presented to Adam and Eve, the goal of the evil one is to cultivate unbelief in our hearts.
Why are people who remain in their sins called “unbelievers”? Because that is the only real sin that matters. The only sin that can separate us from the Lord is unbelief.
And even believers can miss out on the wonders and privileges of salvation by not believing. They know the Lord and they trust in His saving work, but they find it hard to believe that He will really provide and protect, sanctify and justify, and everything else.
Once again, the story of the Exodus is helpful. Why did the people wander in the wilderness? Only because of unbelief.
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Hebrews 3:19
What will it be like when we fully and freely believe? I guess it will be Heaven!