What Happens When God Comes Close to the Earth?

"At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom."

"At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom."

We are continuing our blog series on the image and likeness of God. When God comes close to the earth, what happens?

“The LORD reigns,
let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
let the earth shake.” (Psalm 99:1)

Let’s look at a few of the past moves of God…

When God made Israel His people,  He came upon Mount Sinai and invited them up.  The mountain trembled and quaked.  The people were terrified.  Only Moses could ascend the mountain and speak to God face to face.

When Jesus finished the work of conquering Sin and Death, there was darkness over the land and the earth shook!

“From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land….  51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split…  54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:45, 51, 54)

Notice any earthquakes lately?   Paul explained that creation groans waiting for the sons of God to be revealed.  This is the way of God.  He has been giving, and will continue to give more signs to us.  You must remember…

“do not fear what they fear,
and do not dread it.
The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread,
and he will be a sanctuary;” (Isaiah 8:12b-14a)

He is your sanctuary and your rock.  No matter how bad things seem, he will provide a way for you.  Do not fear.  He loves you and is working out the best possible outcome for you.

This is Part 10 in the series Bearing the Image and Likeness of God. To continue with this series, click on Pt 11. To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, please read Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5, Pt 6Pt 7, Pt 8 and Pt 9.

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