Let’s Talk About Someone Bigger Than Life (Part 1)

Dear Visionary Leader:

We have been teaching through the Book of Ephesians, calling the series,Living Life From An Heavenly Edge. In our last three brief messages, we have learned the basis of unity of the church and the seven truths that are seven pillars of our faith.
One of those great truths, and the climatic truth of all of them, is in Ephesians 4: 6 that says, there is “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
I would like to share some “God thoughts” with you. When we talk about God, it is the biggest subject of all. Yet, there are some things that we can know about God, and we can know God without knowing everything about God.
God Is Above All
First, God is above all. And, that speaks to me of the greatness of God. There are some who do not even believe that there is a God who is above all. As a matter of fact, people tell us that it is difficult to believe. Yet the opposite is true. It is impossible, really, not to believe if you are a thinking person at all.
If you don’t believe in God, then you believe that the universe is self-existing, and that all matter came out of nothing. If you believe that matter came out of nothing, then you believe that unaided dead matter produced life; there was this spontaneous combustion of life. Then you believe that by sheer accident, living matter produced a mind. You take a step further and believe that mind produced a conscience. In summary, you believe that out of chaos came the cosmos, that order came out of disorder, and chance just produced it all!
Now, if someone really believes that, I don’t think they are an intellectual; I believe they have rooms to rent upstairs unfurnished. To think that matter came out of nothing and it is self-existing is ridiculous. Then, to think that life came out of dead, inanimate matter is insane. We know that there is a God above all.
George Gallup once said, “I could prove God exist statistically. Take the human body alone. The chance that all of its functions could just happen is a statistical monstrosity.”
I have been reading about the research done on the human genome. Scientists are in awe of the intricacies of the human body. Where there is design, there must be a designer.

In Romans 1:20 we read, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
Hebrews 3:4 states, “For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.” If you don’t accept that God is above all, do you know what you believe? You believe in a design without a designer; you believe in a creation without a Creator; you believe in an effect without a cause.
Electricity, to many of us, is an effect. Yet, we don’t understand electricity. Einstein said before he died, he hoped to understand electricity, but he confessed that he never did. Well, I don’t understand electricity either, but I don’t intend to sit around in the dark until I do. You don’t have to understand God to experience God. You can see and feel the effect of God.
Dr. Edwin Conklin, a noted biologist in the past, stated, “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of an unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.”
Why do people refuse to believe in this God who is above all? Well, Psalm 14:1: “The fool has said in his heart, There is no God…” The phrase “there is” is supplied. What it really says is “The fool has said in his heart, no God…” That is, he just doesn’t want God. He refuses God and it is not a matter of the intellect; it is really a matter of the heart.
The reason that people don’t want to believe in God is they don’t want to be accountable to God. When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, but became vain in their imaginations and they just simply say, “No God.”

There is a story about an old Arab. He had come to the end of his journey and the sun had already set. He got down off his camel, lit his lamp, reached into his knapsack, and pulled out one of three dates that he had for his evening meal. He took the first date and held it up to the lantern and looked at it, and it had a worm in it, so he threw it over his shoulder, into the sandy darkness. Reached in his knapsack and took out the other date and held it up to the lantern. It had a worm in it. He threw it over his shoulder and into the darkness. Reached in the knapsack and pulled out the third date, blew out the lantern, and ate the date.
This is similar to what the unbeliever in God does. He just says, “I don’t want the light to shine upon me because I’m going to eat this date.” He doesn’t want the truth and, therefore, he cannot find the truth. I hope you learn that God is above all. This speaks of the greatness of God. I’m so grateful that God exists. Aren’t you glad there’s a God that you can praise? Our prayer should be for the whole world to know the true God of the Universe!
Until The Last Person Has Heard,
Dr. James. O. Davis
Global Church Network
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