‘The work is already done. . . the war is already won

First of all, I would like to say blessings to everyone reading this article. Please believe and receive in the “spirit” in which it is offered, which is the spirit of love.

I base my opinions on my personal experiences and on the revelation (the Holy Bible) that allowed me to believe and live the eternal principles presented therein.

Sir Isaac Newton, a renowned scholar and teacher, believes that the origin date of what we now call the universe, specifically the planet called Earth, is between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago. The phrase “in the beginning” clearly states that there was a “beginning” and that there was also an experience before that time in which God dwelt, hence the phrase “in the beginning.”

Some of the most significant concepts (truths) established in this first scripture (given to Moses and later to others) were recorded, written on animal skins and papyrus, or chiseled in stones, preserved for that we can study and learn from our first beginnings.

1. There was a beginning in which God spoke these mighty, mighty words, “Let it be.” Under his command what we call the universe was established, the planets, the stars, all matter and the invisible forces that produce energy, i.e. wind, gravity, the elements radiant, etc.

2. There remains a record of how and when these things took place recorded in ancient writings.

I had the powerful experience of standing inches from one of these “testaments” called the Dead Sea Scrolls which got their name from the area where they were discovered, estimated to be over 1000 years. Wow! I was amazed to see the evidence of God’s sacred words imparted to men.

You see, God has a greater plan for mankind than the time we have here on earth. Along the way, He had chosen certain men whom we today call prophets and teachers to ensure that all men would know of His existence and also for the glorious and eternal plan of redemption (Jesus) that He has for each from U.S. He revealed this plan to men through prophets and apostles by calling them to service to witness to the nature of his divine plan and future for mankind.

This all sounds pretty good until an adversary, a mighty angel named Lucifer (Satan) seduced by pride and arrogance decides to challenge and overthrow God and there is war in heaven. Satan and many of his followers were defeated and cast out of heaven and down to live on earth. And know it, he, Satan, remains at work. He is a liar and the father of lies and does his best to deceive those he can. Yet his future is secure, and not good.

There is so much more to say and I invite you to call me for coffee or just to visit if you have any questions or comments. May God bless you abundantly.

“What if I told you that the work has already been done; What if I told you that the war is already won?

This is the best news ever! (lyrics from a contemporary Christian praise song).

Reverend Patrick Serna is the Senior Pastor of Highway International Christian Fellowship/Christian and Missionary Alliance in Fairfield. Contact him at 707-372-1281.

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