Profit and loss. The entire world is based on these two concepts. Absolutely everything we do contains things that are considered profitable, and those things that are considered loss.
In every possible way, creation has been subjected to loss. It takes serious diligence to build and maintain anything. And if we are slack, we will quickly witness our work returning to “nothing” from which it came.
This is true of material things. It is true of our relationships with one another. It is true of all “life”, which is so very abundant in this world, And it is absolutely true of Spiritual things.
“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3) We could easily say that all creation was created from what was “not”. And if left alone, to its origin all things glide. Creation could easily be perceived as a great splash in an eternal ocean. The water will reclaim its equality of height, by absolute necessity.
It is the blessing of God to provide Life. It is the curse of God to restrain His hand. That’s all it takes for man to experience loss. Just as we can produce loss by neglect, so it is with God.
He is the Sustainer of all things. But even the idea that something must be sustained, indicates that it tends to obliteration.
There are two promises from God. If you will consistently turn to me, I will sustain you. But as you desire your own strength, you will suffer loss. The first promise leads to eternal life in Christ Jesus, for God offers no other source of blessing and life. The second is simply our natural destination; we came from nothing, and to that nothing we will return. But God offers eternal life to every soul that will turn to His Holy Son in faith.
I know that there is a massive misunderstanding of these things. Man thinks that he can save himself. How can you save yourself if your hands are busy trying to hold up your own roof? What knowledge do you have of eternity? Isn’t it true that eternity is only a concept within the heart of every man who ever lived? We are born and die. That’s not eternity, friends!
What do we know of Holy Sustaining? We can’t even make it through an entire day without causing some sort of destruction. We crush a bug as we walk. We speak an unholy word in casual conversation, or we do not speak what is holy when it should have been spoken.
Proof lies abundant within us, that we can’t sustain anything for very long. Quickly, the glide to oblivion pushes past our strength to keep things going. We are, by nature, walking death. God alone, and this in His Holy and Righteous Son, is LIFE.
Make your own choice. Consider these things with the utmost diligence, or relegate these promises to obscurity. Choose death or Life. The one is a given, we slide through time to the place of obliteration without any effort at all. But life must be gained from He who is Life, Christ Jesus, the Holy Son of the Living God.