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Phil Wyatt When the Blessing Ends - June 27, 2021
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Proverbs 16:4 "The LORD has made all for Himself, yes, even the wicked for the day of doom"

This can be a difficult verse

When John was in heaven, he heard a massive crowd around God's throne shouting,
"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; For You created ALL THINGS, and by Your will they exist and were created" (Rev 4:11)

THAT is the point of this Proverb

Has a Creator
And each is alive today because God has preserved them
This is why Paul wrote, "We trust in the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe." (1 Tim 4:10)

God's grace actively holds together all creation at this very moment (Hb 1:3)
And this includes "good people" and "bad people"

BUT, don't be confused
It never says God created WICKEDNESS
That is a very important difference!

In Genesis 1 God created light
Did He create darkness?

Darkness (whether physical or spiritual) is simply the absence of light
It's an emptiness

You don't need to create an "emptiness"
Just as no one needed to "create" darkness

So, where does wickedness (a.k.a. spiritual darkness) come from?

It is the emptiness that exists when you do not have the light of God in your life

"God is light and in Him is no darkness at all" (1 Jn 1:5)
More specifically, "In [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of men" (Jn 1:4)

So, our verse reminds us today that there is darkness around us, but that it will not continue forever

"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Pt 3:13)

There will soon be a day, when we also hear
"A loud voice from heaven saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.'" (Rev 21:3)

Then there will be, "no need of the sun or of the moon to shine...for the glory of God [will] illuminate it. The Lamb is its light." (Rev 21:23)

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"For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."

2 Corinthians 4:5-7
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This Fellowship is a body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our desire is to worship Him and know Him more fully.

We are a non-denominational fellowship that rests firmly in God's grace. We believe that His unconditional love led Him to the cross where He died for the sins of the world and rose from the dead three days later, overcoming death and sin for those who believe in Him.

We believe that the evidence of a maturing church is faith, hope, and love. Therefore, we emphasize the teaching of the Scriptures as God's inspired, infallible, inerrant Word that our faith might grow. We know faith comes by hearing and learning the Word of God. We also live in the anticipation of the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The fruit of the Spirit is love and it is by our love for one another that the world will know that we are followers of Jesus Christ.

We gather to lift the name of Jesus in worship and praise. He is our hope! May the Lord bless you as we worship and learn from Him together.

Travis Hunt
Head Teacher
Ron Rust
Associate Pastor/Counseling
Terry Nelson
Jason O'Connor
Tim Payne
Chris Sexton
Youth Ministry
John Wheeler
Phil Wyatt
Men's Ministry

Don Ledbetter
Aaron Wyatt
Steve Lounsbury
"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen."

Romans 11:36
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Camas Valley, OR 97416

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