On April 24, 1992 we read that the “Big Bang” had been confirmed by scientists. They were thrilled to believe they had found the beginning of the universe.
“A Very Big Bang,” is what Patricia and Robert Mondore titled their follow-up article. Using the Bible they showed us God’s version of the Big Bang. “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made…For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:6,9). God speaks with “A Very Big Bang” when he wants to!
John, Jesus’ disciple, writes in his first letter about the Big Bang “beginning” of God’s Good News. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.” (1 John 1:1–2)
Later, John writes in his Gospel about God’s Big Bang sound as “the Word.” The sound that leads to sight and light.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1–5, TNIV)
God’s Big Bang sound begins visible creation! God speaks, “Let there be light, and there was light!” (Genesis 1:2)
Later, Jesus used Big Bang technology when he said to the raging sea, “Peace! Be still!” The water obeyed.
Jesus used Big Bang technology when shouting, “Lazarus! Come forth!” And, Lazarus came forth from the grave!
Jesus cried with a Big Bang on the cross. With a loud voice he shouted, “It is finished!” And the work of paying for and removing our sins was complete!
He teaches us to use Big Bang skills saying, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and do not doubt in your heart but believe that what you say will happen, it will be done for you.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”” (Mark 11:20–25, TNIV)
Got a mountain blocking you? Big Bang it! Speak and tell it to move out of the way.
Got a need, or desire, or a “whatever”? Big Bang it! Ask God for it. Then praise him by faith for the answer.
Got a blockage of unforgiveness toward anyone—God, another person, or yourself? Big Bang it! Purposely, specifically, forgive. Then your load of unforgiveness will be removed and you will be set free!
Say it! Believe it! Then see it!
That’s the Big Bang way!
“Giv’m heaven!”—John Parker
John Parker serves with Connections Simple Church of Chowchilla meeting 10 AM Sundays at Carty Center, 609 W. Robertson Blvd. Learn more at: www.simplechurchsuccess.com or contact John at (209) 564-7201
The Chowchilla News Pastor’s Commentary by John Parker for Wednesday, August 10, 2016