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Why Does God Hide From People? - 07/04/2013

Why does it seem that God is so far away? Is he not willing to help? “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear, 2. But your iniquities have separated you from your God. Your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”   Isaiah 59:1-2, NIV. POWER VS WILL Of course God is able. He is all powerful, and as Ruler of the universe He can command all circumstances. "His arm is not too short." He can reach down from heaven into the mess of our world and do whatever is necessary. He can hear us calling out to Him, for "his ear is not too dull to hear." What is frightening is that "he will not hear." If it was just a matter of God not being able then we could shout louder, or send up darker smoke signals, or clang a gong; but if he "will not" then we have no hope except to bow to His will and obey. US VS GOD Why does God refuse to act? One explanation is that our iniquities, (sins), have hidden us from God, and our "sins have hidden his face" from us. When someone is offended they may turn away from you on purpose. Our sin causes God to do just that. God is holy and pure, He cannot allow His holiness or purity to be tarnished or compromised by sin. Sin is the big barrier between God and mankind. FORGIVENESS Redemption, forgiveness of sin, and salvation are through the person and work of Jesus, who lay down his life to take away the punishment of sin. God the Judge of the universe put our sins on Jesus who took the...

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