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What Past?

God has no plan for the past. The past is gone. It is over. We should not bring up the past unless it is to deal with something and clear it up once and for all. He has provided a tree-the Cross-to deal with wounds from the past that might linger in the subconscious and unconscious mind.

God has a plan for now and for the future. That plan has an eternal purpose, and it shall come to pass! We send out missionaries into all parts of the world to minister Christ to the unbelievers. Every time they come back, they say, "Those people are living now. Those who were dead in their sins are alive! They are alive forever, and they are in God’s plan."

We have been commended unto God and to the word of His grace. A ministry that does not magnify the Word based on grace is a ministry that is still in the Old Covenant. Except for a few choice words that complement the New Testament, some people have never come out of the old. Yet, God wants to bring us into His river of life where everything is new. The power of God is so great, so beautiful. The power of the river carries us through; we do not swim. The current comes from heaven, flowing into the marriage, into the family, into friendships. Even in indifferences, God takes us over.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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