Is there a moment time when God is not present?
Can God the Almighty be lost for a moment, perhaps just for a few seconds? Is there a possibility that God can be lost forever? The Holy Scriptures does not bluntly say it but it does state that it is possible. The Bible itself introduced the possibility and reiterated the consequence of what if. Thus, without God – salvation can be lost forever as well.
We are not certainly making this up but got the idea from the Holy Book. Let us closely study and review the verses I’m referring to. If the Bible was open minded on this controversy, why can’t we?
1 Corinthians 15:26 – The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
According to the verse above, the last enemy was death. Why not lust of the flesh or the devil himself? Why was it that the death was the last enemy? Being the Almighty God, death should not be a problem at all to Him. Death should have no power or influence on Him. He is God the giver and taker of life. Death should never be an issue to Him. After all, God is eternal and immortal.
Why consider death to be His last enemy? Because it really was His enemy
Death became His greatest adversary. Because during those times, He was not God. He was a pure 100% man. When God became man there was absolutely no God in Him and in any way nor there was no Godly character in Him. There was no God in heaven, earth and anywhere else because God became flesh. He was not God but a man. It was an effective transformation. He needed to defeat death as man. It was the greatest challenge of God. The God who can not die experienced death by becoming a man. He needed to be raised by the Spirit whose task is to raise our mortal bodies, Romans 8:11. It was an immense exhibit of faith as man. How salvation can be lost forever? If God did not come back to life, salvation would have been lost.
How did He defeat death? He was the first man to die and be resurrected. He defeated death by rising back from the dead. He proved His promise by performing it all through faith. His promise was life after death and He showed us that it is true. It is the best way to demonstrate and validate His promise which is founded by faith. It was an affirmation of the Spirit whose purpose is to resurrect the dead.
Salvation can be lost forever only if He was defeated by death
Being God, everything was easy and possible. But without God, that was the real challenge. That is why He created His host of angels and made all the natural cycles and systems of all things. God does not need to watch and do all the works in the universe 24/7 forever. Becoming man was the greatest risk of God. Because He can be lost forever. To manifest in flesh was His greatest secret of all that no one knew. No one was able to uncover and expose Him that He will be in flesh as a mere man, not even His angels and the devil. If God hid it, no one can find it unless He reveals it upon His appointed time. God was not weak but when He was a man that was His weakest point in time. He has no power, authority and glory. But He succeeded with flying colors graciously.
1 Corinthians 15:14 – And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
1 Corinthians 15:18 -Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
1 Corinthians 15:21- For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
We believe that God was manifested in flesh. Therefore, Jesus was God from the beginning and beforehand. If Jesus was not risen, then God can be lost forever. Satan’s plan was to kill Jesus and stop Him from preaching the gospel. He thought he had won since Jesus died. But He never knew that Jesus will rise on the third day. That was the very first resurrection of the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:20 – But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
God promised salvation from the old and pushed it through the new times. He didn’t fail us. Jesus rose from the dead and this was never ever done before. Resurrection was a mystery and a controversy until Jesus proved it to us exceptionally. He performed it Himself. He proved us that it was a perfect plan with the greatest promises in a flawless execution. Salvation can be lost but it never did happen. Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, the faithful and true.
May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you today.