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If you really want to know why and how things consist and exist you must go to the Word of God. The Word of God is the only assurance, absolute, and authority of God. If you want to know about Abe Lincoln, go to a history book. But if you want to know about God, you must go to the Bible. Jesus is God in a body. The church is God in believers. The Bible is God in a book. It is the only book that reveals God to man. The Bible states, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen.1:1) Thousands of years later, the New Testament states, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible… all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Col.1:16-17). The word “consist” means to be in a fixed state; made and held together; to be compatible. (Webster’s). It is amazing that at the time of creation, God created all things to continually consist and continually exist unto this day. A Scientist said, “We cannot create, but only discover, things that already exist. It seems when we open one door, there are seven more locked and unopened. We know certain things work but we do not know how and why.” A group of scientists decided to create man without God. As they scooped up the dirt. God said, “Get your own dirt.” Man must create from something, but God created from nothing.

Without God, there would be no beginnings. God is totally self-existent within Himself. God also created all things to be continually self-existing and continually self-consisting. Just because you do not see God, does not mean He does not exist. A blind person can not see colors, but they still exist. A deaf person can not hear music, but music still exists. Because you do not understand, does not mean it does not exist. You don’t understand gravity, but it still exists.

If God just withheld His existence for just five minutes, all would cease to exist. Think about it! Take a deep breath and be thankful that you still exist. Open your heart and believe (John 1:12). You exist because of the existence of an almighty God. God has given you a mind to think, a heart to know and a will to decide. There was a time you did not exist, but there will not be a time you will cease to exist. You have an eternal soul. You are not a body with a soul, but a soul with a body. Your body will die, but you will still exist. You also have an unavoidable appointment with an inescapable God. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb.9:27). Your choice while you exist, will determine where you will exist forever (John 3:16). This is how things consist and exist.

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