Why is God invisible to us?

I look at creation, the ocean, galaxies far away, tiny molecules. There is PROOF of design everywhere in everything if we look deep enough. But why does God hide himself? This is the fun part and what I

And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”
Revelation 5:10 NKJV

It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.
Proverbs 25:2 NLT

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
Romans 1:20 NKJV

But why conceal the truths of His creation? Why is it not plain to see for everyone?

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Ephesians 3:8‭-‬9 KJV

God knew we would not believe, He has hidden Himself in creation so we will search, as we do all over the world. For the truth.

I have much more to say to you, but right now it would be more than you could understand. The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. The Spirit doesn’t speak on his own. He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen.
John 16:12‭-‬13 CEV

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
Romans 11:34 ESV

Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him? Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say, ‘You have done wrong’?
Job 36:22‭-‬23 ESV

Consider this next time you see the stars, glorious sunset or the hills and valleys. Look at creation and consider a God who created it all!

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8‭-‬9 ESV

Who am I, My Testimony

Timothy Webber
Born: Melbourne 1979
Lives: Adelaide
Works: Teen Challenge South Australia
Family: Born to Ruth and Phil, sisters; Jenni, Kelly, Claire and Karen. Never married

My name is Timothy Webber. I was raised in Adelaide Australia, attend church mostly the ones my dad ministered at. Even with a pastor father this does not mean their kids will behave or even follow their faith.

I did believe in God as ap boy, by teenage years I found myself very shy and lonely and began to blame God. So by the time I left home to work at age 16 I was no longer a Christian and even tore pages of my Bible.

The next 10 years I worked full time, bought a house and then another. Had friends most much younger. Started binge drinking alcohol at regular parties (started drinking my mom’s wine age 13, after school. Yes she knows this now) then aged 22 began smoking marijuana.

By age 21 I was sick of being alone and began abusing alcohol. Simple reason is to take away thoughts of loneliness. Then I found pot to be far more effective at numbing the mind. The next few years, daily using drugs and/or alcohol daily! Even using whilst at work. This took its toll on my body and by 2008 I was very sick, Physically and mentally. Lost my job and was looking vague, like a ghost of a man. Only by the grace of God am I still alive, several stories could I tell that I probably should NOT have survived!

So in 2006 after losing my job and several hospital admissions, instead of talking another job. Living with parents (Still owned a house) but my dad convinced me to go to rehab.

Teen Challenge South Australia. Teen Challenge is a 12 month live in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for adults, despite the name. This is a Christian run, Bible based rehab.

I was still mad at God, if he existed. My mind was that God and the devil were the same person and I called him Dave! A few years prior, whilst stoned and watching Bruce almighty. When his phone rings and it’s God calling, I can remember this sense over me. God said “I will save you now if you Will trust me” Me, crying, thought having paused the movie

Then I said. Nup, I am too sad, depressed and lonely thanks God, but no thanks.

So. I find myself in rehab. Only one other student who entered the same day was in the program. After four days having entered on monday October 16 2006. My life would change, I gave my life to Christ.

Thursday October 19 2006AD or CE (Christs Existence) I met the RISEN Lord Jesus Christ.

After FOUR days of having my questions answered. Whilst in town getting my birth certificate for Centrelink, having been born in Melbourne. On a sunny spring afternoon. Looking up at the blue sky. I asked God to forgive my son’s and became a Christian! This other guy, prooving how real the unseen spiritual world is. Left the program

This other guy. Had a NIGHTMARE. With the solid Bible teaching we had even in just 3 days. The devil DOES NOT LIKE TO LOSE

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 ESV

So this nightmare. This poor kid dreams that the devil is dragging him out! Wow. And he left. The day I gave my life to Christ

Then God does something remarkable! I find myself the only male student in the program. The three women were at a seperate location. So with staff teachers and overnight volunteers (Teen Challenge needs volunteers to run. Contact me if you are interested in Adelaide) so I read the Bible!

You may have noticed in my blog that I love to pull apart the Bible. I opened up in Genesis chapter one and in 8 weeks when the next men entered rehab, I had read the whole Bible. Cover to Cover. Why? To know what was in there! I read the NLT. I personally prefer the KJV and NKJV but I use many translations and am aware of the errors. Anyway. So in eight weeks I had read the Bible. Now I open the King James and start cross referencing and linking everything together. Wow life!

In May 2007 I left the program and enrolled into full time batchelor of ministry. Why not right? I have been called by God to be a teacher and possibly a pastor! Sounds like the logical next move? I’m except I left school age 16, never written an essay. Do not like study and failed English, simply because I didn’t need to learn what I already knew right? So if you see grammatical errors on my blog, I care little. I try my best to communicate what God has put on my heart. Just like Peter and John, uneducated fishermen who wrote the most amazing letters the world has ever seen.

Anyway I pressed on. Began to write essays and after six weeks of full time Bible college at University legal. Which I thought I was doing ok with. Problem is, just like that kid who left. SATAN DOWS NOT WANT ANYONE WALKING WITH JESUS THE LIFE GOD INTENDED. So not an excuse but a reality. I went back to drinking every day and quickly dropped out.

I had sold my house and has lots of money in my bank! Due to stress went into the pub every afternoon after school or gym, sitting at the bar and knocking down pints of Cooper’s sparkling ale. Eventually my money ran out. Went back to the sole and drinking cask wine before turning back to marijuana

But Timothy! You are a Christian, you have your life to Christ and are a new creation! What on earth are you doing?

Good question!

In Exodus we see Israel brought out of slavery in Egypt and then they went straight into the promised land! Isn’t that what happened? We come to Christ and all our problems disappear? This next bit is the most important for new and battling Christians to grasp. It is call being led through the wilderness.

Israel like us, saved by the blood of the lamb. Israel had lambs blood on the door posts in Egypt and the angel of the Lord struck the Egyptian first born but PASSED OVER the Israeli when he saw the blood. Jesus Christ, the lamb of God. Hung on a cross and his blood, the blood of the lamb, redeemed us!

So Israel led by Moses, crossed the Red sea, baptized into Moses. We are baptized into Christ. Israel entered the wilderness for a time of testing, Jesus entered the wilderness after baptism for a time of testing. So are we Les into the wilderness to see if we will actually be led by the Holy spirit like Jesus did. After 40 days Jesus overcame Satan and entered into His Fathers promises. Israel because of disobedience, spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness and sadly, do many of us.

So I spent 13 years in the wilderness. Learning, reading and studying the Bible bit still trapped in addition. Several more attempts at secular rehab and somehow keeping up an active church life.

Then, knowing that I was probably meant to be involved with teen challenge, due to circumstances with my disabled house mate, who has since gone to be with out Lord, pain free amen! I found myself homeless and God made the way for me to return to teen challenge as a student.

You see, when I turned 39 in December 2018 I panicked about being 40 and lonely. Went back to daily drinking alcohol. Several months later God, as He does, picked me back up and placed me back in teen challenge. Now, a year on having completed the program and spent the first few months seeking God. He kepe waiting to see if I would push through.

I waited patiently for the Lord ; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord . Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
Psalm 40:1‭-‬4 ESV

I knew early on back in rehab that I was supposed to stay and use the gift of teaching in teen challenge. When corona hit Adelaide and we got isolated, nearing the end for me, I was asked to run our Friday night chapel, given nobody could come in or go out. Such a blessing for me and this is life!

Currently at Bible school, when I return to SA to start my work as an intern with TCSA, we will see what God wants to do with the ministry!

If you are or know someone trapped in addiction and think teen challenge can help, contact me or TCSA (Currently only men’s program due to funding, please donate) timothyW79@outlook.com

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Bible interpretation. Can we trust the Bible?

I am not that interested in theology or Christian doctrine. I am interested in the truth and authority of the Bible! This is life to me and only with God’s living word will I use. Don’t trust what I say. Check for yourselves

but test everything; hold fast what is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 John 4:1 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV

This next scripture, in John 6. One of the most remarkable chapters in the Bible. Jesus had just shown fed the people with multiplying bread as God did for Israel in the wilderness.

Then He says this, the most remarkable statement “I am the bread of life”

Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
John 6:32‭-‬33‭, ‬35 ESV

Then his sermon continues and Jesus goes on to say, what’s I believe is how scripture is to be interpreted. And that is by his Holy spirit (Remember, test all things)

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:63 NKJV

Yes the Bible can be taken literally because it is truth and God cannot lie (Titus 1:2) but all of the parables, the imagery in the OT, the living word we just read in John 6. The Bible, by the Holy spirit

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 14:16‭-‬17‭, ‬26 NKJV

The Bible should be interpreted by us today? The Bible interprets the Bible. Scripture interpreters scripture (This probably needs it’s own post) But I want you to see that YOUR LIFE is hidden in the Bible. Joy for you to search it!

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because they are many, And in horsemen because they are very strong, But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, Nor seek the Lord ! Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out His hand, Both he who helps will fall, And he who is helped will fall down; They all will perish together.
Isaiah 31:1‭, ‬3 NKJV

This is why Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey and not a horse. In scripture: Egypt is the world, horses are flesh (Our own desires mental and physical) and not spirit (Spirituality is to obey God)

The spirit of God or the Holy spirit (not a person, we are people) in scripture is imagery as: a dove, water, donkey, wind, breath. Israel is spirit, Egypt is world

This is why God brought the Jews (and us) out of Egypt and into His own eternal kingdom (Through the blood of the land, the Messiah, Jesus Christ)

Want to know what something on the Bible means or what that dream you had means? Search the scripture. Let scripture interpret scripture! The Psalms are a great source of imagery

The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 19

Firstly this site will I hope only prove the existence of a creator God and show as I believe, that the Bible is scientifically accurate. Of course it is right?

Science says that what they call dark matter and dark energy, which cannot be seen or proven. Make up 85% of everything in the universe. That dark energy holds everything together. Look what it says of Jesus in the Bible

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17 ESV

This next scripture from the book of Job, written 4000 years ago. Well before any telescope.

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion?
Job 38:31 NKJV

We now know thanks to science that the Pleiades are gravitationaly bound!

We also know that the stars in Orien are from different galaxies, meaning they are moving away from each other. Eventually Oriens belt will not only be loosed, but unrecognisable!

If scientific statements like this are proven 4000 years later to be accurate, we can surely begin to trust everything the Bible says?