This comparison makes no sense.
Exactly. Just as it makes no sense to compare the difference between the Living God and all other gods, neither does it make sense to compare the difference in the lives of those who belong to God and those who do not.
Is this too much to ask of the Almighty?
No, no, no! A thousand times no!
He Himself promises to show this difference TODAY, as He did in the past with other believers.
This has to happen immediately after our total surrender to Him.
I am not saying that at the moment of total surrender, right afterwards, a person of faith turns into a millionaire financially. I don’t mean that. In actuality, in our relationship with God, spiritual wealth comes first, then the conquest of material things. Matthew 6.33
But, after total surrender, a difference in our lives must immediately start—of that I do not have the slightest doubt.
Will the difference come only with age… or after death?
No! His plan is for now!
Isn’t this what the prophet said?
“For Sheol cannot thank You; death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.” Isaiah 38: 18 (HCSB)
In other words, Isaiah is saying:
People in their graves cannot praise You, nor can people in the Pit expect the fulfillment of Your promises.
Because they are dead.
And so, just as the difference in the quality of our lives shows the ungodly that the God of Abraham is the Same TODAY, and that He still does wonders like in the past, the difference in the lives of those who believe in Him has to be immediate!
In Heaven, there is no difference, nor is it needed—but here on Earth, it is.
This is where the righteous and the wicked are living.
By the same token, if He did not hold back the sacrifice of His Only Son, at that time in history, in His attempt to save us, why would He now hold back a quality life from those who’ve dedicated their lives to Him?
Have we been acting like Esau? No! We have been like Jacob who chased after the birthright.
Have we been acting like Cain? No! We have been like Abel and have sacrificed our lives on the Altar.
So why has this difference not YET occurred?
This is exactly why we are calling people of faith all over the world, on September 23rd, to demand from God the rights they have in Christ Jesus.
This will be D-Day, the day of difference for those who have a living faith in the Living God.
This is not about us being worthy, but about faith that justifies and makes us worthy.