When individuals accept Jesus as their Lord. Then Gods will will be carried out in their lives ( i know we have some unpleasant experiences, we’ll talk about that in some other post :-) ) But if God was running things and pushing His will of on people, since He doesn’t wish that any should perish, He would make everybody get saved today and we would go into the Millennium tomorrow.
As I examined God’s word for the “why” behind John Wesley’s statement, I saw a truth I had never seen before.
But it’s all in the book of beginnings – Genesis. Maybe we have read so many times we don’t pay attention to the details.
I saw that God made the world and the fullness thereof. He made His man, Adam.
Then He said “Adam, I give you dominion over all the work of My hands.” ( Genesis 1:26,27 ; Psalm 8:6 )
God didn’t say “ I am going to dominate through you.”
He said, “I give you dominion over all the work of My hands.”
Therefore Adam had dominion upon this earth and in this world. He was to some extent, god of this world.
But Satan came and lied to Adam. Adam committed high treason and sold out to Satan. Then Satan took over Adams position.
2 Corinthians 4:4 calls Satan “the god of this world.”
As such he has dominion. Where? In this world. And he will have the dominion until Adam’s lease runs out.
God cannot justly move in and take away that dominion from the devil. The devil has legal right because he has Adams lease. And God will only intervene in situations He is invited into.
On bad things happening to good people..we never see peoples hearts. So sometimes people are not as good as we see. God looks at the heart , the heart , the heart, he sees what people can’t see. Sometimes these things happen because God actually wants to draw people closer to Him( more in the next post).
Also, sometimes we are quick to call experiences bad, when the story is not over. Remember the dude that was born blind ? (John chapter 9)That’s looks like capital b –a –d, right. But Jesus said, it was that God glory might be seen. The bible says everything will work out for our good as God’s own, so when somethings happen we should note that, that’s just a thing or maybe even two things..maybe three.. but at the end allll things..will be for our good.
I don’t think I know it all..,and only God knows the answer to all the whys ? But if we’ll just do our part and live by His word..we’ll be cool.
Some parts were taken from the art of prayer – Kenneth E. Hagin.