Thursday, 20 May 2010

2 (we’ll pray and walk right.)

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.

10 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

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.

This sums it up so well. Thanks for sharing.

Jaycee said...

This post put a smile on my face, honestly. I am excited about how God slowly opens our eyes to see certain things the way they are.

My best parts:

"The devil has legal right because he has Adams lease. And God will only intervene in situations He is invited into."

"Also, sometimes we are quick to call experiences bad, when the story is not over."

2cute4u said...

Thank you so much for your post.. It touched me in ways I can't explain

oluSimeon said...

Madame Myne ,Sistah Jaycee and Lady 2Cute4me .. thanks a lot.. I pray that by God's grace we'll continue get it right in our walk with Him.
God bless you

Debbie said...

True word. Indeed, man sold the devil his birthright when he allowed himself to be talked into disobying God in the garden.

Dominion will change hands when the Lord returns to create a new heaven and a new earth, one where the devil will be dethrone.

Did you ever wonder why in Job, it said, the sons of men came to present themselves before God? The devil was one of them, he came as a result of the legal right he acquired from Adam in the garden.
But I think that to those who recieve Christ as Lord, he's given the power to dominate the devil. The world may be under his control but not those who have been redeemed.

The bible rightly said there is none righteous no, not one, so since none is righteous, it means none is good, hence evil befalls us all. We are only made righteous by the blood of Jesus.
So to the question why do bad things happen to good people, simple it's because there are no good people. You are right, the Lord sees the heart of man.
The heart of man his desperately wicket. Hmm

Love this series.

oluSimeon said...

hmm debbie.. thanks for this exposition..
that Job part never came to me o..
yes we are only made righteous in Jesus

Beulah! said...

Hey Simeone, nice blog theme...i like. Beautiful uplifting post.

I like d part where u said God gave man dominion to rule, He(God) didnt say He will rule/dominate through man. As children of God, we are d ones in charge of our world. My pastor would say- God has done all He needs to do, He's not about to do anything new becos he has done it all in Jesus & given us victory already through Him.

oluSimeon said...

thanks beulah..even tho it's meant to be temporary..
thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.. we just have to walk in the victory already won for us..
thanks again..

Elastic said...

So true: 'sometimes we are quick to call experiences bad, when the story is not over'.

This is often times the case cause of our short sightedness, but the knowledge of this has been expanding in my vision recently. God bless!

oluSimeon said...

yeah.. when we have the right knowledge we see things correctly..
thank God for his grace..
thanks for coming..