Let's dive into the words I have been 'feeding' for the past one month! Trouble seems to be as much of a part of life as breathing. Everyone has trouble at some point in his or her life. And human nature always wants to place the blame for its trouble on someone else. When trouble arises, the most natural thing to do is to place the blame for it on someone or something. Sadly, for the most part, many Christians have been falsely accusing God of being the cause of their troubles. This is the number one deception sown in the Church today - that our problems, our trials & our temptations are send by God to teach us. This lie says that trials & tribulations are God's tools of developing & strengthening our character...
The very extreme end of this deception is that God Himself is the author or our troubles or that God is the One who makes us sick in order to teach us something. This is absolutely against the word of God. Why? Because the very basic principle of the Christian life is to know that God put our sin, sickness, disease, sorrow, grief & poverty on Jesus at Calvary. For God to put any of this on us to teach us or to strengthen our faith would be a miscarriage of justice. To believe that God has a purpose for your sickness would mean that Jesus bore your sicknesses in vain. What an insult to His love & care & compassion toward us!!!
"All authority has been given to Me in heaven & on earth." Matt 28:18 [NASB] Satan has been stripped of his power. The devil knows he is defenseless, so in order to stop the revelation of God's word in the believer, his only tool is deception. He usually does this most successfully in the area of religion. He uses religion to blind & deceive the people. By sowing the seed of deception through religious tradition, Satan has robbed the Church of her power. He has no defense against our real spiritual weapons, but he can easily defend himself against our carnal, religious traditions...
I have good news for you! "In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals. And brings out a weapon for its works; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me." Isaiah 54: 14-17 [NASB]
The battle lines are drawn. God is not your problem. Satan is your problem-he is your enemy. But the good news is that God has provided our complete deliverance through Jesus Christ...Amen?! No matter what happens, remember His promise…"I am with you always, even to the end of age" Matt 28:20