TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God sees you and is crazy about you. Put down those things that you have placed ahead of Him and draw near to Him. You were created for a personal relationship with Him and He’s waiting for you to draw near.
CHEERING FOR THE WHITE HAT
I’m a black and white type of person. I understand shades of gray, but that doesn’t mean I like them.
When I watch a movie, I like it when the good guy is a good guy, and the bad guy is a bad guy. I don’t like it when all of that is blurred and the hero has a bunch of character flaws, while they try to drum up sympathy for the villain.
Jesus wired me with a huge value for good and that’s why I’m such a fanatic about the goodness of God. Know this: There is no evil in God — at all! He is good, and His intentions and plans for you are good.
His goodness is how I know He is the one true God. You see, people throughout history have invented gods — the moon, sun, ocean, sky and nature itself have been turned into deities. Tribal people worship the river god, eagle god, snake god. Hindus have made up thousands of gods.
In Biblical times, Baal and Ashera were major middle eastern gods. “They” demanded orgies, infant sacrifice and women to be raped as temple prostitutes. Basically, they were the first “sex gods.” We all read Greek mythology in high school. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades… the list goes on.
What do all these imaginary “gods” have in common? They disapprove of man and enjoy punishing him if they are unhappy with his behavior — or just in a bad mood. You see, man-made gods always hate us. They always want to squash us like bugs. It’s all we can fathom because it’s how we are, so we create gods who are as evil as we are.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear their deeds will be exposed.”
– John 3:19-20
The God of the Bible is not like those hateful gods of human imagination. He is the only God in history who loves His people. In fact, His very essence is love. That tells me people did not create God — it was the other way around. If that’s all I knew about our heavenly Father, it would be enough.
When something bad happens in your life, do you wonder what you did to deserve it? Don’t let your mind go there! That’s Satan’s trap to blur the lines and convince you that Jesus wears a black hat. He doesn’t. He even rides a white horse.