TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Whether you have seen your miracle from God yet or not, trust that whatever happens, God will use your situation for good because He is a good God.
You’ve heard me say that without a display of changed lives, our boasting of God’s power to save is a false advertisement. It’s true, and false advertising always results in broken trust.
The brilliant evangelist and apologist Ray Comfort calls this “Hell’s best kept secret.” It’s when we tell people that if they just trust in Jesus, He will solve all their problems. They will always be blessed, healthy and happy because God is good, He loves them and will fulfill their heart’s desires.
While it is true that God is good — very good — and that He loves us to death — His own — the rest is a ticking time bomb that Satan loves to see go off. The collateral damage is hellacious.
When sickness strikes, a precious one dies, a job is lost or a spouse breaks a vow, those promises ring false. The hurting often blame God when they are sold a false bill of goods — a God who resembles a genie in a bottle.
Ever heard someone say, “I tried that Jesus thing and it didn’t work for me.”? Satan is ready to pounce on these victims of false advertising.
You see, there is this pesky thing called free will. Unfortunately, it’s a two-edged sword. While it can be used to choose a real relationship with Jesus Christ, the One True God, it can also be used to choose darkness — a relationship with self and sin. Either way, sin is part of the package until Jesus comes back or we meet Him in Heaven.
Because of sin, our world is not perfect. People get sick, they die. People lose jobs, spouses, fortunes and friends. To tell folks otherwise is a great big win for Satan — false advertising.
But remember, God is in the miracle business. He can heal bodies, relationships, addictions and hearts. Make sure you are advertising Him with your life.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Paul knows who and what He is advertising. He doesn’t claim that all things are good for those who love Jesus. He promises Jesus will work bad things that happen toward a positive end.