TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am a merciful God. I love you way too much to cause you pain. I will never cause you heartache, but I will be there for you when life does. Stick close to Me. I’ve got you. I have a plan.
POWER, PRESENCE, PROMISE AND POTENTIAL
While God will always keep His promises to us, He does not always promise our potential. There’s a difference between the promises of God and our potential. He stays true to His promises because that’s on Him, but potential is on us.
That right there makes religious people mad. This is in direct contradiction to what “religion” teaches.
Know this: what the Bible teaches is not what religion teaches. The Bible teaches that the power, the presence, and the promises of God are in Heaven. The potential for those things to be made manifest is on earth.
What happens in heaven – God’s will – doesn’t always happen on earth. Also, there’s a lot that happens on earth that doesn’t happen in heaven. There’s no cancer in heaven. There’s no racism or slavery in heaven.
Between heaven and earth, there is a whole lot of warfare over God’s will being done on this earth.
Religion will tell you, “If it’s God, it will happen” and “if it’s not God, it won’t happen.” People come to conclusions from that stinking-thinking that it’s God’s will for people to have cancer. It’s God’s will that slavery exists. It is not, my friends.
The Lord is teaching us through our storms and trials, but don’t blame Him for the bad things.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Not “some” things, ALL things. God allows bad things to happen in our lives, but you can bet your money-maker He also provides the strength and endurance to make it to the other side. Give the devil a black-eye by using a bad situation to help someone else. He hates that.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES BEGAT