TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I have not given you spirit of confusion. That “gift” comes from my enemy. Do not fall victim to false teachings. Develop a personal relationship with Me through My Son Jesus. I have many things to teach you. Are you ready?
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Jesus is just so awesome. His goodness can show up in any situation. This whole thing about “if it’s God, it will happen and if it’s not God, it’s not going to happen” is a trick that the devil uses to make people reject God.
Know this, and it’s very biblical: God does not always get His way. WHAT?!?
He will, once Jesus comes back and takes dominion over His creation. But right now, He’s turned all that over to us. He wants to partner through us to bring heaven into this earth.
If you’re too busy trying to get to heaven, if you aren’t sure you’re even saved, you won’t be the kind of Christian that brings heaven to this earth. You’ll be sitting on your blessed assurance thinking that God is actively making things happen in your life when He’s not.
“Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a little while. And he said to them: ‘Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do regarding these men…And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.’” – Acts 5:34-35, 38-39
People quote that and say, “See, it’s in the Bible.” And I say, “It’s in the Bible, but it’s a Pharisee saying that.” The enemy of God says, “If it’s a God thing it will happen. If it’s not a God thing, it won’t happen.”
Just because Joe Schmo or even that famous preacher says, “It’s in the Bible,” don’t be fooled by them. Get your Bible out. Dust it off. Read it for yourself. Read the context. Who’s speaking? Who’s he speaking to? Be led by the Spirit of God.
Proverbs 4:7 is clear, sort of. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Chew on that for a bit.
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