This post ties into yesterday’s post, if you haven’t read it, please read it before reading this post. Discernment… And Why It Is SO Important!
We all know that God is in control. We all know that there is a God in Heaven. Heck, even most sinners know that, too! But, do we REALLY KNOW God?
I’m not talking about going to church Sunday, attending Christian events and singing your heart out at praise and worship. No. I’m talking about knowing Him on a DAILY, CONSISTENT basis, where you seek His face continuously.
Can you honestly say that you do that?
If you can’t, my precious sister, then it’s safe to say that you just know OF GOD and you do not KNOW GOD.
There is definitely a difference.
The world sees the outer part of what God SHOULD be. Basically, His main characteristics. Loving, kind, gracious, merciful, healing, generous, etc., all those good qualities. But then they question when something bad happens, ‘Where was God when this or that happened?’ or ‘If there was a God, there wouldn’t be starving kids or poverty’ or ‘If God is so loving as you say He is, why are there homeless and needy people across the globe?’
My answer to you is simple: Because the Church (His body) is not doing what they are supposed to be doing!!!!!!! Myself included!
If every Christian did their specific purpose that God has called them to do, I guarantee you there would be no hunger, no homeless or needy people. If we had more Christians that actually stood their ground in this world, it would be so much better off.
Unfortunately, we have so many weak and ashamed, lukewarm Christians who are afraid to do what they were called to do because they are stuck in the bondage’s of the lies of the enemy.
‘But, Katie, why is there so much ‘natural’ disaster? Why would God allow so many earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc., to happen?’
Once again, those things DO NOT come from God! They are from satan, by satan and allowed by God to get our attention, to wake up the Church!!!!!! He so DESPERATELY wants our attention!
There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven. – (Luke 21:11 NLT)
And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below–blood and fire and clouds of smoke. – (Acts 2:9 NLT)
“And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. – (Luke 21:25 NLT)
So, you see, God is just simply trying to get our attention. And to simply put it, REAL CHRISTIANS know that God is unexplainable. He is a God that cannot be defined. The simple, human mind cannot comprehend God and what He does. We just trust in and have faith that His Word remains true.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. – (Mark 13:31 NIV)
God’s words remain true forever. Even when the heavens and earth pass away. Simply put, God is a God of wonder, His will is perfect and trying to understand Him and all that He does is simply not going to work. Just trust in Him and cling to His 3,000 promises in the Bible for you!
‘But, what about my sicknesses and diseases? You haven’t covered that yet.’
My beloved sister, Jesus died on the cross for you 2,000 years ago and conquered death by rising from the dead 3 days later. He conquered satan and the world and the sicknesses, diseases and sins that held us back from being with God. So, it is safe to say, dear child, that you were set free 2,000 years ago. So LIVE LIKE IT!
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NLT)
Be Blessed! God loves you and so do I! And as always, if you have ANY questions, comments OR concerns, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org !