“And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” Genesis 18:13-14 KJV
In this series I would like to answer some of the questions I often get asked. To start with I would like to make it abundantly clear that I don't have an answer to everything and there is still a lot that I would like to know myself (I am still green and growing). But over the years, in this Christian walk I have come to realise that everything God says in His word, He means and that the difficulty is never with God (Psalm 119:89). In this equation of life there are two constants, God that always does good and the devil that is ready to kill, steal, destroy. The only variable is you, the equation is that simple, the circumstance and situation might vary or change but the equation is always the same. It does not matter whether its Healing, Material Prosperity, Freedom from demonic oppression or Forgiveness of sin, the equation is the same. Anything outside this is pure gimmick, we over complicate things, that God has made simple.
The greatest revelation you will ever have is that God is a good God and anything good and perfect, takes its origin from Him. Look at James 1:16-17, “Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning '. That passage starts by saying, 'Do not err or make no mistake about it or don't be deceived' . This is a strong warning that is so simple to understand! Followed by the admonition that 'if it is good and perfect, then it's from God, who NEVER changes or shift like a shadow'. The Devil will do everything to deceive, counteract and make you doubt this by any means possible! From Eden to this present day, nothing has change (Genesis 3:1-5).
In this series I intend to share with you a few of the key principles that I use as pillars of stability in my Christian life and help to crystallise my identity in Christ. From the get go, I will like to stress that these are not a set of formula or some form of specific steps that you can apply like dropping coins into a slot machine, then pull the handle. But these I guarantee will release you from the clutches of religion and tradition. They will open up your understanding of the scriptures and the true nature of God......LOVE.
I have tried to codify them, but you will have to spend time meditating on the scriptures yourself. I am certain you will get better results in the four key areas of salvation (Healing, freedom from demonic oppression, forgiveness of sin and material prosperity). They will serve as internal compass that will guide you. But with this knowledge comes added responsibility, in that you will not be able to use the usual excuses of blaming anybody else.
Lastly, please bear with me if it appears that I am repeating myself, as a matter of fact everything in the next few capsules you probably have heard before but did not give it the attention it deserves or tradition/religion have confused you (Philippians 3:1). You are not alone, it took me almost fifteen years to see things this clearly and I am still learning. I often have to refer to my own teachings. Knowing these truths is one thing, the hardest part is putting them into constant practice such that they become behavioural and experiential (James 1:22-25). These things need to find their roots in you, in Matthew 13:5-6,21, the reason the stony ground was not fruitful was because the seed had not developed roots with depth. In other words they were living on other people's revelation. There is no point quoting somebody else when you have not experienced it, this is fraught with all sorts of danger and leads to frustration. As we end this capsule, in our index scripture above Genesis 18:13-14, the Angel asked a rhetorical question, 'Is anything too hard for the Lord'? The answer is in our conclusion for this capsule (Since an angel asked the question, let another angel answer it).
'FOR WITH GOD, NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE ' Luke 1:37 KJV
We start with the first principle in the next capsule, buckle up, things are about to get interesting. I promise you, It will light your fire, money back guaranteed!