Wednesday, January 17, 2007

God Is Not In Control

This speaks for itself. From Creflo Dollar's January newsletter:

If God were truly running things on this Earth, do you think that the world would be in the terrible state that it's in? Wars, natural disasters, violent crime, death and destruction do not come from God. On the contrary, it is His desire to bless people and give them abundant life (John 10:10).

As long as Believers continue to think that God is in control of every situation they will continue to abdicate their God—given authority. Instead, they should exercise the dominion God has given to them through speaking the Word of God and praying. Doing this releases God to get involved in the affairs of men.

...Jesus was God, but He operated as a man while He walked the Earth. As a man, Jesus had total mastery over circumstances, situations and all the works of Satan. By dying on the cross, He became sin and was able to enter Hell in order to take back the authority that Adam gave away.
The old "Jesus did battle with the devil in Hell" argument embraced by Word of Faith teachers.

...This year, make a decision to use your God–given dominion. Do not be deceived by religion which tells you that "God is in control."
So who is in control, according to Scripture?:

"The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; upon them he has set the world. He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. It is not by strength that one prevails" 1 Sam. 2:6-9

"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chron. 7:13-14

"The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'" Acts 17:24-28


At January 17, 2007 3:47 PM, Blogger 318@NICE said...

I find it interesting that he only mentions the Word of God and praying, but leaves out the sacrament of the Eucharist.



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