Knowing The God Of Peace
June 26, 2024
June 28th
June 28, 2024
Knowing The God Of Peace
June 26, 2024
June 28th
June 28, 2024

Creator Jesus Pt. 5

Pastor Clint Byars, spoke of an “ideal.” In every situation what is the ideal outcome this should have? Jesus said speak to the mountain, what ever that mountain might be. The ideal is the mountain will be cast into the sea.

Most of us fall short of the ideal. If the mountain is sickness, or disease, then we are to speak to it, and it will be cast into the sea. We often don’t see the sickness fall into the sea.

I had two good friends who contracted covid. I prayed and spoke the word over them. I even felt God gave me the exact words, biblical words, to use in speaking to this disease. They both went on ventilators. I expected them to get well. I thoroughly expected to wake up with a message they were off the ventilators and on the mend. The ideal here would be if I could say they we healed and we went out to lunch with them again. But they didn’t get healed, and both died.

What went wrong? I struggled with this. I never ask God why, because that is just asking for something or someone to blame, but I felt He told me, it wasn’t my fault. It wasn’t their fault, and it wasn’t God’s fault. It’s hard for us to think in terms of no blame. I spent 30 years repairing large IBM system computers and peripherals and when something went wrong, my job was to find the fault and fix it. It’s hard to see a situation gone wrong and not to search for the blame and fix it. God showed me first not to try to find blame. God puts no blame on anyone. He operates blame free. That’s extremely hard for us mortals to understand. And second the reason was beyond my understanding.

When the mountain doesn’t move, we first think to blame God. He is the one who has the power to move the mountain. So, it’s His fault. Again, we humans always want to establish blame. But do you think God has made his promises conditional on Him doing or not doing something? A promise is a promise. No, it’s not God who is holding back.

That means the problem is somewhere else. So, we next blame ourselves. We didn’t have enough faith, as if God has a faith meter measuring out prayer for the level of faith and if it doesn’t make it to 100, then we don’t get what we ask for. No, if we have any faith, we have enough faith. Maybe we didn’t say the right things, so it just didn’t work for us. If we speak the Word, we’ve said the right things.

Remember the ideal. We strive for that, but we look into a mirror dimly. We don’t have all the answers and maybe will never have all the answers this side of Heaven. But we do what we think the Word says to do. In the next part we’ll look in the Sower sowing the Word.