This was one of the first statements I heard from our teacher in our connections class at church. She says it all the time, but it really jumped out at me.
When we think of God how do we really see Him? Do we just see some bigger than anything or anyone image who is standing guard over the entire universe or do we see a loving, kind, generous Father who wants to give us His Children everything?
We have to have a good opinion of God before we will ever truly know how much He loves us, how much He wants you to prosper, how much He wants you to be whole and healed and at peace in your life.
He wants you to live life to the fullest, abundantly in all riches, overflowing with joy, and walking in divine health. That is the real GOD.
God is not this person waiting to punish you when you do bad. He is not the one making you feel condemnation when you mess up. He is not the one causing you to be sick, or poor, or depressed. That would be the enemy. AMEN!
That is why it is so important to read the word of God so you can see Who the real God is. He is all about Love!
When you hear someone say something like, "oh it must be God's will for so and so to suffer like this". Then that person is confused and does not have a good opinion of who God really is.
It is time that we recognize the enemy for who he is, and time to boot him out of our lives with the word of God and the power He left within us. We have the right to tell the enemy to get lost and to let go of whatever he is binding us with. He has no authority in our lives, we however do have authority over him. AMEN!
God says the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. But, Jesus the Good Shepherd comes so that we might have life, and have it overflowing, to the fullest.
John 10 v 10-11......The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd gives His life for the sheep....
It is never God's will for you to suffer, to be sick, to be poor, to be feeling anything but love from Him. You see God is love. Love comes from God. Without God you would not know love. Love is not just a feeling or an emotion, Love is God.
Hebrews 11 v 6....But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him....
Do you see what that scripture is saying? You can not please God if you do not have faith in who He is. And who does it say He is? He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. AMEN!
It doesn't say He is going to take away from you, it says He is going to reward you. No where in the new testament does Jesus ever make someone sick, or not heal them when they want to be healed and believe in Him to heal them. No where does He cause anyone to die, but rather raises them from the dead. That is LOVE. No where do you see Him say well, you do not have anything to eat, so sorry for you! No, He multiplies and feeds thousands.
Ephes. 3 v 16-20.....that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height; to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.......
You see what this scripture is saying, you can't even imagine or think of anything that would be too big for God to do for you. But do you also see where the power is that makes it happen? The power is within you. His Spirit He left in you, His power, His love. It is not your power but His power that is within you to be all He says you can be, to have all He says you can have. The word says that you are rooted and grounded in Love. That means that you are rooted and grounded in God through Jesus. You can't be knocked down if you do not allow it. AMEN!
What is your opinion of God? Who do you say He is? Is He LOVE and a rewarder or is He a destroyer? His word will show us and give us revelation of who He really is, if we would just take some time and spend with Him in His word.
Get a good opinion of who God is and you will see who you really are in Christ. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!