Romans 16:25-26 VOICE
So to the One who is able to strengthen you to live consistently with my good news and the preaching of Jesus, the Anointed, with the revelation of the ancient mystery that has been kept secret since the earliest days, this mystery is revealed through the prophetic voices passed down in the Scriptures, as they have been commanded by the Eternal God. In this time, this mystery is being made known to the nations so that all may be led to faith-filled obedience.
When we have been born again and do not understand what has happened, it becomes a stumbling block to the overcoming life we can have.
If all we needed was a confession of faith and believing the Word just to receive whatever was needful in our lives, then we would constantly be at a loss. Our lives would be a constant problem believing for answers to the problems. In other words focused on the outside! Running instead of sending him on his way. (The devil I mean)
Does that sound familiar?
The bible specifically says that we are overcomers, but not to constant problems but of the system of the world.
God came to reverse the curse, or restore us from the fall.
John 16:33 VOICE
I have told you these things so that you will be whole and at peace. In this world, you will be plagued with times of trouble, but you need not fear; I have triumphed over this corrupt world order.
What is He saying? Focus on me I have given you the victory!
Revelation 12:11 VOICE
By the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witnesses, they have become victorious over him, For they did not hold on to their lives, even under threat of death.
When our motives are wrong we run into all sorts of problems. When we forsake Him, His will and purposes for our lives and all that He becomes is the bless me God, and get me out of trouble God, we have allowed the enemy to separate us from Him. The reason, our bases of salvation and how good God is depends on what we get not who He is and what He has done!
This is why Paul said, “Be wise to the devil’s devices.”
Our God is a covenant keeper. When He says He will do something, He will do it!
Ephesians 2:10 VOICE
For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.
The first thing that needs to be corrected is the fact that you and I are not a surprise, but that He fearfully and wonderfully made us. He knows who we are! Now we get to know who He is!
John 1:12-13 VOICE
But for all who did receive and trust in Him, He gave them the right to be reborn as children of God; He bestowed this birthright not by human power or initiative but by God’s will.
So as I previously mentioned, we cannot change the process or we end up with some crazy thing and then we wonder why it does not work!