Preachers tell us all about God and how he deals with humanity. They tell us God is in control and everything that happens to us is all part of Gods preordained plan. Just embrace the pain and suffering and go with the flow. If everything is preordained of God then what is the purpose of prayer? Prayer would just be us trying to change Gods preordained plan for our lives. When we ask questions such as, “If God is in control why are there millions of abortions every year?” “Why are millions of women and children sold into sex slavery every year?” They do not answer the questions, they turn around and quote (Isa. 55:8-9) and say we can’t know Gods ways or his thoughts. If no one can know Gods ways or his thoughts, why do we believe what these Preachers are telling us about God? By their own admission they do not know Gods thoughts or his ways. The truth is Jesus has revealed The Father’s thoughts and his ways, if we are born again we have the mind of Christ. Because of the New Covenant Of Grace we can know God’s thoughts and God’s ways.
“Scripture Used Out Of Context”
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
“Scripture Used In Context”
Isaiah 55:7 Let The Wicked Forsake His Way, (Under The Law) and the Unrighteous Man His Thoughts: (Repent= Change The Way You Think) and let him Return Unto The LORD, (The Covenant Of Grace) and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For My Thoughts (Grace & Mercy) are not Your Thoughts, (Unrighteous Man Under The Law) neither are Your Ways (The Wicked Under The Law) My Ways, (Grace & Mercy) saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My Ways (Grace & Mercy) higher than Your Ways, (The Wicked Under The Law) and My Thoughts (Grace & Mercy) than Your Thoughts. (Unrighteous Man Under The Law)
1 Cor 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But We Have The Mind Of Christ. (Spiritual Discernment, His Spirit Joined To Our Spirit)
2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be Sin (The Law) for us, who knew no Sin; (Evil Things In The Law) that we might be made the Righteousness (Under Grace) of God in him.
Ps 1:6 For The Lord Knoweth The Way Of The Righteous: (Under Grace) but The Way Of The Ungodly Shall Perish. (Under The Law By The Law)
1 Cor 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye Hath Not Seen, Nor Ear Heard, Neither Have Entered Into The Heart Of Man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God Hath Revealed Them Unto Us By His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Col 1:20-22 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies In Your Mind (Agreeing With The Law) By Wicked Works, (Sin Consciousness Under The Law) Yet Now Hath He Reconciled (Rom 5:8 = While We Were Yet Sinners) 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you Holy and Unblameable and Unreproveable In His Sight: (Through The Eyes Of Grace)
2 Cor 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling The World (All Humanity) unto himself, Not Imputing (Not Taking Inventory, Not Accounting) Their Trespasses Unto Them; (Not Condemning Them For There Actions) and hath committed unto us The Word Of Reconciliation. (The Good News That God Does Not Condemn)
Jer 9:23-24 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth Glory In This, That He Understandeth And Knoweth Me, (Grace & Mercy) that I am the LORD which exercise Lovingkindness, (The Character Of God) Judgment, (Against Fallen Angels By Jesus The Son Of Man) and Righteousness, (Redemption For All Humanity) in the earth: for in These Things (The Gospel Of Grace) I delight, saith the Lord.
#1 Knowing God
#2 Trusting God
#3 Believing God
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If Thou Canst Believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
If you do not know God, you cannot trust him and if you cannot trust God, you cannot believe.
Matt 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; Neither Knoweth Any Man The Father, save the Son, and He To Whomsoever The Son Will Reveal Him.
To know God you must look at Jesus.
John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He That Hath Seen Me Hath Seen The Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He Hath Declared Him. (Revealed The Character Of God)
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which We Have Heard Of Him, (From Jesus) and declare unto you, that God Is Light, And In Him Is No Darkness At All.
Contracts govern every aspect of our lives. Keeping the rules of the agreed upon contract allows you to receive the benefits stipulated in the contract. Cell Phones, Credit Cards, House Mortgages, Cars, Boats, Even Marriages. What dominates legally in each of these situations is The Contract i.e. Covenant. The two participants that have entered into The Contract i.e. Covenant, have agreed to limit their activities to the regulations of the Contract. There is a Contract i.e. Covenant between God and every living thing on earth. God is limited in what he can do in the earth by this Contract i.e. Covenant. “So God Is Not In Control” the Contract i.e. Covenant is in control. The more we The Church understand the workings of the Covenant the more God can do in the earth. The less we know and understand how the Covenant works the less God can do in the earth.
If Jesus was able to lay aside his Sovereignty as God and become a man, Why is it so hard to believe God the Father can enter a Covenant relationship that limits his Sovereignty.
John 1:1-2 In the beginning was The Word, (The Law Of The Spirit Of Life) and The Word (The Law Of The Spirit Of Life) was with God, and The Word (The Law Of The Spirit Of Life) was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:14 And The Word (The Law Of The Spirit Of Life) Was Made Flesh, (Jesus Came From The Father Not From The Seed Of Man) And dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, (His Devine Nature) The glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of Grace (The Law Of The Spirit Of Life) And Truth. (The Word)
Phil 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, Being In The Form Of God, (Spirit) thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But Made Himself Of No Reputation, (Did Not Operate As Deity, Laid Aside His Sovereignty) and took upon him The Form Of A Servant, (Humanity) and was Made In The Likeness Of Men: (Made of A Woman=Gal4:4) 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he Humbled Himself, (At The Cross) and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Deut 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which Keepeth Covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Gen 9:15 (a) And I Will Remember My Covenant, Which Is Between Me And You And Every Living Creature Of All Flesh;
Gen 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for An Everlasting Covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Job 34:35 Job hath spoken Without Knowledge, and his words were Without Wisdom.
Job 38:1-2 Then The Lord Answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who Is This That Darkeneth Counsel By Words Without Knowledge?
Job 40:6-8 Then Answered The Lord Unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 8 Wilt thou also disannul My Judgment? (The Covenant) Wilt Thou Condemn Me, That Thou Mayest Be Righteous? (Job Did Not Understand The Covenant Was In Control, Not God)
Psalms 89:34 My Covenant Will I Not Break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Mal 3:6 For I am the Lord, I Change Not; therefore ye Sons Of Jacob (The Flesh, Those Not Born Again) are not consumed.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, And Today, And Forever.
Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was Impossible For God To Lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.