LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 11:33(ISV)
"O how deep are God's riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How nfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways!"
10 WAYS OF GOD PART 2
1.He needed to take Joseph to Egypt in preparation for his throne as the prime minister of egypt , He used his own brothers to arrange the sale. what you think is working against you,when God is with you , listen , He can still make it work for your good . That is the reason you shouldn't feel discouraged just yet. Key - wait and let the whole drama unfold itself, while you exercise your trust in this faithful God . Roms 8:28(NLT)"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."
2.He needed to arrange for Joseph to meet with pharoah. He secretly sent his helper, the butler to meet with him in prison under the disguise of human judgment .Where the enemy thinks he is pushing you to, to ruin you , that is where God has secretly arranged for you to meet with your helper.Gen 40:3 "And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound."
3.When Jesus wanted to heal the blind man who was blind from birth in the book of John chapter 9 , one would have expected Jesus like other times , to just lay His hands on him and his eyes would open or just speak the word and he would receive his miracle , but rather Jesus started the process by adding clay to his eyes mixed with His spit . (wow ooooo).Hear this when matters get worse is a sign from God your miracle is about to happen . It was after they laughed Jesus to scorn , the miracle took place and not before .Luke 8:53-56 "And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done."
4.When He needed to pay His taxes for Himself and brother peter , one would have expected Him to instruct Peter to go and catch somes fishes from the river for sale. But just to prove to Peter that He is the Lord and Master of the universe , He gave a command for money to appear in the mouth of Peter's profession . What is God trying to teach us , "If you would believe , I can bless your business , I can bless you without a "SALE" if you would believe in me " John 11:40(NLT)"Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that you would see God's glory if you believe?" The Holy Spirit just ministered to me now that it is like seeing money land in your house without your effort .
5.The three Hebrew boys where thrown into the fire , but before then sir/ma one would have thought , why did God not rescue them first before they where thrown into the fire.He had a purpose and plan for the "fire" .Key - God would not allow you to go through your "fire" without a purpose (Isaiah 14:24).Certain enemies in your life will never bow to your God unless they see and experience His supremacy over them .Daniel 3:29(NLT)"Therefore, I make this decree: If any people, whatever their race or nation or language, speak a word against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, they will be torn limb from limb, and their houses will be turned into heaps of rubble. There is no other god who can rescue like this!"
6.When God says all things are possible with Him , many of His children today still struggle with this truth because of their human nature. When God allows a problem to persist ,is simply a divine set -up for the impossible to become possible so we would believe in Him more and not doubt when He says a thing next time .Sarah laughed , but what happened ? God did the impossible even in her old age .When it looks impossible , get ready for the possible . For it is written all things are possible with God . Luke 1:37(Amp)"For with God nothing [is or ever] shall be impossible.”
7.When God needed to give His children water to drink in the wilderness . What did He do? He brought water out of a rock to give them drink.What is He saying here ? Friend do you realise that when God decides to bless /favour you, He can use the most hardened person , even a non - christian/believer to bless you beyond your imagination .Isaiah 60:16(NLT)"Powerful kings and mighty nations will satisfy your every need, as though you were a child nursing at the breast of a queen. You will know at last that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel."
8.When God wants to teach you how to pray fervent prayers, prayers that carry tremendous power .He allows your enemy to swallow you first , not to kill you , but for you to pray deligently , before He finally comes to your rescue .Listen your problem is not out to kill you , but to make you a terror to the Kingdom of darkness , when you get down on your knees to pray . Jonah 2:1,2(Amp)"Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish, 2 and said,“I called out of my trouble and distress to the Lord,And He answered me;Out of the belly of Sheol I cried for help, And You heard my voice."
9.When God needed to feed Elijah in the wilderness , what did He do?One would have thought , He would use one of the prophet's to bring him food from home . He didn't . Rather He sent Ravens (flesh eaters) to bring the very food they would have love to eat .What is He saying here ? When the Lord commands even your worst enemies to feed you, listen they have no option but to comply and obey .1 Kings 17:9(Amp)"“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.”
10.God commanded Elijah to go to Zarephath for He "God" told him He has commanded a widow there to take care of him. Is it not funny to you that with all that hope and encouragment from God , when Elijah got there to his surprise , even the widow needed help ."hmm" . Now if Elijah had complained on the spot ,he would have missed it , if he had left angrily , he still would have missed it . What is God saying here ? When God says a thing , your circumstances is subject to conform to the word that God has spoken .barren or no barren land it doesn'r make any difference ! Believe and act on whatever He has spoken . Isaiah 55:11(Amp)"So will My word be which goes out of My mouth;It will not return to Me void (useless, without result),Without accomplishing what I desire,And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."
God's will quote:
“In Gethsemane the holiest of all petitioners prayed three times that a certain cup might pass from Him. It did not.” ― C.S. Lewis. but you and I know who Jesus is today !! Saviour of the world .
Prayer :Father grant me the grace to understand your ways and comply without complaining in the name of Jesus , knowing that it is all working for my good in Jesus mighty name , Amen.
You are favoured !! Amen.