My Pastor Preached a sermon yesterday titled,
"It's Not Your Fault, But It Is Your Problem"
Now I've had time to think about the title cause when I first heard it, it didn't go right with me, and since I had time to about it. It is my problem, but what your suppose to do with the problem is cast the care of it on to the Lord. (1 Peter 5: vs 7).
When you cast the care of it onto the Lord, it becomes his problem, and not yours anymore. Now all you have to do is seek him on what to do, and what to say about the situation, cause he's is handling now.
A good confession may be. I have cast the care of it onto God. I'm worried about it anymore.
Someone may say well what are you going to do about it? Your response maybe nothing. I have given it to God.
But Pastor Terrence was flowing with the Lord he said he did not really know what he was going to talk about and the Holy Spirit through him spoke to me. All day today the Holy Spirit has been speaking the word of God to me. So I had to share this on my blog.
He reminded me of Job. Job did not do anything wrong. It was not his fault, but Job 1, vs 1 says:
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. In vs 8, God even says, "And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Job was a living right. God said he was a perfect and an
upright man. He was doing everything that he was suppose
to do, but let's look at what happen.
9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath,
and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in
thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
Now hear is a nugget. It's juicy and it's fried just right. You
might want to get some honey mustard, buttermilk ranch, or some bbq sauce to go with this.
As we pointed out already Job wasn't doing anything wrong, but here is the nugget. Enjoy.
**We Christians, have been programmed by the world to think that if you live right, and do what your suppose to do. Obey the law, pay your taxes, go to work everyday, and live a good life, and treat everybody right. We have been program to think that if we do right, and live right than nothing bad is suppose to happen to us. We think the the prosperous, Godly life means no problems. **
But we can see right here in the word of God that what happen to Job came on him not because he was living wrong, but because he was living right.
Jesus said in John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
They use to sing a song long time ago. I don't feel no ways tired.
I come to far from where I started from. Nobody told me, the road would be easy, and I don't believe he brought me this far to leave me.
Glory to God!!!
I text Pastor Terrence today, and told him how God bless me through his sermon. I told him I'm 42 years old, almost 43, and most of my life when a problem came my way, when something bad happen to me, what I would always do was try to find away out of the problem I never would try to solve it. Try and get out of it, leave when it got tough, or leave when I get mad, but I never would try and deal with the problem, and as I look back, and think back on it I realize it was because I didn't have any word. I was weak.
The Bible says " desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow..."
You got to get in the word so when these problems come you will be strong enough to stand, but you got to have the word of God operating in you, leading and guiding you, to tell you what to do when these things come upon you, or else you will be to weak, your faith want be strong. Gloria Copeland said "that she
does not try to live without the word of God, cause the word is what shows her what to do, and how to live",
When God is directing you, then, when these problems come on you, you will know what to do. Praise God!
The world has program Christians to think that if you do right then nothing bad should happen to you, that it's not your fault, and that because you did not do anything, you should not be the one who responsible for what is happening, or going on.
That is a LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL.
The Bibe says in 1 Peter 5: vs 8
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
You have an Adversary who is the devil. Superman has Lex Luthor. If you are a Christian, then you have the Devil.
Lex Luthor is always trying to find a way to kill Superman.
Lex Luthor is always looking for away to take over the world. Lex Luthor will forever be trying, and looking for ways to do evil. It is his nature. It is who he is. So Superman has to protect the world from Lex Luthor, and no matter what Lex Luthor does, Superman alway wins, in the end.
It is the same with us Christians. If you are a Christian, then the devil and his demons are out to get you. The Bible says " he is as a roaring lion, walking about, seeking whom he may devour.
John 10:10 says "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:"
So it does not matter if you are living right are not. The devil is going to try and devour you. Even if you did not do anything wrong, even if it is not your Fault. If you are a Christian, then the Devil is going to try and take you out. That is what he does. You are his mortal enemy. He is your Adversary.
What you have to do is be like Clark Kent. You have to discover who your are. You have to find out who your father is, where you are from, and learn how to use all the super powers that you have. You have to learn how to fly. Then use those powers to help save the world.
You can't sit around and cry like a baby, and say why is this happening to me. This is not even my problem, or like I use to do and just try and get rid of the problem or get out of the problem.
No you are going to have to be like Clark Kent and learn to use your powers.
You, me, us Christians are going to have to get in the word, and find out who we are, and learn how to use all the super natural abilities that we have.
Now Superman was not from earth, but we are. We was born in this world, and we were born into sin, but when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we were born again.
Colossians 1:13 says "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
So now that we are Christians, the kingdom of God is our home, God is our father and the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:3
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
I think if I don't stop I will write a book.
Just remember the devil is going to try and take you out. It does not matter if you did not do anything wrong are not. Your a Christian. You have within you the power to save the world around, to tear down spiritual strong hold of the devil.
Because of the potential of the glory of God in you. You are a threat to him, and he will Bring It to take you out. It's just going to happen. So get in the word and GROW UP IN THE LORD. That's The Christian Life.
But as I come to a close. Do not be afraid. Just remember what it says in Ephesians the 6th chapter starting at verse 10.
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Thank You Pastor Terence for flowing with God yesterday. Through your message the Holy Spirit has been ministering to me all day. I'm not looking for away out of my problems now I'm seeking God on how to go through them. I'm Riding Through The Storm with Jesus.
Courtney Ivan Jones