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Day of Revolt by the Succeed in Life organization – don’t go there

I was going about my day and I noticed a little ad a company hung on my door and it quoted Psalm 7:11 which says – God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.

It had a sign on the front – “IT’S NOT FAIR”   and it said “And yet, throughout history men and women of faith experienced amazing victories only after they got angry and made an intelligent, planned out revolt against their situations”

There are many things wrong with this statement, and for Christians who may be new to their walk of faith, I do not want you to be deceived.  When David was quoting that Psalm – he had physical enemies, but in Ephesians 6:12 it says – “12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The Psalm – is actually called deliverance from enemies, but we don’t have enemies that are physical, and a mass stream of people having a revolt is not going to help anyone.  And actually the verse in the King James Version says – 11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

How would a righteous person act?  They would act the same way Jesus acted.  Jesus didn’t fight His accusers.  He didn’t say life was unfair.  He didn’t revolt.  He knew His Father and our God would hear, but He instead said, forgive them they know not what they do.  The way to reach God’s heart is through repentance, and prayer and turning your heart towards God in love, and showing mercy and compassion toward other people.

Jesus said, “Many will come in the last days saying ‘He is here’ or ‘He is in the upper room’ do not go there because when the world sees me I will be riding on the clouds and every eye will see me.”

God is a just judge.  That part is true, but it is up to God to decide who He will have mercy on and compassion on.  God judges everything righteously and fairly and there is no unfairness in Him.  He weighs heavily on His heart before He does something.  There is hope for the righteous, and to tell you the truth that our righteousness is nothing but filthy rags, but it is His righteousness bought and paid with by the Blood of Jesus that makes us worthy and blameless before His sight.  Why does He allow all these things to happen?  He wants to show us His mercy and give us time to repent.

Ezekiel 18 says –

21 “But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. 23 Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord God, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?

24 “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.

25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? 26 When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. 27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. 28 Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 29 Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair?

30 “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord God. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God. “Therefore turn and live!”

This passage talks about repentance – not revolt.  Isaiah 59 says –

We look for justice, but there is none;
For salvation, but it is far from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You,
And our sins testify against us;
For our transgressions are with us,
And as for our iniquities, we know them:
13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord,
And departing from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

Ezekiel 33:

‘The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall because of it in the day that he turns from his wickedness; nor shall the righteous be able to live because of his righteousness in the day that he sins.’ 13 When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die. 14 Again, when I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right, 15 if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

17 “Yet the children of your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ But it is their way which is not fair! 18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he shall die because of it. 19 But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is lawful and right, he shall live because of it. 20 Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, I will judge every one of you according to his own ways.”

 

One thing we have to understand about God is that God is a God of justice, but He is also a God of love, mercy, compassion.  He is gentle, kind, longsuffering, peaceful, kind, slow to anger, good to all, and the more we praise Him, the more He finds answers to our problems.  The more we trust Him and become like clay in the hands of the Potter, the more we can rest in peace knowing that the God we serve has answers to our problems.

Nehemiah 9:

They [Israel, but could apply to all of us] refused to obey,
And they were not mindful of Your wonders
That You did among them.
But they hardened their necks,
And in their rebellion[b]
They appointed a leader
To return to their bondage.
But You are God,
Ready to pardon,
Gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger,
Abundant in kindness,
And did not forsake them.

So what is the answer – Jesus is the answer – prayer is the answer, seeking God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and loving your neighbor as you love yourself is the answer, and repentance is the answer.

I don’t know what this organization is about, and I hope I have not brought more publicity to their cause, but if I have then God has His purposes.  But fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, I do not want you to be deceived into thinking that a Day of Revolt is going to answer anything.  Now I know that people reading this will take this out of context and twist this and use this for their own purposes, but without the presence of the Holy Spirit inside of you none of this will have any value.  There is a warning in there for taking one verse and using it out of context without applying it to revelation given by the Holy Spirit that matches up with the Word of God because if words are abused, then there will be consequences for that as well.

So for all those people that “work hard but see very few results, gave your life to someone who betrayed you, events caused your dreams to fall apart, doctors give you no hope” here is a prayer for you:

Heavenly Father,

I have been working very hard all my life, but am not seeing results, but I trust in You and I lean not on my own understanding knowing that all things work out together for good for those who love You and are called according to Your purpose.  Help me to see what Your purpose is and to know that I am not just burning my fuel on things that don’t matter to Your Kingdom.

Lord I have been betrayed by someone, and I feel like it’s unfair, but I know that You are fair and just and that You Yourself was betrayed by someone and I know that You understand what I am going through.  Thank You Father for sending Jesus who understands.

Lord I know that events in my life caused my dreams to fall apart, but I know that Your plans and dreams for my life are much bigger and that Your thoughts and Your ways are higher than my thoughts and my ways.  Thank You for helping me not to be discouraged by my circumstances.

I have been to every kind of doctor imaginable, and the answers are not there, but I know that through the stripes of Jesus I am healed and the sickness in my body is a lie, but Lord Thank You for being Jehovah Rapha, My healer, and I have faith that You will put Your loving arms on me and the anointing will follow through and You have already healed me.

I turn to You and confess that I am a sinner and that nothing is possible without Your Blood sacrifice that was shed for me.  I may not understand everything right now, but I believe and have faith in a God who is just and gives me hope, and that You will work in my life.  Thank You Lord, for Your miraculous power in every day little things.  I know that whatever my problems are they are not as bad as other people, and that someone else has it much worse.  Lord God I thank You, and I accept Your Son Jesus into my life.

In Jesus Mighty Name I pray,

Amen

At this time you can also pray with your heart as well.

 

 

 

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