Chapter 4: The Mind of God
For countless eons the embryo that would one day become the creation of time and space, lay dormant, as a mere notion in the mind of God. There all the galaxies of the universe huddled as an illusive idea, awaiting the expression of their master.
At the proper time God unrolled an endless dark void. Then settling on a seemingly insignificant spot, he began to work. From a tiny point, much smaller than an electron, God called forth all the energy of the present universe. In an instant the creation poured into being, through a speck in space.
All physical matter has been created from astronomically massive amounts of pure energy. This energy originally issued from a single, sub-atomic spot in space, as the blast of countless hydrogen bombs might suddenly push through a pin prick.
This infinitesimal point was the doorway to creation. Through this aperture there streamed an inexpressibly enormous quantity of pristine power, which emerging from its source, entered the created realm and congealed into pools of flaming matter. These straightway combined with their brothers to form the fiery masses of stars, suns, and galaxies.
These celestial bodies blasted into a new world, of which they themselves were the first inhabitants. Light flooded before them, and racing ahead, pushed forward the boundaries of the created realm.
The flaming giants gave chase and sped from their birthplace with a reckless fury. To the roar of cataclysm these princely stars hastened to far off destinies in the unknown, writhing in blazing splendor, and trailing a smoke of curling debris to mark their path through the void.
Far and fast
they fled, until viewed from their origin, they appeared as little
more than a spray of brilliant specks. But even there, at the
expansive edges of empty space, they could not hide from God- for he
was already there, and his presence awaited their arrival. If
I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be
light about me.
Neither with all their powerful going could they ever exceed the limits of God. For he is infinitely larger than the created realm. He exists throughout the creation, around it, and far beyond it. He is in every place and every time, dwelling always in the grandeur of limitless self-existence. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
With a wave
the splendor of tiny snowflakes appeared in the black of space.
Enchanting they danced, a little storm to spin and swirl. Clever they
spied a single star and gently settled toward the fiery ball. God
hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which
As soft as
eider these soldiers drew near to torment the menacing quasar. The
snow flakes though small, were ordained by God and dispatched for this
purpose. He thrives on confrontation and delights in controversy. The
LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice;
hail stones and coals of fire.
down and around the flecks of snow attacked the burning brute, and
were vaporized with exploding shrieks that dispatched in steamy jets.
Yet all their pain, and even all their existence, resided first in the
compassion of God. Precious in the sight of
the LORD is the death of his saints.
Undismayed by the sacrifice of their brothers the snowflakes collected and fell, light as feathers, approaching a fiery doom. Contacting the maddened surface the liquid rock reviled in indignation, to hiss and blow its disapproval. But still each little recruit hastened to the fray, to die in searing plumes of billowing white. And all this intrigue originated in God. It was he who begat their tears; he was torn with every cry. Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Behind this melee of chaotic confrontation there dwelt the confidence of a serene creator. God was unmoved, for the outcome was certain. He is the orchestrator of every event. He energizes both sides of every conflict. He inflamed both the fiery rock and the snow which expired on its surface. He made them both. All things exist for his pleasure. Regardless of the process he chooses, or the appearance along the way, God can never lose. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
As time strolled through the ages, the swirling snow warriors began to take their toll. Though seemingly so small, as each valiant crystal fell upon the magma its effort contributed to a greater whole, and soon the molten lava was tamed and cooled to a rocky crust. At last the new planet conceded the game, venting its proud reluctance with sporadic puffs of latent steam.
Inspired by victory now assured, the snow continued to fall, congealing upon the landscape and gradually covering the ebony rock with drifts of powdery white. An icy calm ensued as God subdued the land and bent it to his will. He has fashioned all things as they are. He is the power behind every event and every force. Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.
In a moment forests blossomed upon this orb in space, and wooded richness spread to the valleys and hills. In a flash the land came alive with new life, and teamed with creatures great and small. Serene the breezes breathed, caressing earth and sky, to mix the blues and greens and scatter the brilliant colors of nature gone mad.
twinkling she cooed, a little dove, weaving a spell of downy repose to
the first wee chirp of newborn life- where seconds before existed only
the angry inferno of holocaust. I am come that
they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Then from this newest planet erupted a haunting sound. It was the voice of men, crying unto God for their wretched existence.
In a wind of
whirling fire God swept to the earth, his manifestation exuding his
genius. The earth shook, the heavens also
dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the
presence of God, the God of Israel. His appearance is
wonderful, and exquisitely tailored for every task. Behold,
the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. He is
timeless existence, with the infinite power to become everything at
once, and anything at all. And God said unto
Moses, I AM THAT I AM.
separate and alone, yet his joy is with the sons of Adam.
Ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. His demeanor is
emphatic and irresistible. With the intensity of infinite wisdom he
arranges the affairs of men. I will walk among
you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
resounding glory the heavens burst into joyous uproarĺ
the universe sang with the grandeur of the creation spectacle. For
of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory
for ever. Applauding realms of created beings fell into
grateful worship, for all found their existence in the benevolent
resplendence of their loving God. How great
are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an
everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to
And all this
was but a single day in the ever-present, infinite world of your God,
the creator of the universe. His work is surveyed from a throne where
time has no meaning. The LORD is the true God,
he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth
shall tremble. He commands all things from the vantage of
eternal existence. They shall perish; but thou
remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment. He is
magnificent in timeless power, which issues from the perfection of his
autonomous, self-perpetuating life. As a
vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou
art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
But turning to his dear friend Gabriel, God sighed in lonely despair. For in a fashion, God was alone, almost a prisoner of solitude in his own universe. There was no other being like himself. The angels and the stars were created things, who obeyed their directives to precision. Even Gabriel cannot say or do anything that was not first placed into him by his creator. Godís fellowship with the angels is like your fellowship with a toaster. Put in the bread, push down the handle, and up pops the toast, always done to monotonous perfection.
in this irony, God has existed for eons. He has never known a
meaningful relationship, nor has he ever heard an original thought. I
am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I
girded thee, though thou hast not known me.
this pain he finally conceived a splendid new plan. He decided to
reproduce himself, to bring forth Sons, begotten in his own image, who
would possess his same capacity. These Sons are his only hope for any
true fellowship. They are the answer to his problem, and the desire of
present, God is alone on his plateau of majestic existence, awash in
infinite possibility and without an adversary.
In secret he observes all things in silence, and works all
things in power. Verily thou art a God that
hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour. His covering is
brilliance, and his citadel the heavens. Who
coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the
heavens like a curtain. He forms his servants into lustrous
beings of radiant splendor. Who maketh his
angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. He makes his
weapons with the softness of snow. Hast thou
entered into the treasures of the snow? Which I have reserved against
the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
foolishness into wisdom, and weakness into power. God
hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and
God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things
which are mighty. He fashions iniquity into beauty, and
rebellion into his own offspring. Where it was
said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto
them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
There is no
place that escapes Godís presence. No action occurs outside his
wisdom. There is no boundary to his love. There is no limit to his
power. There is no existence beyond his own. He sustains all things
and is ruled by none. He is turned by his plan, and governed only by
his own pleasure.
The earth is approximately 25,000 miles in circumference. A Boeing 747 can fly this distance in about 50 hours. The speed of light is much faster than this. Light can encircle the earth, seven times in one second. Light can travel to the sun in eight minutes, a distance of ninety-three million miles. The sun is only a small star, yet its power output is the continuous equivalent of 100 billion, one-megaton hydrogen bombs per second. At this rate, it will burn to an ash in about five billion years.
After the sun, the next closest star is Alpha Centauri, which is 4.3 light years away. This means that light takes 4.3 years to travel there, a distance of about 25 thousand billion miles. There is another nearby star called Antares, that is very large. Antares is only 400 light years away and has a diameter of 300 million miles. The distance from the sun to the earth is only one-third the diameter of Antares.
Earth is part of the Milky Way galaxy, which contains hundreds of billions of stars, all gravitationally interacting and orbiting about a common center. At the speed of light it would take 100,000 years to travel across the diameter of this single galaxy. Andromeda is the next closest galaxy. At the speed of light, it would take 2.2 million years to go there. Within the visible universe there are several hundred million individual galaxies.
Of all the
religions in existence, only Yahweh, the God of Christianity, claims
to have created the heavens and the earth. By
the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth. There is no power in existence,
save the power of Yahweh. The heavens declare
the glory of God. He does not experience degrees of difficulty.
He is the master of the universe, and sovereign owner of all that
dwell within it. The heavens are thine, the
earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou
hast founded them.
By his own
power and without any assistance, God made the heavens, the earth,
you, and your problems. Which commandeth the
sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone
spreadeth out the heavens. His power does not respond to
things, it causes them. His wisdom is in motion before any creature is
even aware of his presence. For the Word that
God speaks is alive and full of power, making it active, operative,
energizing and effective. Hebrews 4:12 (Amplified). He is not
passive, but rather proactive, energizing all things according to his
own design. Our God is in the heavens: he hath
done whatsoever he hath pleased.
created all things, God is now the sovereign ruler of his creation. As
creator and monarch, his power is pervasive to the uttermost. Every
physical and spiritual thing is conformed to his will. The
LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth
over all. As they turn in their orbits, the celestial bodies
respond to his whim. Who hath prevented me,
that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
Just as the
stars bow to his wish, so also the terrestrial realm and its creatures
are employed by the power of God. I have made
the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched
out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. While God
appoints ministers to work under his direction, yet all their power is
derived from him. He has no enemies, and even the appearance of any
adversarial relationship dissolves upon closer inspection.
For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of
vantage, God views and directs the governments of men. The
LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. The
power of God is enthralled with man, and ever delights to stir his
affairs. It is he that sitteth upon the
circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers. Every
facet of human existence is the result of Godís exacting
specifications. He made also of one, every
nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, marking out
fitting opportunities, and the bounds of their dwelling place. Acts
governments of earth are established and ruled by Godís sovereign
direction. Nothing happens in any government, that has not been
energized by the ruler of the universe. To the
intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the
kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up
over it the basest of men. If your government is perverted,
this also is Godís work. I will give
children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
The activities of governments reveal the mind of the Lord, and those
who take the time to look, will discern his secret doings.
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water:
he turneth it whithersoever he will.
governments, the power of God is absolute over the affairs of
individual men. The LORD, which stretcheth
forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth
the spirit of man within him. The purpose of God pierces every
man, guiding and directing every life. Is it
not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Nothing
escapes Godís power or occurs by itself. The
decision is wholly of the Lord. Even the events that seem accidental,
are really ordered by Him. Proverbs 16:33 (Amplified).
all that is required for every person, in accordance with his plan for
them. A man's heart deviseth his way: but the
LORD directeth his steps. Every action of man, every word,
every thought, God has arranged and empowered to fulfill his design. For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
remove yourself from the grasp and sway of Godís power, neither can
you escape his presence. If I take the wings
of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even
there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. The
personal power of God lingers everywhere and hovers over the tiniest
things with infinite care. Are not two
sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the
ground without your Father. Every secret fiber of your being is
the familiar workshop of God. My substance was
not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in
the lowest parts of the earth.
God is not
only the answer to your problems, he is also the cause. He has placed
you in the world, and in secret he indwells every action of every
event that occurs around you. I girded thee,
though thou hast not known me. Whether singing his praises or
actively engaged in your worst failure, God was there, numbering your
hairs. The very hairs of your head are all
From thunders to whispers, the power of God is awesome and unlimited - it accomplishes all things - for there is no other. It extends to the stars, the angels, and the affairs of men. And within his grasp you draw your next breath. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; for we are also his offspring.
The mind of
God is the birthplace of wisdom- he alone has this critical component
for every success. With him is wisdom and
strength, he hath counsel and understanding. Godís wisdom is
the most valuable commodity in existence. No
mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom
is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither
shall it be valued with pure gold. He knows everything that can
be known, and his wisdom sweeps through creation as rain through the
clouds. Hast thou not known? hast thou not
heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of
the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of
and spirit realms were formed by the insight of God, and even today
they display his wisdom. The LORD by wisdom
hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the
heavens. His wisdom is manifest in actions as he rules the
universe. He telleth the number of the stars;
he calleth them all by their names. He sees the beginning and
end of every decision. Whether cataclysm or inconvenience, every
action is engineered by Godís wisdom. Nothing happens by
happenstance, but all things are conceived and arranged by God.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
knowledge of you extends to your atoms. God prepared your life, your
successes, and your failures, before he fashioned you in the womb. All
the thoughts, words, and deeds of your momentary existence, he
scripted before you were born. Thine eyes did
see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there
was none of them.
each day are all in accordance with Godís purpose for you. Thou
knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my
thought afar off. He knows what you are thinking now, and what
you will think tomorrow. Thus saith the LORD;
I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them. He
knows what you said, and what you will say. For
there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it
altogether. He knows what you have done, and what you will do
next. I know that thou canst do every thing,
and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
wisdom permeates your desires and abilities. Thou
compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my
ways. There is nothing hid from his view, and for him there are
no secrets. There is no created thing can be
secreted before him, but all things are naked and exposed to his eyes.
Hebrews 4:13 (Emphasized). With perfect clarity he directs your
decisions and will guide you to your destiny. But
he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come
forth as gold.
and earth were formed for a single purpose, that man might ultimately
manifest the wisdom of God. We speak the
wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained
before the world unto our glory. His wisdom is the treasure
that every man needs, and the fortune that every man shall one day
obtain. In whom are hid all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge.
Since God is
all powerful and all wise, it follows that his choices are best. The
decisions he makes are of the finest quality. Though you may not
presently understand them, still his choices reflect the supreme
perfection of his infinite wisdom. For the
gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
God sees the
end from the beginning, and makes his choices to bring about his aim
for every person, place, and thing. The wisdom of God scrutinizes
every option and makes every decision. His plans are then carried out
by his supreme power, with immediate, unobstructed dispatch. Behold,
he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest
currently involved in the most ambitious project he has ever
undertaken. Thus he has retained the sole responsibility to make every
choice that is required to bring this work to perfection. The
conditions that exist on this planet today are precisely the will of
God. His choices have brought about things as you see them now. He
is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even
that he doeth.
Like it or
not, God has chosen the spiritual destiny for every star, every
government, and every man. It is nonsense to believe that you can
control or alter your permanent place in God. Even Jesus Christ cannot
change your destiny. But to sit on my right
hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to
them for whom it is prepared of my Father. You do not modify
Godís purpose, you fulfill it.
God has not
abdicated his throne, or relegated his sacred plan to the incapable
hands of any lesser beings. For who hath known
the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? God has
not abandoned his dearest work to the vacillating whims of
unregenerate man. He does not need your advice. He has not asked for
your help. He makes the choices, not you. Ye
have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye
should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.
in the created realm was chosen by God to manifest his pleasure. When
he chooses to have mercy, he does so. When he chooses to harden
someone, he does that. Therefore hath he mercy
on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
All men are
destined for supernal glory, but each in his own order. During this
short earthly dispensation, some men have been appointed to good, and
some to evil. In a great house there are not
only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and
some to honour, and some to dishonour. Godís firstfruits will
get their spiritual awakening now. That he
might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy,
which he had afore prepared unto glory. But God has appointed
the rest of mankind for enlightenment in a later dispensation. Even
to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also
they were appointed.
things are locked within the sovereign choice of Godís wisdom and
power. What if God, willing to shew his
wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering
the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. The choices of God
exhibit wisdom far beyond human capacity. Hath
not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one
vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
As you seek
to learn the mystery of Godís choices, you will discover an ancient
origin. Predestination is the choice that God made of you, long before
you were born. By this method God loved Jacob and hated Esau. Godís
predestination is sure, and his choices irrefutable. For
the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil,
that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of
works, but of him that calleth; It was said unto her, The elder shall
serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have
Just as with
Jacob and Esau, your spiritual condition today is the result of Godís
choice, not yours. Your situation is not a result of the decisions you
have made. Rather, you are where you are, because of the choices that
God has made. So then it is not of him that
willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Godís decisions are the only actions ever manifest in the universe at any time. And learning this is the beginning of your relationship with him. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand.
God is the
fountainhead of all power, wisdom, and choice, and ultimately, every
action in the created realm is simply a byproduct of his pleasure. His
secret plan is now speeding toward completion and every component is
his workmanship. Thus saith the LORD, thy
redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that
maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.
God is the
architect of all things as they are today, and as they will be
tomorrow. He is the designer and builder of the world, and your life
within it. For every house is builded by some
man; but he that built all things is God.
God has planned and arranged for your destiny. All that you can see
and hear, all that touches your sphere, enters by the express design
of the master builder. Life and death, good and evil, blessing and
cursing, all labor under the express direction of God, to bring forth
his will in you. A man can receive nothing,
except it be given him from heaven.
Consider Ephesians 1:1-19, where God reveals himself as the sole worker of all things.
BLESSING. Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual
blessings. God is the provider of all blessing. Not your good
looks, your superior intellect, your job, your church, or accidental
circumstance. God has given you all that you have, and he has made you
all that you are.
HIS CHOICE. According
as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.
God chose you, and not vice-versa. Before he made the earth he
marked out your destiny, and even now he foresees your perfected
& HIS WILL. Having predestinated us unto
the adoption [SonPlacing] of children by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will. The will of
God is invincible, and a servant of his wisdom. He has decided that
you shall be made into the image of his Son. He did not ask your
permission, nor does he need your approval. Since he is all powerful
and all wise, he gets everything he wants, even without your help.
Absolutely nothing can stop him and there is nothing you can do to
dissuade your position in Christ. Your present condition and your
destiny are not the result of your works, they are the workmanship of
HIS GRACE. To
the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath
made us accepted in the beloved. Grace is ďfree unmerited
favor.Ē All the workmanship of God comes to you as a free, unmerited
gift. You have earned nothing. It is Godís grace that has made you
what you are, and this grace will lead you to your ultimate state. Not
your good choices. Not your superb lifestyle. Though you are certainly
involved with the process, yet this process could not operate without
the workmanship of God.
HE ABOUNDS. Wherein
he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Wisdom
and knowledge flow from God to you. He abounds toward you with
everything required for your perfecting. He is the supplier of every
necessary component for this highly technical, intense, and delicate
project. This abundance originates in him, and flows from him.
& HIS PLEASURE. Having made known unto us
the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure
which he hath purposed in himself. In his
interplay with man upon the earth, God has revealed his will, his
pleasure, and his purpose. This mysterious will is that you shall one
day be conformed into the image of his Son. Your part is simply to
cooperate with this plan, and the workmanship of God will accomplish
it in you.
HE GATHERS. In
the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather
together in one all things in Christ. Christ is the anointed
company of the firstborn Sons of God. The completion of this corporate
group is the workmanship of God. When this supernal cartel is
complete, God will gather these Sons together, and entrust the
creation to their hands. God is the author, the finisher, and the only
gatherer on this project.
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance,
being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh
all things after the counsel of his own will. Before you
were born, God marked out a spiritual inheritance for you. This
inheritance is the transfer of wealth from Father to Son. It is the
immutable purpose of God that you shall one day possess this
inheritance. To this end, God has arranged your life according to his
will. You are his workmanship.
HIS GLORY. That
we should be to the praise of his glory. When the work
of God is finished in your spirit, you will be a living example of his
glory. You will show the splendor of God as an honorable Son extols
his Father. This is entirely your Fatherís doing. Your present and
future existence is the workmanship of God.
INHERITANCE. That the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom
and revelation in the knowledge of him: that ye may know what
is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of
his inheritance in the saints. Revelation is the
knowledge of God- it is an understanding of his calling and his
inheritance. The inheritance of God is that you shall one day possess
his character and capacity. These things are summed up in his plan of
Sonship. An understanding of this plan is the gift and revelation of
God. It is not a payment for your hard study or sterling character.
The knowledge, plan, and inheritance of Sonship, are the workmanship
HIS POWER. And
what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
believe. The immeasurable and unlimited power of God will bring
forth his workmanship in you. You have caught hold of glory, it has
swept you away. Hold on for the ride of your life.
workmanship of God has made you all that you are now, and all that you
will be. Of his own will begat he us with the
word of truth. If you are seeking God, it is because he has
sovereignly dragged you. No man can come to
me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. The
spiritual awakening of men is the workmanship of God. As
many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
The scope and intricacy of Godís workmanship far exceeds the cognitive abilities of the human mind. Nevertheless, God is the producer and director of all things in the heavens or on the earth. He is the doer of all things, and as the only worker, he absolutely cannot fail. If God be for us, who can be against us?
pleasure, God creates and sustains all things bright and good. His
nature is lovingkindness and this permeates all his actions. The
earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. His works float on
streams of his love, as flowers drifting gently on a current of divine
benevolence to man. I am the LORD which
exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:
for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
God is the
only source of ďgood Ē in the universe. He is the source of every
blessing that his creatures crave. Why callest
thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. All his
works are devised to extend the reach of his love. Every action in the
created realm blushes with the goodness of God.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth
to all generations.
of God hovers upon man as a doting nanny. What
is man, that thou art mindful of him? His heart is fervent to
reveal his grand and glorious blessings to all who ask. For
thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy
unto all them that call upon thee.
come to God will find his lovingkindness. How
excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men
put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. He is the source
of every treasure, the dispenser of joy and wealth. The
LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in
the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the
fruit of thy land, for good.
God is the
guarantee of your success and the assurance of your everlasting peace.
He is your loving Father. He is the source of your earthly life and
the designer of your destiny. And we know
that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Psalm 103, where God describes the glorious abundance of his goodness
the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Cloaked
in the blessings and traumas of life, are the benefits of God. While
traversing the twisting turns of each day, your Heavenly Father calls
to you. Remember his love and keep it before your eyes. God is the
source of every good thing, and he intends all things for your eternal
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities. By
the wisdom of God, all flesh has sinned and come short of his glory.
This shortfall can be thought of as a deficit, a specific amount by
which you were made to lack from the perfection of God. By the
forgiveness of God, he has decreed that you shall one day make up this
deficit. What you now lack, you will soon have, and obtaining it, you
will arrive at the glory of God. This is forgiveness. It is the
satisfaction of your deficiency, the reversal of your lack. It is God
who unconditionally forgives the failings of your humiliation, and
still promises to raise you to the level of his glory.
healeth all thy diseases. The disease of death thrives in the
carnal mind and Adamic body. This enemy is destroyed as your mind is
renewed into the anointing of Christ. As the life of Jesus Christ
matures in you, you will be healed from every disease. Your spirit
will be made complete and will pulse with vibrant, outflowing
vitality, made immortal by the goodness of God.
redeemeth thy life from destruction. The Adamic experience is a
dip into death for the future rulers of the universe. To be lifted
from the destruction of this carnal death is the treasure of
redemption. His sweeping plan will ultimately lift you out from
iniquity and death, and set you into the highest of celestial heavens.
LOVINGKINDNESS. Who crowneth thee with
lovingkindness and tender mercies. The crown of lovingkindness
is the crown God wears. He is even now preparing you to wear this same
crown. Your momentary earthly processings are the steps to this
possession. The lovingkindness and mercy that God has, indeed even all
his character, will one day be yours. These are the treasures that
shall adorn the heads of those who become his Sons.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so
that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. You begin your
Adamic existence as the most destitute and needy creature in the
universe. But God intends to satisfy your lack, so that you will be
renewed and strong, overcoming and soaring. When you complete the
process to Sonship you will radiate the goodness of God. You will
dwell in a youth of infinite regeneration, as an effulgent source of
life and joy.
RIGHTEOUSNESS. The LORD executeth
righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. In the
garden of Eden, God subjected every man to sin and death. But this
very oppression is the guarantee of their future righteousness. The
judgment and character of God are reserved only for those who have
been oppressed by Adamic failure. The time for earthly trials will
soon come to an awesome conclusion, and the sons of Adam will be
transformed into the righteousness of God.
GRACE. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow
to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Mercy and grace are twins,
which flow in abundance from the limitless ocean of Godís goodness.
They are the agents of God, the active proponents that will actualize
your life and secure the destiny that God has planned for you.
goodness of God were limited to earthly blessings, he would be a
glorious and wonderful benefactor. But the awesome lovingkindness of
God goes far beyond this. His goodness is exceedingly greater than you
are capable of imagining.
Try to think up the most outrageous delight that you can, and the reality of Godís goodness for you is exceedingly beyond that. 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. Godís goodness toward you transcends the created realm. He intends for you to become not just part of the kingdom, but part of the King. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne.
goodness of God is the secret plan of Sonship. By this little known
design, God intends to give you his character, his wisdom, his power,
and his immortality. God has arranged the heavens and the earth so
that he might literally reproduce himself in you.
Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of
things to come concerning my sons.
God is now working a brilliant scheme to bring forth a cadre of new spirit beings- Sons who are born in his own image and likeness. There can be no greater blessing in existence, and this is the goodness of God. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
certainly as good was first conceived in the mind of God, so also was
evil. Evil is summarily the opposite of good, and without the one the
other could not exist. If there were no evil, then ďgoodĒ would be
in creation flow from the power, wisdom, choice, and workmanship of
God. So also, good and evil flow from the mind of God. Good & evil
are the extremes of Godís character and both are the expression of
his personality. Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good? God manifests evil as easily
as good, and dispenses either with the facility of a master surgeon.
Both good & evil flow from his throne in a continuous stream to
accomplish his sublime purpose. What? shall we
receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?
As you come
to experience the true nature of your Heavenly Father, and to see him
from the inside, you will learn that good & evil are simply tools
of his wisdom. They are the devices that he uses to produce
immortality from emptiness. Therefore as all
good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you;
so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things.
If it were
possible to assemble a model of Godís mind, it might be depicted as
a sphere, having several layers. The outermost covering would be
composed entirely of lovingkindness. Love is the final purpose of Godís
actions and the ultimate result of all his works. Lovingkindness is
all that can be seen or known of God from the outside. This outer
layer operates as a screen or filter. It prevents the expression of
any thought or action that cannot ultimately be used to produce more
If you were
to penetrate this outer stratum of Godís mind, you would encounter
the boundless depths of his goodness. This is an infinite region of
creative blessing. It might appear as a myriad of beautiful interwoven
canyons, streaming, twisting, intersecting, and winding through
opulent realms of benevolent charity.
But if you
could pass all the way through this measureless goodness of Godís
mind, you would eventually come to a secret place never before seen by
any created being. For deep inside the spiraling labyrinth of Godís
mind resides the source of all evil, hidden, and incarcerated there
since long before time. I form the light, and
create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all
model of Godís mind, evil is placed in the center, only to show that
it is totally cloaked and wrapped on all sides by multitudinous layers
of his goodness. Though God is indeed the author of what you call
evil, yet all evil is contained wholly within the bounds of his
goodness and love. Yea, the darkness hideth
not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the
light are both alike to thee.
For any evil
to be manifest, it must first pass through the purifying and infinite
layers of Godís goodness. Then it must also pass through the outer
cortex and meet the test of his lovingkindness. The evil that arises
from within the mind of God cannot be manifest, unless it has been
specifically designed and purposed in such a way, that its expression
will ultimately bring about more of his lovingkindness.
Those who are exposed to Godís evil, will ultimately find themselves
becoming generators of his lovingkindness, because good & evil are
the building blocks of love. All the evil in the world today will one
day be revealed as the love of God, to bring about hidden purposes of
incalculable blessing. Every action of good and evil that touches your
life today has been sent from God to spark the production of his love
in you. Tell me therefore, which of them will
love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he
In all the
eons of bygone ages, God has never demonstrated evil to his creation,
until now. The knowledge of good & evil was not required for the
angels. Which things the angels desire to
look into.This knowledge is only
required for God and the Sons who are born of his loins. If you are
going to be born of God, then you must experience the good & evil
that is resident in his mind, even the hidden wisdom that no creature
has ever known before. And the LORD God
said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil.
take the wings of the morning, you will find God in ďgood.Ē When
you make your bed in a nightmarish hell, you will find God in ďevil.Ē
You must find him in both these places before you will really know him
at all. Your understanding must be opened to see your Heavenly Father
as the originator of both these forces, in your daily life and in the
world around you.
knowledge approaches the ultimate goal. For when you are finally
enabled to see God in all good and every evil, then you will finally
see him as he is. And arriving at this state of being, you will then
find that you have become like him.We know
that when he comes and is manifested we shall as Godís children
resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He really is. 1
John 3:2 (Amplified).
garden of Eden good and evil grew on the same tree, and this was the
tree of death. In accordance with Godís plan, you have now been made
subject to the forces of good and evil. This subjection is like a
brief workshop in the mind of God. It is a time to experience the
devastating effects of death by good, and death by evil. This training
is the process that transfers the mind of God to your spirit by
experience. Yet he also is wise, and will
bring evil, and will not call back his words.
Christians believe that God brings evil only on the wicked people, and
that Satan brings evil on everybody. Such is the ridiculous and
childish fantasy of Organized Religion. Much to the contrary, there is
only one creator in the universe. All things good or evil, are made
and sustained by God. And he is before all
things, and by him all things consist.
Just as God
is the only source of ďgoodĒ in the universe, so is he also the
only source of ďevil.Ē For the inhabitant
of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD.
Evil does not create itself, it is not created by Satan, and it
is not created by you. Therefore hath the LORD
watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us.
the wisdom of God, he has subjected all his creation to his own evil
devices. All the bright lights of heaven will
I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord
GOD. God is the maker of all evil, the progenitor of pain, and
the ultimate cause behind every failure. Behold,
the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it
upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
suits his purpose, the intention of God is death and destruction- he
is the doer of evil. Thus saith the LORD of
hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place,
the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingleEvil is the
work of God, manifest for the eternal benefit of man. Thou
turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. It
is this experience and understanding of Godís evil that will
ultimately bring forth the Sons who are to be born in his own image.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
understanding of evil is so important, that when God decided to unveil
it, he appointed an archangel to personally oversee its
administration. Lucifer, the ďShining One,Ē was given the deluded
mind of a beast, and placed as the vice-president in charge of evil
affairs on earth. How art thou fallen from
heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the
Satan is not
a creator of anything- he is a created being himself, sustained every
moment by God. He has been assigned as the administrator of Godís
evil. Behold, I have created the smith that
bloweth the coals in the fire; and I have created the waster to
works of Satan are done in the service of God.And
Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
serve. And when his services are no longer required, this
seemingly ferocious and rebellious Devil will be subdued by a single
angel, at the direction of God. And I saw an
angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and
a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old
serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand
Satanic serpent in Eden was hand made by God to accomplish his
specific purpose. Now the serpent was more
subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. Through
the work in Eden the carnal mind was created, and made as a
sympathetic receiver for Godís evil. You have been bonded to this
mind, which guarantees that you will receive the experience of evil
that you require for the perfecting of your spirit.
The evil of
God is not indiscriminately scattered upon the earth, but is
surgically dispatched to achieve specific goals. God uses evil for
correction, to mature your spirit, for revenge, and for education.
These four primary purposes for Godís evil are discussed below.
purpose for Godís evil is to correct menís lives. He uses it to
turn their lives toward him, that they might begin to seek him with
their whole heart. The carnal mind is mesmerized by its own beauty.
There is no amount of goodness that can penetrate this delusion. Only
evil turns wayward men to God. Thus saith the
LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against
you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and
your doings good.
troubles arise in your life you will seek your loving Heavenly Father.
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence,
and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. When
you feel slain by problems, this is Godís call for deeper attention.
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD
plead with all flesh.
rips through your sphere, throw yourself upon Godís mercy. Come,
and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal
us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. The experience of
evil is the work of God to turn you from your path, that you might
begin to walk with him personally. And I will
bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver
is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my
name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they
shall say, The LORD is my God.
purpose for Godís evil is to bring about the maturity and perfection
of your spirit. God brought Satan against Jesus three times, at his
birth, baptism, and betrayal. He was abandoned to the evils of Herod,
Satan, and Judas. Then was Jesus led up of
the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
was the pleasure of God. By the endurance of these sufferings, Jesus
was perfected. Yet it pleased the LORD to
bruise him; he hath put him to grief. By these evils Jesus
became an Overcomer and procured for himself all the glories reserved
for these preeminent warriors. For it became
him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing
many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect
fashion, God brought evil against Paul. For I
will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. But
this evil was the guarantee of Paulís spiritual perfection. The
scars of undeserved beatings came from the love of God, and those
pains later became Paulís principal source of comfort and
confidence. From henceforth let no man trouble
me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
purpose for Godís evil is revenge. Within the limited scope of this
present dispensation, God is not always forgiving. At times he may
exact restitution with fiendish severity. And
the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the
people; and much people of Israel died.
perfect memory failed to forget or forgive the sins of Amalek, to the
screams of ripped-up women and dismembered children. I
remember that which Amalek did to Israel. Now go and smite Amalek, and
utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both
man and woman, infant and suckling.
his wisdom targets for destruction, receive his evil without mercy. Therefore
will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I
have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet
will I not hear them. But still, in the dispensations yet to
come, all these evils will be revealed as the lovingkindness of God.
Thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil,
from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go
haughtily: for this time is evil.
purpose for Godís evil is education. He uses it to demonstrate his
grandeur, power, and personality. His fierce and terrible works are
his finest moments, causing his creation to look on in awe. And
I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in
the land of Egypt. Even a life of agonizing handicap is the
doing of God, spawned from his desire to reveal his own glory. Master,
who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus
answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the
works of God should be made manifest in him.
To God, evil
events are no different than any other, and he is well pleased with
his actions of death and destruction. They are all perfect. They exist
for his pleasure and they accomplish his will.
learning the purposes for evil, it is important to understand the
methods that God uses to distribute his evil. These methods are many,
and include prospering the wicked, idolatry, devils, and deception.
These four are discussed below.
One way that
God dispenses evil is by prospering the wicked. Wherefore
do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Their seed
is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before
their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God
upon them. The wicked people of the earth have been established
by God, and appointed to manifest the horrifying abominations which
originate from the mind of God. Wherefore
doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that
deal very treacherously? Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken
root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit.
prosperity of wickedness is required to produce an environment where
the Sons of God can be properly matured. Thus God has ordained every
vile, disgusting form of filth, including his own blasphemy. And
the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself,
and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things
against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be
accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
sonís riotous living was financed by his father, and so also, the
wanton evils of today are financed by God. Only God has the ability to
sustain the prosperity of wickedness that you now see in the world
around you. And when he shall have
accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things
shall be finished.
A second way
that God dispenses evil is by turning men to idolatry. Ancient Israel
was turned to the worship of Baal, Molech, and Ashtoreth, by the
wisdom of God. When the northern ten tribes separated unto pagan
idolatry, God took credit for this most grievous evil. Thus
saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren
the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing
is from me.
men to idolatry that he may devour them with evil. Behold,
I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all
the evil that I have pronounced against them. Idolatry is
spiritual adultery, and it originates from God as part of his plan. For
God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and
give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be
fulfilled. He is the destroyer, and no one else. The idolatry
that is rampant in the world today, is the workmanship of God. Therefore
I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to
A third way
that God dispenses evil is by sending devils. Every form of evil is
sent from God, and this includes demonic powers and every evil spirit
in existence. Then God sent an evil spirit
between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt
treacherously with Abimelech. These vexing spirits work to
accomplish the will of God. But the Spirit of
the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled
spirit today is doing the work for which it was created. Ultimately,
all the actions of these demons will contribute to the proliferation
of Godís lovingkindness. And lest I should
be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,
there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to
A fourth way
that God dispenses evil is by fostering lies and deception. And
Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the
LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice
to the LORD. God has conceived and directed every deception of
man. He freely employs lying and subterfuge when it suits his purpose.
And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he
said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of
all his prophets. And he [God] said, Thou shalt persuade him, and
prevail also: go forth, and do so.
and every spiritual seduction has been invented by God. And
for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie. These devices are simply a part of his
repertoire, and are implemented under the direction of his unerring
wisdom. I also will choose their delusions,
and will bring their fears upon them.
God is the
instigator and disseminator of every evil action. Shall
there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? When
your life is destroyed, God did it. Thine
hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou
dost destroy me. When you are consumed with suffering, this is
your Father. The Lord give you the bread of
adversity, and the water of affliction. When your good works
are despised and rejected, God is responsible. When
I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for
light, there came darkness. Even when you are robbed and
cheated, God arranged it. Who gave Jacob for a
spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD? When you
feel cold against God, he did that too. O
LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our
heart from thy fear?
perverted government is intent on your destruction, it is Godís
doing. For I have set my face against this
city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given
into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire. When
your world becomes emptiness and futility, this also is from your
Heavenly Father. Come, behold the works of the
LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. Anytime you
experience evil, or collapse, or pain, or anguish, you are in the hand
of God. And the vessel that he made of clay
was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another
vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
God has had
to harden his own heart to subject his Sons to the evil they require
for their perfecting. For the creature was
made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath
subjected the same in hope. Now he suffers with you, and cries
along with all your pain. Therefore said I
[God], Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort
me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
of Godís heart is the first step in your spiritual primogenesis.
This pain is a component of your gestation and the guarantee of your
spiritual birth. For the knowledge and experience of evil, are
required for the offspring of God. And they
shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye
shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in
it, saith the Lord GOD.
It is time
now to strip off your double-minded carnality and surrender to an all
sovereign God. You cannot continue to worship one creator of good and
another of evil. The light of the body is the
eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of
light. All the evil that has been done by your fellow man, has
been ordained by the wisdom of God. To believe that evil originates
anywhere else in the universe is a coffin of double-minded delusion. A
double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let not that man think
that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
continue to credit Satan or mankind for the creation of evil, your
understanding remains blocked and you will not be able to learn the
true nature of God.
the people of earth for their evil deeds, and start looking for Godís
divine wisdom behind every action. Consider the long term result of
the evil that God has allowed. If you look close enough you will find
him hiding there, even amidst the most vile hour of your darkest
night. Know now that God hath overthrown me,
and hath compassed me with his net. He hath fenced up my way that I
cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
Evil is not
good, but rather, evil is God. God demands that you credit him for
every destruction, and for every heinous depravity, so that he can
become the Lord of all things in your life. See
now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I
make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver
out of my hand.
All the evil
that has ever percolated from the deep core of Godís mind will one
day stamp to the forefront as his infinite wisdom. If God does not
intend a thought, or action, or creature to serve for his pleasure,
then he does not create it. What he does not intend to use for
ultimate blessing, simply does not exist.
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath
shalt thou restrain.
There is a divine purpose for the creation of every evil event. The purpose of universal evil is to bring forth an ever increasing abundance of the love of God. The purpose of earthly evil is that you might learn this.
mind of man is not capable of comprehending the empyreal perfection of
God. Instead it erroneously ascribes human characteristics to its
omnipotent creator. This regretful situation is called ďanthropomorphism.Ē
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible
God into an image made like to corruptible man.
mind cannot forgive, so it invented Hell and blamed it on God. The
carnal mind cannot comprehend Godís purpose for evil, so it invented
an all powerful Devil. The carnal mind doesnít like suffering, so it
invented the Rapture. The carnal mind wants earthly splendor, so it
invented the Gospel of Prosperity. The
carnal mind wants to be the boss, so it invented the Free Will of man.
mind of man is the god of Modern Christianity. This idolatrous deity
is nothing more than an assemblage of human failings. Arising from the
perverse limitations of fallen men, this god is stupid, weak, fearful,
The god of
Modern Christianity is thought to have failed in the garden of Eden.
Accordingly, he is now expected to fail as the savior of all men.
Having no plan, no power, and no purpose, this incompetent bungler
apparently leaves all the really important decisions to man. When men
prove to be as foolish as he is, he is then supposed to demand the
fiendish revenge of Eternal Torment.
All this can
be averted, however, if anyone will put a penny in the plate, a cookie
in their mouth, and flatter him with their lips- then this little god
promises to reward them with earthly riches. This is putrid idolatry
at its finest. Ye say that he is your God:
Yet ye have not known him.
The truth is
quite the opposite, for God is not a man, neither is he governed by
any human characteristics. God is not subject to physical laws- The
bush burned with fire, and was not consumed. God is not afraid
of sorrow- The sacrifices of God are a broken
spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. God
does not experience doubt- Who hath declared
this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I
the LORD? and there is no God else beside me.
God does not
know fear- I am understanding; I have
strength. God is never confused- Counsel
is mine, and sound wisdom. God does not accumulate wealth- For
all those things hath mine hand made. God originates terror- He
doeth according to his will in the army of heaven. God is not
affected by evil- I make peace, and create
evil. God is not subject to death- Having
neither beginning of days, nor end of life. Godís actions
always produce love- Who shall separate us
from the love of Christ? And he absolutely cannot know failure-
All things are of God.
God is not
human. Though he creates human emotions, he is not subject to any. If
his total sovereignty seems incomprehensible, then you have been
beguiled by the carnal god of Organized Christianity. Flee this
bloodthirsty harlot and toss her puny god in the garbage can of
religious dogma. Thou thoughtest that I was
altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set
them in order before thine eyes.
Cease now to
drag God down to your level, for he exists far above the human sphere.
God that made the world and all things
therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in
temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as
though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath,
and all things.
glorious plan for every man is beyond question. His power is absolute,
and nothing has ever contradicted his will. For
my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are
my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
In the ages
to come, all things that have occurred in the heavens or on the earth,
will be seen to manifest the lovingkindness of God. But for the moment
it does not always appear that way. But now we
see not yet all things put under him.
because your comprehension of Godís mind is limited by your short,
mortal, perspective. Your Adamic sojourn is a momentary vapor. Your
view of the workings of God is but a snapshot, a single still frame in
a very long movie.
To know God
personally, you must leave these limitations behind and meet God in
the timeless, solitary, self-existent state, where all things work to
accomplish his pleasure. Things may not look right to you today, but
just trust him and wait. For to be carnally
minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Time is a
created dimension, a limitation for created beings only. God dwells
outside the dimension of time, and is not subject to its restrictions.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the
ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come,
functions from a perspective of timeless existence and infinite power.
From this frame of reference, all things are naked before him. Declaring
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are
not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my
pleasure. The end of every work is as plain to him as its
beginning. From his perspective, his work on earth was finished to
perfection, before he made the planet. Known
unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
This is your
Heavenly Father, the supreme being of the universe. He embodies the
abundance of radiant power. His works are a tempest and his turbulent
decisions bolt from his hand to accomplish his will. Out
of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices.
history and all the future thrives and lives before him, for he dwells
outside the confines of time. His presence permeates every speck in
the universe. His power sustains every star and every man. His
knowledge penetrates every darkness. His wisdom pervades every action.
His workmanship is all that you see. Whatsoever
the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas,
and all deep places.
creatures of God are animated for his pleasure. The events of their
lives are in accord with his plan. And all these glories are but a
single wisp of the limitless expanse that is your Heavenly Father.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not
return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
terrifying to have your God become all powerful and all sovereign. For
when he entwines into all things, and exudes from every place, then
there is no room left for you. Your will, your wisdom, your choices,
your power, and your works, become simply manifestations of his
pleasure. There is no room left for your ego, your self-centeredness,
your big plans, your idolatry, or your carnal mind.
finally learn this, your earthly desires will wane and dissolve into a
singular yearning for the celestial realm. For
in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house
which is from heaven. Learning his mind and perceiving his true
nature, God becomes your all, and in all. That
they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that
they also may be one in us.
to perceive God in all things is required before he can transfer any
power to you. You must come to understand that every good and every
evil is the result of his will- for only then would you not disrupt
the perfection of things as they are.
not mean that you like evil. To the contrary, you are to grieve over
evil. But you must also understand that evil has fallen out from the
superior wisdom of God, and will ultimately be used to accomplish his
unshakable knowledge of Godís utter sovereignty is called the ďMind
of Christ,Ē and this is the mind that must be developed in you. The
Mind of Christ functions from an experiential understanding that God
is absolutely, irrevocably, in sovereign perfect control of all
things. This knowledge will enable you to accomplish the difficult
tasks that will produce a Son of God within you. Let
this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, ... being
found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient
unto death, even the death of the cross.
The Mind of
Christ can endure any situation of devastating evil, and proclaim the
peace of Godís power. It understands the sovereignty of God so
completely, that it can look down the barrel of a gun and say to the
bullet, ďThou couldest have no power at all
against me, except it were given thee from above.Ē
The Mind of
Christ can proclaim, even today, the pervasive wisdom and power of
God. It can rest through any storm, knowing that no physical or
spiritual circumstance can accomplish anything, except the perfect,
far-sighted pleasure of a loving God.
God is the
originator of all things, both your destruction and your immortality.
From his perspective, all actions in the created realm are but a
sequence of events, emanating from his throne, to accomplish his
purpose. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have
not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my
witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not
Heavenly Father appeared to you right now, would you recognize him?
Would he appear in a robe and sandals? Would he appear as a splendor
of brilliant light with shining rays? Could he appear in bewildering
terror, as a dark specter of adversity? Or might he appear as the
events of your life, just as you found them today? Look
unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and
there is none else.
If the awesome extent of Godís total sovereignty seems incomprehensible to you, just wait. God will bring an experience of exquisite construction, to reveal that your subjection to evil is the mirror image of your immortality, and he is the doer of both.
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