Monday, September 25, 2017

Man-Made Apocalypses

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Well, by now, you have seen another unmasking of a man-made apocalypse. Some so-called biblical numerologists have been prophesying that the world would end on September 23rd, 2017. Today is the 25th and, lo and behold, another one bites the dust!

It’s sad, really, and an embarrassment to Christianity when this happens. When will humans comprehend that only God can make a decree with consequences? I like to call it God’s sovereign and efficacious will in which He brings to pass whatever He pleases to decree. 

When God decrees, something must happen. Take creation, for example. God decreed, “Let there be light.” That was a divine decree. It was an exercise of His sovereign, efficacious will. When He said it, it was impossible for light not to be. It had to appear. 

Nothing can thwart what God decrees. He commands and there can be no other consequence than what He commanded. He didn’t beg light to shine. He didn’t have to bribe light into existence. When He commanded light, it could do nothing but answer His command. That is absolute authority and power. 

No one — no creature, no prophet, no numerologist, no preacher, absolutely no one — enjoys that power of will. When men issue decrees, they can only hope that it will come to pass. They may talk and act with confidence, but that, too, is man-made. Only God can decree with absolute results — every time!

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 1.9

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