Holy Spirit Speaks

January 13th, 2017

But, God is Sovereign

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Written by: Gene

For some odd reason I was lulled into a nap, which in of itself isn’t odd, but it was how The Lord ministered to me just now.

As I sat in my chair, the verse in Matthew 25:24 (“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed…'”) kept playing in my head.

I know this verse quite well, but for some reason the word “hard” stayed highlighted in the forefront of my mind. So, as I popped in and out of my “nap” I found myself pondering the word.

It was as if The Holy Spirit was explaining God’s viewpoint to me, but before I go into it, allow me to share what I found.

The word “hard” is Strong’s Number G4642 and other words used in scripture (and other Biblical Usages) from that number can be fierce, harsh, rough, stiff, stern, violent, offensive and intolerable.

So as I was waking, I heard in my spirit, “Whenever I hear people negate my faithfulness to my Word by saying that I am Sovereign, this is what I hear.”

Sovereign defined is as a supreme ruler, possessing supreme or ultimate power, and acting or done independently of our outside interference. Yes. God “has an absolute right to govern His creation as He pleases. God has perfect knowledge and perfect power with which He controls everything.”

You see, yes God is Sovereign, but as an act of love He has bound Himself to be faithful to keep His Word.

When we refuse to invest in His Kingdom, by standing on His Word according to His will, saying that it doesn’t matter what we do because “God will do what He wants anyway” we are in essence telling Him, “I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.”

We are in fact calling The Lord a liar because we feel that He doesn’t have to be faithful to do as he promised (Hebrews 10:23), because His Sovereign whims and personal self seeking desires override His ability to make a promise and keep it.

This is the Spirit behind the verse in Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Yes you have to know that God is Sovereign, but you also have to know that He is also Faithful to move mountains for those who stand on His Promised Word.

To say that His harsh intollerable supreme power overrides His loving faithfulness is very unpleasing to Him. It is an insult to assume that He gave us a free choice to serve and follow Him, only to have that choice outvoted and crushed by the whims of a distant incalculable deity.

But He tells us, that to say that He is Faithful to His Promises and He will use His Sovereign Power to move Earth, Heaven, and Hell on our behalf if we will only trust Him… That is real pleasing to Him.

Consider this, if God solely relied on His Sovereignty, then why bother setting aside His Deity to come to Earth as a man and die, so that He could have a stern relationship with us? But He chose to give us a choice, to believe in His Faithfulness to fulfill His Promises, so that we could be Born Again and accept His offer to have a loving relationship with Him.

Father God, thank You for pre-planning my life for me, and being faithful to get me through the obstacles of the enemy, You are Faithful
Jesus, thank You for being Faithful to death on my behalf, thank You for being raised again, and thank You for sending comfort while You prepare a place for me
Holy Spirit, thank You for giving me understanding of and guiding me through The Promises of The Word of God. I desire Your presence daily in my life

Trust God 100%

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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