“I PRAY THIS BIBLE STUDY WILL HELP YOU FOR YOUR LIFE AMEN”
Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Yesterday a very poor woman who was discovered by someone at Kolkata railway station singing for food to have an excellent voice, whose video went viral, she was selected by one very famous music director to sing for his song, she stated it was God who worked through people and used people to bless her since He loved her very much. She gave all the glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We find people who are in difficult situations and under great problems at times blame God for putting them through this, indirectly they state God hates them and does not love them.
We know God created all things and all life comes from Him so even Satan is created by Him, that does not means there is evil in God.
The Taoism (Chinese belief) believe in Yin-Yang (God and Bad) exist in this universe and both need to exist also there needs to be a balance between the two; this is because they do not know God and are more an atheist belief (believing in universal spirit, not an intellectual being), but have human-gods or animal gods which can be killed and given birth to, like what exist in Hinduism (bhagwans)!
Is God a puppeteer who controls every thought, every action and every event?
Initially when I was spiritually new in the Lord I I thought we are directly connected to God like a live connection and thus we live, when God desires He disconnects and we die! Later I realized when we were created in the foundation of creation, we were like seeds and the day we became a living soul in our mother’s womb we started to live our spiritual life term (which is a few thousands of years), if we go to Hell we suffer our sins there till our life term finishes, and if we sleep in Christ and go to Heaven then we can live eternally for we can renew our spirit lives via the Tree / River of Life (symbolic) which exist in Heaven. Above all God knows who will go to Heaven.
So all though all life comes from God yet its beginning and end is marked by Him, each one lives it as He desires and the Lord gives freedom to do so. But that does not mean He becomes audience to all things. Although evil exist He sets boundaries to it so that His people are not consumed by it. Also He does not wait for the extremes, if people call upon Him He does intervene. Although all things are set by Him yet there are times He intervene without disturbing the timeline or story of His creation which is already written.
Similarly if we look at the Bible although it says everything its written and complete, nothing can be added or removed from it yet we find God still talks to us individually even today. What we will see is whatever God speaks will not contradict His written Word, if it does then it was not God that spoke to us but either an evil spirit or our misled conscience.
In today’s message we find the Apostles casting lots to know God’s decision between two persons. In the OT the breastplate of the High Priest had pockets in which were two objects called Urim and the Thummim which in Hebrew means truth and perfect (symbolizes the Word of God) and whenever the Lord did not speak to His people directly or through a Man of God, the priest wore the breastplate and via these two objects gave the Lord’s decision (similar to casting lots).
It does not means one can pick anything randomly and state it is the Lord’s decision, one needs to have proper understanding of the process and over time knows how the Lord does it (note the breastplate was only worn by a Priest and not anyone).
It is by this understanding I get my daily messages and one can see the supernatural links between them and what is currently or going on or going to happen in this world.
Lord You are God and You alone are God. You created all things and all life comes from You yet You have given each living being a choice of how to live it. Lord we pray we understand You are a Living God and do interact with us and work in our situations as and when we allow You to. We pray we learn to call on You and in your Name see your glory in our lives…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD continually.
30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask [counsel] for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, [both] he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, [Let] thy Thummim and thy Urim [be] with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, [and with] whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
64 These sought their register [among] those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood [up] a priest with Urim and Thummim.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Dated 17 September 2019