Wednesday, February 3, 2016

YUPB Daily Inspiration With Rapsody of Realities

Rhapsody Of Realities 

       He Needs Your Permission
Thursday, 4th February.
Pastor Chris.
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men (Psalm 115:16).

Some people wonder why we need to pray for God to intervene in certain matters. “Can’t God just save everybody in the world, since He wants them saved? Why do we have to pray for Him to do what He desires? Can’t He see the pains and sufferings that people are going through?” They ask in bewilderment. But you see, what such folks don’t understand is, God needs our permission. Yes, He does.
Now, here’s how it works: God gave the first Adam, a lease on this earth; God gave him authority over this earth; but the earth always belonged to God. The Bible says “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof...” (Psalm 24:1). However, He put it in the charge of Adam. And as long as that lease is on, God has no “right” to intervene in the earth. If you study the third chapter of the Book of Genesis, you’d know how Satan came into the picture; and how he took over from Adam.
Adam willingly sold out his right to the earth to Satan by committing treason against God. Thus, Satan’s authority over the earth isn’t an angelic authority; it’s human authority, which he got from Adam. So, it’s Adamic authority that Satan runs with, and as a result, God can’t intervene.
It’s like this: if you gave someone your landed property on lease for a hundred years, for example, within the period that the property is under his authority, you can’t encroach on it, even though it’s yours. You can only reclaim it when the lease runs out, which is after the hundred years tenure. Now, even though God sent a second Adam—Jesus Christ—to defeat Satan and set up a spiritual kingdom, the lease on man’s world is still running.
This is why we pray and act by faith to appropriate the blessings that God has already given to us. He can’t just step in and put them in your hands. He needs your permission, your invitation, to intervene on your behalf, because this is man’s world. So, every time you pray, understand how important it is, because you’re making it “legally” possible for God to intervene in some ways that He wouldn’t have, had you not prayed.
Dear Lord, thank you for the privilege of prayer, which avails me the opportunity to effect changes in the realm of the spirit. I depend completely on you, trusting your power and miraculous intervention in different situations and circumstances for which I pray, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
                FURTHER STUDY:
Psalm 107:6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
2 Chronicles 14:11-12 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
Matthew 24:36-51, Exodus 28
Acts 15:12-21, Job 40-41
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