A Declaration To The Spiritual Soldier

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? By Minister Speed

I often hear people who are antagonistic against God state If God is in complete control of the world, then isn't He ultimately responsible for all human suffering—either by causing it or allowing it. Doesn't that make Him very hard to love?

It appears that oftentimes most people even Christians are very ignorant of simple facts that the Bible has state concerning God.

Listen my brothers and sisters, if you want to understand God, Jesus the Messiah, and Rauch Hakodesh (The Holy Spirit), then you’re going to have to read, study, and live according to the Bible!!!

Many times when someone dies we hear Christians say “He’s in a better place, or God must have needed an angel so He called him home.”  This gives the world permission to believe that God killed, or allowed the death of this person.  

This is especially harmful when a baby or small child dies.  I've seen Christians turn their backs on God in complete resentment at the loss of a love one. 

This blog is design to clear up the misinformation regarding the truth concerning God, Self Will, Choice, and Life and Death.

As usual, the question is: What does the Bible say? Does God's Word say that He is in control of everything that happens in the world? Absolutely not. 

In fact, Scripture states that it is the Devil, Satan, also called the Dragon who is exerting a controlling influence over the affairs of mankind.
1 John 5:19 (NIV) “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one”.

The Bible clearly states that this world is under the control of the evil one and this is something that most people cannot fathom. 

Brothers and sisters God’s kingdom is of a spiritual nature at this time.  The church is God’s instrument for calling men and women out of this world into His spiritual world.  When Jesus was arrested and standing before Pontius Pilate he stated that His Kingdom was not of this world. At the time not even His disciples could understand this saying   but it is obvious that what Jesus was saying.

John 18:36 (NIV) Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.”

I hope it is starting to become apparent that God expects us to live in this world but to be citizens of his world.  His word says in John 15:19, If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  

Folks God is all loving and all compassion.  He does not allow or cause these trials and suffering to take place on this earth.  The fact is we have been given as a result of free will complete autonomy to serve God or not to serve God.  Any real love involves Choice. 

In order for us to experience love, God bestowed on us free will. But unfortunately, we humans have abused our free will by rejecting God and walking away from Him. And that has resulted in the introduction of two kinds of evil into the world: moral evil and natural evil.

Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive. Romans 3:23 says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Natural evil is the planet being out of harmony and the destructive nature of man upon it. Weather, disasters  and other calamities make up natural evil.

The sad truth is in this world the majority of man and women have chosen through free will to reject God and thereby allow this plan of life on earth to become a fear driven and self- propelled hate filled place to live.  

I must say that if not for the grace of God, and Christians who stand guard through prayer and intercession, I believe that this world would already be in subjection to the great tribulation to come.

The fact is Jesus Himself said that the world would suffer in this way.  Those who have not picked up their bible do not know nor understand why the world is in its present condition.  Let’s continue to go to scriptures and draw strength and faith from God on this subject.

John 16: 33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Here Jesus is speaking to His disciples and to our day and clearly states that in THIS world you will have trouble.  Get this, He’s speaking to believers so what do you think is in store for those who are not under God’s protections and inheritance.

This year has been the most devastating in the history of the USA in terms of killings especially with children in schools, and movie theaters, and even bombings.  There have been severe and extreme cases of deaths with firestorms and hurricanes.  

The drought situation and famine in America has been the worst in history and with the political scandals and corruption including a government shutdown many people are turning to God but in a way that makes no sense. 

If God was so powerful then why is he allowing all these things to happen?  The most self-refuting ideology is that these are people who have chosen not to serve God in any capacity do not realize that when their own human failure is generated on a group conscious and satanic level the question then becomes, why do you complain about God not saving you when your rejection of God is the problem itself?  

The great fact is it is the sinfulness of men that allow and cause all of these things to happen.  On the other hand the pain and suffering of this world carries a message of mystery. The Bible says, “Great is the mystery of godliness” (1 Timothy 3:16). 

When I am asked to speak on certain tragedies often say that there is a mystery to a lot of life today.  Sometimes we don’t know don’t know the answer.” We may never know until God explains all things to us. 

1 Corinthians 13:12, 12 “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

This scripture clear states that we don’t have all the answers right now but the day will come when we stand face to face with God and then the truth will be revealed.  Until then we walk by faith and not by sight. 

As Christian we must continue to press toward God and walk faithfully in spite of this world.  This blog while for the Christian believer is also a wake- up call for the world that has rejected Him, and those lukewarm Christians who are not aware of God’s purpose, pattern, and plan for this world.

Again, If God is truly a God of love and mercy, why does He not intervene? Some have concluded that God simply doesn't exist.  

The fact is the bible has in clear cut language explains that God will intervene, in His time.  God has given this world over to Satan for a time and it is His desire that no man should die in their sin so he in His mercy sent His Son Jesus Christ to become sin so that whosoever believe on/in Him should not die but live eternally with Him in His kingdom. 

This is God’s way and to put it as plainly as possible, God said chose today whom you will serve.  Again, if serving God is troublesome, a burden, embarrassing, and not a pleasure and delight: if you have found a better master, and whose service will be more pleasant and profitable to you then make a choice.  But choose.
In closing, we live in a world of suffering. It falls on the just and the unjust, afflicting all of us at some time.  We seldom want to contemplate death—either ours or someone else's. When a loved one dies, we grieve—as we should.

It is obvious, however, that our bodies weren't designed to last forever. As Hebrews 9:27 tells us, "It is appointed for men to die once."  God did not design our bodies to last more than a few decades. 

Psalm 90:10 reminds us that "the length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength" (NIV). With the medical advances, hospitals and technology developed over the last century, our life span is about the same as it was when this psalm was written several thousand years ago. 

Some will live more and some less, but that's about what most of us can expect. Life is short, too brief to waste time on things that, in the end, are not all that important. 

I would like to leave you hope as a Christian.  I beseech you to pray to God.  I charge you to pick up your bible and read of Him who created you.

Find yourself a man of God who is not living according to this world but lives for Jesus Christ.

Please understand that God has a plan and I must say that it takes faith to understand and accept His plan.  Take a look at your hands and examine your faith and then you may come to understand why this world has fallen from perfection to its current state. 

God bless.


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    2. Father Jesus the Messiah. I ask that you have me do your will, and to be more like you in all my ways. Love you, your child.

    3. Father Jesus the Messiah. I ask that you have me do your will, and to be more like you in all my ways. Love you, your child.