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God’s Good Nature

March 14, 2011 1 comment

Ever wondered about God’s nature, His essential character? What kind of a Father He might be toward us? It’s a big subject, here are a few thoughts and verses, as well as some amazing Jack Coe footage

There are some things that God can’t give us:

Poverty
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus! Phillipians 4:19

Sickness
He does not have it to give, so he cannot give it! And an extension of this logic must tell us that God does not, indeed cannot, choose to heal some and not others! This does leave us with questions, fair enough, however, there are other (loving) ways of dealing with tradegy that keeps us on a road that refuses to accept sickness as part of God’s will. We don’t have all the answers for sure, one for another email!
Some Jack Coe videos (Jack Coe ministered via a large tent to mainly farming communities and mixed race crowds, unusual at the time in the US. Commentators note that he could not have been a fake, because people in these communities knew each other intimately) Just think if we had ambulances turning up at our meetings and people being wheeled in on stretchers!
Healed from Cancer of the throat here and more significantly see all the abandoned crutches!
Healed from Cross Eyes here
Healed from Deafness/Muteness here
Healed cancer on the face here

There are some things that God can’t do:

Forsake us or be unfaithful toward us ‘If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself’ 2Timothy 2:13 In other words God cannot act contrary to His nature

There are some things God must do every time:

He must keep His promises!

23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread. Psalm 37
Guess whose righteous? Me and You. We can’t be forsaken, it’s not an option for God. He can’t do that, it’s not in His nature to give bad things, he hasn’t got them to give!

Jeremiah 17:14 says, ‘Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise.’

Let’s remember to praise Him in, and for all, circumstances. By doing so we sanctify all our circumstances and commit them to God’s good purposes. 1 Timothy 4: 5-6

Psalm 12
‘5 Now will I arise, says the Lord, because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy; I will set him in safety and in the salvation for which he pants’
Amplified Version
‘6 God’s words are pure words,
Pure silver words refined seven times
In the fires of his word-kiln,
Pure on earth as well as in heaven’ The Message

Is it too much of a stretch to say God’s words are what effect salvation (and healing)? Both in heaven and on earth His words are effective, ie they achieve His purpose. A reminder of what it says in the Lord’s prayer, that God’s will is done on earth as it is done in heaven. So if we speak God’s words, including from the bible, then we also effect salvation and healing in this world. Truly we can declare that God’s kingdom is, ‘at hand’, (as we are told to do) and we can expect this to be confirmed by regular demonstrations of God’s power

 

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