Friday, April 29, 2011

Not because of my righteousness!

Deuteronomy 9. God repeats the same message 3 times when He wants to talk to us!

4 After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, “The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you.

5 It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

6 Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.

God is not a respecter of a person. Whosoever goes to Him can be saved. Whosoever goes to Him can be made whole, because of Jesus. Some people are offended if someone says, "healing is for everyone." It is true that even believers get sick and die. I don't have good explanations because I don't understand all that, either, but I can tell you that I was not offended. When some people told me about their healing from cancer right after I was first given the diagnosis of terminal cancer, I was afraid that healing may not be for me. Then someone told me that healing was for everyone, and I was not offended at all. I was given faith and hope. After that I had to run the race in front of me. I just kept believing while I was doing whatever was necessary and good for my body.

I did whatever I could do physically, but these verses remind me that God is the God who keeps promises. His words do not go back to Him in vain. His words always accomplish what He promises.

There is no other God like our Father.


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