Monday, September 21 2015
There has been much written and preached about why bad things happen to good people. The answer is simple...life! I am not speaking of life in a way that we assume that things just happen, but life on a battlefield and not a playground.
Jesus said that we must "endure" implying "perserverance" and Paul said that we "wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities...". Life involves the supernatural and therefore must "survive" using the supernatural.
Galatians 5:16 KJV
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
When we are experiencing bad times, we need to use the power of the Word of God. We should study and pray the Bible. This will place the power of its Words into the atmosphere. It will increase faith and destroy the enemy.
Jeremiah 23:29 KJV
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord ; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
When we are experiencing bad times, we need to pray and fast. This removes us from the equation and places our problems at the feet of Jesus. Fasting heightens our spiritual sensitivity and break the chains of the enemy on our life.
Matthew 17:20-21 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
When we are experiencing bad times, we need to repent. Repentance is the beginning of personal revival. Nehemiah repented before building the walls of Jerusalem. Daniel repented in Daniel 9 and Solomon prayed at the dedication of the Temple that if the people repented that God would forgive. If we cannot remember the last time that we sinned, we should still humble ourselves before God and repent.
2 Chronicles 7:14-15 KJV
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
You will experience low times in your life. It is inevitable, but God has supplied the tools to deal with them in the supernatural. He will never leave or forsake us, but there is growth in the valley. We need to learn from our bad times and celebrate our victories while never leaving the arms of God. We can endure to the end using the power of the Word, prayer, fasting and placing ourselves on the altar of repentance.