WHO’S WORLD ARE YOU LIVING IN?
Stop for a moment and think with me: Who’s world are you living in? We know that God created the Earth, but so much of what we see goes against the nature of God. God is not the author of confusion, yet confusion is rife within the world. God is love, yet many live in hate. He is a God of abundance, yet many live in abject poverty. The list goes on…..
If we are not careful, we place the blame on God or resort to atheism. That is why the study of the scripture is so important. The bible is no ordinary book, it is The Creators Blueprint for life. Successful application of the blueprint will result in solid house to live in. Whilst ignoring the blueprint will lead to destruction and devastation. Therefore, any deviations from God’s plans lead to death, not because it is His will, but because those are the consequences of ignoring His ways.
2 Corinthians 4:4 speaks of Satan as being the ‘god of this world’. That implies that much of the world systems are of the devil and actually opposed to God. An example would be an education system that teaches evolution, or political systems that deny the kingdom of God by allowing voters to decide our leadership rather than biblical principles. In South Africa, we had an apartheid system that denied non whites access to opportunities that has left many under a legacy of poverty. Once again the list could goes on…..
You see dear friend, although we are living on an earth created by God, we are living in a world created by men who have come into agreement with the devil’s way of thinking rather than God’s.
GOD’S CREATIVE POWER IN YOU
“And God said let us make man in our own image and likeness, and let them have dominion……’ Genesis 1:26
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them” Genesis 1:28
“And God blessed them, and said unto them be fruitful and multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion.…….” Genesis 1:28
“Then The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
Stop again for a moment and think: Make these verses very personal to you. Say them out loud if you can.
I am created to look like God!
I have dominion!
I am created to be like God!
I am blessed!
And because of who God made me:
I can be fruitful and multiply! Whatever is lost, I can replenish! Whatever life throws at me, I can subdue!
When God breathed His life into us, it was not just receive oxygen we recieved, but the very essence of God Himself.
CREATING YOUR WORLD
“The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth He has given to man” Psalm 115:16
Once we begin to understand our identity as people made in His image, we must then move on to carrying out our assignment. By being fruitful, by multiplying, by subduing and having dominion. Dominion implies that God has given us the legal authority to rule. Whilst subduing the earth implies that there will be resistance and conflict that we will have to overcome in the process.
Therefore, if we are made in God’s image and likeness, then we are also made to function like Him. Which means that if God used the power of His words to create, then we also are endued with the power to create using our words.
When I first heard faith teachings about the power of words I was suspicious to say the least. It seemed as if it was being taught that you could get whatever you wanted by naming and claiming it. As if it was magic. It was only after some time that I came to accept the truth of the creative power of words. It was when my eyes were opened to see that the reason our words have power, was because we were made in the image of The One who’s words have power.
So Let us conclude in a nutshell:
The words we speak create an atmosphere,
An Atmosphere sustained creates a climate,
A Climate sustained creates a culture,
A Culture sustained creates your world!
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