Saturday Night Life ; “The Courts of Heaven! Removing Blockages to Receive Answers to Prayer”
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The Year of Transformation
Nov 5-6, 2016
God is Good but Good is not God!
Gen 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Jer 29:10 This is what the Lord says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Exodus 33:14 And the Lord said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest [by bringing you and the people into the promised land].” 15 And Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go [with me], do not lead us up from here.
God’s goodness is undoubtedly one of the most important and probably the most important foundation of the Kingdom of God together with His Love! Without knowing that God is good and He is Love, we will be at a loss how we can relate with Him!
However, one of the most subtle yet dangerous deception of the enemy today is concerning what is good and the nature of God. It is very interesting that the first sin of humankind did not begin with a temptation to do bad but a perception that the fruit was good! It was not what was blatantly bad that had caused the problem. It was what we perceived as good that caused the downfall of humankind.
This is a very important realisation because if we do not learn well from the mistakes from the past, history tells us we are bound to repeat them. We are living in a time when this is being played out in the stages of the nations of the world. It is not that which is blatantly, in your face evil that is causing Christians to miss God’s best – it is that which is good, or seemingly good in our perception. How can we differentiate that which is good from that which is God? This is the question we want to address in this sermon and the answers will be so important for us to not to miss God’s best for our lives! Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng