Bewitched or deceived, we fail to be thankful for God’s salvation, then we act surprised when His judgments lash us. It has happened, is happening, and will happen. How can making up our own narrative in the place of God’s story of grace and mercy not end badly?
Certain predictions from Moses in song and reflection
Song for the Israelite
The Lord will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart; 29. and you will grope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none to save you.Deuteronomy 28:28-29
Reflection on a certain future
For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands.”Deuteronomy 31:29
Instead of praying we have been decreeing and declaring, commanding and not demanding. It is obvious the decreeing, declaring and commanding is unreliable – no, I’m being kind – a genuine theatrical flop. I have heard ’em putting an end to Satan’s power!!!
Do you know how many times I have heard a believer – on being asked to pray – pronounce life a veritable paradise, free of challenge, deny the adversity that elicits growth? I dare say too many times. It it is a mind that rejects growth, that preaches victory and success to people who are MORE THAN CONQUERORS that invents this kind of routine. They are time-wasters in my opinion, but God has a more precise definition for that type.
Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. John 15:20
We’ve forgotten that Christ actually fed the hungry and released those oppressed and he’s not finished