By: Donald Yates
There can be no limitation. Since we are dealing with the infinite principles of God, no possible limitation can be placed upon it. It is man’s choice to extract from God’s storehouse in how much infinite power he/she is willing to experience. It is a matter of acceptance. The principles of God’s laws are continues because they are infinite in His nature. The scope of man’s knowledge is extremely limited but even though man cannot comprehend all there is, he can adjust to it in small increments. In 1900 man could not comprehend talking on cellular phones yet they are commonplace today. In the field of medicine, EKG recorders, ultrasound machines, halter recorders, defibrillators just to name a few, were not even thought of only a few years age.
Principles of God are always present To reiterate, the principles of God are always there; waiting to be discovered, they are infinite in stature, never change nor do they ever dissipate; they only add to the experience of man and magnificence of God. The principles of God are as intensive and as extensive as He is, for they encompass all of what He is. God is the depth and width of existence within Himself. He is the essence of all prognostics. Nothing can happen, or exist without His controlling principles.
How much man can discover is left in the hands of man. God puts no limitations only responsibilities.
Forces at work The principalities of God are His forces at work. God is invisible Spirit, which is the purest of all energy. He uses angelic forces to commutate throughout His creation.
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Evil is a principality of God. God clearly says He is jealous, wrathful, and judging. These characteristics are the measure of good. Evil exist to justify good. God justifies evil as a test of man’s endurance. Humans cannot understand well unless there is something to gauge it by. Evil complements good it makes it viable, understandable and worthy.
Evil Ex 32:12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. Ex 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.
Wrathful De 9:8 Also in Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath,, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you. De 29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
Jealous Ex 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Jos 24:19 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. Na 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves wrath for his enemies.
IT’S A TUG OF WAR WORLD Many times Christians are disliked for reasons other than being religious. Christians like to think it is because they are spiritual it tends to irritate people, when in reality, it may be their annoying personality.
It is true that the impure spirit of the world is opposed to the pure Spirit of God. All humans born are accountable to him who is born of the Spirit. Taking into full consideration the weakness of man to the attraction of the world it becomes clear that some Christians tend to irritate people through their own personality faults instead of through their trying to imitate the qualities of Jesus Christ. The Christian community may as well admit this and do something about it. It does no good to try and hide unpleasantness and annoying dispositions behind a verse of Scripture. This avenue of behavior is detrimental and serves to alienate the nonbeliever from Jesus Christ.
Social Sins Are Tolerable Strangely enough, it is a fact of life that social sins are more tolerable and always more attractive than spiritual ones. The world can tolerate a liar, thief, drunkard or glutton but will turn its’ fury against a Christian’s outwardly righteous life who is guilty of being a hypocrite. The nonbeliever may not recognize this as a sin but to the Christian it may be more exceeding sinful than the sins of the flesh. Christians must be in the world but not of the world in order to survive the world. The world beckons, trying to seduce the Spiritual Person into its’ existence. It tries to make the Spiritual Person its’ own, its’ lover, its’ faithful servant. Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. In today’s world of inventive imagination the church is more active than ever, but less attuned to Jesus Christ. The church has turned into a social club with all the bells and whistles of self fulfillment. Where is the dedication, the discipleship, the fervor? Has the light, indeed grown dim?
Donald Yates, Former Director of Leadership and Development for the First Baptist Church of Crossville, and Business Development coordinator for Imperial Research , is now retired but continues to engage life through self discovery. SAVE GAS!Run Your Car On WATER! - - Join Other Successful Women