Memorise: But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. Psalm 115:3
Read: Psalm 115:1-3
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 34-36
In John 5:2-9, the Lord Jesus Christ walked into the colony of sick folks by the pool of Bethesda, healed one man and took His leave. Why just one man? What about the rest? Would He not have received a greater level of glory by healing all the sick folks there? From this we learn that the Lord just wanted to establish His sovereignty. Psalm 115:3 says,
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased."
We understand from the scriptures that He prayed for Peter to overcome a most trying moment (Luke 22:31), whereas He told Judas Iscariot to speedily execute his evil intention John 13:27). May God's sovereignty work in your favour and not against you in Jesus name.
During major programmes of The Redeemed Christian Church of God such as the Congress, Convention or Special Holy Ghost Services, We usually see God at work, performing spectacular miracles, healing diverse sicknesses, setting the captives free and saving souls. On a particular occasion, the Lord said He would heal 144,000 people in one night. That year, at the end of the Congress, I saw a man who was brought in on a wheel chair returning in the wheel chair. Later in my office, after thanking God for the great things He had done I asked Him why the man who returned on the wheel chair was not healed. That he came to the camp alone shows that he had faith, and I told God I knew He could do everything. Thereafter the Lord replied, "So that you may know that you are not God. It does not matter how mightily you are being used. You are still a human being. If you don't like it, sue me". This is why anyone who has common sense at all should fear Him. Some people think they can keep something from God. In the true sense of it, you cannot. He gave you all you have and He can take anything He has given to you. He owns you and everything you have, so what can you really keep from Him? If He wants to take anything you call your possession, nothing can stop Him. He only allows you to use your freewill so that He can bless you. God's sovereignty simply tells you to fear God beyond everything else; do you?
Action point: Thank God for making you who you are and for giving you all you've got. Pray that His purpose for your life might never be defeated.