*TOPIC: WHO IS BEHIND THE EVIL?*
*BIBLE: JAMES 1:13*
*Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:*
God does not use evil to test how faithful his children are. Everything evil comes from the devil and he is the father of it. If you assume that God plants sickness, diseases, poverty, backwardness, failure, etc in your life to test your faith, you are already in the hook of the devil. It is sad to see Christians accepting the destruction the devil brought their way because they think it is God’s plan for their life.
Beloved, if you think that sickness is what God is using to test your faith, that means you should not bother seeking medical help. A lady argued in my class yesterday while lecturing them that sickness can be a test from God to his children. This is completely ridiculous. If that is the case, why do you need to go to the hospital? Why do you need prayer to be healed? If you believe God is trying your faith with sickness, just stay home and enjoy it. Making an attempt to cure what you claim to be from God would be an attempt to disobey God.
God is a good God. Devil is the wicked one. Some also think poverty is a sign of humility. The truth is if you claim it is from God, stop trying to be rich. Just sleep at home and enjoy poverty.
Beloved, anything that is causing you sorrow is not from God. Whatever cannot be found in Jesus is not from God. Jesus never got sick. That does not mean if you overwork your body you will not break down but we are talking about under normal circumstances. Jesus never had to borrow to eat. He commands the supernatural.
In Matt. 10:8, the Lord says:
*Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.*
How can the same God who wants you to heal put sickness on your body? I know this is a kind of teaching that has been for long but it is irrational to even believe the trash.
In Psalm 35:27, the Bible says:
*Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, WHICH HATH PLEASURE IN THE PROSPERITY OF HIS SERVANT*
How can the same God who said this want you poor?
In 3 John 2, the Bible says:
*Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth*
You see, the reason many people enter bondage is because of their wrong knowledge of God’s word. No wonder the bible says in Hosea 4:6 that:
*My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.*
May the Lord give us more understanding in Jesus’ name.
Oluwaseun Isaac Agbenla