First Believe In God
Making Decisions About God
re: this lesson has been updated 04-08-2013
Is God Real Or Not?
You must believe in God first, that is a free-will decision that at some point in your life you will have to make. Nobody in the universe escapes this decision, we all come to a point where we have to decide whether God is real or not real. Free-will is something God put in place before man was even created. God could not have a true-love relationship with man, without free-will being in existence.
Let me first set up and show a bit of ground work. Now if the truth were known, most atheist have an axe to grind with God because they could not live up to a false sense of standards that were in church doctrines set by man. Preaching legalism and false doctrines always cause people to end-up judging God, by the what are the actually false standards setup by churches, who use legalism to control you. It is only the job of the Holy Ghost to convict and our job as teachers of Word of God tho preach love and hope. They are not the Holy Spirit and they need to let the Holy Spirit do His job.
What do I mean by this?
When the teachers in our churches don’t rightly divide the truth, meaning “who it was written to” and not “what Church or Pastor has a better interpretation” then the result is teaching in error every-time. And this teaching of doctrinal legalism is a common misuse of the Word of God will almost always lead to killing people spiritually, a very sad reality in America especially. This kind of teaching will put a person or people in a “no hope” or a “I can’t live good enough” situation. So the result is; people give up and leave the church mad at God because live up to artificial standards. More people are spiritually murdered from the pulpit than from any war or even Satan himself. Imagine the people who have committed suicide alone from lack of hope they couldn’t even get at church, it is a shame and a disgrace.
Understanding the dynamics behind Free Will
Well lets go to the Word and start right here… Let me show the where free-will was actually created, even before man was created.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. KJV
Isaiah was referring to Genesis here. Now read.
1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. KJV
See free-will was made in day one by the Father, even before man was made. If you go on to read further you will see that this not talking about making the sun and the moon. Now see it was not until day four in Genesis that God had made the sun and the moon.
In the fourth day in Genesis is where God made the sun and the moon and we know he didn’t make it twice, right?
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. KJV
So see that light and darkness that was translated by Isaiah as – And by God creating Good and evil and that created free-will.
So in a way there is some slight truth in what people accuse God when they say God allows bad things to happen. God does but why did the Father make things this way? And Satan is also real, but Satan just serves a purpose, nothing more and nothing less and it took me many years for most people to figure this out. Satan is only as big as people make out to be in their minds. Even Satan knows there is a God and that He is already defeated!
So The truth is; “if you know the Word, Satan can’t touch you.”
If we really understand why God made things that way, life is much easier to deal with. Heartbreak is always a result of a “Why did this happen to me” situation. Listen close and meditate on this; Evil had to be created and had to exist so that man would have a TRUE FREE-WILL, so we could have a True Love. Why do we hurt when a loved one dies, especially a child? Because our love is real and without Free-Will we could come to real love of God and a real relationship. I will go much deeper on feeling real love later in the lesson.
Also know that even if you choose not to believe in God, you are still serving God? How can this be? Read what Paul told Timothy
2 Tim 2:20
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. KJV
In God’s large picture both are needed, see your not believing in changes nothing. He is still real whether you like it or not. You are part of the big picture anyway.
This God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob put a plan in motion, to redeem us from what we call “The Fall Of Mankind” – something that churches claim that went terribly wrong in the Garden of Eden. And regardless what exactly did happen in the Garden, God knew we would fall before we did and was ready. I truly believe with everything in me, that God knew that would happen and probably were supposed to fall from Grace. So now that I said that, let me go on tho explain further.
If we lived in a perfect world, where nothing went wrong, what would be the challenge in loving God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind? Think about that for a minute.
But in every day and all of your life, Satan is out there like a roaring lion, roaming the Earth, seeking whom he may devour. Now allow me talk about Satan for just a minute, let me expose a little more about how he operates.
He will make you famous, just to make you infamous. He is the power behind pride, and arrogance, selfishness and the most dangerous of them all ignorance. If Satan can keep you in the dark about Word of God, he can pull your strings the all of your life. God will give you confidence, not arrogance. Satan will have you thinking in self-righteousness and something we all learn by the age of two, I can do-it myself. And the ACLU is another perfect example; you deserve the right to any rights that do not include God and especially the Son of God Jesus. It does not matter where in this world you live, if you’re going to be a free person, you will only be free in Christ.
Satan is all deception and the lies that builds up a self-centered thinking, and this make you heartless, cold and without compassion for people, that we as a society have become. His demons are many, such as: addiction, sickness, anger and division and the worst of them is UN-forgiveness.
Satan’s famous deception: you will hear people say: “Well the Bible was translated to-many times throughout the years, who knows what it really meant.” Now if this is one of your excuses for not believing the Bible, then Satan has done his job well. This is an example of how Satan deceives you from the truth.
The Original Hebrew writings The Old Testament
So let me educate you about this type of statement. The original Hebrew language and writings of the first five books old testament versions, the Torah, were by Moses and his Scribes. Later and also in Hebrew writings were the letters of the Prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah and many others. Also the recorded writings of David and many others with Jewish history of 1st and 2nd Kings and the writers of Ezra and ect, ect and there were the writings of Historic biblical events and many other writings too.
Now The Original Greek writings of The New Testament
Then in Greek language and writing were the Gospels of James, Mathew Mark and John who recorded and quoted Jesus and the events of Jesus. Also in Greek were the writings of Peter the Apostle to the circumcised or Jewish believers in Christ and also James wrote to the twelve tribes of Israel. Then Paul, who was the apostle to to the uncircumcised or to us Gentiles New Testament. So what I am saying is the original language letters were the actual inspired Word of God.
The Original Bible Translations
But I believe that there were inspired translations of the Word of God by men, who had gave theirs lives to translate the bible into English, German and some other languages. I believe that no man gives his life for anything good unless truly inspired by God to do so. That is why I prefer the Original Bible Versions and especially the Original King James Version over the translations like New King James version translation. Let me expound on this a little.
The new bible versions such as the NKJV or the NIV and many others, are translated to make them easier to read. My personal opinion is that they are a weak attempt to make the writings of the original translations a little more understandable to the carnal mind. There is a huge problem with this thinking. That will never happen because the Word is revealed in you only by revelation of the Holy Ghost. I promise you this, without Holy Ghost intervention and revelation, the Word will never be understandable to the carnal mind.
Let us cover some other “Misconceptions” about Satan….
1. He (Satan) is NOT “all-knowing”, so watch what you say, and don’t confess your fears, and give him ideas of how to attack you, always confess out of faith.
Example: if you feel horrible, always say out of faith a “I feel Great” and it will come to pass.
2. And Satan is NOT Omani present (that means everywhere at all times like God.)
So in spite of what the world brings you, God needs to know that you will love Him anyway…..Or Truly, it is not LOVE!
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