How big is our Yahweh? #2
As I mentioned in the last message, whatever you are facing today no matter how big the situation our God is bigger. Everything was created by Him and for Him and by Him all things consist, whether they be thrones, dominions, principalities or powers (Col.1:16, 17). Let’s continue to look at the book of Isaiah and see how big our God is: In Chapter 43 v. 13 God says “I will work and who shall let it?’ He is actually saying that He is going to do what He wants and who can stop Him. Wow! Therefore who can stop God from fulfilling any promise that He makes to you? In v. 17 God talks about how He opened the Red Sea and wiped out the Egyptian horses, chariots and the army. Your enemies cannot win over you if your God is for you! They may think that they have you in a trap but God has trapped them!
In v. 19 He says that He can do a new thing by making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. So if you are going through a wilderness experience, be encouraged as He is ready to do a new thing in your life. Your wilderness is just preparation for a promotion- just ask Daniel and the three Hebrew children. Right after they went through the fiery furnace and the lions den they got promoted above all their enemies. What a powerful God! He can do the same thing for you as long as you turn over your flesh to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to conform you into the image of Yahshua on a daily basis.
In Chapter 44 v. 28 God mentions Cyrus many years before He was ever born. In Chapter 45 v. 1 He mentions that He will hold Cyrus’ right hand and open to him two leaved gates. He is going to use Cyrus to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. He says that He will give Cyrus the treasures of darkness and hidden riches in secret places. He is going to bless Cyrus to bless others. Again, all this was prophesized way before Cyrus was ever born. Look how powerful our Yahweh is? He knows all in advance! He has a marvelous purpose for you and He knows your end from the beginning. He calls those things that are not as though they are.
In Chapter 45 v. 7 He says that He makes peace and creates evil. He is not evil but He permits and controls evil. He uses evil to bring out the good. All evil reports to Him. Remember when Satan came to God as recorded in the book of Job. He was coming to God for his next assignment. God gave him Job as the next assignment. Satan can’t do what he wants. He takes his orders from God. God told him not to take Job’s life. In the book of 2 Chronicles in Chapter 18 Ahab, a wicked king wanted Jehoshaphat to go into battle with him. All the prophets of Ahab tell him to go and that he will have the victory. Jehoshaphat asked if there is a prophet of the LORD and Ahab says that there was one-Micaiah. Micaiah said that he saw a vision of the LORD with all the host of heaven around Him. The LORD asks the host of heaven who will entice Ahab to go into battle to die. A spirit around the throne said that he would go and be a lying spirit in the mouths of Ahab’s prophets. This happened as all the prophets of Ahab told him to go into battle. So this lying spirit was around the throne of God. All spirits report to God. He controls all evil and good. He is the ultimate Controller! He will always have His way! In Isaiah 54 v. 16 the word says that God created the waster (Satan) to destroy. The devil is just a waste to God.
In Isaiah 45 v. 23 the LORD says that unto Him every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear to Him. This will be fulfilled when at the Name of Yahshua every knee bows down to Yahshua and confesses that He is Lord (Phil. 2 v. 10, 11). Everybody will have to recognize Yahweh’s power and glory!
In Isaiah 48 v.6, 7 the LORD says that He will show us new things-new revelations that He has just created! Wow! This shows His creative power – how He just creates new truths about Himself. He is just so big and expansive. We can’t imagine all there is to know about Him. This is why He had to speak to us in parables. His understanding is just so vast!
In v. 10 He says that He chooses us in the furnace of affliction (trials). This is where He refines us and promotes us. God didn’t choose us for His work when we were on the mountain top, but in the valley. When you look back maybe 99 % of your miracles came when you were in the valley, not on the mountain top. God is looking at you when you are under attacks by the enemy and says “I can use her/him, as they did not compromise under the attack” Some never get to the fire because they have a compromise attitude.
Gold is purified by fire so the fire is good for the gold. Trials purify believers; gets all the impurities out, so trials are good for the believer. The trial is not for God to find out about your faith but for you to know more about your level of faith.
The first epistle of Peter was written about 60 years from Pentecost in Jerusalem. Peter never says that the trials are from the devil and “help me to pray my way out.” He and the other followers of Yahshua knew that trials were part of the maturing process.
Concerning trials for believers; Peter in his first epistle gives us a lot of information:
1.) In Chapter I v. 5- Peter says that during the trial we are kept by the power of God through faith ready to be revealed in the last time. God keeps us during the trial by faith but Peter is also saying that it could be the last time that you are tried in that particular area.
2.) Peter also says at the end of v. 7 that Yahshua will show up and end the trial. He controls everything and everybody. Col. 1 v. 16, 17- everything was created by Yahshua and for Yahshua and by Him all things consist. This includes dominions, principalities, powers and thrones. Satan and his demons report to God. Yahshua permits the trial and He can surely end it.
3.) In v. 11 Peter talks about the sufferings of Jesus and how the glory of God followed. Promotion is usually at the end of a trial. Look at Daniel and the three Hebrew children how they were promoted.
4.) Peter says that we are a peculiar people in Chapter 2 v. 9. Some may think that you are peculiar because you going through such a strange trial but God has called us to be a peculiar people. They may even say that you are an evildoer because you are going through but remember when Jesus shows up for you they will see the glory of God in your life (v. 12).
5.) In Chapter 4 v. 1, Peter speaks one of the most important verses in the bible: He says that when we suffer through a trial we cease from sin. When a true believer goes through a trial sin is the last thing on their minds. They just want to hold onto Jesus and get through the trial. You may think that Satan loves a trial but He hates the trial of a true believer because the trial brings a believer closer to Jesus. This is another of God’s purposes for a trial – to draw you closer and tighter to Him. Remember, Satan reports to God. Satan gets his assignments (trials) from God. Remember God is the one who gave the assignment to Satan to put Job through his trial. Satan was coming to God for his next assignment. Our Yahweh controls all.
6.) He says in v. 19 to entrust your souls to God during the trial. He will maintain your soul which is your mind, will and emotions especially during a trial He also says in Chapter 5 v. 7 to cast your care on Him during the trial.
7.) He says in v. 10 that the trial is to make you perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you after you suffer a while. Please remember the trial is only for a while. Jesus is the one who started it by permitting it and He will end it in His time. As I mentioned, Satan reports to God. Satan gets his assignments (trials) from God. Also the area that Satan is attacking is the area that God wants to bless next! He is only a messenger boy for God. God will never give you more that you can take. He has already strengthened you before the trial to be able to more than go through.
In 2 Peter Chapter 1 v. 3, Peter mentions that God wants to give us all things that pertain to life and godliness and to be partakers of His divine nature. This is the end result of the trial that you may be going through. So, remember that promotion could be waiting for you at the end of a trial. He wants to make sure that your character can sustain those things that He gives you that pertain to life and godliness. Also, don’t feel that you are the only one going through a trial but know that trials are accomplishing the same thing in others in the body of Christ who are going through a trial (1 Peter 5 v. 9). You are not alone! He is bringing forth is remnant through the fire so He can refine and really use them in these last days (Zec. 13 v. 9). Are you chosen to be part of His remnant? Everything that I said I this message is only for those who turn their flesh over to the Holy Spirit, let Him mortify the desires of their flesh and let Him conform them into the image of His Son (Rom. 8 verse 13, 29). Only when they do this do they become part of His remnant.
Remember our Yahweh is so big and He knows exactly what He is doing in our lives. He is conforming us into the image of Yahshua if we let Him and bring us into purpose and destiny! He is so massive but also so full of love, grace and mercy.