The Paradox of God: When Least Expected
1 Corinthians 2:6-8 NKJV
However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
God is a thousand thousand times amazingly smart and astonishingly brilliant than we could ever know. When we study the history of God’s dealings with men we will notice that every time it seems that man has come to the end of Himself, that’s when God steps in.
2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 4:16 NKJV
The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”
You will also notice that in the darkest and blackest of times, God shines His light of Hope through the darkness. For instance, When the children of Israel were under Roman occupation and the reign of Herod, they had no idea that it was the appropriate time that Messiah would be born. God always shows up when men least expect Him to. Think about that for a moment. That’s why His coming will be like a thief in the night.
When Pharaoh was killing the male seed of Israel, no one would have thought that it was the time that their deliverer would be born. Interestingly, Moses was nurtured, raised and cultured in Pharaoh’s house. All that Moses learned was used for the furtherance of God’s plan and purpose for Israel. Think about it.
When Israel was under siege by the Philistines with Goliath as their leader and champion, no one would have thought that was when one of the greatest Kings of Israel would introduced to the world as an outstanding warrior. David emerged when Saul hid. In these times, men and women after God’s heart will be launched to the forefront. Selah
When Jesus was been tortured before He was nailed to the cross at the crucifixion, it seemed it was all over for this new faith and the way of life that He purported. When He gave up the ghost and was buried, it seemed as if it was forever closed that Christianity was a thing of the past, but they did not know about the resurrection. After that dark moment in history came the greatest story of victory ever told: Victory over death.
A man once gloated about the end of Christianity. He boasted that Christianity would be a thing of the past, amazingly, it was from his house that the first printed Bible was produced. It is inconceivable to think that God can be defeated. God always wins. The Bible always outlives its critics. Christianity always outlasts its prosecutors.
This present challenge will not end Christianity. It will birth a new phase of God’s work in the earth. God will bring a new thing out of this. He will raise a new breed of people, a remnant totally sold out to the furtherance of the kingdom of God with no personal or private agenda. He will make the devil pay. Yes He will! People are desperately searching for truth. Are you aware that more people are reading the Bible these days more than ever. Are you aware that souls are been saved online? Keep your eyes open. Be alert, in the midst of this, God is up to something. Selah
In His Majesty’s Service,
Daniel 6:1-28; 3:8-30; Esther 7:10; 9:25