Recently in a stadium packed with people, these words were preached: “If you continue to say something, eventually it will become a reality. Whether you realize it or not you are prophesying your future, prophesying your success. . . . Our attitude should be, ‘I’m getting younger. God is renewing my youth like the eagles. I’m getting stronger, healthier, better looking. . . .’ Don’t go around cursing your future. Start blessing your life. Prophesy good things. Your life will move in the direction of your words.”
It is a common message: A God without wrath sent the Christ without a cross to a world without sin. How do you think that message was received? Was the speaker booed off the stage? No, the people hung on his every word. Why? Because who wouldn’t want to believe that? It’s what itching ears itch for. But is it true? Does God help those who help themselves?
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Author: David Scharf
Volume 107, Number 04
Issue: April 2020
- Bible study: God made the world - 2020/07/28
- Q&A: Does it really matter how God made the world? - 2020/07/28
- Q&A: Does God send people to hell? - 2020/06/29