We often hear many believers say that "God is in control." In fact, we hear it way too many times for my liking. My question to you today is this, "Is God in control?"
We need to reconsider and straighten this statement out because this is another area of debate and confusion among believers today. Believers have mixed this statement up for years, once again because of a lack of clarity and teaching. We have spoken on this numerous times; God has given us all authority and, with it, control here on this earth. Meanwhile, He controls all things in the heavens.
Here is a Scripture explaining this. Psalm 115:16 says, "The heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth He has given to the children of men."
We run into major problems when we declare that God is in control. It is the lies and deception of Satan that have led us to a wrong understanding of "God in control." I ask this particularly important question, "Why would a non-believer ever choose to accept Christ if we tell him that God is in control of bad things?" Through our relationship with God, He has given us control here on earth. God has given us free will to walk in control or not to, and He does not go against His word. It is so easy for us to blame God for everything, and we continue to do this when we say that He is in control.
There is an old saying about "passing the buck," and that is exactly what many believers do to take the onus off of themselves and make God responsible for everything, while they continue to blame God for all the bad things that happen. Let me explain it this way: God is not in control on earth, but He is "in charge." God is in charge of everything! There is a difference between being in control and being in charge.
Let's continue this journey together as you listen to our Fresh Fire podcast titled Is God in Control? and get a fresh wind of His Spirit and the release of a fresh fire and revelation from the Word of God. Be renewed in strength and elevated in power as you take back your control and position of authority here on earth and reign in victory in Jesus' name.
Todd Smith is the founder and apostle of Fresh Fire Apostolic Ministries, along with his wife, Sandra Benaglia Smith. They live on the Great Lakes Region of Ontario, Canada, in Simcoe (Norfolk County). Fresh Fire Apostolic Ministries is about bringing revival fire to local communities, regions and the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the anointed and infallible Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Todd is dedicated in helping equip the body of Christ to awaken the nations with an apostolic and prophetic call of a rising ekklesia. Todd has devoted his life to the righteousness of Christ, with the demonstration of the Father's heart in regions, individuals and the church across the world. Todd's desire is to see every believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God.
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