God has no contender
Isaiah 45: 5a says, “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me…” God is God alone and there is none besides Him. There is no power alongside His power and there is nothing that can scuttle His determination. Thus, nothing can challenge Him. The people of the world may have agenda to steal, kill, destroy, dominate or remain in power, but the Lord’s counsel shall stand. It is what He says that comes to pass. His counsel breaks men’s devices, which cannot revise His counsel in the least.
Psalm 24:1-2 says, “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” I want the world to know that the Lord is the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe. He is the Creator and Governor of it. Men may lay claim on districts and kingdoms, but God is the Lord of the earth. Every tree, plant, shrub, animal, silver and gold is His and it is His will that is done in all of the above.
Men have various desires, as their inclination or interest leads them, but it is God’s determination that prevails. Any person or spirit that tries to hinder the programme of God does so as a result of lack of knowledge and it goes to advertise God’s name, power and might. And when such situation is allowed, it is to give God the glory.
Brethren, if God has no contender, we, the Children of God should, therefore, refrain from panicking anytime situation seems to be hostile, for our Father knows what is good for us and nobody can thwart His good thought for us.
Any time there is economic, political, health or social challenges, we should know that it is that God wants to be glorified. Whenever persecution or affliction arises, we should understand that God is not ignorant of the situation, but that His supremacy should be recognised among the people of the world. Problems may arise in the life of believers, but not to challenge God’s power.
Exodus 9:16-17 states, “And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go”
God brought up Pharaoh to demonstrate His power and proved that nobody can challenge Him. He raised him to the throne at that time, promoted him to honour and dignity, preserved him, and did not cut him off, but strengthened and hardened his heart. He provoked, and stirred him up against His people Israel, and suffered him to go all the lengths he did go in his obstinacy and rebellion. All that was done to show in him His power and his final destruction in the Red Sea. So also, anybody that rises up against God’s institution or people is inviting God’s trouble.
So, never worry, that ugly situation in your life, asking ‘where your God is,’ shall be crushed for God to prove His power. That man oppressing you is for God to prove His power. That sickness that has defied known medication is not challenging you, but God and must be crushed. Just be assured that God has no contender.
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