but is satan used as Gods wroth.?
No. Not only is God merciful but because He is holy He is also just.but is satan used as Gods wroth.?
Amen KitsapgirlGods wrath, and satans work are very different.
God punishes for sins out of love, and correction much like a parent...
satan torments indiscriminately he is said to be seeking whomever he may devour, without love, and with the purpose of hurting God.
I believe that the verse in discussion speaks of the sense that people have that God is angry at them. This sense is the natural result of sin in our lives. And thus those whose faith is not in Christ live feeling/believing that God is angry at them. And thus the religions of the world focus on appeasing the wrath of god.
Amen. And sin no longer has the power to dominate us anymore either. We are free now and do not have to give in to it as sinners do, who have no power over sin.I believe that the verse in discussion speaks of the sense that people have that God is angry at them. This sense is the natural result of sin in our lives.
That's a good point, its our sin.
Jesus though revealed the love of God for all humanity. Sin no longer has the power to separate us from God because Jesus became sin for us suffering the full penalty of sin.
Great post WordOFaith!
God does not use Satan to punish his Children.
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
Deu 28:45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
Its easy to see if something is a curse or a blessing from God by reading through the long list of things mentioned in that chapter
Jesus came for One main reason. Yes, it was to save us from our sins, but we should emphasize the reason the bible gives, and understand why that was necessary.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
The Works of the Devil is Killing, Stealing and destroying things in your life. Things to take the quality of life away from you. Jesus came that we may have life abundantly. (John 10:10)
I'm glad someone finally got this right!
So, it was not only to remove that sin nature we had, being born again, but to destroy the devils ability to bring or keep harm on us. Satan has been completely defeated!!!!
If you read deut 28, you will find that punishment for breaking the law of God and not hearkening to his voice brought the curse. Sickness, poverty and death. None of it was designed to teach us anything.
Amen. The Scriptures and the Holy Spirit is our teacher.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
It seems like human nature to have to get knocked down before they will look up. But that's not God's way.Many time we bring tragadies on ourself (or if some want to call it bringing 'judgement' on themselves). Its not God, its that we reap what we sow. There's no way to get around that principle.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And there are many other reasons bad things happen, the biggest being its a fallen world. When Adam and Eve sinned it brought destruction and tragedy into the world
God does not use the tools of Hell to teach us or build character. The Holy Ghost and Word of God are more than powerful enough to change anything and anyone. (Look at what the Holy Ghost and Word of God created out of the substance of faith?) Yes, more than enough to get you in the right direction.
Yes He's quite capable to teaching us without the enemy's help LOL.
People give glory to cancer's and car crashes for bringing them closer to God. Then they accuse God of using these tools to bring people closer to God.
There are lots of people, and I know some, in those situations that never come to God and in fact, turn from Him because they blame Him! It depends on the person and the condition of their heart.
If that were the case, then everyone on the planet would be saved.
Yep. That reminds me so something I think I'll post in the next day or so
No, when flesh is hurting, the SMART ones turn to the one that made them and look for help.
It's the Word and time with God while hurting that got them turned around.
In some cases if some had been folloing the Lord, and spenting as much time in the Word and praying, some of the situations would not have happened because the Lord would has had them pray and take authority over the enemy.
I guess some people wait on the fish to come and swallow them before doing what the Lord Called them to do, when they could have just been bright, and did what God asked them to do in the first place.