The awesomeness of God is that he can read the enemy's plan even before they are made and consequently make counter plans to nullify what even the enemy is yet to conceive! Now don't question that, don't try to figure that out, its what makes him God, it's what makes his ways unsearchable!
In John 10:10 Jesus reveals this awesomeness of God with this statement he made, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly". In other words Jesus was saying the devil has his destructive plans mapped out and well laid out for humanity but God already has a counter measure in place to give life instead of the devil's plan for destruction! Now don't be fooled that God's counter measures are reactive to the devil's plan, you will be wrong with that thought, because long before the devil's plan to destroy humanity was conceived God already gave up is son as a lamb right from the foundation of the world! This was what led to John exclaiming when he saw Jesus, 'Behold the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world'(John 1:29).
Furthermore when you read more into the new testament you will discover another truth about this lamb that John introduced to us. In Revelations 13:8 we were told that this lamb of God was slain from the foundation(the very beginning) of the world. Revelations 13:8 reads, "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world". Before Satan's deception at the garden of Eden God had already slain his son for the sins of the world! God's counter measures against the devil's moves are all proactive in nature - long thought and prepared even before the devil makes his first move!
The devil has a plan to blind humanity from receiving the light of the word! And from the last instalment on this series we saw that he accomplishes this by making people dull of hearing! He darkens the mind and thereby alienates men and women from the life of God(Ephesians 4:18). In 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 Paul put it more succinctly, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them".
Where there is no understanding there is no faith and where their is no faith there is no salvation! The devil's plans has always been to alienate mankind from the life of God through his scheme of creating blind hearts, dull hears, blind eyes and deaf ears to the word of God! The success or the failure of this scheme ultimately determines how much of John 10:10b that we will see fulfill in our lives! God has a LIFE PLAN for humanity that can only be accessed through spiritual understanding and the devil in aiming to stop this creates blind hearts and dull hears, as long as people don't understand the word they remain under the control of the god of this world!
However God has a counter measure; if the devil's plan was to block the hearts and ears of men, God too send his Holy Spirit to open the hearts and the ears of men! The Holy Spirit opens our hearts to revelation and through this revelation we access the life of God!
The dominion mandate giving to us can only become a reality when we experience the word. And we can only experience the word through an understanding of the word. This is why the Psalmist lament in Psalm 82:5-6 that as long as God's people don't understand the word the foundation of the world will continue to be out of course! This is what the devil targets, to give us dullness of hearing and creates blind hearts that are unresponsive to the truth of God's word. However through God's proactive counter measure made available in the person of the Holy Spirit, whatever the devil conceals the Spirit reveals!
Whatever is conceal the Holy Spirit can reveal!
May the Spirit of God begins to work in your heart bringing you to an unprecedented level of understanding and revelations of the word. Amen! It will be a month of unusual revelations and revolutions for you. Amen.
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