There is a notion going on today that everything that happens in life comes from God…God sends us illness, God sends us devastation, God sends wars, God sends pain and trouble, God sends natural disasters, God makes people go to hell…

Unfortunately this is not true… God is NOT in control of everything…yes I repeat: God is NOT in control of everything – He gave us the authority on this earth (Genesis 1:26), and when he gave us authority he made it so that he can’t do anything on the earth without the use of people— think of all the miracles in the Bible, none of them happened without people…

Unfortunately there are many things that God wants to happen that didn’t and won’t:

  1. He wanted Jesus to come through King Saul’s lineage (1 Samuel 13:13-14)
  2. He wants all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9) yet many won’t be saved (Matthew 7:13)
  3. He had great plans for Israel, yet they went through unnecessary hardship (Jeremiah 29:11)
  4. And many more in the entire Bible, especially the book of 1st and 2nd Kings

So this comes back to the title- if you don’t resist the devil, God will not resist the devil for you…God has empowered us to resist the devil (James 4:7; Luke 10:19-20). But how will you resist the devil, when you think that EVERYTHING is from God…NO! Only good things are from God (James 1:17) – Evil is not from God…so you have to resist it!

YOU HAVE TO RESIST the devil! Especially since you know that you have so much more power!!! (1 John 4:4)

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