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Why Do Bad Things Happen?

24 Feb

One of the biggest problems I have with people interpreting disasters as God’s judgment or declaring that, “the kingdom is also ‘not yet: so we just need to ride it out until the millennium,” is that those perspectives leave people in a place where they can’t and shouldn’t do anything about the world around them. As we can see from our study of the Word, God has called us to be His answer to the world’s troubles, not to run from them. People often ask, ‘If God is so good then why does He let so many bad things happen in the world?’ The question isn’t, why does God allow bad stuff to happen; The question is, why do saints of the Most High allow them to happen? The Psalmist wrote, ‘The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men’ (Ps. 115:16). The saints have been given responsibility for the earth! We need to understand this.

Kris Vallotton

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 180

Join the Fray

25 Jan

It is important for us to understand that our battles are to be the manifestation of His victory. When Jesus died on the cross He won the ultimate triumph. We no longer fight for victory but we fight from victory. Winning is assured when we enter the battle. The ultimate challenge therefore lies not so much in the battle itself but in getting the people of God to join the fray.

Kris Vallotton

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 162-3

Downriver’s Home

17 Jan

There is a river of God that runs through our souls and carries us towards the throne. If we don’t paddle we will end up at God’s house.

Kris Vallotton

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 69

As He Is

8 Dec

The apostle John said, “As He is (speaking of Jesus) so also are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). Notice he didn’t say, “As He was” but instead he said, “As He is.” Jesus is not the suffering servant carrying His cross anymore. He is the coming King. We are to be the revelation of His royalty on the earth.

Kris Vallotton

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 108

Love Does Not Seek its Own

9 Nov

God is not selfish. He isn’t just hanging around with us so He can get His way. He practices what He preaches! David is another Old Testament believer who, “being a man after God’s own heart,” transcended the rules of his day and established a friendship with God. In those days there were strict laws concerning how the people of God could worship. Only the high priest could go in before the ark of God one day per year. David erected a tabernacle and had the priests minister before the Ark of the Covenant 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more than 30 years.

Not only did David get away with doing something that was against the law of God, but in the Book of Acts, it says that God liked it so much that He’s going to rebuild it in the last days (see Acts 15:16-18)! David’s friendship with God was so extraordinary that he wanted to build a temple for God. God told David that although He didn’t live in a house that was made by the hands of men, He would allow David’s son, Solomon, to build Him one anyway…

It wasn’t God’s idea to build a house for Himself – it was God’s idea to choose David.

Kris Vallotton

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 91-2

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