Isaiah 53:3 -8, Luke 15:17-24
Jesus our Saviour paid a hefty price to unite us to God, and to buy our complete favour with God. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we step into total grace and favour. There is no confusion, God loves us, He is with us and He cares for us; this is the basis of positive prophesies. The general outlook of heaven towards earth is positive; it is peaceful and it is joyful. That is the real reason why Christmas carols like ‘Joy to the World’ are scriptural.
If you sent your clothes to the dry cleaners and sent your driver to pick them up and your driver puts these clothes that are already dry cleaned and shiny on the trunk of your car and screams, “Dirty clothes! Dirty clothes! Dirty clothes”! You would be very worried for that driver, and you would have him checked by a physiatrist; you would be very worried for that person. It is a woeful thing to stand before God’s people and call them cursed. God is in the business of blessing.
So, I will outline some mistakes below that are common in churches and Christian movies and I want you to note them so you can be totally liberated in your walk with God. God’s word is our source of guidance, don’t let any movie – Christian or otherwise, any dream, any prophesy, any thing anyone says confuse you. God’s heart towards humanity is simple and straightforward. “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). How can this same God, who says He does not want any to perish, prophesy messages of perishing to his people?
The example below will help solve a lot of problems and free the mind.
If someone suddenly stands and declares that God is very angry with all of us and He will punish us, it is an error, I understand the person’s basis, but it is not really scriptural (God is too big to need to scare us before we can be devoted to Him. He is a loving Father, not a military dictator. Remember that the father of the prodigal son, ran to meet him when he was on his way home in the following verses of scripture? Luke 15:17-24. He did not make him face the firing squad. The Bible says “There is much joy in heaven over a sinner that repents”, Luke 15:10. The Bible also says “For the joy that was set before Jesus, He endured the cross”. Heaven is a joyful place. Jesus was motivated by Joy, not by angry threats and the Bible says I should look up to Him as my Model Hebrews 12:2
Prayer/Affirmation: I pray that God will give us sharpness in the word and in the things of the Holy Spirit in the mighty name of Jesus; that we will know His voice and respond only to Him and avoid all voices of confusion.