“…God isn't late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn't want anyone lost. He's giving everyone space and time to change…” 2 Peter 3:9 MSG (italics and emphasis mine)
A fellow minister once told me that he believed whatever happens (or does not happen) is God's will and is bound to happen irrespective of his action or lack of it. He almost convinced me (with scriptures); then I thought: what is the point then for prayers, fasting, giving...what about senseless murders, innocent children dying everyday? what about when bad things happened to good people? Sadly, this minister is not alone, many people subscribe to this belief. Yet the scriptures tell us exactly the opposite.
“I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara
Even though God doesn't want anyone to be lost, many will be because they choose not to accept the gift of God (acts of omission). Even though God pre-provided good works for us to work in them (Eph 2:10), we choose daily whether or not to walk in them...Your provision for salvation, health, wealth and happiness was completed before you came to being, it's your call to receive them, as you act by faith on His command daily.
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Tim J Kyara
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