ARTICLES to Ponder upon !!
A Severe Spanking
(The Law) was not God’s list of steps one through ten thousand of what you must do to be right with Him. It was God’s list of all you have done wrong, proving that you can never be right with God unless He provides another form of payment. It was not to set you free. The Law was to bind and destroy you. It was a severe spanking for the whole human race to turn us from sin and self-salvation.
– Andrew Wommack
Article: The True Nature of God
The Gospel of Power
The church has a clear assignment: we are to exhibit the multifaceted wisdom of God, now!… It is part of the “witness” that turns people’s heads in the same way as the nations were impacted by Solomon’s wisdom… In the same way agreement with the devil empowers His to kill, steal, and destroy, so agreement with God releases God to accomplish His purposes in and through us to the world around us…
The world has longed for a message they could experience. Yet many believers have simply tried to make the good news more intellectually appealing. This must stop! The natural mind cannot receive the things of God (see 1 Cor 2:14). The wisdom of God is foolishness to men. It’s time to be willing to appear foolish again, that we might provide the world with a message of power that delivers, transforms, and heals. This is true wisdom. It alone satisfies the cry of the human heart.
– Bill Johnson
Dreaming With God, Destiny Image, 2006: 48-9.
What is the Question ?
Jesus Christ is perfect theology. He is the “…exact representation of His nature” (Heb. 1:3), the ultimate portrayal of the Father. Questions that exist about God’s nature in the Old Testament were clarified in the New Testament. When I teach about God’s absolute desire and provision to heal, I am asked, “What about Job?” I respond, “I’m not a disciple of Job, I’m a disciple of Jesus.” Job’s life helped create the awareness for the need of a savior. Job is the question. Jesus is the answer.
If our study of Job and other Old Testament issues doesn’t lead us to Jesus as the answer, it reveals we never really understood the question. The types and symbols of the Old Testament do not override the clear manifestation of God through Jesus in the New Testament. Any understanding we have about the nature of God that can’t be seen in the person of Jesus, must be questioned. How many people came to Jesus for a miracle and left disappointed? None! He was 100 percent successful as a man dependent on God… He manifested the will of God. And we must not change it to fit our experience. It is time to manifest the will of God again.
– Bill Johnson
Dreaming With God, Destiny Image, 2006: 148.