In the last teaching on this topic, we talked about the Essence of the hand of God, its significance in a Christian life, how it helped previous Great men and children of God do exploits. In this article we will be dwelling on the function of the hand of God in a man’s life (Believers or unbelievers).
The hand of God performs two functions in a man’s life, it either work positively or negatively. The hand of God can be with you for good or for destruction.
THE POSITIVE FUNCTION
“Both riches and honor comes from you and you rule over all, and your hand is power and might, and it lies in your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone”
1 Chronicles 29:12.
The hand of God is everything, the hand of God brings blessing in a man’s life, in the hand of God we have the surest back-up against the wiles of the devil, in the hand of God we have victory (Joshua 6:2-5), the hand of God gives us protection (Psalm 23:4), the hand of God delivers us from all evils (Psalm 31:15), the hand of God brings good tidings (Psalm 104:24), the hand of God brings mercy unto a man (Nehemiah 2:18). We can experience this things only when we are now his children.
“So throughout all their habitation, I will stretch out my hand against them and make the land more desolate and waste than the wilderness towards Diblah; this they will know that I am the lord”
The same hand of God that brings good tidings can also be in a man’s life for destruction, to Christians the hand of God will always work positively for them but to his enemies it is the opposite. The hand of also chastise a Christian, the moment we surrender all to him, he takes charge, so he will always chastise us if we go contrary to his commandments, God will for man is always positive, he want the best for his children, but to his enemies be rest assured it is destruction.
To be an enemy of God is to be a vessel used by the devil, an enemy of God is an evil doer, to be an enemy of God is to do opposite of his commandments, an enemy of God is someone who does evil to his children, in summary when you find evil attached to your lifestyle then be rest assured of the wrath of God.
The hand of God is also able to deliver a man with an evil heart, anyone who do evil against another isn’t because God created them for that purpose, but because they allowed the spirit of the devil into their life. Evil doers are not God enemies but the spirit that dwells in them is what God is against, no matter how filthy a man’s life can be, he is able to make them as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).
God had mercy on Paul, even though he was an evil doer, he killed many most especially Christians, but God still had mercy on him, so if your life is like this, you don’t need to loose hope, there is grace still available for you, don’t be afraid of what the devil is saying, the bible says, whosoever comes to God in repentance he will not cast away, but if you continue in this evil ways thinking you have all the world can offer, I tell you that’s the path way to destruction (Proverbs 14:12), Whoever is not working for God is working against God and that person will experience the wrath of God.
Further Study: Romans 10:9-13, Psalm 23:1-6, Deuteronomy 32:41, 1 Samuel 5:6-9.
If you still haven’t given your life to Christ, you find yourself to be an evil doer, Grace is still available, come to God today, ask for forgiveness, whoever shall call on the name of the lord shall be saved, don’t be deceived by the devil. Say this words with me “Lord Jesus, i come to you today, i accept that am a sinner, I ask that you forgive me of all my sins and help me be a good vessel in your hand, save me from evil, Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins”, if you have done this sincerely, then be rest assured you are now saved, congratulations.
Prayer Points: Father, please lay your hands on me, let your mighty hand work positively for me.