For We Know

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For We Know

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

This scripture says, And we know…, that means, after a lot of things, we still know that all things work together for good. The question now is: do we really know? Who are the “we” referred to in this Scripture? If your answer is “Christians“, you are wrong, because there is no guarantee that all “Christians” know that all things work together for good. It is not possible for all “Christians” to know it because Christians are people who were given a name by unbelievers and they go about calling themselves by that. But there is a difference between “Christians” and believers.  Everybody that goes to church is called a “Christian,” so to say, including those who don’t, but bear such names as Julius, Mary, Peter. Do we really know that all things work together for good? Do we live like we know? Remember, that Scripture says, And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God  and are the called according to His purpose. What you need to ask yourself is “do I love God?” Am I called according to His purpose?

The next verse says, for whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed into the image of His son. That means all those who know will finally conform, despite everything that happened to them.

Verse 30 says, Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. That means, if I know that He called me, then I should know I am justified. And if I know I am justified, then I know that I am walking in glory.

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 1 John 2:20

How many people have an unction? How many know that there is a need to have an unction, the presence of Zoe, so that when you are in Eskimo land or Okija, you know you have an unction. That unction is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. For we know that we have an unction, and because we have an unction we know all things. Do you know all things?

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” 1 John 2:27.

If the Holy Spirit teaches you all things, then you know all things. 

David is a typical example of someone who was anointed and appointed, but went through tough times. He was born out of wedlock; his mother was not married to his father (Psalm 51:5). Circumstances in life from his birth, put him at a disadvantage. Apart from the Adamic sin, he was also born in iniquity so he had present, real trouble. He also became an embarrassment to his immediate family, so he was left to grow up among his father’s sheep. He was lonely, but God was with him. 

Is your story like that? Is your husband just going to church with you, but his mind is no longer with you, he treats you like a dog? Or he doesn’t even go to church, and you can’t count how many other women are in his life? You are treated as if you don’t exist? I want you to know that for the fact that you are a child of God, you have been anointed and you have a divine and sacred appointment.

When Prophet Samuel appeared in the house of Jesse and started presenting his children, by the time Jesse finished, Samuel asked the question, is there still someone else? Why? The person that men reject is God’s appointed. Even if the world today says that your name is failure…for we know that all things work together for good! Even that name they call you will work together for good. Remember to tell the devil not to rejoice over you, because even if you have fallen seven times, you will yet rise again.

Did your house get taken away by the government? For we know, even that will work together for your good. You may ask me how do I know? I’ll say because God says so! Has He not said it that our ways are not His ways, our thoughts are not His thoughts?”

You must know, first of all that your going to heaven is settled. Now in this terrestrial realm called earth, you must also know your position in Christ, even when it doesn’t seem to be so. There is a difference between what is happening and what is going on. What is happening are the different events that come to pass minute by minute, which you can see: the crashing of your car, armed robbers making away with your valuables, accidents occurring –all those are what is happening. But what is going on is in the heart of God, that He is orchestrating behind the scene. If a believer lives his life in accordance with what is going on rather than what is happening, he ends up in what God expects.

Looking at this from the concept of a prologue of a drama is an insight into what the drama entails. We can say that we know the prologue of God’s orchestrated drama, which is that we know His thoughts towards us are thoughts of peace and not evil, to take us to an expected end.

The time between scenes, when the curtains are drawn and there is temporary darkness, that is when God expects us to play our own roles in the “all things work together for good.” After Scene 1 your action determines Scene 2, your action after Scene 2 determines Scene 3, and on and on. So if your actions are based on the fact that you are aware that what is going on is different from what is happening, you will always act the right way. After every “what is happening” the last “what is happening,” is going to be what God had planned. So that means you must know, if not you will act stupidly and at the end of the day, all the scenes will not end up where God started from.

Take a look at David:

Scene 1: he was born illegitimate

Scene 2: he was treated like an outsider by his family

Scene 3: he was always in the wilderness with sheep.

I want you to notice that at the interchange of every scene, David said “as the deer panteth for the waters, so my heart pants after You, Lord.” In Scene 3, when the family was enjoying themselves, David was in the bush with beasts, but he said, “the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Then the scene moved to the time when everybody was going to war and he said, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” For every scene, he was moving towards the destination that God had planned, that is why we can say that David was predestinated to conform. How you react to every scene, determines whether your end will be in conformity with God’s plan for you.

Do you know that some people don’t go to church anymore because they don’t like the pastor, or an usher offended them, or the church is too far or because the music is not right? Every time you take a step to the contrary, it shows that you are not aware that what is happening is different from what is going on. In fact, what is happening is a set up to know where you will turn to.

“And we know  that all things work together for good.”  What do we know? How are we sure that we know? It is good for you to read your Bible regularly and to pray or even pray P.U.S.H. (pray unto something happens), but if those things don’t add up to your internalizing the fact that what is going on is different from what is happening, you’ve missed it.

Do you know that there were hidden things in the background of David’s life that were ready to make sure he was disqualified in the future? A man of God once said, “I may not be in the mind of Jesse, but I am in the mind of God. I may not be qualified, but I am anointed and appointed. There are things in my past that disqualify me, there may be things in my future waiting to disqualify me, but I am chosen for royalty; because those whom God has called, He has justified.”

For David, when the things in his past could not disqualify him, they went to wait in his future to destroy him. And in a moment of carelessness, of unguarded hours, they hit him – adultery with Bathsheba! murder of Uriah! That was “what was happening.” David was committing adultery, David was a murderer. Can your situation be that bad and all things still work together for good? How could David commit murder and adultery, adding to his being an illegitimate child and a reject? But he heard a voice saying, “for we know…” Can you hear the voice saying “For we know…” even in a state like that? Do you remember that what is happening is different from what is going on? Do you know that what was going on was that God was choosing the woman through whom Jesus the Saviour would come? God sometimes, that is if we know, turns our messes  into His orderliness. How come Jacob had twelve sons from four different wives? What a mess! He was such a weakling that it was his wives that named all his sons except the last one. That was really a mess. But do you know that he that has been called has been justified, because the just live by faith. Mind you, I am not talking about sin. If you go willfully into sin, you have failed.

Scene 25 and Scene 26 of David’s life were adultery and murder. The next scene: here comes Prophet Nathan, telling David was had befallen him. The next action of David determined whether all things will work together for good. After Nathan talked to David, David said “I have done foolishly.”Do you know that if you wait for God to tell you that you have done foolishly, then you are gone? When God told Saul that he had done foolishly, He took the kingdom away from him.  There was an expected end for Saul, but he failed. When Prophet Samuel confronted him concerning the spoil he carried away from the Amalekites he had the audacity to say he had done what God has said, even when he knew he had not (1 Sam 15)?

What about you beloved, have you done what God asked you to do? Are you in a state that you need to confess and repent before God? Do that now! Do you know that your doing that determines whether all things will work together for good for you? Don’t be ashamed of God, else He will ashamed of you before His angels. Let us go beyond the Christianity that says everyone that goes to church is born again.

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