Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 38: 1-5(KJV); In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord…Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
The sovereignty of God does not remove human responsibility towards the things of the Spirit.
Sometimes, people use divine sovereignty as an excuse to sit back and do nothing; it becomes the reason for their indifference and passive attitude towards their part and portion in the gospel.
This mentality is the reason why some Christians make statements such as, “There is nothing I can do about this situation. God has already decided and may His will be done.”
God proved to us through the story of Hezekiah that He can set aside His sovereignty if a man can dare to provoke Him by prayer or when a man in humility breaks before Him.
Divine sovereignty should not be divorced from human responsibility. This understanding is why Mary provokes a miracle out of the Christ outside His time(John 2:4).
God is looking for a man who is hungry enough to redefine heavenly seasons and times by the liberties of faith; a man who will move God for the now even when He intended something for tomorrow.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: John 2:4, John 7:6
GOLDEN NUGGET: Divine sovereignty should not be divorced from human responsibility. God is looking for a man who is hungry enough to redefine heavenly seasons and times by the liberties of faith; a man who will move God for the now even when He intended something for tomorrow.
PRAYER: My Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. You have said in Your Word that concerning the works of Your hand, command me. I rejoice in this liberty. In this knowledge, I define seasons and times and establish greatness on the earth. To the glory of Your name, Amen.