Many of us answer this question in regard to the things we want to do in life. And many times, a person thinks, ‘It is my life; I can do what I want.’ Hey, your life is not totally yours to misuse or to do whatever your thoughts lead you. Your life will be held for accountability and judgement before your Creator. I know many of us don’t want to hear the judgement word, because it tickles our ears. Hello dreamer, when you’re sleeping and your house is on fire – wouldn’t you want someone to wake you up?
So, when you plan, God is watching you! I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I have to elaborate a bit more. As you know, some of our plans are beneficial and enriching; for instance, many of us get into good marriages and then have children, which are connected to God’s plan. (Genesis 1:27-28) We also try to help someone, do some cooking, gardening, etc.
Let me illustrate another scenario; when a farmer plants the seeds in the good soil, he or she delights in the harvest; in the end, we are all farmers – we plant and execute our ideas for the sake of happiness. And there’s no creature on the planet earth that delights in the law of giving more than a human being. For when a human copies God’s character they can be good at it. As you’re aware, if you want emulate God Almighty, copy Jesus’ character.
So, what are we learning here? Every one of us has to understand the two systems that are operating in the world. The two systems are in conflict with each other; every system is designed to capture human beings; the first one (the good system) was created by God Almighty, the second one (the bad system) was created by the devil. The devil’s system (Babylon) is based on anything bad you can think of – in other words, it is a system of disobedience, and rebellion towards God. Thus, destructive to a human being.
The devil is also called a spirit of lying, unfaithfulness, prostitution, pride, murder, temptation, etc. Listen People – we’ve all been manipulated and lied to by the devil. The Bible teaches us that people stumble day and night due to lack of knowledge and understanding. (Hosea 4:5) Also we learn from the Bible that the devil disguises itself as an angel of light, creating religious beliefs that stop people from getting saved through Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:14) Another scripture says, ‘If an angel or another gospel teaches you something that is dissimilar to Jesus Christ, it will be condemned.’ (Galatians 1:8)
The truth is we have a battle on our hands. Many people ask, ‘Why did God Almighty allow Satan to entice human beings to do wrong things?’ While I’m writing this, the Holy Spirit (the spirit of truth is manifested in Christians who are willing to obey the scriptures) helps me. (John 14:16) There are many reasons, of which God can only answer. But we learn from the Bible that the devil was allowed to challenge our freewill, decisions and obedience before God. The Bible also mentions, Satan was allowed to exercise its power over people, tribes, languages, and nations – in other words, it gets all kinds of people to worship it in its own plan. (Revelation 13:7-8) In addition to that, the devil also attacks those in God’s plan, with the intent to diminish their faith. Incidentally, Satan cannot do something without God’s permission. (Job 1: 1-5, Luke 22:31) We also learn from the Bible, that many problems in the world are caused by the devil.
But God has given us the way out, based on His system, and perfectly tailored for a man-kind – for it is constructed in truth – Jesus said, ‘I’m the way, the truth and the life.’ (John 14:6) When you think about life, you realise that every time you do good in the eyes of God, you gain a blessing – peace and joy; but the moment you do something bad, you lose respect and peace of mind. Therefore, the devil’s system weakens a human being; it is full of fear, ruins a human being to the core, destroys relationships, and makes people find happiness in the wrong places. But God’s plan, on the other hand, protects, stabilises, and prospers us. For it is perfect in Jesus Christ, holy, full of righteousness, and increases our happiness.
We learn from the Bible that ‘Every good thing comes from God.’ (James 1:17-19) Consequently, if you want to enter the good system, (the Kingdom of God) you have to fight the enemy (the devil); incidentally, it is not difficult to fight the devil, for when you use the word of God (Jesus’ teachings), it flees away. Remember, Jesus taught us how to pray, and said, ‘Let your Kingdom come; and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Delivery us from the devil’s schemes.’ Even though the devil is strong, it is scared of God and Jesus. Why? Because, it knows, it will be destroyed in the end.
The scripture says, ‘Jesus is seated at the right hand of God in heaven.’ (Colossians 3:1) which also means God has given him all authority. (Matt. 28:29) Moreover, it was God’s plan from the beginning; the Bible says, Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. (Revelation 22:13) The beginning and the end, which also means the message of God, started and ended with Jesus Christ in mind. When God said, ‘I have a plan to prosper you…’ (Jeremiah 29: 11-13) – he was talking about Jesus. ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved,’ (Acts 4:12) The voice of God that spoke to the disciples from the cloud, still speaks today. ‘This is my son, whom I love; Listen to him.’ (Mark9:7)
The system God created is synonymous with light of the day; that’s why Jesus said, I’m the light of the world.’ (John 8:12) So, when you live your life according to Jesus’ teachings, you’re in God’s plan. And you’re like a good tree that bears good fruits. In conclusion, every human has to make a decision which plan they must enter – God’s plan or the devil’s one. And the most privileged people in the world are those who are in his plan of salvation.