God Does Whatever He Pleases

Psalm 115:3

We have not been able to meet and will not be able for the next two weeks or more. This, however, does not impact our relationship with God and fellow believers because God is Spirt (Jo. 4:24). Moreover, He is omnipresent. His meeting with us does not require our meeting together corporately and, therefore, cannot be impacted by the covid-19 pandemic crisis. As our fellowship is not predicated only on physical contact. Therefore, while we are not able to meet, we can have worship and fellowship with each other in the spirit.

In the midst of this troubled times due to coronavirus we must acknowledge that God does whatever He please. This is broad statement about the scope of God’s action and the sphere of God’s influence. It also implies God’s omnipotent and God’s freedom: He can choose to or not do something (s). But as it relates to His people, He is always willing to enter into relationship with them by acting and lending support to them. God does whatever He pleases is a relation statement. God does whatever He pleases by acting in the favor of His people and of all who fear him. They are the beneficiaries and recipients of God’s redeeming power. That is say, God can do whatever He pleases in order to do good to all who trust in him.

The problem this world faces is a problem of idolatry, which is the cause of all our problems, even the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Humans turn to other gods as if they are more powerfully than God. Presently, the hope of the nation is on the health care system. But ultimately our help comes from God (Psalm 121:1). He will act for His name sake not because of what we deserve. The nations gods are powerless (verses 4-8). Only God can help in the present crisis, but our trust must be completely in God alone. It is a matter of all or nothing. Glory must be given to God.

These are perilous times and the atmosphere is highly charged. We must, therefore, reject the claims of false gods or other powers to deliver us. This is also call to repentance from idols to serve the true and living God as idols are powerless. That God does whatever He pleases is a refutation of the pretensions of other powers or gods people turn to. It is God who blesses His people (verses 9-16). To know God’s blessing is to know His power. His power is revealed in Jesus Christ. The effect of God’s power is knowing Christ. Knowledge today is living in an information revolution. We think of knowledge as a commodity that can be accessed and manipulated with the mere stroke of a computer key. Such a knowledge is certainly not what Bible is taking about. God's knowledge is not to be equated with modern knowledge. God’s knowledge is knowledge in communion with Christ. God is my strength and refuge because He enables my rescue by letting me participate in fellowship with Christ through salvific and rescuing deeds or through union with Christ. Thus, the statement that God will do whatever He pleases must be understood as relational and soteriological. This should evoke a response of praise to God from the believers. So let is praise God!

As regarding the idolatry and spiritual adultery in the world today, Jesus said. “But to what I shall I compare this generation?” (Matt. 11:15-33). The parable of children in the marketplace describes every generation that has claimed to know what God ought to be like. But from the children calling to each other in the marketplace, to the cities where deeds of power had been done, to the remarkable sayings in the last five verses, human rejection to God’s revelation is portrayed and the consequence of this rejection. Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida if the works done in you had been done Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes…” The human, response to God thorough Jesus Christ, even in the face of the covid-19 pandemic crisis, is completely God's initiative. Thus, we are faced with the issue of divine election in this age of inclusiveness: God revealing Himself to

 

some and not to other. In the judgment of God, He reveals Himself in hiddenness to some and in grace to others. Repentance is the condition for God’s forgiveness. May the goodness of God lead you to repentance (Rom. 2:5). Glory to His name! Let us not forget to pray for each other and the world. If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Until I see you face to face may the Lord bless you and keep you; make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and lift up his continence upon you and give you peace (Numbers 6: 24-26).

Pastor Allan

Please read Psalm 115.

God Does Whatever and Whenever He Pleases

Psalm 115:3

We have not been able to meet and will not be able for the next two weeks or more. This, however, does not impact our relationship with God and fellow believers because God is Spirt (Jo. 4:24). Moreover, He is omnipresent. His meeting with us does not require our meeting together corporately and, therefore, cannot be impacted by the covid-19 pandemic crisis. As our fellowship is not predicated only on physical contact. Therefore, while we are not able to meet, we can have worship and fellowship with each other in the spirit.

In the midst of this troubled times due to corona virus we must acknowledge that God does whatever He please. This is broad statement about the scope of God’s action and the sphere of God’s influence. It also implies God’s omnipotent and God’s freedom: He can choose to or not do something (s). But as it relates to His people, He is always willing to enter into relationship with them by acting and lending support to them. God does whatever He pleases is a relation statement. God does whatever He pleases by acting in the favor of His people and of all who fear him. They are the beneficiaries and recipients of God’s redeeming power. That is say, God can do whatever He pleases in order to do good to all who trust in him.

The problem this world faces is a problem of idolatry, which is the cause of all our problems, even the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Humans turn to other gods as if they are more powerfully than God. Presently, the hope of the nation is on the health care system. But ultimately our help comes from God (Psalm 121:1). He will act for His name sake not because of what we deserve. The nations gods are powerless (verses 4-8). Only God can help in the present crisis, but our trust must be completely in God alone. It is a matter of all or nothing. Glory must be given to God.

These are perilous times and the atmosphere is highly charged. We must, therefore, reject the claims of false gods or other powers to deliver us. This is also call to repentance from idols to serve the true and living God as idols are powerless. That God does whatever He pleases is a refutation of the pretensions of other powers or gods people turn to. It is God who blesses His people (verses 9-16). To know God’s blessing is to know His power. His power is revealed in Jesus Christ. The effect of God’s power is knowing Christ. Knowledge today is living in an information revolution. We think of knowledge as a commodity that can be accessed and manipulated with the mere stroke of a computer key. Such a knowledge is certainly not what Bible is taking about. God's knowledge is not to be equated with modern knowledge. God’s knowledge is knowledge in communion with Christ. God is my strength and refuge because He enables my rescue by letting me participate in fellowship with Christ through salvific and rescuing deeds or through union with Christ. Thus, the statement that God will do whatever He pleases must be understood as relational and soteriological. This should evoke a response of praise to God from the believers. So let is praise God!

As regarding the idolatry and spiritual adultery in the world today, Jesus said. “But to what I shall I compare this generation?” (Matt. 11:15-33). The parable of children in the marketplace describes every generation that has claimed to know what God ought to be like. But from the children calling to each other in the marketplace, to the cities where deeds of power had been done, to the remarkable sayings in the last five verses, human rejection to God’s revelation is portrayed and the consequence of this rejection. Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida if the works done in you had been done Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes…” The human, response to God thorough Jesus Christ, even in the face of the covid-19 pandemic crisis, is completely God's initiative. Thus, we are faced with the issue of divine election in this age of inclusiveness: God revealing Himself to

 

some and not to other. In the judgment of God, He reveals Himself in hiddenness to some and in grace to others. Repentance is the condition for God’s forgiveness. May the goodness of God lead you to repentance (Rom. 2:5). Glory to His name! Let us not forget to pray for each other and the world. If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Until I see you face to face may the Lord bless you and keep you; make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and lift up his continence upon you and give you peace (Numbers 6: 24-26).

Pastor Allan

Please read Psalm 115.