God Does Not Kill People
The last enemy that† shall be destroyed is† death. Ė I Corinthians 15: 26
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had [holding] the power of death, that [who] is, the devil; -- Hebrews 2: 14
This then is the message which we have hear of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Ė I John 1: 5
Here is what I heard while on a nature trail with my dog a while back. I met a couple with an older dog, but yet four years younger than my dog. They expressed concern about the age of their dog while they marveled at the condition and appearance of my dog who was 14 years old at that time. Of course, Satan had to get his two cents in and as we were departing, the woman said: "Oh, I dread the day that the Lord takes him".
Well, guess what people? GOD DOESNíT KILL ANYTHING OR ANYBODY AND NEVER WILL. How is that for a revelation? If the true God killed people, the whole Bible would fall to pieces. The above three verses would contradict one another and nothing would make any sense. I Corinthians 15: 26 says that death is an enemy. I John 1: 5 says that in God is no darkness at all. IS DEATH DARKNESS OR LIGHT??!! Tough one. And my word, what in the world does Hebrews 2: 14 clearly state????? It says that the one who has the power of death is the devil. Well, lo and behold, there it is written in black and white.
Would you worship a god that killed a small child in a car accident? How about your grandmother, or sister, or your father or brother?!! Would you? I SURE WOULDNíT. The god of this world has a three-fold ministry. First, letís see who is the god of this present evil world.
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. Ė II Corinthians 4: 4
The Bible teaches that the god of this present world is Satan, the Devil. He does not own this world, he controls it until Jesus Christ returns. Satan is a parasite and counterfeits everything the true God does so he has a ministry also. Let us see what Godís Word says about that ministry.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to KILL, and to destroy: [emphasis added] -- John 10: 10a
The devil KILLS PEOPLE, not the true God. Forever and ever, you hear people saying ĎOh, when my time comes, God will take meí. They just forgot to say which god.
Now what are you going to do? Youíve been taught by tradition or your church that God goes around killing people and now you have the Word of God put in front of you stating the opposite. Let me help you out a bit.
God is such a just God that He is even just to the Devil himself. When a person chooses to live a life of sin or else is not born again and/or by choice chooses to reject Godís Word, they can place their own lives in a very dangerous position. If a believer turns his or her back on God, he or she is out of fellowship Ė living in sin. God can no longer protect that person because of the free-will decisions that person made. Idolatry is just one form of devil worship. If your not worshipping the true God, you are living for the devil. There is no in-between. If the enemy wants to inflict harm on an unbeliever or an unbelieving believer who has rejected the true God, he is allowed to do so. The true God allows the enemy to steal, kill, or destroy from that person. You say this shouldnít be so. But if it were not true, then God would be unfair and unjust. Remember He is just even to the devil himself. The adversary has a right, under severe circumstances, to destroy the life of a sinner, one not born-again, an unbelieving believer, etc. Many smaller children are not born-again of Godís spirit because the parents themselves are God-rejectors. It is surely not the childís fault. It is the fault of the parents. I know this is a difficult subject, but it must be dealt with.
You must put to an end the PERPETUAL LIE THAT THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST KILLS PEOPLE. It is a lie from hell and causes great confusion among many people who are trying to believe and understand the Bible. You should combine this teaching with "Are The Dead Alive Now?" The dead are dead and will remain dead until Christ gets them up! When someone dies, they are not floating around in heaven smoking expensive cigars and having a grand old time. Thatís what the mediums or sensitives will have you to believe. You can see them on national television every day. Ephesians says the god of this world controls the airwaves. He makes sure these people get as much exposure as possible. Where do these so-called psychics get their information? THEY GET INFORMATION FROM DEVIL SPIRITS. They are highly intelligent and they tell the medium/psychic information about people that they could not know by their five senses! Itís that simple. Get involved and you can get possessed. Satan is a master of deception.
Doesnít this sound like the world today?
Therefore hear now this, thou that art† given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am,† and none else beside me; I shall not sit as† a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: Ė Isaiah 47: 8
I am stressing the first part of the verse. We just think we are just the center of the universe, donít we? We live only for worldly pleasures and we live carelessly. We hold up our cell phones to say, "You are not important". We do things to ignore and purposely be rude to one another. You walk by a car in a gas station and the windows are rolled up and the doors locked. This type of behavior is actually fear. Most people are scared half to death of nothing. A true believer is set free and doesnít have that fear, but he must protect him or herself. Fear is sand in the machinery of life. Now watch what God says about the devilís people who appear to bring back the dead and who appear to be psychics or mediums. First, take notice of the somewhat normal and attractive outward appearance of these people. THE DEVIL IS NOT STUPID!
Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which† thou shalt not know. Ė Isaiah 47: 11
Not only will evil come upon the psycho, but also upon the person who participates, believes, and especially acts upon what the psychic says. The information is from hell itself, from the devil. You want to listen, go right ahead Ė you have free will. BUT evil, mischief, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly and you will not be able to put it off. THATíS WHAT GODíS WORD SAYS. All of these types of devilish activities can be referred to as sorceries. Iím simply trying to show you how the devil deceives people. That is how he gets people to believe that the true God kills people when actually he is the one to blame. Some people have been involved in devilish types of activities since they were a youth. They will have a very difficult time getting delivered. But it is possible.
Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. -- Isaiah 47: 12
In a sarcastic manner, God is saying, go ahead and take a stand using sorcery since youíve been at it since your youth. You are able to profit from it, apparently, so go ahead IF YOU SO CHOOSE by your own free will.
Can you just begin to imagine the money these psychotics (oops, I keep spelling that wrong) psychics and mediums are making on these television shows Ė let alone their other appearances? Guess what? You canít get in for free. Am I charging you for these teachings? Itís the love of money, people Ė itís the root system of all evil.
God sounds like heís saying Ďgo aheadí, doesnít he? Now watch the next verse.
Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things† that shall come upon thee. -- Isaiah 47: 13
Apparently, the counsel of the devil is fading for the medium, for the psychic. They are becoming weary. God is saying: " Hey, call those astrologers and the stargazers, the prognosticators, those MEDIUMS and PSYCHICS, and let them take a stand for you. Where are they? Let them save you from whatís about to come upon you." When the devil is done using a person for his benefit, he simply leaves. Thatís apparently what has happened here. What is about to come upon this person? Evil, mischief and desolation as mentioned in verse 11. And the devilish power he has operated has deserted him Ė he is powerless. Satan will now destroy his own pawn. These three verses in Isaiah are quite striking, arenít they? You should never forget them.
For where envying and strife is,† there is †confusion and every evil work. Ė James 3: 16
Apparently, there is confusion here and every evil work, isnít there? Envy, strife, and confusion Ė AND THE TRUE GOD IS ALL LIGHT!!!?? Something is wrong here.
For God is not the author† [a God] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Ė I Corinthians 14: 33
Well, if God is not a God of confusion, then who is? The god of this world has caused all of this confusion concerning the subject of death. His purpose is to drive people away from the only thing that defeats him Ė the rightly divided Word of God.
Let all things be done decently and in order. Ė I Corinthians 14: 40
Thatís how the true God and Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ operates Ė decent and in order. Attention to detail is the difference between success and failure. One of the keys to knowing whether something is coming from the right source is to see if the situation is decent and in order. If itís disorganized, a mess, or filthy dirty, itís probably coming from the wrong source.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Ė I Peter 5: 8
Remember, he only roars to scares people. If you study Godís Word, you will not have fear. The next time you hear someone say, that God Ďtookí one of their loved ones, you speak up with the love of God and teach them Godís Word. There is ALWAYS profit when you speak the Word of God and it is rightly divided.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Ė Isaiah 55: 11