|GOD a 3:1 Partnership
WRITTEN by Michael Corthell
Who is God and why does He want a partner? God is the Creator of all there is, and He created all of us (all created sentient beings) to be in partnership with Him. That statement many be hard for some of you, especially agnostics and atheists to swallow, but please bear with me.
''Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?''
Something that is worse than being a non-believer is praying without the expectation that number one, it is heard and number two, that it is answered by God. As a Christian believer I pray for God to intercede in the affairs of mankind, both individually and collectively.
Intercession is not mankind's invention. It is God's commandment. He has called us to partner with him in prayer, believing in Faith that He will help us by making things right, and strengthen us against all adversity. It is also very important to remember that a large part of any prayer is asking for the spirit of acceptance and forgiveness so that we may or selves be forgiven.
''...God put the man in the Garden of Eden to work the soil and take care of the garden.''
Human beings who pray to Him are God's agents on this planet. They, in a very real sense are representatives of the government of heaven, preforming specific tasks here on Earth. It is a fact that God (the Holy Spirit) and His angels, carry forward the redemption of the human race, but along with them there must be we believers as partners, praying for intercession. For we who are prayerful and mindful of Him, God has great use and will use us to do great things. He will make much of us, and in the past has done great things through those who are in prayerful, and in Faithful partnership with Him.
''Have faith in God.''
—Jesus (God, incarnate)
We, along with His angels are His instruments and vehicles in carrying out His great plan and purpose on the Earth. We are His messengers, His watchmen, pastors, and hired hands, who need not be ashamed of being believers. We who believe are full partners with Jesus Christ(God incarnate) in doing His will.
My message today is this: If you believe in He that created you, then stand up and speak out against the stinking rottenness that pervades the world right now. Call out and label all evil and those who not only do evil in the sight of God and man but also call out those who stand by and do nothing about it.
''You are the light that shines for the world to see. You are like a city built on a hill that cannot be hidden. People don't hide a lamp under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand. Then the light shines for everyone in the house. In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.''
The day is coming, and it is coming very quickly that the proverbial 'tipping point' will be reached here on Earth. And when it is, the negativity that now clouds our world will simply dissolve away in the presence of the Light of the Truth.
The doubt essential to faith
by Lesley Hazleton
When Lesley Hazleton was writing a biography of Muhammad, she was struck by something: The night he received the revelation of the Koran, according to early accounts, his first reaction was doubt, awe, even fear. And yet this experience became the bedrock of his belief. Hazleton calls for a new appreciation of doubt and questioning as the foundation of faith — and an end to fundamentalism of all kinds.