Tuesday, October 20, 2009

We need people to advance

One of the beauties of life is calculating the purpose of everyone that has ever entered our lives. Every person that will ever enter our life, sole purpose is to make a contribution to our existence in an effort to fulfill our purpose, whether we are aware of it or not. The cores of their contribution whether it’s good or bad carries the seed of developing US! This makes the journey of life quite interesting, because for the most part we cannot predict what that particular individual will offer in terms of their contribution. Meaning their contribution can either be to add to us or take away from us; however what we do know is that during our time with them or even after their departure there will be a change in us via the association. The quality of that change is dependent on how they have affected us.

Our bible tells us that all things are working together for our good, which also indicates that all things are indeed necessary, and nothing was design by God to work independent of itself but must connect with someone or something to produce something greater or at least forward motion.

We need people, and not just some people but all people, especially those that hate us, despise us detest us undermine us etc. I know this probably makes no sense to you, but watch the spiritual principle. God said that everything in his creation was good except that the man should not be alone Genesis 2: 18.

Man always needs someone, something, or some environment to assist him in advancing in spite of how these people or places present themselves. The corporate world calls this process synergy. Synergy, is the combine efforts of two or more things or people to produce more than they were doing as individuals (note: synergy is not based on who like you or do not like you it’s about putting aside differences and focusing on a common goal to advance or produce more). So, in understanding this spiritual truth, it is only fitting to determine that we need haters, we need back stabbers, we need folks that love us, appreciate us etc. The truth is these people have been predetermine to our lives for the sole purpose of advancing us (again, in spite of their character, attitude or behavior). These folks come equip with what God knows to be a necessity for us concerning present and future events, again, in spite of the packaging that they comes in.

Simply put our lives are a divine setup. The primary difficulty in this revelation, is grasping, the fact that we have to accept the undesirables for who they are, because it is in who they are that is teaching us directly or indirectly and at the same time preparing us for future progress.

So, in essence our enemies, friends and environments are in fact our teachers and our appointed times with them would be the class room of life that is making us a better us through these awesome experiences be it good or bad.

Therefore once we would have put aside our personal views we can now see more clearly the purpose for these folks presence in our lives. Thus, no matter who was, is or will be a part of our existence here on earth, we must thank God in advance for choosing them to advance us, and to make us better through the many experiences they’ve afforded us.

Scripture sums this entire process up with the following statement, “For whom he (God) did foreknew he also did predestinate, to be conformed to the image of his son” Romans 8: 29. Simply put, because God knew us in advance of our earthly existence he also knew in advance who and what it would take to change us to the likeness of his son Jesus Christ. Bottom line: We need people to advance us in the process of becoming like Jesus!

Father, I now understand why you’ve commanded us to bless and not curse those that curse us, To pray for those that use us and say all manner of things against us. Thank you for the revelation of the necessity of all people that enters our lives and how they are needed to advance us. I pray that the eyes of every reader of this article will begin to illuminate to the greater reality that you’ve designed every person, place and environment to advance us. We bless you and praise you for your wisdom in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen!


Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com

The Law of Disorder



When we hear the word disorder, we immediately think of confusion and things being disorganized. This is in fact true, however we rarely consider the reality that there is an order in initiating disorder, simply put there are mechanisms knowing or unknowingly being followed or put in place that will secure a specific end result.

We must bear in mind that absolutely nothing just happens, no matter how small or large, good or evil, organized or disorganized it may be. There are laws that govern all situations, and in this particular case there are laws that apply to disorder that we are about to explore.

In the book of James 3:16, it illustrates the law of disorder, and I quote “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

Now! Let’s consider the facts that are presented here in the mentioned scripture. Firstly, in order for confusion or disorder to be produced it requires envy and strife. So let’s get a clearer understanding of these two words, so we can comprehend how the synergy of these words equals or create what we know to be disorder.

To envy is to be discontented with the success and or accomplishments of others. Strife on the other hand is to struggle or to rebel and resist something or someone.

Therefore, in an atmosphere where there are minds that have problems with others success and advancement, these same minds rebel and resist any and all efforts made by the party that is seemingly or truly advancing.

Interestingly enough, the evidence of this is saturated in environments, where you have folk’s attention and focus taken off the true purpose of the company, marriage friendship etc. So you would hear phrases like, ‘He thinks he’s better than others” “They don’t even say Good morning, or speak to people” “they think that they are smarter than everyone else” or just out right have an antagonistic attitude.

So, rather than synergy among partners, coworkers, spouses, business associates etc. to produce more, folks become personal rather than purposeful, simply by allowing these two agents of envy and strife to permeate the relationship, and now they will produce less as a team than they did individually, as a result of disorder.

The second fact of that mentioned scripture is after confusion has been achieved, James said, “and every evil work”…….. Wow!!! Now, what exactly is he suggesting here? Well what he is saying is once envy and strife has conceived and produces confusion, there must be something to maintain this confusion/disorder. This is where evil comes in. Disorder is literally a nest for evil activities

In closing, where ever there is disorder, then I expect to ascertain such evils as witchcraft, adultery, fornication compulsive liars, bitter and hateful folks etc. simply because the grounds are conducive for it. If there is no order in a church, your job etc. then I can guarantee you there are inappropriate affairs, unfairness, sickness, cancers hypertension and the likes. They are only there because they plainly have a legal right to be there because of the law of disorder. So, restore order, and you will simultaneously evict the agents responsible for disorder and evil.


THE FIRST LAW OF ORDER IS: WHERE THERE IS NO ORDER IT CAN ONLY BE REPLACED BY DISORDER.

By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Separation is Necessary for Elevation


When a snake moves to different stages of its live, the process of that is the shedding of its skin. Well, the equivalent of that process for us as human beings would be the shedding of environment or people.

The bible said that when God called Abram, who later became Abraham, God did not ask him how his family was, is all well, etc.
Instead, the first thing God said was remove yourself from your country, and kindred. In other words, separate yourself from your environment and those that you are familiar with.

Now, this may seem somewhat harsh, but this is God’s way of separating the sheep from the goats, so that the sheep can hear the Shepard clearly.

One of the initial signs of promotion or elevation to one’s life begins with discord, or challenges with those that are closest to you, or the place that you are presently , seems as if you have either out grown it, or it’s rejecting of you for no apparent reason.

In reality, your season has come to an end for those folks and that place. All that you needed from them has been achieved, and simultaneously qualified you for the next stage of your life.

To bring them along with you, would disrupt this natural growth process that has been specifically designed to elevate you.

People that are not progressing in life are those that refuse to let go of the people and places that has exhausted its purpose for them. This is why death is necessary, because life gives purpose and death is the conclusion of purpose.

Anyone who resists this natural growth process literally welcomes a life of frustration, confusion and repetition of places and people that they know are hindering them from achieving more that life has to offer.


By: Kevin L A Ewing

"Did God say Evil was good?"

 Evil as we know it to be is defined: as morally bad, or wicked, it is also defined as something harmful or tending to do harm or extremely unpleasant or troublesome.

With this type of meaning, it leaves one to wonder, how can an all righteous God call such a thing not only good but very good in the beginning of his creation?

Now left by it self it would appear as if it is a paradox, because if God is good, and insists that we refrain from evil then why would he call evil good?

To understand this very provocative issue, we must go back to the beginning of Genesis chapter 1 & 2. In Genesis chapter 1 it gives the blue print of creation, however in Genesis chapter 2 it gives a more detailed account of that blue print.

In Genesis chapter 1, the word good is mentioned 7 times, which indicates perfection, completion or absolute. Nothing missing everything is in place for what is about to happen next. Amazingly, the last time in this same chapter when the word good is mentioned, it is followed by the phrase VERY Good. So we can agree that God was extremely pleased and satisfied with his creation.

Now in Genesis chapter 2: 9 which is now giving a detailed account of the plant part of the creation says, “And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and EVIL". Now least we forget, Remember Genesis 1; 12 said, “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was Good, so the tree of the knowledge of good and evil must me inclusive of these trees.

Then finally in Genesis 1:31 it says, “And God saw EVERY THING that he had made, which is inclusive of the tree of the knowledge of good and EVIL behold, it was VERY GOOD".

Now, to unveil the revelation here, there is a word that we must discover the etymology of, and that is the word Good. The word good is an old English word which goes back to the prehistoric Germanic word “gath” meaning:
‘Bring together’ or "to benefit" which is where we get our English words (gather, and together); the progression of thought appears to be: brought together, unite, fitting, suitable, pleasing.

So, in essence when God said his creation was good, basically what he meant was all things together will equal good.

To prove or expound on this very important point lets look at Genesis 2:18 it said, “And the lord God said, it is NOT GOOD that the man should be alone so Eve was necessary to the creation for completion” So if the original meaning of good is to bring together or complete. Then not good must be the opposite. So the trend of thought is nothing in God’s creation was made to operate independent of itself, absolutely nothing all things are relative to something or someone.

Therefore, here it is folks, good can not be good by itself it is a culmination or gathering of good bad and indifferent that will eventually equal good. Interestingly enough, the Apostle Paul got a hold of this very profound revelation. Here is what he said, “And we know that All THINGS (GOOD AND BAD) work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose, Rom: 8:28……… WOW!!!!!!!!!

Consequently, when God said that evil was not just good, but very good, he is simply saying that evil was apart of the creation, so that when gathered with someone or something it will produce good.

This same Apostle Paul who is responsible for writing about two thirds of the New testament, said in the book of Romans 7 that he had great difficulty performing the things that were good. Until he discovered that there was a law governing all of this. "I find then a LAW, that when I would do good, evil is present with me. This is clear evidence that there is a mystery behind evil, and I am by no stretch of the imagination promoting evil.

I am fully aware that this is a bit hard to except, so I will make another attempt to solidify my point. I am sure we can all agree that we are designed by God to be creatures of comparison. For example all choices that we make in life they are compared to something else to bring about a decision. So to say a apple is bad, then the only way I would know that would be, to have experienced a bad one.

As a result you can see where evil becomes necessary, so much that God included it in his creation for our benefit. This is why Genesis 2:9 clearly states that God himself placed the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil in the middle of the garden.

The bible is saturated with the mystery of evil, as an example let's look at 1Samuel 16. In this story God had rejected King Saul from being king, and he commanded Samuel the priest to anoint David to be the future king. Indeed there was a twist in the story, in verse 14, it say's, " But the spirit of the lord departed from Saul, and an EVIL spirit from the Lord troubled him (Saul).

In another case Judges 9:23 say's "Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech". As you have read, the Devil did not send the evil spirit but God himself. Again this clearly indicates that there must be a mystery to evil.

Many are under the impression that Satan is the one who created evil, to the contrary, the Hebrew word for the word create is defined as making something out of nothing, and the Hebrew word for the word make is defined as making something out of existing material. Therefore only God the creator can create anything, all Satan can do is manipulate or make from his creation. The bible is crystal clear, when it says that God is the one that created EVIL (Isaiah45:7). Folks in no way fashion or form am I attempting to suggest to you that doing evil is ok. What I am suggesting though is that there is more to evil than we're aware of, there is definitely a mystery to it.

So, as creatures that were designed to compare in order to make second by second decisions it can only happen by the KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL…….. WOW!!!!!!!!

 The Apostle Paul told the believers of Rome, in his letter to that particular church in Romans 2:4, “That it is the "GOODNESS" of God that is leading men to repentance (Paraphrased). Interpretation: it is the gathering (goodness) of good and bad that will eventually cause men to repent. Changing the way he thinks through the good and bad circumstances of his life, making comparisons that should eventually cause him to make it right with his maker. The proof of this is called his testimony. 

Every evil thing that you've experienced in your life time, that divorce, addiction, bad relationships, financial troubles could  it have been a must that it happened to you so you could now recognize and make a decision on what is really good based on the evil that had a legal right to be present? Therefore that good person or thing that you've labeled good, is only as a result of the evil that brought you to that conclusion


BY: KEVIN L A EWING
kevinewing@coralwave.com

THE FOWLER

A fowler is characterizing as a skilled, patient hunter, who studies his victim intensely before he launches his attack.

Nearly, one hundred percent of the time he/she is invisible or not obvious to its victims, and as you read on, the victim has no reason to suspect.

The bible says that God will surely deliver you from the snare of the fowler (Psalm 91:3
The truth is, only he can, because we will never know who the fowler is until they strike, and their strike is either disabling or fatal.

So I decided to ask God the question, how do I recognize the fowler, and he instructed me to( Psalm 55: 12-14) Now, before we go further remember the fowler has already set his trap for you it is his patient skills that you are not aware of that will make him successful.

So, in Psalm 55:12, we immediately discover that the fowler is definitely not our enemy, neither is he the one that hates us or resist us. In fact scripture reveals that the fowler is the one that is equal to us. The one who guides us, the one who we are acquainted with, sharing all our secrets, and personal areas of our lives with…..WOW!!!!!!! (The ones we call close friends)

Now you can see why when they strike it’s disabling or fatal, because they attack the core of our beings and emotions, which others are not privy to.

Lastly, all friends has the potential to become fowlers in your life, based on the intimate details of your life that you’ve released to them.

THE INITIAL SIGN OF A FOWLER IS THE SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY.

By Kevin L A Ewing

Thanking God for his wisdom