IT’S ALL GOOD
-According to Dr. Harold Lovelace, "The Good News is: The Bad News is also Good News!" This is quite a statement! Do we
believe it? Do we understand it? Much of Christianity teaches us that God is fighting against evil, principalities, powers,
and Satan. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES! The Bible states that:
1. GOD CREATED GOOD AND EVIL … ( Isaiah 45:7 )
2. GOD CREATED PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS ( RULERS AND AUTHORITIES ) … ( Colossians 1:16 )
3. GOD CREATED THE WASTER TO DESTROY … ( Isaiah 54:16 )
4. ALL POWER IS OF GOD … ( Romans 13:1 )
5. ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD … ( 2ND Corinthians 5:18 )
-Well … That settles it! God is in charge of and responsible for everything ( the good and the bad )! Romans 8:28
states, … And we know that ALL THINGS work together for GOOD to them that love God, to them who are the called according
to His purpose …
-Can we GROW UP in God? Can we be mature enough to see God’s hand in ALL THINGS? God is not fighting against evil,
but has created it to be a tool in His hand. He uses it to show us how to overcome evil with good. How could we know what
good was if there were no such thing as evil ( THINK ABOUT IT )? Bad news is actually good news in disguise. I know it is
easy to say that, but tough to always believe it. Nevertheless, it is true!
-Remember … ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD ( Romans 11:36, 1st Corinthians 8:6, 1st Corinthians 11:12,
2nd Corinthians 5:18, Ephesians 1:11, Hebrews 2:10 )! There is nothing that has ever happened, is happening, or
ever will happen that God is not able to work together for our good.
-So … "The Good News is: The Bad News is also Good News!" Do you believe that God is that BIG of a God? Do you really
believe He is SOVEREIGN? … ALMIGHTY? … ALL-POWERFUL? … ALL-KNOWING? … ALL-PRESENT? … ALL-LOVING?
Let us not limit God!
-ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD!-