The Divine Conspiracy
The Divine Conspiracy
Romans 8:28, “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.”
Romans 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
Mark Twain is credited with having said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
And, one of the more eye-opening thoughts was, “Where would YOU say the richest and wealthiest place is on the planet?”
The oil fields of Arabia? The Diamond Mines of Africa?
Homes all up and down Hollywood?
How about the Royals of England, the Gold Mines throughout the world?
Wall Street? How about the Tech Moguls in Silicon Valley?
Surely that would be prime real estate. If you were to going to invest anywhere, wouldn’t it be in one of these places?
But we learned of another great quote this week by Les Brown:
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”
Let that sink in for a minute – unfulfilled potential?
Unwritten books? Unsung songs? Undiscovered cures?
Men and women…BRIGHT men and women, boys and girls, lay decomposing in the grave having never fulfilled their God-given purpose and potential.
Some of them met with opposition, oppression, and harsh public opinion, so they folded, and withdrew, and took with them what could have been life-altering, groundbreaking, and powerful.
Some caved under pressure. Some ran out of money. Some quit just before their big breakthrough. Some gave up because the cost proved too much. Some were snuffed out, eradicated, or destroyed, before they could see their dreams come to life.
Because of what? Some cosmic conspiracy theory? Some underlying evil that is so oppressive and wicked that it withstood us?
We sit here today, and have at our beck and call the Master of the Universe, the Creator of all Life. The Alpha, Omega, the Beginning, and the End, the Almighty God!
Friends, I would argue, the only thing standing in the way of you realizing the power of God in your life is YOU!
I do believe there is a plot out there that is bent on our destruction. This world loves sin too much to allow it to be preached against like it is in this place.
They’re going to try and legalize anything and everything they’re big enough and bad enough to do, but I have news for this world, Go ahead…make it legal. It doesn’t make it morally right. It doesn’t make it spiritually right, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, it doesn’t change God’s Word one bit!
Jesus said, not one part of His Word would pass away. Not one jot, or one tittle. The Word of God will forever be right and true…LONG after man is dead and gone!
But, as harsh and ugly as this world is getting. As upside down, and backward as it’s becoming, I know without a doubt…GOD’S GOT IT ALL UNDER CONTROL!
When you start to feel yourself cave in to the pressures of this world, don’t you dare back down!
You look your fear, you look your opposition, you look your adversary right in the eye, and you say with all of the back-bone and Jesus’ Name Authority you can muster…
IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?
As I look out over this audience today, I don’t see a defeated and depleted pack of fearful pitiful people, I see Holy Ghost Filled Christians that know the power they possess is of God, not of themselves!
Sure, if it’s your talent and your ability getting you through, you’ve every reason to be discouraged, but when you realize God is the one calling all of the shots in your life, you’ve got to know, there’s no way on this planet you’re ever going to fail!
Even if it gets so bad, even God has to look away for a moment, you know what? God’s going to show up and show out in a mighty and powerful way.
You just need to remember, IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?
You know what the French Dictator Napoleon Bonaparte said as he skimmed his pudgy little hand over China on the globe in his war room?
“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.”
I believe in some other universe not too far from here, if the devil has one honest bone in his shriveled up and pathetic body, he’d be saying the very same thing about the church!
The Church is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world!
I think it’s time we wipe the sleep out of our eyes and start to see the big picture here people!
Sure the devil may be out to get you, but as wicked and twisted as his plans are to sabotage our success, we serve a God that isn’t even phased by Satan’s diversionary tactics!
As bad as Satan wants to foil the plan God has for your life, I believe there is a Divine Conspiracy in Heaven that is saying to all of us today…
“My Children! Hang on awhile longer! Success is right around the corner. You’re about to win the biggest battle of your life, but you can’t allow yourself to believe the enemy’s lies any longer!”
The plan God has for you is far greater than the scheme Satan has to destroy you!
Come on? Do you really believe that?
I believe we need to all agree in this place, that we’re going to take the next step towards the life God has prepared for us!
Jeremiah was spot-on when he said this in his book chapter 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Another translation says, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Does that even remotely sound like a God who could give a flip about what the devil thinks?
I wonder today what kind of end we predict for ourselves?
God said He would give us, “an expected end.”
So, are you expecting good things, or bad things?
Are you expecting God to show up, or dismiss your prayers?
Are you expecting God to do exceeding abundantly, above all we could ask or think?
I’m incredibly thrilled to preach this today, because while I agree with the quote by Les Brown about the graveyard being one of the richest places on the planet, I know a God today that specializes in resurrection power!
Come on, you had to know where I was going with this?
It may not be your corpse that’s buried…yet, but I believe for some of us our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, are laying there rotting and decomposing even as I speak right now.
You’ve just accepted the lie from the enemy that there’s no way possible for your dreams to come true. He’s told you that if it hasn’t happened yet, it won’t happen!
Can I just get a little cliché on us right now, when the devil tries to throw your past up in your face, you need to start throwing his future up in his face!
And, it’s looking pretty grim, in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth! I want no part of that future!
I’ll tell you the end I’m expecting, the end God has designed for my life!
Thoughts of peace and not of evil. Thoughts of prospering me, and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a bright future!
I want you to remember, the louder the world tells you you can’t life for God, the more solid with God your walk ought to become!
Some of you are so stubborn and tenacious when it comes to other things in your life, why not start turning the tables on the enemy and letting him know, I AM VICTORIOUS!
You may not like it Satan, but to use another cliché, I’ve read the back of the book, and you’re a defeated foe! Jesus overcame you a long time ago at Calvary, so why are we even having this conversation?
Your power, your influence, your pull, in my life Satan is over!
You thought the whole world was plotting and scheming against you, and you really thought what the world thought mattered, and today, you’re finally starting to see, what really matters is what God says about the situation…
IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?
The Divine Conspiracy is plotting even now to ensure you win! In fact, Romans 8:28 says, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
If your situation is looking dark and grim, you’ve no reason to panic! God’s able to make ALL THINGS…
High-5 neighbor right now and say it again, ALL THINGS work together.
Break it down
That means the moments I’m extremely proud of as a Christian…that’s a “thing!”
That means the moments I’m not so proud of as a Christian…that’s a “thing!”
Your high’s and your low’s, those are “things” God is going to use to bring forth GOOD!
Your achievements, and your outright failures – God’s got it all worked out for HIS purpose!
You may well be in a season right now where you have no idea how God is going to work this out for your GOOD, but I’m here to tell you one more time, IF GOD BE FOR US, (and HE IS) WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?
If good things happen, and it brings good in my life, and bad things happen and it brings good in my life, then what do I have to complain about?
There is no Conspiracy Theory out there against you that matters very much, only a Divine Conspiracy that is plotting even now to ensure “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
How many want HIS purpose to be accomplished in our lives?
Where does the frustration kick in? When we pursue OUR purpose.
Let’s passionately pursue HIS purpose for your life, and you’ll see the pieces of the puzzle start to fit together like you never thought they would.
Now tell me, that’s not a great source of peace knowing that no matter how ugly things get, there’s a Divine Conspiracy working in our favor to bring to pass an expected future, a bright future, one that includes God accomplishing His perfect Will in our lives!
I’m tired of being tossed around like a rag-doll by the expectations of others, the world, the devil, and even my own unrealistic expectations. I want to fulfill my calling and election in Christ Jesus!
The only plot, the only scheme, the only conspiracy out there that matters is the one that God has engineered for your life! Everything else is just fodder for the fire!
Trials, tests, opposition, failures, obstacles, all of these are only going to sweeten the outcome when we turn them over to God in Jesus’ Name!
Let’s light this place up with a mighty sound of worship over the Divine Conspiracy in our lives!