The substitution...

February 5, 2019, 8:56 am | By Admin

The substitution...

Human beings are designed with needs at different levels and spheres of life. When such needs are not met, they seek alternative measures and means to fill such voids. One of the noting areas of human need is their emotional need.

There are for instance, a lot of power-thirsty people who go in search for a means to fill that void and end up having dealings with demonic powers, and for a very costly exchange. A price they can't pay, nor a burden they can carry.

There are also in the world today, a lot of sad, angry, depressed... people seeking genuine joy and peace. Seeking an 'escape' from life's constant and continuous troubles. Little wonder a lot of people try filling such emptiness with the likes of alcohol, drugs, sex, and so many other addictions. But all of these, to what end?

The point is, the needs of man are endless, and if he doesn't find the exact thing his heart needs, he settles for a substitute.

God's original design for man was never to settle for a substitute. His original plan for man is to find EVERY filling in God, and Him alone. Gen.3
accounts the fall of man. This was where man's sense of self sufficiency began. When man believed he could supply all of his needs without God's involvement.

Adam and Eve tried to cover their nakedness by their own 'wisdom'. They found a substitute to God's initial set up.

There is power, genuine power found only in God. And the best part is, it is at no cost at all-for He paid all at Calvary. There are many references in scripture which talks about the power and might of God.

However, Isaiah 40:29
makes it clear that "He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless."(NLT).

We also see in Luke 9:1
where Jesus gave power and authority to His disciples.

He gives power to as much that would only ask of Him, for Matthew 7:8
tells us that we will receive if only we bring ourselves to a posture of asking.

God's plan for man is to be his joy, and not for man to derive that ecstatic feeling from wine and the sort. Almost all through the Psalms as well as other books in the Bible, it talks about the joy of the Lord being our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), about the joy and peace the Lord gives, even in difficult times, of the joy and liberty found in His presence (Psalms 16:11).

EVERYTHING man has need of is found in God. And He doesn't desire that you find such things outside of Him. God meant it, and was intentional when He said in Matthew 6:32&33
that Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of God...and all these things shall be added unto you." #Shalom

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Anigo Victor
February 8, 2019, 11:37 am

Wow this was really impactful... Thanks for this... May God continually increase you all. Amen