Equiping Ourselves For A “Case” Against God !

Bible-4.jpgAs a Business and Accounting student, my best course (subject) was law (different branches). I loved the way the legal profession worked – all I needed to do was to convince my lecturers that my answer was right (even when it was not). To do this, I needed to quote statutory provisions and cite decided cases, among others, to prove that my answer was right. Most of the answers I got wrong were those I could not “convince” or put my lecturers in remembrance.

Over time, in my quest for spiritual growth, I found out that my relationship with God, especially as it relates to my prayer life, was actually similar to the one I had with my law lecturers. I discovered that, God too, needed me to engage Him in an argument. See what I found : “Put Me in remembrance [remind Me of your merits]; let us plead and argue together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified (proved right) Isaiah 43:26 (AMP).

To convince my lecturer, I had to fill my head with facts from law text books and materials. Similarly, to put God in remembrance and engage Him in an argument, I needed to fill my head with His words. The best place to get these was unarguably, the BIBLE !!!

What this meant was that I had to read my Bible much more than before in order to have enough facts to “win my case against God” 🙂 It also meant that I had to go to church and attend places of worship regularly to grow my “data base” of God’s amazing words.

This discovery affected, and still affects my prayer life till date. The words: “you said in your words (The Bible)” has become a permanent feature in my prayers. However, can God act like man by denying His own words? Can He go against His own words? Can He thwart justice by not declaring us the “winner” of “cases” we won?

It is really reassuring to read that “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Num 23:19-KJV). His words further adds : “Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.” (Jere 1:12-KJV)

So, start reading your Bible often … everyday. If you have the opportunity, get the word of God from your church and other gatherings. Don’t just read the Bible, follow it diligently.

Then when you pray, “put Me in remembrance [remind Me of your merits]; let us plead and argue together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified (proved right) Isaiah 43:26 (AMP)….says the Lord.

What follows is testimonies. Wishing you and I loads of it.

God bless us all, amen

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God does not answer prayers !!!???

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4 Comments

  1. Dear Michael,

    I am concerned by this post.
    It seems not to take account of the purpose of Jesus Christ. It seems to imply we all must argue ‘our’ case against God – to make ourselves worthy of His notice.

    It stems quite clearly from the Old testament, made to the descendants of Moses – those born only under Mosaic Law – the 10 commandments of God and various minor laws.

    The New Testament, with the coming of God’s Son to wash us all clean of our sin is written to a wider audience including ‘us’ gentiles that were not born solely under that written Law.

    The words of the Old Testament are not ‘wrong’ but they were written and to be applied Before the coming of Christ. Christians have need to obey first the New Testament and accept Christ as their only Saviour, not to believe we can in any way justify our own self in God’s eyes but to set our eyes firmly upon Him that saved us.

    We are told we cannot justify ourselves to God – that that was the reason Jesus lived and died upon the cross. How can we then do as Jeremiah or Isaiah did. To do so denies Christ surely?

    Only those to whom the Spirit of Jesus is not in them have need of the old Mosaic laws in order that they do not follow the ways of our sin.

    Is that not the real ‘case’?

    I am sorry that Floyd ( and perhaps others who did not comment) did not see this also.

    • Hello Bob,
      Thanks a lot for your visit and very useful comment/observation.

      The bottom line and message behind my post is simple – “So, start reading your Bible often … everyday. If you have the opportunity, get the word of God from your church and other gatherings. Don’t just read the Bible, follow it diligently.”

      So, whether old or new testament, our relationship with God will be better of, if we diligently read and follow the word of God. Knowlege, they say, is power.

      This is the sort of power that subdued the devil when it went to tempt our Lord Jesus. Thrice our Lord said “it is written.” Many people have found it very hard to get their prayers answered because they do not know “what is written,” as it relates to their prayers.

      One beautiful thing about the Bible is that it deals with all issues, including your observation sir. So, equipping ourselves involves READING the Bible to be able to say “it is written.”

      Once more, thanks for visit and very instructive comment.

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