Sunday, 13 November 2016

God is the author of calamity!

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Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan, Parish Head, CCC, Elisha Parish (Europe & Nigeria)

Calamity is when something disastrous happens to one’s life. Quite a lot of people believe calamity comes from God, just like the incidence of the November 9, 2016 declaration of the winner of the American presidential election which went in favor of Republican candidate Donald Trump instead of Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton. A lot of people, especially blacks around the globe see the result as a very bad omen as Trump had already promised to deal with the blacks, especially Nigerians if he wins the election.
Although God knows about so many things that happens to us including the unfavorable results of the American Presidential election which has led to several reaction including riots and down tooling in major cities of America, but some of it can be avoided if we are obedient and exercise patience. Some of us attached spirituality and religion to what happen to our lives, and we tag it to be from God. Genesis 3:16 explain the beginning of human calamity; they were warned to eat from a particular tree but they disobeyed and calamity set in. During the American election of November 8, majority of the black communities sat at home while alleged racists took the shine to stand on the street to vote in their preferred candidate.
Can God really permit Calamity?
The Abrahamic Calamity…

Calamity came into the life of Abram in Gen. 16:2 when he listened to his wife and lay with her maid-servant and she gave birth to a son called Ishmael.
Gen. 16:9-12, “The angel of the Lord said to her, return to your mistress and submit yourself under her hand, then the angel of the Lord said to her; I will multiply your descendant exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude; and the Angle of the Lord said to her, behold you are with child and you shall bear a son, you shall call him Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction, he shall be against every man and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all the brethren”.
The calamity bestowed to the life of Ishmael decades ago is happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Islamic countries which have made the world to tag them terrorist nations, even Nigeria.
The Calamity of Eli…
I Sam. 3:4-16, Calamity started in the life of Eli when he couldn’t put his sons on the right path.
Calamities also strike one’s life through arrogance just like the life of Pharaoh in Exodus 12, 14, 15 when he didn’t want to release the children of Israel and King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4.
Not all calamity kills, some happen just to bring us back to God, while some manifest to teach us huge lesson just like what we have in Exodus 14:10 and in Jonah 1, where Jonah disobeyed God and later suffered for his disobedience but God later had mercy on him.
Calamity can stray into one’s life through pride. In Esther 1:5-20 where King Ahasuerus commanded his guard to bring Queen Vashti to the palace before the king and his cabinet but Queen Vashti refused and she was dethroned as the queen and her royal estate was given to another person that is better than her (Queen Esther). Also the spirit of pride made King Nebuchadnezzar lost his kingdom for seven years in Daniel 4:29-37.
Prophet Dr. MKO Tibetan, Parish Head, CCC, Elisha Parish
Read the story…
29. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
30. the king spoke, and said, is not this great Babylon, that I have built the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
31. While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying ‘O king Nebuchadnezzar to thee it is spoken; the kingdom is departed from thee’.
In conclusion go through the following bible passages and you will see that God is the author of calamity- Isa. 3:10, Exodus. 12:12, Exodus.14:20, Deut. 30:15, Isa. 37:36, 1Corinthians. 10:8, John 14:2-5, Job.3:23-26, Jer, 9:9-11, 11Chronicle. 18, 1Kings.13,14
(The Sermon is delivered by Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan, Shepherd-in-charge, Celestial Church of Christ, Elisha Parish, Nigeria. 1-5, Celestial Way, off Zawiyat Street, Abule Iroko, off Abeokuta Express Road by Ajegunle Bus Stop, Ajegunle-Lagos. Tell; +234-8097-861617, 080-5485-3828, 080-37171-730 and 080-57070-783. Dublin Address: 15, Station Street, Balbrigan Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Phone: 009-35389960-9994, 009-3538-7669-6370, 009-3538-6103-3987. London; +447-96171-4893, +447-40542-6336)

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