“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Has God changed? Is it sometimes the perfect will of God to teach us lessons? Millions of Christians believe otherwise. Of course, they have no scripture for it. Did you hear me? But people try to explain their experience or their lack of experience. And I’ll be honest with you, I get a little irritated sometimes hearing folks blame everything on the will of God. Their lack, their problems, their defeats, their failures.
“Well, it just must have been the will of God. And, you know, His ways are mysterious. And, you just never know.”
Why doesn’t it ever occur to people that,
“Could it be possible that I did something wrong?”
“Could it be possible that I didn’t receive?”
See, people blame their failure to receive on the supposed will of God! Huge mistake. I said HUGE mistake. God’s not the author of lack. God’s not the author of disease. God’s not the author of failure. He’s the good God. It’s the thief that comes not except for to steal and kill and destroy. Is God the thief? Certainly not! Jesus a thief? Who’s that talking about? The devil.
See, people act like there is no devil. They don’t even want you to talk about it. Well, there is a devil, and he’s a thief… he’s a killer… he’s a liar… he’s a destroyer. So, if it stole from you, who did it? The thief! Not God. The devil! If it robbed you, if it hurt you, if it killed something in your life – why do you want to blame it on God? Why do you want to try to act mystical and say, “It was the will of God.” Nah, if it stole, if it killed, if it destroyed… accept Jesus’ words for it - it was the work of the thief. I said it was the work of the thief. The work of the devil.
Jesus said, “I’m come that you might have life and that you might have it MORE abundantly.”