What Does It Mean to “Agree With God”?
- Greek – Homologeo
- Homo – Same
- Logeo – to Speak
To speak about my sin the same way God speaks about my sin!
2 Peter 1:21
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does
THERE IS POWER IN AGREEING WITH GOD
- How can we align ourselves with God’s power?
- What areas of our lives are separated from God’s power?
1 John 5:14-15
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Can anything happen apart from God allowing it to happen?
On another day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”
Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.”
4 “Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give all he has for his own life. 5 But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
6 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.”
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
In both of these circumstances the devil had to ask permission to do the work he wanted to do.
See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
CAN ANYTHING HAPPEN APART FROM GOD ALLOWING IT TO HAPPEN?
Yes, and from ancient days I am he.
No one can deliver out of my hand.
When I act, who can reverse it?”
I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.’
11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that I will bring about;
what I have planned, that I will do.
His dominion is an eternal dominion;
his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
35 All the peoples of the earth
are regarded as nothing.
He does as he pleases
with the powers of heaven
and the peoples of the earth.
No one can hold back his hand
or say to him: “What have you done?”
NO ONE CAN STOP GOD FROM DOING WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.
Who can speak and have it happen
if the Lord has not decreed it?
38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
that both calamities and good things come?
39 Why should the living complain
when punished for their sins?
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
What should we agree with God on?
- Agree with who he made us to be
- Agree on our role on the earth
- Agree in the authority he has given us to enforce his will
Agree on His way