Clichés: God moves in mysterious ways.

God moves in mysterious ways.

The mother of all clichés might be this one.  The idea is that God is mysterious and we are simple pawns in His celestial game.  What right do we have to understand anything?  He has it all under control.  Everything happens for a reason.  He allows evil.  He gives and takes away, and, just to make sure that we wash our hands of all responsibility we declare, “He moves in mysterious ways.”

Nevertheless, Jesus made it clear that if you have seen Him, you have seen the Father (Jn. 14:9).  Jesus is God in the flesh.  His words and actions perfectly reveal the Father.  There is no more mystery!  If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus.  He went about doing good and healing all because God was with Him (Acts 10:38).  Where God is, goodness and healing exist.

The mystery actually resides in the hearts of those who have chosen ignorance and fatalism.  They have refused to be transformed by the renewing of their minds (Rom. 12:2).  They have not sought out wisdom and spiritual understanding (Eph. 1:17-18).  The thought of accepting the responsibility for reigning in life overwhelms them. Living by clichés is much easier.

Your expectations in life will follow your core beliefs.  If you believe that God is schizophrenic and mysterious, you should expect a life of questions and loss.  Clichés will be your only solution.  When you understand that God has given you His Name, His blood, His Spirit, His Word, His better Covenant, His promises, His armor, His faith and the keys to His kingdom, you will begin to cooperate with Him and enforce His will in your life. 

It is time to expect God’s blessings in your life.  It is time to expect to do God’s works.  It is time to resist the enemy.  It is time to walk in your divine authority over the enemy, sickness and loss.  Drop the clichés and get to know God.  He has given you dominion.  Don’t give it to the devil! 

Barry Bennett