And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate them he also called: and whom he called them he also justified and whom he justified them he also glorified. Romans 8:28-30
This is in my opinion, is the greatest scripture that could console men who have decided to make a journey of a lifetime with God on this earth. The knowledge of the truth, which is that “all things”, whether they are your past mistakes and sins, wrong marriages, wrong career decisions, blackmails, accusations, slanders, disappointments, betrayals, mishaps, persecutions from friends and foes, spiritual and natural tribulations, spiritual transactions on your reputation in God etc: that all of these and much beyond our comprehension could be converted to work together for our good, and to the glory of God, is proof that God is indeed God. For no other entity has such an autonomy of creative wisdom to convert “the odds” of human life on this earth in the midst of continuous chaos and calamity, into profitable realities which bring about kingdom benefits for both this age, and the age to come.
As a man acquainted with grief (according to my own measure), my life has been more like an experiment in several areas. Wisdom doesn’t announce it’s cosmic adventures played out in men’s lives, but it’s fruit surpasses the carnal currencies of any dispensation.
But within the context of the scripture quoted above, life is more of a game of permutations, orchestrations and transactions by Thrones, Principalities and Powers, playing out as mappings of principles, wisdom keys and knowledge contents.
The soul is the playing field of these clandestine but absolute reality; where ideologies, beliefs and thoughts (it’s processes and it’s contents) become the mechanisms by which these permutations take place. Therefore all of our challenges on this earth, are a direct or indirect result of misplaced or misapplied principles, wrong or ill-conceived beliefs or ideologies, resulting in the wrong thought processes or wrong thought content…this is the true picture of the world we live in.
As I give room to righteous knowledge from the place of the right perception of my current disposition per-time, aligning it with a revealed truth of God’s intent for my life per-time (picturing myself inside of Christ Jesus), I see more and more the cardinal principle of existence on this earth… which is ” Death before Life”. In other words, every adversarial circumstance we encounter per time, teaches us how to die in order for an exchange to occur, that will bring the ideal, to replace the mundane in our lives.
Whatever we die to, we are free from (i.e we have conquered).
The Spirit of Liberty finds more weighty expressions, where men have been trained on how to use “death” as a currency to purchase life, and the “marketplace of these transactions” is where the conversion takes place.
To be continued!