The Problem Solver

A lot of people are not so impressed about life’s twists and turns. Many have indicted God as being culpable of inflicting them with problems, disappointments and bad moments. Such people find solace in many Old Testament quotations that puts the blame of every bad event on the front step of God.
However, most people are unaware that though all scriptures were inspired by God, it is not all that is written down in scripture that fully depicts the image of God and His sincere intentions. The human writers of scriptures were fallible, as any highly esteemed man of God today can be. Those who originally penned down scriptures did not just print out on paper like a computer printer. Neither were they robots that prints precisely what was typed. We have always called computers, “GIGO”, meaning “garbage in, garbage out”. Human beings are no GIGOs. The inspirations passed through their minds. These were humans whose writings were subject to mood swings. Apart from the Old Testament prophets who sometimes spoke or wrote things that were considered “meaningless” at the time, others wrote all they wrote under prevailing natural understanding. One of the natural misunderstandings of that time was that evil and good originated from God.
But, the Lord Jesus Christ came to throw light on grey areas created by the imperfect human conduits of God’s mind. The imperfections of man today is apparent in the fact that man-made solution carries with it new problems. For instance, proffered medications have failure rates and side effects. When the main ailment is treated, it could trigger off, other problems. Man creates a plane to fly and alongside creates the problem of how to properly dispose off its component when it ages. We need to always carefully balance our Old Testament quotations with New Testament realities.
”All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:8-10 (KJV)
There is a devil, the thief who has come to steal, kill and destroy just as there is a God working through Jesus Christ who came to give life and to give it more abundantly. This understanding was not in the Old Testament. Every stealing, killing and destruction was attributed to God. Up till today, many people are still deceived that the devil and God work together. That is why they will be members in church and still consult with people of darkness. They have the misunderstanding that combining dark cultic powers with prayers in church is ok.
Meanwhile, the devil had always been a problem to even God. He was not God’s partner in running the world. Rather, he scattered the works of God (Gen 1:1-3) which was good in Genesis verse 1 but had turned bad in Genesis verse 2. By verse 3, God had to begin reinstating all that His enemy, the devil, life’s problem creator, had corrupted. God’s master plan to keep the devil at bay, was to create man, in His image and likeness, a mini-God (capital “G” deliberately used) who exercises power and dominion, to keep the devil under. The point is, the time to destroy the devil had not come. He only needed to be subdued and kept under the feet for now.
God had and has problem with the devil’s (Satan’s) perverseness.
His grand solution is for man to take charge of the earth on God’s behalf. When the first man, Adam, failed and could not get the job done, He sent a Holy Spirit empowered Jesus to come on earth as an example of how to get problems solved & getting jobs done. The man Jesus readily took charge of life by overcoming every problem created by the devil. Through Jesus Christ today, every man can rise to solve problems. And thereby, so help God solve problems created by the devil on earth.
1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. John 9:1-7 (KJV)
Many people are humbled by problematic situations of life. They are intimidated and harassed by forces of darkness, because they are under the assumptions that they are suffering because they have committed one sin or the other. They assume that God is the root of their problem. They refuse to deploy God given authority because they misunderstand that in Christ Jesus, even their parents’ or generations’ sin cannot hinder them from thrashing the devil, solving life’s problems and living in constant victory.
Jesus clarified in the above scripture that it is not every bad thing that happens that is a consequence of sin. The Old Testament thinking was that someone must have sinned before bad things happen. And when bad things happen, it is because God wanted to display His displeasure. John 1:9:1-7 however debunked that myth. There is a devil that is also at work in darkness. He perverts the good intentions of the almighty God and makes us point accusing fingers at God unnecessarily. Sin or no sin, the devil also perverts and corrupts whatever he chooses to. It is his works that needed to be destroyed. Unless the works of darkness are overcome by the power of God, the works of God that needs to be made manifest through the works of Jesus Christ will not manifest.
Jesus’ words,”but that the works of God should be made manifest in him” gave the correct impression that the works of God could be hidden by darkness. In the Old Testament, works of darkness were not separated from the works of God. They were all assumed to be from the same source.
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19 (KJV)

The Lord Jesus came solving problems of broken hearts, blindness, leprosy, lameness, spiritual ignorance, inability to overcome sin and to help people move away from determined railroad to hell. He offered solutions that make life better for humans. As he was going away from physical earth, he promised that you and I ought to be problem solvers too who would do greater works than Himself.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12 (KJV)

Jesus asked us to do greater works than he did. His work was in solving life’s problems. If we are to do greater works, it means we have to solve life’s greater problems. So why are people running here and there, when their solution is not far-fetched. All that is needed is to accept Jesus as your personal Lord, Master and Saviour. Ask him to reside in you by the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to daily teach you steps to take to overcome the devil and his works. Join with a bible teaching fellowship (Church). Then you will be on the path of victorious living. God had and still has problems that He is solving. We need to rest our minds and be assured that His deposits in our lives are capable of solving any manifesting problems.

Life tends to present problems regularly. As one problem is resolved, others show up. We can be drowned by problems unless we submit our wills and ways to the almighty God through the Lord Jesus. God had been solving life’s problems since inception of the world that we know today. The devil and his cohorts have always been at fault for life’s woes and troubles. But, when you submit to the completed work of Calvary, accepting Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, you will come to an understanding and an empowerment of solving life’s problems.

We must refuse to be miserable and overwhelmed by problems because in Christ Jesus, we can conquer the forces of the enemy and live a victorious life. Life is all about problems and solutions, solve life’s problems in God and like God!
If you want to be saved, say the following prayers aloud: “Lord Jesus, I come to you, today, just as I am. I repent from my sinful ways. Please forgive me my sins. I accept you as my Lord, Master and Saviour. I ask that you come and reside in me. Please empower me to overcome the problems in my life. Please destroy every evil power and covenants that had a hold on me till now. I believe that from now on, I am born again. Thank you Jesus, for saving me. I receive a victorious life in Christ in Jesus name. Amen”
For further enquiries, contact: The pastor, The House Of Leading Lights,
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