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Exo 3:2 “And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed”
Some hours ago I was going through the new music video I’ll be releasing later this week (EMI O MO, -MYSTERY) and a scene caught my attention there. It was the scene of Moses and the burning bush. I have since been meditating on it. The most amazing part of this history is that the bush was burning and was not consumed. Now Moses saw real fire but moving nearer he saw green leaves, the bush untouched. I call this the suspension of natural law of cause –effect.
I believe that there is an unseen “factor” or “force” behind what we call normal or natural cause and effect. When a bush is set on fire especially in the wilderness, the immediate impact is burning to ashes. Just like 1+1 is always 2. Just like if water pour on your body you will be wet. We don’t pray for 1+1 to become 2 neither do you pray for your cloth to get wet in the rain. But from this miracle we found that such consistent order could be reversed, so that 1+1 refuse to sum up to 2. I conclude therefore that what we call natural and normal has been consistently held together in their functioning by God’s authority of unfailing order by which he created the universe (“God Factor”). The consistency of this authority over the years turns it to the natural law upon which science is based. But God can also withdraw that force so that that which is normal can suddenly become unexplainably abnormal.
It is not a surprise that natural laws of cause-effects rarely fails in the case of non-human objects because they don’t offend God. But in the case of man, the law is rather erratic. How the most brilliant students fail exam, the best staff never promoted, obeying the principle of healthy life, yet sick, working hard still poor. For man it is as if there is no natural law for success outside the “God factor”. “the race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all” eccle 9:11
The withdrawal of “God factor” in the life of a man turns his RIGHT efforts to produce very WRONG and even punishable result. When God wants to deal with his enemy, he suspends his “authority of unfailing order” so that what ordinarily has been working for them begins work against them. Ps 3:7 says “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil”. Never be so sure you know what you are doing to neglect God in your endeavors. Because if God remove his grace from your plan, your wisest step may turn to be the stupidest action. “He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success” (Job 5:12). In fact God’s disinterest in a matter reverses the order for achievements so that the best plans leads to the most fatal failure.
While God created the natural laws as principles for living, he has also chosen to suspend these law to favour his children and to destroy his enemies. “I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one WHO IS PLEASING IN MY SIGHT (Jere 27:5). “ To the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” Dan 4: 17
What he did at the burning bush he did for the 3 Hebrew boys. Those who threw the boys into fire were roasted but the “God factor” came bodily in to the fire and the boys “walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed” (Dan 3:25).The fire lost its power for burning because of them!
Ahithophel is the best political consultant of his days. His counsel is beyond professionalism to Spiritism because they always work like the gods. But Ahithophel made the mistake to use his intelligence against David. Trust David, he looked for the right prayer point “”LORD, turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness” (2 Sam 15:31). That is, Lord, remove your “authority of unfailing order” and the “God factor” from Ahithophel’s consultancy so that what has worked consistently will fail unexplainably. And so it was. Ahithophel had to commit suicide because of shame.
Even when nature points to death our God can give life, even in the midst of abject poverty and recession he can make rich (Deut 32:29). “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee (Isa 43:2)
It means God is suspending the submerging power of the waters and the burning effect of the fire because of you. I can boldly say then that that sickness will not kill you. That case will not send you to prison, that debt will be paid, that conspiracy against you shall not stand, that marriage problem will not end in divorce, that evil medical report shall be of none effect in Jesus name. Because the lord is withdrawing the ability of negative impact from your situation, you will come out of that situation unhurt in Jesus name.
Oyindamola Adejumo Ayibiowu
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