10/29/23 – Partnering With God – Susan Allen


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Partnering With God

10/29/23 susan allen

Gen 1:26-AMP  God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.  [Ps 104:30; Heb 1:2; 11:3.] 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9,10; James 3:8,9.] 28 And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.

 

Gen 2:15 AMP  And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.

Ps 115:16 AMP The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth has He given to the children of men.

Heb 11:3 AMP  By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.  (Vine’s the ages have been prepared)

WHAT is in GOD’s hands and what is in man’s hands?

The simple is BOTH

By God’s delegated authority to us, there are things we can speak to

And by God’s delegated authority there are things we PRAY about in the name of JESUS

 

example JESUS (Son of God and Son of man)

Mark 4:35-KJV And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

 

In Chapter 5 we see Him commanding an unclean spirit to come out of a man.He has authority to do that (Luke 10 He gives us the power to do that)

But then in Luke we see Jesus PRAY for Simon Peter…not command him

 

Luke 22:31-ESV  “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

 

Why did JESUS not just COMMAND PETER, like HE DID THE unclean spirit?

The wind/waves?

The authority in Genesis never gave us authority over mankind

MANKIND was made in the image and likeness of GOD.

 

GOD doesn’t even cross that line

THIS IS WHY SUBMISSION to AUTHORITY is REQUIRED (to place yourself under)

WE have to understand this in praying for other people and Circumstances that involve other people.

God cannot JUST CHANGE THEM

God partners with us in prayer to give every opportunity for them to submit to His will

 

“As John Wesley once said, “God does nothing but in answer to prayer.”1* Prayer is therefore not an option for mankind but a necessity. If we don’t pray, heaven cannot interfere in earth’s affairs. It is imperative that we take responsibility for the earth and determine what happens here by our prayer lives.”

― Myles Monroe, Understanding The Purpose And Power Of Prayer