Final Say

Who has the final say – Jehovah has the final say – Jehovah turns my life around, Jehovah turns my life around – He makes a way where the seems no way -Jehovah you have the final say! –  words to one of my favourite😍 songs and very powerful too. Usually when the song is sung; our faces will light up, we get all energetic and happy because we can feel the power behind the song. Hope is restored, strength is renewed and faith is renewed. Joy and gladness trickle back into our hearts and mind because of the focus we have on God at the time – focus on his power, ability, might and strength and at that point of praise we feel and know that our Lord will crush anything in our way – anything preventing life in full.

God does have the final say on earth and in the heavens so let’s look at a few biblical examples:-

God’s servant – Job. The devil went to the Almighty to ask for permission to test one of His righteous – Job. He was allowed but he was told not to kill Job and he didn’t! He tested Job all he could through disease, pain of mind, body and emotion, but could not kill him. God gave an order that his righteous should not be killed and the devil obeyed – he fears God very much.

Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego. These three men refused to bow down the the gods of Nebuchadnazar. So, the king gave an order that they be thrown into a furnace and burn to death for their disobedience. In the furnace, God did a miracle so great that left every one in awe of Him.  It is written that God protected them by sending an angel into the furnace to prevent them from burning…….. “So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them”. God allowed this miracle to show that the of Israel is Supreme over all gods and He does have final say in everything!{Daniel 3:16-28}.

Not even nature can block God’s final say. It is in nature that an old woman cannot give birth but it had to obey God and Sarah gave birth. The red sea had to obey and part ways for the Israelites to cross to the other side. The lions had to shut their mouth lest they eat a servant of God – Daniel. In truth there are many examples that show God has the final say. I have my own testimonies and you probably have testimonies too that prove this.

The death of Jesus. The Pharisees thought he was done, his followers knew it is was over until God resurrected him. The resurrection of Jesus goes to prove that even death has no final say.

Is it possible that God can lack a final in our lives? No because God is God and there is nothing that can challenge his rule, authority and supremacy over all. But it is possible that we; knowingly or unknowingly can allow another force to deny us the joy of God’s final say in our lives. Sometimes the rulers of the world can block our blessings from reaching us just because they want to oppress, destroy and finish us.

In the book of Daniel chapter 10:1-14 – It is written that Daniel had a vision that really disturbed him, so he undertook a 21 day fast to understand the vision/message from the Father.

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.  After the fast an angel came bearing good news(blessings) –

12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future,for the vision concerns a time yet to come.” These scriptures go to prove that it is possible for the devil to block a blessing, breakthrough/victory. From the scriptures it is also evident that another force can deny us the joy of enjoying in the final say of God over our lives. It’s main purpose is that we live in pain, anguish, oppression and eventually destruction – 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy{John 10:10a}. Even so, I thank God because of his Spirit who is our direction our of the devil trap every time.👏👏🙌🙌

If given a chance, the devil, can interfere with God’s final over our lives and can block God’s blessings from reaching us. How? The biggest way I have learnt is through sin. He takes advantage of our rebellious and ignorant nature to destroy us. You see when we live in sin, I feel we lack complete protection{our Father in heaven is merciful however our sin give the devil permission to attack us}of the Father unless we go back to him in repentance and he will take us back, guard and take care of us unto his Glory{Psalms 91: 14-16}.

Case in point the prodigal son, he had no protection of the Father until he went back in repentance but, before he did; he really suffered. His father had no final say in the places he went to waste himself but the world did, and until he went back to his father did the full protection back – Luke 15:11-32.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

It is often said,  P. R. A. Y until something happens. When faced with a tough, painful situation it is advised to pray. Sometimes even the doctors will reach a point and say, ‘pray for God to have the final say in your health’. Question is, how will this happen if we live in sin- outside His protection?

Job had protection from the God because he lived a righteous life. What he worked for – God blessed and protected such that he became the richest man, wealthiest an inspiration to all around. The challenge came when God allowed the devil to test him. This test was to build his Faith in God.

“Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” 12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”{Job 1:9-12}

When we don’t live a righteous life we don’t have protection of the Father so we are prone to attacks of the devil who came to pull us down.

Do you  have protection of the Father? Is the devil challenged when he attacks you or is it easy for him? Do you live a righteous life? If not it explains why Jesus has no final say in your life.

Examples of how sin – lack of righteous can make God not to have final say:

  • 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” {Luke 5:18-25}

Once the sins of the paralytic were forgiven so did he receive his freedom. I tend to believe that the devil who bound the man through sin found no legal ground once the man repented. The man’s act of humility and righteousness allowed God to have the final say hence his complete freedom from a paralytic state!

  •  44 Then Jesus turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she washed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss of greeting, but she has been kissing my feet since I came in. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she poured perfume on my feet. 47 I tell you that her many sins are forgiven, so she showed great love. But the person who is forgiven only a little will love only a little.” 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven. {Luke 7:36-50} and I believe that woman got freedom in her soul that no one in that room had ever experienced.

Sin can bind and torture a soul and I feel the woman in the above scriptures was so tortured that she had nothing to lose. She probably didn’t know Jesus much but her utmost humility and love for Him led to surrender of pride and rebellion at the feet of Jesus, hence her total and complete deliverance from the power of sin, from guilt and shame.

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land“{2 chronicles 7:14}. This scripture also go to prove that sin can affect our Lord from having the final say but it also proves that God is loving and merciful and hears when we cry out to Him in repentance and he forgives, blesses and restores. Alleluia.

So, now we know that the final say of our Father can be affected by sin(lack of righteousness) what next?  Take time in prayer to know which area of our lives have we not surrendered to God. Is it our thoughts, actions or emotions? our relationships? businesses? Where is it that God has no final say. When you find that spot through the guidance of the Spirit; turn away from your old ways, repent and pray for love(relationship with God) to be restored back and ask for the grace to not go back to that life again. Start living a new life under His full authority and power and within no time you will discover God has gained the final say. And like Job, Daniel and other great men and women in the bible – He will continually have the final say. For he is faithful unto his faithful. Deuteronomy 7:9 -Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God  who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

Christ thy kingdom come.

God Bless you.

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