The Originator of Confusion

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (Isaiah 14:12-15, KJV
Satan thought to be like the most high God, but that would be impossible. How can one be like the most high God when God is the source of all things? Satan has confused and deceived himself as well as those of the 1/3 of the angels that fell with him. He brought the same confusion and deception to Eve to tempt her. Anything outside of God’s will will not last.

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The Author of Confusion 

1 Corinthians 14:33-40

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 

What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.

Paul wrote a letter to the Church at Corinth about decency and order. His letters to the Corinthians was never about shutting down women from ministering. He was writing from a perspective concerning those that were out of order whether it be a man or a woman. It just so happen that it was the women that were out of order. The issuse was not about male nor female, it was about dencency and order. Paul has mentioned in his writings that there is neither male nor female in Christ. Christ is the Anointed One. Any one person that is in Christ is anointed for the work and will of God with a gift that God has chosen and given to operate in. 

Satan is the author of confusion and not God. God directly told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Afterwards, it  was communicated to Eve the Word of God that was known by Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Therefore, Satan went after the one that was vulnerable to deception because it is not written that God had told her directly not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is the same approach that Satan uses against us when we know the Word of God by faith. Our faith in God will be tried. This is why we must maintain our integrity in the Word of God so that we won’t be deceived by false doctrines, teachings, and the tradition of religion that is of man. 

The Gift of Will

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20, KJV)

Since the beginning of time, God has given us a gift to make our own choices. This gift from God of making our own choices started with Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve was giving a commandment and was provided with abundant life. Out of the abundance of God’s provision there is life, but God made only one thing that could bring forth death. That one thing was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in which God commanded not to eat the fruit thereof. While we are in these days and times under the dispensation of God’s grace through His Son Jesus Christ, let us take advantage of God’s goodness and abundance of provision to repent and to make the right choice for the glory God. 

The Gift of Righteousness

For years, scholars and Christians have debated about the righteousness of God, and whether or not are we walking in it. The topic concerning the righteousness of God is quite simple, but we have made it difficult to walk in it because of our differences in opinions.

Some believe that we obtain true righteousness through works, while others believe that it is by faith. In this article, we will discuss the origin of righteousness and the origin of self-righteousness.

God created man without the influence of sin; that is, righteous. God created Adam in His image, which includes His characteristics and righteousness. Thus, Adam was righteous. Then God took one of Adam’s ribs and created Eve. The scriptures tell us that the woman is the glory of the man (her husband). So, whatever image the man is in, his wife will reflect it. Eve was righteous because of Adam and Adam was righteous because of God. Therefore, they were a righteous couple. Without commandments and good works, Adam and Eve were righteous. Their righteousness was inherit in their physical being because God created them in righteousness.

God told them to be fruitful and multiply. Adam and Eve were to populate the earth by the command of God. God intended for all of mankind to be righteous. Even though Adam and Eve failed to maintain their righteousness, God’s plan never changed concerning righteous sons and daughters. Righteousness is a gift that is given by God to us as believers, but we must work to maintain it.

What is the work that we must do to maintain our righteousness? The answer is simple, Follow Christ! We must walk in obedience to God. Obedience is the key to maintaining our righteousness in God through Christ. Once we have accepted Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, God imputes righteousness to us. However, we must demonstrate this righteousness by faith through good works. Ephesians 4:24 in the King James Version states that believers should put on the new man which, after God, is created in righteousness and true holiness. In doing so, His gift of righteousness will not be bestowed upon us in vain.

The Gift Of Giving

Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer. And after a time, Cain gave to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the earth. And Abel gave an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord was pleased with Abel’s offering; But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad. And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your face sad? If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master. (Genesis 4:2-7, Bible In Basic English)

The art of true giving comes from the heart and not out of obligation. We are under the dispensation of grace and not the law as Israel was. Therefore, the majority of that nation have shown us what not to do because of their hard hearts and they would not glorify God in all that they were allowed to do by His grace and mercy. Therefore, let us commit ourselves to giving from the heart and not because we have to.

Refusing Reasonings and Dominating Deceptions

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. (1 Corinthians 14:33, KJV)

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, KJV)

Eve, the mother of all generations has demonstrated what we should not do concerning compromising the things of God. We as believers of Jesus Christ today should not compromise the things of God. God ordained it so that man (Adam) would have authority over the serpent. He gave authority and dominion to Adam over His creation. Eve as the helper and lesser of the two even though they were one was targeted by the serpent to be deceived. The things of God were handed down to Eve from what God had given Adam.
We as the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ should take advantage of what God has given us for our spiritual and eternal benefit for the good.

The Power of Purity: Doing God’s Will

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23, KJV)

The power of purity comes from within and not from works. It comes from our character and from where our heart resides. We must keep our hearts and motives in check when doing God’s will. Pride and covetousness (lust, lucre, or greed) are some of the things that has a potential of deceiving our hearts to cause us to think we are justified in doing what is contrary to God’s will. Eve’s desire to be more like God in knowing good and evil and to be wise was a temptation to become greater. She was deceived by the suggestions of the serpent to consider a better way than of what God has spoken and commanded. The Word of God calls us the bride of Christ from a spiritual perspective. Therefore, we should not allow our hearts to be deceived by the devil, our carnality, or the world as Eve was deceived, but to holdfast to that which is good so that we will receive the promises of God and eternal security.