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Do You Really Believe in God’s Absolute Sovereignty?

Jesus said in Matthew 10:29, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. (30) And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. (31) So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Jesus is here talking about God’s absolute sovereignty. But the problem is that Jesus’ teaching about God’s absolute sovereignty only remains many Christians’ head knowledge, not in their hearts and behaviors. You should remember that history is Jesus’s story. Jesus is the reigning ruler of history. The world affairs and human history are in Jesus’ control. We should believe in Jesus’s absolute sovereignty over the universe and everything visible and invisible. Therefore, Jesus is the most powerful in the world. Our lives should be Jesus-centered. But do you really live like that. Jesus’ nickname is Immanuel which means God with us. The problem is that the idea of God with us simply ends up in the empty idea or vocabulary, and its reality disappears completely in our lives. Instead we are completely preoccupied or dominated by what is seen, heard, touched, tasted, smelled, or reasoned rather than by the sense of God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. The concept of Immanuel is not grasped vividly at all but confounds us more and more deeply. Every day we are embarrassed by it rather than convinced of it because we feel that God is too much far from us to reach out to. We feel that God interferes in our life affairs only through supernatural, miraculous, or transcendent signs and wonders from time to time. We wonder if God has anything to do with us except the cases of miraculous signs and wonders. We are not an atheist in our brains or minds. On the other hand, we are an atheist in our hearts. We are practical atheists. We speak like an atheist, behave like an atheist, and live like an atheist. Why do we as Christians feel that God does not take care of us? Why do we think that there is no evidence that God is really with us, contacts us or communicates with us? We are confused and puzzled about the idea of Immanuel, God with us. We do not know how the Lord Jesus is speaking to us and communicating with us. We do not understand how he is with us and how we live in him and he lives in us.


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