There are many presumed ministers of Christ who teach that God only wants and does the good things that happen to us, never the evil. This is fanciful, flesh-satisfying, anti-Christ doctrine from Hell. We better believe that God is in full control over both good and evil, or we will faint when evil and tribulation come to try us. We need to understand that God is over all things. Otherwise, why are we told to fear Him? “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God…” (Romans 11:22).
“And his wife said to him, ‘Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!’ But he said to her, ‘You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?’ In all this Job did not sin with his lips” (Job 2:9-10 MKJV).
“I am the LORD, and there is none else, no God besides Me; I clothed you, though you have not known Me; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to the sunset, that there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else; forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I the LORD do all these things” (Isaiah 45:5-7 MKJV).
Consider the alternative to this devilish teaching of unbelief: Knowing the Lord is over all brings confidence and faith, and produces rest in one’s soul. Trust in the Omnipotent Lord with all your heart, don’t trust your impotent self or despair over the power of the Devil, and you’ll have the Rest of God.
Knowledge alone cannot bring you to the Truth. Only a broken spirit and contrite heart will lead to the beginning of true understanding in the Lord.
Men, for their part, have willingly abdicated their responsibility of faith and obedience to God by submitting to their wives, who have been deceived by the serpent from Eve’s day down to the present. Believe it. Men have used their wives as an excuse for disobeying God since Adam, who said (and still says), “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the Tree, and I did eat” (Genesis 3:12). Men do not believe, and therefore they follow their wives.
False love trumpets its own righteousness, coming as the self-declared defender of virtue, tolerance, and all godliness. God, however, does not accept men's persons or words, but tries the hearts. David Richardson tries to co-opt the Truth under a cover of counterfeit love, but the love of God proves to be an invulnerable stronghold from which the sword of the Spirit slays every enemy of Truth.