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.
If you believe there are no apostles or prophets today, you plainly don’t know the Lord - He manifests Himself by His prophets, His servants.
God prohibits our making or having images in a context of worshipping Him. However, man, in his unbelief, prefers a visible god to the Invisible One. Images are a sure sign of false religion and are widely used in nominal Christendom. Whereas images are seen as enhancing worship, God sternly commanded the children of Israel to destroy them, which tells us how odious to God and dangerous to man images are.
Are all false prophets to be believed, or are there just fewer men of God today?