“Whenever you overcome life’s negative circumstances, God will give you an authority to raise up others and deliver them from their life’s circumstances.”- Os Hillman
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”- John 17:20-21
In Chapter 13 (“Stage 6: Networks”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman discusses how God works through unified networks. God works through those networks to build His kingdom. Specifically, in Scripture we see the need for groups of people to unite. They unite for a cause greater than any one person could accomplish alone.
Most importantly, a group of committed believers in the marketplace makes a difference locally, if not nationally. Writing in To Change the World, author James Davidson Hunter tells us:
“The key actor in history is not individual genius, but rather the network and new institutions that are created out of these networks. And the more ‘dense’ the network — that is, the more active and interactive the network — the more influential it could be.”
In addition, God calls each of us to transform our negative life circumstances. We turn them into materials God uses to build His kingdom on earth. Thus, Os sees this as a form of payback to Satan. Hence, Satan reaps the pain he sows in your life. We must remember this when we come face-to-face with circumstances that seem to contradict God’s nature. Therefore, Mr. Hillman adds:
“We all have a mission to bring the kingdom of God on earth; we all have unique assignments from the Lord, and we are called to walk together in fulfilling the Great Commission to bring the gospel to others and manifest heaven on earth.”
Today’s question: What Bible verses help you overcome life’s negative circumstances? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Great blessing out of difficulty”