He Really Is Good
If God ever filed suit for defamation of character, almost everyone on the planet would be found guilty of slander. What traditional religion has taught about God would make any sane person want to run for cover. As a matter of fact, 45 years ago when Oral Roberts started preaching that God is a good God, it made most preachers mad—especially Full Gospel preachers.
But it was the revolutionary news that God is a good God that brought about the great healing revival of the late ’40s. Until then, most people hadn’t known God wanted to do them good. They had been told it was God Who made them sick. They had been told He put pain and disease in their bodies to teach them something. Many had been told that sometimes it simply was not God’s will to heal them, and some that God never heals today.
Imagine how shocked those people were when Brother Roberts first made his bold proclamation that God is a good God and He wants you well.
As a result of that proclamation, people’s attitude toward healing began to change. Faith began to rise up in their hearts. Then great miracles began to take place.
Before that time, most people were afraid of God. When you’re in fear, it’s impossible to open up your heart to God. It’s hard to receive anything good from a God you can’t trust.
But once you know the truth about Who your Father is and what kind of nature He actually has, it’s easy to receive His blessings. That’s why it’s so important to know what God is really like.
Psalm 145 tells the truth about God. He:
- is gracious
- is full of compassion
- is slow to anger
- is of great mercy
- is good to all
- satisfies the desire of every living thing
- is nigh to all who call on Him
- fulfills the desire of them that fear Him
- hears our cries and saves us
- preserves all who love Him
That’s the picture of God you should hang on the wall of your heart. When you see God as He really is, you don’t have to work to have faith. You don’t have to memorize formulas. You just trust Him. He really is a good God!
Speak the Word
“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion. He is slow to anger and of great mercy. The Lord is good to me and His tender mercies are over me.” (Psalm 145:8-9)
Heiligschriftstudium: Psalm 145