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All you need is a MasterCard, Visa, or American Express to control the money. To be seen cruising around in the finest cars ever made in history is the mark of a God. A resident of the famous Hollywood 90210 might not be a bad idea. Oh, the ability to be multilingual will look good on your resume; English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Mandarin, and German; these should be merged into a giant mass of fluidity on the tip of your tongue. The acquisition of estates and frequent flyer miles. The comparison of your aura to gold. The life coach with over 100,000 followers. The neurosurgeon with the power to solve the deadliest mysteries of Siamese twins. Extremely ruthless with the opposition, taking no prisoners. In fact, you have so many decisions to make and very little time to make them. They say you are your own God.
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These are some of the tricks that the world can use to put your soul on a short leash. And they are lies. You can never be your own God because you did not create yourself, nor did you structure the universe. You cannot see the entire universe with the eyes of God. You can only see a small part of the big picture, but He sees everything. You have the things you have because they are only gifts. You will depart this world without any one of these accumulations. The minute you believe that these things can make you your own God is the minute you become a prisoner to lies. You are not God, and you will never be God. You are gods though, the offspring of a powerful God. Yet, you will never reach that level.
One day, a great man called Job questioned God, and God answered Him out of the whirlwind (Job Chapters 38-41):
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Who determined its measurements? (38:4-5)
Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place? (38:12)
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? (38:17)
Have you entered the treasury of snow, or seen the treasury of hail which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? (38: 22-23)
Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? (38:28)
Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? (38:31)
Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding to the heart? (38:36)
Have you an arm like God? Then look on everyone who is proud and bring him low. Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you. (40: 9 & 14)
Who has preceded me that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is mine. (41:11)
Recommended Read: I read Seye Kuyinu's Post, "If I Were God" yesterday, and I think you'll enjoy it too.
Question for the Day: Which of these verses from Job Chapters 38-41 made you almost do a double flip or a backside flip?