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Causality- The Law of Cause and Effect- Job 22:21-28; Isaiah 1:19
There is a Law of Causality or Law of Cause and Effect- the “If and Then” Law. Causality is the relationship between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect).  The second event is understood to be a consequence of the first.    So when we read “then…” there has to have been an “if…” prior to it.  The second will not occur until the first has been established.  So in other words, there is no “then” without first the “if”.   There are a series of effects or events that are guaranteed to happen IF the events described beforehand occur first.   So know this- there is a consequence to everything that we say and do.  Not saying this as a point of condemnation but this is strictly information for you to process as you proceed through this year and your future.  When we know that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, we will give more thought to the way that we ACT.  That means that not only will your actions cause movement throughout both this natural world but the spirit as well.  But even more, simultaneously there will be a reaction or a counterpart motion back towards the point of origin or the first action.  That means that not only what you say and do releases a force that impacts others, there is a force that is exerted back to you as the originator of that action.  So what I say to you, how I he treat you, what I do to you not only affects you, it also affects me.  Understand that whatever you do OR say will come back to you at the same time that it goes forth from you.   Knowing this ought to really make us at the least be more mindful about what we say and do, but hopefully it will make us be more strategic in our thoughts, plans and actions.  Job 22:28 says “If you decree a thing, THEN it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”  You decide, you constitute, you appoint and give legal process to what you say then you’ve set into action the release of authority for that thing to be ratified, arise and become powerful and fixed in your life.  Isaiah 1:19 “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land…” If you agree with and yield to God, THEN you shall engage fully and enjoy thoroughly the good things, the property, the goods, prosperity AND the goodness of God.  Remember we’re talking Cause and Effect here.  The cause is your belief in and obedience to what God says and the effect is eating the goodness.  Your faith in the Word of God will produce for you and produce more faith IN you.  LISTEN, when your “IF” becomes everything that God says; your “THEN” will be to get everything that God has.  When obedience to the WORD becomes your CAUSE, the EFFECT will be experiencing the GOOD- the goodness of God in every area of your life.  Listen, your life, ministry is only as effective as your ability to hear, understand and obey the will and Word of God.   The cause of the successes or failures in your life resides within you and reflects back to you.  What is your impact in and for your life?  What is your impact in and for the Kingdom?  What’s the IF and THEN operating in your life? If it’s not the ever living never dying God and His Word and absolute belief in Him and His Word your then is of no consequence.


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