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Gods Law of Effectiveness brings Success
What is the Biblical Law of Effectiveness?
To begin the Hebrew word for effective is (yah-EEL) and it also contains another word, efficient. If a person is effective at something then they are also efficient and vice versa. The dictionary meaning for effective is Success in producing a desired or intended result. The plan of Salvation was an effective and efficient plan that God instituted through his Son Jesus Christ. It was effective because God brought mankind into right relationship with himself while efficiently cutting the cost of enumerable sacrifices through the blood of goat’s bullocks, turtle doves and such like.
The Bible is effective because despite all attempts to physically destroy it, it remains the best seller of all times. Everything that the Word of God is applied to will become more effective than it otherwise would be without it. Marriages become effective when biblical principles are applied to the relationship. Finances become effective when biblical financial principles are applied. Child rearing, Health, ministry, and anything else become effective because the plan and purpose of God rules when Biblical principles are applied.
The Biblical Law of Effectiveness works through the confines of purpose
God has a plan and purpose for every individual and everything.
EVERYTHING IN THE EARTH BECOMES EFFECTIVE ONLY AS IT IS USED FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE. FURNITURE WAS CREATED TO BE SEATED UPON, BOOKS WERE WRITTEN TO BE READ, CARS WERE MANUFACTURED TO BE DRIVEN AND INSTRUMENTS WERE CREATED TO BE PLAYED AND MANKIND WAS CREATED FOR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
It is amazing how children love to jump on furniture that was meant to be sat on while adults only use their library for a formal display instead of actively engaging in it by reading and using the information available. Demolition Derby is a sport where cars are driven into each other instead of being driven as the manufacturer intended. These cars are no longer able to function when wrecked in this sport the same way lives can be wrecked outside of purpose. Mankind continues to search for what they feel will make them happy apart from God.
Each of the above examples displays action that is not effective action because the intended purpose has not been implemented. The bible is God’s plan for mankind where a person can find the purpose and plan for their existence. Only then will everyday life become meaningful as effective steps are taken toward personal destiny. People will no longer ask the question why am I here? But the will of God will become known creating the Zoe or God kind of life Jesus spoke of in John 10:10-11.
Relationship with God through Jesus Christ unveils Gods plan and purpose for every individual and effectiveness is predicated upon following that plan.
Gods plan and purpose has a future for those in relationship with him *
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
God’s plan and purpose produces effective living made possible through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ ***
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law for it is written cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ. (Galatians 3:13-14)
God’s plan and purpose has rewards for those who believe and diligently seek him ***
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a re-warder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
God’s plan and purpose requires applying the principles of God’s Word toward life***
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17)
God’s plan and purpose will include God given gifts
Personal Gift – God’s purpose and plan for effective living will include ones God given gift. Proverbs 18:16 declares a man’s gift will make room for him and bring him before great men. Many people are not effective in their endeavors because they cease to “affect” key people in position to bless them. Biblical effective living will always “affect” someone by bringing attention toward an area whether the attention is good or bad, but God will use both to further advance his plan and purpose according to Romans 8:28.
Joseph’s gift made room for him and brought him before great men on different levels until he finally stood before Pharaoh. His brothers hated him because of his dream (his gift was interpreting dreams) and he ended up being sold into slavery where the favor of God was on him effecting what he did. His gift brought him before Potiphar where he ended up being in charge of his house. He was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and thrown into prison but the favor of God was on his life affecting the prison leaders which led to promotion in that prison. Finally using his gift to interpret the dreams of the butler and baker affected the Pharaoh who sent for him and promoted him in the palace.
God’s gifts will never be withdrawn
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29)
God’s gifts include gifts of Grace – (Romans 12:3-8)
Spiritual gifts – (1 Corinthians 12)
Ministry office gifts – (Ephesians 4:11)
God’s plan and purpose will require obedience
Obedience – Effective living depends on willingness to obey God and his Word. Isaiah 1:19 declares if you be willing and obedient then you will eat the good of the land. A person doing things their own way will eventually find out what they thought was effective living really was not. There is a way that seems right unto a man but the end thereof is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12), One must acknowledge God in all their ways and he will direct their paths (Proverbs 3:6) which will always produce effective living if that direction is obeyed.
Obedience is the key to happiness – (Psalm 119:1-2; John 13:17)
Obedience is manifested through speaking and meditating God’s Word - (Joshua 1:8)
All things work together for good to them that love the Lord (Romans 8:28) and obedience is the proof of love for God (John 14:15)
God’s purpose and plan will always include the end time harvest.
The End Time Harvest – God’s purpose and plan will always include the end time harvest. God is not willing that any should perish but that all would come to repentance so each Christian is instructed to let their light shine so others will see good works and glorify the Father. Christians are to show God’s goodness through action as well as through conversation; they are to be ready to give an answer to every man that asks the reason of the hope that is in them with meekness and fear.
Jesus said to his disciples follow me and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew 4:19)
God needs workers to bring in the harvest of souls – (Luke 10:2)
Wisdom is being a soul winner as well as having a prepared strategy – (Proverbs 11:30)
God does not want anyone eternally lost – (2 Peter 3:9)
God’s purpose and plan will include times and seasons
The right time and season – Biblical effectiveness will require the right time and season. Ecclesiastes 3 declares to everything there is a season and time to every purpose under the heaven. The Hebrew word for season and time are the same and come from the word “Moed” which means appointed time, place or meeting. For example a pregnancy requires nine months before a child can be delivered healthy because it takes that long for proper development to bring everything into harmony and unity.
The fingers and toes and every other body part needs time so everything functions upon delivery time. Even Jesus did not come to initiate the plan of Salvation until the fullness of time according to Galatian 4:4. He did not come into the earth as the Son of God but as the Son of Man which required him to go through the proper channels of time. He had to grow in stature, wisdom and favor with God and man (Luke 2:52) and this growth contributed to effectiveness in his life. As time grew near for Jesus to die he declared my time is “now at hand” and he submitted himself to the will of his Father and effectively and efficiently redeemed mankind back in right relationship with God.
“Now” is a defining moment that when God says now, certain opportunities are available, doors that were previously closed are suddenly open, people cooperate, support is found and resources are available so effective living becomes the norm. Doing the right thing at the wrong time however will not bring effective results because one will not be able to handle those results prematurely. God spends time in the trenches of growth and development preparing a person for that “now moment” and the blessing he has for them in that moment. The blessing is not just for oneself, but to be effectively used toward the lives of others.