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The Acronym B.I.B.L.E stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Seek out His counsel. When you seek out His counsel, you get a blueprint. What is this blueprint? I know the plans I have for you. The God of the universe, Jehovah himself has plans for me? Yes, He does. What are these plans? This blueprint, this plan is threefold, it guarantees three things. Think of this as Gods insurance plan.
Prosper me: financial security, emotional prosperity
Not to harm me: spiritual security, protection ·
Give me a hope and a future: Assurance that my tomorrow will be more glorious than my today.
If God has plans for you, so does the enemy (the devil). Every human being is subject to the spiritual. Every man in this world is following a blueprint, a plan. For those who are in Christ Jesus, they have a plan outlined above. For those outside of Christ, they also have a plan from the enemy. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Jesus lays out two options here. Again two insurance plans. The devil’s plan is to kill, to steal and destroy. So anywhere there is mayhem, death, destruction, the devil is in charge there. But Jesus, thank God for Jesus, lays out a different plan for you. Basically, it’s a choice you have to make. Two different plans, two different outcomes!
Now plans are important. Before a builder or an architect erects a building, there needs to be a plan. This plan is the blueprint for any structure. Plans are important in the physical world. They are dreams, ideas, thoughts that are put on paper before they become reality in the physical. So also God has a plan for your life in blueprint form. It has to become reality. It’s your responsibility to check that plan and make sure your life conforms to it. It is rather unfortunate when Christians live their lives without any structural guidance from the word of God.
The bible is Gods blueprint. That is His plan for you. Your bible is not a relic or another fine piece of literature. It is Gods manual. It is imperative you look into it, follow its instructions. Last time I checked Jeremiah 29:11, sickness, death, poverty, depression, confusion were not included in those plans. Remember not to harm me? Anything that will bring harm to you is not from God.
Sometimes the devil will try and sneak in a line into Gods plan. A hidden phrase, a clause, maybe its sickness or maybe it’s some kind of worry. You need to review that blueprint from time to time and look out for those sneaky clauses or phrase. As the builder erects the structure, he goes back to the plan, again and again, to make sure everything is conforming to what’s on paper. If he sees an aberration, he immediately stops the project and makes the correction.
Check your plan. Is there anything strange in the plan that shouldn’t be there?