Why Doesn’t God Do Something?
Why doesn’t God do something? How many times have you heard someone ask that question, imploring an answer to the violence and tragedies in the earth? If God really loves us, why does He allow children to die? If there is a God, why would such a good person die such a horrible death?
These questions point to an intensely misguided supposition that God, being all powerful can do anything. With the emphasis on “power,” the idea that an “all powerful” God would not stop such atrocities is a horrendous thought. But the fact is that God will not violate His Word and He has made a contract that He will not breach. He said, “heaven and earth may pass away but My word will not pass away.” His integrity is in His Word.
What is this contract that He will not breach? When God created man (male and female), He gave them dominion over the earth. He contracted with them and their job was to watch over the earth, protect it and keep it. The animals were categorized and named. Everything was provided for the success of the earth to “multiply and replenish” under their watchful care.
In essence, God gave the legal right to Adam and Eve. He gave them a “lease” which Dad calls an “earth lease.”
In his own words:
It seems evident to me from the Genesis account of creation that it was God’s plan for man to have dominion over His creation for a predetermined time. Dominion was given in verse 26 and 28, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion…”
(Genesis 1:26) “…Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion…” (Genesis 1:28)
Evidence of the time frame is found in verse 31:
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31) “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” (Genesis 2:1)
The authority and dominion that was given to the human race was for a limited period of time. Notice that it was at the end of the sixth day that man was created. When He saw His creation at the end of the sixth day, He said that it was very good. Genesis 2:1 says that His works were brought to perfection at the end of six days. When we apply the concept “a day as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day” (2 Peter 3:8), the implication seems to be that the six days of the Genesis account reveal man’s dominion to be six one thousand year days. This also indicates that this will finish the first stage of God’s plan of dealing with man.
Then in Genesis 6:3 God said, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” There are two things profiled in this period of 120 years. It seems that God revealed to Noah that there was going to be 120 years before judgement would come upon the wicked of the Earth through the flood. However, the 120 years have a greater prophetic implication concerning the Earth lease.
In Leviticus 25, God had established that every fiftieth year was to be a year of Jubilee. I believe the 120 years mentioned in Genesis 6:3 is a profile revealing there will be 120 Jubilees of 50 years (120 x 50 = 6,000 years) before Judgement comes again upon the wicked of the Earth.
This seems to be God’s way of revealing that the Earth lease will expire after 6,000 years of human history. After the fall of man, God began to make Covenants with men because He had given man dominion over this planet. God’s influence in the earth was now limited to finding a person willing to listen and partner with Him to establish godliness in the earth.
God could not go back in His Word and take back the dominion of the Earth until the lease expired.
When Adam fell, he allowed satan access to the Earth lease through fallen man. God could not go back on His Word and take back the dominion of the Earth until the lease expired. He began to make Covenants with righteous men so He would have access and input into things on Earth. This was done through righteous men who were willing to follow the Word from God. Because His Word was out on this matter, God could not come in the Earth and start destroying the work of the devil in His divine Godhead powers. But He worked through man to destroy the work of the enemy.
It was for that purpose that Jesus was born on this planet with a physical flesh, blood, and bone body. He walked like a man, He looked like a man, He talked like a man because He was a man. Yet, He was the Divine Son of God. God was His Father, but He had an earthly mother. Therefore, because He was flesh and blood He had authority to destroy the works of the devil. But He didn’t do any miracles nor cast out any demons until after He was baptized in the river Jordan and the Holy Ghost came upon Him at the age of 30. Now, He was a man born in the earth, but anointed and joined with the Spirit of God. Then His fame went out through all the regions round about, and He began to do great and mighty miracles. He willingly did all the Father said.
The Apostle Peter in Acts 10:38 gives us insight into why He could do mighty miracles when he said, “...God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil...”
As a man, Jesus had authority to destroy the works of the devil, but first God had to anoint Him with His ability so He could destroy the works of the devil. Jesus, the Son of God, was born on the Earth as a man, because God had given mankind authority over the Earth. Scriptural indications are that the lease will expire at the end of 6,000 years, and God will take back control of this planet.
God will take back control of this planet.
In Mark 11:28 when Jesus was challenged with the question, “...By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority...” they were evidently referring to His authority to cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, stop storms, and wither fig trees with His words. When they would not answer the question that Jesus asked them, Jesus said, “…Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Mark 11:33)
Jesus Describes the Earth Lease
Mark 12:1: “And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.”
When after a time He sent servants to receive the fruit, and they beat some and killed others. Then he sent his well beloved son. The wicked said this is the heir, if we kill him the Earth will be ours. So they killed him and cast him out of the vineyard. (Mark 12:2-8, Paraphrased) “What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.” (Mark 12:9)
It is evident in these verses that Jesus was describing the Earth lease. He reveals that at an appointed time, the owner of the vineyard will come back, and He will bring judgement upon the wicked husbandmen. He then will give the vineyard to others. His well-beloved son, who was the heir in this parable, is a perfect profile of Jesus. It seems that the devil and his crowd said, “Let us kill him and the earth will be ours.” This is clearly a profile of the Earth lease and also its expiration.
This parable by Jesus gives us insight into the true meaning of the statement in Genesis 6:3 that man’s days shall be 120 years. Although it may allude to the judgement of God through the flood of Noah’s day, there is no doubt that it also is in reference to 120 Jubilee years which will end after 6,000 years of human history.
Understanding the Earth Lease
Generally speaking, wicked men have dominated planet Earth for nearly 6,000 years. Demons and evil spirits have usurped the authority of wicked men here on Earth. It’s quite clear from the Scriptures in John 10:1-2 that you must be born on Earth to have authority here. (This teaching can be found in the offer made in this pamphlet, #6411 “Authority Series.”) Demons and evil spirits were not born here, and they have no authority of their own. They are essentially illegal aliens to this planet. They must get in or influence somebody to usurp their authority before they can do anything on this planet.
Demons and evil spirits are illegal aliens on this planet.
The physical body is the authority factor. There is very little that demons or evil spirits can do unless they can inhabit or influence somebody. It is obvious that demons are using wicked men by accessing their authority. Demons can’t vote, but wicked people can. Laws are passed that promote the agenda of destroying godliness. Demons can’t kill children in their schools, but wicked, possessed people can. “Why doesn’t God stop it?” “Why don’t you stop it?” God asks you. He can’t until the lease expires, unless men stop it, because He gave mankind dominion over this planet. But there is good news on the horizon: THE EARTH LEASE IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE, AND GOD IS ABOUT TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF THIS PLANET. When that happens, there are going to be some major changes here on Earth.
What Will It Mean When the Earth Lease Expires?
When the Earth Lease expires, wicked men will lose their authority. Therefore demons will lose their ability to control things on Earth. When God takes back control of this planet it will mean that God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are again in control of the Earth. We, as believers, are considered to be one with Jesus. Remember the statement of Jesus in John 17:23, “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one...”
The point is that wicked men will lose their authority, but the righteous will be God’s agents here on this Earth. We are the “others” Jesus referred to in Mark 12:9, when He said, “...he will… give the vineyard unto others...” When the Earth Lease expires, for those who are righteous in Christ, I believe sickness and disease will disappear like a snowball in the August sun.
Sickness and disease came with satan and his demons. When they are evicted and lose their power, I believe it will vanish as far as the righteous are concerned. Demons and evil spirits will lose their ability to control the mental faculties of men. Those bound with religious spirits will also come into their right mind, and there will be a great ingathering of souls into the Kingdom of God.
God will make a difference between the righteous and the wicked just as He did when God’s people came out of Egypt. The plagues were upon the wicked, but none were upon God’s people. Darkness that could be felt was in the land of Egypt for three days. But for God’s people, there was light in their houses. And when they came out of Egypt, they spoiled the Egyptians (unrighteous). Psalm 105:37 says, “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” I believe this is a prophetic profile of what God is about to do again in this generation.
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