Book: Under Cover
Author: John Bevere
Where to Buy: I’m not sure if this is sold in leading bookstores, but I do see this book in Christian bookstores, try OMF.
I don’t have any plans of writing today; however, reading is part of my schedule and now I can’t help myself but write my reflections on this book that I’m currently reading. I’m still in Chapter 2, which the author entitled, It’s hard to kick against the goads. In all honesty, I don’t know what that means until the author says that it was taken from the book of Acts talking about resistance to authority.
The point of the author in this chapter is that God appoints all rulers. Now, this is where my thoughts are bothered. If God did appoint all rulers how come our former President who is now trialed for cheating on elections won? Was she appointed by God too despite of the wrong manner of having her as President? What if the real winner won? What could have happened to the 6 years of having him as our President?
While holding on to that thought, I remembered a picture of a real winner yet ended up losing as God has planned. The picture of the cross where the real winner was crucified.
What if Jesus won over Barabbas?
What if Jesus wasn’t crucified?
What if He did not die?
What if He wasn’t able to fulfill the redemption plans of God?
What if He was not able to prove Himself victorious in His resurrection?
In the end, God revealed the true winner in the resurrection of Christ. Victory comes after 3 days.
In the case of our country, I don’t know when this country and our government will finally share that kind of victory, but I know God has plans why He allowed her to be the President, and I’m more excited on the victory of this nation than to see her in jail.
Here is one of my favorite lines from the book,
“Just because it has been twisted by man doesn’t mean it wasn’t authored by God.”
We may have so many what if’s in mind right now but take heart and trust God for He knows why He allowed such things to happen. Indeed, in his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps (Proverbs 16:9). Whatever happened, He allowed it for His perfect plans. For everything God created is good and nothing is to be rejected (1 Timothy 4:4).