Is Evil Good?

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Hi M____,

You ask what is evil, and why it is good?
The answer is that evil is not knowing or obeying God, and that is never to be called good.

3Jn 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

‘Seeing God’ is to obey Him. Not ‘seeing’ Him is to disobey.
Nowhere in scripture or on iswasandwillbe. com will you find one word which says that evil is good. Here is what you will find in both scripture and on iswasandwillbe. com

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

What you will find throughout iswasandwillbe. com is the biblical truth that God, and God alone, is calling light to come forth out of darkness, and is making good things to come forth out of evil things.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things [ the good and the evil, life and death] work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

In time this will be true for all men, but at this time it applies only to those “who are called according to His purpose” of knowing that He alone is calling light out of darkness and good out of evil. The story of Joseph and his brothers demonstrates that even our evil deeds are the sovereign work of God. That story demonstrates that our evil actions are in reality nothing more than the influence of evil spirits to do evil deeds.

Gen 45:4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Gen 45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Gen 45:6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Gen 45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

“You sold me into Egypt… So now it was not you that sent me here, but God”. That explains this verse in second Corinthians.

2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

That is why we are instructed to pray, “Our Father which art in heaven… lead us not [ by the agency of evil spirits] into temptation, but deliver us from evil…”

Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
1Sa 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

“An evil spirit from the Lord“. Evil spirits, all doctrines of Babylon to the contrary, are not ‘loose cannons’, but rather are instruments of God to “work all things after the counsel of His own will” and not after the will of either evil spirits or evil men.
The book of Job demonstrates that Satan does exactly what the Lord directs him to do; not one thing more, and not one thing less. He could not touch Job until he was instructed to do so, and when he was so instructed he could go only as far as the Lord instructed him.

Job 1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Job 1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

“Put forth your hand”. Satan acknowledges here what men cannot. He acknowledges that he is just an instrument in God’s hands. This is not to say that Satan realizes that fact, any more than a person who survives a tornado or earthquake understands the sovereignty of God when he tells the evening news that “Everything happens for a purpose”.
The fact of scripture is that when we sin, we do so because that was predestined by God, and was “written in His book” before we were ever born.

Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

That is an incredible revelation for those to whom it is given to understand that God is working all things together “after the counsel of His own will”.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

A perfect example of how God causes good to come out of evil is the death of our Lord. That murder was the worst crime in all the history of mankind. Nevertheless it was all the work of God for the good of all mankind. This is the spiritual fulfillment of the shadow of what Joseph’s brothers did to him.

Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

If you have not yet done so be sure to read After The Counsel of His Own Will here http:// iswasandwillbe. com/ sovereignty. php.
In the meantime, I hope these few scriptures of the many you will find in After The Counsel of His Own Will, will help you to see that evil in not good, and must never be said to be good, and yet God alone can and is making good come of evil.
Your brother in Christ,

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