“There will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at My word. I Kings 17:1b
Executor: a person who executes, carries out, or performs some duty, job, assignment, artistic work, etc.
In legal matters, an executor is the person named in a dependent’s will to carry out or to give effect or force to the provisions of that will (www.dictionary.reference.com). So, basically, what the dead dependent wanted to be done, the executor is legally bound to carry out.
A friend recently lost her father to cancer. In addition to the expected course of grieving over this difficult loss, she expressed sadness over foolish sibling strife that followed.
Big sis was the said executor of the will. But big sis wasn’t executing nicely, even threatening to muddle some of the provisions stated in it.
Some might argue that God wasn’t always executing nicely either. In I Kings 17:1, God instructed his servant (executive assistant) Elijah to tell King Ahab – who, history records, did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those kings before him (I Kings 16:30) …
As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at My word (1b)
Period. No caveats. Sans addenda. God said quite simply that it wouldn’t rain until, well, until further notice.
As the One sovereign over life and death, God not only determines the provisions (or lack, thereof) of His will, He maintains the power to execute them. The difference is that He always deals justly with His people.
…despite how ‘unjust’ or ‘unkind’ or ‘unfair’ or ‘frightening’ (whine whine whine) His piercing ‘except at My word’ may strike me in the midst of a situation 🙁
When and if I need rain, why, the Executor promises He’ll provide it.
An executor might be one who completes and gives validity to a legal condition, fulfilling the legal requirements by signing or sealing.
See, I have written your name on the palms of My hands. Isaiah 49:16a (NLT)
God, the Executor, has etched my name on His hands, validating me as His own and granted me all that that is promised in His inheritance – the abundance of which no earthly executor can withhold when swayed by emotion or a need for control. And there’s no greater provision I could hope to acquire than the promise of eternity with the Executor.
The super cool thing is, the provisions promised to me – and to those who call on His name – aren’t withheld until a loved one has breathed their last. They are mine to enjoy upon belief in Jesus’ death and His resurrection.
Oh, Executor Lord Jesus and sovereign God, I do believe 🙂