Updated: Jul 31, 2021
Philosophy View of Interference
The action of interfering or the process of being interfered with. The legal blocking of an opponent or opponents to clear a way for the ballcarrier.
The combination of two or more electromagnetic waveforms to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or canceled.
Biblical View of Interference
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:28 ESV
How often have you looked at your impossible situations and thought unless God does something it is all over, I have been there, but God showed up and made everything ok and I believe if God did it for me, he will surely do it for you. He is the same God yesterday today and for ever.
‘Asa’ is a significant biblical character; I believe that many of us won’t recognised his name. However, King Asa is from the kingdom of Judah, he had a great ruling streak until the very latter years of his life.
In Israel’s history it illustrated that after the time of King Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel was divided into two Kingdoms:
The Northern and Southern Kingdoms.
The Northern Kingdom produced most all ungodly rulers.
Not one of them followed the paths of righteousness. Although the Southern kingdom had its share of ungodly kings, which ultimately led to its downfall and captivity in Babylon (Daniel 1), a number of godly leaders found their way throughout the Southern Kingdom’s history. Asa was among these, for most of his life.
Asa had everything against him one of which was an Ethiopian army of a million men and three hundred Chariots but in the middle of that impossible situation, Asa cried out to the Lord his God; O Lord, only you can help the powerless against the mighty! Asa obeyed and prayed. God intervened with his grace and gave Asa victory over his enemies
It often seem that many people have allowed themselves to get more and more on the side of the Enemy of God and less and less in tune with the ways of God, His love, His truth, and His power.
Isaiah 59: 19 Reminds us to keep our focus on God because the enemy will try to creep into our lives but if we put our trust in God, he will defend us.
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
Isaiah 59:19 KJV
Obedience releases grace. How is it that Asa remained faithful and committed to the Lord throughout his life, even though his father and grandfather were not such good examples. I call it the intervention of grace, God interferes in Satan’s working and brings grace to bear on grim realities. The nation that’s evil usually begets evil and must at some point give way to the interference of grace, or the consequences would be catastrophic.
When Zara the Ethiopian waged war against Asa, God fought for Asa when he was vastly outnumbered and virtually powerless. On Asia’s return from victory, the word of the Lord came through Azariah, “The Lord will stay with us as long as we stay with him! Whenever we seek him, we will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you” Faith and obedience were reiterated as God’s prerequisites for his interference of grace.
Asa is said to have remained faithful all his life that is, he never worshipped any other gods. But later on in his life, Asa seemed to have started relying more on people than on God. Asa made a treaty with Ben-hadad of Aram, he relied on him instead of God for military safety. The prophet Hanani reminded Asa of God’s dependability in impossible situations, but Asia disobeyed God and imprisoned God’s spokesman.
At the end of his life, Asa sought help from physicians, not God. It seemed that Asa slowly stopped relying on God, and God stop interfering, much to Asa’s detriment. When we trust and obey him, he will interfere in our impossible situations with his grace. That is the kind of interference we can welcome.
As Christians there are three things we can learn from Asa’s life
We Need to Run Every Part of the Race Well
We Need to Rely on God (Alone)
We Don’t Have to Repeat the Mistakes of Our Family
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