Brethren, we pray as one. Be blessed for your agreement in spirit, today we stand as one and agree that our difficulties, challenges, testimonies to be – become seen and known. We live in a world where seen comes from the unseen.
Has anyone seen an atom? We define them as a key part of life, yet they are so tiny that we cojecture their existence. Our difficulties are thrown out/done away with, Amen.
Jesus died on the cross for you and I. Pain, anguish, blood/sweat/tears does not begin to describe what He went through. For us! Stand and thank Him! There are so many testimonies of being led to do things.
We see that many are called, few are chosen, if The call was refuted, the individuals do not make it in His-story.
For a moment, let us take a brief look at Jonah – sent to Nineveh, did he hear a voice? In his heart he was moved. Having had a discourse with God prior.
Proud, stubborn, disobedient, unfaithful, a grumbler, and altogether a bad-tempered, cantankerous old curmudgeon—this was Jonah, whose name means “dove”! Jonah was the son of Amittai, who came from Gath-hepher in Zebulun (called Gittah-hepher in Joshua 19:10-13). He was the earliest of the prophets and close behind Elisha in his place in the Old Testament. Jonah’s story is told in the short (just 48 verses) but powerful book of Jonah.
When God called Jonah to go and warn the violent and godless Ninevites of their impending doom, all his pride in being a Hebrew—and therefore uniquely favored by the Almighty (so he thought, no doubt along with many others of his nation)—rose up in rebellion. Pagans, to him, were the worst kind of human garbage, not even fit to pollute the good earth by living on it. They were the “untouchables,” and that God should take an interest in them was unthinkable. Therefore, not being one to put up with that which was not to his mind, he fled to Joppa and got himself a passage on a ship bound for Tarshish, which was in the opposite direction from Nineveh.
A human father would probably have shrugged Jonah off in disgust and found someone else more willing to take his message to Nineveh, but not so our Heavenly Father. If God has a purpose for someone, then, the gifts and calling of God being irrevocable, he will either fulfill His purpose, or He will simply roll over him to accomplish what He has foreordained (Isaiah 46:9-10). God rolled over Jonah with a vengeance, causing a violent storm to threaten the safety of his ship and its crew, so that their indignation at his contented snoring through their danger soon put an end to his satisfaction. This unceremonious awakening also awakened Jonah to the fact that, far from being an “artful dodger,” he was being followed by the Almighty. There was nothing for it but to confess what he had been up to and tell the sailors that only by dumping him overboard could they be saved. This they did, and the huge fish sent by God (not a whale as commonly supposed, but some sea creature common to that time) promptly swallowed him up (Jonah 1:17). This, and the immediate stilling of the storm, brought the ship’s crew to faith and salvation as a result (Jonah 1:16). The Lord is not one to miss out on His opportunities!
So, his story is a key part of God’s story – do as directed. All this time, there was NO voice. Above, we see Jonah was led, but seeing the Nineveheans as “unworthy,” he sought to flee in the opposite direction.
Do we have a calling, a ‘voice’ within our heart? To do what? Just what?
Abraham is called by God to leave the house of his father Terah and settle in the land originally given to Canaan but which God now promises to Abraham and his progeny. A voice? He DID not hear a voice…God spoke to people by dreams, vision and finally audible voice in the bible. And He still does.
To jump forward, Mary The Mother of Jesus experienced an angel who ‘asked’ her if she would bear The Son of God. She was selected before time, She was created for a reason. When She missed her ‘period’ She was with her relative Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. For about three months. Returning home, she was about to show.
We at times do not realize what actually happened, we will share it below. As stated above, we are spoken to in dreams, in a few cases we experience in the physical.
Returning to our diatribe, there are few cases when God- A Supernatural Essence ‘appears.’ There are so many instances where God ‘appeared’:
How do we ‘recieve’ from God?
When The Word says “Pray without ceasing.” It is for a reason: you have a Loving Father Who is always there. He sees all, and knows all, Amen.
We have a God Who is ALL. All knowing, ever omnipresent, omniscient…
What are The Qualities of God? We cannot begin to imagine ALL, yes! We have a peek, and see through frosted glass at this point, but then we shall know Him in full.
In the interest of time and to cut brief the sharing please feel free to refer to the link that speaks of 15 amazing attributes of God.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then Face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12
This is a great verse to end with…”As we are known…” to see is to believe. We have brief glimpses of God in our every day. He reigns, He is – Amen