Every word of the Holy Man to the king—“A handful of meal for a shekel, two handfuls of grain for a shekel this time tomorrow in the gate of Samaria,” with the attendant’s sarcastic reply to theHoly Man, “You expect us to believe that? Trapdoors opening in the sky and food tumbling out?” followed by the response, “You’ll watch it with your own eyes, but you won’t eat so much as a mouthful”—proved true. The final stroke came when the people trampled the man to death at the city gate. 2 Kings 7:18-20 Message
Nothing has changed, has it? For thousands of years, God has sent His prophets to proclaim things to the people, but they refuse to believe. Either they reject the word sent or they try to discredit the prophet. If you want to see cynicism reach an all time high, read the comments as men and women all around the globe, boldly declare the Word of the Lord. They are criticized, laughed at and even scorned.
Seems like people just won’t believe it till they see it. Well hold on tight people, you’re about to believe.
Remember Noah? Nobody listened! I love what Hebrews 11:7 says: By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.
Kim Clement prophesied that Donald Trump would be our president, but so many believers and unbelievers alike didn’t listen. It wasn’t how they thought it would happen, so they rejected his word. But you see, what God says will come to pass even if you don’t like it or believe it. Get used to it, you just don’t know more than God.
God means what He says and says what He means and He uses men and women around the globe to be His voice in the earth. So many of us have been convinced that God just doesn’t speak like that today. WRONG! God does speak through His prophets today and we would do well to listen, measure it against the Word of God, then watch and pray.
There are what I call ‘hidden’ lovers of God around the world who are never in the lime light or known by anyone but God. But because they have known His Name, every aspect of His name is personal to them, God trusts them with secrets no one else has heard. When He speaks, they listen. Where He says to go, they go. What He says to do, they do without hesitation or question. They know His voice and another they do not follow.
Their resolve is firm. They don’t care if anyone else believes, they do. It doesn’t matter if they are the only one going in that direction, they don’t hesitate to go against the grain. They do it at the cost of relationships. They have been fired, ridiculed and shoved aside without reason, but God is intimate with them.
If you want real intimacy with God and His Word to come alive in you, humble yourself before Him and what you ask for will begin to manifest in your life. If you know that God has said something to you, don’t change your confession when you don’t see it happen the first time, or the second time, or the 7th time. It’s about your unchanging faith in an unchanging God that causes natural things to change.
Stand and keep standing!!!