Getting tomorrow's Newspaper today
Mark 1:2 -
As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Just today morning I read an article regarding the grave impact of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima which happened almost a year ago and it was just a day or 2 before it happened that we received a warning of a great disaster (read the message dated 22/03/11 http://www.savedbyfaith.info/messages/220311.html and http://theintelhub.com/2012/03/12/nuclear-expert-fukushima-10-times-worse-than-chernobyl-1-million-cancers/ ). As I reposted this on my FB wall and was praying to the Lord for today's message I received this message.
Paul says we are children of light and not of darkness. This does not only goes with having knowledge and understanding of spiritual matters but also goes with having the knowledge and understanding of the things concerning the natural world.
We Christians should be people who are aware of things before they happen. We read in 2 Kings when Elijah was to be taken up in a chariot of fire / whirlwind (it was symbolic to what they saw - they saw him been taken up on fire like Jesus was taken up on a cloud) at that time records show that many Men of God there including those under training at the school of Prophets were aware that Elijah was going to be taken up by the Lord. It was like this event was published in a newspaper before it happened which was accessible to all Men of God.
We Christians are called to be people aware of things before they happen and it is shame to us when we are taken by surprise.
My relationship with the Lord is such that in case of any serious disaster is to happen I know that He warns me and prepares me for them. It is not that problems do not come suddenly show up otherwise, but these do not worry me for I know if the Lord has not warned me then they are not to be worried of, they will just pass. These warnings come not only concerning my personal life but also concerning my family members and people the Lord has connected to my life.
Today there are many Messengers the Lord uses to make us aware of things before they happen and to prepare us for them. Each one of us can be His messenger if we are in communication with Him. For this our communication should not be a one way communication like a TV station or commercial radio station. Most people's prayer life means being a broadcast station. These people never be silent or still inside to listen to what the Lord is telling them but will just keep speaking to the Lord, telling Him what they feel or want. They do not understand God really does not need us to tell Him for He knows our every thought and happening even before it arrives into our mind or come our way.
Let's be children of Light and not of darkness walking with knowledge of things before they happen, having spiritual access to tomorrow's newspaper today so as to prepare for the events in advance.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we are called your children, children of the Living God. Lord, You will never want your children not having an advantage over the things that are to come. You try time and again to warn us and talk to us but sadly we do not be still in our lives to listen to You. You even send your Messengers to tell us and we prefer listening to those who speak things we like so we ignore your Messengers and their warnings. Lord, help us to discern people from those whom You have sent and those who come on their own taking your name...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 Kings 2:1-7
1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.
3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
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