events preceding His word…

16 June 2008 Scripture: 1 Kings 19: 11-13

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was and earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Observation

Several natural disasters preceded the actual coming of the word of the Lord to Elijah. Although the Lord was not in the wind, the earthquake or the fire, I believe that they happened to capture the attention of Elijah and also to provoke him to action. What you wouldn’t know by just reading the scriptures above is that the Lord told Elijah to leave the cave where he was hiding to save his life but he refused to move and leave.

Application

When the Lord tells us to do something, we should do it. He would never lead us into temptation nor would he lead us to our slaughter. Our God is love and desires the best for us, so nothing that He would ever ask us to do would be to our detriment. Now onto another topic of natural disasters—I believe that the Lord is can speak to us and in fact is speaking to us through these natural disasters that we have been recently experiencing as a global community. I believe that things in the natural happen and mirror those things that are happening in the heavens…just think about it. The winds bring about new rains, they clear out pollution, they bring a refreshing to a hot day—in the spiritual, winds mean that change is coming and also it happens due to angelic traffic and activity. Earthquakes in the natural take place when there is a shaking…much like I believe that the heavens are shaking and the kingdom of darkness will be coming down and leveled to the ground. Fires in the natural consume everything in their path, much like the Holy Spirit will consume us and burn up anything within us that is not like Him. Fire brings with it heat and a burning! If we as a people of our God could only perceive Him in nature…He speaks to us through everything. His voice is not loud, rather it is quiet and we have to quiet ourselves to hear Him.

Prayer

Lord, please continue to speak to me and NEVER STOP. Everyday I pray that I may become more and more sensitive to your leading and to cultivate the ability to perceive you in everything. Please help me to understand why You reveal earthquakes to me prior to them happening—all I know to do right now is to pray. Is there some other hidden meaning to the impressions that You continue to give to me? Why are so many natural disasters happening lately? What are you trying to tell us? What are you trying to tell me? I have so many questions.

Thank you for being forever faithful to me. Thank you for everything. Amen.

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~ by visionaryvanguard on Monday, 2008 June 16.

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