Mark 4:3 & 26 – Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:….&…..So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
If ever a time existed when this world, and especially the church, needed to hear directly from the Lord, it is the hour in which we live. We can clearly understand from the Scriptures that Father NEVER reverses His authority or power. He NEVER diminishes what He desires to do. He is constantly and faithfully moving forward. We are commanded to forget what is behind and to press forward towards the mark for the prize. He is always raising the bar, making things better. The New Covenant is more glorious than the Old Covenant. The second draught of fish was greater than the first draught. The second supply of wine at the wedding feast of Cana was better than the first supply. He is forever making better, improving, and He is forever using His people to do the job. He has not changed. You who are alive today are here for a reason. You are ordained for this hour to be the best model of the church that has ever lived, to do the greatest works, to bring to Father the greatest glory.
We see the same thing happening with Job. After the devastation Satan brought upon him, after his friends withstood and judged him, after Elihu had delivered his word from the Lord, and after Job had heard from the Lord Himself and obeyed Him, the end of Job was far better than his earlier state. All that was taken from him was restored two-fold. For every ONE lost, TWO was restored. And for the children he had lost, he received equal back. And for his three daughters, the second three were the three most beautiful women in the land.
Job had known the powerful blessing of the Lord. He had known the powerful protection of the Lord. But I am not sure he fully understood his full part in how all that was manifest. He certainly did not demonstrate any real understanding of it when he lost all he had at the beginning of the story. But after hearing Elihu, and then the Lord’s Word, he realized his own words were the key he needed to understand and use. Having learned that, instead of debating WITH his friends, it would serve better to talk to the Lord FOR his friends. And when he did, God turned Job’s captivity, restoring all he had lost two times over, and his family, too. The story of Job is a prophetic picture of the church of the last days before the coming of Jesus for His Church. We’ve yet more to examine in the days ahead. Prepare yourself to be stirred.
Manna for Today – Mark 4; Genesis 3:7 & 21; Hebrews 9:22; Psalm 91; Isaiah 54:17; Ephesians 2:10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Matthew 24; Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Job