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;
In the book of Job, after the long-term discussion between Job and his friends, a discussion in which Job sought to justify himself and his friends accused him unjustly, a young man named Elihu rises to speak. It is obvious he speaks for the Lord, and in so doing demonstrates a powerful principle in God’s Word that is often demonstrated in the Word. And moreover, this is a principle which we, the body of Christ, should recognize, learn, and apply with diligence to our lives. The principle is simple, when one has acted or made decisions that make it difficult, if not momentarily impossible, to hear from the Lord, God must use someone He sends to speak for Him. When we will hear from the man of God, our hearts and minds are prepared to hear from the Lord personally. God uses the voice of a man (or woman) of God to speak FOR Him to prepare the heart to be able to clearly and accurately hear the voice of the Lord when He personally speaks. (And make no mistake here; God does indeed speak to people yet today.) You see, when God speaks, those who are not ready to hear, who don’t know the Word of God, whose ear has been made hard of hearing as it relates to the voice of God, will likely not hear what the Lord is saying. There are times recorded in the Scripture that God spoke audibly. Some heard God speak and clearly understood what He said. They wrote it down. Others heard God speak and thought it thundered.
There are times when God speaks, people hear Him speak, know that it is the Lord, but refuse to carry out what He has said. They are called fools. Sadly, at this moment in history, I am convinced that has happened, but so many have rejected what the Lord has said. Because of that rejection, the world that could have been exposed to the glorious light of the wisdom of God is stumbling about in much darkness, and horror of horrors, many ministers of the Gospel are stumbling about with them, embracing some phrase or ideology, but being lost in the spirit behind the phrase. My friend, Satan can transform himself into an angel of light, and that is precisely what has happened. Satan will expose a small fragment to the light that looks and sounds good, but when good people embrace it, he strikes with the full force of a pit viper, and many of God’s own people are drawn off into the deception that he kept hidden away so well. Awake to righteousness, dear one, and sin not. Be not unequally yoked together with unbelief.
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