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 my final writing of this series, I want to point out a prophetic picture from Job that is absolutely wondrous. In the end, Job received double for all he lost, plus a whole new family; seven sons and three daughters. But before I go further, answer a question. When does a parent name his/her child? While a name may be chosen before birth, it is AT BIRTH that the name is actually bestowed. Consider the names Job gave his new daughters. They were named Jemima, Kezia, and Kerenhappuch. Those names meant something. Jemima = handsome. Kezia = cassia, one of the anointing spices. Kerenhappuch – child of beauty. Now think of that, for we are told in Job 42:15 that they were the three most beautiful women in the land, and that Job even gave them inheritance among the brethren.
That was a beautiful story of THEN, but how does that apply to the 21st century church? I’m glad you asked. When Job learned that his biggest problem was the words of his own mouth, and then prayed for his friends, God turned his captivity. He stepped back into the faith arena, and called things that be not as though they were. When the church awakens to its need to return to its faith, speaking the word of faith in all things, Father will prepare His church for its exit. That which has fallen away will be restored, that which the locust has eaten will be restored, and its end will be better than its beginning. That which has been shall be. The church will be that glorious church, the bride of Christ, without spot, wrinkle, or blemish. That sounds like a beautiful church to me. In fact, it sounds like the most beautiful presentation of the church that has ever existed.
God hasn’t changed. He still calls things that be not as though they were. Father’s view of the church is through the blood of Jesus, and through that blood, His view of the church is one that we shall be, that being a church without spot, wrinkle, or blemish. As surely as we have the Word of God that is true and cannot fail, and as surely as we have a Father and Lord Who change not, we will see the church surpass its former glory, be restored by Father, and be that glorious church for whom the Lord Himself will appear and catch it away, in a moment and the twinkling of an eye.
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