Saturday, October 2, 2010

Revelations Repost

The following is another chapter from [Bittersweet Refinements].  Since each part is connected to the rest, it would do you well to keep reading (and listening for our Heavenly Father's explanations, of course).


For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job].  [One may hear God’s voice] in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while slumbering upon the bed; then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction [terrifying them with warnings] that He may withdraw man from his purpose, and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency].  [Job 33:14-17 AMP]

From the contents of the last chapter, it would be easy to naturally think that I am attempting to diminish the significance of our Heavenly Father’s Holy Bible.  MAY IT NEVER BE!!!  For it is a very special gift from Him that should not be ignored[1].

In fact, it would do us all well to become as familiar with our Heavenly Father’s Holy Scriptures as He will allow and enable us to be.  For it serves as written confirmation of what He wants to personally reveal to each and every one of us, on an individual basis and without exception[2].

In other words, the more familiar He will allow and enable us to become with what is contained in His Holy Bible, the easier it should become to recognize when our Heavenly Father is speaking to us.  A good example of this occurred soon after He started making Himself to real to me while I was reading about Him forbidding Moses from entering into the promised land with the children of Israel because of Moses striking the rock twice, when he had been instructed to only speak to it once[3], in order to bring forth a flow of water in the wilderness[4].

As I was reading, a great wave of terror overwhelmed me.  For I thought that there was surely no hope for me to ever be pleasing in His sight if He could be that harsh with Moses after he had been such a faithful servant for as many years as he had.

Almost immediately after being gripped with terror, another thought entered my mind that it was all part of our Heavenly Father’s plan to place Joshua in charge before they crossed over the Jordan.  For He was not angry with Moses, but He did not want the children of Israel to take His commandments lightly[5].

So, He humiliated Moses for their benefit[6], and then exalted Joshua for the same reason.  For it is written: And the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.” [Joshua 3:7 NIV]

Be assured that all of that was confirmed by the Bible verses provided as reference, along with many, many more[7], within just a few days, and the only reason why it took that long is because of how new it all was to me.  For I am now aware of being given Bible verses to back up what He is telling me at the very same time as He is doing so when I am having some trouble accepting what He wants me to understand[8].

No, it is not that our Heavenly Father had never spoken to me before that it was all so very new to me back then.  For He had been doing so all of the previous 35 and a half years of my life in this world, but since I did not realize it, hearing His voice in 1993 was as new to me as if I had never experienced it before[9].

Oh yes, our Heavenly Father still speaks—just like He has been since the very beginning of this world[10].  For He truly is the same today as He always has been and will be forever and ever[11].  AMEN!!!

The devil and his demons are also allowed to whisper sweet nothings into our ears at times[12], and this is another reason why it would do us all well to become as familiar with our Heavenly Father’s Holy Scriptures as He will allow and enable us to be[13].  For the witness of our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit will not contradict what was written for our benefit[14].  Whereas the devil and his demons will twist things out of context[15].

Alas, therein lies the crux of the argument against faith coming from hearing the Bible being preached[16]—does it not?  For what does it matter if we memorize every verse in our Heavenly Father’s Holy Bible if we have no idea what they are really saying, and how could we without the witness of His Holy Spirit[17]?  After all, are not our Heavenly Father’s ways much, much higher than our own[18]?

Perhaps it would be helpful to look at it in more worldly terms.  For to some, love is best expressed by giving their loved ones a good beating on a regular basis, and how can we know sure that this is not what our Heavenly Father considers to be love without Him telling us so directly?  For without that, all we would have would be our own opinions—even with His Holy Scriptures to go by[19].

{1}2 Timothy 3:16-17; {2}Romans 15:4; {3}Exodus 17:1-7; {4}Numbers 20:2-12; {5}Deuteronomy 9:6; {6}Numbers 12:3; {7}1 Corinthians 10:1-14; {8}James 1:5-8; {9}Isaiah 65:1-2; {10}James 1:16-19; {11}Hebrews 13:8; {12}1 John 4:1; {13}Acts 17:11; {14}John 16:13-15; {15}John 10:10; {16}Romans 10:17; {17}John 14:26; {18}Isaiah 55:6-9; {19}1 Corinthians 13:4-13.
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  1. I think that is one of the hardest things for me - when is it God speaking and when is it me? sandie

  2. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sandie!!! Just try to keep paying close attention to your thoughts, and if it is in accordance to His will, it should not take long before He will make you more and more aware of things that you could not have possibly thought of on your own. Of course, this has been made rather difficult to accept since so very, very few in the Christian community are willing to even consider the possibility that really He does still seek to communicate with us directly. On the other hand, it may very well be that I truly am a certifiable nut-case, and all of this is just a figment of my imagination.

  3. I'm a lot like Chatty Crone, it's hard sometimes to decide.

  4. Hello, My Fried. Dropping by again to re-energize my soul. Having spiritual dryness lately.

    Anyways, Ive blogged about Scoutle and i highlighted YOU as i've known Scoutle via your site.

    I hope i can bring in more soul that needs recharging as well.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! Be assured that both of you are very much not alone with that, and there are times when I am right in there, too.

  8. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear ToTo!!! Be assured that I can only echo what our Heavenly Father has been already personally revealing to someone, and people like you are certainly a blessing to me.


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