A Sky Full of Lightning
As I watched the lightning fill the sky last night, I was once again struck by awe at the absolute power of God. By just watching lightning and referring to what the Bible says concerning this phenomenon, we are reminded that His power and might extends unto the ends of the earth. His hope is that we might all read in order to understand our plan, and He gives us truth through His word. His word is incomparable, and by striving to know Him, He rewards us with revelations so deep that at most times, it is hard to put into words.
Everyone has the opportunity to grasp the magnitude of His power; however, without studying His word, how can we ever understand? The many distractions that Satan has thrown at us in order to draw us away are very apparent. We are either too busy or come up with some other excuse. The easy way out is not the ticket. How else can we expect to have any idea of what God wants to communicate to us? There is simply no other way. His word is the guide to life and the answer to all questions. For every question that may arise in our lifetime, He has an answer. If only we would truly take the time to study and gain complete understanding.
They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah. Behold our shield, O God, and look upon the face of Thine anointed. For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and the glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in Thee!
In Thy name they rejoice all the day, and by Thy righteousness they are exalted. For Thou art the glory of their strength, and by Thy favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel…I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him, with whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him. The enemy will not deceive him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him. But I shall crush his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him. And my faithfulness and My loving kindness will be with him, and in My name his horn will be exalted. I shall also set his hand on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers. He will cry to Me, “Thou art my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.”
Psalm 89:16–18, 2–26
Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. His descendants shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established forever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is faithful.
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow; and the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. And the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucif ied.”
Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, and He covers the depths of the sea. For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance. He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. Its noise declares His presence; the cattle also, concerning what is coming up.
The Saul said, “I have sinned. Return my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error. And David answered and said,
“Behold the spear of the king! Now let one of the young men come over and take it. And the Lord will repay each man for righteousness and his faithfulness; for the Lord delivered you into my hand today, but I refused to stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.
1 Samuel 26:21–23
(Insight To His Sight: Recognizing God’s Purpose For You by John David Harwood- No Longer Available…) Reference: Ad Patrem Et Filium: From Father To Son-Noli Flere Resurget…
A QUESTION,” SAID THE teacher. “Who was the first person to be born again?”
“The disciples?” I said.
“No,” said the teacher.
“That doesn’t sound right,” I replied.
“But it is,” said the teacher. “Who was He before the incarnation?”
“The Son of God.”
“And how could He be the Son of God if He wasn’t born? What did God give to the world? His only begotten Son. Begotten means born. So when He was born in Bethlehem, was that His first birth?”
“I guess it wasn’t,” I said. “It was His second.”
“It was His second birth. He was already begotten, born, before Bethlehem. The incarnation was His second birth. The nativity was His new birth. In Bethlehem He was born again.”
“So then the new birth is connected to incarnation?”
“He who was born of spirit was born again of the flesh so that we who were born of the flesh could be born again of the Spirit. He who was born of heaven was born again of earth so that we who were born of earth could be born again of heaven. And He who was born of God was born again of man so that we who were born of man could be born again of God.”
“He was born again,” I said, “to partake of our life, that we could be born again to partake of His life.”
“Yes,” said the teacher. “He who was rebegotten in Bethlehem had to learn how to live in His new birth, His new life, and His new nature, that of flesh and blood.
(Key Point To Gaining FULL understanding) He had to learn (God’s Sacrifice for the world…) how to walk on the earth, how to see with physical eyes, and how to touch with physical hands. For the rebegotten are born into a life they had not previously known, and in which they must now learn to live. So you who are rebegotten of God must now learn how to live in your new birth, in your new life, and your new nature, that of the Spirit. Learn how to see in the Spirit, live in the Spirit, and walk in heavenly places. That is the journey and the mystery of the rebegotten.”
The Mission: As God took on your nature and life, so today, take on His nature, live His life, and walk in the footsteps of the heavenly.
1 Corinthians 15:48–49; Colossians 3:9–10; 1 Peter 1:23
Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l