Jonah! Joan! ….! And You!

Just before this decade walks away from us all, and especially for anyone with a call on his or her life running away from God like Jonah did – Jonah 1:1-3

I want you to reflect and ask for forgiveness from everyone and anyone that your disobedience has cost fortunes.

You see, your disobedience, running away from God was what made that man, woman in your life to operate contrary to expected.

The merchants had to throw their wares overboard. The essence of their journey to Tarshish, their livelihood, wealth, and treasure – Jonah 1:5

You my friend, left a trail of loss, waste, fear, destruction in your path running away from God.

You had the whole picture, you knew what you have done, you knew the cause, you knew you were running from the Lord, and even in the stormy seas you were calm enough to fall into a deep sleep while others ran frantically here and there, afraid, and in panic acted contrarily.

Can anyone really run from God? Why would you think you could? Why put all these people that crossed your path in jeopardy?

You need to ask the Lord to restore that which they lost as a result of your own disobedience.

Oh, you thought you lost relationships? Marriages? Homes? Wealth? Career? Honor? …….?

How about the innocent people on that boat with you? They lost much more!

And the fish?

See! God used everything, and everyone to get you back on track. Instead of being hurt, pained, disappointed with them, be grateful! I say it again, BE GRATEFUL!

Almighty God, Ancient of days, Immortal, Invisible, the All Knowing, Only Wise God. You were there before time and will be when time stops for humanity. Father I thank you for your goodness, working ALL out for the good of your anointed.

Daddy, I ask in Jesus name, that you will restore all that anyone and everyone has lost on my account. Rebuild broken walls, altars, ruins, and fortune.

Thank you Father for I know you have heard.

Let your power manifest mightily in and through US all for the glory of your name alone in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen

So shall it be!

Shalom!

The Delivery!

To be an effective and efficient messenger you must really be willing and ready to take the “hard road” regardless of your personal conviction. The hard road here refers to obeying and carrying out instruction as specified promptly and to the letter. It is hard if you are a logical person who questions everything. I always examine things to “see for myself”, that is to be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that it makes sense.

Though a lot of times things do not make sense, however, if God says it, so be it. David at a point was told to listen to the sound of matching on a mulberry tree. What does that mean? How can soldiers match on a tree, no matter how big the tree is, men are not meant to walk on trees. Well, that is the instruction given in 1 Chronicles 14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

Neither should water placed in jars turn into wine. John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

Many a time also emotions get in the way of our being effective and efficient as messengers. Love also plays a part in our delivery also. Lack of love is what makes people withhold life-altering information from a potential beneficiary. Lack of love, insecurity, greed, and much more will make us to know a remedy for someone’s ailment and not tell them, or see disaster looming without warning!

Jonah was such! He felt that the people of Nineveh do not deserve to be pardoned. He was actually looking forward to witnessing their calamity. Jonah 4:5 So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

The love of God in our heart will help us to deliver messages effectively and efficiently with the help of the Holy Spirit of course.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!