The people believed God....not Jonah....

>> Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey. {exceeding: Heb. of God} And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. (Jonah 3:1-5 KJV)

This was my Morning Word this morning: The word of the Lord came unto Jonah a second time. (The word of the Lord comes to us as well. When we are abiding, we can clearly hear. When we are busy we have a tendancy to miss His gentle whisper). We know the first time came when Jonah got his official orders to go to Ninevah and he rebelled and went to Joppa instead. There God had to get a hold of Jonah to renegotiate the deal. So we see a "second time" being a second chance and Jonah being obedient. A day into the city Jonah cries out YOU WILL BE OVERTHROWN. He brings warnings.... the people do what? The people of Nineveh believed Jonah? ummmm, No, they believed God.

See when we are obedient to God's direction, there will be evidence it is not of man but of God. The wicked people of Nineveh recognized the Spirit of God in Jonah and therefore yielded to the Spirit of God, not man. The Spirit of God moved Jonah to the place of being the messenger and the people clearly acknowledged that God moves through man. How about that. So if we find that as we are abiding in the Lord and God gives us orders to move out and others yield, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH US! It is totally the Spirit of God in us drawing. We are just the empty vessel housing the God of the universe to partake in the most amazing supernatural occurrences we could ever hope to see and be apart of. However, DANGER ZONE we must remember, I, me, have nothing to do with the work, other than showing up and then watching God show off!!!
May you experience the Voice of God and follow with complete obedience to partake in the most amazing supernatural blessings one eyes could set themselves upon!!! Repentance is the blessing in this passage... may we all have a heart to yield to that.
Joyfully His,


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