Wednesday, 9 May 2018
When I look at a particular picture, I see 2 different perspectives (prophetic visions):
1) a hand reaching up to heaven (and heaven seems far away)
2) a hand reaching up to pull heaven down (and heaven is so near that it is within our reach).
When I recall some of my brothers' and sisters’ visions, I realized that we can interpret it one way or another. Let us always be in alignment with God’s will when He gives us a vision. Amen!
If we drift away from God and His Word, we might miss the point. His voice may seem softer [or silent]. We may begin to act on our own initiative and still thinking that we are hearing God. How do we know whether it is God’s voice, our own voice or the enemy’s voice? I think it depends largely on how close we are to Him.
The Bible tells us that fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple, when King Solomon finished praying. God’s presence was visual. Today, how do we sense God’s presence? How do we respond? Do we kneel with our faces to the ground and worship Him with thanksgiving? (2 Chronicles 7)
God is good. His love endures forever. If we humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, He will hear from heaven and forgive our sins and heal our land. His eyes will be open and His ears attentive to our prayers.
The Spirit of God has chosen to live in us. We are the temple of God. If we are willing, He will consecrate His temple so that His Name is in us forever. His eyes and His heart will always be in us.
Acts 4:31 tells us that after the disciples of Jesus prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the WORD of God boldly.
Acts 13:49-52 says that the WORD of the Lord spread through the whole region… Persecution against Paul and Barnabas was stirred up… and the disciples were FILLED WITH JOY and with the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!
We want to live a life of love, just as Christ loved us. He is the Sacrificial Lamb of God. He has already given Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God.
What will we do when the power of God is in us? Essentially, we will want to live a life of love (Ephesians 5). And people around us will see the Glory Of God in us and through us. Indeed, God is good. His love endures forever. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling