He communicates, do you listen?
Job 33:18 -
He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Job is the oldest book of the Bible. Job is recorded to be many years before Moses. He is recorded to be the son of Issachar; some theologians do contest this Job not being the same Job.
Job was blessed with immense wisdom; he did not have a word of mouth from the Lord but knew of the Kingdom of God through his understanding of creation which is made in the image of things of the Kingdom of God.
Even the friends of Job were blessed with wisdom and they did give a fitting reply to Job when he thought himself to be righteous before God and started justifying himself (we as people of God as called righteous when we walk in the ways of the Lord, yet we cannot claim to be so on our own accord). Job's youngest friend Elihu discloses a great understanding in his reply to Job and his other friends, which is part of our message for today.
Elihu states the Lord speaks to us but we do not perceive it. He speaks to us in dreams and visions (the difference is in the details; vision is like an outline sketch and dream is like a photograph, therefore scriptures state those who are spiritually young will see visions and the mature will see dreams). Elihu also states the Lord at times stops man from doing his wishes like making a great name for himself and exposes his thinking as futile.
People may think all visions and dreams come from the Lord and that is not so for Bible also states dreams/visions also come from worry, being over burden (stated as over eating) and tiredness.
One may ask how to know if a dream is from the Lord, Elihu states a clue to identify if it is possibly from the Lord. He states the Lord speaks not once but twice.
I was blessed with the ability to understand dreams and visions (it's a gradual process) from the Lord. One will find it easy if one understands the Lord speaks in the same language which is using symbols. If one studies the 3 books of Job, Daniel and Revelation, one would be able to interpret dreams and visions easily.
I have experienced it in my life ever since I started hearing the voice of God, that He speaks to us in many ways and one of them is through dreams and visions. I can give numerous testimonies of how the Lord has warned, prepared and exposed things hidden through dreams and visions (previously). In the start my teaching by the Lord was solely through dreams like that of Daniel, but once the foundation was set they started reducing. Now the Word (what I have understood) reveals itself to me.
The Lord has already spoken to us through His Word and is also speaking to us in our lives. We can confirm it is His voice by comparing it with His Word. He wants to guide us and mould us so as to save us from Hell and punishment of judgment by His Word, for it is the Word which will judge us when Jesus comes again. We can only be saved if we start to hear His voice and to do this we need to be still in our lives, we need to be sober in our desires of this world. The more we get attached to the things of this world the more difficult it will be to hear His voice and be guided by Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a Living God Who is always calling out to your children, guiding them. But Lord we are lost in this world, the desires of our heart for the things of this world drown your voice and we are unable to hear You or be moulded by You. Lord, we pray that we lead sober lives, a life of needs and not a carnal life of desires. That we not be like the animals, but be beings that have a purpose which extent further than life in this natural world...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose [deed], and hide pride [lifting up] from man.
18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Genesis 46:13 - And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
Joel 2:28 - And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
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