“He (God) does hurt greatly. I found out some years ago after laughing at a reenactment on a TV documentary of David and Goliath.. where David killed Goliath with a stone/slingshot. The actor who portrayed Goliath looked silly as he fell to the ground, and I jeered and laughed at him.. When suddenly the Holy Spirit convicted me and I heard Him speak to me (without words) He said, “you find this funny .. the death of this man and enemy of Israel? I find it NOT funny.. I wanted that he would have opened his heart to me.. his Creator., as well as his people, but he continued to harden his heart., to the point that I had no choice but to end his life .. or he would have proceeded to end the life of my people, Isreal . It did not please me to end his life”.
Wow, was I ever convicted after hearing that and I never thought the same again of the Lord’s enemies.. We (even we Christians) truly don’t think the way our God thinks.
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“….I was cleaning up after dinner and He said “Timothy…they arent ready are they?…I said “no, Father, they have no clue but they didnt come to hell to get saved and ignore you.” He said “Tell me how to reach them…if I whisper they call me the devil and shoo me away.” (i have tears typing this…why would God ask a broken hearted boy in a man’s body how to get His Children to notice Him and talk to Him?) I think i said “use every sense:…smell, hear, maybe an aberition. He said “hmmmm”.
Shared by Timothy Young in video comments
I had a dream last night 3/12/2016 . I saw a pillar of cloud from the sky to the earth. When I saw this I said to myself “I am going to stand in this PILLAR OF CLOUD”. When I came close to it , Fear came upon me, this was no ORDINARY fear , this was a REVERENTIAL fear . I started stooping down and got down on my knees and in my spirit I KNEW I was suppose to give God praise, honour , Adoration and Glorifying His Name. I looked up and saw Jesus hovering above and the sky seemed like it was torn open with words written all over. After I woke up I was still stunned with this reverential fear. In this dream I knew what the words were that I saw written all over the sky. After waking up I just cannot remember what these words are.
Exodus 13:21.. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night..”
Shared by Patrick Anderson in video comments
My very first experience with a personal, intimate God in my Christian walk was when I was fairly new in the faith. I had just really learned about and let sink in the teaching about God the Father as our Abba. In my mind and heart, it did not compute. I had pretty strong father issues and knew that it would always get in the way. I asked God to show me what that meant for me.
I suffered severe anxiety disorder all my life, and shortly after I prayed that, stressful circumstances in my life caused me to “crash”, something that would happen periodically, the symptoms of which (fear, depression, despair) were like hell on earth and made it almost impossible to put one foot in front of the other to take care of daily tasks as wife, mother, student. I cried and begged God everyday to take it from me. Then one day I had an open vision.
I had never had one or heard of one. But I saw The Father standing off a ways with Jesus next to Him. He showed me in kind of a newsreel type of vision many situations I had been in since the crash started and people He had sent to me who strengthened and encouraged me, or ways that He had made things easier for me, or ways He had pulled me back from the brink. Then He said, “This is what a Daddy does for his little girl. Let Me be your Daddy.” I wept and wept and said to Him, “You don’t have to take this away if it’s not Your will, just don’t ever leave me.” A week later, in what could only be an act of God, I came into contact with someone who actually knew about such disorders back then, and I was finally able to get treated and find some relief. Of course, now I am delivered of it by His grace, but I will never forget the compassion and tenderness with which my Abba almost pleaded with me to let Him be my Daddy. And now He always will be. All glory and honor to the Mighty God of the Universe and my Daddy.
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