The Dead Speak

The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”  Cain killed his brother Abel.splatter-303569

And, Abel, being dead, still spoke.

This is the power of God.

When God questioned Cain about his brother, he replied, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” The keeper of thy brother is required…to serve…to protect…to be a Good Samaritan…to love thy neighbor as thyself. Who did you form from dust?

Some men deny the existence of God. They repeat the lie to reject truth. Brutality and bullets, poison, genocide, and marked graves is all they know. Some men desire the kill.

Have you ever heard the sound of blood? I heard it…then He commanded, pray.  A week later, his skeleton hand surfaced by the edge of the riverbank. It took five years for his parents to bury him.

Science has proven dogs hear sounds and detect scents…odors, a trail of unseen crumbs that remain unknown to man. Until it is tagged, stored, and marked as evidence. This is the spiritual realm.

Tactical teams must confess there is a God. Dogs find that which is hidden, lost, missing or murdered. Man needs His animal to harness the power of the spiritual realm…to save lives…and to take lives.

Man needs His creator. He must stride with God even in a system riddled with policies and procedures designed to fail those it never intended to serve or protect.

But, God…

spoke with His blood on Calvary till the sky turned black and the earth opened up…and Christ and His blood cried out Abba, Father.

 

The spiritual realm is a place of the unseen…the realm where with God all things are possible.  Elijah prayed for his servants’ eyes to be opened  – God answered.

As God is no respecter of persons, He opened the eyes of the enemy so he could see the fourth man in the fiery furnace…and ‘the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.’ Never forget – it first started when King Nebuchadnezzar began having dreams that disturbed him deeply.

This realm is for the saved and the unsaved.

God gave the dead the right…and the ability to speak.

Amen

Genesis 4:10

 

 

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God Asked Why

Yes, God really did. And, it was all over a blessing. To me, God was a tad incensed. A stretch…even He couldn’t believe it!

Here God is trying to answer prayers and there are issues with the recipient. Classic unbelief. “So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The list reads unbelief and Sarah throwing shade about sexual pleasure. Chuh, The Bible sweet.

This story is like a ‘Telenovela!’ In those soap operas, you don’t know what’s going to happen next. “The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Yes, God asked, ‘what did she just say? Did I hear her right?’

God continued, ‘At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” So God is trying to bless…do a good thing, and there seems to be a ‘situation.’

And, like the rest of The Bible, God is not having it. “But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. Back to, ‘Telenovela.’ Reality set in. God was present. Sarah, understandably, ‘catched me’ some Fear of God.

And, God not missing a beat…“He said, “No, but you did laugh.” In this scene, I picture a nice living room with sofa, lamps, and a fireplace, but it’s a tent with possibly some smoke or a cloud.

Like most soap operas they end as expected, God kept His Word and the ‘Seed of Abraham’ was born. He is still keeping His Word; And, He is still talking.

Genesis 18:12-15

The Other Realm

The Other Realm

This is the place that as long as you believe in God, you can see the end from the beginning. Read the book of Job and listen. Hear what the Spirit says.  The exchange of ideas, perceptions and possibilities discussed between heaven and earth seems inconceivable.  God and Satan discussed life.

I am going to describe this as a short one act play…because it hasn’t ended yet. First, you know where God is, seated on High. ‘Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”

This is why the bible describes the devil as a roaring lion seeking a life to devour.

Imagine…voluminous white clouds, an alabaster throne weaved with gold and silver threads…sparkling like diamonds.  A majestic blue sky, the sun shines in the night sky,  even a tinge of dark grey mist in the distance, red and white lightning flashes, the thunder rolls as each word is spoken, and  smoke billows from the alter…over and over I reimagine this scene in my mind because His Word is alive.

Then, ‘The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”

I mean it’s like they’re neighbors…chatting first thing in the morning.  This happened and then that happened. What about this and that?

This makes you take inventory. Satan is not omnipresent, omniscient nor omnipotent.  He is the rebellious tempter of man and tolerated by a God that has finalized his end, from the beginning – God found sin in him first.

“Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied.

“Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. “But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face.”

I concluded. Nothing is new. Jesus was lead into the wilderness in the presence of beasts for 40 days and 40 nights tempted with that which he did not seek…led by God.

In the natural, Heaven seems so far from Earth. But, in the Spirit, it’s not so.  Stay in that realm, God knows who You are…listen, be silent, and obey…in the end ‘thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’

The Realm of Now

The journey to understanding this third realm began with a slight problem. Science has proven the antidote must contain a bit of the bacteria. The prayer was microwaved at 10 seconds. As I lifted my head above the black leather steering wheel, the tow truck driver was standing right there – like a figment of my imagination.

Immediately, I requested that he pinch himself. He complied. There was no other way for God to help my unbelief. It was almost 10 pm; I was stalled on the gravel road beside a farmer’s field. I didn’t hear the truck tires spin on the jagged stones, nor glimpse the headlights through the corner of my eye, nor hear the sound of the truck engine. There were no sounds on the busy highway. I didn’t even hear the wind. But, I felt the peace of His spirit.

‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’ meant more to me forever. In one moment, when He knew what I needed before I prayed and answered while I was praying, He became the God of my suddenly’s. It was then that I understood the scriptures, ‘Try, Me Now’ and who could forget ‘now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.’

So I increased in faith and in one breath…’your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven was complete in my mind.’ Because, ‘as it is in heaven’ means that Now is the only time on the clock.

 

Amen