======== BoLD =======
Bread of Life Devotionals
Text: Isaiah 45:18-19
📖18….”For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
📖19….I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.”
🔥The God that created the entire world, didn’t create it in vain. He created it for the usefulness and blessings of man, and for the glory of the Creator. So, the earth is useless if not inhabited. Same with God himself. He cannot just exist as an idea without being experienced or felt by man. Hence he said in Isaiah 45:19 that, even when Jacob had not become Israel, he (God) still didn’t make the children of Jacob to seek him in vain. This shows that God is sought-able, and found-able. Whoever says God is nowhere to be found, hasn’t sought him rightly.
🔥🔥Since God came to look for man in Genesis 3:9, man has also tried to look for God in diverse ways. But one thing man often forgets when seeking God is what God said in Hebrews 11:6. He instructed man to be diligent in seeking him, so that he would be found. The diligence involves seeking him rightly, and not in the wrong places. King Saul sought God to Endor in 1 Sam 28:6, but he didn’t find him; he only found a familiar spirit (1 Sam 28:7). King Ahaziah sought God to Ekron in 2 Kgs 1:2, but found his own death in verse 17. Prophet Elijah sought God in the cave, wind, earthquake, and fire (1 Kgs 19:4-12A), but God wasn’t in any of those places.
🔥🔥🔥Today, there are many Endors, Ekrons, caves, winds, earthquakes, and fires, that men go, to look for God in the name of Churches, but God is not there. Brethren, check yourselves very well. Have you biblically sought God, yet he is nowhere to be found by you? In verse 12B of 1 Kgs 19, Elijah found God in a voice. A still small voice. You might have gone in search for God in the noisy places, but disappointed. You need to locate the still small voice; that is where God dwells. Not at the gatherings of display of prophetic manipulations and deceptions. The still small voice comes from His word of life. It comes when you are broken for him.
🙏Heavenly king of glory, reveal yourself in me, for me not to seek you in vain, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, don’t allow me to seek you to places without any trace of you, so I don’t find my own death there through deceptive prophetic familiar spirits, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, bring me to that place of your still small voice, without manipulative noises and strange fires in Jesus’ name.
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