Ever Seeing–Ever Hearing

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Luke 11:29–32

When the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation. The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here! The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here!”

The people in Jesus’ day were constantly looking for a sign, and yet God gave them a sign, before there very eye’s, and they did not see it. Missed him completely and actually crucified him. Are we any better today, when was the last time that you stopped and realized that God was speaking or showing you something? We live in a day and time when the average person is in sensory overload. Even this morning, the news was one major event after another, and the news presenters treated it as though it was just another day.  Let me give you an example.  Much of the nation is in a state of drought; thirty-two wildfires are sweeping across the southern states of America. In Isaiah or Jeremiah’s day, they would have said that God was judging the nation.  Drought in the Bible is always symbolic of judgment and rain brings forth a harvest, and yet, most people did not give it a second thought.

Perhaps we should be asking the Lord to tune us into the words, sights, and actions of God in these days? Even to taking the time to stop and enjoy the creation us, or to be thankful for the many blessings. God is still showing us signs, and speaking to us, are you seeing and listening?

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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