26 August 2016

Beyond Sand, Sea & Sky


As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. 
- Proverbs 27: 17
I visited a friend and broke bread with them yesterday.

We shared stories from our past.

We spoke of triumphant moments and moments of disgrace.

Both he and myself are now married.

We share quite a few things in common, most importantly our faith in the risen Christ.

We have have experienced extraordinary events in many ways.

We've both seen darkness reveal itself, and light vanquish the darkness.
Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. 
- Isaiah 32: 2
He shared several testimonials how faithful prayer brought forth God's glory in supernatural ways.

I learned many valuable lessons.

What was validated is how God works in ways we can never predict or expect.

We shared many things that could have easily been read in the book of Acts.

We were recollecting events and experiences from our lives, and we see how the Spirit of Yeshua is still very much alive and effective both near and far.

My friend is from a country in central Africa.

He thinks many more manifestations of the spirit world occurs in places that the first-world considers forgotten by God.

I think it is people who have forgotten God.
And He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. 
- Matthew 13: 58
We both realized that God is not without allowing certain things to happen to bring forth His plan and good will.

And perhaps faithlessness, idolatry and chasing after the wind is destined for many who perceive themselves in the first-world in order for God's will to be realized throughout the entire world.
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Yeshua, with eternal glory. 
Here is a trustworthy saying: 
  If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; 
if we endure, we will also reign with Him. 
  If we disown Him, He will also disown us; 
if we are faithless, He remains faithful 
  for He cannot disown Himself. 
- 2 Timothy 2: 10-13

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