Saturday, December 9, 2017

Physical Vision Not Needed for Spiritual Provision

UV 2849/10000 Physical Vision Not Needed for Spiritual Provision
For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts
2 Kings 3 v 17

Physical vision is not needed for spiritual provision. Often, our overly emphasis on the need for physical evidences precludes the sighting and enjoyment of the spiritual provision. No wonder, Jesus told the doubting Apostle Thomas, “ You believe because you see Me. But, blessed are those who do not see and yet believe.” Water and consequently rain are the dire need of every creature and every human being that ever existed. Even if we do not see physical evidence or symptoms of the Lord’s power and grace, we can be sure that the Lord will provide for our deepest and dire need. In our valleys or depressions or famine of need, the Lord promises to provide to satisfy our greatest need. We should not rely on the weather report if we are expecting a miracle of abundance in the deep valleys of our need. We should wait with patient and praising expectation for the hand of the Lord to act. It is not a difficult thing for the Lord to enact a miracle, to command the elements of nature, the clouds to deliver abundantly that which we expect or need. In fact, He enacted a parallel miracle by filling the empty dry pits ordered to be dug out by the prophet Elijah and be filled with water. When Elijah looked to the Lord after making a sacrifice of meat, fire from heaven descended and consumed the meat, quenching or drying the water. Likewise, the sacrifice of Jesus was an absolute sacrifice for the absolution and to provide a basis for every solution that mankind needs in all of our valley days and experiences. No longer would the natural order or the laws of nature or even the laws of God or man predominate over the love of God, the mercy of the Lord manifested in the abundant provision of salvation for every individual who ever lived and will live.

The Lord can level out mighty mountains or obstacles and raise up deep valleys in our lives. In the high points or moments of our lives, we should be lowly or humble and dependent on the Lord and in the low points or moments of our lives, we should not be forlorn or feel helpless. The Word is the ultimate water the Lord provides for our deepest valley moments and experiences. It can take us from the miry pits of depression to the high points of eternal life in Christ and joy everlasting. The Lord’s Word is the chief causative factor in all that happens in our lives.

The Lord derives great satisfaction in seeing His children, His servants drink from the Water of life. The Water of Life that Jesus provides does not just satisfy our thirst in respect of every aspect of life but also refreshes and cleanses. He seeds the storm clouds as well as the barren clouds of our lives. We might not sense anything happening but from the background of the heavenly kingdom, He commands different seeded clouds to come our way. Our eyes should not be fixed on the clouds of blessings but on the Lord Jesus. He is so caring and compassionate that He provides not just for us but for our pets and animals, too.

Prateep V Philip

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