The Young People of Christian Academy And their Mission Trip Blessing to Grace Church
The Voice of God God and “Non-Verbal” communication
In Contrast to Paganism our God Speaks Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 1 Corinthians 12:1-2
Uses His Voice for Guidance But Much of His Guidance is “Non-Verbal” Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalm 32:8-9 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Not the Same as “Circumstances” • Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also … • Job 1:6
Satan challenges God Remove possessions from Job • “But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face”
And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power… • Job 1:12
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: • And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: • And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. • While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. • While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. • While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: • And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. • Verses 13-19
What Job Lost in 1 Day: Material Loss Agency Sabeans Fire of God Chaldeans Great wind Oxen and Donkeys Sheep Camels His Children
History’s most unusual Coincidence Aship which sank off the coast of Wales, in the MenaiStrait, on December 5, 1664. All 81 passengers died, except one. His name was Hugh Williams.
121 Years Later, in Menai Strait In 1785, on December5th, a ship sank carrying 60 passengers. All 60 aboard died, except a man named Hugh Williams.
35 Years Later… • In 1820, on December 5th, a third vessel sank. All 25 aboard died except a man named _______________.
35 Years Later… • In 1820, on December 5th, a third vessel sank. All 25 aboard died except a man named _Hugh Williams_.
Violet Jessop Olympic Titanic Brittanic
Violet Constance Jessop2 October 1887 – 5 May 1971 She was on board the RMS Olympic, when it collided with the HMS Hawke in 1911 The Olympic has 2 sister ships: TheTitanic in 1912 And the Britannic in 1916.
Henry Zeigland, 1883 30 years later, Ziegland decided to destroy this tree and placed dynamite around it. The bullet got propelled by this explosion…
Brothers named James Separated by birth by their fate. Both families named James. Both got law- enforcement training, both were able to work as carpenter, mechanical drawer and both married with the women named Linda. Both had one son named James Allan. Met at 37 years old
But more like Peter Acts 10
Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: • And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, • And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: • Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. • And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. • And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. • This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. • Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,
And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. • While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. • Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. • Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?
And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. • Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. • And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends. • And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. • But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. • And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. • Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Tongues – The Gift of the Holy Spirit • While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. • And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. • For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.