TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I am breaking chains where you have been bound, and giving you a spirit of understanding in the knowledge of My ways. Watch as I flood your eyes with light!
OFF OF THE PAGES
There is an arrogant, cerebral bunch among us who actually believe God is confined to their understanding of scripture. Not only is God not limited to our understanding of the scriptures, He is not limited to scripture at all!
The scriptures even say Jesus did all kinds of thing that are not even recorded in the Bible. The very last verse of, arguably the greatest Gospel, John, says this:
And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen – John 21:25
In other words, God reserves the right to do tons of things not written down, recorded or mapped out! The Bible declares that there are some things God speaks which He doesn’t allow to be written, as they are for the hearer only.
And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.” – Revelation 10:4
I would never advocate any form of departure from the Bible, so if I am pegging your cringe-meter, dial it down. I’m just saying that you have permission to experience God in a personal, powerful way that is well beyond our limited understanding of scripture.
When the woman with the issue of blood crawled to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, or when the knuckleheads tore apart a roof to lower their paralyzed friend down to for healing, they were not acting within the confines of what was written. Their actions, and their faith, were off the map!
They discovered a part of God’s heart no one had before. Like them, seek Him in a new and personal way and He will not only be found, He will lead you out of captivity.
From my book Living Life /Forward