Jonah (2) — God's Messengers Running Away — with God's Message

Jonah (2) — God's Messengers Running Away — with God's Message

We are taking a closer look at why Jonah didn't arise and go to the people and place God sent him... but instead, he's mistaken, thinking he can run from the presence and purpose of God. (Jonah 2:8; Psalm 139)

When the messenger of God, runs from the mission of God, with the message of God.

Why would he?

What did he give himself, his focus, and his attention over to?

Remember this... Orders from the King override and overrule every objection and opponent. And they overflow into our practical everyday lives to effectively and efficiently deal with every obstacle and opposition. Those words..."Have not I sent you?" and ..." Have not I commanded you?" Who can overturn, override, or obliterate what I ordered and assigned you to accomplish?

Can you hear the Lord speaking this over and into you? "Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9) and "Go, in this your might, you shall fulfill your assignment. Have not I sent you?" (Judges 6:14)

Wow, when God commands and sends us, we can go courageously, in His might, and for His glory, with His blessings and authority. And, no matter how easy or tough times may be, when we're under His command and commission, we can say, "It is well!"

Does God chasten those He loves?

Do they know who Jonah belonged to?

Was he a blessing or curse to those salty sailors?

What did Jonah's hospitality look like? A burden or a blessing?

Jonah was reaping the seeds of the poison of his past.

What did Jonah miss out on while he was sinking in the sea of despair?

Jun 24, 2024
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