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JUST THINKIN'

June 20, 2019

                                           

Mmm – mm-m!  I can’t believe the things that keep poppin’ out when I go back over scriptures again & again. 

So recently… I’ve been looking back at Old Testament books in my personal reading time. This week I’ve finished the book of Ruth (what a beautiful story & reflection of Christ’s “redemption” of all who call on him) and am now in 1 Samuel… another great book & story!

I have been thru this book many times as I’ve read scripture… & today, my eyes were opened even more, to the reality of our GOD’s mighty power! It’s crazy how easily we can let slip by – the immensity of that power that’s so present in our lives thru HIM!  Wow…wow…WOW!!!!!

I’m “just thinkin’”… as I read in 1 Samuel 5, a chapter of only 12 verses – GOD gives us a VERY clear picture of HIS power.  We go back one chapter… to chapter 4, as we consider the facts of the event that took place:

In this chapter (4)… the Israelites go to battle twice with the Philistines. The second time, they took the “Ark of the Lord Almighty” into battle with them. Well, the lost miserably & the Ark was taken as well.

But look at this devastating situation unfold in chapter 5… with GOD taking all authority& power into HIS hands!

 

The Philistines took the Ark into the temple of their god Dagon. And the next morning… the people in the city where Dagon’s temple was located – woke up to find Dagon “fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord!”. Woooooo-eeeeeeeeee!  YOU go GOD!

 

But wait… check this out!  On the second morning… the people woke up to Dagon “fallen on his face before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.”

 

There is no other GOD!  

 

Remember this my friends.  What Dagon’s have you let slip into your life & relationship with Christ?

What Dagon’s have risen up against GOD in your life?

 

Remember the GOD you say you serve… & let the power HE has arise in you. And do I need to say it…

the Dagon’s you have or face will “fall on his face”, before our Almighty GOD!

 

“To HIM be the glory & power forever… amen!”

 

Love ya’s…

 

Pastor Brad