Where Is Your Nineveh?
Jonah was born in the kickative mood and the objective case. He was out of God's will and perfectly indifferent about it. When Christians become callous and unfaithful God has a way of reminding them of their sin. God has a plan and a purpose for every life. It was His plan and purpose for Jonah to go to Nineveh. Where is your Nineveh?
In 1 Kings 17: 3 and 9 the Bible says, "And the Word of the Lord came unto him, saying, get thee hence and turn eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordon. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the Brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee THERE. Then he was to go to Zaraphath and dwell THERE.
The "There" became the place of God's presence, God's power, God's provision, and God's protection. Are we "There" where God wants us? How do we get "THERE?"
1.THE DIRECTION TO NINEVEH
1.The Word of God came.. This is a prophetic idiom expressing the arrival of God's message as to speech and content. Romans 10:17, "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." Hebrews 10:25, "Forsaking not the assembling of ourselves together in the manner that some is." Some folks get the idea that the preacher is too legalistic when he expects Christians to be faithful to all church services. I am not in love with a rulebook; but I am in love with Jesus. But I know some folks who show their love for a rulebook more than many professing Christians show their love for Jesus. We ought to rejoice in the liberty that we have to be faithful to Him.
Romans 12:1-2, "I beseech you therefore brethren on the basis of what Christ has done for you, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, which is your spiritual worship. Don't let the world dictate things for you to do to keep you from being faithful to God. But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good and acceptable will of God. Verses 3 and 5 o ...
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