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  1. June 23, 2008 5:02 pm

    I believe your message this Sunday was very timely. It is very evident many people do not know what the Bible says, therefore they make up their own minds what is right and what is wrong. There is a scripture, I can’t remember the reference, that says something about “in the last days man will do what is right in his own eyes.” If you used this Sunday, I did not hear it. Do you think that God uses dreams in todays Christian world like he did in the old Testament? I feel God has spoken to me two times recently in very clear dreams. Marlene

  2. August 3, 2008 9:52 pm

    Yes, God still speaks through dreams. In Muslim countries many are testifying of having a dream of Jesus, They later have a hunger to know more and many have trusted Christ as a result. I would not rely on dreams as a major way to hear from God, but I wouldn’t rule them out. gbs

  3. October 23, 2009 11:29 am

    I have been meditating on Romans 11:33 since you preached on that Sunday night. Your message was a blessing. These are some things the Lord showed me. This takes the strain out of praying for our loved ones.

    THE RICHES OF GOD’S WISDOM AND MERCY

    We know that God understands all things, every situation, the need of every heart. His wisdom is unsearchable. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (Rom. 11:33).

    This verse comes in a chapter that specifically deals with unbelievers who do not trust God or want to know Him. We all have an unsaved family member or friend that we are praying for. After sharing the Gospel with them and making sure they know that Jesus is the only way to God, our main responsibility is simply to pray for them.

    It is a comfort to me to remember that God truly knows that person’s heart. The Lord knows exactly why he is rejecting Jesus Christ. God knows what would bring him to faith, and the Holy Spirit is continually arranging circumstances so that person will realize his need.

    God not only knows the facts. He is rich in wisdom. His wisdom has a depth and intensity that we can only imagine. He knows whether that person will ever surrender to Jesus.

    This tells me that as I pray for that individual I can relax and trust God for the result. God is doing all He can to reveal truth to that loved one. If that person persists in rejecting Jesus, God’s decision regarding him will be just and fair.

    We should be ready to speak a word in season when God moves us, but most of all we must continue in confident prayer. Sometimes when we speak in our anxiety, it only makes the person harden his heart all the more. Trusting and praying is the best way.

    The verse says that God’s judgments are unsearchable. His decisions are beyond our understanding, but His love remains steadfast. He never stops loving the unsaved. He continues to draw them to Himself.

    “God’s ways are past finding out,” the verse says. We cannot see and trace everything God is doing in that person’s life, but God is still at work. God is yearning over that one, so we can trust the Lord completely to do the right thing.

    We need to believe that if there is any way for that person to hear the Gospel again clearly and properly at exactly the right time, it will happen in answer to our prayers. God’s love and His wisdom assure us of that.

    So as we pray for the lost, let us rest in the knowledge that God is not only loving but is also perfectly wise and just. God cares even more than we do. So our faith should be a resting faith, a confident faith. Anxious, worried prayers are not resting in the goodness and mercy of the Lord.

    God will have mercy upon all. God is not only great, He is good, perfect in His love and mercy.

    Rosemary Watson

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