When I was in high school I had done a research paper on people's encounters with angels. I had read a story about someone walking through the woods, when they were in danger, and 2 angels came out to help the person. I did that paper almost 25 years ago. Looking at this picture I had a deja vue moment. In my mind back in the 1990s this is the exact place I had envisioned. This is the path to Mount St Helens. As I was driving through this area I only had one cd in the car when I couldn't get reception with my WiFi or stereo. It was a Christmas cd so I kept playing over and over one song called, I'm Your Angel. His angels were with me. The next day I went to a church and a guy named Angel prayed over me. That night I booked an Air BNB. After booking it I realized my host's name was also Angel. If you don't believe in God yet then you should start seeking him and I can guarantee that you WILL find him.#ocean#travel#vacation#visiting#beach#instatravel#instago#instagood#trip#fitness#beautiful#sand#travelling#tourism#tourist#instapassport#instatraveling#mytravelgram#travelgram#travelingram#igtravel#beauty#inspiration#motivation
It seems that the scriptures are like a divine prism. If a ray of light goes through them, it will radiate in all directions and all places, thereby giving light and knowledge to the reader.
This has a double purpose. First and most important is that we can go from a simple, superficial reading of the scriptures, to exploring the wide field of divine revelation that the Creator has given us. This is what Paul was referring to when he talked moving on from milk to meat. Second, this proves to men without faith how perfect God’s work is and how challenging and complex the scriptures can be to study.
From these two facts we can come to several conclusions that should not be underestimated. First is that only those who are meek and humble of heart have access to and can understand these deeper truths. We know that those who lack these qualities will miss even the simplest truths that can be understood. Christ taught that those who will humble themselves will be exalted. Only the people who become child-like and are obedient to the Father’s will find the truth -- the real truth. Jesus taught this principle many times. And, in saying that the Kingdom of God was for little children, He revealed another great truth, because only those who are guided by revelation can find the truth and will discover the pearls of great price which are hidden in the scriptures.
Also, the teachings contained below the surface are for believers--not unbelievers. But, in order for even believers to understand the deeper teachings contained in the scriptures, they need the Lord's Spirit to illuminate their mind. Without this gift, it would be like a person blindly going through a labyrinth. However, the Holy Ghost has been promised only to those who are pure in heart.
This is one of the highlights of my trip across the US meeting Lenora. I have known about Lenora for 9.5 years but she has only known about me for 6 months. I learned of her when I saw her name tattooed on one of my bffs. I woke up one morning thinking ad nauseum out of the blue thinking about her son. I knew the Lord was asking me to pray for her son, my friend. I knew she was a serious woman of God so I asked her to join me in praying for her son. I never heard from her so I prayed and prayed for him. It was a humongous task that the Lord asked me to do for months and months and continues to ask me to do. I was praying very specific scriptures over him that I found in a book as he slept, over his belongings, as I sat on his couch, and when he was begging me to pray for him one night. The new year rolled around and I contacted her again. She had missed my first message and I quickly learned the pastor of the church she was attending was the author of the book with the prayers I was praying over him. She had been praying for 3 years that God would put a Christian in his life but had no idea her prayer had already been answered. She has been the answer to so many prayers that I have been praying. She always sends me sermons and scriptures that are EXACTLY where I am at the day. Our phone conversations have been minimum 2.5 hours. Today we haven't stopped talking since coming home for church. I told her the next time that we go to church we are wearing big hats.