Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Words of the Thunder!

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I saw another powerful angel come down from heaven. This one was covered with a cloud, and a rainbow was over his head. His face was like the sun, his legs were like columns of fire, and with his hand he held a little scroll that had been unrolled. He stood there with his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.  Then he shouted with a voice that sounded like a growling lion. Thunder roared seven times.  After the thunder stopped, I was about to write what it had said. But a voice from heaven shouted, "Keep it secret! Don't write these things."

Revelation 10: 1 - 4

While John was on the Isle of Patmos, Jesus revealed to him the amazing scenes of the Book of Revelation.  He was to write it all down for us to read with the exception of what the thunder said!  The thunder roared seven times and quite obviously John understood the message of the thunder, but he was instructed by the Lord not to share it with anyone else.  

Maybe when we meet John in Heaven he will be free to tell us what the thunder said.  But it may indeed be that the "Words of the Thunder" were for John's ears only and always will be!

When two people are casual friends, what they say to each other can be shared with others as well.  But when your friendship is deep and meaningful and significant, there are things that you say to each other that are not appropriate to share with others.  

Are you are a casual friend or even simply an acquaintance of Jesus Christ, or is He your most intimate friend?  If Jesus is your best friend then He will says things to you that are for your ears only and you will do the same.

Don't assume that everything you hear from Jesus is to be broadcast to those around you.  If you do that, then you don't know Jesus very well.  He will tell you things in Prayer and in His Word that are for your ears only!

When you hear and understand the "Thunder" in your life ask Jesus first before you share it with everyone else!

"Lord Jesus, thank You for telling us things that are for our ears only!  May Your Holy Name be praised now and forever.  Amen."

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