Pharaoh’s Heart

I had felt compelled to write this blog with the recent win of the horse Pharaoh in the 2015 Triple Crown

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God is all things, He is in all things. I often talk about this with people. As Christians we do not look at the world and see God, and it’s understandable considering all that is taking place and the condition of hearts in this time. But…. if you look closely, you can see God’s hand in everything. Example, we can see Him in numbers as the Hebrew and Greek text of the bible, it’s original form had a numbering system for each letter. I’m sure you are all familiar with the passage in the bible that states you will know satan by the number of his name, and it being 666. In a previous blog I wrote about God showing me the #44. Also, the stars, they were put in place for signs and seasons hence the star of David, the wise men followed the star and were able to be in the presence of the savior of the world. Notice the Bible calls them “wise men”; they knew from reading the word that God was going to give them a sign through a star, and they heeded. God gives us signs all the time, in and through the most mundane things, most times we are too busy to notice. But, if we slow down enough to notice the world is filled with nuggets of gold popping out of the ground that we can catch a glimpse of the bigger picture.

Gold nuggets

Back to Pharaoh, what could a horse race and God’s hand have in common. Well, as a gold digger (reference above picture..lol) When I see the headline it immediately perks my interest, because of the name of course “Pharaoh”. What is the thing remember most about Pharaoh of Egypt in the book of Exodus? He had a hardened heart.

Exodus 4:21
The LORD said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.

Exodus 7:4
he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites.

Exodus 7:13
Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.

Exodus 10:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs of mine among them

We are currently living in a time, where the people at large , do as they wish with no fear of repercussions. God has given us signs and more signs of His displeasure with our turning from Him.

Here are some examples- Earthquakes in various places, mass animal die offs, volcanoes erupting, divisions, kingdom against kingdom, violence beyond violence, civil unrest, moral decline, lawlessness, natural disasters.

Yes, all these things have happened before but not at the same time. The Lord is desperate to get our attention, but only a few are really listening and heeding His warnings to us. Just like Pharaoh, the Lord sent plagues, He turned the river into blood, yet Pharaoh was convinced He was to win, and maybe He did for a short while as he continued to shake His fist at the Lord in defiance.

We as a collective people have shaken our fist at the Lord, we have said sure do what you want with the weather, the earthquakes, with people, but we will come back stronger. It seems as if Pharaoh has won right now, we have crowned Pharaoh king, by continuing to do as we please in the sight of the Lord, completely disregarding HIs sovereign word. We have made our own rules, and went our own way. But, if you read the above scripture, God tells us in His word that He in fact hardened Pharaoh’s heart, He allowed it all to happen as to glorify the Lord in the end. He blinded Pharaoh, He hardened His heart, He closed his ears from hearing sound truth. Are we at that point as a world? That God has hardened the hearts, shut the eyes, and closed up the ears, so that what He says will happen, will indeed happen. I am sure of it. Even though it appears Pharaoh has won the race figuratively and literally, he has not. God is allowing all things fall into place so when He moves His mighty hand we will have no doubt of who is in charge. Every knee will bow.

This world, is a dim reflection of the reality of heaven, the reality of how things really are.

New Living Translation
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12

If we dig for the golden nuggets, we can see what God is trying to tell us. Pray so very hard that God opens your ears, eyes, and makes your heart soft. The day of the Lord is sooner than you think.

Spoon Fed

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Just when I think I  won’t be getting another bite, God gives me another spoon full. I liken spiritual growth to being spoon fed by the master, our father. I mean think about it. When we receive salvation we are like babies again, we are re learning everything. We are learning everything in a spiritual way not a physical way. It’s a new life. So, like a baby God spoons feeds us little bites just like we do when we have a new baby. We don’t introduce steak at  3 months old, we start with milk and baby food.

                                                                             1 Corinthians 3:2

I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready

 John 3:3

                   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.

So along those lines, God has given me glimpses of things but in small bites. One of the things that He has recently revealed by no will of my own but only through His will is a deeper revelation about numbers. I had written in a post last year about seeing the #44 and how God would use it to wink at me but also it had many significant meanings in the bible( https://msinop1.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/speaking-without-words/.)  The Bible in Hebrew and Greek also in English all have numbers that correspond to each letter. So, with deeper insight of the divine it is more clear that every thing God does in the bible is backed up by numbers, which further shows His sovereignty and gives “the Bible is error because man wrote it theory” out the window. No man could have written this. It is God inspired. A few weeks ago I came across a video that blew my socks off. It was a man who had basically been taught by the spirit to understand this number backed wording of the bible to the 10th degree. I watched it several times and marveled a the deeper revelation God was showing me through this video. God does not just offer us salvation and that leave it at that until we die. He desires to have a deeper relationship with us, so that we can grow our spirit man, the new life in Christ passed infancy. When we desire and seek this, in His time He will spoon feed us deeper knowledge of who He is. It is a journey that is both exciting and risky, it takes us outside of our comfort zone; the comforts of the natural world and reasoning that we are accustomed to.

Think about all of the characters in the Bible. Our biblical heroes, the ones God gave us to learn from including Jesus. They were often called if not ALWAYS called to step out into a realm of “the unknown” as far as their earthly experience had taught them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNuQbHC-52c “44 DNA”

http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2011/10-2011/the-biblical-meaning-of-44/#.VIXXw2qMs5Y.facebook

Seek and you shall find. If you are ready for solid food ask the Lord to lead you to a deeper relationship, a growth spurt if you will.