Thirsting for Water

 This was written years ago as a blog, way before I saw the resurrection of Job’s children or the Feast they were keeping of our Father. I still believe the message has the ability to make one think of the wonder and Awe of such an amazing Elohim.

 

Part 1

One Astronomical Yah

 

I sat in the window seat peering out at the great divide. It had been nine years since I flew or had been on a vacation. Twenty-five years since I had seen the ocean or smelled its ancient infinity of sea water. It’s amazing how land markings and roads run and slice through hills and mountains–a vast decent through state after state. I looked down upon the earth and pictured the Creator and how He sees us. A scripture came to me.

“God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.” Isaiah 40:22 NLT.

I continued to look down and meditate on that verse.

When you are sitting at 35,000 feet above, things look REAL SMALL. We are not even visible. “The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is also called 1 astronomical unit (or AU). This is established as (92,955,887.6 miles).”

How great is our G-d? Do we know the magnitude of His greatness? I think no, for if we did we would surely fear HIM more. I love it when HaShem shows up at Job’s house and begins to speak. He doesn’t say, “Job I’m sorry that ha-Satan walked in and we discussed your life and I allowed Him to touch you.” He doesn’t say, “Job forgive me for taking ten of your children’s lives.”

He doesn’t say, “I’m sorry that you had to go through all that hell and lose everything you own, including your health, and that all your friends and family mocked you during that time.”

No, He doesn’t say that. He says gird up your loin’s Job and act like a man!

Or as King James put it, “Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and you answer me.” Job 38:3. “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?” Job 38:5 KJB.

Do you hear the Father’s sarcasm to a man sitting in sackcloth and ashes– a man covered in boils? Do you see how He talks to a man named Job? He called out to the Adversary and said, “Have you seen my servant Job? There is none like him on the earth. He is perfect and upright.”

So back to the greatness of God . . . Can any of us truly know how GREAT He is? If the Father spoke to Job like that, a man who was honorable and righteous, what does He think of us? He continues to let Job know how powerful He is. He continues to talk about His creation.

“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?” Job 38:8-11 NIV.

I stood in front of that ocean and those verses rang in my heart, and I said, “Father you are so great who can know You? Who can stand before the Voice that sounds like many waters? How can I tell the people of your greatness? How can we give you all the reverence you deserve?” A wicked generation asks for a sign. They want to see miracles. They want the glory for things. Your Glory is all around us and we forget to praise you for it. We forget that You give us our very breath. You said hey Job, “Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth, to bring an end to the night’s wickedness?” Job 38:13 NLT. “Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?”

“Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.” Job 38:17-18 NIV. Then Yahweh says this to a man named Job whose children lay dead, along with his cattle, sheep, oxen, and servants, “But of course you know all this JOB! For you JOB were born before it was all created, and you are so very experienced! Job 38:21 NLT.

I don’t think I know the greatness of this God or fear Him enough. If I truly did, I would be working out my own salvation with fear and trembling. How about you?

Oh Father, how great and mighty are you. Father let this message ring in the ears of many and change their thoughts and hearts to fear you and to not fear man or what family or friends or anyone may think about them, but to fear You and You alone.

Job ended up repenting and praying over his friends, and the Father restored everything that was taken from him twofold.”

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Blessings and Shalom!

Tekoa Manning

 

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