Nothing Random

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 Now a certain man drew a bow at random, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of his armor . . .” 1 Kings 22:34, NKJV

Random.  Coincidence.  Left to chance.  Not with God.  The Bible clearly tells us what the Lord speaks will accomplish its purpose (Isaiah 55:11).  As told in Ezekiel 12:25, He says, “For I am the Lord. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass . . .” (NKJV).

In the above verse, king Ahab had been warned.  A prophet by the name of Micaiah told him, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace’” (1 Kings 22:17, NKJV).  And previously Elijah prophesied, “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours” (1 Kings 21:19).  Yet, the warnings were ignored, and king Ahab entered the battle against Syria.

There, we see a bow drawn at “random” that hits an unbelievable target, in an unbelievable way, with unbelievable preciseness and accuracy.

Unbelievable?  Random?  I think not.

God will always accomplish what He has spoken.  The warnings may go unheeded but that will never negate the truth that if God said it is so, it is so.

Many false prophets in Ahab’s day stood and lied about the reality of the times they faced (1 Kings 22:21-23), and today, we witness many distortions of the truth.  Regardless of what one believes or says, what God says will happen, will happen, and nothing about it will be random.  With the same preciseness that allowed that arrow to hit its target, so too will the Word of God be fulfilled exactly.

What that means for us today is that we are to be even more earnest seekers of His Word, being all the more determined to follow what thus says the Lord.

In the days of Jesus, history unfolded before the people, and prophecies were fulfilled right before their eyes with extreme accuracy, and yet many people missed the message, the moving of God, the visitation of God (Luke 19:44).

Today, many more things are happening, and those things are happening exactly according to God’s Word.  Are we filling our hearts with the encouragements written within?  Are we heeding the present warnings and of the time to come?

What was prophesied for Ahab came to pass exactly as it was told: “So the king died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria.  Then someone washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood . . .” (1 Kings 22:37-38, NKJV).

With God, nothing is random.  Nothing is left to chance.  All will come to pass.  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35, NKJV).

Don’t miss what God is saying today.

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In the sixty-six books that make up the Bible,
there is one truth that stands forever: God’s
Word can always be trusted. God’s Word will
never fail to accomplish what it was purposed to
do. God’s Word will always be the absolute final
truth to every question in our life that needs an
answer. His word will fulfill every promise
spoken to His people.

Hold on, dear friends, to the promises of God
for they will all surely come to pass. The Bible
says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of
my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it
shall accomplish that which I please, and it
shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it,”
(Is. 55:11). Believe what God says.
All will come to pass.

“Troubles Won’t Last Always. Don’t Give Up!”

We don’t know why we often seem to be in a
holding pattern but we can be assured
that during the process, God is working
out His purpose in the midst of it all. In the end,
whatever He designed for that appointed
time, place, etc will take its rightful place in the
grand scheme of things.

Troubles won’t last always. There will come a
shift of seasons. The wintry blows that may tear
at the heart of life will eventually give way to
the blossoming of something new and better on
the horizon. The holding pattern will break and
the days of crying will give way to rejoicing.
The times of mourning must move that we
may dance. Some seasons may be harder than
others to endure, but trust God’s perfect timing
through it all and don’t give up (Gal. 6:9).