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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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