2 Kings 7:3-20

2 Kings 7:3-20

2 Kings 7:20Vintage message from June 25, 2000. (Original cassette tape had extreme low volume for the first minute or two.)

How many miracles does God have to do before man is convinced that God truly loves them? That God is truly for them? That God will meet their needs and bless them? How many times does God have to speak to us? How many times does God have to speak to me?…

That was my understanding all week long. Almost my every thought as I went to work, I went to work saying, I am amazed at how much God loves me. Can you guys say that? Do you know that? Do you express that as you go to work? Do you stand in awe of the God Who created you, because He meets your needs, He blesses you every day, and you find yourself in awe saying, “Wow! God loves me…”

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” And if you’re not in God’s Word, then you don’t know that. It’s just a nursery rhyme. But it’s more than a nursery rhyme. For as silly as it sounds for adults to be saying it, it’s the truth, and we need to live by it and receive it and understand it. God loves us, and when we question, we show our lack of faith in our belief in God…

When God says that He’s going to do something, we can know for sure, we can trust that He will do it. But how do you know what God is going to do unless you’re studying and spending time in His Word? How do you know if you’re not spending time praying, studying and reading? If you’re not entering into relationship and developing this relationship with the God Who created you, how can you know what God’s Word is? How can you know what He’s going to do? How can you know what miracle it is that He wants to perform? It takes us entering into relationship. If we will not enter into the relationship, we…will find ourself in a place of starvation, and starvation that brings us to a place of decadence and uncleanness before God… And understand, you and I are not exempt from spiritual starvation. Even those who have said, “Lord Jesus, come into my life,” though we may have salvation, we can still starve and die from the sin and the issues of sin and the consequences of sin. We need to be on our toes, we need to be in God’s Word, and we need to be the ones telling the people around us, “This is what the Lord says. If you have any doubt that God is powerful, let me tell you how powerful God is. I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it.” Each one of us should be able to say that with full conviction and power and authority from the God Who created us. “I have seen the miracle of God.”

Pastor Dave Elkins