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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Hear (07/08/10)

TITLE: Heaven Eagerly Awaits Riders
By Tina Leonard


I can hear the sound of the heavenly army gearing up, getting the saddles in place for the remnant of saints that have girded their loins with the truth and spirit of God. I can see the intent stare of the horses as they await their soldiers. Sometimes I stop and look upon the eastern sky wondering when that day approaches if I will be of the chosen, the selected to join that heavenly brigade.

You hear people say that they can see that day drawing nigh inching closer by the minute. Many are excited and some are attempting to reach out more to others in fear that someone will perish not knowing the Lord, Jesus Christ as Savior.

I believe in my heart, that more than anything we can hear, that day is imminent. Have you ever listened to the sound of a thunderstorm? You can always hear the rumble of the thunder before you see the lightening. You can also hear the beginning of a few light drops before the downpour. I believe just as God reveals Himself in the physical storms, that He will reveal Himself in His actions through His word.

In Jeremiah 44 (KJV), the Lord tries to get the people of Egypt to turn from their ways of wickedness unto Him. He sends Jeremiah to speak to them and they refused to hearken unto the word that was brought to their ear and despite the warning took it a step further and did the exact opposite.

The desire that draws man away from God is the intent of evil to destroy oneself. Since the dawn of time, God has guided us with simple instructions to follow to stay under His covering and in His will. Sadly, since then we have continued to listen to the lies of the enemy.

What is it that you hear today? Are you listening to the ways of man and desiring the sinful nature of the flesh? Are you being misguided by the direction of false prophets? Those who teach that abundance of wealth and a five hundred thousand-dollar fountain at the church are more of a focus than a van ministry that picks up the drug addict and homeless man on Sunday to bring them to church and feed them breakfast?

Are you listening to the televangelist that feeds you the importance of dominion and power, over the importance and freedom of your sacrifice of praise and worship?

The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

ďIf my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.Ē

Sometimes people ask how will we know of the time of the Lord? Itís an ironic question in the sense that we actually have to ask that. Can we not hear the Word of the Lord being revealed? Can we not see His words being painted out before us in the shaking of diverse places? Can we not hear the waters calling out Revelation as a third begins to turn red and the sea creatures begin to perish at the hands of men?

Do we not hear the cries of unborn life calling out from the millions of graves Nations have condoned the murders of? Are the wars and rumors of wars a picture that we have not painted red enough to understand the pain that the heart of God feels each and every time the sound of those fallen hero trumpets play into His ear as another loved one is sent to their resting place?

Godís words are simple, as is His plan. He said even a child can understand. In Habakkuk 2, He instructs him to write the vision and make it plain, for the vision had an appointed time, but in the end it will surely speak and not lie, though it may tarry, wait for it because it shall surely come to pass.

You may be a person whose faith recently did waiver. Or maybe your vision and priorities have gone astray, itís time to hear the voice of the spirit of God calling for the great awakening of the saints. The hoofs of those horses are preparing for that great morning. Gods vision is unfolding all around us, donít be caught sleeping in that great hour, you will miss the ride of your life.

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Fern Brown07/15/10
How true. It is storming her at the moment. When the storm clouds gather I always wonder if this is the time the Lord will gather His children in the air. He is returning in the clouds and it could be any moment. Thank you.
AnneRene' Capp07/16/10
Wow, this gave me goosebumps of excitement, picturing your wonderful descriptions right at the beginning and in your last paragraph. I too, keep my eyes on the heavens awaiting Christ's return and imagine seeing him right out my front door filling the sky with His army. Great message.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/16/10
The last paragraph really touched my heart, it was as if you are speaking directly to me.
Shellie Bailey07/16/10
Such truth. Thank you for sharing. Something we all need to keep in mind.
Ruth Brown07/17/10
I'm looking up for sure.You shared our hope so well. May God continue to Bless your writing,Ruth
Lollie Hofer07/19/10
Good devotional with some deep, profound thoughts. Reminds me of a song we use to sing a few years ago, I believe it was called "The Year of Jubilee." I too liked the inspiration of the last paragraph.
Mildred Sheldon07/19/10
So true, so very true. We hear the thunder, but how many look to the heavens? I'm anxiously waiting and looking. You did an outstanding job and the last paragraph said it all. Good job and keep writing.
Angela M. Baker-Bridge07/20/10
Very good devotional...