Victor Frankenstein is known for bringing a lifeless creature to life. If you don’t know about Victor Frankenstein, you know about his creation because the monster became synonymous with his creator’s last name. The word Frankenstein conjures thoughts of the monster, not his creator.After going through a tragedy, Mr. Frankenstein desired to take lifeless items and make them come alive. He went to slaughter houses, graveyards, and even coroner’s offices to steal what he needed for his creation. He then put all of his together and brought his creature to life. This lifeless entity did come alive. His goal was to take this monster and give it life. Well, he did it. He created it, and these days we know it by his last name -Frankenstein. What he didn’t know is that he had created a beast.The tragedy of Frankenstein is that after he was created, after he was given life, after he was nothing made into something, he turned on Victor and made his maker a victim of his own creation. Frankenstein became a monster because he took life that was given him and used it for his own purpose.You and I have been given life by our Creator. Yet many of our lives are nothing short of monstrous because we have taken the life that He has given us and used it for something other than the Creator had in mind.How many of you in here are rebelling against your creator? In other words you have made God a victim of His own creation.We see in the story of Jonah a man a prophet created by God himself rebel against him, go the opposite way that God had in mind for him, but unlike Victor Frankenstein God has the power to use His creation and turn it around for good.
ESVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
In other words He, can take what you have messed up from sin, make it new again. If your in Christ YOU HAVE BEEN MADE NEW. Because of the blood shed of Jesus says:
ESVOr do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Our creator has made us knew and whipped out the old, He has restored us and we should allow Him to use us for the purpose He has for us on this earth. The problem is, we don’t fully trust him, we don’t have the kind of faith that will move mountains, we really don’t believe that he knows what is best for us, so we go and do our own thing; completely disobeying our creator. In other words we are not meek.Meekness is:Submitting to God’s Word: (God gave Jonah a command, “get up and go”)Submitting to God’s will: (God’s will for Jonah at this time was to proclaim the message that God gave him to Nineveh)Submitting to God’s people: ( The Ninevites) In other words Meekness is submission. Putting your will UNDER God’s will.Sub = underneathmission = God’s will or yours Jan. 19, 2000, I was on my way to Basic Military Training in the United States Air Force. I had to learn very quickly what “meekness” was. I had to learn how to summit to the Air Force words (Core values), I had to summit to their will for my life ( They had my day planned out for me, for 6 straight weeks. There was no deviating from that schedule), and I also had to summit to their people ( Their people for me at that time was a 5’2 Hawaiian dude named SRA. Manabussin. By submitting to these three basic rules the Air Force was able to mold me into a productive solider. They started off by breaking me down and then slowly built me back up, where I would have confidence in the job they provided for me. As Christians we should be submitting to God’s core values everyday:Submitting to His wordSubmitting to His willSubmitting to His peopleMany of you submit to things everyday. If you have a job, you probably have some set of core values or a some kind of written rules you must go by. Submitting to some type of word. Your job also has a daily plan for you to accomplish, in other words they have a will for you that day. Then of course you have to submit to a person or people everyday (your boss). Men if your married, you have to do more submitting. Not only do you have to submit at work, we have to come home and submit to the big boss (The wife) and we better know her words, her will, and her people (the people who made her mad that day). In the story of Jonah, Jonah did none of these things. He did not submit to God’s Word (1:2-3), he did not submit to God’s will (1:2-3), and he did not submit to God’s people.Jonah was a prophet “a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.” So why did a prophet, an inspired teacher and proclaimer of God’s will disobey God’s will?