The Blessing of Obedience
Law of the Harvest
Laws of physics --
Laws of Human Nature
You say God would never fight against me! God is a God of Love… Of which I would say yes, and because of His love that is why he is fighting against you....
We all have that image right of someone that we have seen. Let me say this that when you fully start living for Jesus, He doesn’t make you some unreasonable nut job. No listen he will make you more reasonable than you have ever been before.
There is a dual story taking place here. God is pursuing a rebellious People, and He is pursuing a rebellious prophet.
, the great African elephant is not the biggest animal on earth. A whale’s tongue alone can sometimes weigh more than an entire elephant. As a matter of fact, a great blue whale can weigh as much as 286,000 pounds. You could put him on one side of the scale and put thirty-six elephants on the other side of the scale
They harpooned the whale, and his tail lashed up and overturned the boat. One man drowned. Bartley disappeared. Later on, they captured the whale, brought him up alongside that ship, and were flaying the blubber off. And when they’d done that, they hoisted the stomach of the whale up on the deck of the ship and noticed some movement on the inside, cut it open—and there was Bartley. He was huddled up in a fetal position, but he was alive, and they washed him down with salt water. After a while, he regained consciousness. He was stark raving mad for about two weeks. The third week, he regained his consciousness and was put back to work aboard that ship. And there have been records where—at least this particular record—where a whale swallowed a man and kept him alive. •
• Dr. Harry Rimmer, who I have loved to read about, told about another man who was swallowed by a great shark. Some men had gone out and harpooned the shark. And the man fell overboard and was swallowed down by that shark. And forty-eight hours later, they caught the shark, shot him with a deck gun. And the shark was so big they towed the shark to shore and opened him up to give this man a Christian burial. And to their amazement, he was alive. And his skin was like parchment, all the hair was gone off of his head, and he had brown patches on his skin. And he was shown in a museum in London as the twentieth-century Jonah•
I believe if we had more hell in the pulpit, we’d have less hell in the community. I believe that it is not cruel to preach on hell and judgment; it is cruel not to do so. And God said to Jonah, “You go and preach a message of judgment to these people.”
Let me show what happens to a believer when they get out of the will of God?
I was reading after another man whose name is Dr. Harry Rimmer. I always enjoy reading Dr. Harry Rimmer. He lived in yesteryear also, but he was a great preacher. But he also had a scientific mind and was a great historian. And Dr. Harry Rimmer told of some fishermen who saw a giant monstrous shark. They had a boat, and they tried to harpoon the shark. When they did, one of the men fell overboard in the confusion and was swallowed alive—swallowed whole by that shark—and the shark disappeared. He said that forty-eight hours later they saw the same shark. They shot him, harpooned him from the deck of that ship, killed the shark, towed him to land, hoping to retrieve the body of their shipmate so that they could give him a Christian funeral. And when they slit the shark open, this man was still alive in the stomach of that shark, having been swallowed whole. Dr. Rimmer, who is a very reliable historian, and a very godly man, said that this man came to be known as the Jonah of the twentieth century. They even put him in a London museum and people had to pay money to come in and see him. Also, this man had things that happened to him by the gastric juices of the shark. For example, no hair would grow on his head, or on his arms or legs, any place that was exposed. And there were great yellow-brownish and whitish spots everywhere that his body had been exposed to the gastric juices. But he lived after having been swallowed by that great shark.