A Sound From Heaven

A Sound From Heaven by Kirk Hunt

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  

Acts 2:2 NKJV

The gruesome execution of their leader had crushed them.  In the bleakest of dark days they clung desperately to each other, afraid to leave and terrified to stay.  Yet even death could not hold their Messiah.  Jesus returned from the grave and completed His promise of hope and power.  On Pentecost Sunday, a sound from heaven delivered Jesus’ promise, just as He said.

To the untrained eye, it appeared that the High Priest and his cronies had won.  They thought they had killed the troublesome backwoods preacher who dared to disrupt their careful schemes.  Instead, Jesus was resurrected from the dead, fulfilling all of the law and prophets. 

Perhaps something has gone wrong in your world.  To the untrained eye, it looks like the villains are the victors and God’s people have been beaten for the final time.  Keep your hope and stay on His path.  After a few days, you will hear the sound of victory from heaven.

The Holy Spirit gives you the power to live the Christian life.  God’s power and presence, dwelling within you, gives you the ability to live in victory through any circumstance.  Do not be confused by the difficult days.  A sound from heaven is on its way.

Study His Word.  Continue to pray.  Work hard at your mission.  His final victory will arrive like a hurricane.

Think:      I will hope and trust in Jesus, knowing I will hear a sound from heaven.

Pray:         “Lord, help me to wait patiently for my Pentecost sound.

 

Copyright © June 2019, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press.  You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.

Obey The Voice

Obey The Voice By Kirk Hunt

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.   And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NKJV

The front-line versions of the F-16 Falcon, F-18 Hornet and A-10 Warthog (uh, Thunderbolt) are single-seat aircraft.  Still, before hotshot pilots get to be lone combat aces, they fly the two-seat version.  They learn their craft from the voice of the instructor in the back seat

The instructor guides, exhorts and corrects.  In the heat of action and danger, his or her echoing voice and lessons are often the difference between defeat and victory.  No one interested in returning home safely would ignore wisdom and guidance in such a moment.

Moses, on the verge of his death, urged the nation of Israel to continue to obey the voice of God.  Jesus, preparing the Disciples for His sacrifice, urged the same.  He also promised the Holy Spirit would live inside any believer who would welcome Him.  No one interested in correctly living the Christian walk would ignore the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit at any time.

Christian men and women face the heat and action of this modern life, every day.  In the constant give, take and turmoil it is all too easy to do badly or say wrongly, destroying your Christian walk or your righteous witness.  The Holy Spirit and God’s Word have voices and speak.  Are you listening?

Think:       Do I seek to live by the voice of the Holy Spirit?

Pray:         “Lord, give me the Holy Spirit and the heart to live by Your law.”

 

Copyright © June 2018, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press.  You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.