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A Whore Who Could Hear

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A Whore Who Could Hear
by Daryl O’Neil

 

Today,  I want to share an excerpt of a message I shared when I blessed and prayed for all the children returning to new levels of education. Some people won’t even be able to get past the title of the article to get blessed. I pray YOU will. It will bless you.

 

Context is everything in getting the truth locked in a word ministered. I want to see all prosper and have good success.

 

I was motivated by the story of Joshua, whose Shepherd, Overseer, Parent or Significant Care Giver, Moses is no longer alive and he, (Joshua) is transitioning to a new level of responsibility (authority).

 

Joshua will now be responsible to live outside the watchful eye of one, who was the leader and now he is responsible to provide God directed influence around those he will lead.

 

It is the same for all returning to school and going away to college, leaving the shepherding of parents, the children will be responsible for influencing others…NOT BEING INFLUENCED against what they have been taught. If children are going to prosper and have good success, they must have a strong sense of IDENTITY and COURAGE of right convictions.

 

Jehovah, who loves him, is preparing Joshua for success at the next level by telling him, “I will be with you as I was with your Shepherd (Parent,Caregiver) Moses.

 

Only be STRONG and VERY COURAGEOUS… so you may OBSERVE AND DO according to all the law which my servant Moses has commanded you.

 

All children have to come to the place of moving from second hand revelations of God to a first hand account for themselves. It is similar to the way God would be with Joshua was through the Voice of Moses’ instruction.

This incredible truth stands out, a lack of courage will open the door for compromise.

Fear has always been the doorway to sin (missing the mark of God’s unconditional love). When people are fearful, they always tend to respond in a self-driven, self-protective and selfish way.

 

Love is SELFLESS! It is only by courage, we do right things. I was impressed, as Jehovah spoke with Joshua, He reminded Joshua to not forget the VOICE of Moses and what he had HEARD and been taught and DO it and he would prosper and have good success. If satan would destroy Joshua, it would be to get him to dishonor the voice of Moses, his father and NOT heed his instruction (Joshua 1:7)

 

Whoever has the pre-eminent voice, the prevailing voice or most potent voice in our life will direct our decision making!! Let me make this point, If God’s voice is not the pre-eminent, prevailing and most potent voice in our lives, it will be hard to maintain courage and strength of godly convictions in the face of temptations to rebel.

This brings me to the Whore Who Could Hear:

 

Rahab, whose name means LARGE and EXTENDED, is a prophetic picture of the large scope of extended grace going beyond Israel to the whole world. God loves the whole world. It was His intent for His Kingdom to touch all humanity, Jew and Gentile! God’s plan and place for Rahab was larger and more extended than the house she oversaw.

Rahab, is an incredible woman, who in the face of a nation gripped with FEAR because of Israel’s approaching, operates in an amazing show of courage… housing two men of God, who ended up in her brothel (Whore house).

 

That is another whole story which could be explored, Why did the men of God go to a whorehouse to hideout while spying out the land? God’s ways are not our ways, truly.

 

When I think of Rahab, we have to remember women, in those days, were second class to men. Not only that but she was a harlot, which in some people eyes made her less than a woman, yet she has an EAR to HEAR of what God is doing while she is in bondage!

 

There had to be VOICES that she trusted which gave her COURAGE to do what others would not because of their fear. Listen to her testimony and let us consider what went into her being convinced to give kindness to strangers and receive a miracle for her family:

 

Joshua 2:8-9 I KNOW that the LORD has given you the land, the terror of you has fallen on us and all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you.

 

Joshua 2:10 For we have HEARD how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you…

 

Joshua 2:11 As soon as we HEARD these things our hearts melted; neither did their remain ANY COURAGE in anyone because of you for the LORD YOUR GOD, HE is GOD in heaven above and earth beneath..

 

How did she know these things in that whorehouse?

 

Whose voice did she trust sharing God’s dealings which gave her COURAGE to defy the King of Jericho and hide the spies?

 

She had to honor or respect the one telling the stories of God’s working in Egypt and on the other side of Jordan. When respect for a person is lost, it stills or silences their voice causing people to do their own thing.

 

This is the danger of gossip and slander of people in authority. The safety of whole families come into jeopardy. It is the same with our children. There are voices trying to discredit our responsibility in the lives of our children and want to stop their prospering and good success.

 

I decree over all our children in college and high school and middle school and kindergarden times of reading of the word day and night so God’s voice is the most potent voice in their decision making! Rahab is a Whore Who Could Hear! She had courage and she and those she loved were saved and delivered from destruction.

 

Someone, who knew God, told her of these things that convinced her even in her bondage to believe in a God who delivers from bondage and she showed kindness to the men of God. The Voice of one she trusted gave her COURAGE to do what was right by God’s men.

 

The reasons I am telling this story are many, but one is to inspire you to meditate day and night in the word of God so in the end of all decision making, God’s voice will be the last, loudest and most potent VOICE you hear!

 

If a whore could HEAR and get courage to respect God’s servants while she was in bondage and be kind to them what about a people, who are professing freedom and a relationship with Him?

 

P.S.   And by the way, what were those men doing hiding in a whore house…. religion would have killed them for being seen with whores. We need the heart and mind of the King… I’m jus sayin’. God’s love and how He works out His plans for us is simply AMAZING!

 

Have an AMAZING day!

 



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