|Today, Jesus is Appearing to Many Who Know Him Not.|
The red hot frying pan he held burnt my hand bad. I yelled at my brother and my wife standing there and stormed out of the house. Down by the edge of town I sat down alone on a knoll to watch the desert sky. My hand hurt. At least I thought I was alone.
“Peace to you,” a young man startled me. He sat down on the knoll beside me. “You don't look well.”
“No,” I said. “I've burnt my hand,” as I lifted it toward him. “I'm definitely not happy.”
“You must forgive them, completely, you know.... What would make you happy?” he asked philosophically.
“Only the Heavens,” I said. “The whole world is a mess. My life is a mess.” He accepted my words in silence without question. We both looked toward the blue cloudless sky.
“The whole world?”
he echoed my comment.
“Do you remember Abraham? The Creator appeared to him and made a covenant with him. I will make you the father of many sons, he told Abraham. In fact, I will make you the father of many nations and the father of many kings.”
“What's that got to do with me?” I challenged.
“Well, you are a son of the Creator who looks down on you, and you are one of the sons of Abraham. There are millions of the sons of Abraham, many nations, and many kings.”
“The world is in confusion and evil because men have forgotten they are creatures of the Creator, and sons of Abraham, and even brothers to each other,” he said.
“Abraham had several wives,”
he talked on.
“Sarah bore Isaac who fathered Israel. Hagar bore Ishmael who in turn fathered Nebaioth, Kedar, Abdeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, and Massa. Ishmael's descendants settled from Havilah to Shur near the border of Egypt. They were hostile to others.
“Abraham's next wife, Keturah, bore Zimram, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shurah. Jokshan bore Sheba and Dedan. Dedan bore the Asshurites, the Letushites, and the Leummites. Midian bore Ephah, Epher, Hannoch, Abida, and Eldaah. And so it goes.
"Abraham sent these sons and the sons of his concubines to the lands of the East. So you see, the offspring of Abraham settled through regions of the World. You know Abraham's faith with Isaac. 'Abraham believed the Lord, and He accounted it to him as righteousness.' By his faith in the Creator, even those who are not his natural sons are millions of his sons by his faith.”
“But now,” I said, “even Abraham's different sons, and nations, and kings make great war on each other everywhere.”
“This is not the Will of the Creator,”
said the stranger.
"Nor is it ever the intention of Abraham, the father of faith. It is the Devil, the father of evil, who comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy, and so deceive his followers to steal, kill, and destroy.”
“There is no hope,” I said. “The World is full of evil every where there is man.”
“No,” said the stranger. “The Creator has sent a perfect martyr, a perfect sacrifice, who shed his blood to overcome the evils of this World. Like Abraham, he sent his own son of himself, the Messiah, who came to mankind to speak the truth. He humbled himself, was tortured and crucified, sacrificed himself. He fulfilled the scriptures, overcame sin, death, and the grave to show the way to eternal life. The darkness always hates the Light. He waits for you as well to submit yourself to him.”
“Where do I find this Messiah?”
“I am he, who speaks to you,” said the stranger.
At that moment, I looked down. My hand was healed. I looked up again. He was gone, except in my heart. I know him. I have locked this Messiah in my heart. I know who he is. I saw him!
All around the World, reported today again and again, men and women who know him not, are seeing visions of this Messiah Y'shua, Jesus. I cannot promise you a vision. But I know he will answer. Ask him to reveal himself to you.
– Bill Hunt
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