“(16) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Colossians 3:17 (NIV) ,
“(17) And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
“(19) You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-and tremble!”
“(13) Woe to them, for they have fled from Me!
Destruction to them,
Because they have transgressed against Me!
Though I redeemed them,
Yet they have spoken lies against Me.”
“(13) For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
Being a young prophet is not easy… It’s tiring, it’s sad, it’s hard, it’s frustrating, and it involves a lot tears… I cannot count how many nights I have cried myself asleep and how lonely I have felt due to rejection. I have been wounded, persecuted, thrown out at 2 a.m. in the morning because I was “too deep and read the bible to much”, told to stop listening to sermons in a home I was staying in because it sounded “scary”…. All this while dealing with the wounds of being abused, molestation, bullied, battling suicide, and really not knowing why God had me alive… because I did not see the purpose of living..
To add to it… I disobeyed God because I didn’t love Him and I honestly did not want to be His prophet… and you know what happened…..
1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
The Storm at Sea
4 But the Lord [a]sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up.
5 Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten [b]the load. But Jonah had gone down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep.
6 So the captain came to him, and said to him, “What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish.”
7 And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this trouble has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 Then they said to him, “Please tell us! For whose cause is this trouble upon us? What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?”
9 So he said to them, “I am a Hebrew; and I fear [c]the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”
Jonah Thrown into the Sea
10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him, “Why have you done this?” For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. 11 Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you that the sea may be calm for us?”—for the sea was growing more tempestuous.
12 And he said to them, “Pick me up and [d]throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest isbecause of me.”
13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous against them. 14 Therefore they cried out to the Lord and said, “We pray, O Lord, please do not let us perish for this man’s life, and do not charge us with innocent blood; for You, O Lord, have done as it pleased You.” 15 So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. 16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the Lord and took vows.
Jonah’s Prayer and Deliverance
17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
My Disobedience Led To Alot Pain as did Jonah
In the midst of this being betrayed by friends who say they love you while you’re battling depression…. it kind of hurts. It leaves me to wonder if God really does love me. Being a young prophet. I cant explain how much my heart hurts for being rejected, persecuted, envied, and lied due to people rejecting me and then later asking for a prophetic word… or talking about you and gossiping about you to turn around and asking you what the Lord is saying…. I cant explain that feeling of being so low and lost and desiring someone to love you and trying to figure why do people hate you so much for just being a prophet……. but in the midst of this all I keep hearing God saying is, “I love you.” He sings to me this song , “I love you… I love you… I love you Lord today…. because He cared for me… In such a special way…. That’s why I praise You… I lift You up… and I magnify Your name…. That’s why my heart is filled with praise.”
GOD is my song in the morning. The pain of a prophet. When I imagine and envision myself I see myself walking through a desert covered in wounds. Wounds everywhere wondering when I am going to be healed… while wondering why it had to be me. Why did I have to be the one… Why me….. and then its even more tiring when you hear someone’s story and you’re wondering why they are being so blessed… and not you… then you realize they have figured something out that you’re missing…. Love… and I’m not just talking about the love of people but the love of God….
As much as people love to talk about David and his story with Bathsheba and all of his problems with perversion.. He had one thing figured out… The Love of God… A verse that God sings over me is Psalm 27:10, “(10) When my father and my forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me,“
In the midst of these trials I literally watched God fight my battles like never before… I don’t have to curse anyone with my mouth, I don’t fight them, all I have to do is be still… Yes there is pain being a prophet… a disobedient… a rebellious prophet… and a prophet who has not made peace with who God has called them to be… But I thank God sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth to die on the cross from sins so I can REPENT and then inherit His Sonship and His grace…… John 3:16-17, “(16)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Young prophet and even young in ministry, if you made a mistake repent according to Matthew 4:17, “(17) From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Even if you told God you hated him… repent… trust me He will forgive… Ask me how I know.. because I did it… And you know what God told me? “You are as my Apostle Paul, you will suffer many things for my names sake.” And you know what? I would rather do that than go to hell so I’m cool with that. Young Prophet don’t give up keep going. Fear God, repent, and turn back to the Abba, Father. Romans 8:15-17, “(15) For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (16) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (17) and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
Even if you said no (like I did) and now you’ve decided to go back to Him… guess what? THERE’S A BIBLE VERSE FOR THAT TO! ask me how I know…. BECAUSE HE SHOWED ME!
‘Matthew 21:28-32, “(28) But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ (29) He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. (30) “Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. (31) “Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to Him, “The first,” Jesus said to them. “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. (32) For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.”
Young prophet, if you are struggling right now or battling suicide don’t give up. Forgive those who hurt you and take this a opportunity to draw closer to your ABBA, GET INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD. For even Jonah came out the belly of the fish… and so will you. I love you, but God loves You more Diamond ❤
Jonah’s Prayer and God’s Answer
2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. 2 And he said:
“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.
“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
3 For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
5 The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 I went down to the [a]moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.
7 “When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
8 “Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own [b]Mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.”
10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Jonah Preaches at Nineveh
3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, [a]a three-day journey in extent. 4 And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”
The People of Nineveh Believe
5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. 6 Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes. 7 And he caused itto be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his [b]nobles, saying,
Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water. 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who can tell ifGod will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?
10 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.
Jonah’s Anger and God’s Kindness
4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. 2 So he prayed to the Lord, and said, “Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”
4 Then the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
5 So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. 6 And the Lord God prepared a [a]plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah [b]was very grateful for the plant. 7 But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it sodamaged the plant that it withered. 8 And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”
9 Then God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”
And he said, “It is right for me to be angry, even to death!”
10 But the Lord said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which [c]came up in a night and perished in a night. 11 And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”
Verses To Remember:
Hosea 2:4, “(4) I will not have mercy on her children, For they are children of harlotry.”
Hosea 2:11, “(11) I will also cause all her mirth to cease, Her feast days, Her New Moons, Her Sabbaths-All her appointed feasts.”
Revelation 12:13, “(13) Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.”
Revelation 17:7, “(7) But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.”
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