Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Jonah 2: 2, “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction. And He answered me. “
In the above context, we find that Jonah had been crying because of his affliction from the fish’s belly. God had commanded him to go to Nineveh to admonish the people and to help them to repent of their wicked ways. But Jonah disobeyed God and went to Tarshih. He went away from the presence of the Lord. The Lord was displeased with Jonah. So he sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest, on the sea, so that the ship in which Jonah was sailing, was about to be broken up. Jonah realised that the wind blew and the ship tossed to and fro because of God’s anger upon him. So he asked the men in the ship to throw him into the sea. God had prepared a great fish to swallow, Jonah. And he was in the belly of the fish, for three days and three nights.
God had a plan and purpose for Jonah. And later, ‘’God’s plan for Nineveh was fulfilled. Because the people of Nineveh had turned from their wicked ways, believed God and put on sack cloth, and proclaimed a fast, from the greatest to the least of them. God was moved in his heart and he relented and did not bring disaster upon the people of Nineveh. God will change your situation too. For I see in my spirit many parents are troubled over their children and also about their husbands who are drunkards, spendthrift and also addicted to drugs and other wicked ways. They seem to enjoy at the cost of their wives. Many of them are irresponsible and do not care about the education of their children. Some of them do not even know which class their children are studying or have knowledge about their whereabouts. As a result some children go astray. Since they often witness parents quarrelling between themselves. This causes mental stress in many of the children. Many of them turn to others for friendship and recognition as no one gives any importance to them in their own house.
Often parents call us up on the phone and as feedback we learn how God brings about healing among such children and husband after they had heard my message on “Beloveds Voice.” I was told that a little boy was crying for a very long time. But while the message was in progress the child stopped crying. The Holy Spirit had entered that home and put a stop to the child who was crying. Another mother called up to say that after hearing the message through the Beloveds Voice, which we telecast through Angel TV, her husband who was a drunkard and spendthrift suddenly gave up all his evil practice and turned out to be a very responsible father to his children. This information was soothing to our hearts. This is what we expect, from those who listen to our programmes or those who read our messages. We heard another incident where a person called up to say, that the doctor had advised him to send his grandson to special school for children. The little boy’s father was crying before the Television asking God to help his son recover from his disability. Soon after the message the father noticed some changes in the behaviour of his little son. Praise be to God. Thus we see that God hears the prayer of all those who look up to Him and cry out to God as Jonah did from the belly of the great fish. In case you are going through such a horrible situation, or you are being afflicted by someone, you look up to God as the people of Nineveh. God will hear your cry and answer you speedily. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You Father for reminding us about prophet Jonah and his disobedience to God. Through his character we learn that we should not disobey God or fail to fulfil his plan. Help us to be careful, to seek the face of God, like the people of Nineveh who changed from their wicked ways and believed in God and proclaimed a fast. May we also turn from doing wrong things and hurting the feelings of God.