God’s Word Reaches: Divine Messages Delivered

1 Samuel 4:1
And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.

When God has a word for a people, His message is always delivered! That’s why Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Think not that the Lord is unable to get His message to His people! Missing a message is risky business. When God sends a memo from Heaven, it is His full intent and purpose that it be not missed! What we do with it at that point is up to our willingness to respond, but the message has been delivered nonetheless! I think here of Romans 10:14-15a, which also says, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” God will always get His Word to His people, because He always has a man! Our text says, “And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.” That was an amazing accomplishment, considering they had no modern methods of communication that we have today; no satellite TV, no internet, no radio! Yet, the word reached ALL Israel! If God gives you a message to deliver, He will also give you the means with which to deliver that message to His intended audience! If He has given you a word for the broken-hearted, then He will connect you with the broken-hearted. If He has given you a word for the lost, He will connect you with the lost. If He has given you a word for the backslider, then, you guessed it, He will connect you with the backslidden of heart! His Word will always accomplish what it was specifically sent for. Psalm 107:20 says, "He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” However, maybe you’re not on the delivering end, but on the receiving end! If you need a word, God has one on its way! When it comes, you will have no doubt it was sent just for you! God is just like that, always caring for His own, making sure that they hear Him loud and clear so as to dissipate all doubt and confusion! Hear Him today, and rejoice at the Word He sent you!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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