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Those who have been following the story of Nebuchadnezzar in the series “The Rich Man and Lazarus” must’ve been impressed with the recent events in the life of a man called “king of kings” of how powerful he was in his time.

One of the teachings from this episode revealed how much God fights to reach a person who is lost. He uses all the resources available to save a simple person and also the most powerful. He loves and wants good for everyone, even people like Nebuchadnezzar, who had killed thousands of people, destroyed Jerusalem, burned the Temple and caused so much suffering to the Jews.

The first attempt to save the monarch came about when the Almighty surrounded him with faithful people, like Daniel and his three friends who testified the true faith.

In addition, over the years, Nebuchadnezzar received messages and had great demonstrations of the existence and power of God, as in the case of the fiery furnace. At first he would recognize it, he would show a desire to change, but afterwards he acted is if nothing had happened.

Until he received the ultimate warning from God to repent, but he didn’t listen.

He had to lose his understanding, power, access to banquets, beautiful clothes, to literally eat grass alongside animals. He was humiliated as a madman for seven long years, without any discernment. A strange event for us, but perfect for Him who knows the depths of our heart and knows what works for each one of us.

However, even in this hard blow, we see the love of God, since it was his final warning before eternal judgement. It’s as if He said: Enough!!

There are many people like “Nebuchadnezzar”, who know the Truth, they see the good testimonies of family members or Christian friends, they’ve been spared and they’ve been rebuked, but they still continue going in the route of hell which is, living in plain disobedience to God.

I believe there never was never a time in which people would close their ears so much to spiritual warnings as today. Therefore, there are no alternatives left, but to be hit by pain, in order to surrender. The intensity of hits is proportional to the hardness of a person’s own heart.

Unfortunately, there are people that in order to have their spiritual eyes opened, need to “eat grass”. Only when they’re in the bottom of the pit can they find the healing for their pride.

So, you who are fighting for a family member or close friend, the typical “hard headed one”, don’t get surprised if you see them end up in the bottom of the pit.

In His goodness, God allows deserts, humiliations, a real “valley of death”, only to show the person that only ONE is Almighty over all creation, governments, small and big matters. There is only ONE Lord and His is the authority, power, forever and ever.

To the stubborn and rebellious ones, here is the plea that there are only two paths, if they don’t change: they will suffer until they are broken or will continue suffering for all eternity in hell.

Because of this, I want to end saying that happy are those who recognize the Lordship of Jesus and bow before Him in total submission and, out of free will, let their lives be directed by His loving Hand.

Until next week!

Collaborated: Núbia Siqueira

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  • Rabecca Chileshe

    God always shows His great love for us, His creation. The love that never gives up, is patient to wait till the time our hearts be broken, to be truly surrendered to Him wholly and completely. Even in this time when there is much more evil than before, sin, He still holds out His hands to the lost, the suffering, giving them the opportunity to be saved, loved and taken care of.
    We’ve been learning on and about the book of Revelations and you can see God’s love, still giving people who will reject Him, even when they’ll face the worst and terrible times of their lives, the opportunity to come back to the Altar, to the arms of the Father. Only and Only He can truly sustain and satisfy.

  • Lerato

    Thanks Mrs Cris for sharing. We must totally submit our lifes to God and allow Him to direct us not to be stubborn.

  • Mutesi Grace Kabanyankole

    Strong! I learn that when I remain strong in God, he rescues me, prepares a table before my enemies and gives me protection because I do acknowledge him as the Lord of Host.

  • Mpho Nkotsi

    Thank you Mrs Cristiane for sharing for I am a witness that God never gives up on His people. For He always dose everything in His power to restore His creation back to Him and at time’s we learn this in a hard way by passing through situations which leaders us back to God.The only duty that we have is to listen to Him and to follow His well.

  • Lindiwe

    I have learnt not to be stubborn but to obey the God.

  • Amanda fikile Sifunda

    This message is so true many people are like this Man.Being stubborn and thinking you control everything around you can make your life a living hell,like eating grass as the man mentioned in this message..Take a decision and humble ourselves before God and man,Obey His ways and that will make you to stop eating the grass like that man..Let God take control over your life …

  • kodde colleen catherine

    So strong,many people are so hard hearted yet they don’t know that they are wasting their own opportunity for Salvation but however God is so patient and merciful to all people in that when they realize and repent,Salvation comes upon them and likewise to me i was resistant to the voice of the Holy Spirit even after listening to the word of God,watching testimonies and seeing my life changing.but when i realized,i turned to God though i faced what i feared to face for the sake of Jesus and today am well with my Savoir.

  • Nekesa Janet

    it true what we have to do is to obey HIM because HE is my HERO.

  • Olivia Hobyani

    It’s true that everybody goes through trials that proportioned to the journey that has been set for them. Everyone has been given a good measure of Faith that will be sufficient enough for them to make it through.

    Unfortunately like Nebuchadnezzar we always to want our will to prevail more than anything and tend to shut our ears to the obedience of word.

    I used to find it hard to understand why so many problems when according to me I’m not doing anything wrong but then I can to also know that we humans tend to want to keep all the glory when we think we have overcomed with our own strength.

    But now i know that God will allow tribulations and challenges to come because in that way He knows that those who trust in Him will always run to Him.

  • Joan Dove

    Wow this is such a strong story. While reading someone in my church came to mind. Very stubborn and continue to resist help being offerred to save this person’s soul. Even want to fight other people in the church. We cast out the demon on Friday and it return by Monday. Like Nebucanezza, this person will have to hit rock bottom to accept the help being offered. I hope death doesn’t come first or hell would be the final resting place. Thank you for the message Ms Christiane