Sign Sender

Read Psalm 86. In today’s verse, the Psalmist is asking for a sign — “Send me a miraculous sign to show me how much You love me, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. Don’t they know that You, Lord, are my comforter, the One who comes to help me?” (v. 7 TPT). 

God is a sign sender. We see many verses in the Old Testament that prophesy and are seen referenced again, coming to fruition and mentioned in the New Testament. We can look all around and see evidence of God around us. We see signs in nature. As well, when we keep our eyes open, there are moments when God gives us other signs. People are sometimes a sign. Dreams can be signs. 

In Isaiah 38, we read of Hezekiah’s sickness and recovery. We read in verse 8 that God will direct a shadow for a sign from the Lord. We read in Mark 3 of John the Baptist, who foreshadows the earthly ministry of Jesus. In Genesis 37, we read about Joseph and his dreams. We read in Judges 6 about Gideon and the fleece of wool. 

It is amazing that God is a sign sender. I have had numerous moments in my lifetime when God revealed things to me in my dreams. Even so, I must warn you. Proceed with caution. We can get too excited and sign happy, that we are just begging for signs. 

Remember, God does not always use signs. In Luke 11, we read about the people begging for a sign. Jesus called the people a “wicked generation” and said the only sign would be the sign of Jonah. Remember, we also can see signs where there are none. We can interpret something to be a sign from God, when it is not from God at all. 

Faith without sight — believing without seeing — that is something special. Remember, we walk by faith, not sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Also, we are blessed to believe without seeing (John 20:29). Be mindful of signs. Ask yourself — Does it go against the Word of God? Pray about the person, the dream, the sign you believe you have received. Ask God for further revelation. Dig deeper into His Word. As you draw near to Him, He will continue to reveal to you His love and His truth.

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