Saturday, January 15, 2011

Downward Spiral


God called Jonah for a specific mission. It was clear, God didn't leave any doubt. I want you to go and preach to the people in the capital city of your greatest enemy - Nineveh.

Jonah wasn't up for it and decided to go in the opposite direction. I can still remember my old friend William Dillon preaching on this by saying in his broad Northern Irish accent.

"He went:

DOWN to Joppa
DOWN into the boat
DOWN into the bottom of the boat
DOWN into the stormy sea
DOWN into the belly of a great Fish"

Notice the common denominator.

Walking the opposite way from the direction of God leads to a downward spiral.

Only when Jonah looked UP did he go UP.

Literally he was thrown up.

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