Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Word of Mouth - Make God Famous

"Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof, and said to the men: “I know that the Lord has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father’s house, and give me a true token, and spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.”" - Joshua 2:8-13

The above passage is from Rahab, the Harlot who took in the two Israelite spies when they were investigating the land of Jericho. It has always intrigued me that the enemy was at Rahab's door, and she knew it, and yet she let them in her house, and even hid them to protect them.

But if you read what she has to say about God, the God of the spies, it is explained. Rahab feared these men and all of the Israelite army because she had come to know their God, which is Our God.

But in these times there was no Fox News, or CNN. There were no newspaper or online media. God became famous because His ways were talked about. His people made Him famous among a people they did not know. They got the news from Sihon and Og being destroyed, the Red Sea parting, The people had become 'fainthearted', worried because of their God.

Compare this to today. How many people actually are 'fainthearted' at hearing what our God has done? How many ask us to remember them when our God's wrath comes? People no longer respect God and His will because they no longer understand who God is; His power, His wisdom, or His love.

Fox News and CNN won't be talking about the wonderful things God has done for you, the battles He has fought, the blessings He has brought, the promises He has fulfilled. It's up to you to make God famous, and still today, word of mouth is the way to do it.