"And the Lord did an amazing thing while Manoah and his wife watched: As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame." – Judges 13:19-20 NIV
God sent His angel to tell Manoah and his wife that they would have a special son, Samson. When the angel appeared a second time, they wanted to make an offering to him. But the angel said that, instead, they needed to make an offering to the Lord.
After making that offering, He allowed them to see something awe inspiring as the angel ascended from the flame into Heaven. Overwhelmed, they fell on their faces. It was “an amazing thing.”
They received this revelation after making an offering. After they gave sacrificially to God, He rewarded them with spiritual riches and a glimpse of the spiritual realm. They saw things that were hard for natural minds to conceive.
Going through our daily lives, we can be caught up in mundane things. But the Bible confirms that there is a spiritual reality just as real as the physical world we see.
Today, ask God to open your eyes to this dimension. This is a spiritual realm, beyond the limits of space and time. In this dimension, God can do amazing things beyond your human comprehension if you ask Him to.
Have faith and reach out to Him for your needs. Make your offerings to Him and give sacrificially, expecting Him to bless you. Approach Him boldly and humbly. Believe that all things are possible! He can do amazing things beyond what we can see!
PrayerFather, open my eyes to see the spiritual realm. Fill me with faith. I believe that nothing is impossible for You! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingJudges 13