Becoming an Apostolic SEARCH ENGINE
II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lᴏʀᴅ, will I seek.
What does it mean to “seek the Lord’s face”?
To seek His approval, his favor, his blessings, his salvation….
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
How does someone SEEK GOD?
Through prayer, Bible Study and receiving the Word as it is preached….
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me
God is not LOST…. Why do we need to find Him?
Because GOD and His Kingdom are HIDDEN!
Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
Notice Job’s Quest for his God
3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Why is this URGENT?
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Jesus only comes for those who are SEEKING HIM!
1Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
29But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
2 Chronicles 15:2 [Azariah]
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin;
The Lord is with you, while ye be with him;
and if ye seek him, he will be found of you;
but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
To find the KING, look for HIS KINGDOM!
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
EUREKA! We have found HIM!
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
These [Berean Jews] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 17:27 [Paul preaching at Mar’s Hill]
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Proverbs 8:17 [Wisdom – the LOGOS – the Aleph-Tav]
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Don’t wait to SEARCH…. Time is running out!
Isaiah 55:6 “while He may be found” clearly shows that there will be a time when He may NOT be found!
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
Pastor Tim D. Cormier
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle