Many Shall Run To and Fro

“The word of the Lord came to…”  The word of the Lord came to Solomon, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, David, and other men of God; this exact phrase is used 18 times in the KJV.   Do you realize the word of the Lord has come to you?  “The word of the Lord” has come to all who believe by means of His holy book.  He speaks to all His children using His words, typed on paper and bound with thread.  He is living and active and so are His words in our lives; He is near you. 

“The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah from the Lord”  Jeremiah 11:1.  I read this on November 24th, and the above observation struck me hard.  The word of the Lord has come to me.  As I was falling asleep that night I told God that I know He is speaking, and that I hear His voice.  There is nothing more exciting or fulfilling than hearing the word of the Lord.

The next day I was making the bed and praying, lowly asking the Lord to confirm His call regarding this online prayer journal.  If I am going to spend time on something, even if it’s just a little bit of time, I want to know the Lord has directed me to it in the first place.  God does what God does because He is King of kings, sovereign and perfect.  If He wants to confirm something, He will.  If He doesn’t want to confirm something, He won’t.  He chose to confirm His call about this blog that day.

After my petition for confirmation, I opened my husband’s bible (the only one by the bed at the time) immediately read a very relevant passage.  I had no idea I was going to read that particular passage, it has been years since I read that passage; it wasn’t on my mind whatsoever.  The passage was Daniel 12:3b & 4, “…and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”  

It is likely that this prophetic passage is referring to the Internet; “knowledge shall be increased.”  The Hebrew word for “increase” רבה (ra^ba^h) refers to an exponential increase, so knowledge shall be multiplied. It will increase in abundance, exponentially, which is exactly what is happening during our times due to technological advancements.  I asked if I should continue to record this prayer journal online, and the Lord directed me to the prophetic passage about the Internet.  It was as if the Lord was conversing with me, directly and immediately answering my inquiry.  

“Many shall run to and fro…’  The hustle and bustle of people and their knowledge, the never ending chatter of men wise in their own eyes.  This is the internet, a tower of godless knowledge, a tower of Babel built in vain; man’s prideful increase is so pitifully simplistic to the infinite Almighty.  But God’s righteousness, His mighty deeds, are eternal, and pointing people to that righteousness, whether by the internet or by any other means, will not be in vain.

So, what do you think?