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"God’s Highway"
(Isaiah 35:8; 40:3-5)
 

 
Two men were going down “God’s Highway”. As one man was traveling down the highway, he was stopped by a huge log in the middle of the road. So he stopped his car, and went out to remove the log. On the log was a message and it said: this log is here because of your disobedience to God and His Word. He cleared the road of the log and drove on.

Suddenly another log appeared in the middle of the road. Again, he had to stop his car to get out and remove the log. This log also had a message and it said: Because of your love for money and material possessions and this world’s culture, this log is here. He removed the log and drove on.

But again, another log appeared in the middle of the road, and again he had to stop his care, and again he had to get out and remove the log. On this log was another message, it said: “Because you have been “to busy” to seek me and spend time studying God’s word, this log is here. Again he removed this log and drove on.

Before he could drive very far, yet another log appeared in the middle of the road, and again he stopped his car, and got out to remove this log. Like the others, this log also had a message on it, It said: Because of your disobedience to God and His Word, and because of your love for money, material possessions and this world’s culture and because you are too busy to seek my face and study my Word, I will send affliction on you, so you will repent!

As the other man was driving down “God’s Highway”, he saw a huge sign that said: Because of your obedience to God and His Word, you now can drive down this highway a little faster. Instead of driving 35 MPH, you can drive 45 MPH.  The verse that came to his mind was Isaiah (1:19-20) “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the feast from the land, but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.”

As he continued to drive along, he saw another sign, it said: Because of your separation from this world’s culture, and because you don’t love money and material goods, you now can drive down this highway at 55 MPH. The verse that came to his mind was Romans 12:2, “ Be not conformed to this world”, also 1 Timothy 6:10, “ For the love of money is a root to all kinds of evil,” and the story about “the rich young man”, who’s primary problem was his wealth (Mark 10:17-22).

Again driving down the highway, he saw another sign, this sign said: Because you have not been too busy to seek me, and study my Word, you can drive down this highway at 65 MPH. Again the verse that came to his mind was Psalm 1, “but his delight is in the law of the law, and in His law does he meditate on day and night.”

As he continued to drive along, he saw another sign, it said, “Because of your obedience to God and His Word; because of your separation from the world; since you don’t love money or material possessions and because you have not been too busy to seek my face and study my word, then you will hear with your ears, and understand in your head, meaning you will be able to hear God’s voice and you will see with your eyes God’s mighty power in your life and understand in your heart the things about God.

To those whose highway is blocked by sin, disobedience, love for this world’s culture, and money an material things, and too busy to study and seek me, and would say clear the road and highway of your sins. Prepare the way so God can move in your life so you too can hear with your ears, see with your eyes and understand in your heart and turn back to me again.

Matthew 3:3) In the Ancient New East before a King or VIP made a journey to a distant country, the roads he would be traveling were improved. Ruts or “pot-holes” in the road were filled in and “speed bumps” were made level as the roads were repaired, smoothed, straightened, and leveled before a king camel so John the Baptist was preparing a spiritual road for the Messiah before His arrival this quotation is from Isaiah (40: 3-4).

Prepare means: “Clear away the obstacles” Isaiah 57:14; 62:10)

Highway represents: the hearts of people who must be spiritually prepared for God’s glory to be revealed on the earth

Message for Today: God is still calling people to “prepare the way for the Lord”. Today we need to prepare “our highway” so God can move in our lives.