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God Can Do All Things Well

I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.  Joel 2:28.

When we have a small view of God, we limit His work to what we can comprehend. But our God is far greater than any strategy of man.  “He is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we could ask or think.”  That is true of His power to evangelize where men think they have made it impossible for the Gospel to enter.  God is never limited by men’s finite barriers.  He is able to place the seed of the Gospel in the fertile soil of the hearts of men in ways that can only be explained with “God did it”!

For decades, a well-documented phenomenon has been occurring in the Muslim world—men and women who, without knowledge of the gospel, or contact among Christians in their community, have experienced dreams and visions of Jesus Christ. The reports of these supernatural occurrences often come from “closed countries” where there is no preaching of the good news and where converting to Christianity can invoke the death sentence. But these are more than just dreams. Setting them apart is the intense reality of the experience and the surrender of one’s heart and mind to Christ in the wake of the dream. A common denominator appears to be that the dreams come to those who are seeking—as best they can—to know and please God.   (https://www.lausanneworldpulse.com/perspectives-php/595/01-2007).

Akiane Kramarik is only 12 years old, but she has abilities far beyond her years. Her mother chose to give birth to her underwater at the family home on July 9, 1994 in Mount Morris, Illinois. The family now lives in Idaho. Akiane speaks four languages, writes poetry, plays piano and composes her own music, and most of all she paints. Her paintings have deep expression and magnificent, living colors. She says that she had a spiritual encounter with God at the ripe old age of four, and that now her paintings are attempts to help people experience God through her eyes. She claims to have actually visited heaven and gives vivid expression to what she saw there. She wants to put on canvas what she has seen in her visions and dreams.

She says, “I want my art to draw people’s attention to God. I want my poetry to keep people’s attention to God.” Her desire is that people find hope in her paintings.  She painted a picture of Jesus that is entitled, “Father forgive them,” and was painted when she was 9. Another one is called “The Journey” — also painted when she was 9. She also painted one she calls “Planted Eyes,” and also one is called “Prince of Peace.” Both were painted when she was only 8. Her web site defines her goal as: “To be an inspiration for others and to be the gift to God.” That’s very profound for a 12-year-old — “to be the gift of God.”

But the interesting part of the story is that Akiane did not come from a Christian home. Her American father is a culinary art instructor and chef, and her stay-at-home, Lithuanian mother was an atheist. There was no teaching in the home about the Christian faith, they never went to church and there was no talk of God. The entire family has now converted to Christianity, but home was not the place where she received any spiritual training. She has appeared on many TV shows and been featured in several magazines. How did God break through to a 4-year-old girl in an atheistic home? I have absolutely no idea. Why did he do it? Well, He gave this girl a vision and a mission. But beyond that, this is just what God does. He chooses unusual people in unexpected places.  (Copied).   How great is our God!!!!!