“The proof of desire is in the pursuit.”
I once read a story about a spiritual Bounty Hunter, and although that story was not scripturally valid, it did spark a vision in me that set me on a quest. And what did I find?
Are you prepared to become a Bounty Hunter, too? I find it hard to believe that anyone who believes in God would turn down the chance to be his bounty hunter, once he has seen the truth. I find it amusing that God even timed the release of this message to coincide with Thanksgiving, a holiday, even holy day, for some, to give thanks for God’s bountifulness in our life.
There are two major aspects of the word, “bounty”, of which both apply equally to the spiritual Bounty Hunter.
1.) Bounty… as in a bountiful supply…abundance.
2.) Bounty… as in a reward… as in a bounty placed upon the head of a criminal, to be paid, (rewarded), upon capture.
For the spiritual Bounty Hunter, both aspects of the word are equally relevant. Consider these scriptures:
(Psalms 13:6) “I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” (Does anyone desire for God to deal bountifully with them? Then you are a seeker of God’s bounty. The only question is, just how much of a seeker, or hunter, are you?)
(Psalms 142:7) (This one is VERY interesting. Here it is in the Amplified version.) “Bring my life out of prison, that I may confess, praise and give thanks to Your name; the righteous will surround me and crown themselves because of me, for you will deal bountifully with me.” (I understand this to mean that the anointing, blessing, of God can be so strong on a person, that others will be drawn to that person, in order to get into that blessing for themselves, as in those who were drawn to David when he was on the run from King Saul.)
So how does the spiritual Bounty Hunter apprehend the bountifulness of God? He is a hunter, and the first person we hunt is God!
HUNT GOD!!! (And be rewarded!)
(Hebrews 11:6) “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 (HUNT) HIM.”
(Psalms 19:11) (He also is a spiritual Lawman.) “Moreover by them, (God’s laws), is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them, (God’s laws), there is great REWARD.”
THE PROOF OF DESIRE IS IN THE PURSUIT!
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God… as we are faithful to that path, like a tracker hunting his prey, God’s bountifulness will begin to come upon us, and we will begin to know a boldness and fire we have not had before. That anointing has to go somewhere. Soon we will want to move to the second part of the definition of our word, bounty, and that being to hunt some bad guys, “the” bad guy, and cut him off at the pass, ruin his day, seek a spiritual revenge, as Paul spoke of. But that is for the next message.
As for now, meditate and pray about what it means to hunt God, and seek his bountifulness. I believe God wants to raise up a Holy Ghost posse of Bounty Hunters, to counteract the actions of a devil running rampant upon this spinning planet.
This planet is not my home, but as long as I am here, the Spirit of God in me wants to make a difference! When I am weak, then am I strong. The sheep becomes the hunter because of the Shepherd, but I must never forget, that even though I get to live as the hunter, I am but a sheep. We Christians are a collection of paradoxes that only work because God is God, and he makes them supernaturally work. Amen.
On this Thanksgiving, give thanks to God for his bountifulness to you, and take up the calling of God’s spiritual Bounty Hunter. Hunt God with all your heart, and know that it will lead to even greater things.
We raised a total of $1,600 for Bill. He was in stage 4 when his cancer was discovered. Now it has shrunk to a size that they will soon remove by surgery. Keep Bill in your prayers; victory is in sight!