In this message we look at God's grace persuing Jonah as he runs from the will of God, the Word of God and presence of God. The Lord works in the smallest and most natural of things in dealing with Jonah's heart. He sends a wind to wreck his boat in the process of preparing a vessel by His grace.
You cannot understand this little book or Jonah without hearing and understanding the background to the whole story. Jonah had a front row seat in seeing God's grace demonstrated to back-slidden Israel before His call to Nineveh. Then on a storm rocked boat of idolatrers. And last of all in one of the greatest revival's in all of Biblical history.
God's way to get you to where He wants you! If a storm does not wake you up and cause you to seek His face then God will send a big fish prepared specifically for the task. If your in a cold, dark, smelly, enclosed place it may well be God's grace at work in your life.
The Book of Jonah is not primarily about the Revival in Nineveh it is about God's gracious dealings in the heart of His servant to teach him and train him to walk uprightly in holiness. God's grace used a boat, a big fish, a gourd and a worm in order to teach Jonah lessons.