The Ballestero Blog

"That's what I'm talking about!"

When God Takes His Children To Six Flags

with 5 comments

When God Takes His Children To Six Flags


To Six Flags? Absolutely!

While I understand that most of us old geezers have never gone, nor may ever go, Six Flags represents to many Americans a place of fun and entertainment.

Imagine the excitement around the house as children chatter about the proposed trip. They can hardly sleep the night before. They are pumped. They talk almost non-stop and their voices can be heard in the next room.

The names of fun rides are often repeated. Someone remembers being told, “Don’t forget to go to the Majestic Pavilion or whatever it’s called. It’s the best thing out there! Or what ever you do, go on the King’s Castle boat ride.

We have all heard stories of people waiting in line for more than an hour just to get on one ride. They all act like it was worth it and would do it again.

It almost seems sacrilegious to our ‘sanctified’ minds to suggest that the good Lord would ever take His children to Six Flags.

But He does! He’s a good Father who enjoys seeing His children enjoy their life living with Him.

Remind yourself of the Biblical use of words like Flag, Banner, Ensign, and Standard. They can be used interchangeably in the Word of God, and often are in most translations.

Let me tell you about a different kind of Six Flags. The ones mentioned in the Bible.

1. A Flag Called” Love”

Song 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

  • God wants His children to be found standing under the Banner that says, Love. Here is found not only God’s love, but the love of the brotherhood as well.
  • There’s The Banqueting House too. Start the trip by being fed at God’s All You Can Eat Buffet. He serves up giant helpings of Love for those that are emotionally starved, insecure or need reassurance. Step right up, the door’s open.

2. A Flag Just For The “Outcasts”

Is. 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth

  • The eye of God is ever looking to gather His own back to Himself. He looks in every part of the world searching for those that are outcasts. (overthrown, tottering, cast down, thrust out, driven out and away from Him.)
  • The Father always makes a way to come home.
  • All you have to do is look in this direction, If you can see this flag, it’s God’s Welcome Home sign. It’s His invitation to all those who are weary, to come home.

3. The Flag Called Truth

Psa. 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

  • This Flag must be displayed. (Unfurled) God want the world to see this.
  • All who gather here are not ashamed.
  • Truth is on display under this flag. Keep it unfurled. Keep it on display.
  • To them that fear the Lord this is a wonderful place to gather.

4. The Flag Of Defense

Is. 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

  • The Father’s children live with great peace and assurance here. They have His promise that if things get bad in their life, that if they just come to this flag, that everything is going to be alright. There is safety here.

5. The Banner Of Rest

Is. 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Is. 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

  • The Father adopted other children (Gentiles)
  • His Gentile children all want to come here.
  • It’s a place of Revelation.
  • Here He opens the blinded eyes.
  • It’s a place of Rest (Holy Ghost infilling.)
  • There’s nothing like this Holy Ghost experience.

6. The Banner Called Worship

Psa. 20:5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfill all thy petitions.

  • The Flag is the one the Father lets His children raise up. It’s A Banner of Praise. It’s a Flag of Worship.
  • Of all places to stop by, don’t miss this one. You haven’t had a complete Holy Ghost experience until you’ve stood under the Worship Banner.
  • “Rejoice, and again I say, Rejoice!”

Have you gone with your Father to Six Flags lately?


Written by Martyn Ballestero

June 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

5 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. How incredibly awesome!!!

    Nila Marxer

    June 15, 2010 at 12:57 am

  2. As always, great post…I subscribe via RSS and read every one. Keep it Bro.!

    Bob

    June 15, 2010 at 4:37 am

  3. Great thought with a wonderful meaning.
    Mervi

    Mervi

    June 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

  4. I enjoyed the six flags of this wonderful life living for the Lord.

    Karen Dedman

    June 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm

  5. Wow! beautiful post. God bless

    inspiredword

    June 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: