Many of the Old Testament prophets, even though they weren't saved, sought
God and were open to Him to reveal Himself to them and became sensitive to
His voice. They managed to persuade Kings because of this. A good example of
this was Daniel. Read his story and see how he believed God no matter what
circumstances came into his life and no matter how the devil tried to stop
him. He was a faithful and loyal servant of God and as a result God gave him
28a But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets
29b And He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be.
30 But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have
more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the
interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your
Read the entire chapter of Daniel 2 to see what this is all about. But the
main thought was that he was given the gift of interpreting dreams and God
used him and he was rewarded for it.
If you read the whole book of Daniel you will see the full story of Daniel
and find out just how dedicated he was to seeking God's face by spending
time in pray and study. His life was spared many times because of this.
Moses and Joseph were two more men that God used mightly because they sought
after him. The amazing thing is that they did not have the Bible to go by as
it had not been written yet. They just wanted to know if there was a God and
He revealed himself to them. And God used both of them to save their people.
David was just a shepherd boy that God used to rule a nation. He hungered
for God and God's spirit came on him.
1 Samuel 16
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his
physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as
man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the
11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said,
“There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.”
12 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down
till he comes here.” 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy,
with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him;
for this is the one!”
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his
brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.
These are all Old Testament men that the Spirit rested on. But we are born
again children of God. If we spend time in God's presence and seek His face
and read His word, God will reveal His Word to us and we will see great and
mighty things happen in our lives as well.