June 19, 2017 Nothing is recorded about Jonah being angry with God or disappointed with God but he decides to go away from the presence of God. Scripture records something spiritual about his back sliding in verse 3 of Jonah 1 Chapter – Bible says “But Jonah rose up” to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord – (He was ready to rise up to leave) – “and went down to Joppa;” (WHEN YOU GO AWAY FROM GOD – YOU GO DOWN SPIRITUAL AND GEOGRAPHICALLY TOO) – and he found a ship going to Tarshish: (ONLY WHEN YOU SEARCH YOU WILL FIND SO JONAH FOUND A SHIP TO FLEE FROM GOD – WE USUALLY FIND A SHIP TO GO AWAY FROM CHURCH OR HIS PRESENCE – WHAT IS YOUR SHIP TODAY) – so he paid the fare thereof, (HE HAD MONEY TO PAY TO GO AWAY TO THE WORD… WE HAVE THE WILL , STRENGTH AND MONEY TO LEAVE HIS PRESENCE) and went down into it, – WENT DOWN INTO IT.. WE GO DOWN WHEN YOU GO AWAY FROM HIS PRESENCE -to go with them unto Tarshish (HE WENT WITH THE WORLD) WE ARE PREPARED TO GO WITH THE WORLD…from the presence of the Lord. …BUT Chapter 3 verse 1 says – The word of the Lord came to Jonah the SECOND TIME – We serve a God who gives us second, third, fourth…….. …..chance!!!!! Never Leave His Presence!