Sunday, January 19, 2020

That Which is to Come

One thing about the word "greater" ... when it refers to God, 
     it refers to something far beyond the ability of our minds to grasp.

Even if we look at created things (which is the smallest part of God's working)
     Someone has estimated the number of stars at          1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. 
     At the other end of the scale there are perhaps 
  43,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in a grain of sand - 
God put all those atoms in a grain of sand ... 
so how many atoms are there in the universe???

Now, as the chorus says, "How great is God?"
How great distance which His condescension led Him to stoop to man?

God calls us to Himself. How great is that call?
How great is the power which works to make it possible?
How great is the Love, the Mercy, the Tenderness of God's seeking?
How unfailing the undergirding which comes with this call to our hearts?

With God nothing is impossible. (Lk. 1.37)
     If our hearts reach out then
          God's gift of faith will meet us.

As a church we have gone back from the time when the streams of Salvation, Healing, and Holy Ghost baptism met at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Glory, the Freshness and the Power of those days are no longer amongst us.
God Himself is no longer the All in All in our midst,
as He was for those who experienced the outpouring of the Spirit of God 
those years ago.

Someone told me of those early days, "We KNEW that God would come and manifest Himself every time we were in a meeting."
Today? Where are we today?

Today we are structured and bound by our conventions.
Today we have substituted programs for vision.
Today we have taken our eyes off God and are looking for men to guide us.

We think we know when we know nothing.
Man looks for the "latest and greatest" 
     but God desires that we humble ourselves 
          that He might do His work.

Isaiah 2 speaks of that which will be in the Last Days,
     the days when man's pride will be humbled and God alone exalted,
          the days when God's Call to man will Culminate in Fulfillment.

It is a time to cease to try to understand the future through the eyes of the past.
     It is a time to seek the Lord alone.
          It is a time to go up to the mountain of the Lord,
               to the place where He will teach us of His ways,
                    where we will walk in His paths. (vs 3)



  1. Amazingly again, two scriptures have been on my mind this week:
    1) Psalm 8:4-8 "What is man that You are mindful of him?"
    2) Romans 1:17 "The righteous (just) shall live by faith," two themes that you talked about in your blog today! I am continually amazed at the power of God to connect the Body of Christ in oneness of spirit, mind and purpose, even in today's modern and physically disconnected world. I agree that the Body must continue to seek out what is important and ways of getting to where God wants us to be, that place being complete dependence upon Him, so that the Holy Spirit can move as He pleases. Man-made programs and traditions aren't going to get us there and do not incur the favor of God. It's not an easy task, as we are used to depending on things we can see, hear and touch (i.e., a pastor's steady, reliable salary), but faith is an absolute requirement for God to be able to show Himself strong in the earth and in our midst. Abraham was a perfect example of faith being put to the test and I can see why God called Abraham His friend. God bless!