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The Withdrawing Of The Cloud

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Have there been times in your life and walk when you just didn’t feel the presence of God; when you didn’t feel the presence of His love, His favor, or His blessings? Maybe you felt He was distant or withdrawing from you. But in those times of life, there’s a blessing you may be missing.

If you were in the wilderness with Moses and witnessed the presence of God withdrawing from the camp, it wouldn’t have been a bad thing but a good thing. The withdrawing of His presence was a sign that He was calling His people to get moving. It was the sign that it was time to move forward in the journey to the Promised Land. In the same way, if you’re in God’s will and you don’t feel Him as close as you did, it’s a sign that God wants you to move forward, to not live by feelings, but to seek after Him. It’s a sign He wants you to make a change in your routine, to press forward to find more of Him and to enter higher ground. So don’t get down – instead, get up and follow the cloud!

Today’s Mission – Today, take time to go over all the blessings God has given you and take inventory on how rich you truly are.

by Jonathan Cahn

‘Tom Thumbs’ in grace!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883

“Though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s Word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!” Hebrews 5:12

“An infant, if he should continue an infant always, would be a monster!”

However pleased the parents had been with the little one when it was a babe, they would soon be deeply distressed if year after year it still remained a tiny thing. Indeed, they would consider it a great calamity to be the parents of a dwarf.

What, then, shall we say of those professors who never grow? They are no more holy after fifty years! They are infants at sixty years of age!

I have in my house, pictures of my twin sons, taken on their birthdays for twenty-one years. They begin in the cradle, and end as full-grown young men.

But, alas, I have spiritual children whom I wheeled about in the stroller twenty years ago–and they are babies still, needing as much care as ever, and are not able to walk alone! Ah me, that so many who ought to be warriors, are weaklings; that those who should be men of six feet tall, are so stunted as to be mere ‘Tom Thumbs’ in grace!

O for grace to grow in grace, and especially in the knowledge of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God save us from a life which does not grow, and from a growth which is not healthy!

“For this very reason, make every effort to add . . . to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.” 2 Peter 1:5-6

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation!” 1 Peter 2:2

by Charles Spurgeon