Tag: God’s Promise

Spiritual Rest and Fullness

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

“[The plain of] Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, for My people who have sought Me” (Isaiah 65:10).

God promises that if his children will seek him continually with all their heart, they will always have plenty of spiritual food. Yet those who do not seek God will be empty, famished, dry — wandering about, looking for a shepherd, hungry and never satisfied. The Word says, “You shall be hungry … thirsty … ashamed” (verse 13). But it also says, “Behold, My servants shall eat … drink … rejoice …sing for joy” (verses 13-14).

Those who are shut in with God — pouring out their hearts to him and seeking him in everything — will have power, authority, spiritual strength, food for soul and mind. They will be led by God into a place of spiritual rest and fullness.

Psalm 91 is the favorite Scripture passage of many believers. Such great promises are found here! The entire psalm is a revelation of the delivering, keeping power that comes from living in an attitude of seeking God. The person who lives in this habitation of prayer will have power over all demonic snares, all fear, all sickness and plague — power to prevail and bring forth results in prayer. But there is a condition for this, and it is found in the first verse:

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1)

Dwell” means to live in his presence. You may wonder, “Does this mean I have to pray all the time?” In a manner of speaking, yes. Paul said, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). That means to let your mind be stayed on God in your every waking hour.

Beloved, all throughout the day, in everything, call upon God in your spirit and you will know his power and order in your every step!

by David Wilkerson

He Loves us Too Well To Promise That!

J.C. Ryleby J.C. Ryle

“Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.” Job 5:7

“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33

If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to Heaven. We must count it no strange thing, if we have to endure sicknesses, losses, bereavements, and disappointments, just like other men. Free pardon and full forgiveness, grace along the way, and glory at the end–all this our Savior has promised to give. But He has never promised that we shall have no affliction. He loves us too well to promise that!

By affliction He teaches us many precious lessons which without it we would never learn. By affliction He . . . shows us our emptiness and weakness, draws us to the throne of grace, purifies our affections, weans us from the world, and makes us long for Heaven.

In the resurrection morning, we shall all say, “It is good for me that I was afflicted.” We shall thank God for every storm.

“You do not understand now what I am doing–but you will understand later on!” John 13:7

by J.C. Ryle