Tag: Hidden

The Valley Of Elah

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Most people who visit Israel don’t visit the Valley of Elah where David fought Goliath. You can still see it, the stream from which David took his rocks and the hills on which the armies camped. It’s amazing to see. Even more amazing is the fact that you can hardly find it. There’s no church or synagogue there, no real signs saying this is the Valley of Elah. People ride through it all the time and they don’t even know it’s there. In fact, it’s right off the side of the road. What does the Valley of Elah tell us? The greatest battlefields in the Lord often take place in hidden places, not on the outside where everybody can see it, but on the inside. The great battles are first won in prayer, in the secret place when you’re alone with God. So get on your armor and go to your prayer closet. Whatever that issue is, take it to the Lord in prayer. Go to your secret place, for it is the hidden battlefields where giants are slain.

Today’s Mission – Whatever your issue is today, take it to the Lord in prayer. Go to your secret place and there win the battle.

by Jonathan Cahn

One by one

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Here is the very core of spiritual life. it is not a subjective state so much as a life in the heart. Christ for us is the ground of our salvation and the source of our justification; Christ in us is the source of sanctification. When this becomes real, [We] are dead. Our own condition, state and resources are no longer counted upon any more than a dead man’s, but . . . [our] life is hid with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). It is not even always manifest to us.

Moreover, Christ who is our life must Himself maintain it and be made unto us of God all we need. Therefore, the Christian life is not just coming to Christ to save us, and then going on to work out our own sanctification, but as [we] have received Christ Jesus the Lord, thus to walk in Him, just as dependent and as simply trusting as for our pardon and salvation.

Ah, friends, how much it would ease our tasks, for the day that’s just begun, to live our life a step at a time, and our moments one by one.

by A.B. Simpson