Sunday, August 2, 2020

In STILLNESS is the KEY


39 And he arose, 
and rebuked the wind, 
and said unto the sea, 
Peace, 
be still. 
And the wind ceased, 
and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:39 
King James Version

Let's all be honest with ourselves.

Is there anything we can do right now, to calm the world storm, the covid crisis, the financial crisis, the many voices, the confusion, the conjectures?

Do we have such power to do so?

Of course, we don't.

But we have power -- in CHRIST.

Remember how Jesus rebuked the wind, as the apostles were in a panic about the storm, appealing to Jesus to help them, lest they perish.

All Jesus said was:
"Peace, be still."

How can three, simple words generate SUCH power?

Well, He is CHRIST, the living SON of God, our SAVIOR, our REDEEMER, the one feared by the fallen.

Still, people do not know how to be still.

People panic, not putting their faith in God.

Speaking of God, here's what he instructed His people, when they were in a panic about the Assyrians:

15 For thus saith the Lord God, 
the Holy One of Israel; 
In returning and rest shall ye be saved; 
in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: 
and ye would not.

Isaiah 30:15 (KJV)

What do you think the Israelites did?

What do humans normally do?

We defy God.

We think we know better.

Panic causes confusion.

Panic clutters the mind.

Panic makes the heart feeble. 

In anger, this is what God said:


8 Now go, 
write it before them in a table, 
and note it in a book, 
that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9 That this is a rebellious people, 
lying children, 
children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
10 Which say to the seers, 
See not; 
and to the prophets, 
Prophesy not unto us right things, 
speak unto us smooth things, 
prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, 
turn aside out of the path, 
cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, 
Because ye despise this word, 
and trust in oppression and perverseness, 
and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you 
as a breach ready to fall, 
swelling out in a high wall, 
whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

Isaiah 30:8-13 (KJV)

By ourselves, we really cannot do anything, without the LORD's wisdom.

We need the Lord.

We need His help.

We need His guidance.

He loves us, and will never allow anything to hurt us -- unless we do it to ourselves, by being stubborn, and willful.

I am writing this to tell you, to be STILL, and WAIT upon the LORD.

If you're a follower of Jesus, you'll know what to do.

The HOLY SPIRIT has been sent to teach us all things about Jesus.

All you have to do is to clear up your heart, make room for Jesus, and the instructions will begin.

As it had for me nearly 11 months ago.

And now, everything has been made clear.

The WORD of God makes everything clear.

Everything in the Bible already foretold everything.

You merely have to open your heart to the LORD, listen, learn, and love.

You merely have to be God's OWN.

Let God speak to you, in a way you surely will understand.

The world will give you confusion.

The Holy SPIRIT of God gives only CLARITY.

Be STILL, and WAIT upon the Lord.

Show Him you are a willing servant, with no thought of self or mammon, but willing to know EVERYTHING about Him.

Watch what happens.


P.S. Also note this particular verse, what God instructed the prophet Isaiah:

8 Now go, 
write it before them in a table, 
and note it in a book, 
that it may be for the time to come 
for ever and ever:

Isaiah 30:8 King (KJV)

"that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:"

What is true then, is true now.

Whether Assyrians, or modern day enemies of the WORD, God's TRUTH and SOLUTION remain the same.

Trust in the LORD, be STILL, and WAIT.

14 Wait on the Lord: 
be of good courage, 
and he shall strengthen thine heart: 
wait, I say, 
on the Lord.

Psalm 27:14 (KJV)


Dr. Charles F. Stanley videos:
"When God Says Wait
"How Should We Wait?"

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Updated 18 January 2022