Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Deeper Things of God

I knew a man who wanted to draw so much nearer to YHWY as to be distressed with being confined to living in his earthly body on this terrestrial ball. Though reading the Word of God and listening thereto, prayer, fellowship with believers, ministry to others and worship effectively brings one into the presence of God, he still felt this carnal life to be a "ball and chain" preventing him from experiencing fully the presence of Christ.

A question he asked, as do all honest believers, "What is the Lord's will?"

The model of our prayer is, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done."

In answer, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Pe. 3.9)."

In Psalms we read, "Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession (Ps. 2.8)."

We are truly expected to ask of the Father: And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive (Mt. 21.22).

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight (1 Jn. 3.22).

It seems pretty conclusive, we are to remain here as long as YHWY wills. While here we are to do our part that His Kingdom come. We are to do His will, while we have breath.

I knew a man who found no way of drawing nearer to Yeshua than to spend time in secret prayer and be led of the Holy Spirit to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ, who became our curse that we might live, to many at any opportunity made available.

In this he found the deeper things of God.

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