Everlasting Father, Great is Thy Faithfulness, how Excellent Thou are. Thank You for answers to prayers and supplications of Your children, we are ever grateful to You, The Only Wise One. We praise you, we magnify you forever and ever in the Name of Jesus.
Beloved, what a Wonderful God we serve, He is the King of kings, the Ancient of Days, the Immortal God , there is no one to be compared with Him (Deut 33:26).
Our God is more than able to do whatsoever He had promised to do. The same God Who gave life is also able to sustain it. He gives salvation to the sinner and healing to the sick, He feed the hungry with good things and the lowly in heart, He set on high.
He said to Moses to tell the Israelite that “ I AM that I AM sent you” (Ex 3:14). Do you have understanding of this statement dearly beloved. It means that God is everything you will ever want Him to be. If you want Him to be a pillar of fire, He will be. If you want Him to be a Mighty ocean, He will be. He is God of all provision, the Omnipotent (Gen 17:1), the Omniscient (Prov 5:21), He is Omnipresent (Jer 23:23) He is father to the fatherless and defender of the widows (Ps 68:5), He set the lonely in families (Ps 68:6). He fills the heaven and the earth (Jer 23:24). Glory be Him Alone.
What more can we say, Our God is Sovereign (2 Sam 7:22) He is inexhaustible and so He is to us; therefore we are sure-footedness.
“The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hind’s feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Hab. 3:19
This confidence of the man of God is tantamount to a promise; for that which faith is persuaded of is the purpose of God. The prophet had to traverse the deep places of poverty and famine, but he went down hill without slipping, for the Lord gave him standing. By-and-by he was called to the high places of the hills of conflict; and he was no more afraid to go up than to go down.
See! the Lord lent him strength. Nay, Jehovah Himself was his strength. Think of that: the Almighty God Himself becomes our strength!
Note, that the Lord also gave him sure-footedness. The hinds leap over rock and crag, never missing their foothold. Our Lord will give us grace to follow the most difficult paths of duty without a stumble. He can fit our foot for the crags, so that we shall be at home where apart from God we should perish.
One of these days we shall be called to higher places still Up yonder we shall climb, even to the mount of God, the high places where the shining ones are gathered. Oh, what feet are the feet of faith, by which, following the Hind of the Morning, we shall ascend into the hill of the Lord!
Beloved, we are nothing aside God, for nothing do we have accept that which is given. Any boost outside God is pride and can lead to our destruction. So be careful lest you ignite the anger of God upon your life. Apostle Paul despite all his attainment count it nothing for the sake of cross. Are we not to imitate him?
“Are they Israelites? so am I.” 2Corinthians 11:22
We have here A PERSONAL CLAIM, and one that needs proof. The apostle knew that His claim was indisputable, but there are many persons who have no right to the title who yet claim to belong to the Israel of God. If we are with confidence declaring, “So am I also an Israelite,” let us only say it after having searched our heart as in the presence of God.
But if we can give proof that we are following Jesus, if we can from the heart say, “I trust Him wholly, trust Him only, trust Him simply, trust Him now, and trust Him ever,” then the position which the saints of God hold belongs to us—all their enjoyments are our possessions; we may be the very least in Israel, “less than the least of all saints,” yet since the mercies of God belong to the saints AS SAINTS, and not as advanced saints, or well-taught saints, we may put in our plea, and say, “Are they Israelites? so am I; therefore the promises are mine, grace is mine, glory will be mine.” The claim, rightfully made, is one which will yield untold comfort.
When God’s people are rejoicing that they are His, what a happiness if they can say, “So AM I!” When they speak of being pardoned, and justified, and accepted in the Beloved, how joyful to respond, “Through the grace of God, SO AM I.” But this claim not only has its enjoyments and privileges, but also its conditions and duties.
We must share with God’s people in cloud as well as in sunshine. When we hear them spoken of with contempt and ridicule for being Christians, we must come boldly forward and say, “So am I.” When we see them working for Christ, giving their time, their talent, their whole heart to Jesus, we must be able to say, “So do I.”
O let us prove our gratitude by our devotion, and live as those who, having claimed a privilege, are willing to take the responsibility connected with it.
The grace to live as to please you, we ask in Jesus Name! Amen.
Remain blessed in the Lord.