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January 19, 2002
VISION AND DARKNESS
An horror of great darkness fell upon him.
Genesis 15:1<br /> <a href="http://www.StudyLight.org/desk/?query=ge+15:1&sr=1" target="_blank">http://www.StudyLight.org/desk/?query=ge+15:1&sr=1</a>
Whenever God gives a vision to a saint, He puts him, as it were, in<br />the shadow of His hand, and the saint's duty is to be still and<br />listen. There is a darkness which comes from excess of light, and<br />then is the time to listen. Genesis 16 is an illustration of<br />listening to good advice when it is dark instead of waiting for God<br />to send the light. When God gives a vision and darkness follows,<br />wait. God will make you in accordance with the vision He has given if<br />you will wait His time. Never try and help God fulfil His word.<br />Abraham went through thirteen years of silence, but in those years<br />all self-sufficiency was destroyed; there was no possibility left of<br />relying on common-sense ways. Those years of silence were a time of<br />discipline, not of displeasure. Never pump up joy and confidence, but<br />stay upon God (cf. Isaiah 1:10,11).
Have I any confidence in the flesh? Or have I got beyond all<br />confidence in myself and in men and women of God; in books and<br />prayers and ecstasies; and is my confidence placed now in God<br />Himself, not in His blessings? "I am the Almighty God" - El-Shaddai,<br />the Father-Mother God. The one thing for which we are all being<br />disciplined is to know that God is real. As soon as God becomes real,<br />other people become shadows. Nothing that other saints do or say can<br />ever perturb the one who is built on God.
MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST - by Oswald Chambers
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1-19-02 / My Utmost for His HighestSaffell
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
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