Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Keep Going On

One of the greatest safeguards for spiritual power is to keep going on.

One of the most disastrous things is to hesitate about something which has been made known by the Holy Spirit as the Will of GOD.

In just one matter, we may stop going on with the LORD.

We fail to obey Him; the enemy is watching...

And immediately in our walk with the LORD we come to something upon which the LORD'S Finger is placed, and we do not take that step... 

The enemy rushes in with something else as an alternative, or a preoccupation, or an insinuation of some deadly force which postpones that issue.

And later on it is ten times harder to take that step because something positive has come in. 

The enemy does not believe in gaps, and the LORD does not believe in gaps.

If Israel had gone on and not compromised with the Jebusites or any of the other "ites", the book of Judges would never have been written.

The book of Judges is the great declaration of the fact that the people of GOD did not go on into the fulness that was theirs in GOD.

That is a very solemn word for us.

It shows why there is such an insistence in the New Testament about going on into full growth, pressing on...

For if you do not go on, the danger is that you will be occupied with something that was Never in the Will of GOD...

Taken up with something religious and miss all that He intended, and the enemy will make havoc and entirely rob you of Spiritual Power.

Spiritual power is in going on, and keeping going on; compromising with nothing.

You notice the illustration here is the house of Joseph, and they went to take Bethel. They sent spies.

Why send spies when the Lord told them He had given it?

You need not send spies when the Lord tells you He has given it to you.

And they found a man of Bethel and said to him, "You show us the way into the city and we will deal kindly with you", and the man, to save his own skin, showed them the way in and they let him off, with the result that the man ran away and founded another city, and called it Bethel. 

The tribe of Joseph came down to the level of the flesh and then asked this poor ruffian to show them the way when he should have been killed on the spot.

Talking naturally, they spared him on the ground of compromise.

They said, "In fact, the Lord cannot do it, we must get our information from this fellow, a man which belonged to that thing which God said must be destroyed".

They dealt kindly with him, let him go, and he ran off and founded another city.

If you do not do the thing that God tells you, you liberate a force that sets up an imitation of the real.

You release something that sets up what is not true - a false thing - and the enemy all over the place is setting up these caricatures. 

You will get something false in your life immediately.

Have done with that compromise.

If you spare a little bit in order to get something more easy, you are going to set up something that is mere imitation.

It is not worthwhile.

I know it is costly, I know the conflict, but do you want the Lord's testimony to be really established?

Is it really not yourself, but for the Glory of GOD that you want Spiritual Power?

The Lord wants Spiritual Power recovered in His people for His own testimony's sake.

~T. Austin Sparks~

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