… (Exo 19:4-5) ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. God can part with nothing of His own power, and therefore I can experience the power and goodness of God only so far as I am in contact and fellowship with Himself; and when I come into contact and fellowship with Himself I come into contact and fellowship with the whole omnipotence of God, and have the omnipotence of God to help me every day. We cannot do the will of God except by the power of God. "I might have done the same as that man," you say, "if God had not kept me." Joshua 14:11 says, "I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in." All rights reserved. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. And God will meet you the next day and every day; and never mind if in the practice of fellowship there comes failure sometimes. What is Almighty God not going to do for the child that trusts Him? (1 Pet 1:3-5) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 8. Scripture does not pronounce any moral judgments for or against the keeping of those secrets (e.g., 2 Samuel 15:35–36). When Christ said to him: "Go thy way, for thy child liveth," that man believed the word that Jesus spoke; he rested in that word. God’s power. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. The words from which I speak, you will find in 1 Pet. (1 John 4:4) You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. And there David lived. (1 Cor 10:12-13) So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! And then, next, we must understand that faith is. I want to get that truth burned into my soul, I want to worship God until my whole heart is filled with the thought of His omnipotence. {38} For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, {39} neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. God's keeping is all=inclusive, and let every one who longs to live a holy life think out all their needs, and all their weaknesses, and all their shortcomings, and all their sins, and say deliberately: "Is there any sin that my God can not keep me from?" I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”. (Jude 1:24-25) To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy– {25} to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! And God will lift us up as well. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. } He has given me something of his; the rest he keeps for himself. His very feathers. Canon Bat, tersby was an evangelical clergyman of the Church of England for more than twenty years, a man of deep and tender godliness, but he had not the consciousness of rest and victory over sin, and often was deeply sad at the thought of stumbling and failure and sin. I cannot do that work, and in trusting that agent I confess I cannot do it. But in most cases it is utter helplessness; another must do it for me. (Jude 1:1-2) Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: {2} Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. When Canon Battersby heard that address, he went home that night, and in the darkness of the night found rest. A son has, perhaps, a very rich father, and as the former is about to commence business the father says: "You can have as much money as you want for your undertaking." anger and unlovingness and pride and sin. ", "But I did not want you to keep it in that general way, so that you should bring me back only the shell of the watch, or the remains. When he heard about the possibility of victory, he felt it was desirable, but it was as if he could not attain to it. (Psa 66:8-9) Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; {9} he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. (Psa 91:9-12) If you make the Most High your dwelling– even the LORD, who is my refuge– {10} then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. But when God breaks you down, when everything begins to grow dim before your eyes, and you see that you understand nothing, then God is coming nigh, and if you will bow down in nothingness and wait upon God, He will become all.". But it is what God wants of them, it is what God expects of them. So long as you have got your own wisdom and thoughts and strength, you cannot fully trust God. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. As we fly over the book for a bird’s eye view, here are a few themes we will all discover together over the weeks to come. He has the power to let the sunshine of His love be with us all the day. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ", "Have I not kept it? {3} The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness. The great hindrance to trust is self=effort. This is the Gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. But God says: "My child, there is no work you are to do, and no business in which you are engaged, and not a cent which you are to spend, but I, your Father, will take that up into my keeping." And God will take care that His own divine light shines upon you, and that you shall abide in that light, if you will only trust Him for it. In many cases it means: I can do it with a great deal of trouble, but another can do it better. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. If I were to ask you the question: "Do you think God is able to keep you one day from actual transgression?" Has God not said in His Word: "I, the Lord, do keep it, and will water it every moment"? Then he went and told others, and asked that the Keswick Convention might be begun, and those at the Convention with himself should testify simply what God had done. In many cases it means: I can do it with a great deal of trouble, but another can do it better. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. How must we look at this faith? As long as we are something, God cannot be all, and His omnipotence cannot do its full work, That is the beginning of faith—utter despair of self, a ceasing from man and everything on earth, and finding our hope in God alone. I pray you, remember two things. And oh, we who are the children of Pentecost, we who have known Christ and His blood and the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, why is it we know so little of what it is to walk tremblingly step by step with the Almighty God as our Keeper? Others, again, think the very opposite. He said that the weaker he was the better it was for him, for when he was weak he was strong in his Lord Christ. He anointed us, {22} set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. (Isa 40:28-31) Do you not know? gin here. The keeping is to be continuous. But that is not the way with the power of God. (Psa 138:6-8) Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. If I have a bit of business to transact, perhaps to buy a house, the conveyancer must do the work of getting the transfer of the property in my name, and making all the arrangements. 6 Wherein … "The governor under Areas the king kept [guarded] the city of the Damascenes" (2 Corinthians 11:32); the peace of God shall keep ("guard." And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. The LORD will keep. Now, if He can do that for an hour or a day, why not for two days? 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Think, first of all, that this keeping is all=inclusive. Sometimes he comes as an angel - look up 2 Corinthians 11:14; and sometimes as a roaring lion - look up 1 Peter 5:8. The whole being. Here are some scriptures that say God keeps a record: (Rev 20:12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Just think. Do not be afraid because you have got your business that you cannot have God with you always. UTTER IMPOTENCE AND HELPLESSNESS BEFORE GOD. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Proud member You thought that this was of less importance; you did not remember that the great commandment of the New Testament is—" Love one another as I have loved you." He walked back, and on the way met his servant, and got the first news that the child was well, that at one o'clock on the afternoon of the previous day, at the very time that Jesus spoke to him, the fever left the child. To him be glory for ever and ever. (Isa 46:4) Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. In South Africa they sometimes make a graft, and above it they tie a bottle of water, so that now and then there shall be a drop to saturate what they have put about it. David had very wonderful views of how the everlasting God is Himself the hiding=place of the believing soul, and of how He takes the believer and keeps him in the very hollow of His hand, in the secret of His pavilion, under the shadow of His wings, under His very feathers. A man must learn to say: "I give up everything; I have tried and longed, and thought and prayed, but failure has come. listeners: [], God gives us the first experience of His power to prepare us to long for more, and to come and claim all that He can do, God help us to trust Him every day. Thank You! (Psa 37:23-24) If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; {24} though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. } We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. {24} The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. {29} For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Philippians 4:7 ) the hearts of those who trust in him, - they are guarded by a heavenly host; "The angel of the Lord encampeth around them that fear him;" they are guarded by, or rather, according to the exact rendering, in the power of God. you would answer: "I not only know He is able to do it, but I think He has done it. "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness," 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV "Do not love the world or the things in the world. That is what I want to understand. And actually, that description is used (see James 1:21-25) to describe the impact of God's word upon our hearts. (Eph 3:20-21) Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, {21} to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead; to an inheritance incorruptible ... reserved in heaven for you " (and then the fifth verse), "who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. This week in our study, we read through the book of 1 Peter. I cannot expect God to conquer that.". God being an infinite fulness, there is no fear of want for any of the heirs of heaven; though there be millions of saints and angels, which have a share in God's riches, yet he has enough for them all, because he is infinite. We see there is a double keeping— the inheritance kept for me in heaven, and I on earth kept for the inheritance there. { There are some people who think God will keep them in spiritual things, but not in temporal things. your going out and your coming in. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. The third and fourth verses are: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, . if we once got hold of the thought: Our whole religious life is to be God's doing—" It is God that worketh in us to will and to do of His good pleasure"—when once we get faith to expect that from God, God will do all for us. You perhaps say: "He can; but there is something in me that cannot attain to it, and which God does not take away.". Ah! Ah yes, God will have to bring us very low down; there will have to come upon us a sense of emptiness and despair and nothingness. It’s also been one of the most viewed posts this year. He can; and that is what God is going to do for them that trust Him. I expected you to keep every part of it.". As we embark on a new year with all our resolutions and new goals, we need to keep balance in mind. But it did not continue. Genesis 6:5-8 [5] And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. let us make God's omnipotence as revealed in His word the measure of our expectations. How much of you? And Paul then learned a lesson that he never forgot, and that was—to rejoice in his infirmities. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Though a thousand men behold the sun, there is light enough for them all: put never so many buckets into the sea, there is water enough to fill them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. Psalm 121:1-8 (ESV) Let me make a few general observations about this Psalm and then we’ll see how we can apply this Psalm to our own journey toward becoming mature disciples of Jesus. That is what I want to understand. The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Here is the omnipotence of God, and here is faith reaching out to the measure of that omnipotence. Look up into the face of your loving Father, and take time everyday with Him, and begin a new life with the deep emptiness and poverty of a man who has got nothing, and who wants to get everything from Him; with the deep restfulness of a man who rests on the living God, the omnipotent Jehovah; and try God, and prove Him if He will not open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that there shall not be room to receive it. {22} But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation– {23} if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. (Isa 63:9) In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. Do you want to enter what people call " the higher life"? © Copyright 2019 SEEK GOD MINISTRIES, All Rights Reserved, The glory of God is the manifestation and revelation of His holy love© Copyright 2021 SEEK GOD MINISTRIES, All Rights Reserved, Kingdom Thoughts – 2020.12.21 (John 18:37) Jesus the King Reveals Truth, 4 – The Glory of God – Realize Your Righteous Father – How to Know Truth, 3 – Your Father – Realize Your Righteous Father– How to Know Truth, 2 Know Whose You Are – Realize Your Righteous Father– How to Know Truth, 1 Jesus is Truth – Realize Your Righteous Father-How to Know Truth. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!’, (Josh 1:7-9) Be strong and very courageous. We should look at the two sides—at God's side and His almighty power; offered to us to be our Keeper every moment of the day; and at the human side, we having nothing to do but in faith to let God do His keeping work. And then as we enter into our covenant, let us have the one prayer—that we may believe fully that the everlasting God is going to be our Companion, holding our hand every moment of the day; our Keeper, watching over us without a moment's interval; our Father, delighting to reveal Himself in our souls always. Amen. Amen. What is Almighty God not going to do for the child that trusts Him? . window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { All life is in unbroken continuity. And now the other side—Believing. There is the sin of temper. People sometimes tell me: "My life is one of such scurry and bustle that I have no time for fellowship with God." He hoped Christ would help him, but he had not any assurance of that help. Amen. {35} Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Do not try to stir and arouse faith from within. When you hear of some man who has been tempted and gone astray or fallen into drunkenness or murder, you thank God for His keeping power. (1 Th 5:23-24) May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. The doctor came to the, tower, he entered by the door, and began going upstairs; but when he had gone a few steps the gentleman called out: fore your eyes, and you see that you understand nothing, then God is coming nigh, and if you will bow down in nothingness and wait upon God, He will become all.". A man must learn to say: "I give up everything; I have tried and longed, and thought and prayed, but failure has come. And glory has come to me through them. Bible Verses about God - The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves… For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your… But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will… Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your… And so we know and rely on the love God has for… Then again, there are others who think of this keeping thus: "God will keep me from doing very great wickedness, but there are small sins I cannot expect God to keep me from. Remember Paul. (Psalms 68:3-6 NLT) But let the godly rejoice. Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and he and his family were lifted above the flood. This is Caleb's word. Be encouraged with Scriptures of hope! It is when we sink down in utter helplessness that the everlasting God will reveal Himself in His power, and that our hearts will learn to trust God alone. There is no qualifying clause to them. In all your judgings and meditations and thoughts and deeds and questionings and studies and prayers, learn to be kept by your Almighty God. ", My answer is: "By the death of self. And you believe He kept you from drunkenness and murder. and in great helplessness, but in great restfulness, place ourselves in His hands. {33} Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? Did God promise of that vineyard of red wine that every moment He would water it so that the heat of the sun and the scorching wind might never dry it up? there is the want. The words of my text are: " Kept by the power of God through faith.". At the bottom of all faith there is a feeling of helplessness. Salem Media Group. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always bounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord (1Cor. And that is the secret of the spiritual life. 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