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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Wait On The Lord, Sunday service 18 September 05

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But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40: 31

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. - Lamentations 3: 24-26

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. - Micah 7: 7

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. - Luke 12: 35-37


We live in an age of instant gratification. This has cost us a great deal, not in just financial terms, but in maturity. God is wiser and smarter than we are, he does not run with fashions and fads. There are proper attributes God will add to our lives, at the proper time and proper place.

Read Hebrews chapter 11, you can get a taste of the first 6 versus in the previous post. This is a chapter on the heroes of faith, those that knew what God wanted and waited on him. The kicker comes at the end of the chapter, versus 39 & 40.

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

They all died in faith never having received the promise (Jesus arriving to save them). That happened later, at the proper place and time. Christ took captivity captive and released those bound captive; then the heroes of faith received the promise.

Faith is required to receive what God has promised you. Hope first, build up your faith second, and continue to wait upon the Lord.

Don't try to complete in your flesh what was started in the spirit. God will answer, at the proper time and place.

Wait on the Lord.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40: 31

Jesus is Lord!

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