There are a remnant people that have been prepared by God. For those, the silence at times is deafening. Through the many years of wilderness walkers, they were taught to listen and obey God. It was not the 10 suggestions but the 10 commandments that Moses brought back from Mt Horeb.
Those who were found to be believers in the promise and plan of Canaan, learned to hang on to one simple word... “faith.” However, not all endured the preparations to cross over into Canaan. Not all found faith simple. It was through the testing, the way they lived and the roaming in the wilderness, but many could not cross over because they displeased the Lord, even Moses.
During the trek of our own ‘wilderness walker faith’ is where we find our own revelation that is no ordinary element. However, will in gradient sway away to what is not ordinary at all.
The Lord is leading the remnant out of hidden security through obscurity, by leaning on their lover Jesus Christ, and they are coming forward out of hiding into the light of day.
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness, Leaning upon her beloved?” Song of Songs 8:5a
This is the remnant that the Lord himself has ordained and licensed and known from the very beginning. Many wonder why the silence. When God speaks, He does not speak to hear himself speak and it is not happenstance. When He speaks it matters, it happens, and it is always what He wants revealed for that time, or in times to come, for HE will do nothing until He reveals His plans to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
God knows everything the enemy is doing; However, the enemy does not know everything that God is doing! We, the remnant, are not going down, we are going over! Satan and the fallen angels are shaking in their boots for what they sense God is up to in the atmosphere!!
GOD HAS GOT A PEOPLE!!!
“Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, Awesome as an army with banners? Song of Songs 5:10
The remnant has been through lessons of fire that utterly burns away all chaff and refines all the dross. And although these times may be hard, it is these very lessons that truly teach that the cares of this natural life and the deceitfulness of riches have nothing to offer or compare to what God has for you!
Through the wilderness years we have learned from experience as the remnant that our beloved is all we need, and we can lean hard against Him!
Beloved of God, He loves it when we lean hard against Him. He gives us everything we need for strength, hope, courage, comfort, naming just a few, and from His blessed presence alone He does wonders making our hearts and minds joyful in and with Him!
Did you know that Jesus Christ is filled with joy because of you? For our fellowship and relationship with Him is twofold…. It brings Him fulfillment and pleasure too! He longs for our time before Him in the secret place. (Mark 4:19)
But inwardly what is not seen defies natural logic. Because He takes what is seemingly foolish and the base things of this world to defy logic. (I Cor 1:28)
The Lord waited at the marriage of Cana, knowing the exact time when He would perform the miracle. Jesus made a point to wait until all the old wine was gone to refer to the displays of the purity and maturity of the latter wine, for he saved the best for last! Jesus knew exactly when to release the Fathers meaning that had been hidden. He knew when the debut and display of his victorious new wine vintage would soon be supernaturally poured out on all flesh! (John 2:1-12 Acts 2 Joel 2)
You cannot pour new wine into old wineskins or the old will burst, we must be transformed from the old skin of religiosity and legalism to conforming to the freedom we now have in Christ. When we are saved and living for the Lord, we should receive Power when we experience the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and Fire. (Acts chapters 1 and 2) The infilling of the Holy Ghost should be a daily refilling as we plug into the Lord daily in intimacy and in our individual prayer life. (Matt 3:7-17)
As we learn the scriptures Paul said, “I die daily.” If we have put to death the deeds of the flesh, we will rise in newness of life. However, just because you spoke a few words at an altar and there is no evidence of a changed life, you need to ask for help and ask questions in understanding the New Birth.
You shall receive Power when the Holy Ghost comes on you and you will be witnesses unto Jerusalem, all Judea, and in Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth. The Power of the Holy Ghost released in us is what gives us the ability to win cities, win souls, conquer areas and demonic strongholds, and do exploits, for we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! It is the Holy Ghost Baptism of fire that gives us the power of HIS Spirit working in us mightily! (Acts 1:8)
We must understand that having a daily life and walking with the Lord is like being in the best marital relationship you could ever imagine. Walking with Jesus is the epitome of the fulfillment of the Groom and His Bride. Nothing else matters when you keep Him first, and when HE knows you are true to Him, he will bless you beyond anything you could possibly imagine!
"Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved. For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality." It is just as Isaiah said previously: "Unless the Lord Almighty had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah" Romans 9:27-29 BSB
God actively pursues a man or woman who are after the heart of God! What better lover can measure after HIM. As I close this message, I want to encourage you in your trek with Jesus Christ, let him woo and win you over and over, it is never too much or too late beloved! You can always begin again in Jesus! You are loved dearly!
“Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unrelenting as Sheol. Its sparks are fiery flames, the fiercest blaze of all. Mighty waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, his offer would be utterly scorned.” Song of Songs 8:6-7
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
Sherry Edwards Mackey