Aug 19, 2006
Be Still and Know
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in
That is from Psa_46:10. Consider the ramifications of this one verse. In the preceding verse
he says he maketh wars to cease. I love how the Bible in Basic English puts this: "Be at peace in the knowledge that I am
God, I will be lifted up among the nations, I will be honored through all the earth." Another interesting translation: CEV
"Calm down and learn that I am God! All nations on earth will honor me."
In this hectic pace of life that plagues us all, I believe more than anything, God wants us to
still ourselves before Him. To set aside time, to stop what we are doing, quiet ourselves before the Lord, Most High, and
worship and wait. Enter His Presence with faith, worship, and gratitude, to calm ourselves, take authority over everything,
every thought, feeling, attitude, that would exalt itself against the knowledge and truth of the Lord, and cast it down, as
Paul instructed us to. (2Co_10:3-5) He doesn't want us to come to Him agitated, upset, or afraid. He wants
us to acknowledge, to recognize, if you will that He alone is God. We need to be still before Him, fully aware that He is
over all. In so doing, I believe God can and wants to manifest Himself, and His love to His people. Times are hard, chaotic,
and confusing. Trouble is on all sides. Wars are being fought here and there. The enemy is pressuring God's children in their
minds, their lives, through other people, through circumstances, through almost constant harassment in their minds, like never
before. But God is a refuge-a place to shelter ourselves, to hide. He's a very present help. He's always there-He said He'd
never leave us or forsake us...(Heb_13:5) If our flesh is crucified with Christ, and our carnal minds as chaff
burnt up by the Holy Ghost fire, and we are filled with the Spirit of God, we won't be afraid when the earth quakes and mountains
fall. No matter what problems come, or how loud the enemy roars, there is a river-the rivers of living water, the Lord said
would flow out of our bellies, and refresh and strengthen those around us. Wash them-just as the Lord washed the disciples'
feet, a stirred up saint of God can speak that Word of Life, and let that living water flow out of them and wash those around
who receive hear. It will make us glad, that river, in the holy place, of the tabernacle, or temple of the Most High. Who
is the tabernacle of the Lord? We are-who are indwelled by His Spirit. Where is the Holy Place? That secret place inside us
where His Spirit dwells....the inner room in the very depths of our being indwelled by the Spirit and power of God and the
Lord Jesus Christ, and the sweet Holy Ghost...
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me,
he will keep my words: and my
Father will love him, and we will
come unto him, and make our abode
God is in the midst of her-she shall not be moved. It is written in Heb_1:3 he upholds all things by the Word of His power....that includes you, child of God. If you have hidden His precious
Word in your heart, that Word of Life, that Word of His power will hold you up, too. His Word is all you have to stand on
and it is MORE THAN ENOUGH....
The heathen rage against God, against right-funny how in politics and the media RIGHT is almost a dirty
word now. They say that word with such disdain and condescension. Too many people have thrown off restraint and live for self,
and pleasure, and sneer at anything righteous. The kingdoms can't get along, the religious crowds of the world are full of
hate and bitterness and envy. But all God has to do is speak, and the problem melts. You hear his still small voice in your
inner man, and it just calms whatever is troubling your soul and fills you with fresh strength...HIS strength...
The LORD is WITH US...He told Isaiah, you tell them...
Fear thou not; for I am
with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Whatever our problems are-if we turn it over to Him, give it to Him completely, then just behold what He
does with it, he can cast that problem you think is a mountain into the sea as it were...out of your way. He goeth before
His own sheep, leading them to pasture...remember.....
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and
the sheep follow him: for they know
He maketh the wars to cease-stop your striving to please Him, to live holy, to make it, to overcome...commit
yourself and all you have fully to HIM (and folks I am preaching to myself here) and trust HIM, for this is that which overcometh
the world, even our faith...
1Jo 5:4 For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
The warfare that goes on inside us, he can make it cease. He can give us rest. He promised and already
gave us HIS peace...
Joh 14:27 Peace I
leave with you, my peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth, give I
unto you. Let not your heart be
let it be afraid.
We can keep it or let the enemy steal it from us through listening to his lies and considering what our
eyes see too much....or we can embrace it as what it is.. a promise from the Lord Jesus Christ to us who believe and lay hold
on it, take possession of it, and if we don't understand how to do that, ask for the understanding, ask Him to teach you how
to apply what you read in His Word to your heart and life.
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
But the Comforter, which is
the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach
you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I
have said unto you.
He's more than willing to teach us-but we have to still ourselves before HIM, show up for class, if you
will-show up for prayer, and Bible Study-and always defer to HIM. Don't sit down with your Bible and try to read it on your
own. Invite, no WELCOME HIM, to come and break that bread of life with you. He said, come........
11:28 Come unto me, all
ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give
11:29 Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me; for I
am meek and lowly in heart: and
ye shall find rest unto your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden