WAITING ON GOD (Day 6)
“The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Nu 14:7-9)
Today was the last day of our fasting and prayers program in the church. Pastor R S Leigh spoke to the congregation. He said that all the church leaders who spoke this week had something in common. They spoke the Word boldly, encouraging the brethren to trust God for their future. They spoke like Joshua and Caleb who brought a good report that gave God all the glory. He said that we should not fear the future, for God has gone ahead of us to make the crooked paths straight. He said that we should not fear the ‘giants’ in the land or the opposition coming from our enemies, visible or invisible. We should not fear those who are jealous on our success or those who flatter us unto destruction, trying to steal our joy. We made a fresh vow to give God all the glory for the new sanctuary He has provided for His people. We vowed to always point to Jesus when people will ask questions about the new church or the success of our lives.
Pastor Leigh said that everybody should be involved in one ministry or another. He said that the Body of Christ is one, but made of many members (1Cor 12). Any member who is idle is useless and shall be cut off by the Lord. Working for God will increase your days on earth. To be a ‘spectator’ in the church is suicidal. The brethren who work faithfully in the House of God shall be rewarded by God. This is His promise. This message of working for God and the reward associated with it has been the basic message this week. We ended with thanksgiving to God for His presence in our church and our lives. Really, there is nothing that compares with the presence of God over a people. You can’t buy that with money. Man cannot give or take it. It is the grace of God in action, the overflow of the workings of Calvary. Praise the Lord! Glory to the Lamb of God!