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I will give you the treasures of darkness.

Posted by appolus on November 26, 2014

I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. (Isa 45:2-3)

In the life of each saint there are crooked paths. There are gates of brass and there are bars of iron. The saint knows that the path that she or he has been called to is narrow and difficult. He takes up his cross each day and he dies to himself and to this world and to the flesh. In the midst of this dying the Lord is slowly revealed. What is working death in our flesh is by the same token releasing spiritual life. Isn’t wonderful that God is working on our behalf and has promised to us that He will straightened out the crooked path. When life seems to take us down a road that seems impossible to navigate, God promises that He has gone before us. There are no surprises to God, He is in it all and we will overcome because He has went before us. The greatest example of God going before us is exemplified in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Each saint will also encounter gates of brass and bars of iron. These will be specific situations that requires the hand of God to overcome. In the flesh there would be no solution but by the hand of God these ” gates of brass,” and ” bars of iron,” are broke in pieces. And so we are able to continue our journey down the same narrow, seemingly crooked path which the Lord is actually straightening out by going before us. Now just as the individual saint has to encounter crooked paths and gates of brass and bars of iron, so does the Body of Christ as a whole. It also has had a journey, it also has encountered many difficulties and a seemingly crooked path. It has encountered gates of brass, seemingly barring the way forward, yet the same promises made to the individual saint has also been made to the Body of Christ, praise God. He is working, always working on our behalf and He never sleeps. We can call upon Him night and day for we can be assured that He is with us and has went before us.

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