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The break of dawn.

Posted by appolus on May 5, 2015

dawnPsa 46:5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

God is in the midst of His people, He has set up His tabernacle right in the center of the Body of Christ. Can you imagine, the God of all the universe dwells with us! Where two or three are gathered there He is, at the very heart of it all. He is our strength, He is our refuge, He is a very present help in time of need. Any force that comes against us has to deal with God Almighty.

Now brothers and sisters, we are tested on this. Even the Lord Himself cried out from the cross ” My God, My God why has thou forsaken me?” Have you ever felt like you have been abandoned? This feeling runs head long into the Scripture that tells us that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Something has to give. We know at the very bottom of our hearts, at the very seat of all of our affections that God is always right and His Word never fails and that despite circumstances, He is not only with us, but He is in our midst.

Now we know from Hebrews 1 that faith is the evidence of things not seen. What can you not see in your life right now brothers and sisters? Maybe you cannot see a way out of your present circumstances? Maybe a doctor has given you a dire diagnosis? Maybe you look at an ever-increasing darkness in the world and wonder where it can all possibly end? Well, I am going to tell you something that you already know. God has not abandoned His people. God has not abandoned you, no matter your circumstances. He dwells in your heart and He dwells in the midst of His people. The break of dawn is that moment that comes after a long darkness, a darkness that seems like it would never end.

As a teenager, myself and some other foolish teenagers thought it would be a good idea to get drunk and spend the night on the beach. Can I tell you, that was the longest night of my life. I thought the sun would never come up. I was shivering so badly that I was almost convulsing, and I could not stop my teeth chattering. I cannot begin to explain how sweet the rising of the sun was. I literally reached out my arms to embrace the warmth. Now I knew in my head through the darkness that the sun would come up, but in the middle of the night I seemed to lose hope that it ever would, time slowed down almost to a crawl.

When my second oldest son was two, he was burned over 60% of his body with third degree burns. His treatment was one of the darkest periods of my life and I thought it would never end. Many years later when that same son was sent to prison, another dark time had engulfed us. Yet Gods word tells us that we shall not be moved. God tells us that we shall not be overcome. God tells us that Victory is mine. God tells us that the sun will come up and the darkness will be vanquished. So maybe you are at a moment in your life when it is just before the break of dawn. Its been a long dark struggle. You have cried out to God over and over again and you have only known silence in the darkness. The Lord says right now ” be still and know that I am God.”

The dawn is about to break brothers and sisters. Christ is coming and He will usher in a new age. The ages are drawing to a close. The breaking of the dawn is almost upon us therefore great darkness must engulf us before the light of Christ will be seen by every eye. Be still and know that He is God. He is in the midst of it all. You are not abandoned and He has you in the palm of His hand. Can you lie down with Jesus in the boat and rest? That boat was never going to sink. The God of all the universe was right there. The God of all the universe is right there in your heart, right there in the midst of it all. Though the waters roar and are troubled and the mountains fall into the sea, our God reigns.

8 Responses to “The break of dawn.”

  1. JoAnn said

    Oh how I needed to read this tonight Frank! Thank you for these encouraging and uplifting words. The scripture in Psalms spoke to my heart. Thank you for taking the time to encourage the remnant!

    • appolus said

      I am glad you were encouraged sister. My prayers are with you, let me know if you need anything………….bro Frank

  2. Barbara said

    Excellent reminder of the faithfulness of our Father.

  3. Nora said

    Thank you for this incredibly timely word Frank and for being so transparent about your own life. I faced murder, suicide, and terrible domestic violence for years and years but one thing that never happened was abandonment from the God who loves me and has proven His love, devotion and protection of me over and over again. His presence and promise that He will never leave me has brought me through and will continue to until I meet Him face to face. Hallelujah!

    God is in the midst of all that we are going through. We want out of our situations, but God wants in. If we seek the Lord with all our hearts in every situation, we will find Him there, no matter how dark. (You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jer. 29:13) Everything that we need God to be for us in every situation, He will be.

    God bless!
    Nora

    • appolus said

      “We want out of our situations, but God wants in.” I will remember that line Nora, it is so true. We are told that He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. It seems that you have walked through many fires Nora and have endured and overcome in Him, praise His name for His work in the hearts of His children and for the truth of His promises that are found in Him. Sometimes I thank God just for my sanity for without Him where would we be?…………bro Frank

    • Maureen said

      So true Nora, we want out and God wants in, love it!

  4. lynn said

    Oh so beautifully stated so refreshing so full of his love for his precious remnant. We want out God wants in so true II will share this, Thank You so much brother Appolus.

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