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A great noise in Christendom-Time for silence

Posted by appolus on August 18, 2013

God is longing to speak to His people but the modern day church, Christendom, is like a bustling city where everyone is going there own way, rushing to and fro, distracted and self focussed.

This shrill noise of music that directs and moves people, the beat being increased as the people seemed to be moved is merely a reflection of the power of any music and not the presence nor the worship of God. It is God’s presence that moves us in the realm of the spirit. Worldly music, including almost all of what passes for worship today, moves in the realm of the soul. The soul is immense and can never be filled with anything apart from God, everything else will leave you wanting.

We need to encounter something bigger than all that exists, and only God, and God alone can do that. So, why does the modern church settle for something less than God and choose to stay within the realms of the soul? It does not want to sacrifice to come into the holy of Holies. It is the Cain spirit. They will give the product of their own efforts and count this as sacrifice but God will have none of it. It remains outisde in the court of the gentiles, so close, but yet so far away. God dwells in a high and lofty place but He beckons to us to come, He beckons to the humble and the contrite and they come to where He is and they dwell there.

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Raising up a standard

Posted by appolus on July 5, 2013

Isa 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

How many times has this particular Scripture brought hope and deliverance to Gods people down through the ages? I would imagine that every single person who reads this today has experienced a time or times in their lives when the enemy has come in like a flood, come in such a fashion and in the multitude of circumstances that it just simply threatens to sweep us away and drown us in our fears. A time when there is no natural way, no way in our own strength that we could survive and we cry out to God from the depths of the rolling waves that continually wash over us and sap us of our strength until we are so weak that we begin to slip under the water. No way, outside of God Himself that we can survive.

Brothers and sisters, He that has delivered , still delivers. He that has brought joy, still brings joy. He that has brought healing, still brings healing. He that lifts up the hands that hang down, still lifts them up. He that has comforted still comforts. Our God has not changed. The world has changed, the darkness has increased, His name is blasphemed in the land. He is mocked and ridiculed and His children are too but there is a great glory coming. The Lord Himself is coming. The Spirit of the Lord is raising up a standard, raising up a generation of humble and contrite souls who do not presume upon the Lord but fear the Lord their God and come into His presence, trembling at the glory of God. Trembling because they know how priveledged they are to come into that high and lofty place and dwell there with the High and Holy one. And because of this they will shine in the depths of the darkness. Survey the land if you will and see that great darkness has rolled in. Yet look again, there is a standard, there is a great light emerging from the flood of darkness.

Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Yes indeed brothers and sisters, arise and shine. Come together and arise together as the gross darkness rolls in, so that His glory shall be seen by the whole world. Humble yourself and take your eyes off the darkness and look unto the heavens and see where your salvation comes from. It comes from the maker of heaven and earth and the all that ever was. The world cannot see what you have not seen. Have you seen the glory of God? Has it arisen in your heart? Are you this light that shines in the darkness? What causes this light of yours from not being seen? Will you lay it down today? Will you cast everything aside that is not of eternal value? God is seeking such a people.

Psa 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Psa 60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Psa 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

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A high and holy place

Posted by appolus on July 2, 2013

Isa 57:15 For so says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity; whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, even with the contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Shall we cast our eyes upwards? Shall we lift eyes and holy hands to the Lord our God who is high and lifted up, who dwells in a high and holy place? Brothers and sisters, Christendom has lost its reverence and awe of its most Holy God. We have striven so hard to make known a personal God who has called us friend that we have lost the awe-full majesty and glory that is He. In the above Scripture we see the correct balance. Yes He is high and lifted up, yes He is majestic and glorious and awesome, and I use that word in its proper sense, not the modern word which could apply to a hamburger, I mean ” full of awe,” yet here He dwells with the contrite and the humble heart. And those who dwell there, those who enter into this magnificent court, this throne-room, they are revived. Is there any other way to be revived? And by revived I mean able to run and not grow weary, able to walk and not faint, able to rise up with wings as an eagle in the updrafts of His presence which carries us higher and higher into the lofty place of eternity.

Who else could ” inhabit eternity?” Think about that phrase. Just stop for a moment and think and ponder what it means. It is a place that is outside of time and space. This is where God ” dwells.” We dwell in houses, that can accommodate us, a place where we can fit and lay down to rest. Sometimes we dwell in small houses where we are cramped, other times we dwell in larger houses where we have our own space, but God, He dwells in eternity. Where else could God dwell but in a place that has no beginning neither has it end, it simply is perpetuity. And it is into this place He bids us join Him. Not after we die, now, Jesus says that those who drink of the waters of life shall never die, and so the life that we now live, albeit in this body, shall never end. What life is this? It is the abundant life of the kingdom of God that already dwells in us. You see the above scripture talks about the humble and the contrite spirit. And we know that the spirit within us is eternal and its proper place is dwelling with God in eternity, His dwelling place, a place where He inhabits, just as He inhabits the praises of His people.

Brothers and sisters, there are two competing realities that we struggle with in the flesh. One is the true reality which is the kingdom of God, the eternal, that dwells in us. And the other is the reality of this world and it’s very physical and emotional demands upon us, bolstered by our senses. It takes a very deliberate act to bind the reality of this world, to set it aside, and to allow the reality of the eternal world, the place that God dwells, to come forth. It takes a deliberate focus where we must take our eyes of the things of this world and cast our eyes upon the kingdom of God. What we see with our eyes floods our souls. What do you see? What is you soul flooded with? The cares of this world? Circumstances? Or, in your situation do you see God, high and lifted up? This is spirit and flesh. This is our path of sanctification, taking up our cross, walking the narrow path. To humble ourselves in the sight of God, to have a contrite heart which the Lord loves so that we may dwell and walk in a high and holy place. Come brothers and sisters, He bids you come.

Psa 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its going down, Jehovah’s name is to be praised.
Psa 113:4 Jehovah is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens.
Psa 113:5 Who is like Jehovah our God, who dwells on high,
Psa 113:6 who humbles Himself to behold the things in the heavens and in the earth!
Psa 113:7 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill,
Psa 113:8 in order to make him sit with nobles, with the nobles of his people.
Psa 113:9 He causes the barren to dwell in the house as a joyful mother of sons. Praise Jehovah!

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