The church has been in a state of sleep for approximately 1900 years. During this time there have been revivals and great moves of God, but the church has remained asleep. Soon the Lord will awaken her from that sleep. When He finds 2, 3, 30, 300, maybe more (God knows how many) people who love Him and honor Him to the extent that they rely on Him for everything, including their ability to understand Scripture, He will send the Spring Rain, which will awaken and prepare the wheat for harvest.
I don’t know if these people will be in one place, or scattered throughout the world; I just know they will be humble and have so much respect for God that they wouldn’t dare speak out of turn; they wouldn’t dare utter a word to the children of God without being absolutely certain their understanding of what they are speaking of came from God.
The ability to speak only what God reveals has been missing from the majority of the church during the time of this sleep. God has always had a few who walked with Him and have spoken only of things they have heard from Him. However, for the most part, men have been as Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar and have spoken of things they didn’t understand, and have misrepresented the Lord by not speaking of Him what is right, (Job 42:1-7). The many denominations are a testimony to this.
Men of God today need to follow Job’s example, who, in the end, acknowledged and confessed his sin, (Job 42:6), and, in so doing, spoke what was right of the Lord, (Job 42:3,6,7). (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar did not acknowledge or confess their sin and the Lord, being compassionate and merciful, (James 5:11), and not wanting to deal with them according to their folly, (Job 42:7,8), had them offer up a burnt offering for themselves and had Job pray for them. [So there is hope for all of us]).
The Lord is looking for people who will embrace the lesson in the Book of Job, that of humbly enduring all things, resisting the temptation to conjure up reasons and solutions for their trials and tribulations, which is folly in the eyes of the Lord, (Job 42:8). He is looking for those whose gaze is on Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith; those who speak as the Father speaks, and follow wherever He leads, regardless of the cost. May the Lord find those people and may the heavens thunder the coming of the latter rain.
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