Waiting On The Lord-Part 10

Posted By on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Now part of this blessedness we find in I Corinthians 2:9-10. We’ve touched on that a little bit. I’m now adding some to it. I told you the other night, Paul is now quoting from Isaiah, and I also told you why Paul is changing Isaiah’s words. I’m not repeating that.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” I Corinthians 2:9-10

Now this waiting as used here is a precondition to revelation. In verse 9 you have the waiting for Him as a yearning lover, not a selfish beggar. This waiting, this spending time in His presence is a precondition for revelation. I’m going to tell you something.

When I was with you last year, I also stayed down at the South Pacific. That’s a nice place to stay - what lovely rooms. They’re large and have a refrigerator. You can save money by making yourself a little lunch. That’s what Wife and I do. We have lunch up in the room. We buy some food and have lunch to cut expenses.

I was in that hotel last year getting into real trouble physically, and I mean real trouble. I had planned to go to Sydney as soon as I got done with you Sunday night. On Monday morning I had planned to go to Sydney to the Oriental Hotel and spend a week in fasting and prayer. That was part of my plan, but I was up very early that Monday morning after I had finished with you. I was up early with the Lord. I do not remember whether the Lord had awakened me or not, but I do remember there was quite a presence, and the Lord was dealing with me not to go to Sydney.

I had an argument with the Lord. I said, “I’ve already booked the hotel, a flight is confirmed, and besides, I want to go to Sydney.” I planned to do my fasting and praying there, not in Auckland. There’s one reason for it - more than one, but one of them - nobody in Sydney would know that I’m there. I didn’t let anybody know.