Waiting On The Lord-Part 12

Posted By on Monday, August 01, 2016

In the first place, I had to wait down there in the hotel, and he did his waiting on my behalf - in what form, I do not know. Was I glad that I had stayed in Auckland. On whom would I have called in Sydney? I know people there. I know preachers there, but I would not have called on one of them. I knew your pastor had what it took from the Lord. Sometimes we’re just too much in a hurry.

“Blessed are all they that wait for Him.” Isaiah 30:18

Now this waiting is a precondition to revelation.

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; (that’s the context) for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” I Corinthians 2:9-10

Friends, waiting for God is a precondition for God taking us into the depths of the knowledge of God and the knowledge of His Spirit. We’re told the Spirit searcheth the deep things of God, and God will disclose these deep things concerning God to those who wait for Him, who learn to sit in His presence. The crumpets can wait; other things can wait while we wait for the Lord. I have spent hours and hours sitting in naked faith knowing that,

“Blessed are all they that wait for Him.” Isaiah 30:18

Somebody asked, “What am I supposed to do when the Lord awakens me? Should I pray, should I shout?” No, just sit, keep still. Let the heart go up, as I told you, in adoration, in worship, in admiration, maybe a breath of praise, heart going up. It’s this attitude, which principally counts with the distinct objective in mind, namely that in some way God will share with me that blessedness that awaits those who wait for Him. I dare you to try it and keep it up.

So here is the Spirit that will share with us the deep things of God, secrets of the knowledge of God, which He does not share with everyone. These things do not lie on the surface, but of course, there’s a price tag. Remember we talked about that?

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the

things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” I Corinthians 2:11

In other words, to those that wait for the Lord, the Spirit of God will share with them what He knows concerning God; He will disclose unto us the Father, the depths of the knowledge of God.

Notice verse 14:

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” I Corinthians 2:14

Those who are not spiritual consider these things absurd, ridiculous, foolish. They’ll be mockery, oh yes. People will mock you. They’ll call you a mystic. They’ll call you coo coo, and what-have-you, but that’s all part of the price.

Jesus said:

“I hid not my face from shame and spiting.” Isaiah 50:6

Neither can he know them.” - The unspiritual person is incapable of receiving these things. “Neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.