Waiting On The Lord-Part 3
Posted Byon Saturday, July 23, 2016
You can sit there in the presence of the Lord with that inner presence simply directing it to Him, “Hallelujah,” spoken or unspoken. That could go on for an hour, it could go on for two, it could go on for less. It gradually might subside, well it will sooner or later, and vanish. Then what? Go back to bed and have another snooze.
Now that brings me to Isaiah 30:18:
“And therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you; for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.”
This morning, you recall, we talked about the tuition, the price tag, and if you will recall, to break it down into specifics, this involves obedience, submission, confidence, determination and assurance. I’ll refer to that and point it out so you can grasp it.
In Isaiah 50:5-7:
“The Lord God hath opened my ear and I was not rebellious.” There you have obedience.
“I gave my back to the smiters.” There you have submission.
“For the Lord God will help me.” There you have confidence.
“I have set my face like a flint.” There you have determination.
“I know that I shall not be ashamed.” There you have assurance.
Now these are essential elements:
With the tuition paid, God brings us into the classroom. This is the classroom of waiting, not experimentation, but waiting.
Referring again to Isaiah 30:18, “Therefore will the Lord wait.”
God is a great waiter; that is to say, “God can wait a long time.” The Lord is looking for waiters, “People who can wait with Him, who can wait for Him, and who can wait on Him.” There is a distinction between the three, though there is a fine line only between them.
Now look here folkses, when the Lord awakens you, or when the Lord draws you aside while you are awake (He does that also), and you go before the Lord in His presence, you might wonder, “Now what am I supposed to do?” Well the first thing we’re supposed to do is to do nothing and wait. You know, people just don’t understand this. There’s a reason why they don’t.