Waiting On The Lord-Part 7
Posted Byon Wednesday, July 27, 2016
“Blessed are all they that wait for Him.” Isaiah 30:18
“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man (wouldn’t come into man’s imagination), what God hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” - or “who worketh for him that hath waiteth for him.” Isaiah 64:4
As soon as we begin to wait, God begins to work on our case, and that thing works as surely as you are sitting here tonight; as surely as the Book says it works, but there are so few who do the waiting.
Years ago, I asked the Lord the same thing. I got such a hunger. I said, “Father, Oh I want a new thing.” I said that to the Lord for a long time. I do not remember how long and I spent time waiting - nothing happened, but don’t be fooled, God’s working.
One morning I went to church. There was an utterance in tongues, and when the utterance was given, I knew instinctively it was for me, and sure enough. Nobody knew what I had been asking the Lord.
The pastor came out with the interpretation, “Thou has asked for a new thing. A new thing would I do for thee, (see God heard all right) but it will call for humiliation, for obedience, it will call for self-denial, it will call for suffering...” and so it went on, a whole catalog of things. When I heard that, I went into reverse. I backed up. I said nothing anymore.
Many years went by. I cannot tell you how many. I do not know, but it’s over 20 years, that I know, before a new hunger came back. I was long in the ministry then. And I started all over again. God brought it to pass - and how.
“Friends, this works.”
“Therefore will the Lord wait...” Isaiah 30:18