Thursday, November 4, 2010

IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING

Paul said, "In him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28). Men and women of God live within this very small circle; their life, their every move, their very existence is wrapped up only in the interests of Christ.

To know nothing but Christ, there must be continual flow of revelation from the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit knows the mind of God, if he searches the deep and hidden things of the Father, and if he is to be a well of living water springing up, then that well of flowing water must be a continual, never-ending revelation of Christ. It awaits every servant of the Lord who is willing to wait on the Lord—quietly, in faith believing, trusting the Holy Spirit to manifest the mind of God.

Today we need his infallible word—a true and living revelation. Samuel had that kind of word from God, and all Israel knew it. When Samuel spoke, of all the voices in the land, his came through and not one word fell to the ground.

Today multitudes are trying to sift through all the voices to hear the clear word of God. Saints of God are getting weary of a barrage of voices, while finding only a few kernels of truth. Christ alone is the light! The whole world lies in darkness, and light alone dispels that darkness. You may be in a dark place right now.

Peter said, "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place" (2 Peter 1:19).

Paul said, "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6).

John said, "His kingdom [Satan's] was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain" (Revelation 16:10).

Your good works won't dispel that darkness and our preaching on social issues won't cut through it, either. All your personal experiences won't do it. I'll go a step further—even your binding the powers of darkness won't work without the light of Christ shining forth. All darkness vanishes in the light of God's glory reflected in the face of Jesus Christ! Let us study Christ alone in the secret closet. We serve the same God and are taught by the very same Holy Spirit as all others who have known Christ in fullness.