Blessed Jesus…You turned my wailing into dancing! You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy…that my heart may sing to You and not be silent! O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever and ever…throughout the eternal ages! [Ps 30:11-12]
5th SARAH: THE TRUST OF FAITH UNTO LIFE. She considered God Who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word.
Power of the Spirit sustains life
Just as really as the life of Adam, the life of Isaac, the life of Christ, was the immediate work of God’s Almighty Power, even so is the Divine life in my soul His work. Not only does God begin this work in me, He maintains it and nourishes it and causes it to grow. One great cause of the weakness of my spiritual life, as well as that of my brothers and sisters in Christ, notwithstanding our prayers and efforts, is that I seek to do by my own efforts and in my own strength the work that God alone can do. I fail to embrace in my heart that God, whose Spirit dwells in me, will maintain my life in a Divine Power, working in me that which is pleasing in His sight. If I really embraced this, I would see that my one duty is to wait upon God in utter helplessness, in deep humility and dependence, and to trust and depend upon Him to do His blessed work within me. The very nature, the very essence, the very core of my spiritual life is to wait upon God, with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, for God to reveal His plans, His purposes, His will, and a deeper revelation of Who He is, SO I MAY THEN RESPOND with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.
Holy Spirit must BE ALL and DO ALL
Acknowledging my utter impotence is ever one of the conditions of true faith. I must sink down before God in utter emptiness; hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless. I need to bow before Him and wait upon Him, and walk with Him, in deep humility and meekness of soul, as having nothing and being nothing in the utter weakness of my sin-enslaved human nature. I must fall down as dead at His feet, and He will say: “Fear not, I am He that Liveth, and maketh alive.” [Rev 1:18]
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: