Lord God Almighty…I worship Your majesty; Your Name is majestic in all the Earth! You are glorious in Your Majesty, majestic in Holiness, awesome in Power, You are our wonder-working God. [Ex 15:11; Ps 8:1-9; 145:3-7]
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the Earth! Worship our Lord with gladness; come into His Presence with joyful songs! I sing to You, Lord; I sing praises to You! I proclaim all Your wonderful deeds on behalf of the souls of Man! I celebrate and worship Your Holy Name! Lord God Almighty, let the hearts of those who seek You rejoice! [Ps 100:1-2; 105:2-3]
THE ALMIGHTY ONE
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. [Isa 40:31]
My beloved child…Your waiting upon God will depend greatly on your faith of Who I am. It is as I reveal Myself as the Everlasting and Almighty One, and that revelation enters your soul, that your waiting will become the spontaneous expression of what you know Me to be…a God altogether worthy to be waited upon. My children are to “mount up with wings as eagles;” you are to live a Heavenly life, in the very Presence and Love and Joy of God. You are to fully embrace My Eternal Promise prepared for My children, resting in Me with an unruffled child-like rest and abiding in Me with an unclouded child-like carefree joy all the days of your life on the face of the Earth, and then afterwards together with Me in Heaven for all eternity.
** **, hast thou not known, hast thou not heard, that the Everlasting One…the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the Earth…fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding. So far from it…He giveth Power to the faint, and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths…the glory of young men is in their strength…even the youths shall faint, and the young men shall utterly fall: all that is accounted strong with man shall come to nought. But they that wait upon the Lord…on the Everlasting One, Who fainteth not, neither is weary…they shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and…listen now, they shall be strong with the strength of God, and even as He…shall not be weary; they shall walk and… even as He…not faint. [Isa 40:28-31] As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the LORD alone did lead him. [Deut 32:11-12] To whom then will you liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold Who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number. He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in Power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, “My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?” [Isa 40:25-27]
Precious child! You are born of God; a child of the Most High God! You have the eagles wings! You may not have fully known it; you may not have yet used them; but I, your God and Father, can and will indeed teach you to use them. I will stir up your nest. I will disappoint your hopes. I will bring down your confidence. I will make you fear and tremble; as all your strength fails, you will feel utterly weary and helpless. And yet, even so, all the while I am spreading My strong wings for you to rest your weakness on, and offering My Everlasting Creator-Strength to work in you. And all I ask, ** **, is that you should sink down in your weariness and wait upon Me; and allow Me in My Jehovah-Strength to carry you as you ride upon the wings of My Omnipotence. You need only lift up your eyes, and behold your God! You need only listen to Me Who assures you that I never grow tired or weary, Who promises that you too shall not faint nor be weary, Who asks nothing but this one thing…that you should wait solely and only upon Me! Oh beloved child, with such a Father…so mighty, so faithful, so tender…why would you not set your heart to continually wait only upon God?!
Child of God! Have you never known; have you never understood? I am the Sovereign All-Ruler over all things, over all Creation…Sovereign over the heavens and all that’s in it, Sovereign over the Earth and all that’s on it, Sovereign over the spirit world and all that’s in it, Sovereign over everything that touches your life. At My command the heavens were created, and all their starry host by the breath of My mouth. For I spoke, and it came into existence; I commanded, and it stood fast. I nullify the counsel of the nations; I thwart the thoughts and plans of its peoples! But My Own plans stand firm forever, the purposes of My Sovereign will prevail throughout all generations! Before Me, all the nations of the Earth and their inhabitants are but a drop in a bucket…no more than dust on the scales. I accomplish My Own will in dealing with the powers of Heaven and the peoples of the Earth. No one can hold back My hand or question Me concerning What I am doing! [Ps 33:6, 9-11; Dan 4:35]
** **, I exercise My Sovereignty perfectly over all Creation. I exercise My Sovereignty immediately, completely, and continually over all things; I am not a God Who is careless, complacent, or indifferent. Remember the former things, those of long ago. I am God, and there is none other; I am God, and there is none like Me. From the very beginning I had made known the future, and told you beforehand what is yet to come, saying, “My purposes will stand, and I will do all in accordance with My Own will.” [Isa 46:9-10] My beloved child, I solemnly assure you: nothing takes place on the face of this Earth, nothing takes place in the heavens above, nothing takes place in the spirit world, and nothing can touch your life, apart from My having either Personally caused it to happen, or My having specifically, consciously, and deliberately allowed it to happen. And all to accomplish My Own good purpose. I Myself have sworn, “Most assuredly… as I have planned, so shall it come to pass; as I have purposed, so shall it stand! I Myself have purposed, and no one can override Me! My hand is stretched out, and no one can turn it back or hinder Me!” Beloved…are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from My knowledge and consent! I know the very number of hairs on your head…not one hair of your head will fall to the ground apart from My will! [Isa 14:24, 27; Matt 10:29-30]
Precious child…all that I do is necessarily the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be. And although oftentimes you may not understand…yet, even so, you can trust in Me with an unwavering child-like trust. For I make all things work together for your good. Are you still unwilling to wholeheartedly trust Me, ** **? Concerning things yet to come, do you question Me about what the future holds for My children? Would you dictate to Me what the work of My hands should be? It is I Who made the Earth and created Mankind upon it! My Own hands stretched out the heavens; I alone marshaled their starry hosts! [Isa 45:11-12]
Lord God Almighty…I worship Your majesty; Your Name is majestic in all the Earth! You are glorious in Your Majesty, majestic in Holiness, awesome in Power, You are our wonder-working God. You do whatsoever You will with the powers of Heaven and Earth. You call the things that are not just as though they are. You merely speak, and it is done; the very words You speak carry within themselves the Power to effect what You have spoken…immediately, completely, continually. The mountains quake before You, and the hills melt away. The very mountains melt like wax in Your Presence! The Earth trembles at Your Presence…the world and all who live in it. Heaven and Earth flee from the Almightiness of Your Presence!
Who is there like unto You, O Lord? Who can be compared with You? Who is Your equal? Who was there when You formed the Heavens and all their starry hosts, and called them out, each one, by name? Who was there when You created the Earth and all that’s on it…all things visible and invisible, all things animate and inanimate, all things, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities? Who was there when You formed the seas and all that is in them, and set their boundaries that they might not transgress it? Whoever, O Lord, were Your instructors, that You should acquire knowledge from them? Whoever were Your counselors, that You should learn wisdom and understanding from them? No…You are God, and You alone; there is none other besides You! All other so called “gods” are merely lifeless images, carved out of wood or formed out of stone or cast in metal. But You are the One True Living God, and You live and reign forever and ever, throughout the eternal ages!
I stand in awe of You! I stand in awe of the Most Holy, Most High Triune God, Almighty Creator, Sovereign All-Ruler. I stand in awe of the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the One Who always was, Who is now and ever shall be, and Who is to come back again. I stand in awe of Jesus the Christ…the Divine Son in the Triune God… the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, the Root of David. I stand in awe of our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father. I stand in awe of the Prince of Peace, Great I AM, King of kings and Lord of lords. I stand in awe of the Faithful Witness, the First born from among the dead, the Ruler of the kings of the Earth. I stand in awe of the One Whose eyes are like blazing fire, Whose feet are as burnished bronze, the One out of Whose mouth comes a sharp, double-edged sword, quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword…piercing, even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, even to the dividing asunder of the joints and marrow. I stand in awe of the One Whose voice is Majestic and Powerful, like the thunderous roar of many rushing waters churning wildly through a narrow chasm, cascading over a great waterfall, and thundering to the depths below.
Blessed Jesus…I stand in awe of the Sacrificial Lamb of God! You came into this world clothed in meekness, and lowliness and humility. You loved me with an Everlasting Love, and You voluntarily lay down Your life for me, even unto death. No one took Your life, Lord Jesus; You were free to lay it down, and free to take it up again. You stretched out Your arms on a cross on my behalf, and declared, “IT IS FINISHED”…for all time, and for all Eternity.
IT IS FINISHED! The Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of Your Blood has guaranteed and secured my eternal union with You, Lord…joined inseparably together with You in an eternal living union of oneness as the bride of Christ in a divine marriage…flesh of Your flesh and bone of Your bones.
IT IS FINISHED! The Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of Your Blood has guaranteed and secured that the eternal purpose for which God created me…to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship…stands eternally fulfilled.
IT IS FINISHED! The Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of Your Blood has guaranteed and secured my status of eternal righteousness before God as an accomplished and finished fact.
IT IS FINISHED! The Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of Your Blood has guaranteed and secured my eternal access into the Holy Of Holies, and into the inaccessible Light of the Glory of Your unclouded Presence, Father…as my birth-right.
IT IS FINISHED! The Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of Your Blood has guaranteed and secured that the Eternal Holy Spirit was indeed given as God’s Eternal Gift to dwell in me, never to leave me, never to forsake me…to be the Power in me Who continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ in our divine marriage.
IT IS FINISHED! The Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of Your Blood has guaranteed and secured that the Eternal Power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is now made continually available to me, Whose Power in me continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life faithfully within the Holy Of Holies, in the inaccessible Light of the Glory of Your unclouded Presence, Father, in our Sacred Covenant relationship.
I stand in awe of the One Who will be coming back into this world once again, no longer as the Lamb of God but this time as the Lion of Judah, arrayed in all of Your Majesty, Glory, and Power, to assume Your role and to begin Your reign on Earth as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. In that glorious coming Day, Blessed Jesus, every eye will see You, even those who pierced You, and all the peoples of the Earth will mourn because of You. And all those upon the Earth who never knew You…the rich as well as the poor; the kings and princes and rulers of this world, as well as their subjects and slaves; the famous and the well-known, as well as the unknown and the obscure…all of these alike will run to the hills and to the mountains in abject terror, to hide in caves and to cry out for the rocks to fall upon them…just to hide them from the Face of the Lamb and from Your terrible Majesty! In that Day, Lord, You will stand steadfast and immovable, with You right foot on the sea and Your left foot on the land, and You will declare with invincible Power, “There shall be no more delay!” In that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, Father, Your Divine Son Jesus will manifest the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God against all those upon the Earth who stand in rebellion to His Throne, and He will destroy all those upon the Earth who are enemies and usurpers of His rule and authority, until He has placed every one of His enemies under His feet. Then in that Day, Your will, Father, will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
I stand in awe of the Rider on the white horse, Whose robe is dipped in blood, and on Whose thigh is written, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” I stand in awe of the One Who with one fell swoop of Your terrible swift sword against the multitudes who rise up against You, and their blood will flow…like a river…for 180 miles, to the height of a horse’s bridle! I stand in awe of Your terrible Majesty, Lord Jesus! I stand in awe of Your awesome Power! I stand in awe of You! Hallelujah!
Abba Father…oftentimes I am so tired, so weary, so worn. Oftentimes I have so little energy, so little strength, so little stamina. But Father, You promised!…if only I would just wait upon You, that You would renew my energy, my strength, my stamina. You assured me that I shall mount up with wings as eagles; that I shall run and not be weary; that I shall walk, and not faint. You assured me that, as Your child, I indeed have the eagles wings, and that You will indeed teach me to use them. And so, Father, in the Power of Your enabling grace I embrace this blessed life: my waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation…for You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.
My soul, wait thou only upon God!