FOR HIS COUNSEL
They soon forgot His works; they waited not for His counsel. [Ps 106:13]
My beloved child…this has been the sin of God’s people down through the ages: They thought not that the Almighty God was their Leader and Provider; they asked not what My plans might be; they simply thought the thoughts of their own stubborn heart, and tempted and provoked Me by their unbelief! They waited not for My counsel. Even the most mature of My children are in danger from this most subtle of temptations…taking God’s Word and thinking your own thoughts of them, and not waiting for My counsel. Your whole relationship with God is rooted in this, that My will is to be done in you as it is in Heaven, through the Power of My Holy Spirit. I have promised to make known My will to you by My indwelling Holy Spirit, the Guide into all truth. And your position is to be that of waiting for My counsel as the only guide of your thoughts and actions. I always work according to the counsel of My Own will; the more you seek, and find, and honor the counsel of My will, the more surely and mightily will I do My work through you, with you, and in you.
Oftentimes, you trust in your own wisdom and past experience, and do not realize that with every step you need, and may have, My Heavenly guidance. There may be elements of God’s will, application of My Word, experience of the close leading and Presence of God, manifestations of the Power of My Spirit, of which you know nothing as yet. My child, don’t you believe that your Father may be willing…yes, that I am indeed willing…to open up wondrous blessings to your soul, if only you would just steadfastly set your heart upon allowing Me free reign to have My way entirely with you? ** **, if only you would just be willing to patiently wait for Me to reveal Myself to you ever more fully and deeply…you will keep on continually being filled with My Holy Spirit, and experience an outpouring of My Holy Spirit upon your life. You will experience the manifestation of My Holy Spirit in your life…singing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs and making melody in your heart to God. You will experience prayer, in accordance with My will, moving the hand of God, and you will experience the blessings that come from obedience to the leading of My Holy Spirit in your life. I will show you My Glory; you will see it with your own eyes, and you will have occasion to testify to My great Name and mighty Power! While you think that you know and trust the Power of God for what you may expect, you may be hindering Me by not giving time patiently waiting upon Me, and not definitely and deliberately cultivating the habit of waiting for My counsel.
Beloved…are you so slow to understand and embrace these things in your heart? This is what it means to live your everyday life faithfully within the Holy of Holies and My unclouded Presence: entrust your life and your everyday manner of living continually and unceasingly throughout each day entirely into My hands. I assure you…I will lead you and guide you by My Holy Spirit! Trust in Me with an unwavering child-like trust that…
******My indwelling Holy Spirit will indeed Be All in you and Do All in you…will indeed place you where you are to be, lead you where you are to go, show you what you are to do to participate in My work, give you the thoughts to think and present, the words to speak or write.
******In My will for your life and in the work I have given you to do…in the ministries I have given to you and their responsibilities…My indwelling Spirit will indeed enable you to fulfill your responsibilities in accordance with My plans, purposes, and will, and in a manner that is well-pleasing in My sight.
******In every circumstance, event, and thing that is currently touching your life, and in all that I will yet allow to touch your life, My Spirit will indeed lead you and guide you, showing you how to respond and when.
******In all things I allow to touch your life, My indwelling Spirit will indeed intervene in those affairs to Personally do whatever is beyond your human capabilities and capacities to do, in accordance with My Own plans, purposes, and will.
******In all things I allow to touch your life, My indwelling Spirit will indeed Personally cause…or specifically, consciously, and deliberately allow…results, outcomes, and conclusions according to My Own good purpose, in accordance with My Own plans, purposes, and will.
******The results, outcomes, and conclusions I bring about will indeed be the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be…and that I make all things work together for your good.
******Therefore, it should not matter to you what these results, outcomes, and conclusions are, since that is for Me to consider and not for you. All that really matters is that you cooperate with My enabling grace to keep your heart lovingly and joyfully joined with My will.
Beloved…that is why I made a New Covenant agreement with Mankind, and gave My Holy Spirit to dwell in you, to be the Power of your life, the source of your strength.
You are to have no confidence in the power of the flesh, since in your sin-enslaved human nature you are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do anything, or say anything, that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God. The power of your flesh encompasses all of your human capabilities and capacities… anything by your own efforts or in your own strength; anything according to your own wisdom or knowledge or understanding. My Holy Spirit Who dwells in you, Whom I have promised will never leave you nor forsake you…He must BE ALL in you and DO ALL in you. You must live your everyday life in the Power of My Holy Spirit.
Don’t you understand, My child? You are helpless in your own wisdom, knowledge or understanding to know God’s plans, purposes and will for you. It is the Spirit of God Who places you where you are to be, leads you where you are to go, shows you what you are to do, gives you the thoughts you are to think and present, the words you are to speak or write. The Holy Spirit searches all things…even the Divine counsels and the limitless depths of God…things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny. For just as no one among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s own spirit within him, even so no one knows the mind and thoughts of God…only the Spirit of God. Now, we have not received the spirit that belongs to the world, but the Holy Spirit Who is from God, given to us that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts of Divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly bestowed upon us by God. But the natural human spirit of man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are meaningless nonsense to him; and he is incapable of knowing and understanding them because they can only be spiritually discerned and appreciated. [1 Cor 2:10-12, 14]
** **, you are helpless in the human capabilities and capacities of your mind to acquire spiritual wisdom, knowledge or understanding. Your deepest need when you have studied or heard God’s Word, is to cease from your thoughts, put no trust in them, awaken your heart to open itself before God, and seek living fellowship with Me. It is the Spirit of God Who illuminates your mind to spiritual things. But as for you, Christ has poured out His Spirit on you. As long as His Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For His Spirit teaches you about everything, and what He teaches is true, not false. Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ. [1 John 2:27]
My Holy Spirit is to DO ALL in you, ** **…ALL that I Myself have planned in advance for you to do during your lifetime. You are not to do what you want to do, or what you think would be good to do. Oftentimes, My children get involved with doing things “for God” that they have decided upon, and not what I have planned for them to do. Your priority in life is to wait upon God…as My Divine Son Jesus Himself did, clearly stating, I am able to do nothing independently, of My Own accord, but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders. Here I am, I have come…it is written about Me in the scroll. I desire to do Your will, O My God; Your law is within My heart. I have come down from Heaven, not to do My will but to do the will of Him Who sent Me. [Ps 40:8; John 6:37-38] Child of God! I Myself have declared, I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. [Jer 29:11] And it is My Holy Spirit Who works in you both to will and to do: Not in your own strength…for it is God in the Power of the Holy Spirit Who is all the while effectually at work in you, energizing and creating in you both the power and desire, both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. [Phil 2:13-14]
** **, the overwhelming majority of My Christian leaders and pastors have never fully understood nor embraced the indispensable need to wait upon Me for My counsel. A minister has no more solemn duty than teaching My people to wait upon God. In your Church worship, in your prayer meetings, in your conventions, in all your gatherings as managers, or directors, or committees, or helpers in any part of your work for God, your first priority ought ever to be to ascertain the mind of God. In all your gatherings, you need to believe in My Holy Spirit as the Guide and Teacher of God’s saints whenever they wait to be led by Him into the things which God hath prepared, and which the heart cannot even begin to conceive. More stillness of soul to realize My Presence; more consciousness of ignorance of what God’s great plans may be; more faith in the certainty that God has greater things to show you; that I Myself will be revealed in new Glory: these must be the marks of the assemblies of God’s saints if you would avoid the reproach, “They waited not for His counsel.”
Abba Father…this is my life, what I live for! My soul glorifies You; my spirit rejoices in my Father and my God! I am Your child, now and forever; may it be unto me according to all You have planned for me! Enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to embrace this blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: 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. Blessed Holy Spirit…You are the Divine Nature dwelling in me, Whose Power in me continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life: faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and the unclouded Presence of my Father in our Sacred Covenant relationship.
My soul, wait thou only upon God! [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/05/10/waiting-upon-god/]