Post details: Are you one of the "others?"


Permalink 04:32:15 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 576 words   English (US)

Are you one of the "others?"

Need deliverence? Got pressure, problems, emergencies? Partly want to pray, "Thy will be done" ...but that's a bit scary? Maybe the last time you prayed that, you were exposed to a horrific, terrible situation, lost your job to a nasty rumour, and nearly died.

I bet you have asked God for healing, right?

Then you have believed in God's rescue, but you have not recieved it. Some have faith and they do recieve. You have faith, but you haven't recieved.

Don't you love going to faith meetings, and hearing about the couple who were told that their baby would be defective if it survived birth ... but they believed and asked God, and there it is - a perfect baby boy, and you are sitting there thinking about your latest three miscarriages. Or it is like you hear about how someone was about to loose ...


... the farm, but they prayed, and now they have enough to buy the next farm down the road ... and you prayed too, but its YOUR farm that they are buying. What does that mean? Is God trying to kill you?

Well, I know what it means. It means that you are an "other." That is what the Bible calls you, at the hall of faith ... one of the "others." But, that is not all that it says about you (and this is said of nobody else in the Bible) ... it says this: "The world is not worthy of you."

You believed, but you did not recieve.

*After talking about all the saints that had faith and wonderful things happened ... Paul goes on to say this:

32And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37They were stoned[6] ; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated-- 38the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

You have faith, yet you have received absolutely NOTHING. You are an "other." God has planned something better then this world can offer you.

Angles stand before Him and behold His glory. Some of them worship, some rebel. We sit in this dark place, and some of us see nothing at all but darkness sufficating us ... and here in the darkroom, there are people like the "others" who say, "I will worship Him, though He slay me."

If some of the angels rebelled in the light, do you think that God delights just a little when you worship Him in the darkness? I think that God delights in that more then a little.

I am in awe.

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Comment from: John [Visitor] ·

Excellent post Trent! Very thought provoking and a timely reminder!

Be encouraged!


Permalink 12/01/05 @ 23:14
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Thanks for the feedback, John!
Glad you found GraceHead. Come back often!

Still ripening for the harvest,
Permalink 12/02/05 @ 10:04
Comment from: Arlan Heinicke [Visitor] · http://Lazypop
You never cease to amaze me Trent, and it shows that The Holy Spirit is working through you because everything you write is so consistant with The Word, both here and back at Delphi.
Keep on ripening friend,

Permalink 06/27/06 @ 18:27
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Hello Arlan H.,

Somebody has prayed for me along the way, and what you read is the result. We can both be encouraged as tourchbearers of the faith have such a relevant / life-changing message worked thoughout our heart ... a message that makes be yell for joy and breakdown and cry ... all at the same time.

Still ripening,
Permalink 06/27/06 @ 18:35
Comment from: Gray Magee [Visitor]

Thank you so much for the encouragement. I know God is working through this terrible situation. I can see His hand in this every day, even though I am hurting so badly. I love you very much.
Permalink 06/28/06 @ 16:00
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·

I love you, brother. We have prayed for you ... and now we thank the Lord, awaiting His answer. Lord help us wait!
You will be foremost on our minds this Friday. Heather and I want you to know that we think about you and your condition often.

Still ripening,
Permalink 06/28/06 @ 23:42
Comment from: Marius [Member] ·
"If some of the angels rebelled in the light, do you think that God delights just a little when you worship Him in the darkness?"

-Thanks for encouraging : )
Permalink 07/09/09 @ 17:20
Comment from: robin [Member]
that was amazing, makes you look at life in a whole other way. Although I am afraid the Lord does tend to answer my prayers but there are days -LIKE TODAY- when I hurt so bad emotionally inside that I couldn't even speak , I litterally felt possessed or something and when I finally realized I needed to rebuke satan I did and felt a little better but not all the way, not for a little while longer and I know He JESUS wants me to learn from these moments to lean on Him and I try, but have any of you just kinda forgotten about Him, and yeah I know that sounds strange we don't really forget we just don't think to pray when these things happen. Well I always did and today I remebered!!! I love him so much he teaches me sooooo many things. I am forever thankful for all that the love he has poured on me.
Permalink 07/13/09 @ 01:06

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