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Permalink 11:55:32 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 576 words   English (US)

One of "the others."

Need deliverance? 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 rumor, and nearly died.

I bet you have asked God for healing, right?

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

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 receive.

*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 ; 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 suffocating 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: lenbenhear [Member] ·
O LORD, when things are most difficult and dark: help me to lift up Your Holy Name in sincere praise ** for all You are and for all You have done." **

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