Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Feb | 25 | Sorted and therefore settled peace


Sorted and therefore settled peace

Habakkuk 2: 20
"But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him." NKJV

The just shall live by faith in the great fact that the glory of the Lord shall one day cover the earth, and we are now assured of this in this verse and subsequently commanded to quietness before the Lord’s sage and sovereign government. God is in control. God is on the only throne that matters, the holy throne of His temple and it is only a vision of this total sovereignty of God that will turn our watching souls from worry to worship, and from spluttering and stuttering panic to a deep breathing and quiet peace, a hushness of holiness in His steady and ruling presence.

Solomon, the builder of the first earthly temple clearly declared that the heavens and even the heaven of heavens cannot contain the fullness of God (1 Kings 8:27), yet God is everywhere, all at once, at the same time, in whom we live and move and have our being, while manifesting Himself in the Shekinah glory of the mercy seat above the ark and also in the two legged temple of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, also localized in His temple in heaven. In this way, God is never absent from His throne of ruling dominion. He is always at the wheel, at the helm, at the desk, in the only oval office that matter.

Christian, you may think that God is doing a bad job on His governing of the nations, but it is His job nevertheless. Trust Him to bring forth good. Stop your judging of God! Who are you, you mere lump of mouthy clay? Stop whining, stop worrying, stop complaining! Humble yourself, get on your face and worship Him. Be quiet. Hush. Be still. The Lord reigns, yes, even now in your life, in your city, in your nation, the Lord still reigns from the supreme place of government, His holy temple. He has not left there. He has not taken a holiday or gone on a golfing trip. The Lord is reigning still!

Faith in the sovereignty of God, based on the solid declarations of His government will lead to stillness and eventually to singing. As for Habakkuk, a sonata will now follow this humbled silence of the prophet as he himself leads the world in silent and bowing obeisance. Take Psalm 11 right now and making it your singing prayer tonight.

Listen:- In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain" For look! The wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The Lord tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup. For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright. Psalms 11 NKJV

Pray:-  Settled are we O Lord on You and Your sovereign will. Gracious Sovereign, come and be ruler of my own heart and mind and mouth. Amen, and may I always praise Your holy name!

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