Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Communion with God is Safety" {The Incomparable Protection of Jehovah's Shadow}




"Those who through rich grace obtain unusual and continuous communion with God, so as to abide in Christ and Christ in them, become possessors of rare and special benefits, which are missed by those who follow afar off, and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Into the secret place those only come who know the love of God in Christ Jesus, and those only dwell there to whom to live is Christ. To them the veil is rent, the mercyseat is revealed, the covering cherubs are manifest, and the awful glory of the Most High is apparent . . . Those who commune with God are safe with Him, no evil can reach them, for the outstretched wings of his power and love cover them from all harm. This protection is constant—they abide under it, and it is all sufficient, for it is the shadow of the Almighty, whose omnipotence will surely screen them from all attack. No shelter can be imagined at all comparable to the protection of Jehovah's own shadow. The Almighty himself is where his shadow is, and hence those who dwell in his secret place are shielded by himself. What a shade in the day of noxious heat! What a refuge in the hour of deadly storm! Communion with God is safety. The more closely we cling to our Almighty Father the more confident may we be."


~ Charles Spurgeon, "The Treasury of David" [emphasis added]



There are days and nights when we know there is nothing else in this life that will bring more comfort than His presence. 

To dwell in this place all of our days, is the cry of our hearts.

To know Him,
to love Him,
to be with Him.

Nothing else will ever satisfy.



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2 comments:

  1. Hi Rebekah! I am coming over from #Tell His Story.

    Oh, this is so true. How beautiful it is to be in prayer and to know that I am in his presence always. It does make you wonder why so many do not believe, doesn't it? I feel sorry for them. And of course, I pray that they will come to communion with him.

    Nice to be here today!
    Ceil

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  2. Such an encouragement to be covered in his shadow! I join in praying for those who do not know the God who shelters us. He is longsuffering that none should perish. Rebekah - I am visiting from "Tell His Story", but it seems we are in the same incourage group. I look forward to getting to know you more Rebekah.
    Hugs,
    Kelly

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