Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | December 4, 2014

SURRENDER TO STILLNESS

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“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth”  

(Psalm 46: 10)

I love Psalm 46 and every verse is filled with meaning for me. I see verse 10 as not so much about ‘meditation. as it is about ‘meditation of God’s kingdom in the heart of faith.’ Notice that the words, ‘be still’ are a command and come from the verb ‘rapha’ (meaning to be weak, to let go, to release), which might better translate as, “cause yourselves to let go” or “let yourselves become weak.” The noun form, repha’im, was sometimes used as a synonym for ‘the place of the dead.’

A question I put to you is to what end are we to ‘be still,’ ‘let go,’ ‘surrender,’ and even to ‘die to ourselves?  In Hebrew grammar, in the two imperatives,  “be still!” and “now!”  emphasis is on the second imperative.  In other words, we surrender in order to KNOW THAT GOD is in control as Ribbono Shel Olam — Master of the Universe!  We ‘let go’ in order to objectively KNOW the saving power of God in our lives.  We give up trusting in ourselves and our own designs in order that we will experience the glory of God’s all-sufficiency (Exodus 14: 14)!

When we surrender to the sure truth that the Lord God of Israel is in complete control of this world, we will experience His peace and be delivered from our temporal fears.  Indeed, even though the present world be shaken (v2), with the nations raging and the kingdoms of men tottering (v6), we will NOT fear, since we KNOW that God is our present Help in times of trouble (v1)!   Praise the Lord!

The city of God will one day be established upon the earth (Vv4-5), and the schemes of the ‘princes of this world’ will all become desolate (vv 8-9), but the coming kingdom of the Lord Most High (El Elyon) will be exalted among the nations, and Jesus Christ (Yeshua) will forever be exalted among His original covenant people Israel.  Hallelujah!

Meanwhile, ‘set your minds on things that are above, not on things on the earth; for you are dead, and your life IS HIDDEN with Jesus (the Messiah) in God.   When Jesus, Who is our life, appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory (Colossians 3: 2-4)!

Time is indeed very short, friends, and the world is tottering in fear.  Soon and very soon we are going to see our King!  So let us  ‘be still’ — in order to KNOW that “the Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge” (v 11)!   Amen.


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  1. H U G E A M E N

    • Thank you Ken!

      Praying you have a blessed Season of LOVE, JOY, & PEACE found only in His Presence! God bless you and yours! 🙂


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