Relax…

The Lord told me to read Psalm 46 when I got in to work earlier on this morning…

I read through and then stopped at verse 10…

“Cease [striving] and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 NASB)

Then He said it was really just the following that I needed to focus on…

“Cease [striving]…” (Psalm 46:10a NASB)

So I looked up verse 10 in the interlinear…

http://biblehub.com/interlinear/psalms/46-10.htm

Cease is the following word…

http://biblesuite.com/hebrew/7503.htm

raphah: sink, relax

It’s like a deflating of all our efforts, a deflating of all our striving and all our “trying to make things happen”…

Such a peaceful feeling…

“…I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10c NASB)

Yes Lord…

As we deflate, fail, sink or relax – as we cease striving – He becomes everything over us…

As we become helpless (another rendering of this word in the NASB) and hang limp (another again) and abandon all effort we receive the Power of God to overcome – to wait – our victory is in our decision to wait in silence before the Lord – to wait until He makes it happen – all that we see we must wait until He makes it happen – Powerful…

He reminded me again of that word He’d given me previously for Christ’s Church that we needed to wait in silence before Him and how later He’d told me that I had and then I saw the rain of His Righteousness falling down on us at our local congregation not too many Sundays back showing that that other word He’d given me about seeking the Lord until He came and rained down righteousness upon us had come to pass in the spirit (the spiritual realm)…

But now He’s saying it’s deeper – it’s a lifestyle – our inability and complete “giving up” was completely what He wanted – He is waiting for this – our admission of inability – and then He will move – we will have constant revelation in that place and just speak it as it “goes past”, so to speak, us in prayer as He shows us – it’s like we’ll just “Amen” Him and it is done – that is what I saw – such a place of rest…

All in that word, “cease”…

Beautiful… 🙂

 

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my late-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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