Wednesday, October 26, 2016

STAYED



In the prayer of Jehoshaphat, when there was a multitude coming against him to battle, he feared, and sought the Lord in 2 Chronicles 20:12 KJV - "O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee." God is the righteous Judge, and he cries to the Lord "we have no might" and "neither know we what to do". He is at his own wit's end, the end of himself. He placed no faith in himself and said by faith "But our eyes are upon Thee". Came the answer..."For the battle is not yours, but God's." (vs 15). God indeed judged the multitude, they were utterly destroyed, and Jehoshaphat and his people were safe and sound by the mighty hand of the Lord. 
Isaiah 26:3 KJV -"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee."
Stayed: Fixed, Settled, Sober. (Webster's 1828).
In this time we are called to Look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our salvation. We have no might to save ourselves, and we must come to the end of ourselves and cry "Neither know we what to do!". The eyes of true faith turn unto the Lord Jesus Christ, believing and trusting on Him alone. The Lord calls all the unsaved to repentance towards Himself, and unfeigned faith in the Lord Jesus this very hour. 
To those saved, we are to keep our minds stayed on Him. "But our eyes are upon Thee". We are to stand still and see the salvation of God. 
"Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." - Jude 1:21 KJV. 
We are to keep our minds STAYED on the Lord Jesus, keeping ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Our minds are to be STAYED, FIXED, SETTLED upon Him. 
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" - Titus 2:13 KJV. 
In this present evil world we are to be looking unto the Lord Jesus Himself, and looking for that blessed hope, and the appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Not for the antichrist, not for world events to take shape, not for the end of the world, not unto the arm of man, not unto ourselves...unto the Lord Jesus. We are to be sober-minded and ready. This is not a time to be drunken with the things of this world, with those lost in darkness...rejecting the word of God, neglecting the word of God, distracted from the plight of our eternal soul and pursuing the things of this world...our eyes STAYED on vain religion, creeds, doctrines of men, works, money, homes, cars, cares of this life, education, philosophy, music, movies, media, entertainment, amusements, fables, fiction, books, etc.  
Nay, can you honestly say...
"But our eyes are upon Thee."?  
Everything else leads to judgment, and utter destruction and ruin. The multitude that came up against Jehoshaphat did not have their eyes upon the Lord, and were caught unaware of the judgment of God that was to come upon them. They marched on in their own might, and were utterly destroyed. Their ways seemed right unto them, but it led to death. They marched right into the path of God's wrath and judgement. 
The Lord Jesus is at the door, READY to return to this world. 
He only is King of all kings, and Lord of all lords. To the saved, our blessed hope unto salvation and redemption...our great God and Saviour. To the unsaved, as Judge of the quick and the dead, in wrath and fury as a Consuming Fire. 
Are you ready? What must we do?
Turn your eyes unto the Lord Jesus, and be ye saved. 
Keep your mind STAYED upon the Lord Jesus. 
DWD
October 26th, 2016




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