We That Have Fellowship With Him
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we
have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the
truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship
one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from
all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth
is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1 John 1:5-9)
It has been mentioned in past writings how the Holy Spirit empowers us
to see added meaning to various passages in the Bible as we progress along
the pilgrim's path. What is not so clear however, is that there are various
supernatural layers over the words concerned, and just as a racing driver
removes transparent tear-offs one by one from the visor of his crash helmet
when the way ahead becomes dim through dirt, so the Holy Spirit shows us
deeper and deeper Truths as we endeavour to live a holy life on this earth
in preparation for the real one.
That the Holy Spirit shows us these Scriptures while we are experiencing
the worldly happenings also goes a long way to make them more real to us.
This past week was a culmination of a series of events that led to a window
to heaven being opened and the reality, the utter convincing reality of
us being in the end times; and that we can shortly expect the Lord's return,
became evident. It need not be for a decade yet, nor even a century, for
the state of the affairs of the world and the people who live on it must
surely become still more perverted and evil. More evil than has ever gone
The circumstances which finally led to the present writing was the subject
of money and the evident fact that the banks are no longer our friends;
and beside the fact that they rely on us and our assets, just the same
as the government, to operate their businesses, they continue to find ways
to steal from us and only when we make a stand do they back off. The unrighteousness
of it all!
Partly due to an almost sleepless night as a result of the above, this
last Friday dawned as a day of frustration and restiveness until the following
was read in the quiet time with the Lord.
An eminent Christian worker tells of his mother who was a very anxious
and troubled Christian. He would talk with her by the hour trying to convince
her of the sinfulness of fretting, but to no avail. She was like the old
lady who once said she had suffered so much, especially from the troubles
that never came.
But one morning the mother came down to breakfast wreathed in smiles.
He asked her what had happened, and she told him that in the night she
had a dream.
She was walking along a highway with a great crowd of people who seemed
so tired and burdened. They were nearly all carrying little black bundles,
and she noticed that there were numerous repulsive looking beings which
she thought were demons dropping these black bundles for the people to
pick up and carry.
Like the rest, she too had her needless load, and was weighed down with
the devil's bundle. Looking up, after a while, she saw a Man with a bright
and loving face, passing hither and thither through the crowd, and comforting
At last He came near her, and she saw that it was her Saviour. She looked
up and told Him how tired she was, and He smiled sadly and said:
"My dear child, I did not give you these loads; you have no need of
them. They are the devil's burdens and they are wearing out your life.
Just drop them; refuse to touch them with one of your fingers and you will
find the path easy and you will be as if borne on eagle's wings."
He touched her hand, and lo, peace and joy thrilled her frame and, flinging
down her burden, she was about to throw herself at His feet in joyful thanksgiving,
when suddenly she awoke and found that all her cares were gone. From that
day to the close of her life she was the most cheerful and happy member
of the household.
The key in the above was the word "fretting."
In my frequent readings from God's word, Psalm 37 is familiar, and so are
its contents, however this Friday last the Lord was speaking Person to
If you have any fretting in your life, as the dictionary says, if you are
vexing yourself with the evil of others, and most of us do, read the following
with the understanding that it was written to you personally - today!
Start learning about the peace that passeth all understanding.
*A Psalm of David.* Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither
be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be
cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD,
and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt
be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he
shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness
as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait
patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his
way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from
anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For
evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall
inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall
not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall
not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plotteth against the just,
and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for
he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and
have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay
such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their
own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man
hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the
wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. The LORD
knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they
shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the
LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke
shall they consume away. The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but
the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. For such as be blessed
of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall
be cut off. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and
he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast
down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young,
and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor
his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his
seed is blessed. Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved
for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall
inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous
speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God
is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth
the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The LORD will not leave him in
his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Wait on the LORD, and keep
his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are
cut off, thou shalt see it. I have seen the wicked in great power,
and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo,
he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the
perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that
man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together:
the end of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous
is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from
the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
Accept that it is a promise to you, servant of the Most High God!
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that
is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the
world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of
God abideth for ever.
(1 John 2:15-17)
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness
is born of him.
(1 John 2:29)
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten
of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. And
we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
(1 John 5:18-19)
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye
may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the
midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves
in the abundance of peace.