Saturday, January 30, 2016

Be Still

Psalm 46:10He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord has instructed this brother over the past year or so about the importance of certain aspects of our walk.  I will list them here as it is a combination of things that has been required for this brother:

1.  Psalm 46:10 Be still
2.  Matt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
3. 2 Cor 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

4.  Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Another way of saying number 4 above is there must be nothing in our heart, mind or spirit that causes offense to the Spirit of the Lord.  Our thoughts tend to wander here and there and everywhere but we really need to put a fence up around our mind.  Our thoughts must be constrained by 1. stillness, saying nothing 2.  rebuking errant thoughts that come into our minds, taking captive every thought.  This is a big deal.  The Lord only knows how much trouble we cause ourselves for passively accepting all kinds of thoughts that come into our heads from the enemy, this world, the flesh etc.  Our thought life must become active.

We must recognize that the Lord is right there reading every single word that flashes across our mind like a giant teleprompter.  He is aware of every time we nod our head yes or shake our head no to these thoughts that cross our mind.  He is aware of every time something disagreeable to the Spirit enters our mind and we are okay with it.  If its not okay with Him it should not be okay with us.  Take it captive by saying in your mind "I take that thought captive in obedience to my Lord Jesus Christ and I cast it out, I reject it" or something of that nature.

Is it "work" to make you thought life active instead of passive?  You bet it is, yes it takes effort.  What did the Lord say?

Phil 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Yes, the Lord said work our your own salvation in spite of what the churches of Babylon have told you.  We play a part in our salvation.  Yes, there is work required of us.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Todays churches love the by grace part and they unanimously leave out the through faith part.  Now lets extend this a little further, what else has the Lord said?  James 2:17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

We are saved by grace though faith and faith without works is dead.  I did not say that, the Lord God did.  Where have the churches of Babylon gone so wrong?

The "works of the law" here:

Romans 3:28  For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

 does not equate to the "works of faith" here:

James 2:17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

This mental effort is a work of faith that produces fruit acceptable to our Lord.  We need to learn to say less in our own minds, to practice this being still before the Lord.  What we do say in our minds or what is said into our minds must be self censored.  There must be nothing within us that causes offense to the Spirit of the Lord.

These things ^^ have been a work in progress within this nobody who writes to you today.  These words are shared with you for your consideration as you walk with the Lord.

May the face of the Lord shine upon you, may He grant you peace.

brother d


  1. Thank you. A couple of brothers-in-Lord and I met this morning today for what was planned as a breakfast fellowship. 6 1/2 hours later we were still fellowshipping, confessing our sins, praying for and encouraging one another to press on in the Lord. We talked much about what you shared here. Oh how real fellowship is so sadly rare, but so wonderfully sweet when we can find it and so direly needed at this late hour. God bless you and keep you close to Him, Brother D... from another Brother D. Maranatha!

  2. Amen brother! May the Lord bless you and yours.