[anzac] WHAT a WORD from WILKERSON!

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 21:39:58 +1200
by David Wilkerson

"They that carried us away required of us a song; and they that
wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs
of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?"
(Psalm 137:3-4).

The people of God were in the hardest place of their lifetime. And
as they were carried away, their captors required of them a song.
Yet there was no life in them anymore, nothing but depression,
despair, hopelessness.

Multitudes of Christians are in the same position today. You may
be trapped by your circumstances or the devil is coming at you
with an old temptation. You are on the edge of giving up, thinking,
"I can't make it. In spite of all my crying and praying, that old
bondage is going to hound me forever!"

When Israel fell into Babylonian bondage, their captors cried to
them, "Sing for us! Play for us! We've heard all about you and
what your God did for you. Now take out your tambourines and
bring out your harps. Play us a song. Show us your joy in your God!"

I do not believe this demand was made only in mockery. I believe
it was also a pitiful plea. The Babylonians' gods had left them
empty and dry. They had no hope. But they had heard Israel
singing to their God, a God who had seen them through impossible
circumstances. They said, "These people have a God who can
open a sea for them. His fire comes down from heaven and He
stands against their enemies. There's got to be something to
this God of theirs!"

Like all the world, they wanted to see a people who endured the
same problems they endured and faced the same battles they
faced, yet could sing and shout and hold their faith in the darkest
of hours! The Babylonians demanded a song because there is
something in every person's heart that cries out, "Where on the
face of the earth is something that can make you sing even
when you've lost everything?" They needed a testimony! It is
important that the children of God, wherever they are at whatever
time, sing the songs of Zion: "God, I believe You, no matter
what is happening!"

The world is shouting to us, "You can show us a miracle! It isn't
the Red Sea opening up that impresses us. It's not seeing the
blind given sight or the lame healed. It's that you can look at the
darkest hour of your life, a situation that's hopeless to all human
reasoning, and yet smile with joy, singing praises to God. That's
the miracle we want to see."



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