[anzac] THE HARD TASK of "WAITING" - Wilkerson

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 21:24:39 +1200
by David Wilkerson

The prophet Samuel's command to King Saul was, "Go to Gilgal
and wait . . . I will come and you will get directions" (see 1 Samuel
10:8). Saul´s only responsibility was to wait! God wanted to hear
Saul say, "God keeps His word: never once has a word from
Samuel's lips fallen to the ground. God said I should wait for
directions and I will wait."

But pride reasons, "God must not have meant it. Maybe I heard
it wrong." Instead of standing on God's word, we start trying to
figure out things on our own. Lying in bed in the late hours we
say, "Lord, here's how I see it can be done." It is wicked to do
something very logical and reasonable when it is not God's
clear word of direction. If you want to prove anything to God,
prove you will patiently wait for Him to act.

"And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because
I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest
not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered
themselves together at Michmash; therefore said I, the Philistines
will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made
supplication unto the Lord; I forced myself therefore, and offered
a burnt offering. And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly...
now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a
man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be
captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which
the Lord commanded thee" (1 Samuel 13:11-14).

Saul waited seven days-but that wait was unholy. He was
impatient, angry, fearful and pouting. We must wait with faith,
believing that God cares for us and loves us, that He will be there
on His time. This matter of waiting is so important that I must
show you some Scriptures to prove it.

"And is shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have
waited for him, and he will save us; this is the Lord, we have
waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation"
(Isaiah 25:9).

"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him (Isaiah 64:4).



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