Why we should always have Hope and Faith in God

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As we go through life, we face all kinds of situations.  There is no-one who has not faced trouble and difficulties.  We believe that our own actions can lift us out of our difficulties but it happens sometimes that the difficulties are so great that we are overwhelmed and we lose confidence in our own abilities.  That is usually the time that we look towards God for relief.  “Only God can save me now!” is the popular feeling when circumstances are very difficult…

And God doesn’t disappoint.

There is always hope when your trust in God.  God will always help and He will always restore the things that have been taken from you.  He can mend your heartache and bring your family together.  He has the power to provide for your financial needs no matter how impossible they may seem.  He can heal your sickness and break the chains of your addictions.  Most importantly, He can give you the force to conquer any battle you may have to fight.  He knows you personally.  He knows your name.  He has numbered your days. His promise is to never leave you or fail to give you all that you need.

What is required from us to get this grace is also not difficult.  We must never lose faith in Him and we must trust that His solution for our problems would be for our ultimate good even if they seem different from what we expect.  The solution is simple. We should simply surrender our worries and anxious thoughts and let God bring us to a place of peace.   No matter where you are in your life, if you believe in Him, God has a way to reach out to you.

The promises of God are real and He has a way to work out all the things in your life.  He knows what it takes to rescue you from the pain and the struggles of this earth and how to make you stronger for having endured them.  He can do all things for He is the Creator of all that is on this earth and in the heavens.  Nothing is impossible for the Lord.   With complete knowledge and faith in God’s love, we should abandon worry and trust His grand plan, of which we are a part.

Lord has personally said in the scriptures, – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”  (Bible, Matthew 6:25-27)

The truth is this, when we worry, we are showing our lack of faith in God.  I.e. we are assuming that our problems are too big for God to solve.  We are saying in effect that God is not strong enough or loving enough to help us through our trial.

When you give in to worry and fear, you are falling for the lies of Satan, who wants us to lose faith in the Lord and then it would be easy for him to destroy you.  The devil knows that God is more than enough to bring you to victory but he wants you to forget that.

We must always remember that God knew our problems and weaknesses long before we were born and he had made a way to overcome all of them.  He has a perfect plan and a purpose for your life.  Even though you may have fallen short and rebelled against Him, He can always lift you from your past and restore you to wholeness.

 

 

What your need?

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God has created four places  – (1) Anami – GODSELF (2) Sachch Khand/Akaal (3) Maha-Kaal and (4) Kaal/Pind Desh

You have to select the place according to your need. The place to whom you select, will be your final goal. And you will reach that place by doing your effort.
*Anami – GODSELF / Real Golok Dham
*Sachch Khand/Akaal :There are three Lokas in this place – (1) Agam (2) Alakh (3) Sat – Lok
*Maha-Kaal :- There are three Lokas in this place – (1) Bhanwar Gupha / Soham Brahm / Nih Akshar (2) Maha – Shunya (3) Shunya / Ra ram Brahm / Akshar
*Kaal/Pind Desh :- There are three Lokas in this place – (1) BRAHMAND (CAUSAL)/ Ati Sukshm (2) SUBTLE/Sukshm (3) PIND (PHYSICAL)
(1) BRAHMAND (CAUSAL)/ Ati Sukshm: There are two places in this Brahmand Causal – (1) Dasam Dwar / Kshar (2) Trikuti / Maya Brahm / Aum-kar
(2) SUBTLE/Sukshm– There are three places in this Brahmand – (1) Jyoti Niranjan (2) Sahas – Dal – Kanwal (3) THIRD EYE
(3) PIND (PHYSICAL)
Jiva has follen into the cage of Kaal and Kaal has put the attractive food – Desire, Anger, Lust and Attachment to eat. Jiva are engaged in taking these attractive foods. One day Kaal comes and swallows the Jiva.

Now you have to select the place according to your need. The place to whom you select,  you will reach the same by doing your effort.

God will make all things new

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We have put our leg in 2016. It is the time for the battle of GOOD & EVIL. God has shared His  secrets with me “Behold, I will make the all things new”. God wants to do new things in the lives of His children. And He will surely do the same for the people. Thus keep your faith  and develop a closer relationship with God through Prayer and repent for doing  mistake & for doing sin. Live each day through the guidance of the Holy Spirit expecting new things. They shall come to pass according to the Word said in Bible, Isaiah 43:19, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up.” Lord said in Bible, Rev. 21:5 God sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

People can never bring new blessings by ourselves. When the Holy Spirit renews us every day, new blessings reach us automatically. In order that we should not become weary and get destroyed, the Lord is renewing the inner man by His Holy Spirit. This is going to happen to you all through this blessed year.

According to His promise, He is making everything new. In His grace, compassion and out of His great love for you, He will fill you with His  Spirit, this Year. He will renew your inner man.

What exactly is it that God has done for you that no one else on earth can? He has wiped the slate clean. With man it is hard to forget wrongs, no matter how hard you try, or how much you pay, there is always someone somewhere who remembers what you did who is unwilling to let it go and forget about it, whereas with God, when He forgives He also no longer has a need to call it to mind. It is all written in the Holy book which holds the story of our lives. One day we will remember with tears during the judgment all of our sins and failings, but we are encouraged to know that Lord is right there with us receiving again and He is ready to give His glory to whom those are repenting for their committing sin and keep faith in God, so for them until judgment it’s like it never happened.

God wants us to know the simplicity of His plan; that everything has been taken care of, that His grace and salvation are made just for us and they are free. Not because of anything we did or didn’t do. He loved us and saw us in our misery and gave us salvation and then He made us a new creation, a triangle that can never again fit into a square life, to Him the old life means nothing! It doesn’t matter whether we were a good person who never broke the law, or the most evil person on the face of the earth, once you are forgiven and made new that’s all that counts to Him, the new creation. Now if you committed crimes that earned you time in jail, God may rescue you from it, or give you a purpose to fulfill behind bars.  We don’t earn salvation; He gives it freely to all who love Him. Once you’re saved, all you have to do is abide in Him, live a life worthy of the offering He gave. You don’t have to keep getting saved, it’s like applying for a job that you already have all over again, nothing you can do will make Him love you more. Just be what He called you to be and do the task He has given you, willingly with joy and love, and nothing you have done will make Him close the door,  unless you openly reject Him and spit in His face by continuing to be rebellious and unsubmissive to the life He gave you to save you from Hell. Bible, Galatians 6 : 15prophesied – Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.

God does not promise joyful circumstances, but He does promise joy in the circumstances, you just have to look for it. And what greater joy is there than to know that you are where the Lord wants you to be and you are doing what God has called you to do and having a joyful attitude about it besides? That is what counts: not where you are or what the job is, but that you rejoice in it.

Bible, Rev. 21:1-5 prophesied – Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son.

There are Four  Ways in Which God Will Make All Things New; it is as below:

The  purpose of God for creation and for His people will not be complete until all things are made new and the glory of the Lord fills them all. In Bible, Rev 21:5 God says, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He enforces the certainty of it in two ways. He is sitting on His throne when He says it—the throne of the universe. “He who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold I make all things new.'” And after He had said it, He added, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” So God wants us to read this and be sure of it. He wants us to have assurance that no matter how much evil and suffering and futility we see now, He will make all things new.

Let’s look at four ways the newness is coming:

1. Spiritually and Morally New

God is going to make us spiritually and morally new and glorious.

The Greatest Frustration of This Age is before us. The greatest frustration of this age is that we are still doing sin. Bible, Romans 7 describes this painful truth. According to the Romans 7 : 23–24: “I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind.” This war is the most frustrating thing about life in this age—at least it is for the children of God. We want to be holy and we fall short of the holiness we long for. We want to love and we say hurtful things. We want to worship and we feel cold. We want to walk in peace and we feel anxiety. We want to be pure in thought and impurity bombards our minds. There is some progress as the Spirit helps us in our weakness. But what we long for is deliverance from this bent to sinning.

Vision of the Beautified Bride:

That is what God promises when He makes all things new. We will be made spiritually and morally new—not just partially as now, but wholly. Look at Rev. 21:2: “And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

This is a picture of the Lord’s temple prepared and beautified for her husband, Lord God. When God makes all things new, He makes the Lord’s temple—the people of God—spiritually and morally beautiful for His Son. Look at the way this is described in Bible, Rev. 21 9–11:

 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 

And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God (the same image as in Rev. 21: 2), 

having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

When God makes the bride ready for the Son, the way he does it is by giving us His glory—Rev. 21: 11: “having the glory of God.” And this glory will purify us so deeply and so thoroughly that we will be like a rare jewel, clear as crystal. Don’t you long for the day when you will be so good and so right and so pure that you will be like a translucent jewel that people will look at and see straight through without seeing any impurity at all? Nothing hidden and nothing shameful.

That’s the first way the newness is coming. God will make us spiritually and morally beautiful for our final marriage with His Son.

2. Physically and Bodily New

Second, God is going to make us physically and bodily new and glorious.

The Bible does not teach that the final state of glory is one of disembodied spirits. He wanted it that way because they thought the body was a drag on the freedom of the spirit. But the Bible teaches a very different destiny for God’s people. God will make all things new—including our bodies.

Bible, Rev. 21: 4 points in this direction: “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”

No more death. No more pain. No more tears. What that means is that the body we know now will be changed. Because it dies. And it hurts. And it cries. If death is gone and pain is gone and tears are gone, then the body as we know it here is gone. That may sound like Plato—good riddance to the body of pain. Revelation is plain that the point is not good riddance to the body but that God will make all things new.

A Glorified Body Like Lord’s

Paul put it like this in Bible, Philippians 3:20-21

Our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord, who will change the body of our lowliness to be like the body of His glory, according to the working by which he is able to subdue all things to Himself.

It is prophesied in Bible “We shall certainly be united to him in a resurrection like his.” It is a new body: it will never die again, it will never hurt again, it will never cry again—except perhaps for joy.

There are a lot of people who feel that they didn’t get a fair shake when the bodies were passed out. Some people have dramatic deformities, some have lost limbs, some are paralyzed, some can’t hear, some can’t see, some have extensive skin blemishes, some have freakish distortions. But God has no intention of leaving anybody in that condition if they will trust him. He has his purposes in letting a man be born blind and leaving him blind for much of his adult life (Bible, John 9:1). But He has no intention of leaving anyone with pain and disability who trusts in Him.

Now question is When God makes all things new, He makes our bodies new?

3. The New Creation

Third, God is going to make the creation new and glorious.

This is the point of Bible, Rev. 21: 1: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” I don’t think this means that God picks us up and takes us to a new solar system—though he certainly could if he wanted to. The hope of the prophets seems to be that this earth and these heavens will be made new. God will renovate the whole thing—a kind of global rehab project. And everything futile and evil and painful will be done away.

Paul put it like this in Bible, Romans 8:21 “The creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the liberty of the glory of the children of God.” The newness and the glory of the Lord’s temple, the children of God, is primary and first. But then God promises that the glory of His people will demand a glorious creation to live in. So the fallen creation will obtain the very freedom from futility and evil and pain that the Lord’s temple is given.

So when God makes all things new, He makes us new spiritually and morally, He makes us new physically, and then He makes the whole creation new so that our environment fits our perfected spirits and bodies.

4. A New Relationship with God

God will make our relationship with him new and glorious.

John tells us about this in Bible, Rev. 21: 3 “I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God Himself will be with them.”

It’s true that God is with us now. His Spirit dwells in us (Bible, 1 Corinthians 6:19). Lord promised never to leave us to the end of the age (Bible, Metthew 28:20). But in Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:6-7 Paul said, “While we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord, here we walk by faith and not by sight.”

So there is a deep and painful sense in which we are “away from the Lord”—we do not see as we will one day see. “Blessed are the pure in heart,” Lord said, “for they shall see God.” It’s a promise. Something greater is coming for all of us in our relation with God.

How many times will a little child say what we all feel, “But daddy, I can’t see Him”? That is a real heart cry that we should never lose. Bible, Rev. 22:4 gives the answer to it: “They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads.”

When God makes all things new, He will make us spiritually and morally as pure as flawless crystal, He will give us a body like the body of His glory, He will renovate all creation to take all futility and evil and pain out of it, and finally He Himself will come to us and let us see His face. And so forever and ever we will live with pure hearts and glorious bodies on a new earth in the presence and the glory of our heavenly Father.

 

Blessing Of Almighty God

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It is true that you serve a God of miracles. But prepare  yourself mentally or emotionally for hearing something unpleasant, because what I am going to say about that will come as a total shock to some of you. The Lord’s preference is not to meet your needs through a miracle.

A miracle, is as the acceptance of natural laws, and personally, I have received many. There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord performs miracles and uses them like a bell to draw people unto Himself.

But let me ask you, would you rather receive a miracle of healing or live with the blessing of good health? Would you rather have the Lord perform a miracle to pull you out of bankruptcy or be so blessed financially that He would not have to? I think the logical answer to both of those questions is obvious.

It is always better to avoid problems, which is the result of living in blessing, than it is to be delivered out of them, which requires a miracle. There are three important reasons for receiving from God through blessings rather than miracles. (1) blessings prevent crises, while miracles deliver from crises. (2) a blessing is always a more abundant supply than a miracle. And (3) miracles are a temporary fix, while blessings are permanent solutions. Therefore, if you’re living from miracle to miracle, it probably means you’re living from crisis to crisis.

God’s original intent for His creation was to function under His blessing instead of a miracle. If sin had not corrupted God’s creation, there would be no need for miracles. Everyone would be healthy, everyone would be prosperous, and strife, the cause of broken relationships and wars, would not even exist.

Unfortunately, there is corruption in the earth, and there will always be a place for miracles. However God not only forgave us of our sins, He redeemed us from the curse and placed blessings on His followers.

Bible, Galatians 3:13 says, “Lord hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” If we will believe we are blessed and act accordingly, we can avoid many of the problems that make us candidates for miracles.

Some believers pray for financial miracles but they are not practicing the principle of giving and will not work. They know God loves them, so they are counting on and believing for a miracle. And that is just what it will take. They are not obeying God’s Word in faith, so they can not receive the blessing God has spoken over them.

The Lord told us to work so that He would bless the work of our hands and that if we would give, it would be given unto us. Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:10 has prophesied, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” Bible, Deuteronomy 28:12 prophesied, “The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.” Bible, Luke 6:38 prophesied, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. If we do not obey Him in these commands, it is either because of ignorance or we do not fully trust His promises. That does not mean the Lord hates us, but it means our unbelief is stopping the blessing He has spoken from coming to pass in our lives. So, lack of faith in God’s blessing causes us to enter into crisis, and right before disaster, if we continue steadfast in our belief for a miracle, we receive just enough to get us over the hump.
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. When you seek the guidance of the Lord in your life, He will bless you abundantly with His riches. In the period of famine  “ Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundred-fold” (Genesis 26:12). Though it was a period of famine, wherever the servants of Isaac dug a well, they struck water! (Genesis 26:19,32). God blessed everything that he did.
“The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” (Bible, Proverbs 10:22) Temporal blessing, as well as spiritual, comes from Him. “The LORD makes poor, and makes rich” (Bible, 1 Samuel 2:7). God is the sovereign Disposer of material wealth. If it is received by birth or inheritance — it is by His providence. If it comes by gift — He moved the donors to bestow. If it accumulates as the result of hard work, skill or thrift — He bestowed the talent, directed its use, and granted the success. This is made abundantly clear in the Scriptures. “The LORD has blessed my master greatly…he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold” (Bible, Gen 24:35). “Isaac sowed in that land, and received the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him” (Bible, Gen 26:12).
So it is with us. Then say not in your heart, “The might of my hand or brains, has gotten me this temporal prosperity.” “But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is HE who gives you power to get wealth” (Bible, Deu 8:17-18). When riches are acquired by God’s blessing on honest industry, there is no accusing conscience to sour the same, and if “sorrow” attends the use or enjoyment of them, it is due entirely unto our own folly.
But it is upon the spiritual blessings which God bestows upon His people, that we shall now write. “Blessed is the man whom you chose, and cause to approach unto you, that he may dwell in your courts” (Psalm 65:4). There is no doubt that the primary reference there (though not th e exclusive one) is unto “the son of God” (Bible, 1 Timothy 2:5), for as God-man, He is what He is by the grace of election, when His humanity was chosen and fore-ordained unto union with one of the persons in the Godhead. None other than JEHOVAH proclaimed Him “my elect, in whom my soul delighted” (Bible, Isa 42:1). As such, He is “the man that is My fellow, says the LORD Almighty” (Bible, Zechariah 13:7), the “Heir of all things” (Bible, Heb 1:2). God was not chosen for us, but for God: and we were chosen for God, to be His bride.
The essence of all blessedness is to be in Lord, and those who partake of it do so by the act of God — as the fruit of His everlasting love unto them. “Blessed be the God, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Lord: according as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world” (Bible, Eph 1:3-4). In that initial blessing of election, all others are wrapped up, and, in due course, we are made partakers of them. It is both the duty and privilege of every sin-laden soul to come unto Lord to rest, nevertheless, it is equally true that no man can come to Him except the Father draws him (Bible, John 6:44). Likewise it devolves upon all who hear the Gospel to respond to that call, “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live” (Bible, Isa 56:3), yet how can those who are dead in trespasses and sins (Bible, Eph 2:1) do so? They can not! They must first be divinely quickened into newness of life.
“As the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore” (Bible, Psalm 83:3). A beautiful figure of that divine operation is here set before us. In eastern lands, the earth is hard, dry, barren — so our natural hearts. The “dew” descends from above silently, mysteriously, imperceptibly, moistening the ground, imparting vitality unto vegetation making the mountainside fruitful. Such is the miracle of the new birth. Life is communicated by divine fiat. Not a probationary or conditional one, not a fleeting or temporal one, but spiritual and endless, for the stream of regeneration can never dry up.
When God “commands,” He communicates (Bible, Psalm 42:8; 68:28; 111:9); as the blessing is a divine favor — so the manner bestowing it is sovereign. That is solely His prerogative, for man can do nothing but beg. “Zion” is the place of all spiritual blessings (Bible, Heb 12:22-24).
“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, LORD, in the light of your countenance” (Bible, Psalm 89:15). This is one of the blessed effects of divine quickening. When one has been born of the Spirit, the eyes and ears of his soul are opened to cognize spiritual things. Observe that it is not merely they “hear the joyful sound,” for many do that without any experiential knowledge of its charm; but “know” from its message being brought home in power to their hearts. That “joyful sound” is “the glad tidings of good things” (Bible, Rom 10:15), namely, “that Son of God came into the world to save sinners” (Bible, 1 Timothy 1:15). Such souls as inwardly know that heavenly music, are indeed blessed, for as they are assured of free access unto God, the beneficent light of the divine countenance is beheld by them. There is probably an allusion in Bible, Psalm 89:15.
First, the sound which was made by Aaron as he went into the holy place and came out thereof (Bible, Exo 28:33- 35), which was indeed a “joyful sound” unto the people of God, for it gave evidence that their high priest was engaged be fore the Lord on their behalf.
Second, a general reference to the sound of the sacred trumpets which called Israel to their solemn feasts (Bible, Num 10:10).
Third, a more specific one to the trumpet of jubilee (Bible, Lev 25:9-10), which proclaimed liberty to bondmen and restoration of their inheritance to them who had forfeited it.

So the announcement of the Gospel of liberty to sin captives, is music to those given ears to hear.
“Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him” (Bible, Psalm 2:12).
(1) election is the foundation blessing, being “unto salvation” and including all the means thereof (Bible, 2 Thessalonians 2:13).
(2) the bestowment of eternal life which capacitates the favored recipient to welcome experientially the joyful sound of the Gospel.
And now there is a personal and saving embracing thereof. It is to be carefully noted that the words of our present text are preceded by “Kiss the Son,” which signifies: Bow in submission before His scepter, yield to His kingly rule, render allegiance to Him (Bible, 1 Samuel 10:1; 1 Kings 19:18).
It is most important to note that order — he can be received as Savior ( Bible, 2 Peter 1:11; 2:20; 3:18). They “put their trust in Him” signifies to take refuge in — they repudiate their own righteousness and evince their confidence in Him by committing themselves to His keeping for time and eternity. His gospel is their warrant for doing so, His veracity their security. “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered” (Bible, Psalm 32:1). This is an intrinsic part of the blessedness of putting our trust in Him. Therefore do they express their faith in Lord by fleeing to Him for refuge. Blessed indeed are such, for, having surrendered to His lordship and placed their reliance in His atoning blood, they now enter into the benefits of His righteous and benevolent government. More specifically, their “iniquities are forgiven and their sins are covered” (Bible, Psalm 85:2) — “covered by God, as the ark was covered with the mercy seat, as Noah was covered from the flood, as the Egyptians were covered by the depths of the sea. What a cover that must be, which hides forever from the sight of the all-seeing God, all the filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit”
Paul used those precious words of Bible, Psalm 32:1, in Romans 4:7, in proof of the grand truth of justification by faith. “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.” (Bible, Psalm 84:5). This is another accompaniment of the new birth. The regenerated is given the spirit of “a sound mind” (Bible, 2 Timothy 1:7), so that he now perceives himself to be not only without any righteousness of his own, but is conscious of his weakness and insufficiency. He has made the name of the Lord his strong tower, having run into it for safety (Bible, Pro 18:10), and now he declares “in the LORD I have righteousness and strength” (Bible, Isa 14:24) — strength to fight the good fight of faith, to resist temptations, to endure persecution, to perform duty. While he keeps in his right mind, he will continue to go forth not in his own strength, but in complete dependence upon and reliance in the strength that is in Lord, thereby proving the sufficiency of His grace. Those “ways” of God’s strength are the divinely appointed means of grace for the maintenance of communion: feeding on the Word, living on Lord, adhering to the path of His precepts.
“Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways.” (Bible, Psalm 128:1). Here is another mark of those under the divine benediction — to have such a deep reverence for God, as results in regular obedience to Him. The fear of the Lord is a holy awe of His majesty, a filial dread of displeasing Him. It is not so much an emotional thing as a practical one, for it is idle to talk about fearing God, if we have no deep concern for His will. It is the fear of love, which shrinks from dishonoring Him, a dread of forgetting His goodness, and abusing His mercy. Where such “fear” is, all other graces are found. The blessedness of such is not always apparent to carnal reason, nevertheless, it is a fact certified by the divine veracity.