Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered” (Joel 2:32).
Why do not I call on His Name? Why do I run to this neighbour and that when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I sit down and devise schemes and invent plans? Why not at once roll me and my burden upon the Lord? The time spent to devise wicked plans for another is blocking your progress forward.
Straightforward is the best runner–why do not I run at once to the living God? In vain shall I look for “deliverance anywhere else; but with God, I shall find it; for here I have His royal shall to make it sure.
I need not ask whether I may call on Him or not, for that word “Whosoever” is a very wide and comprehensive one. Whosoever means me, for it means anybody and everybody who calls upon God. I will, therefore, follow the leading of the text, and at once call upon the glorious Lord who has made so large a promise.
My case is urgent, Hallelujah, and I do not see how I am to be delivered, but this is no business of mine. He who makes the promise will find ways and means of keeping it. It is mine to obey His commands; it is not mine to direct His counsels. I am His servant, not His solicitor. I call upon Him, and He will deliver.
Brethren as this year comes to a close, we can make the “U-TURN” and get back to the promises in God’s word. We need to STOP fighting against each other because this battle is not flesh and blood. This is a spiritual warfare. Get on board and let God take control.