HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And the hand of the Lord was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.” (Ezekiel 3:22).
Did you ever hear of anyone being much used for Christ who did not have some special waiting time, some complete upset of all his or her plans first; from St. Paul’s being sent off into the desert of Arabia for three years, when he must have been boiling over with the glad tidings, down to the present day?
You were looking forward to telling about trusting Jesus in Syria; now He says, “I want you to show what it is to trust Me, without waiting for Syria.”
My own case is far less severe, but the same in principle, that when I thought the door was flung open for me to go with a bound into full ministry work, it is opposed, and intervener steps in and says, simply, “Never! You must choose between working and living; you can’t do both.”
That was in 2007. Then I came out of the shell with “Ministry of The Mystical Order” in 2012 and saw the evident wisdom of being kept waiting five years in the shade. God’s love being unchangeable, He is just as loving when we do not see or feel His love. Also, His love and His sovereignty are co-equal and universal; so He withholds the enjoyment and conscious progress because He knows best what will really ripen and further His work in us.