THE OBSTINATE FAITH

Administrator Patriarch and Presiding Prelate

HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above, and they shall stand upon a heap.” (Joshua 3:13).

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Brave Levites! Who can help to admire them, to carry the Ark right into the stream; for the waters were not divided till their feet dipped in the water (verse 15). God had not promised anything else. God honours faith. “The Obstinate faith,” that the PROMISE sees and “looks to that alone.” You can fancy how the people would watch these holy men march on, and some of the bystanders would be saying, “You would not catch me running that risk! Why, man, the ark will be carried away!” Not so; “the priests stood firm on the dry ground.” We must not overlook the fact that faith on our part helps God to carry out His plans. “Come up to the help of the Lord.”

The Ark had staves for the shoulders. Even the Ark did not move of itself; it was carried. When God is the architect, men are the masons and labourers. Faith assists God. It can stop the mouth of lions and quench the violence of fire. It yet honours God, and God honours it. Oh, for this faith that will go on, leaving God to fulfil His promise when He sees fit! Fellow Levites, let us shoulder our load, and do not let us look as if we were carrying God’s coffin. It is the Ark of the living God! Sing as you march towards the flood! 

One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Mystical and Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness. One of the most essential qualities of the faith that is to attempt great things for God, and expect great things from God, is holy audacity. Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than little; it is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a place of cautious, timid clinging to the shore.

Likewise, seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and find that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible unto him that believeth.

Let us, today, attempt great things for God; take His faith and believe for them and His strength to accomplish them.

Carrying the Ark of God is no joke like how we carry the Bible on a daily schedule and some only on Sundays. Others walk with an iPad, tablet or some digital device. Whatever form it is, know it is not the same as the Ark. Only selected men were to touch the Ark and God was not having it any other way. You were not selected to touch the Ark and you were a dead man. Oh, how I pray for those days again in the land of the living. What is happening today tells me that God is on His way to meet His Bride and it is only through “The Obstinate Faith” you are going to make it out. 

Stand with me and take God at His word and live for Him daily. Blessings to all in Jesus Name.

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