HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13).
Be brave. Cowards always get hurt. Brave men generally come out unharmed. Jeremiah was a hero. He shrank from nothing. He faced his king and countrymen with dauntless bravery, and the result was he suffered no harm, but came through the siege of Jerusalem without a hair being injured. Zedekiah, the cowardly king, was always afraid to obey God and be true, and the result was that he, at last, met the cruellest punishment that was ever inflicted on the human heart.
The men and women that stand from the beginning true to their convictions have the fewest tests. When God gives to you a good trial, if you can stand the strain, He is not always repeating it. When Abraham offered up his son Isaac at Mount Moriah, it was the final testing for the rest of his life. Do not let Satan see that you are afraid of him, for he will pursue to the death if he thinks that he has a chance of getting you.
Just like many men and women within the faith that cannot detail the voice of God and that of the enemy. The slightest wind that blows they fall on their faces. Samuel did not know the voice of God so he consulted Eli. Do we try to engage our elders for some understanding? We get caught up with the pace of the world and forget that the race is not for the swift but those that can endure to the end. That’s why there are so many quitters. Some left because they cannot rub shoulders with the Bishop and they are left in the dark. Hallelujah, for His grace, love and guidance.
I am not quitting, forward and upwards is my command until the Lord calls me home.