HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.” (Psalm 46:2-5)
“Shall not be moved” what an inspiring declaration! Can it be possible that we, who are so easily moved by the things of earth, can arrive at a place where nothing can upset us or disturb our calm? Yes, it is possible; and the Apostle Paul knew it. When he was on his way to Jerusalem where he foresaw that “Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me” (Acts 20:23) awaited him, he could say triumphantly, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24) Everything in Paul’s life and experience that could be shaken had been shaken, and he no longer counted his life, or any of life’s possessions, dear to him. And we, if we will but let God have His way with us, may come to the same place, so that neither the fret and tear of little things of life nor the great and heavy trials, can have the power to move us from the peace that passeth understanding, which is declared to be the portion of those who have learned to rest only on God.
“He that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out.” To be as immovable as a pillar in the house of our God, is an end for which one would gladly endure all the shakings that may be necessary to bring us there! Oh, Hallelujah brethren It is joy unspeakable and full of glory. To be made a pillar in the Temple of the Lord is one of the greatest honour for the believer. I can stop writing and just praise the Lord for the remainder of the day. To be made a pillar in the Temple of the Lord. Hallelujah
When God is in the midst of a kingdom or city He makes it as firm as Mount Zion, that cannot be removed. When God is the center of your life and your home He makes it firm and it cannot be moved. Praise the Lord with me, Hallelujah. When He is in the midst of a soul, though calamities throng about it on all hands, and roar like the billows of the sea, yet there is a constant calm within, such a peace as the world can neither give nor take away. What is it but want of lodging God in the soul, and that in His stead the world is in men’s hearts, that makes them shake like leaves at every blast of danger? I will rather be shaking in the presence of the Lord than be on the streets shaking to some form of ungodly music.
“They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.” (Psalm 125:1) There is a quaint old negro-spiritual version that puts iron into our blood:
“Who sticketh to God in stable trust
As Zion’s mount he stands full just,
Which moveth no whit, nor yet doth reel,
But standeth forever as stiff as steel!”
Brethren, it is a real thing and it is not based on how you feel, it is Christ in you the hope of glory. Hallelujah.