HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” (Luke 5:4).
How deep He does not say. The depth into which we launch will depend upon how perfectly we have given up the shore, and the greatness of our need, and the apprehension of our possibilities. The fish were to be found in the deep, not in the shallow water. So, today the believers have to move out their comfort zones and get into the deeper teachings of the Word of God. This is not the time to be drinking milk but to be feasting on the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.
So with us; our needs are to be met in the deep things of God. We are to launch out into the deep of God’s Word, which the Spirit can open up to us in such crystal fathomless meaning that the same words we have accepted in times past will have an ocean meaning in them, which renders their first meaning to us very shallow.
Into the deep of the Atonement, until Christ’s precious blood is so illuminated by the Spirit that it becomes an omnipotent balm, and food and medicine for the soul and body. Are you willing to take the anointing of this word today?
Into the deep of the Father’s will, until we apprehend it in its infinite minuteness and goodness, and its far-sweeping provision and care for us.
Into the deep of the Holy Spirit, until He becomes a bright, dazzling, sweet, fathomless summer sea, in which we bathe and bask and breathe, and lose ourselves and our sorrows in the calmness and peace of His everlasting presence.
Into the deep of the Holy Spirit, until He becomes a bright, marvellous answer to prayer, the most careful and tender guidance, the most thoughtful anticipation of our needs, the most accurate and supernatural shaping of our events.
Into the deep of God’s purposes and coming kingdom, until the Lord’s coming and His millennial reign are opened up to us; and beyond these the bright entrancing ages on ages unfold themselves, until the mental eye is dazed with light, and the heart flutters with inexpressible anticipations of its joy with Jesus and the glory to be revealed.
Into all these things, Jesus bids us launch. He made us and He made the deep, and to its fathomless depths, He has fitted our longings and capabilities.
LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP BRETHREN.
“Its streams the whole creation reach,
So plenteous is the store;
Enough for all, enough for each;
LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
The deep waters of the Holy Spirit are always accessible because they are always proceeding. Will, you not this day claim afresh to be immersed and drenched in these waters of life? The waters in Ezekiel’s vision, first of all, oozed from under the doors of the temple. Then the man with the measuring line measured and found the waters to the ankles. Still, further measurement and they were waters to the knees. Once again they were measured and the waters were to the loins. Then they became waters to swim in–a river that could not be passed over. (Ezekiel 47). How far have we advanced into this river of life? The Holy Spirit would have complete self-effacement. Not merely ankle-deep, knee-deep, loin-deep, but self-deep. We ourselves hidden out of sight and bathed in this life-giving stream. Let go the shore-lines and launch out into the deep. Never forget, the Man with the measuring line is with us today.
I am here to encourage you to launch out into the deep of the mysteries of the word of God. Get out of the church where you have been seated for many years and have become stagnant. I realized that we need to do more and God has shown us where the food is located.