HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.” (Genesis 41:4, 7).
There is a warning for us in that dream, just as it stands: It is possible for the best years of our life, the best experiences, the best victories won, the best service rendered, to be swallowed up by times of failure, defeat, dishonour, uselessness in the kingdom. Some men’s lives of rare promise and rare achievement have ended so. It is awful to think of, but it is true. Yet it is never necessary.
I believe that many have been devoured and nothing is happening but sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. They have missed their appointed time and there are only signs of failure. Oh, Mighty God, hear me today and whisper in my ears that my soul will be glad. That there is still hope for us to cheer the tomb.
My Patriarch Sir Darrindel has said that the only assurance of safety against this tragedy is “fresh touch with God,” daily, hourly. The blessed, fruitful, victorious experiences of yesterday are not only of no value to me today, but they will actually be eaten up or reversed by today’s failures unless they serve as incentives to still better, richer experiences today.
“Fresh touch with God,” by abiding in Christ, alone will keep the lean kine and the ill-favoured grain out of my life. Therefore, I am urging and encouraging us to stop the bitterness we have in our hearts and let God shine the light of His word in us to remove all darkness. Hallelujah. Shine the light Lord and make us the sons and daughters we are supposed to be.
Dear God give, us the fresh anointing and baptism of the Holy Spirit. Slay us in Thy presence, shut us up until our tongue cleave to the roof of our mouths. Give us the upper room experience so we can say it is well with my soul. Pour it out Lord on us that fresh anointing, something of a new experience Lord till your will be done in our lives. AMEN