power of Becoming
Judy Ann Varner
Former Pinecrest Student
"Blessed is the man who hears Me, watching daily
at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. For
whoso finds Me findeth life, and shall obtain
favour of the LORD." Proverbs 8:34-35.
It is much more difficult “to be" than “to
do." All too few understand the importance of this phase
of our spiritual development.
Our tendency is to be active and busy, and we loathe the
discipline of spending time in the presence of the Lord, waiting
on Him. It takes great strength, along with much determination
and patience, to wait in His presence, but when the Lord responds,
we will enter realms that few have experienced.
To experience this realm of spiritual enlightenment in which
we receive revelation, direction, and purpose, requires that
we have a personal encounter with the Lord. For in Him are
all the true riches of God for us. This takes more than our
knowing the Scriptures and having spiritual gifts, we must
press in and personally touch the Lord.
If we are to come into this revelation of the Lord Himself,
we must travel a road that was not before known to us. Some
are not willing to pay this price, or they miss because they
do not understand the dealings of the Lord in this present
time of transition.
To enter this higher realm of spiritual revelation and understanding
means that we must move through enemy territory. Because the
Lord has given us the armor to withstand the attacks of the
enemy, we can press into the place where we will discover
that Christ Himself is the prize. Many give up short of the
goal, because the fight is so intense and our flesh so uncooperative.
We are living in the time of His Parousia, the personal revelation
of Jesus to all those who are “looking for His appearing"
(2 Tim 4:8). The Lord is at the door, seeking to reveal Himself
to us in a greater, more manifest way than ever before.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if anyone
My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and
will sup with him, and he with Me.
“To him who overcomes will I grant to sit with Me
throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My
Father in His throne.” Rev 3:20-21.