Joshua 3:13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
Levites! Who can help admiring them, to carry the Ark right into the
stream; for the waters were not divided till their feet dipped in the
water (ver. 15).
God had not promised aught else. God honors faith.
"Obstinate faith," that the PROMISE sees and "looks to that alone."
can fancy how the people would watch these holy men march on, and some
of the bystanders would be saying, "You would not catch me running that
Why, man, the ark will be carried away! Not so; "the priests
stood firm on dry ground."
We must not overlook the fact that faith on
our part helps God to carry out His plans. "Come up to the help of the
The Ark had staves for the shoulders. Even the
Ark did not move of itself; it was carried.
When God is the architect,
men are the masons and laborers.
Faith assists God. It can stop the
mouth of lions and quench the violence of fire. It yet honors God, and
God honors it.
Oh, for this faith that will go on, leaving God to
fulfill His promise when He sees fit!
Fellow Levites, let us shoulder
our load, and do not let us look as if we were carrying God's coffin. It
is the Ark of the living God!
Sing as you march towards the flood!
One of the special marks of the
Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness.
the most essential qualities of the faith that is to attempt great
things for God, and expect great things from God, is holy audacity.
Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him
things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than
It is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a
place of cautious, timid clinging to the shore.
wise seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and
find that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible
unto him that believeth.
Let us, today, attempt great
things for God; take His faith and believe for them and His strength to
~Days of Heaven upon Earth~