HIS BROODING PRESENCE
BY: RAY PRINZING
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water,”
The Hebrew word for ‘moved’ is ‘rachaph’ and literally means: to move, flutter, shake, and TO BROOD.
“As an eagle stirreth up her nest, FLUTTERETH over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him,”
There is no stagnation in the movings of the Spirit. He is continuously and wondrously and constantly working in our lives. Brooding over us, overshadowing us, mindful of our every need, care, longing and desire. God sovereignly and solely led Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and into their promised land. No less sovereign is the work of God today. He alone doth lead His people. He is vitally a part of all our experience until He has brought us into His fullness, into His perfections. It is the brooding of His presence over us in every dimension and way - continuous, and victorious.
Interesting that the same word is used in
As an eagle flutters o’er her nestling,
And beareth them upon her wings,
Tenderly the Lord doth overshadow
Until thy heart with rapture sings.