BY: RAY PRINZING
“But the upright shall have good things in possession,” (Prov. 28:10)
“He that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit My holy mountain,” (Isa. 57:13)
Just as that STONE “cut out without hands” becomes “a great mountain, and fills the whole earth,” (Dan. 2:34:35), so also in our individual experience. The SEED OF LIFE, which we have received from Him, shall progressively grow in us until “old things have passed away, and all things become new”. Out of every experience and working of God we have gained a foretaste of that glory which shall be ours in fullest measure as He perfects that which concerneth us.
We have tasted of hope, and enjoyed a measure of peace, we have felt surges of His love, and known rare moments of the power of the age to come, and have been blessed with His rest – yet it has all been so ‘in part’. Nevertheless, we find that as we are “poured from vessel to vessel”, from circumstance to circumstance, there is a constant change taking place, and a new growth. When the tears are wiped away and we survey what He has wrought through the dark night of the soul, we find our possession has increased, and we bow low to worship at His feet.
We rejoice “in the hope of the glory of God” and are able to “glory in our tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope,” (Rom. 5:2-4) Through it all, these things are WORKING, they are PRODUCING, our possession is being enlarged. Whereas we once felt as Jacob, “all these things are against me,” (Gen. 42:36), now we come to believe with Joseph, “God meant it unto good,” (Gen. 50:20)
The name Joseph means ‘adding’, so named because when he was born, his mother Rachel felt that her long affliction of barrenness was over, and this first son was a promise that God would add to her another son. Every time she looked at him, or called his name, it was a reminder of that promise that more would be added. In every blessing received, in every new portion we possess, lies the promise that there is more to come, until we receive His fullness.