SURELY HE HATH…
BY: LINDA KEITH
DECEMBER 4, 2007
After my lowering of my focus, a week or so ago, I was down. But, as He lovingly always does, He rose up within… with the most peacefulness that I have ever experienced. It is so encouraging… to know HE IS RISING up and showing Himself, through and as us.
I was told by one minister, “there is no shame, if the shoe fits, put it on.” How true that is. Although I don’t suffer from the shame of letting all know that I have moments, like everyone else, (who have the “courage” to admit it.) that part of the process of awakening, we all DO have moments. And once the moment has past, that ONE rises in us, to let us remember, this is not a name and claim it thing; it is a literal awakening and a process. I believe the sharing… that we are all alike… no matter where we might be in our journey back into our True Identity… is for encouragement when we need it. Some don’t agree, but each of us are individual reflections of Him, and we will experience the process differently. For me, each of you that encourage me is HIM encouraging me and I AM thankful; for that is truly HIS LOVE.
But, as I was meditating about this process and those “moments,” I heard a word rise from within me, “Surely, he hath…” He hath… what? He has provided us with everything that we need in “those moments.” So, I looked up scriptures.
Before I go on, I looked up the word, “surely”. Webster says, “With confidence or without doubt.” In the Greek, the word for surely is (Aw-Kane), meaning FIRMLY OR CERTAINLY.
ISA. 53:4, “SURELY HE HATH… BORNE OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS: YET WE DID ESTEEM HIM STRICKEN, SMITTERN OF GOD, AND AFFLICTED.”
ISA. 52:14-15, “As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.”
We have not always been confident in what God has said, BUT I say, “SURELY HE HATH…”
All the things that we find written in Isaiah 52:14-15, and Isaiah 53:4, concerning what God was going to do through his son, and that there would be a company of people that would NOT ONLY follow his footsteps, BUT, would go on to do greater things than he…”SURELY HE HATH”… made a way for this company of people to do just that… To SHOW HIM in this world.
EVERYTHING that He has told us about our True Identity…”SURELY HE HAS provided a way, which is the renewing of our mind and thoughts. And we, as ONE, are doing just that. It is out of ignorance that all will not see this. Ignorance means “not to know because of not having a lack of knowledge, but having the wrong knowledge.”
1Cor. 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but, GOD IS FAITHFUL, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able: but will WITH THE TEMPTATION also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
The “escape” that He has provided, is HIMSELF… revealing to us, that we are Him and He is us. And when we go through our “moments,” HE rises up and reminds us. “SURELY HE HATH… PROVIDED A WAY!
Although all things were finished before the foundation of the world, in the Spirit realm, there is still the manifestation of those things that YOU AND I MUST ACCOMPLISH. YOU AND I have to bring them into manifestation, right here on earth. And you and I will never manifest that total redemption WITHOUT TOTAL IDENTIFICATION.
During the days of the early church, many people hated Jesus, Paul, Peter and the rest of the disciples. They weren’t hated because of their NAMES. They were despised and rejected because they no longer identified with the Law of Moses or with the thinking of natural man. THEY IDENTIFIED WITH THE FATHER; the one of whom the Hebrew people wanted to identify with since the days of Saul!!!
If you read Hebrews 2:13-18, you’ll find that God took Abraham and made a nation; then God took David and narrowed that nation down to a house (family). NOW He has taken that Son and has made an omnipresent nation, once again… THUS GOING BACK TO HIS ORIGINAL PURPOSE!! “SURELY HE HATH… ACCOMPLISHED THIS!! And “SURELY HE HATH… PROVIDED US WITH HIMSELF TO MANIFEST THAT ACCOMPLISHMENT!
AND BEING THAT HE EXPERIENCED all that we are/will go through during this process of manifesting Him, we are EXPERIENCING the same thing He went through.
Ezekiel 3:15 “Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Che’bar, and I SAT WHERE THEY SAT and remained there astonished among them seven days.”
When we go through “our moments,” I know why we are to experience that moment. Because we are being REMINDED that when we come to others that are going through “their moments,” we can compassionately tell them, “I sat where you are sitting.” Hallelujah!! We won’t come to them acting so high and mighty over them. No, we will share with them, “I sat where you are sitting now.” All through this I kept hearing the words that rose up within me several years ago: “you don’t KNOW a thing, UNTIL you EXPERIENCE that thing.” And by EXPERIENCING a thing, when others come to us for encouragement, we give it HUMBLY, not arrogantly or smugly. We REMEMBER when “we sat where they are sitting, and when we experienced what they are going through.” “SURELY HE HATH… PROVIDED A KNOWING OF THE THINGS THAT OTHERS WILL WALK THROUGH! I AM THANKING I AM!
Galatians 3:13-16 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree; that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the PROMISE of the Spirit through faith.” SURELY HE HATH… GIVEN US A PROMISE! “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.”
It pleased God to do the exact thing that we are to do: (1) be separated from the natural mother’s womb, and be born from above; (2) have the Son revealed in us. You cannot become a Father without being a son that comes into full maturity. (3) and to leave Sonship and enter into Fatherhood. (John 4:24, 1Tim. 3:16, John 17:5, Gen.1:26… the image of God, not the image of the son.)
“THERE SHALL I MEET WITH THEE…” “SURELY HE HATH… not only met with us, but has brought us full circle… back INTO HIMSELF with a many–membered reflection!
It seems that when I heard all this rise up within me, it only took about 20 minutes, BUT, to me, it was a process of only a few seconds! SURELY HE HATH… done all that He finished in the Spirit realm… and SURELY HE HATH… begun the process of HIMSELF being seen through those called to FATHERHOOD. SURELY HE HATH… allowed us to EXPERIENCE these “moments,” so we would KNOW and can say to others, “I sat where you are”…
For those of you who e–mailed me, experiencing the same thing that I was experiencing, I hope this sharing is encouragement to you, as much as it is to me. So, remember, “SURELY HE HATH…” In His love.
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