Waiting on God (so He can Change us into His likeness)
Andrew Murray Devotional – November 21
Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up (rise) with wings (and fly) as eagles (angels, to the spirit realm); they will run, and not be weary (of doing good) and they will walk, and not faint (lose faith).
Our waiting on God will depend greatly on our faith of who He is. The preceding verses tell us…as their revelation enters into our hearts, waiting will become the spontaneous expression of what we know Him to be, a God Who is totally worthy to be waited upon.
Listen: Isa 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints, nor is weary?
29-30 He gives power (His Spirit – Himself, Acts 1:8) to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength (His words – Himself, Eph 3:16-17). Even the (natural) youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men will utterly fall…
All that is deemed strong with mankind will come to nothing. But those who wait upon the Lord [Lam 3:25 …Those who wait for Him (meaning), the soul who seeks Him] the Everlasting One, Who does not faint, and is not weary, They will renew their strength; they will mount up (rise) with wings (and fly) as eagles (angels); they will run, and they will be strong with the strength of God, and, even as He, they will not be weary; and they will walk, and even as He, they will not faint (lose their heart’s faith).
An Insert: [Renew their spiritual strength: 2 Cor 4:16 We do not lose heart…our inward person (our spirit, God calls it our heart) is being renewed daily (with His word).
Col 3:10 We’ve put on the new person (our spirit) who is renewed in knowledge(God’s living word – Christ); in the likeness of Christ who created our spirits.
Ps 103:5 (God) Who satisfies your mouth (heart) with good things (His word), So that your youth (spirit) is renewed like the eagle’s (angels, ageless spirits).
The rapture: Lu 17:36-37 Two will be in the field: one (a saint) will be taken, the other left…wherever the body (of Christ) is, there the eagles (angels) gather (to take them).
(God calls angels, eagles, just as in the parable of the sower, He calls demons, fowls). Rise and fly like an angel-spirit 2 Sam 22:11…The wings of the wind (God’s Spirit). (from my brain to my spirit from 2 Chron 3:11 The wings of the cherubim (Spirits)…
the natural to God in heaven): Lam 3:41 Mount up in prayer to God in heaven: AMP
Run and walk: Heb 12:1 …Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk (live) as children of light] End of the Insert to the Murray devotional.
Andrew Murray: …Believers are to live a heavenly life, in the very presence and love and joy of God. We are to live where God lives; we need God’s strength to rise there. It will be given to those of us who wait on Him (seek Him continually, to be made like Him).