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A Word to the Shorn

One of the most significant experiences in the life of a sheep is in springtime when they need to be shorn. A word of encouragement to those enduring a long season of shearing. We look at a sheep shearing festival in the life of of King David. I Samuel 25:7

A Word to the Shorn I & II

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The Beauty of Safety

All of our lives are a search for safety in people, places and things. We have legitimate needs. Sometimes we meet them in illegitimate ways, but all of our hungers are reducible to safety. Psalm 61:1, 3.

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The Beauty of Safety


Turn Aside

“I will turn aside and see this great sight.” Exodus 3:3

Moses was a man of many passions. He was so sympathetic to the needs of his people that he spent his powers killing an Egyptian then burying him in the sand. (Exhausting work!) Yet this was not the kind of power God wanted Moses to represent.

R.H. Strachan used to say, “There is a spiritual power which blazes and burns, yet does not exhaust itself.” We along with Moses will have to “turn aside” if we wish to see “the great sight” that will transform our idea of power. The burning bush was ablaze yet unconsumed. Can this be said of the way we are burning?



Enter A Tardemah Of Divine Destiny

As we mentioned in Chapter One, the posture of sleep is one of vulnerability and submission wherein we relinquish all control to God.  In the Tardemah of Divine Destiny, we witness Abraham’s absolute powerlessness in the face of a humanly impossible destiny.  As Abraham wrestles with deep disappointment over his yet unrealized future, the Bible again reveals God approaching a frustrated servant with ‘divine sleep’.  The Scriptures declare:

“Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram…”   (Gen. 15:12).

Tardemah!  God is going to reconfirm His promise to Abraham by restating his initial covenant oath; He will go even one step further than this by prophesying the future of Abraham and his descendants:

“And God said to Abram, ‘Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs,’…” (Gen. 14:13).

Verse fourteen promises the ultimate judgment of Egypt and the subsequent wealth Abraham’s seed will inherit as they leave Egypt.  He concludes in verse fifteen with a personal word of comfort:

“And as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.”

God’s voice of promise is heard yet again!  Abraham’s destiny is secure!  Yet God impresses an even deeper sense of security upon Abraham’s soul.

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