MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-
Psalm 114: 1-8 “When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. What ailed you, O you sea, that you fled? You Jordan, that you were driven back? You mountains, that you skipped like rams; and you little hills, like lambs? Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.”
The Father’s work is never done, even when young-Jesus said he “must be about my Father’s business” when His parents were looking for Him, and in Hebrew’s 7:25 it says, “He ever lives to make intercession”. Redemption just never stops. Just as we all love it when the season’s change, one can love to watch redemption change others and us!
I found this great quote! “When Christ descends upon the soul in the work of conversion, what strength doth He put forth! The strongholds of sin are battered down, every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ is brought into captivity to the obedience of His scepter. Devils are cast out of the possession which they have kept for many years without the least disturbance. Strong lusts are mortified and the very constitution of the soul is changed. “What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams?” etc. The prophet speaks those words of the powerful entrance of the children of Israel into Canaan. The like is done by Christ in the conversion of a sinner. Jordan is driven back, the whole course of the soul is altered, the mountains skip like rams. There are many mountains in the soul of a sinner, as pride, unbelief, self-conceitedness, atheism, profaneness, etc. These mountains are plucked up by the roots in a moment when Christ begins the work of conversion.” – Ralph Robinson.
While many laugh at the thought of the Red Sea parting so Israel could go into the promised land, those same ones laugh at the work of God in one’s life. I pray you can find the fountain of living waters on a daily basis and never tire of his presence in your life because it’s precious and undeniable. Spurgeon said, “They lived in a world of wonders, where God was seen in the wondrous bread they ate and in the water they drank, as well as in the solemn worship of His holy place. When the Lord is manifestly present in a church, and His gracious rule obediently owned, what a golden age has come, and what honorable privileges His people enjoy! May it be so among us.”