"And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it."
(Ezekiel 1:25-26 KJV)
Have you ever wondered as you read Ezekiel chapter 1, what Our Awesome God meant when He let Ezekiel see them "let down their wings"? People ask, "How can I hear the voice of the Lord?" This is the secret: those "living creatures" (Ezekiel 1:5) heard the voice of the Lord when they "let down their wings." So they waited for Him to speak.
Do you ever sit or kneel before Our Awesome God praying and realize your mind is not completely on the Lord and your prayer, you are "fluttering" because you are thinking other things or still hurrying to get on your knees? You are not STILL before the Lord and focused on Him, listening!
A friend said to me this very thing, "I prayed the other day about a certain request I had," she said "but I didn't wait for God's answer but went on my way as I was late." She did not wait or get STILL before the Lord, but did what she thought was the right thing - and it was a disaster. She spent the next two days cleaning up the mess she had made.
How much time do we spend repairing the damage we do by not waiting for Our Awesome God to give us the answer to our requests or instructions for our jobs for Him? Remove the worldly distractions between you and God or, "Let down your wings" before the Lord and be STILL. Focus on God while you wait and don't "lean on your own understanding." Allow Him time to answer you and give you peace. Your time will be well spent when it's with Him! So take the time to listen for the Lord and like the "living creatures," lower your wings.
Come join us at our church or join any church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ, who died for you and took your sins upon Himself and arose the third day, is now sitting by God, interceding for you when you sin. Our Awesome God wants you to "let down your wings" and listen to Him and learn more about Jesus Christ who is the only way to eternity with Him. Pray to see you soon!
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV) Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM (September through May). And there is more during the week. We love visitors!
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler".
(Psalms 91:1, 4 KJV)
The Shelter of Our Awesome God’s Wings provides safety, truth and refuge. In Psalm 17:8, David asked the Lord to hide him in the shadow of His wings, protecting him from danger and attack. We may not have physical enemies attacking us but Satan is continually attacking us with fears, despair, discouragement, and countless other negative thoughts. When we cry out to God for His protection, His Word and Spirit are our refuge and truth.
Our Awesome God’s wings bring healing. Malachi 4:2 says the Son of Righteousness rises with healing in His wings. Although the Lord may not always bring us physical healing from all our infirmities, He heals our souls and spirits. He replaces our earthly values and desires with His eternal heavenly ones. He brings us through our times of grief, pain, and suffering. And He restores our souls.
God’s wings offer protection, shelter, and provision. Luke 13:34 tells us how God longed to gather His people under His wings like a mother bird yet they would not come. Most of us have known the comfort and parental provision of food, housing, and other necessities of life. Our Awesome God will meet all of these earthly needs and more. The wings of God not only provided David with these comforts, but they also provided a place for David to praise Him. We can sing our songs of praise to Him as well, knowing that the warmth and security of His wings cover us even on our most lonely or pain-filled days. They will carry us with the strength we need until He flies us home.
Our Awesome God wants us to lean on Him and realize He can and will provide His children with shelter, protection, healing, comfort and freedom from despair. He wants to be our main focus in this world and in heaven, giving us everything we need. He will meet all our needs from food, clothing, shelter, to warmth, love, strength, and salvation through Jesus Christ if we are Christians.
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV) Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets along with AWANA for children (September through May) until 7:30 PM. And there is more during the week. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill