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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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The Recovery of Spiritual Power   T. Austin Sparks

Started Nov-14 by PAULFROMNYS; 138 views.




 So he presented his offering to the Lord as a test as to God's acceptance; that was his first stage of training. He believed the Lord a bit at that time!

The second and third tests were with the fleece. Most people have got this fleece business out in the wrong realm. You have heard of people going to "test the Lord" with their fleece. But God has given us a far more adequate base than that. It is dishonouring to the Lord, this fleece business is an infinite thing. First of all he said, "I will put the fleece out; let it be dew on the fleece only and dry all round". The Lord accepted his test. In the morning the ground was dry, but he wrung out a basin full of dew. The next night he said, "Forgive me, Lord but do allow me to put another test. This time let the fleece be dry and the ground all round be wet". And the Lord was again gracious. He was constituting faith. He did what Gideon asked. The next morning the fleece was dry and the ground all round was wet. Notice that in these tests Gideon built an altar and offered sacrifices and called the name of that place, "Jehovah-Shalom", Jehovah is peace.

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)


TAS said:

Most people have got this fleece business out in the wrong realm.

I agree. In the New Testament we are charged to walk by the Spirit and do everything by and with the Spirit who is with our spirit. Many believers are still in the flesh and therefore practically still in the Old Testament, looking for God to do outward things to confirm His will. Neither Jesus nor the apostle Paul lived like this, nor should we.

Galatians 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.




   To be emboldened with His family is the perspective desiring personal confirmations from our Father through His Son IMO.  

   Acts 4:29-31 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.