- Day 77 -
Wait Patiently On the Almighty
“…This is YAHveh for whom we have waited; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation” (Isaiah 25:9).
We are to be waiting, waiting, waiting—and not side tracked. We are not to be dissipated or scoffers who say, “Where is His coming, they have been talking about it for so long?” That is what happened when Moses was up on Mount Sinai and Israel said, “Oh, where is he? He has been up there for so long” and they turned to corruption and pagan, worldly preoccupations and revelry (see Exodus 32).
The psalmist says, “My soul waits for YAHveh more than the watchmen for the morning; indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning” (Psalm 130:6). We are to be watching intently and looking upward for our redemption draws near. We are to be waiting and longing.
“[Brothers and sisters], join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah (Christ), whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Master YAHshua Messiah; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory…” (Philippians 3:17-21). HalleluYAH, thank You, YAHveh!
Our citizenship is in heaven; we are not to keep our minds on earthly things. Time is no longer on our side, people always think we have more time to do this or that—but there is not enough of time left. It has to be redeemed. “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time [redeeming it for His glory], because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). If we do not, we will be as the scoffers thinking, “Oh, YAHshua has been gone a long time and surely we have a lot of time left. So we are going to keep our minds on earthly things and preoccupations.”
Our citizenship is in heaven and we are to be waiting on Him! We are waiting for Him and on Him, to give us instruction. Then we can be obedient to what we hear in His word, and by His Spirit it will be done through us. We wait on Him and for Him, to transform our lowly bodies into glorified bodies in the days ahead when He comes to save those who are waiting for Him and are glorifying Him in the midst of desolation. HalleluYAH, this is joy unspeakable! For all who love this world and their lives, terror and the pit awaits them.