荒漠甘泉02/25

荒漠甘泉∕2月 25日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「凡你們腳掌所踏之地,我都……賜給你們了。」(聖經約書亞記一章 3 節)

 

  今天除了有很多地方我們還沒有得來歸主以外,還有很多神給的應允,我們也沒有得到。神對約書亞講什麼呢?「凡你們腳掌所踏之地,我都……賜給你們了」,於是神也把那應允之地的地界畫給他們看只要是他們腳掌走遍的地方,都歸給他們。

 

  可是他們從來沒有完全走遍神所指定的境地,他們只走遍地的三分之一;結果,他們從來沒有完全得著,他們只得著地的三分之一;他們所得著的,正是他們所走遍的,一點都不多。

 

  在聖經彼得後書,我們看見「主所應允的尚未成就」,神的旨意仍舊要我們用信心和順服的腳掌去走遍,然後才得到。

 

  今天我們中間有多少信徒曾藉著基督的名得到神應允的實現呢?

 

  在我們面前有一塊寬廣的地業,需要我們用信心的腳掌去走遍的,可是我們至今還沒有起步。

 

  讓我們起來去佔有神給我們的一切產業吧!讓我們舉目向東西南北觀看,聽神對我們說:「凡你所看見的一切地,我都要賜給你。」(聖經創世紀十三章 14/15 節) ── 裴而遜(A. T. Pierson

 
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"Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you." (Joshua 1:3.)

BESIDE the literal ground, unoccupied for Christ, there is the unclaimed, untrodden territory of Divine promises. What did God say to Joshua? "Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you," and then He draws the outlines of the Land of Promise─all theirs on one condition: that they shall march through the length and breadth of it, and measure it off with their own feet.

They never did that to more than one-third of the property, and consequently they never had more than one-third; they had just what they measured off, and no more.

In 2 Peter, we read of the "land of promise" that is opened up to us, and it is God's will that we should, as it were, measure off that territory by the feet of obedient faith and believing obedience, thus claiming and appropriating it for our own.

How many of us have ever taken possession of the promises of God in the name of Christ?

Here is a magnificent territory for taith to lay hold on and march through the length and breadth of, and faith has never done it yet.

Let us enter into all our inheritance. Let us lift up our eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, and hear Him say, "All the land that thou seest will I give to thee." --- A. T. Pierson.

Wherever Judah should set his foot that should be his; wherever Benjamin should set his foot, that should be his. Each should get his inheritance by setting his foot upon it. Now, think you not, when either had set his foot upon a given territory, he did not instantly and instinctively feet, "This is mine"?

An old colored man, who had a marvelous experience in grace, was asked: "Daniel, why is it that you have so much peace and joy in religion?" "O Massa!" he replied, "I just fall flat on the exceeding great and precious promises, and I have all that is in them. Glory!" He who falls flat on the promises feels that all the riches embraced in them are his. ---Faith Papers.

 

 

 

 

 

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