Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength (Vol. 1) - # 291
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If we haven’t already known it, we find in this day’s writing of Michael Wells that Michael could be a little sneaky, as well as a little weird…who finds escalators hidden in bushes?!?
But anyway, Michael points out Jesus is the operator of the Divine Escalator. That is a glorious truth!
The Divine Escalator
Yet I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand; You guide me with Your counsel; and afterward You will take me into glory. --Psalm 73:23, 24
I have said it once and imagine that it will be said a thousand times more: There is nothing that the presence of Jesus will not cure. I can prove it! Once a brother told me he was divorcing his wife and did not want to talk to me about it for fear I would talk him out of it. I stated that I did not want to talk him out of it; I only wanted him to spend some extra time with Jesus to prepare himself for all the turmoil that comes with divorce. He agreed to spend the weekend seeking the Lord for strength to go through with the divorce, but at the end of the weekend he reconciled with his wife. I knew, of course, that once he was with Jesus the seemingly insurmountable problems of the marriage would fade away. Every believer has known God's presence, not in emotion or intellect, but rather in the calm peace that He gives that makes us know (really know) that we are more than conquerors! Why do we leave that peace, His presence?
I imagine it this way. We are standing on the mountain with Him, and all is well. Then an event knocks us down a little, then a person sets us back a little more, then a sin, then a behavior, then finances, then the children, and then hopelessness. When the slide from the top finally ceases, we find ourselves lying on our backs in a pit with the beloved Savior no longer in sight. In fact, all we can see are the obstacles that will have to be overcome to return to the top. It would be too much effort to overcome sin, a failed marriage, loneliness, financial problems, or feelings of hopelessness. "I am a failure." "I am too weak." So we lie there.
Here is the secret! We can roll over on our stomachs, crawl only about five feet, and there hidden in the bushes will be an escalator! We need only crawl to it and lie there; it will take us all the way back to the top of the mountain, all the way back to His presence. It takes no effort of our own, nor must we overcome anything, for the escalator is powered by the blood of Jesus, and He always willingly takes us back to the top.
Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point Green – IT, Incredible Truth
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches Pink – PV, Priceless Victory
So, what do you think your friends are going to say when you tell them about your finding an escalator out in the bushes (or, wilderness, as some of us very familiar with Michael’s writings know)? Huh? What are you going to tell them?
Will you tell them you “rolled over onto your stomach and crawled only about 5 feet” and “there found the One who took you back to the top?” I believe we should.
Well, amen. And thank God for making Michael to speak wisdom to us as only Michael could.
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