MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and
night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
GOD'S WAY OF GUIDING
[Part 4 of 11]
*____The revelation of God in our spirit is of two kind: the direct and
the sought. By direct revelation we mean that God, having a particular wish for the believer to do, draws nigh and reveals it to the latter's spirit. Upon receiving such a revelation in their intuition the believer acts accordingly. By sought revelation we
mean that a believer having a special need, approaches God with that need and seeks and waits for an answer through God's movement in their spirit.
____The revelation young believers receive is mostly the "sought"
type; that of the more matured ones is chiefly the "direct" kind. We should quickly add, however, that these are not exclusively so, only predominantly so. There lies the difficulty with the young believer. While they ought to wait before the Lord - just denying
their thought, feeling and desire, they often become impatient waiting for His revelation and substitute their own disguised will for that of God.
____As a consequence they fall under the accusation [conviction]
of their conscience. Granted that they genuinely have a heart to follow God's intent, they nonetheless unwittingly follow the thought of their mind because they lack "spiritual [revelation] knowledge. Who can avoid mistakes
if they walk without revelation?