Month: February 2011

Stand Still

In reading the following scripture and quote, I felt to incorporate it in a message for the church. Too often we are trying to take care of things ourselves, rather than allowing God to take care of it. Like any father he simply waits for his children to call. It is only then that he can express the fatherly attribute. If you need something fixed in life, call on your Father and once you have requested His assistance, stand still.

15  And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
16   To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
17   Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

Here we are at the Red Sea; we’re inexperienced. The Red Sea, when they come there, they was at a place where God had to do something. I preach Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. Stand still and see the glory of God. It’s not your battle to begin with; it’s God’s battle. It isn’t your promise to begin with; it’s God’s promise. And here I stand tonight; it’s not my worry to find out about this woman. It’s God’s promise to do it. That’s right. I just stand still, and the glory of God does the work. I put one of my own words in, it wouldn’t be right. I don’t put my words in; I just stand still, let God do it. Don’t you get worked up, say, “Well, if I had a prayer card…” Stand still.

Pastor Jack E. Duff