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The Art of Waiting on God - Part VI

So the problem is not in God answering, it is in our receiving and that’s where the enemy tries to have us blame God, accuse God of not answering. Oftentimes (before our hearts and minds we have been converted), it takes a long time to receive from God. The trip is long, hard and arduous, but what the enemy doesn’t want you to know is that if we keep taking that trip (treading down your enemies; God is developing our faith) sooner than later we will have cleared a path in your soul where we can now ascend and descend like the angels without interference or a hitch. This is the place of confidence God wants us to embrace in Him (1 Jn. 5:14; Jn 14:14; 15:7).

We must clear the path of our soul from the disappointments and failures of life and come to understand that God is not a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19). And whatever we need, He is able to do it, has done it and is waiting to release it to us; but sometimes learning to receive His blessings can be time-consuming. The enemy will play on our emotions and pit our wait time against the pressure of the situation. He tries to control and manipulate us with pain or pressure to turn the stones into bread (turn the situation in our favor). And we have to tell the enemy (give him the new Adam’s response), “No, I’m not eating your bread no more” (cf. Gen. 3:6; Rev. 12:11; Matt. 4:3). This temptation of the soul we must resist to keep making progress up to the hill of the Lord, where He is. (Heb. 12:2; Ps. 121:1-2). cont'd ...

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