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Year of Our LORD, 2007
Friday, February 14, 2014
Hide Not THY+ Face...
Hide not Thy+ Face
far from me;
Put not Thy+ servant away in anger.
THOU+ hast been my help;
leave me not, neither forsake me,
O GOD of my salvation.
When do you "see" GOD ? When do you "look upon" HIS+ Face ? Is not this the desire of your heart ?
For you know this, if you could only see HIM+ face to face, all would be well. Your hurts would cease in His+ Presence, your fears be gone, your body healed, and the empty places in your heart filled.
When THOU+ saidst,
"SEEK YE MY+ FACE;"
my heart said unto THEE+,
"Thy+ Face, LORD, will I seek."
You are enabled to SEE HIM+ by the HOLY SPIRIT, the Paraclete, The Divine SPIRIT of GOD Who comes alongside of you to help.
When does this happen?
This happens when your heart lines up with His+ Will.
What is HIS+ Will for your life?
His+ will for your life is simply this:
Do not hide your face from HIS+.
When you are angry, go to HIM+... do not carry that burden yourself. Bring your intense concerns and upsetnesses to HIM+.
HE+ sees them coming, before you do.
But, something CHANGES when you do not hide your angry face from HIM+.
This is what changes: You put yourself under HIS+ Divine Covering, His+ Divine Protection from your own angry flesh... and from satan using your anger to beget sin.
Be angry, but sin not, Scripture teaches.
That sin, even if it does not immediately hurt others, will be an open door that satan will use to hurt... YOU!
The evil one will send oppression, torment, unhappiness, agitation, and fear in to hurt YOU, through that door you have left open to him. The evil one does not know everything... but he knows what will hurt you and REST ASSURED, he will send it your way through every open door you give him.
When you bring your anger to HIM+, HE+ will hear you out. HE+ will tell you to sit still for awhile with HIM+. Then HE+ will lead you through that awful valley of anger, until you can see:
1. the hurt that made you angry
2. the pride that made you angry
( when pride is stepped upon)
At that point, you must put it ALL on His+ altar, of His+ Will, to do with it all as HE+ sees fitting.
When you surrender and completely yield to HIS+ Will, you will SEE HIS+ FACE shining towards you!
This is "seen" by the eyes of your heart .... usually !
Therefore, to live a peaceful, secure, and happy life:
Hide not your face from HIM+ Who+ loves you best...
even when turmoils
beset your heart.