I was at a place walking through thick engulfing darkness, there was absolutely no light, but I was singing the hymn written by John H. Sammis entitled Trust and Obey, here are the lyrics.
Trust and Obey
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there is no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey;
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away,
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay.
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay.
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we will walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends, we will go;
Never fear, only trust, and obey.
The telephone rang and awakened me; it was 3:30 a.m. It was a dream which seemed so real and before my feet touched the floor I heard these words, on the Potter’s Wheel! Abba Father then drew my attention to the book of Jeremiah chapter eighteen where God had given Jeremiah a message for the house of Israel. Let’s read it together beginning at verse (1) “The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,” (2) “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.” (3) “Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.” (4) “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make it.” (5) “Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,” (6) “O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Saith the LORD; Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.” (7) “ At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it,” (8) “If that nation against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.” (9) “ And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;” (10) “ If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, where with I said I would benefit them.” (11) “Now therefore go speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now everyone from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good. (12) “And they said, there is no hope, but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.”
The presence of the LORD filled the room and I sang again the hymn, Trust and Obey, only this time, the last two stanzas became personal as I put myself in each line. Then as I sang the chorus, knelt humbly before Abba Father and repented for getting off The Potter’s Wheel.
Take a moment right where you are to reflect on all that is going on in this Bahama land and indeed the world. I submit to you darkness is engulfing not only this nation but nations all across the globe. This is a warning, it is time for the people of Yahweh to humble ourselves and pray, seek God’s face to hear His instructions like Jeremiah did in verse one of the fore mentioned scripture and it bears being repeated. (1) “The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,” (2) “Arise, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.” Jeremiah was obedient! (3) “Then I went down to the potter’s house, and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.” Will you this moment stop blaming the government for the darkness that is over taking our land, it is time for you and me to repent and seek for Yahweh, the God who has redeemed you and calls you His own; The Word is speaking from 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” The question is though, do you (me too) really want healing in this land? Are you subject to the changes which are being made while you are on the Potter’s Wheel? Who knows, maybe Yahweh has a calling on your life and has chosen you to go and speak to the leaders of our nation to effect a change in the government but how will you ever receive His mantle of power if you continue on with your shenanigans?
I was at a place walking through thick engulfing darkness, there was no light but I was singing the hymn entitled, Trust and Obey; humbly I knelt in prayer and repented for getting off the Potter’s Wheel and for trying to follow God’s plan but was doing it my way! Is it possible that you and I have become like the men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem in verse (12) who lost all hope? Have we become presumptuous enough to tell the Potter, we will make our own devices? Have we imagined evil things in our hearts and dare walk through it? I reiterate, stop your shenanigans and stay on the Potter’s Wheel!