The word “salvation” means that the Lord will rescue, restore, release, re-establish, rebuild, recondition, reinstate, repair, refurbish and renovate our situation, circumstances, troubles and problems, for the battles you will not fight and the wars are rumors. For the Lord will fight for you if you stand still and see the salvation of the Lord “…Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today…” Exodus 14:13.
The word “wait” means "to look forward to eagerly" on the Lord is a key element in our lives. Our societies are both NOW and WOW. NOW (No Opportunity Wasted) is instant and suddenly and immediately. But one of the principles of gaining success is to WAIT on the Lord. There is another thing about our societies is WOW. WOW (Wonderful & Out of this World). We want it spectacular, stunning, fantastic, fabulous, extravagant, magnificent, and astonishing which is WOW.
In 1 Kings 19:11-13 states “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, what doest thou here, Elijah?”
Here, we see that God is not in WOW meaning the Lord was not in the wind; the Lord was not in the earthquake; and the Lord was not in the fire but was in the still small voice. Elijah has to be still, in cave, in a place which is not a WOW place but a NOW place. He was at the place of if God does not come through I do not know what to do. You see he was running from Jezebel for his life. Some of us, are in the place of if God does not come through what are we going to do! What happens if my call does not come? I always have to wait!
I am here to tell you to wait on the Lord. If you are tried, wait. If you want to give up, wait. If you do not have the answers, wait. If you have a bad results or a bad report, wait. If you loss a love one, wait. If you have been rejected or abuse, wait. You may be saying as Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.” It is in the waiting that we learn that God instructs; guides and teaches us in what we must do and say. Psalm 32:8 states “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
There is another place that people had to wait for the Lord which is in Acts 1:4 states “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
In their waiting did the Holy Ghost come with a WOW (Wonderful & Out of this World) reward for their waiting. Acts 2:1-4 states “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”.
If you are like me I want this WOW moment in my NOW situation. So as you are having a NOW moment in your WOW situation remember to “Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation." Psalm 62:1 (KJV) Therefore, please wait says the Lord while I say I am waiting. Selah!
Prophetess Althea Win.If.Red
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