Daily Devotional for July 23rd
"...that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:"
— II Corinthians 1:8
The problem of obtaining great things from God lies in the problem of holding on the last half-hour. The pressure just now on the saints of God means TEST, whether they will hold on during the last half-hour which precedes the dawn. The conflict is intensifying into pressure which is harder to hold through than sharp attacks of the enemy. "He shall wear out the saints," was the warning issued by Daniel to the saints of this hour. (Daniel 7:25) The wearing out process brought to bear on the Lord's people is harder to recognize as of the foe than the more terrifying roaring of the lion of hell.
The Church is entering the last half-hour. There is a pressure of the adversary which needs all the sustaining power of God to enable His people to hold through. Nevertheless, the pressure will increase until we are pressed out of all strength and hope outside of God. And why? "That we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead, who delivereth..." (II Corinthians 1:9,10)
A little farther, let me go with Thee,
A little farther still, I go with Thee,
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from the Authorized King James Version