Emanna for 04/10/2018
Praising before Understanding (1)
(RcV) Psalm 50:23 Whoever offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies Me. 1 Cor. 13:12 For now we see in a mirror obscurely, but at that time face to face; now I know in part, but at that time I will fully know even as also I was fully known.
Words of Ministry
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Here, the word thanksgiving can also be translated as praise. The Lord is waiting for our praises. Nothing can glorify our God as praises can. One day, all the prayers, works, prophesying, and labor will be over. But on that day our praises will be more than today's. Praise will last for eternity; it will never cease. Today we have the opportunity to learn the best lesson; we can learn to praise God even today. Today is still the time when we see in a mirror obscurely (1Cor. 13:12). Although we can see a little of many things, we cannot understand the meaning behind them. We can only feel the pain of all the inward wounds and outward trials that we have encountered and experienced. We cannot comprehend the significance behind them. This is why we do not praise. We believe that praises will abound in heaven because there will be full knowledge in heaven. The fuller the knowledge, the fuller the praise. Everything will be clear when we go before the Lord on that day. The things that are unclear to us today will be clear to us on that day. On that day we will see the Lord's excellent will in every step of the Spirit's discipline. When we see everything on that day, we will bow our head and praise Him saying, "Lord, You were never wrong."
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 258-259. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/17/00) Comments to: email@example.com