Emanna for 03/03/2020

Enjoy the Refreshing by Calling on the Lord (2)

Bible Verses

Isaiah 12:3-4 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted. Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Words of Ministry

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Isaiah, in particular, indicates that we need to call on the Lord joyfully: We draw water out of the wells of salvation by joyfully calling on the name of the Lord. Suppose a certain brother has a number of problems. His wife is in the hospital, his older son has lost his job, and his younger son is not doing well in school. ...the brother should call on the Lord and say, "Lord Jesus, You are the Lord! You are sovereign. Lord Jesus, I thank You that You know about my situation. You know, Lord, that my wife is in the hospital, that my older son lost his job, and that my younger son is failing in school. O Lord Jesus!" This is to call on the Lord strongly and joyfully. The Greek word for "call" in
2:21 is epikaleo, composed of epi, upon and kaleo, call by name, that is, to call out audibly, even loudly, as Stephen did (7:59-60). Calling on the Lord is fully grounded on the revelation in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Furthermore, from experience we know that when we call on the name of the Lord Jesus, we enjoy a season of refreshing. Whenever we call on Him, we are in a season of refreshing. This is a fact in the Word and in our experience, and I encourage you to try it.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, p. 111. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.