Emanna for 11/05/2018
The Condition to Receive God's Blessing
Luke 1:53 The hungry He has filled with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. Psalm 107:9 For He satisfies the thirsty soul, and the famished soul He fills with good.
Words of Ministry
We must realize that God's blessing to man is based on one
condition. In order for God to bless a man, he must satisfy
one condition: he must be hungry. If we are not hungry, we
cannot expect to receive anything from God. God's riches and
grace are reserved for only one kind of people: those who are
hungry. Many people are often dissatisfied and unhappy.
However, dissatisfaction and unhappiness are not necessarily
the same as hunger. A man may be unhappy and dissatisfied,
yet at the same time, refuse to seek for more because he is
not hungry even though he is dissatisfied. What does it mean
to be hungry? It is being empty before God and feeling
unfulfilled within. An empty and unfulfilled feeling is an
impetus for a person to seek after God. However, if a person
is not hungry, he can sit in the same place for days without
doing anything. God has promised to fill only those who are
hungry. He has not promised to fill those who are
dissatisfied. Those who are full, that is, who think that
they are rich, will be sent away empty-handed.
[this writer's spiritual mentor]
used to tell others that from her youth through her old age she had an eternal hunger for God. She told others that whenever her eyes were not set on the Lord, she would not feel hungry. But whenever her eyes were set on the Lord, she would be continually hungry before the Lord. She was hungry continually, and the Lord filled her continually.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Life and Light. The Collected Works...vol. 41. 63-64. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 2/3/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.