When you pray over the Word of God, the light shines! The Bible clearly says that, All Scripture is God-breathed… (2 Tim. 3:16)- and this means that every word in the Bible is the breath of God which can become life to us when we take it in by means of all prayer and petition(Eph. 6:17-18). This morning in the morning revival we had some “unusual” verses that expose the reality of the human life under the sun without God,
Psa. 90:10, The days of our years are seventy years, or, if because of strength, eighty years; but their pride is labor and sorrow, for it is soon gone, and we fly away.
Eccl. 12:8, Vanity of vanity, says the Preacher; all is vanity.
Man was created by God and for God to fill him and be his content and reality. But today all men have lost God as their possession and they all have no real dwelling place! All human beings are drifting about searching a home – man is wandering because he has lost God! God is our real dwelling place and our real possession! We need to see the real condition of the human life without God, as the Bible reveals it to us. Every human being is filled with so many other things that he/she thinks will bring satisfaction and peace, but these things are the wrong content! When we come to the Word of God and we pray over His Word, when His Word shines on us, we are exposed and emptied of any other thing.
The true condition of the entire human life on earth without God can be summed up in one word, VANITY. King Solomon had everything he wanted, including wisdom, riches, etc – but when he analyzed and pondered on the human living and the human existence, his conclusion was that all is vanity of vanities(Eccl. 1:2-11). All the things in the human life are vanity – they are like pursuing after shadows and chasing after wind. The human life itself is short, fleeting, short-lived, and filled with labor and sorrow. The strong ones among us live until 80-90 years old, but most people finish their course somewhere at the age of 70. If one lives on the earth, though he may live up until the age of eighty or ninenty, if he lives without the Lord Jesus, his life is filled with labor and sorrow – and the years fly away!
Why is it this way? Why all is vanity in the human life? It is simply because man was created for God, and man’s real satisfaction, man’s real peace, and man’s real pleasure is God Himself. God is man’s blessing – but man has left God and was lost. Now all men try to fill their need for pleasure and satisfaction by doing things, accumulating things, being in relationships, etc – all these things are empty and even worse, they bring us in a bondage! Because man does not have God as the meaning and center of his life, he struggles to obtain enjoyment. The result of man’s struggle and strife is that he falls into all kinds of bondage – all man’s seeking of pleasure and satisfaction apart from God brings man into bondage! Even our family and our relatives can become a bondage to us – even seemingly necessary and positive things/situations can enslave us! If our inward being is occupied by any person or thing, the Lord has no ground in us. When Christ comes in and fills your heart, when you enjoy the Lord in His word in your personal time with Him or in the meetings with the saints, your heart is filled with God and you have a meaning in your human life! Man’s real pleasure, satisfaction, and blessing is God Himself filling man’s vessel! Man was really made to contain God and be filled with God – any other endeavors or seeking to be filled with other things that seemingly bring us satisfaction result in bondage and eventually death! The Lord today wants us to be filled with Him – He wants more room in our heart for Him so that God may fill us, occupy our being, and saturate us! Come to the Lord and open to Him to be filled with Him – be filled with reality, peace, satisfaction, and meaning! [sharing inspired from the book, The Jubilee, by bro. Witness Lee, as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on the Crystallization-Study of Isaiah(2). Read this portion in Spanish via, ¡Vanidad de vanidades, todo es vanidad y es como perseguir al viento si no somos llenos de Dios, como nuestro contenido!]
Continue to expose the vanity of our human life without You, Lord, and save us from living apart from You! You are the real meaning of our human life, and we desire to be filled with the Triune God right now! Fill us, dear Lord Jesus! Without You life is vain and even vanity and chasing after the wind! Only God as our content can satisfy us, fill us, and bless us! Save us from a meaningless human existence! Gain more ground in our heart, and have more room in us to fill! We open as wide as we can – come in, dear Lord, and fill us today!