Out of the Depths

A "bathysphere" is a submersible vessel designed for deep-sea exploration. The analogy here is, the deeper we get into what God would have us do, the more important it gets that we maintain hull integrity. In other words, don't open the door on the ocean floor... "Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications." (Psalm 130:1-2)

All wet

It usually (but not every time) happens as a simple mistake. A misunderstanding or the like and after we received that intimation or word from the Lord heralding a new season of life, we let slip some crucial aspect of God's word and as such, feel that we've lost the whole kit and kaboodle. There are a couple things wrong with this line of thinking. Firstly, we need never worry that we somehow lost our anointing ("For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." Romans 11:29). The mere fact that you care enough to want it returned most likely means that you simply got your eyes off God and should you focus in again, all the context in which He allowed you to see what you did (about Him, His will or anything else) will come in to focus as well. It starts from Him and flows from Him. It's never meant to eclipse His face. Secondly, God has already factored in the time necessary to learn, really learn the lessons that are in line with your calling. He won't forget what He spoke or wrote over you. Check this out:

"If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared." (130:3-4)

Washed up

Everyone's washed up. Point to the fact that no one really knows what's going to happen next week, tomorrow, the next moment, life is a game of chance. The game of chance. That is, unless you believe God has your number. "Marking iniquities"? The psalmist says "if". Meaning, should God decide to call in favors or chips or whatever, no one would be able to take another breath or another step. It'd all be over. And we'd be left high and dry. This is why they add on after about forgiveness, "that Thou mayest be feared". Have you ever come into the knowledge that you were hurting someone with some type of action (inward/outward) and didn't even know it? Regardless of the human in question, that someone is Jesus. He felt and feels everything.

"For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" (Romans 11:32:33)

High and dry

Far from being a critical and overbearing parent-in-the-sky, the above passage from Romans depicts God as an effective and just and loving Father. One who "looks beyond the fault and sees the need". Granted, you could dismiss the whole kit and kaboodle. Good luck with that (I don't believe in luck) as the world is a harsh and nasty place that will chew you up and spit you out first chance it gets. Let alone the devil. As an aside, I find it interesting how God is the subject of atheist debate and yet somehow the devil slips by unnoticed. Oh, don't worry, God ("scripture") "hath concluded all under sin" and that includes satan. Best to choose the side of the angels rather than taking part by unbelief with the one who started it.

In closing, the word "hadal" refers to the deepest of ocean depths. It's root (the word) is from "Hades" and as such almost connotes orange fire instead of bluish-black water. Interesting. But know that if you find yourself down there, it's only for a season and you will resurface bringing something of inestimable value to you, your circle and the world at large.

"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities." (130:5-8)


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