total consecrationSubmitted by Regnad Kcin on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 06:37
"God talks to me...the greatness that we have is the greatness that He gives" --- Aimee Allen
I want to introduce a fellow that perhaps some know. His name is George Warnock and he is in his 90s. Most of his life has been spent as a carpenter but along the way he has written a few books, perhaps the most noted is The Feast of Tabernacles.
I know that many in this movement reject religion and I certainly can understand that. As Lao Zi said, that sort of thing is only the flowery trappings of the true way.
read some of george's stuff here. I hope you are touched as I was by this humble man.
here is a excerpt from a 2006 interview done with George:
Another of your books, Feed my Sheep, compares the people of God asking for an earthly king during the days of Samuel, to the church in later times looking for leaders who rule by the authority of their office. Why is this dangerous?
I would choose to word the question, “Why would you consider this to be grievous to the heart of God?” Simply for the same reason that it was grievous to Samuel, and grievous to God. But why? Because God’s desire from eternity-past (if there is such a thing) was a ‘Man in His image’ with whom He would find true companionship and fellowship. God never had any desire for men to become great and mighty. The heart of Samuel was much like the heart of God and this “great” prophet had no other desire but to see God’s people walk with God, and come to know God.
But could God not raise up a “king” who would have this passion for God and His people? Yes, and surely God had such a “king” in the making. But it takes time and patience and long-suffering on God’s part to bring forth such a king. But we, like the people in Samuel’s time, do not realize that, and the thought is: “Give us a king like yourself, to rule over us. Give us God’s great man of power to rule over us,” when in fact God always looks for the humble and the contrite heart – and that takes much time, and much of God’s dealings, to bring forth such a man. Somehow we like the idea of God’s instant kings! Men who suddenly acquire great power from God and do mighty things!
But God is looking for a dwelling place, not in earthly temples, nor yet in men and women who are gifted to do great things but in men and women who simply love God with all their hearts, minds, souls, and spirits. Somehow it is difficult to embrace that concept of God because in our present state we really do not know nor understand the depths of God, and of His holy nature.