My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:2-4)
Just like putting a little baby’s arm in a sleeve-hole, he’s just up, down, over, and everything else. He can’t do it. “Put on your coat, honey.” He can’t do it. His little arm’s up, down, and around.
It takes your steady hand. And oh, how glad I am that I can just yield my hand to Father, say, “Lord Jesus, I can’t get in there. You help me; put the coat on me. I quit trying.” Just let Him do it. See, if the little baby keeps trying, “Oh, I can do it; I can do it.” And he’s just everywhere; He can’t do it. Neither can you; neither can I.
But if we just hold still and let Him do it, just yield to Him, “Here, Lord, here I am. Just let me be nothing. And I yield; You put my hand in the right place.” That’s the victory; that’s overcoming. The thing you have to overcome is yourself, your ideas, your things, and surrender yourself to Him. He overcomes for you. He knows the way; we don’t.
But in Noah’s time, there were eight overcomers, and that’s what went in. They were caught inside. Now, look, friends, I believe they’re taping this, and if it’s on tape, whatever you do who are listening now, or who will listen hereafter, the hour is very late, and you do have good intentions, but be caught inside. Now, don’t struggle.
Not him that willeth or him that runneth, but just let God. Just yield yourself to Him and walk on with a perfect, satisfied faith that what God has promised He’s able to perform. Not joining one denomination or another denomination, and running this, that, or the other, and trying this; just yield yourself to God and walk with Him, peaceful, quiet, not interrupted; just keep on walking with Him. That’s right.
That’s what I told our brother that just had the breakdown. See? “Just yield to Him. He’s here; He Who knew what you have done, and what caused your being and doing this way, and all that. He knows all about you, and now He just told you back just what to do.” Now, I said, “The only thing you have to do is just go do it; that is, forget all about the past, walk, live for the future in the glory and Presence of God.
In the days of Daniel’s time, there were four overcomers that could stand the test of fire and lions. Now, we’re expected to be tested. He that cometh to God must first be tested. Tested what? With the Word. That’s God’s test. Do you believe it? He that cometh to God must be tested.
That only shows a true child: be tested. And when the test comes on, you can’t overcome ‘less there’s a test given to you. And when a test is given, it’s to see whether you can overcome or not. And Jesus said, “To him that overcometh,” the test. The test is the greatest thing that ever happened to you. And I believe it’s written in the Scripture, Peter said that our trials are worth more to us than precious gold.