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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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May 6, 2014 - The Smitten Rock — My Hiding Place

By Zelma Argue

"Enter into the Rock and hide thee in the dust when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth" (Isaiah 2:10, KJV).

"Thou art my hiding place and my shield" (Psalm 119:114).

"He is the Rock" (Deuteronomy 32:4).

These are days when no child of God can fail to be deeply moved by one of the signal events in the life of that chosen servant of God, Moses. He had been wrestling with God for His divine presence to accompany him, as he was to lead the Children of Israel forward to Canaan. This meekest man in all the earth (Numbers 12:3) realized that he was himself unequal to the task, and so he asked to be shown the glory of the Lord.

Jehovah graciously responded: "Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by" (Exodus 33:21,22).

A similar passage is found in the Song of Solomon 2:14. Here the heavenly Bridegroom pleads with one who has found that hiding place, admonishing her as one "in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places … " to wait in His presence and to let Him hear her voice uplifted in prayer, and see her face turned heavenward.

It behooves us, too, to diligently watch that we abide constantly in that hiding place, in the cleft of the riven Rock, for in these times we are faced with spiritual and physical dangers unprecedented in the history of man.

Newspaper articles, magazine headlines, and recent book themes and titles are confronting us with such startling messages.

These are days of distress. Men's hearts are failing them for fear: There were 22,000 suicides in this nation last year, we are told. But the word to us is, "See that ye be not troubled" (Matthew 24:6). Without presumption, without boastfulness, let us guard well the comfort of God in our hearts, that we may have enough and to spare. Thus we will be ministers of God's comfort to others.

When we have found the Hiding Place, let us reach forth helping hands to draw others into the shelter of His grace.

— "The Smitten Rock — My Hiding Place" originally appeared in the November 5, 1950, Pentecostal Evangel.



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