WHAT GOD LOOKS FOR

MF Blume
Feb. 26/95


For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Zec 4:10
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
2 Chr 16:9
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Rev 5:6

Jesus Christ can see our thoughts, for they are naked and opened to Him. He knows the intentions of our hearts (He. 4:12-13). He is pictured as a Lamb with seven eyes depicting the fact that He has perfect sight. He knows all and has all wisdom, for He sees all and understands all.

"ALL" things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him. This complete sight of all things is what the seven eyes indicate about Him. The number seven infers completeness. And seven eyes imply complete vision.

Mankind often despises precisely that element which God actually looks for in us. Small things. Weak instrumentality. These are the things God looks for.

Many people ask, "What can I do? What abilities do I have?"

God looks for small things. Yes, we are weak instruments and are small. But it is a spiritual principle that says when we are weak then are we strong! God needs weak vessels and He looks for them!

His eyes actually are said to rejoice in small things. Zerubbabel and Joshua were instruments in Godís hand to rebuild the temple of Jerusalem. And Godís eyes rejoiced in these two men since they were weak instruments. You see, their weakness drove them to rely upon God. And since they dared to step out and boldly believe God would use them, their weakness became their strength. It was their best quality!

Godís eyes rejoice when they see a person lean upon Him. And it is always the weak who lean upon God.

Let the weak say I am strong!

In 2 Chron. 16:9, Godís eyes look to and fro seeking someone through whom He might show Himself strong on their behalf! - someone whose heart is complete towards God. And this is the key. The heart that is turned fully to God is the believing heart that looks not at human inability, but at the great power of Godís right arm which is not limited whatsoever in strength.

And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. 2 Chr 14:11

Asa knew that is was nothing for God to be able to help. It doesnít matter whether God helps the strong or the powerless. He needs no assistance from you to be able to assist you.

You can make the oxymoronic statement, Let the weak say I am strong and be fully correct, since the Lord is really looking for weakness. His eyes rejoice in reliance upon Himself. And if we realize we are indeed weak, then we are halfway home to victory. All we must now do is realize that God needs that kind of material to work with, for those who think themselves strong will try to work their own powers forth and will frustrate the abilities of God to work instead. Unless we rely upon Him, He cannot help us.

In Revelation 5, John saw that none was worthy to be able to come and take the Book from the hand of God on the throne.

Have you ever felt unworthy?

Not to despair! The lamb of God came in verse 6, and He had seven eyes!!! Why? He looks for those who are weak that He might help them! The Lamb prevailed for you when you were unworthy to rise above your situation! He prevailed for you! He was strong on your behalf!

The angel told John to not weep, for the lion of Judah has prevailed. We must not weep over our weakness. We must not despise the small things. The weak have the greatest opportunity, for they alone rely upon God. We must not despise weakness.

When Jesus came and took the book, the 24 elders and 4 beasts fell down before God as the power of God manifested! He made Himself strong in behalf of the weak!

And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
Zec 4:12-14

Joshua and Zerubbabel were the two we read about in this passage. They were the two anointed because they stood by God and relied upon Him. They were dedicated to His cause.

God anoints the weak and the small who rely upon His power. he looks for such weak vessels whom He might anoint with power. Weak ones allow Him to be strong in their stead. Those are the people whom He is able to anoint.

If we puff ourselves up and feel we are doing God a favour we are not small enough. Such people will not serve God if they do not get their way. They desire God to remain weaker than themselves, not comprehending their utter weakness.

All humanity is weak, but on the humble recognize that.

King Saul was strong when he was small in his own eyes.

And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?
1 Sam 9:21

He actually hid when it was time to make him king. But he became uplifted in himself as years passed.

And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
1 Sam 15:17

The anointed ones are the ones who are small in their own sight. God anoints them and mightily uses them. When Saul lost that quality of meekness, God anointed another - David. David was a man after Godís heart. he was humble. When Saul was confronted with wrong-doing, he became enraged and refused to admit his wrong. David, too, was confronted with his wrong. However, with David there was no argument. He was after Godís heart!

The rich man must be able to go through the eye of a needle in order to come to God. He must be made small. This is not just speaking of monetary value, but of much ability. Our mighty abilities cloud our minds from reality and we think ourselves to be something. And this leaves us wanting for true faith, for we are really nothing. We are weak. And when we see that weakness, we will rely upon God. And God looks for such reliance.

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1 Cor 1:27 -28

The weak things of the world will not likely glorify themselves. They allow God opportunity to be glorified. Hence, he looks for them.

The mantle of the prophet was a sheep skin material. The prophet is meek and knows he is nothing without Godís anointing. The prophet is he whom God uses powerfully. But the sheep skin mantle reminds the prophet of his position. He is weak.

May we remain small in our own eyes, that He might anoint us mightily!


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