When you’re in pressing circumstances your first response derives from core beliefs, a foundation already established; the more offensive the issue the more necessary it is to be established with revelation of what we truly believe.
- If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3, KJV)
- Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105, NLT)
- And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in him at all [no, not in any way]. (1 John 1:5, AMP)
In pressing circumstances, the next thing we do is predictable—it’s based on our lifestyle, the way we really live under normal circumstances. Habitual attitudes (good or bad) produce predictably. If divine government is not the norm, when we are pushed or pressured out in the open where we live our lives, the missteps that result are obvious to everyone around us.
In Israel and in the Church, the Spirit of the Lord stands up . . . to raise foundations with supernatural proofs of the real thing. If belief (and deep revelation of belief) are lacking, then predictably, we blend in rather well; but if what we’ve been through has proven us, we shine brilliantly—out in the open, on display.
Check the foundation.