Mystery of the Stillness
Have you experienced the
mysterious, the strange quietness of The Stillness?
stillness brought about by the absence of noise or of the
cessation of auditory invasion, but the quietness brought
about by the sealing of the ears by the Spirit of God.
talking about a quietness that comes, unannounced, unbidden,
uninvited. It comes suddenly but with subtlety.
the Silence of God; the Stillness of the Holy; The Silence
of the Soul.
Stillness is not a comfortable place. It is not a place of
rejoicing or of celebration. It is a place of humbling,
of reducing; it is a place of death.
think we do not need these gifts. We think we require the
gifts of power and of anointing and of fruitfulness. Yet our
true need is to be humbled, to be reduced; to die.
we have embraced these true gifts of the Father’s heart, we
will not know true power, genuine anointing; productivity.
must understand, accept, embrace The Stillness. We must
render ourselves servants of the Quiet until the Season of
Quietness has accomplished her full effect.
long must we endure? Until The Completion. How much can we
bear? The Full Weight of His Counsel. The Quietness is
created to serve us, yet it cannot serve what we will not
surrender. So we must surrender; we must enfold ourselves
with The Quietness without complaint and without resentment,
and allow The Stillness to have her full course. Only when
she has finished with us will we understand the Expression,
the Sound; the Resonance of His Voice. Only when we have
become one with the Quiet will we hear the sound of weeping,
the sorrow of a world in travail and a creation crying for
its redemption and its restitution.
Book of the Revelation speaks of The Stillness and the
Silence. In the eighth chapter, verse one are these words: “When
He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for
about half an hour.”
Psalmist records God’s counsel, “Be still and know that I
Prophet sought out the declaration of the Lord “And
behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore
into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the
Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind
an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;
and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the
fire; and after the fire a still small voice” 1 Kings
Suspended by iron spikes, hammered through His flesh into
splintered and rough hewn wood, the Son of God experienced
The Silence from heaven and cried from the depths of a
sinless soul, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabach thani” - “My God,
My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
not always in the tumult, the shout or the volume of the
are moments, seasons of silence; times when Heaven is
sealed, and none of our protestations can open the doors for
our hearing or pry open the Mouth of God to speak to us
great revelation or even a simple, “I love you.”
what are the purposes of The Stillness?
Book of the Revelation, The Stillness comes as God prepares
to act; to intervene in earth’s affairs in a magnitude man
has never experienced or imagined: An intervention so awful
that heaven itself is rendered mute.
Prophet sought the regal display of power and the
overwhelming immensity of a God Who was superior to the gods
of the heathen. He found instead that the Great God of the
Universe would speak in the hushed tone of a mother’s
breathed “I love you” to her child.
Son sought the solace of a word of confirmation, the timbre
of the familiar Voice, a simple reminder of Father’s
presence, and God reserved His Voice to press the Son to the
fullness of the suffering necessary to produce the fullness
Quietness, in the mysterious Silence from heaven, in these
uninvited and painful times of the absence of revelation and
communication, it may be that God is merely preparing to
intervene, to reveal, to produce through our lives His
salvation for a world deafened to His invitation to “come.”
you find yourself in the quietness – where I now am abiding
– be encouraged, be comforted and remain steadfast. The
morning of the breaking of the silence will come, and having
come, His voice will call, “Come forth!”
In His Grace,
23 February, 2006