October 16th, 1963 “God’s Thoughts” Late Mr. N. Daniel
Here Nebuchadnezzar, the great king
is thinking of his achievements: “Is this not the great
In Psalm 139:1-4, David writes about God’s foreknowledge of our thoughts. God is very often disappointed with our thoughts. Why? They are not thoughts that bring glory to Him or build His kingdom.
Some thoughts are constructive. When Jesus was passing in front of the house of the woman suffering from the issue of blood, a thought came to her. That thought healed her. That thought brought her to the Lord. What are your thoughts?
Here is Nebuchadnezzar losing all that God had given him. Are our thoughts like that? God is building you up. God is building this Fellowship. If any of us thinks, “I am building it,” or if I think like that, God will take away this ministry from you and from me. God has perhaps given you a family. If you feel, “I built it up”, you eliminate God and “I” comes into prominence. Then you lose your family.
Many saw Jesus coming along their street and their thoughts were such that welcomed His blessing. The work in Arambakkam is a thought of God. Certainly we have nothing in our hand to put up a building there, but the construction is going ahead. God has chosen that place for a great work in the future. Twenty six years ago we prayed a full week in Arambakkam. One night we saw the sun rise while we were still on our knees praying. We were happy. Later a piece of land was given to me there. Now I understand that it was a thought of God. If it is God’s thought it will stand. There is a quality of permanence in God’s thought.
“Oh Nebuchadnezzar, you are proud,”
said God. He thought his thoughts brought