Safety in dangerous waters

The Polytechnic Science Museum in London was one of F B Meyer’s favourite places to visit when he was a boy.  The exhibit which gained his utmost fascination was a diving bell.

The diving bell had no bottom. Seats were attached to the rim at its base and people sat in the bell without special equipment.

When the diving bell was lowered into the water, no water entered the bell, even though the occupants could easily touch the water if they so wished.



Because air was pumped into the bell from above.

If a vacuum had existed, the water would have rushed in, but the occupants remained dry.

When the Lord Jesus Christ is given CONTROL of a life, it is like that diving bell.  The flesh-life (the old, sinful nature) is underneath and around us, but although it would surge up and destroy us, it is kept out and we are kept safe by the life of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God.

It is necessary to remember
that just as the safety of the occupants
depended on the air being pumped into the diving bell,
so our victory over satan and his forces
depends on the power of the Holy Spirit within us.
HE has ALL power and we have ALL His power at our disposal,
but we must AVAIL OURSELVES of that power.
When we depend on HIM we have the victory.

A few quotes from Mr Anon:
#   When GOD controls the INNER man, the WORLD cannot control the OUTER man.
#   Our foes are feeble when compared with our Source of Strength.
#   Attachment to Christ is the only secret of detachment from the world.
#   Anything that takes God’s place is OUT of place.
#   Anything that comes BETWEEN me and my God IS my god.
#   Where Christ does not rule – SIN DOES!

About meetingintheclouds

I am Cloudwatcher, a 76 year old Christian lady, happily married to a wonderful man for over 50 years. We have five wonderful sons, all with at least one University degree and in top positions in their chosen fields. One son is still single but four have found perfect wives and they have given us five lovely grandchildren. I was born in England and while I'm proud of my English heritage, I am doubly proud to be a true-blue, fair-dinkum Aussie. My husband and I are committed Christians whose first priority is to love and serve our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My life story will tell of my journey from abuse to peace. I suffered 22 years of abuse, being constantly told I was totally evil and an ugly freak: no one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself.
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  1. pbus1 says:

    Nice post. I especially enjoyed the comments at the end of your post. God bless! They ring so true!


  2. Rob Barkman says:

    Your posting reminded me of the well known verse….

    Phil 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

    In the context, Paul is talking about our ability to be content in any circumstance in our life, but I believe it can also apply to our need to rely on Christ as we face spiritual opposition.

    It is such an easy principle to understand and remember. But it seems like when we get involved with the day to day activities of life, we ignore this principle. I say this to my shame. Oh how I wish I could learn to simply rely on Christ consistently in every area of my life as I face opposition, discouragement and doubt!

    May you have a blessed Christmas. You are a blessing to your readers. Thank you.


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