This morning I was again concerned about this house and the question of selling it after all I have done to make it home. This includes years of memorabilia that I continue to look back upon with great thankfulness and the clear recognition that God has been in my life so faithfully.
Selling the house now was a question of obedience in my mind. The Spirit said, “I am not concerned about the house. I’m concerned about My house.” I knew this means about His people. “Blow the trumpet!”
In choir practice last night I wanted to say, “Sing this as though it were your last Christmas (presentation).
Might it be? There will be a day when “Christmas” as we know it will change. Maybe not in our hearts, in our reverence for His humble beginning and His valiant assignment but in and because of the darkness that is covering the earth.
The less “lights” I see in my twilight walks through my neighborhood, the more unimaginable and contradictory I see the world getting, relative to God, I believe the dusk or twilight has reached us.
It comes to me now, “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.” Genesis 3:8 (KJV)
Day means it was late evening before sunset. Was it dusk, or twilight? God was looking for (so to speak) Adam. Adam and Eve were hiding themselves. We know they had covered themselves with leaves.
Are we at this same point? Are we at the dusk of this age? Is this world covering its condition with the “leaves” of denial? Is the world hiding itself by subjecting God to its definitions or imaginations about His authority, His very existence? Is this the same exit Adam and Eve took once they were under the influence of the “knowledge of good and evil?”
Does the world find itself still in that place, lacking the guidance of the wisdom, knowledge, counsel, strength and understanding; without the Spirit of the Lord (which I believe is love and further, enduring love.) Lastly, where is the spirit of reverence? (Isaiah 11: 1-2 NASB)
Yes the world and Christians on some levels are in that place of lack still. That which Jesus brought, to “repair” our impaired judgment, (the Seven Pillars) is yet to be embraced on a level that is effective for many. Awake, awake oh sleeper!
Daniel 12:2-4 (NASB)
“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground (Matthew Henry and I say it is the dust of this life’s entanglements) will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. 3 “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time….”
Daniel 12:1 (NASB)
”…And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.”
They will be rescued by the very trouble they see as it prompts them to seek God on a level they have never known with the help of those who have insight. Will that be you friend, you pastor?
Awake! Gain insight! Lead others to the righteousness they need but think they already have.
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December 4, 2015 at 4:06 am
Interesting insight. Thanks!!
December 29, 2015 at 4:01 am
Thank you for your reply. In a copy of the Chumas, a Hebrew comentary of the Pentateuch the verbage is the same as I have quoted it. The commentators however believe the term first-born is figurative. “Israel is God’s most worthy and beloved nation, just as a first-born has a special place in his parent’s affection.” I believe the Lord is indicating something more important and prophetic, by telling Moses exactly what He means, that His first-born Son, is within the ancestral population in captivity. This is literally a seminal revelation. Along with the “Bridegroom of blood” (Exodus 4:25) we can see a picture of One who should be the favorite and first-born Son of Israel. Let us believe for the nation of Israel to grasp this and turn to their native Son, Jesus the Christ.