Wait!

Speaking through Jeremiah, God said that when we come to a period or time of confusion, we should stop and ask for the good way.

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” - Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV)

 

The Church awaits the mighty end-time revival, the outpouring of the power of the Holy Spirit The Church has come to a junction of confusing doctrines and need to seek, to ask for the “Old” path; not the old path of candles and incense.

Pastors and Men of God are seeking to go back to the time of the Apostles forgetting that that was the “take-off” or the “inauguration” of the Church which over the years, ought to grow to the direction and will of the builder.

What is the will of the builder? Go back to the “Old paths”. Jesus came to earth, laid the “foundation” for the Church, taught the “Principles” for the building of the Church, having a pattern in mind. The pattern?  “As it was in the beginning.”

 

“He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.” - Matthew 19:8 (KJV)

 

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” - Matthew 6:10 (KJV)

 

Jeremiah wrote that Scripture very many years before Jesus was born. So he was not talking about the time of the Apostles, certainly. Let us not go back to the time of the early Church, but to the very beginning. The Lord Jesus expects His Church to “advance”, not “retrogress”.

Surely, we should advance toward God’s plan for Man; the “path” where He put Adam before the fall: the path Adam walked, where he was created to be. That is where Jesus came to reinstate us. That is where we should seek out, not the days of the early Apostles. No!

Jeremiah was here referring to the way before the fall of Adam. Adam “fell” and God says “come up”, back to where Adam was before the fall; the old way that God ordained for man.

Before his fall, Adam though flesh and blood, did not live a carnal being. He did not live after the flesh. He lived a spirit being; a son of God. (Luke 3:38) It was after his fall that he began to operate carnally.


(From BEYOND SIGHT - coming soon)

Imagine a house owner who endures the dropping of a child, permitting the mother to cover it. A second child does the same and the man continues to endure because they are children.  Everyone will call him a “good man”; “oh, God is full of mercy.” But they continue in their sin.

What is the purpose of covering it when the smell is making the whole house unbearable to live in, God could have thought before asking man?


“To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.” - Isaiah 1:11 (KJV)


Why must you keep hailing me and calling me “good”, yet you keep polluting my house!

The sacrifices were rules and regulations: touch this, don’t touch that; observe the times, abstain or indulge in; wear this, don’t wear that! It was not and is not the real way, being only a back door which from the resurrection has been shut.


“But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God” - 1 Corinthians 11:16 (KJV)

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The house (the Kingdom of God) remains the same but the point of entry has changed. That was what Jesus tried to make the Pharisees and Sadducees – the Sanhedrin to know. They could not understand it, they were constantly reading the Scriptures yet, without understanding.

Man cannot go in anymore through the back door but through the main door. Jesus said:


“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” - John 10:9 (KJV)


“By me if any man enter in…” suggests that there is another door; the back door! “Don’t go through that door”, Jesus seemed to be saying, “come through me and you’ll find pasture.”

God said He was full; tired of the burnt offerings; of people entering through the back door, of the stench of man’s sin so much that He screamed a command:


“Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me…” - Isaiah 1:13a (KJV)


God who said bring the sacrifices eventually rejected them. They were not lasting ordinances, only temporal measures taken, while the repairs of the main door, was in progress. He said “I have had enough!”


“The LORD says, ‘Why do you continue giving me all these sacrifices? I have had enough of your sacrifices of rams and the fat from well-fed animals. I don't want the blood of those bulls, sheep, and goats.” – Isaiah 1:11 (ERV)


“The LORD asks, ‘What do your many animal sacrifices mean to me? I've had enough of your burnt offerings of rams and enough fat from your fattened calves. I'm not pleased with the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats.”  - Isaiah 1:11 (GWT)  


“Whoever kills a bull is like someone who kills a person. Whoever sacrifices a lamb is like someone who breaks a dog's neck. Whoever offers a grain sacrifice is like someone who offers pig's blood. Whoever burns incense is like someone who worships an idol. People have certainly chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in detestable things.” - Isaiah 66:3 (GWT)


He knew what He was doing; He was working on the Door!

Unfortunately, many still indulge in this closed or shut method or way of worship! It is there in their bibles but they want to “force” God to accept their worship. They still offer animal sacrifices, burn candles and incense; things God has denounced and abrogated.


“Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me…” - 1:13a (Isaiah KJV)

Abomination!


Either they are being disobedient, or just do not know! I pray that God would open your eyes and steer you from His wrath.



- From BEYOND SIGHT! (coming soon)



We are what we think. This is why we should never underestimate what we allow to enter our minds. It is by the means thoughts that the spirit of evil wage secret war on the soul.


From the thought of the heart stem evil designs, because where your treasure is, there your heart will always be. Moreover, it is from the heart that the issues of life come; which defile the man.


It is precisely in our thought life that the struggle for good and evil is won or lost.


The question is, do we nurture evil thoughts that come to us? Do we linger in them, and so feed them? Or do we take them up in a battle and strive to overcome them through Christ?


"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." - 2 Corinthians  10:5


Beloved, this is our battle. No matter how fierce the battle becomes, trust in the Lord, for if we are of the Lord,  this is our victory, "even our faith" - 1 John  5:4; and the Lord shall keep you in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him: because you trust in Him. - Isaiah  26:3