Awake! – Part 18 – To Preserve and Protect

June 21, 2017 at 1:34 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , )

It is perhaps the greatest tragedy to God’s heart; that human beings greatest mis-judgement is about The JUDGE, Himself. 

Picture the field of flowers in the movie Wizard of Oz. You know the one where they go in to take a short-cut and the poppies put them to sleep? It’s illustrative for two reasons:

  1. To be put to sleep, stops progress. No one goes anywhere. 
  2. The state of sleep can alter reality and trick us into thinking we’re in action when we’re really just laying there snoring.

The enemy of God is giddy when people are asleep! Illusions are his playground. God deals only in wide awake reality. This is why it’s the fool who says there is no God. And notice where the fool says it; in his heart. God’s reality is always clearest inside each individual heart. He’s the only One who sees this reality perfectly, clearly and always. We can not even look into our own heart long enough or deep enough to see our hearts exactly like they are. Only God – forever. We will never be given such sight to see. Given our track record it’s plain to see why. There is one thing that helps and is sure; if God is telling us about our hearts we can put our lives on what He’s saying. He tells us about the good and bad of them. But only us, about our own; or Him about His. Never ever ever will He sit and tell you or I about another human beings heart. That’s His territory, and He is zealous of it. At best He may give us insight (discernment) to apply to our own heart the nature or state of another’s for that moment only. But conclusive and fixed stares on another’s heart besides our own and God’s will never be given us. It’s all we can handle to tend or own “yard” in this regard. Personal heart-garden tending is the only spade and rake and shovel we’ll ever be allowed to take up for judgement. Even in this we will have to consult the Gardener for the disease that befalls some of the plants we find there. Why? Because only God can judge anything with absolute MERCY! We have been given the ability to have mercy from one circumstance to another, but not all and not everyone or anyone else’s. God sees where we as a thread in a tapestry begin, what has colored them, shaped or frayed them, strengthened them, weakened them, twisted them; but only He has pulled them through the covering of His love to the end. His choices remain the Mightiest and most effective for all time. His judgement is simply to let our choices that go against His become as big as they need be for us to learn. Consequences are the best juries with accurate verdicts every time. We may be imprisoned by them or set free, only He knows at anytime to which road we are headed at every moment of every day. 

God has alot to say about judgement, do you ever wonder why? Let just sniff the waking salt of common sense for a minute. 

The enemy of God JUDGED himself better than God. This means he JUDGED God as less than himself. Whhaaaooo! The very first sin and worst of all was to become a “judge-or” instead of a “judge-ee”. Pretty revealing once the reality hits us in the totally conscious part of our mind. 

God also doesn’t hesitate to tell us exactly how He judges. The Word is full of His stories, examples and even some of His motives! He doesn’t owe us that! I realize we who have lived in the land of the free may feel the scratching of the chalk board at that thought. We have a tendency to think we’re owed alot of things we have no clue how to see much less have explained to us. Why? Because we are not capable of having all the facts about anything, ever. God can tip our scales in favor of them at times, but all of them are His alone. He’s the only One capable of them. Again it’s His character that enables His infinite ability here. He is love, patience, kindness, mercy, grace; and forgiveness is His signature. His signet ring isn’t worn on human hands, it is His heart. Even Yeshua (Jesus) – the Son of Man said He didn’t come to judge! How can mankind have ever confused saving as judging? Yet this is exactly what the enemy of God desire us to do, misjudge God. This enemy will use every illusion he can muster to get us so deceived into thinking God is a harsh judge. Reality, however, is that God is Yeshua! The God who saves! 

Much confusion comes with our interpretation of wisdom aka discernment. The confusion only comes when we are tricked into thinking we have any of our own! Discernment and wisdom only come from God. So if we are given any, it’s a gift from Him, not a “gut feeling” we get to own. God gives us discernment to protect and preserve. Never to condemn. Not ourselves or anyone else, not a circumstance and especially not God Himself! If any condemnation comes from His discernment given to us, it’s not discernment – it has turned into the enemy’s evil of origin – judging. 

So, when the Day of Judgement comes, it will be more apt to call it the Day of consequence set forth to eternity. Our own choices will then be the eternal state we have shackled ourselves to. Now we see why God has been so patient, longing to give us every chance to change our minds and let Him show us our hearts and His before that Day. Makes me wonder if those who have died years and decades ago are not still in the time of chances. Yet since this kind of thinking has no place in scripture for us to conjecturize I think we must leave that to Him who knows. There are a few examples given us in scripture that clearly tell us this territory is not for us to dabble about. He is clear, “I’ve given you the Word, I’ve given you My Son, I’ve given you My Spirit – if these are not enough to change your path then knowing more won’t change your mind.” 

This post is awkward for me, as I usually place scripture throughout. This time I’ll give the references. It’s up to you to be awakened more and more by looking them up and asking the One who wrote them to show you how to see His heart in order for yours to be made whole. So that you may feel no urge to judge, either God or any one of His children ever again! It’s a transformation that defines freedom! The captive it sets free is us! God is then free to expand our territory into the full gift of discernment and wisdom. For God as a true Judge is the shamar – שמר – the Safegard,  not a governor or elected judge in some supreme Court. His court is heaven, He will judge the enemy and those hosts who fell from Heaven with him, with wrath and vengeance, but His judgement for His children is to safeguard, protect, and preserve. The Word of God reveals this plainly. 

References:

God is the Judge:

Genesis 15:13-14; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Isaiah 2:4 – 11:4 – 33:22 – 35:4 – 37:20; Jeremiah 25:15-38; Psalms 50:1-6; Romans 1 & 2; 1 Timothy 4:1; Titus 3:11; Revelation 16:17-21 – 20:11-15

How God Judges:

Psalms 5:10 – 81:12 – 106:43; Proverbs 1:24-31; Job 8:4; Matthew 15:14/Hosea 4:17; Acts 7:42; Romans 1&2

We don’t judge:

Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 2:1-3 – 14:10-13; James 4:11-12

We are to judge rightly – meaning exactly as God has shown and told us. 

Proverbs 31:9; Leviticus 19:15; Matthew 12:36-37; Romans 12:16-18

Wisdom/Discerment:

Proverbs 8&9; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 4:12; James 3:17

✡ Oh, Lord, show us Yourself and we shall see ourselves rightly. Show us Yourself, and we shall remain awake! Show us Yourself in this moment and we shall see the next with hope and contentment. Show us Yourself, give us Yourself, make us like Yourself – oh, Lord! ✡

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Truth Absorbtion

April 2, 2015 at 12:33 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Ever wonder where in the world just plain common sense went?

I’m tempted too often to think we ran it off the planet and it’s in exile somewhere in the cosmos. I’m not being sarcastic, truly, it really seems to be in extinction. So, what do I do when thoughts like this hit me? Obviously these are not thoughts of good, purity and peace loving…or are they? I go to the One who can give me His thoughts and enable my mind to adapt to them. So I went:

“Abba, am I nuts? Is it as bad as it seems to me, this concept that basic common sense has banished itself from the face of this earth?”

FYI: I asked this question some time ago, His response was immediate but not all condensed as you are about to get it now.

Here are some questions that He asked me in His response.

Do you think truth can be absorbed without Me?”

“Do you think truth can be applied without Me?”

“What is,’common sense’ in your opinion?”

The last one was first. (I’m terrible a chronology, but I’m getting it; God orders things differently than we do) Honestly this one stumped me, here I am asking a question about something that I can’t really define well. I mean common sense is…well…common sense. You know, don’t blow your hair dry in the bath tub, don’t put your fingers on the positive and negative parts of the car battery while it’s running, don’t drive around in the snow on a “doughney” (spare donut tire) – ok, that last one might be a little elusive but you get my point. Once He got me past my ever expanding “knowledge” I thought I had about what common sense was, He began to break it down.

“Hmmm, well all that’s very sensible I suppose to you Child, but what if I want a person to drive around in the snow on a ‘doughney’, or I want a person to be moved by electricity in such ways as you just described?”

Uhhhhhh…oh. Well, yeah there is that. (My “duh face” was prolific) God’s way with me is pointless to argue with. It always makes me sit still. My list of “definitions” got tossed over my shoulder.

Do you think truth can be applied without Me?”

Hmmmm…this one was tougher. I mean it almost seems as if it can, sometimes. Thank you Spurgeon for your definition of discernment – the difference between right and almost right. Honestly after months of conversation, questions, answers, duh-faces and pondering; there is nothing but a whopping N-O. No. Is the answer to this question. The Truth is Yeshua (Jesus). He can not be applied without Himself. I think it’s our tendency to disconnect principles of application for Truth from the Truth Himself. It’s impossible, though. I’ve been convinced. No matter where or in what way a truth needs application only God can set it into motion. Open eyes to see it, ears to hear it and give a heart/mind/will to apply it. It matters not one iota if His Name is involved persay, not as in His character, which is what He means when we ask for anything in His Name it will be given. That’s His character, in other words, if we ask for anything that fits within the character of God, will of God, it will be given. But what I mean by His name need not be recognized for Truth to be applied is simply that the mind operating to apply a truth need not give Him the credit for it. He has proven this time and again.

“Do you think truth can be absorbed without Me?”

Not shocking, this one took the longest time for Him to show me. It does seem rather simple, right? If the principles of truth can be applied without acknowledging Him, them “common sense” would suggest it can be absorbed without acknowledging Him too, right? Months of duh-faces and total abandon to a sense of stupidity later. I’ll give you the short answer first. No.
Absorbtion is a ‘horse of a different color’. Absorbtion is nutritional, it only gets done when every thing is functioning as God designed it. If any part of the inner person is out of sync with Him, absorbtion is unachievable. In other words, it gets wasted. Or becomes twisted.

Our bodies are all the evidence one needs to see the truth of this. If the stomach, liver, intestines, or colon are unable to recognize a substance as needful/useful in a healthful way to the original design of the body; it either gets kicked out, or twisted into some substance that the body recognizes as almost a needful thing and sent through the entire system causing chaos. This happens all the time.
(Diabeties)
God designed the body (all physical things) to reflect His truth. His design. His way(s). Anything else is definitively not Him. Or Truth, as He is called.

So hence, much of my own life I was able to see, hear and apply Truth in various ways. Yet, also many many of those times, I didn’t absorb it. Some part of me was out of sync with Him, and because of it the Spirit withheld the essence of Him. This is why I can’t say I trust God to provide all my needs and then think it’s “normal human behavior” to doubt it within the frame of controlling attitudes or panicking. The controlling attitudes and panicking is the chaos reeking havoc to the whole system as a result of my not bending my will into the trust that He gave me the Spirit to choose instead of fear. The problem was lack of true absorbtion of truth, not the lack of seeing, hearing and applying.
Let’s read the scripture that refers to this.

Isaiah 6:9-10

He said, “Go and tell this people: ‘Yes, you hear, but you don’t understand. You certainly see, but you don’t get the point!’ Make the heart of this people (sluggish with fat), stop up their ears, shut their eyes. Otherwise, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, then understanding with their hearts, they might repent and be healed!

Wow! See the physical intonations? Now, see the purpose of it all? Absorbtion is unity, a becoming one with. Truth takes over, Truth’s way. No other way. Just His. Absorbtion protects, heals, and maintains everything operating with the design that anything was originally intended to be. Just like a physical body, so are we in spirit. Our physical hearts get sluggish with fat and we have heart attacks. Our spiritual hearts get sluggish with fat and have them too. All due to lack of absorbtion. Which still let’s eyes continue to “see” truth, ears “hear” truth but the heart breaks down in understanding causing chaos and repentence does not enter and healing is evaded. The physical body cannot turn around and repent and heal on its own. It takes the mind to change its application, it’s function, methods, or it will fail. This is why Saul said “be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. Renewing in this passage is not referring to being rebooted in the same ways as before. It means, being replaced with the right (truth) way of thinking which leads to a right way of action (repentence). God’s way. The Originator of you. The Designer of you. The Maker of all your parts, and all the parts that effect you, surround you, impact you, move you, stop you – everything. His will may yet require you to run around in the snow on a “doughney” or get zapped by a jolt of electricity. It’s all about getting all the systems focusing on the truth for maximum absorbtion!

So, has common sense left the earth? Yes, and no. It does not belong to us. It resides in Heaven. It’s called wisdom, a gift we are given but often don’t receive. Yet, Wisdom is always in control and has the final say. Even if we don’t see it, this is truth! God alone teaches and gives us wisdom. It’s Truth Absorbed! Few are they that find it here on earth, but everything and everyone in heaven is full of it! And didn’t Yeshua say, “Behold, the Kingdom of heaven is at hand!” Right here, on earth where He was teaching on that very tiny spot of earth? Common sense is the hound of heaven, it will not stop. Truth Absorbed, is common sense. If our lives don’t reflect it, then we haven’t absorbed it.

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