Friday, April 13, 2018
In Jeremiah 15.19 God speaks of a condition, "if thou take forth the precious from the vile."
Some things are so simple if we could only believe them ... "if" and again"if."
It is interesting to reflect on the fact that our modern world is run by computers which are themselves run by the simplest of mathematics;
an area of mathematics where there are only two alternatives: yes or no ... True or False, represented by the numbers 1 and 0.
In our world everything is relative, everything, and every opinion has some value.
Yet if we want the right answers, we have to leave behind that which is relative, and go back to the "yes" and "no" of Truth to find our solution.
So it is in the Kingdom of God ...
we cannot alter it ,
nor "interpret" it to fit our wishes,
or call it "legalism" if it doesn't suite us.
The Word must judge all things, and not we judge the Word.
"Yes is "Yes," and "No"is "No."
There is no middle ground.
There are no shades of gray.
The Way is still strait, and there is not enough room in this Way for earth's extravagances, man's conditioning, or man's pride.
In God's Kingdom everything is Absolute, and that which is not Precious is Vile,
and everything which is not Life is Death.
As someone said, "Only that which comes from heaven will return to heaven."
The separating of the precious from the vile is not a painful thing for the child of God - God is not taking anything from us except our chains.
It is the Joy of leaving weights and burdens which would sap our strength and bind our feet.
It is the Joy of Freedom, of increasing Light, and Strength.
It is Life abundant - unalloyed with portions of death!
It is the fullness of God's Presence.