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Man Reasons, but God Reveals   2 comments

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This is from Words from the Crucible:

…as it has been written, “Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,” nor has it risen up into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those that love Him. But God revealed them to us by His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of a man within him? So also no one has known the things of God except the Spirit of God. But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God. Which things we also speak, not in words taught in human wisdom, but in words taught of the Holy Spirit, comparing spiritual with spiritual. But a natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know, because they are spiritually discerned. But the spiritual one discerns all things, but he is discerned by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord? Who will teach Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 (LITV)

True divine knowledge is not found merely by the reason of the mind; it must be revealed by God. For the true knowledge of God is to know the person of God Himself; and what He has prepared for those who love Him does not enter into the hearts and minds of men – the scripture indeed testifies that it cannot. Rather, the very mind of Christ must enter into a man so that he may discern the things of God.

Those who suppose to uncover God simply by force of reason despise that His method is revelation. Many to whom something of Him has been truly revealed are tempted to flatter themselves by methodically reasoning out what truly was revealed to them of the Everlasting God. This is a snare; and those who step in it prove that they still gladly wander back to partake of the tree of gnosis. Ever has this been the bane of many a man of God throughout the ages: that a revelation becomes buried in the unending interpretative jargon of his vain mind, until little more remains than an empty husk of what once bore real and tangible fruit. The binding up of revelation into the constraints of human reasoning effectively chalks up the work of the Spirit to a mere human exertion. This is made to appear as humility, but truly it is a theft of God’s glory in how He makes Himself known.

Man in his vanity considers reason the great pillar of objectivity, until God ruins him by revelation. For truly the things of God cannot be revealed by a man’s reasoning faculties, but only to them; and even then, our mere thoughts still cannot contain the very substance of God’s Life: for the true knowledge of God consists in fellowship with His person by the power of His Life guiding our steps and conforming us to His image. Therefore, if we shall reason, let it be by the revelation of His Spirit in accordance with the scriptures, and not by our isolated thoughts in accordance with some great philosopher; for God reasons with men by the revealing of Himself. And if we yet lack in the revelation of His person, why do we continue to reason within ourselves, as though we should find it there?

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, who gives to all freely and with no reproach, and it will be given to Him. But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing. For the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, being driven by wind and being tossed. For do not let that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord: he is a double-souled man, not dependable in all his ways.
James 1:5-8 (LITV)

Man reasons within himself, but God reveals Himself to men.

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False Wells of Water . . .Vision   2 comments

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This is from the blog Touching the King:

At 3.00pm this afternoon sitting quietly a vision passed before my eyes and as I saw what the LORD was giving me it was for the country of America for a time that is now upon us and will intensify ……

From a distance I saw what looked like a well. The wall was built, the bucket and the drawstring attached but as I approached closer to this well I realized straight away it wasn’t a well. It looked like one from a distance but there was no well to drop the bucket into the water into it was hard ground. The bucket would have only dropped 6 inches to a hard ground of stones and gravel. It was useless.

As I looked up I saw before me hundreds of wells they were all close together in one place it seemed there wasn’t much distance from well to another. They were all like the first well, built like the first well with the wall, bucket and drawstring but it wasn’t a well and there was no water just hard ground, stones and gravel.

Then I saw many hundreds of people wandering like vagabonds and in the distance glistening buildings though not churches. The clothes they had on were you could see very expensive but were now torn with holes in them but they had polished shoes. They were all lost. Some were single, others you could see were part of a family but they were separate and not communicating with one another.

I could see that their lips were parched, severely parched and sores were breaking out on their lips. The sun was blasting down. There were no clouds in the sky, there was no rain. It was incredibly hot and getting hotter and it was set to be intensified even more.

I could see the children crying and trying to catch the attention of their parents but the adults ignored them as they walked around not knowing where they were going but going from one well to another round and around. They were shuffling. Despite this shuffling I saw the men were trying to keep their shoes polished from the dust.

There were now so many people covering great distances all going from one well to another but there was no water. The wells which looked like wells were not. I saw many fall down and die. No one around them took any notice they walked around them to the next well. More and more people died stumbling and falling. I noticed though it was more adults than children that fell down.

Then I saw many of the people trying to sell their jewels, their clothes and their belongings for water but no-one wanted them. There were so many they were piled high beside each well. It looked like a trash site. As the sun came down I saw it melt everything on these piles beside the wells and you could see the formation of golden calves in different stages some smaller than others.

I saw many on their knees beside these golden calves both adults of men and women and they were both praying and cursing God out of the same breath……

Then I saw the LORD in the Throne Room His back was turned against these people but tears were falling down upon His face …….

The vision ended ……