Why should we inquire of the Lord?FORWARD: Man imagines he is wise. The progress of life through ages seems to lend sufficient credibility to his achievements. As a result he is hero-worshiped everywhere. SADLY, EVEN AMONG THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BELIEVE IN GOD! As such, man is the father, scientist, doctor, teacher, inventor and what have you? Let us not forget:
A. There are no discoveries, only the uncovering of WHAT WAS ALREADY THERE.
B. There are no inventions, only the applying of the great wealth of resources THAT ARE ENTRUSTED TO US. The One who sent forth His Word and created them is the One who unravels all mysteries and teaches us to utilize His resources. For example, He is the One who teaches the farmer when to farm, where to farm and how to farm, just as He is the One who entrusts the farmer with the seeds in the first place (Isa 28:23-28). It is the same with discoveries and inventions. As it is written, “All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.” (Isa 28:29). YET, IT IS NOT GOD WHO IS ACKNOWLEDGED, PRAISED AND HONORED, BUT MAN! AND IT IS TO MAN EVERYONE TURNS FOR KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING. Therefore, to their great loss, mankind in general remain as estranged from God today as before the First Coming of the Son of God. For this is the HUMAN EVIL, also called human nature, passed down as “PRECIOUS LEGACY OF MANKIND” since the very first man, who only gloried in himself when God had created the female and brought her to him. Read Gen 2:23, ‘He said, “This is now bone of my bones….” ‘ And he refuses to learn even when God closes the wombs or renders him impotent from time to time. OF LIES AND LIARS:
Thanks to the male of ‘man’, it has become human nature to be unfaithful to God. Lying is in his nature, Jer 9:3, “’They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge Me,’ declares the Lord.” Man has never and will never speak or teach the truth, for Truth is God’s infallible and irrefutable Word **** (described in the conclusion).
The Christian world has made no exception either. In their bid to exalt man in every manner, they have also deliberately chosen to tread the old path of unfaithfulness and lies (read 1 Cor 11:8-9 for an example). Just as the Israelites before them did even though God corrected them repeatedly (eg. Isa 51:1). And the Truth stays concealed. Or so it seems, to their loss! Therefore, once more, the Lord will astound all people with wonder upon wonder so that the wisdom of the wise will perish and the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish (Isa 29:14).
ALL TRUTH IS BEING AND WILL BE UNRAVELED UNTIL THE LAST OF THEM IS IRREFUTABLY ESTABLISHED: FIRST OF ALL, LET US NOT FORGET, the Son of God has Himself UNRAVELED all truth and EXPOSED man’s lies once and for all, beginning with the first lie (Gen 2:23). And how?
A. BY BEING BORN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND NOT OUT OF THE SEED OF MAN (Lk 1:34-35);
B. BY RAISING HIS OWN OFFSPRING WITHOUT THE WOMAN (Isa 53:10). As regards man’s first lie, read Matt 26:26-28 for example, and understand how God exposed it. Here it is in Jesus’ own words, “……..This is My Body……This is My Blood…” Of course, since then, many eyes are opened (eg. Lk 24:30-31), and those who are opened are called to be His children in the eternal Kingdom of God. AND LET US ALSO NOT FORGET EVEN THOUGH IT MAY SEEM THAT MEN HAVE SUCCEEDED IN CONCEALING THEM BY DISTORTING THEM OR BY INTRODUCING FALSE TEACHINGS, SINCE THE FIRST COMING AND ASCENSION OF THE LORD, HIS SPIRIT HAS BEEN POURED OUT UPON ALL PEOPLES. So that, if or when in doubt we may inquire of the Lord (Isa 8:19, Jas 1:5). For only God is faithful to guide us into all truth (Jn 16:13). And as Jesus reminds, so that we may see and experience the fulfillment of what was prophesied of long “They will all be taught by God.” (Jn 6:45). Yes, He Alone is the Creator, Father, Teacher, Husband, Friend, Counselor, Physician, Master and the Shepherd who guides, leads and gives generously to all who seek Him. THEREFORE TURN NOT TO MAN, BUT TURN TO THE LORD AND INQUIRE OF HIM: Even now He exhorts, “…Why consult the dead on behalf of the Living?” (Isa 8:19b), just as He exhorted Mary before she was led to the Resurrected Lord, Lk 24:5b, “…. Why do you look for the Living among the dead?” So stop relying on man. Thanks to their overriding pride, all have failed miserably!!!! “For the fool speaks folly, his mind is busy with evil: He practices ungodliness and spreads error concerning the Lord; the hungry he leaves empty and from the thirsty he withholds water…” (Isa 32:6-7, Jer 9:8). And, Jer 51:17-18, “Every man is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud; they have no breath in them. They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.”
LEARN FROM ISRAEL’S FOLLY:
If it was not for the infallible Word of God, which testifies that He has shut their eyes and ears because of their obstinacy (Matt 13:13-15), one would be forced to wonder how even now the Israelites fail to acknowledge the Truth (Isa 48:8) when IN FACT since its birth, God has been revealing His Son, the Savior of the world, to them! Whether it was through: 1. Abraham BY MELCHIZEDEK’S OFFERING OF ‘BREAD AND WINE’ , or 2. through Isaac BY HIS SUBSTITUTION WITH THE ‘LAMB OF GOD’, or 3. through Jacob BY THE VISION OF ‘THE HEAVENLY STAIRWAY’, all of which testified to the vicarious death and resurrection of the True Lamb of God, who Alone is the WAY, the HEAVENLY STAIRWAY, the HOLY HIGHWAY to the eternal Kingdom of God. For example, read Jn 1:51, “He then added, ‘I tell you the Truth, you shall see Heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.’ ” This is why, till date, by and large Israel boasts in the names of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but remain completely blind to their testimonies of the Son of man (eg. Jn 8:37 56). CONCLUSION: Yes, the Lord will continue to astound us. To the righteous for their salvation and to the wicked for their condemnation.
“From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, ‘Yes, I knew of them.’ “ (Isa 48:6-7). For, only those who speak the infallible, irrefutable and uncompromising Word of God speak the Truth (Rev 14:5, Lk 21:15, 1 Pet 2:22 etc.) and are therefore deemed righteous. Anything else that we speak are meaningless and worthless however sincere we may appear to be. And therefore they are no better than lies. Because all that we achieve in our individual pursuit is a groping in the dark, very similar to the four blind men who tried to define an elephant whilst touching it on four different places – one the tail end, one the trunk, one an ear and the last one a leg. The Word of God, on the other hand, is:
- first of all It is that which comes from the All-knowing God, hence, It is Wisdom, Knowledge, Counsel, Power and Understanding, All rolled into One and Complete in Awe and holy Fear of Him (Isa 11:2);
- It never fails, therefore it is Infallible (Matt 24:35, Lk 16:17);
- It does not change according to the whim or circumstances of the receiver, therefore it is Uncompromising (Matt 19:8, Ps 50:21);
- It is a weapon which demolishes every stronghold, every argument, every pretension and every thought that sets itself up against the Knowledge of God, hence Irrefutable (Lk 21:15, 2 Cor 10:4-5);
- finally, It is that which comes to Fulfillment, no matter what – every letter, every stroke of God’s Word will remain until they come to fulfillment or for better understanding, until they are translated into tangible Deeds of God, for eg. Jn 1:14 (Matt 5:18) – for this is how we may be certain if we are speaking the Word of God, i.e. the Truth or not (eg. Jer 28:8-9).
Therefore, to the discerning the Word of God stands apart because it is that which the Father spoke, the Son reinstated by fulfilling them and the Spirit reminds by leading to it. Any man whose teachings do not concur with it is a liar and will CERTAINLY be exposed.God is a Friend to all who serve Him faithfully For He opens His heart and reveals His deepest secrets to them. P.S: Please read “The Truth about the Old and the New Covenants” for the ultimate revelations, without fail. READ BEFORE GOD SENDS A POWERFUL DELUSION (2 Thess 2:11-12) LIKE HE DID THE ISRAELITES (Isa 6:9-10), AND YOU FORGO ALL HOPE OF SALVATION.