Thursday, January 22, 2015

God Thinking LXXI - Catch The vision 2

"God laid the foundation and prepared His people for the coming Messiah, so that when Jesus would come as a little baby - to be born in Bethlehem - His people would come and bow down and show recognition.

There should have been 10,000,000 people ready and prepared for the coming Messiah, and this would have happened if they had believed what God had told them.

But what happened?
God’s people weren’t there.
Just Joseph, Mary, Simeon, Anna the prophetess, Elizabeth and a few sages from afar recognized and celebrated the birth of the Savior.  I know that the shepherds were there, but they were notified by the angels of the birth of Jesus.

In the first two thousand years man had become so far from God that God destroyed them.

Then in the second, two-thousand years - even with perpetual revelation - mankind chose for themselves religion over relationship.

God’s chosen people had devised a system that would sustain them and meet their spiritual needs - apart from the truth (of and in) God’s Word.  They built a religious system that sustained their need for self preservation apart from God’s impartation.

When Jesus, the Son of God, came unto His own - did they receive Him as the Savior of the world?
No, they chose religion over relationship.

The bible says, “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.”  John 1:11

But Jesus, unlike other men, took the reproach of the religious leaders and world leaders and laid down His life for them and for us.

Jesus let them bring upon Him their own unrighteous laws and rules.  The religious leaders used their own laws and rules to accuse and condemn the Son of God.

Over time they had taken:
God’s Holy Word
God’s Holy prophets
God’s Holy place
And God’s Holy Son

First they changed God’s holy Word
2nd they killed God’s holy prophets
3rd they defiled God’s holy sanctuary
4th they killed God’s holy Son      

Mankind had 2,000 years of God as their Shepherd - Jehovah Ra-ah
Mankind had 2,000 years of God as their Healer - Jehovah Rapha
Mankind had 2,000 years of God as their Righteousness - Jehovah Tsidkenu
Mankind had 2,000 years of God as their protection - Jehovah Nissi
Mankind had 2,000 years of God as their provision - Jehovah Jireh
Mankind had 2,000 years of God’s presence - Jehovah
Mankind had 2,000 years of God’s sacrificial provision - Jehovah Mekoddishkem

Even with all that revelation mankind developed a system where the form of God substituted for God Himself

“He came unto His own but His own received Him not.”

Excerpt from God Thinking LXXI Catch The Vision by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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