‘Caution Objects in your rearview mirror are closer then they appear’ Jan 2013 Rick Godley
I’ve been wrestling for the past 3 days as to this month’s topic. I almost did an article on the ‘Charac-tare-istic’s of Esau, after all he will have dominion and break the yoke of Jacob as spoken by Isaac; ‘By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; but when you grow restless you shall break his yoke from your neck." Gen 27:40. This is the verse is the one right before 41, ‘Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob." I encourage you to take the time to get this free article to gain deeper insight into ‘the spirit of Esau’ as it relates to us here at ‘miquetz yamim’ (Gen 4:3 it came to pass in the end of days). Here’s the link, http://themessianicmessage.com/esau_effect.htm
Another topic stirring up in my Spirit is this spirit of fear flowing and growing including an 11 year war of terror! I was prompted to go a find all the Scriptural verses on Do NOT fear, Fear Not, Be strong etc! Come to find out that there are a LOT in there, wonder why? I’m convinced on what you focus on expands. See Jacob and his speckled, spotted and striped rods that influenced the creation of speckled, spotted and striped livestock! (Gen.30) Fear is the food that fuels the enemy, it was the first fruit of consuming words spoken by the adversary. Doctrine of demons produces fear! (Gen 3:10) So I thought it prudent to unplug from the Fear factor that’s epidemic these days and practices a little ‘luo’; that’s greek for destroy, as in 1 John 3:8, ‘The Son of God appeared for THIS purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.’ Does he need to be destroyed or what these days! So Fear Not, Exercise Faith was a topic that I gave thought to. Not a bad resolution to make for those who are on the Gregorian/Julian calendar.
This leads and feeds to this month’s topic. How does one be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove in this ever corrupting world and destroy the works of Ha-satan and those he influences to set the captives free? (Matt 16 18-19) I mean we need practical steps to take to behave in obedience to The Creators instructions. They are written down for us to learn here at the end of the ages, 1Co 10:11 ‘Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.’ So if we DO them then He can Bless us! If we don’t DO them, then He can’t bless us, it’s really that simple.
Before you jump off into the Salvation by works vs. Saved By grace knee jerk reaction, I’m not even talking about salvation.
How many times have we heard, ‘what we need to have back in this nation is the Fear of the Lord’. Can you ever tell me when we ever had the Fear of The Lord in this country? Do you know How you get the Fear of the Lord? Because if you don’t; then you don’t have it.
Pro 1:7, says: ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.’ It’s just the Beginning of knowledge. So no wonder His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, (Read the Full verse of Hosea 4:6, ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.) The reason why His people get destroyed is because we forgot The Law of The Creator! The Law = The Torah = The Books of Moses, the 1st 5 books in your bible! Someone has told us that we don’t need to study them because ‘it’s been done away with’, that’s the Old, and we’re the New! Yeah, how’s that working out for us?
So we need the Fear of THE Lord, The Creator, and that’s just the beginning of Knowledge, then where and how do we get it since we’re being destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Here’s a hint or 2. Let’s go back for our future! Let’s study more of the left side of our Bibles, The Law, The Torah, His Instructions on Right living to find The Fear of Him!
2 quick verses come to mind: Deu 5:29 ‘Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!’ Can’t you just hear the heart cry of Our Father, Oh that they had such a heart to hear and fear and do! All parents can relate to that!
Deu 6:1-4 "Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may DO them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful TO DO them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.’
Talk about a great benefit package! Resolve TO DO His Words this year. Keep His Sabbath, not yours, Keep His Festivals and Holidays, not the ones corrupted by the enemy, know why He wants us to discern between clean and unclean food. (Heb 5:14) No wonder fear is having a field day, and the dominion of Esau is manifesting! Something’s going on. There will be a remnant ready and prepared to destroy the works of the devil and not get destroyed for lack of knowledge because we won’t obey His Law or Torah, Instructions. Seems the Dark Night is rising, (John 9:4), and we are supposed to be The Light, yet we won’t read the words of enlightenment, Psa 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psa 119:130. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.’ Psalm 119 is all about His Torah, His Law.
The Torah, His Law, The Light the One that ‘Jesus’ didn't to do away with, (Matt 5 14-17) is the object in your past that is closer that you think!!! May I suggest you walk in it this year and forever more, who knows you just might destroy the works of the devil and find rest for your souls in these troublesome times.
Jer 6:16 Thus says the LORD: "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'’