CONCERNING MY SONS: Take a GOD Look
Let the children of men strive with their fathers, who themselves are but men; but concerning the things appointed for my sons who are gods, let them ask me; then let them direct the hand of God to perform all the things I’ve appointed for them in the ministry of reconciling the world that I have left to them to do. They are my workmanship, and shall perform my pleasure, whom I have appointed to give counsel to me; therefore do they have my mind given to them in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 44:23-2824 —Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 25 I frustrate the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; I turn wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; 26 I confirm the word of my servant, and performeth the counsel of my messengers; when they say to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, I will then raise up the decayed places thereof:
EVERYTHING IS GOD, FOR GOD IS ALL THERE IS. THEREFORE, I AND YOU MUST BE GOD, TOO
27 when they say to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: 28 I say of Cyrus, He is my shepherd , and shall perform all my pleasure: he will say to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built ; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. What shall we say of God’s reconciliation ministry works so that he may raise up the dead, and the decayed places, and the foundations of the earth that are out of course, being misaligned, with the wrong kingdom, by Adam’s transgression. It is for this purpose he raised us up to set them aright, that they be on earth as they are in heaven.
“It is immaterial whether or not you like the answer if it is correct. The answer doesn’t beg to be liked, just acknowledged.”
Isaiah 45:9—Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘He has no hands’ Isaiah 29:16—Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? Or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Following my search for some artwork for this post I came upon a page that detailed the 4 laws of the universe according to the author. I gave lengthy consideration to the fourth of these laws because there are echoes of it throughout scriptures that I am familiar with.
According to this fourth law: EVERYTHING IS GOD, FOR GOD IS ALL THERE IS. THEREFORE, I AND YOU MUST BE GOD, TOO. That’s actually another way of saying All things are of God and by Christ Jesus—He is all and in you all…..in him we live, and move and have our being. I stand in the congregation of the mighty and because you are my children I say you are gods. As he is so are you.
When we sit in your math class to resolve a math problem, it is immaterial whether or not we like the answer if it is correct. The answer doesn’t beg to be liked, just acknowledged. This God says we won’t do. We for some reason or other won’t acknowledge what he has created in man_his new workmanship—so we just keep staggering back at this unspeakable promise fulfilled in Christ for us. If the work is made of wood, it’s wooden, if of marble—it’s marble, if of granite—it’s granite, if of clay—it’s clay, if of flesh—it’s flesh, if of God,—it’s God. We are made of God…The rock from whence we are hewn. All things are of God, by Christ Jesus
That which is of the earth is earthy, but that which is from heaven is heavenly—that would be US, in Christ the new creation. o.k., if we are going to quarrel with the Big “G” little”g” (god) thing, then argue with it; but must we argue with what he told us to do also…..to raise the dead, speak to mountains…to storms…to the seas, and wind—all things as Jesus did them. I believe w might very well argue that as well; for the work we mean to do is also a different work than the one we are instructed to do. At least let us be frank enough to call the work by a different name other than God to avoid confusing the public. Don’t call it the work of God; since it is not He who is doing it. Call it the name of who ever is doing it, cause it would in all fairness be their work. Can we do that at least? I suppose that would require too much candid transparency—and that can’t do.
It would seem the state of our unbelief is apparent to everyone else except us. Now if you said you were going to Augusta, and wound up in Tampa, in all likelihood that couldn’t work cause that’s in the real world, our real world where things mean things.
There would likely be no end of fits thrown, because something else was presented in place of what was the objective. With God there’s a wide latitude for allowances of this considerable irregularity. We can dance around the issue here, do a little gig there, and who is going to hold us accountable.