Isaiah 5:20-21Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.
It seems to me that the world is still eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and in fact desires the fruit of evil more than it does the fruit of good. The trouble is we have eaten from the wrong tree, end of story. If it had not been so, we would still be in that Garden of God. This God of Creation is still admonishing that we should come to Him and find rest.
There is yet another tree in the Garden of God, and there are Cherubim with flaming swords guarding the way and those who have been allowed to eat of that other tree, these days are finding another sword coming against them. The problem we find is that this other fruit causes those who partake to become light in a very dark world and the darkness hates the light as it shows up the evil for what it is and at all costs must be destroyed. Thus, if you have eaten from that other tree, the tree of life, you will be sought out to be destroyed. Evil hates Righteousness. Lies hate Truth. Darkness hates Light. Those who have eaten from the tree of Life, can see where they are going unlike the evil generation who cannot see the abyss that they are about to fall into because it is so very dark. We must pray for the eyes to be opened and turn on enough light for at least some to see.
This God of Creation has called me to be a scribe with a camera to say what He shows me and I have been attempting to do that for the past 54 years. I pray blessings on your day and life.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
I have read lately a few things that the Orthodox Rabbis have written and said, and find so much that is written and said, to be so far from the truth of what the God of Creation has written in His book, the Bible. I will make just one illustration in this as I see the Orthodox throwing stones at passing cars because they are driving on Shabbat. The hatred I see toward those who do not follow the law as they do, is as bad as the law breaker. I was led to believe that this God of Creation was a God of Love. Love does not throw stones at your neighbor, love reasons with your neighbor. Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Please understand, I live in Israel, I live amongst a people who have given to the world such marvelous technology and care for the downtrodden. Israel seems to be the first responders to any calamity in the world where they can help save lives, even the lives of their enemies. But, these God following Orthodox are a different breed as I see it. The heart seems to be made of stone and clay tablets without the life blood of this awesome loving and caring God. I must continue to pray for the day when the God who has blinded them will finally open their eyes and see what they have been missing, what a day that will be.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
There is a manifold meaning to this scripture in my mind. We know that most everything around us is made up of molecules and atoms in a variety of forms. Water, for example is made up of one part Oxygen and two parts Hydrogen, H2O. We can see neither of these two atoms but once put together, they become visible. Then, there is the vibrational sounds that are also creative, music is a good example. There is music which is relaxing and music which makes you want to get up and dance. In my mind, I am creating the thoughts which I wish to put down on paper (in this document). As with the above scripture, God spoke things into existence and I believe we also have a tendency to be creative with our words. There are soothing words that create in us a sense of warmth and belonging and there are words of hatred which will drive people away. There are people who are continually thankful of all their surroundings in which case, they seem to draw things into existence that will constantly make them thankful. And quite the opposite, there are people who are never satisfied with their surroundings and their surroundings, no matter how much it may change, never is satisfying. Makes me think of a statement by Socrates, “He who is not happy with what he has would not be content with what he would like to have!”
I do believe, we tend to create the world we live in, like it or not.