HOW ARE YOU SEEING THE CURRENT SITUATION?
"And Elisha prayed, and said, 'Lord, I pray you, open his eyes that he may see, and the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw" (II Kings 6:17).
I am saddened by what I am hearing from some who say they are believers. Division among those who call themselves by the Name of the Lord is at epic proportions. Doubt seems to be rampant. Have we forgotten the Words of Jesus who says "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation." "Every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." (Matt. 12:25). Have we not forgotten the words of wisdom that say: "These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him" (Prov. 6:16). Here is one of the seven: "A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren." (Prov. 6:19). False witnessing and sowing discord are an abomination to God.
Some prophets who spoke God's Words regarding the U.S. Presidency and now are experiencing a contradictory situation have backtracked on their decrees, words they were convinced to be given to them by the Holy Spirit. When the Spirit of the Lord truly speaks to you, you must not backtrack. I am grateful for the prophets and leaders who are standing steadily in what they know was revealed to them by the Spirit of God. I too know without doubt what has been revealed to me.
Hebraic vs. Roman/Greco Thinking
Why are some of God's people in America interpreting the current situation with natural thinking? I know one of the reasons. Western thinking, which dominates the world of the church in America, has been influenced by Roman and Greek thought processes. To accurately and fully understand the Scriptures, we must know them through the meaning of God's language, Hebrew. Greek interpretation is abstract; Hebrew is conceptual. The Hebrew mind can easily handle the language and experience of paradox. The language of paradox is what Dr. Marvin Wilson, renown Hebraic scholar, calls "dynamic tension." Mystery and contradiction are signs of the divine. If you have not been taught this, you will not understand divine contradiction and you will interpret the situation quite differently from the way God intends.
I believe this with all my heart, that right now, the believers in our country are in a divine contradiction. How you interpret this present contradiction could well make or break your spiritual resolve.
God told Moses He was raising him up as a deliverer to bring His people into the promised land. Moses obeyed the voice of the Lord and led the children of Israel exactly where God commanded. The Lord led them to a dead end, seemingly without hope. Those who reasoned in the natural cried out against the apparent contradictory situation and blamed Moses. Moses rose up and said unto the people, "Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show you today. The Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace." (Exod. 14:13,-14). Then the Lord spoke to Moses and said unto him, "Wherefore criest unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward" (Exod. 14-15).
In this present contradictory situation, we find ourselves in what seems to be a dead end, but the Lord is saying, "Walk forward!" Only God could tell you to walk forward when before you is only the sea. Only a leader who understands contradiction can lead you through the sea. To understand where we are headed and know the future, we must always review the past. (Ecc. 1:9).
As I taught OliveTreeConnections last Sunday regarding Abraham: "Who against hope believed in hope." Abraham was fully persuaded that what God had promised, he was able also to perform (Rom. 4:18, 21), even though it was not humanly possible for Abraham to have a son.
Falsehood And Deceit
I learned a Hebrew word years ago, SHEQER, which means falsehood; to be untrue; to cheat. Rabbis, in noting this word, point out that it consists of the Shin, Qoph, and the Resh, and emphasizes that all three letters are written as if standing on one leg. Falsehood, deception, and stealing stand on one leg; they will eventually collapse. Falsehood generates falsehood. Falsehood is doomed and will collapse.
Why have God's people embraced falsehood and fraud? David asks in the Psalms, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalms 11:3). The builder of a house knows that there are many signs that might indicate that a foundation is in trouble. If the foundation is set on unstable ground, or if it is made of inferior material, you might experience what is called, "Foundation Upheaval," or equally serious, "Foundation Settling." If the foundation heaves or settles dramatically, the entire structure is compromised needing either repair or to be torn down and completely rebuilt with a sound foundation set in stable soil.
I am asking the Lord to continue to open the eyes of His Church to face the current contradictory situation.
Do not close your heart to the truth. Look past the contradictions and focus on God's voice. What He says is always true; lies will continue to be exposed daily.