If human understanding does not conform with the word of God, it is idolatry. How many people , when you read them scripture, say, well I think . . ., That is idolatry already.
2Corintians 10: 3. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: v. 4. ( For the weapons of our warfare are not carnel, but mighty through God – 1Cor. 2: 5’ that your faith not stand in the wisdom of man. But in the power of God ( not doctors ) – to the pulling down of strongholds;
V. 5. Casting down imagination (reasoning’s ), and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
V. 6. And having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
John 14: 15. ‘ If ye Love me, keep my commandments,’
V. 16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he me may abide with you forever;
V. 17. Even the spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: But ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
V. 21. He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: And he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
V .23 . . . .If a man love me, he will my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him ( dwellingplace ).
1Corinthians 3: 16. Know ye not that ye are temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?
V. 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is Holy, which temple ye are.
V. 18. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
V .19 For the the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness ( Job 5: 13 ).
V. 20 And again, The LORD knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain ) Psalm 94: 11 ).
** In other words, we need a simple, childlike trust, in the word of God- because God said so – and that is ‘yea, and amen,’
Colossians 2: 6. As ye have revieved Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: V. 7. Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
** If you are not a bible reader, you cannot be taught. **
1. Romans 10: 17 ….’ faith cometh be hearing, and hearing by the word of the God!
2. John 14: 26. But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things , and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you ( the word of God ).
3. John 16: 13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things o come.
4. 1John 2: 27. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth ( lives ) in you, nd ye need not need not that any man tech you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him (read Jer.31:33,34 ).
*** PUT YOURSELF UNDER THE HEARING OF THE WORD OF GOD… ***
Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
V.12. Then shall you call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
V.13. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart .
V.14. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD: and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
V.15. Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon.
Colossians 2:8. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceits, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
V.9 for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
** The Bible reveals that God hedges us in..**
Job 1:10. Hast thou not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side…?
Isaiah 5:5. ( start from v.1.- Jesus is the vine- Jn.15:1) ( and God is the husbandman ) and v.2, God hedged in his vineyard, he gathered the stones out of it, he planted the choicest vine ( born again Christians) through his word, Jesus. He placed a watch tower (in our hearts that we might watch and pray always- Ezek. 33:3) And God expected to get good grapes…
( John 15:2. We are branches and we are expected to bear fruit V.16. that remains.)
Vs.2-3. But God only got wild grapes- so called Christians but living away from the word of God- rebellious.
V.4. – God tells us he did everything he could ( Jn. 19:30 ) but V. 5. God says he will take the hedge away V.6. and will let the field of your heart lay waste, with no more rain ( water of the word)-no more teaching of the word of God Under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. The ‘ Church ‘ is still there but the spirit of God has left and Satan, who is no more restrained by the Holy Ghost, comes in with every kind of thorns and briars and chokes the word of God ( Mat.13;22).
V.7.- confirms that the vineyard is us today- the spiritual house of Judah the house of Israel, the house of God. God wants us to deal in righteousness and judgement ( Amos 5:24) but we have oppressed people with religious oppression-forcing people to be joined together in thouses and fields instead of being out in your own place bearing fruit for the Lord.
V. 8-16. We see there is an expected end to rebellion against God. Houses become desolate, fields yield less food. People have famine as a result- Amos:11. Behold, the days come saith the LORD God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: – because of this peoples lives all over the world degenerate.. people sing and dance and play in an ungodly display of carnality and ‘ the regard not the Lord,neither consider the operation of his hands.
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished ( hungry) and their multitude dried up with thirst (Jn. 4:13,14) and hell hath enlarged herself, and opened up her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth , shall descend into it.
God will bring down every proud and mighty person and he alone shall be exalted in that day. Judgement day. It is coming soon.
Remember- God is the one who hedges his people in but we must desire the law of God in our hearts to maintain the hedge.
Try reading the whole of Psalm 119 from time to time.
God does not want us to follow the ways of the world ( spiritual Sodom and Egypt-Rev.11:8)-Romans 12:2.. Deuteronomy 29:18. Lest there should be any among you, man or woman, or family, or tribe , whose heart turn away thi day from the LORD our God,to go and serve the gods of these nations: lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood. (poisonous herb-bitterness)
** Look at Hebrew 12:13,.. and make straight paths for your feet (Mat.7:14),lest that which is lame be turned out of the way: but let it rather be healed. ( Spiritually lame- healed by the word of God)
V.14. Follow peace with all men (2Tim.2:22), and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
V.15. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God: Lest any root of bitterness ( wormwood) springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters:
V.11. And the name of the star is called wormwood ( the spirit of bitterness) and the third part of the waters became wormwood: and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Today the human race is filled with unbelief in the word of God. There is no true holiness ( separation from the world) among the majority of so called Christians and sickness and desease abounds within.
Deut.28;15-68. Read it through and recognize todays Christianity in rebellion to the word of God.
One of the worst is cancer ( a canker ) that eats within you .
A root of bitterness has sprung up throughout the world- O how much we must be separate, stand on the word and touch not the unclean thing.