Sunday, November 25, 2012

When God Arises

When God arises issues are no longer left to the opinions of individuals. God pronounces sentence or blessing based on the reality of where people and things actually are. That which is of God will be blessed; that which is not of God will be judged. Saul and his house will fall in battle. Eli will drop over dead. The earth will open and swallow Korah and all that are with him. Shemei will face the sword of Benaiah. Alexander the coppersmith will be delivered to Satan to receive his just wages. The plaintiffs, the defendants, and the prosecuting attorneys will all have eloquently stated their cases, but God will arise to judge. All of them will be silenced together as He gives the verdict. The builders will be dwelling in the structures they have built. Then God will arise sending the storm to expose the nature of the building material down to the very foundations to test the building and the builders.

When things become muddy, cloudy, and confused, when the enemy is entrenched and embedded in the fabric of life’s complex situations and seems invulnerable to attempts at dislodgement, when the tares and the wheat grow together and you dare not attempt to pull up tares lest you inadvertently injure and pull up wheat— It is at this time that God will arise. He will come and bring things "to a head" or to harvest. The Day of the Lord brings a ripening---wheat for the barn and for bread, and tares for the fire.

When God arises, He manifests and approves that which is of God and that which pleases Him. He also manifests, exposes, and judges that which is not of God and that which displeases Him. When God arises His enemies will scatter and wickedness will melt before Him. But the righteous will be glad and rejoice exceedingly, for in His presence is fullness of joy to those who love Him.

God may seem silent, but He is never indifferent or "gone." He observes, He is involved, and He will work all things together to the council of His will and purpose. There will come a day when in heaven they will sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
"Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are Your ways,
O King of saints!
Who shall not fear You,
O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy,
For all nations shall come and
worship before you,
For Your judgments have been manifested."     Revelation 15: 3-4

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good word Brother! It's so good to know that even though we haven't seen one another in a while now, that we are still singing from the same page. The greatest challenge for the world, and yes the Church also is for perception and reality to match. When perceptions are askewed, many are deceived!
God Bless,
JB