Saturday, December 10, 2011
Ac 7:23 "Now when the time of his fortieth year was being fulfilled, it came into his heart to make an inspection of his brothers, the sons of Israel." Enoch. Noah. Abram (Abraham). Jacob. Joseph. Moses. And Jesus Christ. These are all men who played a key and crucial role in the outworking of the universal, unchanging purpose of the Almighty God respecting man and his earthly habitation. Deliberately, I left my listing of the chosen (called) ones to seven. First, out of coincidence--by the time I stopped at Jesus Christ (when I could have continued) the list was already long by seven. Second, then I took count and realized this limitation of my listing to seven would evoke in others the universally agreed spiritual significance and denotation of the number seven. So, seven the listing is to indicate the perfection of my conclusion. To emphasize it. To give it a seal of spiritual correctness. Make its acceptance memorable. The symbolism invested in seven. Among Enoch, Noah, Abram, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus there are many others; and after Jesus till today or this writing (including every time it is read or heard, every time it may be played) there continues to be others. That God invited (or we could use the word, "drew") to function in one capacity or other to create a people for God himself. To sustain this creation. Grow it. To build it out till it is seven--as the symbolism goes. When I say, "I am looking for those who're looking," and I say this often, "I am looking for those who're looking," I am expressing and emphasizing a godness in me. The conclusion? God only looks for those who are looking! So, starting from Enoch to Jacob and through to Jesus God was looking for those who were looking. God is looking for those who are looking. God was always looking for those who were looking. God is always looking for those who are looking. Having purposed an eternal destiny for man, and resided its reality in the consciousness of man, and furnished the physical universe with material manifestations that help to perfect such a reality, God has kept looking for those who have permitted these manifestations to let an inspection into the reality of their consciousness come up into their hearts. These ones are looking. These are the ones said to be looking. To have been looking. To have looked. And, it's these ones that God picked, picks, is picking. Those looking. Who looked. Look. Will look. It becomes abundantly clear from a body of evidence (shortly following) that God never calls anyone at all until first He sees their heart impelling them to His godship and wonderful eternal purpose, the understanding of both of which He makes available to every man's consciousness the moment one is conceived. It starts with us. For example, "Enoch went on walking with the true God." (Ge 5:22) 'Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah because, as a righteous man, he proved himself faultless among his contemporaries, and walked with the true God.' (Ge 6:8,9) By the same token, and in view of the conclusion we have agreed upon above, we have supplied a veracious answer to the question respecting Abram, "how did Abraham know that the command he followed was God's voice, whose promise later impelled him further to a firmer demonstration of faithfulness?" As for Jacob, he was a "blameless man," (Ge 25:27) taking actions that built his progeny into the first theocratically constituted nation on earth, which 'came into Moses' heart' to preserve so that he took actions that indicated his inclination; eventually being called by God to be leader of this nation. A nation that had stood distinct for Joseph's discreetness and reverence, and which God had chosen for Jesus to be born in, wherefrom Jesus would accomplish his original delight about which it is written, "Look! I am come to do your will." (Heb 10:9) Look! I am come to do your will. It starts with us! All these and many others who, popularly or unpopularly, were used by God were those who were looking, whose consciousness had impelled them to levitate toward God. It starts with us. It started with them. They perfected the desire that grew from their self-permitted understanding of the God-resided consciousness of the reality of Godship and God's purpose respecting man and his eternity. This was how they looked. This is how to look. Nonetheless, God puts in us the consciousness and makes for the material backing of its veracity. So, God did for them what He simply has done for humanity-- He makes us look. The impulsion and consequent decision to look, however, or not to look, is absolutely under our individual jurisdiction. Yet, God is looking for those who are looking.