In a time, not so long ago, a man of character would be referred to as a man of his word. It might be said of him, “His word is his bond”.
This was the era, now gone, when it was a compliment to call some one God-fearing.
Now is the era of the likeable lie, the pragmatic deception, the convincing con.
In previous days to call someone a liar was the ultimate insult.
But today men have no fear to call even God a liar.
Even some preachers with straight face and pious demeanour will declare to our face, God is either wrong or deceptive.
The surprising reaction of many who claim to be followers of the God of all truth is to applaude the words of God’s accusers.
But Yahweh says what He means and means what He says and despite the bleatings of some it is not mean of Him to do so.
God’s word is His bond.
Some of the lodgers in God’s house are so ignorant of the covenant promises of the covenant keeping God they don’t recognise the lies of those who call God a liar. They are easy prey for praying predators. When the members of God’s household utter a word of warning they are slandered libelled and called that worse of epithets; “divisive” Well as a watchman from another time said. “Tis better to be divided by truth than united with error” (Martin Luther).
What a tragedy when Churchians in their thousands buy (and buy into) the lies of a temporal ”Shack” rather than be comforted in the promises of an eternal mansion.
How heartbreaking it is when goats desire to be Purpose Driven rather than be Spirit led with the flock of His pasture.
How frustrating that so many are interested in promoting a New Kind of Christianity, when they haven’t yet tried the ancient paths paved by the Ancient of Days.
God’s word is His bond.
The Father of lies has always questioned, queried and thrown doubt on God’s holy words and the devils children will follow in their father’s footsteps, even to their own destruction. And some of the deceived will have their eyes opened only on the day of reckoning but will then be too late and they will receive no apology from satan. Their willfull ignorance of God’s word and their gleeful acceptance of the devil’s lies spell their doom. It is a fearfull thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.
For men to think they can improve on Holy Writ or edit it to make it more user friendly has made them an enemy of God. Those who seek to dim the holy flame of the gospel will discover God is a consuming fire.
Some in Christendom will say “I have no knowledge of this God of whom you speak. My God is nice and after all Love Wins” Well you are right. You have no knowledge of the God of whom I speak. The God of the Bible, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, the God of prophets apostles and martyrs is not nice;
He is breathtakingly holy.
mind numbingly majestic.
A glimpse of His glory sends strong men to bury their face in the dust.
A whisper from His mouth shakes the foundations of the heavens.
A click of His fingers dispatches innumerable angels who speed forth crying, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.
This Holy One of Israel must hide His face from even His friends, for to look on His unrestrained glory means instant death and yet His worshippers can look to Immanuel and see the fullness of His glory sheathed in holy flesh.
“Yes”, some argue, “This is my God. Gentle Jesus meek and mild.
Meek like a lion maybe.
The gentleness of controlled omnipotence.
And this Saviour offering salvation to those who say they have no need of it.
This triune God who speaks worlds into existence, brought forth life from nothing and has the power to redeem repentent rebels is a God of His word.
Men may well give voice to the vain imaginations of their hearts but those idols will fall on the threshold of His temple. Humanity may vote on whether to submit but one day every knee will bow; some in joyfull worship and others in a belated and doomed submission.
Too late they have discovered that the Living God does not waver, will not change His mind and can not be manipulated.
Until the day the King returns on the clouds of glory, there will be those who write their books of blasphemy, sing their songs of sedition and preach their myths of mockery, yet the Lord will always have a remnant. In every age and time it has been so. The ones who take God at His word knowing His word is His bond.
Thus says Yahweh
“Heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool. Where is the house you will build for Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made and all those things exist”, says Yahweh. “But on this one will I look. On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word“.