The choice to go north or south is ours
Ezekiel 41:11 -
And the doors of the side chambers [were] toward [the place that was] left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left [was] five cubits round about.
Before I came into the Lord I was into astrology and palmistry and also in superstitions. I would believe the right hand or right foot was good or lucky so I would enter most places putting my right foot first. This understanding was the influence of living with heathens (unbelievers) in India especially the Hindus. It was also because of the lack of understanding of scriptures.
Scriptures talk about The Son sitting at the right hand of the Father but we should realize God is not a man to have a right or left hand and He being God every part of Him is Holy and Good.
The Right Hand of God means the Righteous Hand of God, it does not really mean an hand of God. In spirit world the west or right means towards righteousness and east or left means towards unrighteousness.
When Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden or Paradise, Cherubs and a flaming Sword were placed towards the east to prevent anyone from enter the Garden. That did not mean the direction but from the unrighteous side for the Garden of Eden or Paradise was in Heaven and Adam and Eve when without sin had access to Heaven but after sin were deprived access. Eden is in the top 3 levels of Heaven which we refer as Heaven and alone with man even the fallen angels were deprived access for God did not need such a great deterrence of two great Cherubs (who are thousands or time stronger than an Angel) and a flaming sword for mere mortal man for man lost his powers and became mortal. Jesus showed us this immortal power of man over human body when He transfigured. God the Son who humbled Himself and came as man Jesus entered from the east gate and closed it forever; He removes the unrighteousness from man by giving us His righteousness and making us Sons of God forever.
Coming to today's message, like I put in my previous mails that Ezekiel chapter 41 where the Angel measured the temple was part of really showing the inner man or heart of man. Today's message the Lord talks about the decision which unrighteous man is put to.
If man is told to decide between north and south directions most men will think north is towards God and south is towards hell, but man's wisdom is foolishness for God. North is not west and south east. According to the spirit world north means towards hidden treasure or secret treasure and south means right or righteousness. Our God does not hide anything, everything of Him is available to know but it is our corruption and our mortal inability which keeps us from knowing Him. God always wants us to know Him and be more like Him but the state of our heart keeps us from knowing Him.
In today's scripture God states, to us all a choice is given to choose between believe is some hidden treasures and fantasies or to choose the ways of the Lord, the ways of Righteousness, the way to humble oneself for the glory of God.
It always titillates man to fantasize in hidden things and wild dark secrets. Just get on the internet and put up a conspiracy theory and you will have thousands of hits but if you put the Truth not many will come. All religions are founded on this fundament of believe in hidden things or secrets and therefore make gods for themselves. All even the atheist know God but choose to not believe in Him. Christianity in the Bible is never used with the word religion but used with the word devoting or simple worshipping of God. In the Bible God has revealed everything that man can possibly know about Him. It is our sin, our sinful nature and the teachings of this world that is within us which keeps from knowing Him. It is only when we repent and are born again and when we start walking in the little we know about Him that we come to know more and more of Him.
It is our choice to take the north gate or to take the south gate; to choose in believing in hidden things or to be born again and know God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You always desire man to know You but ever since man has be filled with corruption, he has gone far from You. Your ways are not man's ways and therefore man has been lost. Lord, help us repent from our ways and we pray Lord for your wisdom and knowledge which You desire to give to those who ask of You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Psalms 118:15 - The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
2 Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Deuteronomy 33:23 - And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.
1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.
2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
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