(Psa 11:3-4) If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the honor of kings to search it out (Pro. 25:2).
When the Lord gave me a revelation of the fear of God, it became crystal clear to me that God is a God who hides his truth. (Isa. 6:9; Isa. 29:10; Matt. 11:25) The Lord made it clear to me that living truth is valuable, like a man who sold all that he had to buy one field containing a pearl of great price. Today again, the Lord’s eyelids try the hearts of the children of men, but the foundations of truth are broken. I cannot even speak, I am so devastated by the utter foolishness parading it’s self as honorable. The foundations of truth are destroyed, so the righteous are left with little they can do. All truth comes by the grace and mercy of God, not by works of righteousness by the hands of carnal flesh, but the Lord’s eyelids try the hearts of men to see if any man truly seeks for God with a pure heart.
As the scripture say, a man shall be justified or condemned by the words that come out of his mouth, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A man who truly fears God, does not take his truth lightly. A man who truly fears God does NOT give glory to himself and his great efforts in the pursuit of truth, but knows himself to be blind, naked and alone outside of the favor and mercy of God. A man who knows the fear of God understands that the fear of God is the very beginning of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. A man who truly fears God would say in his heart and mind “why would God, the creator of all, have anything to do with me?”; a man who has recklessly abandon all for that one pearl of great price. So the Lord pronounces his judgment on the man who has the fear of God according to the precepts of men and not the revelation of Jesus Christ.
(Isa 29:13-14) Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Today the foundations of living truth are destroyed, so to us belongs confusion of faces. I am full of those who glorify themselves, they glorify their own efforts with their own mouths, they say “we have truth, our hermetical exegesis is sound, we don’t believe a lie, we have our reformation fathers to trust in, we have scholars and professors in our colleges, we have commentaries to support our views from 100’s of years ago, we study to get approved and our doctrines are sure”. And the Lord looks from heaven, who’s eyelids try the hearts of men and laughs, he appoints to them confusion of face, he has found error in their hearts, they do not have the fear of God before their eyes, therefore they shall fail!
(Isa 28:1-3) Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
Ephraim is a half-breed Jew, his mother is an Egyptian, this prophesy does most certainly speak to the people in the mostly Gentile church. They have a crown of pride, they are drunkards who bump into each other, vomit is on all tables and there is no place clean, so the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet.
(Isa 28:11-13) For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Don’t you think it is interesting that this prophecy was referred to on the day of Pentecost regarding the gift of tongues and don’t you also think it is interesting that we today live at a time that many believers have rejected the gift of tongues, as we are faced with all kinds of so called tongues of blabbering and so clearly foolishness? But when he that is perfect is come, then that which is done in part shall cease. This is the judgment of God upon our house, the house of Ephraim, the lost ten tribes; that the Word of God would be unto us line upon line and precept upon precept so that we would fall backward, be broken, snared and taken. I find it incredibly interesting that many teachers of the Word today recommend this scripture, not as a judgment, but as a recommendation on how to study scriptures! Brothers, the Word of God is not a precept upon a precept or a line upon a line, but the Word of God is a person, it is living, it grows, it transforms us into his image. Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against God, it makes us victorious over sin, it circumcises our hearts, for the letter of the law kills, but the Spirit gives life.
(Rom 2:29) But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Rom 7:6) But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. (2Co 3:6) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
It utterly hurts me and grieves me in spirit that many, even in the remnant community insist on truth, not by faith because of the grace and mercy of God, because of a foundation in the fear of God; but on this faulty foundation of lines upon lines and precepts upon precepts, glorifying their own efforts to acquire truth, blindly, drunkenly bumping into each other, just as the scriptures foretell. Consider this short article: http://www.acts17-11.com/cows_precept.html
The eyelids of the Lord continue to try the hearts of men even though the foundations of truth are destroyed – (Isa 66:2) For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
The Lord has promises to hid his truth from those who glory in their own efforts, those who teach and learn the fear of God by the precepts of men. But the Lord will look to those who rejoice in his highness, those who lift up the holy one of Israel, to those who are poor and contrite in spirit and tremble at his Word.
Brothers and sisters, the truth that I speak, I speak because of the grace and mercy of God, by faith. This truth I speak of has a foundation that begins with the fear of God, I did consider myself poor, I did come to the Lord contrite in spirit, trembling at his Word. I don’t claim to be infallible, yet I know what I know by the revelation of Jesus Christ, that truth is the domain of God alone and he will not give his glory to your hard study, your smart brains, your many books and commentaries, BECAUSE THE BREAD BELONGS TO HIS LITTLE CHILDREN!
AND EVEN THOUGH THE FOUNDATIONS OF TRUTH ARE BROKEN, HIS EYELIDS TRY THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN – FEAR GOD!