“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!” (Job 38:4)
If God is not in a box, why are we content to live in one?
I read Job 38 – 42 again this morning.
I do that sometimes just to get a glimpse of how big God is. The same thing happens when I read Genesis. I would be remiss not to mention Daniel or the prophets. Then there are the gospels of course and Paul’s writings. If that’s not enough to overwhelm, I can always turn to Revelation.
Here’s the newsflash. God lives outside this box we call “religion”. Through Moses we received the law, but that was not a new religion. It was merely a description of reality. Jesus didn’t come to unwind the law. He came to fulfill it. He didn’t come to start a new religion. He came to demonstrate reality and make a way for us to walk in that.
How big is God?
Consider the foundation stone for the temple in Jerusalem. (The real one under the Dome of the Tablets at the temple mount.) It is exactly 1948.4 nautical miles from the foundation stone of the capital city (London) that made Israel’s nationhood possible in May of 1948. How does that happen? (Not to mention that Abraham was born 1948 years after Adam.)
It’s also 666 nautical miles away from the Kab’ah stone in Mecca (the most important site in the Muslim world). When Daniel prophesied about the end times in Daniel 8, he was in Shushan, Babylon which is also 666 nautical miles from the Kab’ah stone in Mecca. Seems there’s a message there. (See David Flynn’s Temple at the Center of Time)
I don’t know how it’s possible that when you enter the precise latitude (29.9792458) and longitude (31.134417) on Google, you end up at the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Then when you remove the decimal point and just enter 299792458 into Google, you discover that is the precise speed of light INSIDE A VACUUM! Who knew? (Especially back then!)
Why does any of this matter?
At the end of the book of Daniel, Michael the archangel said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”
The word for “wise” is the Hebrew word “Sakal”. It means “to have a certain wisdom which, when acted upon, brings success.” It’s the exact word used in Joshua 1:7 translated as “prosper” where we find this exhortation, “Be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.”
Without doubt Israel was entering a season of conflict and war, where every inch of the Promised Land would be contested. They were to remain true to God’s word and be strong and courageous. If they did that, they would enjoy Sakal. (Prosperity and success). That holds true today.
Here’s the problem…
Most folks are clueless about the times in which we live or they know we are living in perilous times but don’t know what to do. We can know the times in which we live with a lot more precision than you might expect AND we can know what to do.
I submit that we can navigate these rough waters ahead of us and prosper. Not so we can be fat and happy, but rather so we can be like Joseph and save many. Whether that’s through evangelical efforts or being a source of provision, etc., the main thing to remember is that God gives us the power to obtain wealth for a specific reason. It is to establish His covenant.
My purpose in writing to you today, is to say that I believe we are living in absolutely unprecedented times. We can however, as Michael the archangel said, be wise and understand (prosper and succeed). I am in the hunt to accurately understand the times in which we live and rather than be taken off guard and caught in a snare, I am expecting to be like Joseph and help many find life.
I told you in a recent blog I have found a clue which for me had been overlooked my whole life. It’s kinda like a Rosetta stone, but before I share it widely, I am researching and testing my assumptions. What I am discovering along the way keeps me up at night and is realigning my life.
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