He pulls down that he may build up
He uproots that that he may plant
He takes away the first that he may establish the second
He removes one and establishes another
He wounds that he may heal
He has torn that he may bind us up
The outer which is seen is temporary the inner which is true becomes visible.
God does all these things and we know it not.
We grope about not knowing what is going on, in our pain and distress which he has visited upon us. But the purpose of God is to establish us as His strong city.
The wise master builder chooses a site for his dwelling place
He digs down to the foundations removing everything that is not suitable, He takes out the rocks and the rubble and the sand. He anchors the building to the bedrock itself and then begins to build atop this bedrock. But remember that first he had to remove a lot of stuff.
Jer 31:2… The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
He takes away the first…
For so long we have lived in the first covenant…..being responsible to keep the Law. But for all that he says ‘ALL DAY LONG I have stretched out my hands to a contrary people who do not know My ways nor Me’.
Isa 65:1 “I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’ To a nation that was not called by My name.
Isa 65:2 I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts;
A nation not OUTWARDLY called by His name FOUND HIM……within…within their heart THEY FOUND HIM….And they took Him into their secret chamber and their they merged with Him as a man does with his wife….and they became ONE…..This one who was not called by His name OUTWARDLY…..was calling HIS name INWARDLY…..for so are all people calling His name…..but that call is muffled to their own hearing being drowned out by the OUTER NOISE of religious business.
Thus God must come to save us…
And so it seems that lawlessness abounds for He takes away the first…The outer form of lawfulness is removed. Lawlessness abounds.
Those who are trying to live lawfully are without compass and in great distress for the first is being removed. The outer, imagined “independant-self” with all it’s works shall fail as it always does.
What has not been planted by My Father shall be UPROOTED and PULLED OWN…so that YOU may be PLANTED and ESTABLISHED IN JESUS….He takes away the first that he may establish the second.
With violence he casts down the ungodly city…that he may build His city in it’s place……casting down every high thing, bringing every thought captive to the One Life within.
And so it seems that with violence He is tearing down the established forms and removing the LAW from the land. Yes HE IS!! WHY!!
So as to establish something far better! The New!!
Isa 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Isa 65:18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy.
Isa 65:19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, Nor the voice of crying.
Rom 11:5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Rom 11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Here is the conundrum God finds Himself in….To win Israel to His new thing He must cut them off in order to graft them in. We who did not know Him have been grafted in to Jesus the New Thing…the TREE OF LIFE…and we have ceased to strive after the Law of sin and death and have instead found REST inside a wide open land without walls, dwelling safely and securely in that Land.
The Way we know! ….[John 14:4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”]
He has found us His resting Place…..and we have found Him, our resting place. Upon His breast we lay our head. He has brought us to His banqueting table and His banner over us is love! He has come into us to dine with us and He has brought Father with Him! I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE says Jesus—NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME—THE NEW AND LIVING WAY, WHICH I CONSECRATED THROUGH MY FLESH, TORN FOR YOU THAT YOU MAY COME RIGHT INTO THE DWELLING P;LACE AND FIND ALL YOUR NEEDS MET TO THE FULL. I SATIATE MY PRIESTS WITH FATNESS. I FILL YOU FULL WITH MYSELF!
I AM ALL THAT YOUR HEART COULD EVER NEED AND ALL THAT YOU DESIRE IS FOUND IN ME….DO YOU REALISE THIS SON?
I AM THE ONE WHO HAS TAKEN YOU OUT OF EGYPT AND BROUGHT YOU INTO MY FOLD. I AM THE ONE WHO HAS CHASTENED YOU AS A MAN CHASTENS HIS SON. I AM COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN AND EVERY EYE SHALL SEE ME AND THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO HAVE REJECTED ME SHALL LAMENT AND MOURN FOR THEY SHALL KNOW IN THAT DAY THAT THEY HAVE SPIT UPON THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
YET FOR ALL THIS MY GRACE IS NOT REMOVED FROM THEM…I LOVE THEM STILL, I ALWAYS WILL, YET THEY MUST PASS THROUGH A GREAT TRAVAIL OF SOUL BEFORE THEY ARE READY TO LET ME HAVE MY WAY IN THEIR HEART….
JUST LIKE YOU HAVE HAD TO DO. You see with what large letters I have spoken to you? I have positioned you inside my self that your life may be a type and a shadow of what I am doing to them my people Israel. Do not be afraid for as I have brought you to myself through great tribulations and pressure of soul so shall I bring all to myself…For all shall know me from the least to the greatest all shall know me.
I have a work to do and it is not done till all are found sitting in their right minds at the feet of Jesus.
So yes I take away that I may establish that which is already there inside but remains hid in the background beneath the stormy waves. It is beginning to arise like a land lost and submerged…the deep shall reveal what is hidden in her and the heights of the heavens above shall fall like rain upon the earth then the nations shall know that I do indeed love them and am for them and will save them.
Crafty men shall not be crafty any more for with the crafty I make myself even more crafty. They shall not evade me, my overtures of love to them are strong and they shall not escape. My love is stronger than death –death is overcome already but they give it substance and the appearance of life by their devotion to it. It is not real never has been real. I have defeated death!
Go forward this day in the sure knowledge that I am your rearguard and I am your covering nothing shall by any means harm you nor shall any snatch you from my hand. For I wtih you to save you, to build you up and to plant you deep inside my heart where you shall never be removed nor taken out from Me. Rest! Rest inside my great love for you….There is an end in sight , an end in view for I am the finisher of your faith. I have a goal in view for you and an end game.
For this is the time of singing–sing a song to My well beloved for the time has come!! The time has come! The time has come! Take her by the hand and show her the flowers, show her the fields, for they are mine says the Lord!! They are mine, in the day that I make her my Jew-els. That day is finally here. When all shall know me, all shall rest in me.
I am bringing forth that which I have done into the clear light of day and all shall see that I AM THE ONE that has done it–Not them, not by their doing but by my Spirit/Grace says the Lord! Declare it, speak it, publish it abroad–JESUS THE WORD IS THE ONE AND ONLY—-
All my favour is found in Him, all my love is found in Him, all my grace is found in Him…JESUS IS THE ONE!! HE IS THE ONE AND ONLY!! HE IS THE ONE FOR THE LONELY!! HE IS THE ONE WHO IS BEARING! HE IS THE ONE WHO WAS TEARING and now has arisen with HEALING.