“The eyes of Yehovah upon the righteous and His ears unto their cry and the face of Yehovah against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”
The absolute sovereignty of God over everything is paramount to the existence and operation of the whole of creation. This absolute sovereignty must include all things which exist by the good pleasure of His will. Everything is for the same singular purpose which He has purposed throughout all the land, His glory and honour. Simply setting things in their place and then stepping back in hopes of the fulfillment of the intended purpose and design is fatalistic, yet this is the way the Theology of Adam explains God’s sovereign rule. This concept demands the existence of an unknown element that should entice the power within the creation, which God has given to everything that lives, moves and has it’s being, to desire to function in a higher capacity than just to exist. Then this rogue power, over which no control is managed by God to regulate intensity or direction, must coerce every intention, concept and precept to function in harmony with all of creation lest there be chaos and calamity as particles collide and purposes overlap. In order to propel the devices and desires, however, even this uncontrolled power source cannot interfere with the inherent free will of the creatures as they follow the devices and desires of their individual lusts. This is absolute anarchy yet the theology of Adam thrives herein and insists that this blasphemy be taught and accepted as gospel truth, and the itchy ears of the people love to have it so.
The careful meticulous attention that Yehovah God administered in His creation is a testimony to His sovereign power. He did not create man to exalt him above the Creator, making him greater than God, or design him to make his nest among the stars of heaven, making him greater than the type of His chosen people. He created man with the pride and arrogance to suppose himself as such (thinking of himself more highly than he ought) and to desire to elevate himself against the throne of the Most High, just like the god of this world. He gave Adam the delusion of grandeur to despise the sufficiency of the garden and all that God had provided. He gave him the ability to be enticed by the words of the serpent and doubt the Word of God. He equipped Adam and Eve with the eyes to look upon the fruit which He had purposefully fashioned pleasant to the eyes. He gave them the hunger for food and set that tree with its fruit before them. He created Adam without the knowledge of good and evil and both were cognizant that they lacked this ability, therefore they desired that which would make them wise. Each and every minute detail was in exact proportion according to the necessity of the moment. Every element of the earth and sky were in the correct location and in complete concert with the event that was unfolding. The very best and most accomplished actors necessary were all performing their roles as assigned by the composer, conductor and chief administrative officer of this magnificent masterpiece called creation.
The power of the Godhead is clearly set forth in His creation and the unfolding events that come to pass. His power is absolute and cannot be commanded, influenced or diverted by anything but the good pleasure of His will. His will is performed on the earth as it is in the heavens according to the intent of His heart and nothing created in heaven, in the earth or beneath the earth, can stay His hand or say unto Him, ‘What are you doing?’
The collective wisdom of man cannot comprehend the purpose of the wonderful work of God, which He makes from the beginning, and cannot accept that it is all to the glory and praise of His precious name. The arrogant selfishness and conceit of man will never entertain nor allow that God has done all these things solely and completely, for His Beloved, whom He has loved with an everlasting love. The pride in the heart of Adam has from the beginning attempted to demonstrate to God his worth by presenting the works of his hands for the consideration of the Almighty. The attention of man has been centered upon the tangible elements of the earth and his curiosity focused on those things which he looks upon, dreams about and speculates for but he can never rise above the temporal nature of his existence. This also is all in absolute compliance with and pursuant to the design and purpose of God as He micro-manages every jot and tittle of His creation.
“And God saw the wickedness of man great in the earth, and every imagination or the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5).
Had something happened to the economy and government of God’s creation? Had the wicked one crept in and disturbed the order of God’s creation? If so from whence did he and his power come? Had God fallen asleep, gone on a journey or had His attention been distracted away from the daily events of the subjects of His creation? If so then He is not God for God is seated in heaven and rules over all He has created to the intent that all things come to pass according to the good pleasure of His will. If, as some will speculate, God allowed the wicked nature of man to run rampant without restraints and since this nature is common to all men, then there should have been none who should find grace in the eyes of God. Noah was righteous. He had been justified by the faith of Messiah and was clothed upon with fine linen clean and white, which is the righteousness of the saints.
Was this because he was able to subdue his nature in Adam and keep on the straight and narrow way? If so then he was able to do what God could not do and thus he should be called sovereign over all. Such impious thoughts and irreverent comments show forth contempt for God, as they impugn the integrity of His will, the sovereignty of His power and the Holiness of His ways. The righteousness of Noah was not by works of righteousness which he had done for then would the building of the Ark and the salvation of those eight righteous souls be of works and therefore not of grace.
Righteous Noah and his family found grace in the eyes of Yehovah God because His eyes they were ever upon them. The Lord knows them that are His because they are His seed, His generation and His Bride. He has done all things according to that great love wherewith He has loved her. He has created, empowered and orchestrated every moment of existence for His desire which is upon her. Yes indeed He has created the wicked and reserved them for the day of destruction for the good of them that love Him, to the called, according to His purpose (Rms. 8:28). He raised up Pharaoh, Assyria, Babylon, Israel, Edom, Satan and his wicked seed as the thorns and briers wherewith He has hedged in the way of the righteous on all sides as they journey through this barren land. He brings the nature of Adam in earthen vessels afore prepared for His seed to inhabit during the time of their habitation, into subjection to the inner man but empowers him to desire the weak and beggarly elements of the land. He gives him to delight in the law of his members and to be drawn after the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life but all within the limitations and confines of His will. This causes the creature, that inward man who delights after the Law of God, to groan within himself as he earnestly desires the manifestation of the sons of God. Therefore the children, born from above and being righteous in Him, find grace in the eyes of Yehovah as they are afflicted and made subject to the vanity of the flesh. They are blessed to be made poor and have their affections set on the things from above as they wander through the wilderness of this world; “For the ways of man are before the eyes of Yehovah and He considers all his circumstances” (Pro. 5:21).
“A land which Yehovah God cares for, the eyes of Yehovah your God are always upon it from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year” (Deut. 11:12).
The type of the blessed inheritance of Yehovah was a land of hills and valley and drinking water of the rain of heaven. It was afore prepared for Israel wherein they would eat that which they did not plant, live in houses that they did not build and be at peace, not by the strength of their might but by the power of Yehovah God. God had not had His eye on this piece of land for a number of years and when the market was right, He contacted a realtor and closed the deal. No, this was a land, promised to Abram and his seed. They did not own it, they had no title or right to it and they did not secure it by homesteading and land acquisition. He ordained that this was to be the dwelling place of the nation of Israel from before they were a people. In this place He would be their God and they would be His people. He preserved the land by the hands of the people He placed there before Israel was brought forth and when they had finished the work He had assigned unto them, He removed, subjected or destroyed all who were so appointed unto.
The anti-type is the kingdom of God. This is Zion where in dwells no Canaanite, Perizzite, Jebusites, Hittite or any other ‘ites’. This is the land of promise which Abram went out in search of, even though it is not of this world, whose builder and maker is God. It is a place afore prepared for His people wherein dwells no sorrow, pain, anguish or woe. Herein can be found nothing that loves or makes a lie or any abominable thing. The generation of the house of the first-born eats that which the hand of man did not plant and they dwell in an habitation not made with hands. They walk in the light of Yehovah (Is. 2:5 & Rev.21:24), they have the fulness of the Godhead dwelling in them and they are seated together with Him in the heavenlies.
Yet as they are partakers of flesh and blood, nothing can be thought, spoken or done which can interfere or affect them in their Father’s house. They have the testimony of the finished work of Messiah and they keep the commandments of God, therefore they love one another. As they dwell in the earthly tabernacles which are carnal and sold under sin, they cannot be polluted by the corruption of the body of this death. That which is flesh cannot corrupt that which is born of the Spirit any more than that which is Spirit can convert or improve that which is formed from the dust of the earth. This habitation in corruption and endurance of the contradiction of sin against themselves causes the child to cry out unto the Father. They call upon His name for deliverance from the habitation of this dwelling, the grace to endure unto the end and the peace of contentment knowing whatsoever He has decreed is for good.
“In my distress, I called upon Yehovah and cried unto my God and He did hear my voice out of His temple and my cry did enter into His ears” (II Sam. 22:7).
David knew the Rock of his salvation in whom he trusted. He knew God as his fortress and deliverer and as such he is protected and delivered. Not after the flesh which strives for prominence, fame and glory but according to that incorruptible seed, born from above. He is protected from the wicked one and delivered from the bondage of this corruption as every child of grace is sanctified by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ (Jude 1).
The distress of David was caused not in the wrestling against flesh and blood of man. The warfare, which causes the distress, is against thrones, principalities and power, against spiritual wickedness in high places and every thought and imagination that exalts itself against the throne of God (Eph. 6:12). The pains of death that got hold of David were not because there was someone who was trying to kill his body and end his existence. These pains were because the commandments of God had taken him captive and by them he was slain. These commandments, which in the flesh were manifested in the motions of sin, brought forth fruit unto death. The commandments, which are spiritual, manifested the weakness and depravity of Adam by demonstrating that he can never attain unto the Holiness of God. Thus that which was ordained unto life, David, Paul and every child of grace, finds to be death, because, sin, taking occasion by the commandments, deceives the offspring of Adam into thinking he can keep the law and be just before God. Yet the Holiness of the law demands that by the deeds of the law no flesh shall be justified in His sight. Thus the child cries out to the Father for deliverance from the body of this death.
Is this of a surprise before the throne of God or are His eyes in every place beholding both the evil and the good? (Pro. 15:3). Do these things befall the children of the King by chance or are knowledge, wisdom and understanding in the eyes of Yehovah who overthrows the words of the transgressor? (22:12). And how come these cries, prayers and supplications before God? In repetitive form or habitual saturation or are they wreathed in the smoke of the incense that ascends continually before the throne of grace? (Rev. 8:4). Are they the utterances of the mouth of Adam with his stammering tongue and wondering mind in half the language of Ashdod? Or is this an utterance with clean lips and a pure heart through the intercession of the Spirit with groanings and utterances which cannot be heard? (Rms. 8:26).
The temple of Yehovah is His body, His church and His New Jerusalem. He is seated on His throne there and He is attentive to the cries of His people. He has heard their cries before they are uttered because He has ordained their trials and tribulations which afflict their souls and prove the faith within. There is no place that is hid from His presence and He shall never leave nor forsake His people. The walls of precious stones are always before the face of Yehovah God and the name of His Beloved is engraved in the palm of His hand (Is. 49:16).
“For who hath despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerub-babel, those seven which are the eyes of Yehovah which run to and fro through the whole earth” (Zech. 4:10).
The glory of Yehovah God is like unto a wheel in the middle of a wheel which is full of eyes round about. His glory is directed by the power of His will and encompasses all His works. These works are righteous and true and they cannot change. They are the same today as they were in the beginning and as they shall be in the end. His eyes represent His sovereign rule over all according to the predestination of His purpose. He does not see things as a passive observer watching a parade pass by but rather He beholds all things as He causes them to come to pass as He has ordained. He has predestinated them whom He foreknew as the generation of the Anointed Salvation of Yehovah to be conformed to the image of His Son. He has interwoven all means into the fabric of His creation to facilitate His will. He created the light and the darkness for His people. He created good and evil for His Beloved and He has made them all separate from the beginning. He will not share His glory with another, He has not delegated His power to one lesser than He, there is none equal to the Godhead and He cannot deny Himself. Therefore the sons of the promised seed are not consumed, His Word and oath are confirmed and His people have hope.
The fool has said in his heart, there is no God. The actions of man are dark and therefore he loves the darkness but the way of Yehovah is in the thick darkness and nothing can be hid from Him. He has delivered His people out of the kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of light. The delivered children of the kingdom walk in the light of the Lord which is the Lamb (Rev. 21:23). The house of Jacob, the child of promise, walk in the light of Yehovah (Is. 2:5) as the seven spirits which are the seven churches of God (Rev. 1:20). They are the seven stars in His right and no man can pluck them out of His hand. They are that building set upon the foundation of stone, Jesus Christ being the head of the corner. He is Zerub-babel (the burning destruction of the confusion by mixing) who has come forth with that headstone crying “grace, grace unto it”, not by might, nor by strength but by the Spirit of the Most high God.
Though the trials and tribulation shall come upon the weary traveler and his light afflictions be but for a moment as he walks the path set before him, yet it is the eternal God who continually works in him both to will and do His good pleasure. Though that path lead into the valley of the shadow of death, yet Yehovah hears the cry and delivers them out of their troubles.
“Yehovah has redeemed the soul of His servants and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate” (Ps. 34:22).
Your servant in Christ,
(Elder) Chet Dirkes
February 23, 2014