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God’s Eternal Perspective View

Suffer me a little, and I will show thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
For truly my words shall not be false: He that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
(Job 36 verse 2 thru 5.)

We live in a moral universe with consistent moral and concrete laws, designed by an absolutely just and moral Creator. Knowledge of the physical unseen laws of this universe, has increased dramatically in the past two hundred or so years. We can all marvel at the scientist who, through the genius that God has given him, continually discovers new inventions that work with, and within the known laws of nature.

In the exact beginning of our universal space and time, God’s spoken Word, gave birth to the genesis seed of creation, which gave up its solitary existence, and exponentially multiplied into unknown trillions of stars.  Even many of these stars in their death, continue to give birth to new stars in this ever-increasing universe.  In plant life, a single seed perishes in the earth, only to multiply itself a hundred fold or more. God is the God of ever increasing blessing and giving, and the dynamics of His Word communicates life abundantly. That is the heart of His nature, and this universe was designed to increase and grow exponentially, to the measure of His good Word.  From the abundance of His heart, His mouth has spoken, and what He spoke through His WORD and Spirit came to exist, in conjunction with the dynamics of His law of ever increasing abundance.

Unfortunately, with the rebellion of some of God’s created angelic beings, sin has entered this universe and paradoxically, also works and multiplies the violence of sin and death, within the same dynamic laws of universal increase. Therefore, all sin and its judgment, propagates itself within the natural and or spiritual laws of sowing and reaping, with the eventual return of the harvest upon mankind, compensatory to what we sow in judgments, and the decisions of our life.  Without a lot of in depth thought or study, the man on the street knows this law as, “what goes around comes around”.  That is; if you do something bad you can expect to have something bad happen to you, and conversely, if we do something good, eventually a good reward will come.  As an example of God's intended good increase, the Word of God, Jesus Christ says: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure with, it shall be measured to you again”. (Luke 6 verse 38.)

In the natural dynamics of this spiritual law of return, sin also works within the natural family tree of man, to justify and multiply its violent and virulent seed actions. But, regrettably for the corrupted human family tree, the resulting negative action of sin, as detected and directed by this natural, and yet spiritual law of the return of harvest, comes back with equal gravitating force, to condemn or destroy with violence, sin at its own source of violence. Mankind is guilty of sin, and Sin is Death, and Death reaps or begets Death.  

As a result of God’s universal law of increase, hear the final inevitable outcome of Satan, the author and father of our sin, as the prophet Ezekiel proclaims God's moral decree against Lucifer: “By your many sins and dishonest trade, you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more." (Ezekiel 28 verse 18 thru 19.)  It is definitely not wise to continue to follow and practice the way of Lucifer, the father of sin and death.

There is a proverb derived from Hosea, which further illustrates the negative consequences of sin, reacting within the law of sowing and reaping: “You sow to the wind (the breeze), and you reap the whirlwind”. (Hosea 8 verse 7.) It reminds me of how careless or flip we can be with our nature of sin.  We tell ourselves it was just a small white lie, or a little fling, or a little bit of harmless gossip. It seems like a little thing, this thing called sin, but in the continued sowing of bad seed to the scattering breeze, in reaping, its fullness of expectancy may roar back on the sower like a category five hurricane or an "F-5" tornado.

How about “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words or names will never hurt me”.  A Rock solid Christian having taken the shield of faith, may be able to withstand the seeding of verbal abuse, but what about the child or young person, who is trying to discover themselves and the world around them, or perhaps the down and out who has totally lost his way.  Unwittingly, the person who communicates prejudicial verbal judgment on any person, will inherit a whirlwind of judgment upon themselves.  Not only are there eventual consequences to the verbal sower, but also this verbal showering of evil seed upon the listening souls, gravitates to the lowest aspect of the mind of flesh within self, with the words feeding sin’s ever destructive defilements, patterned after death.

In times past, we use to hear a secular proverb, “A man is as good as his word”.  The proverb is a good and true saying, which was patterned after the Word of God, for bye your words, you shall be known, and will be judged accordingly, even by our own words.  Indeed, if our words are venomous, or a lie, or full of deceit, they shall come back and devour the sower of bad seed, with their own judgment, one way or another.

Hear the Word of God:

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [that is perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?  I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
(Jeremiah 17 verse 9 thru  10. Amplified.)  

O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.  But, I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
(Matthew 12 verse 33 thru  37.)

And Jesus said to His disciples: Are you also even yet dull and ignorant [without understanding and unable to put things together]?
Do you not see and understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the abdomen and so passes on into the place where discharges are deposited?
But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles him.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts
(reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.
These are what makes a man unclean and defile him; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him unclean or defile him.
(Matthew 15 verse 16 thru  20. (Amplified version.)

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Robert Glenn Pratten