Sunday, February 2, 2014

Structure and Purpose

In the open plains a single oak tree stands in it's peacock like shape, beautifully rounded. Sometimes oaks must grow in competition, some grow crooked seeking the sunlight in a dense growth of trees. Here it grows alone and to perfection, a winter oak without it's leaves. Alone with God's help it has grown to perfection. The apostle Paul shared that it was alright to remain single or to be married, so long as the LORD is first in your life.

1Co 7:32  But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: 
1Co 7:33  But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. 
1Co 7:34  There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 
1Co 7:35  And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. 

The plains became dense with young oak trees and Mule deer lounging in the dry grass. Those ears certainly are a prominent feature in their design. As the story of little Red Riding hood as she sees the wolf in grammas bed: "What big ears you have? All the better to hear you with, my dear."

Mat 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 
Mat 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 
Mat 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 
Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 
Mat 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
Mat 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

I see a fence crudely constructed and in the distance towers supporting the high voltage power lines. The fence keeps the cows or sheep in the pasture. I see a picture here of some of the religious leaders, pinning the sheep, but the power is not in the pin.

2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 
2Ti 3:6  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 
2Ti 3:7  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

This is the same picture darkened. Let us come out of the darkness and seek the true power of God through  the Lord Jesus Christ.

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 
Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 
Heb 1:4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 

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