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June 26, 2019

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The passage below is an arrow aimed to hit directly into the heart of a “blameless and upright” man (Job 1:1). It follows much talk of distorted perspectives about who God is and what He is doing. The youngest and last reasoner, Elihu, comes to Job as one who walks in the likeness of Jesus Christ, as a Melchisedec priest, who prepares Job’s mind, emotions, and heart to be confronted by the Living One and True God. May we not come to the passage lightly. May we desire to be Elihu to our fellow believers. May we desire to be more than righteous men before our Father in heaven.

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, 10 And brake up for it My decreed place, and set bars and doors, 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. (Job 38:1-14)

God is a God of lines, boundaries, and divisions. He is a mapper. When we see and read about God’s work involving lines, it is reflecting God’s apostolic ministry of judgements. The lines and divisions in creation, along with the boundaries set before and after spiritual and physical wars, are all related to judgements that change the very form of what is acted upon. After Job went through God’s apostolic judgements, he no longer saw God from his righteous man’s eyes perspective; he saw God in God’s perspective, which changed and formed him into another man. He no longer just wanted his children and possessions to be okay, free from harm because he had the fear of God (Job 1:1). And he no longer thought and acted like a soulish woman gripped with fear worrying that his children could sin. He instead became an embracer of God’s judgements for himself, his family, and his household so that all of his surroundings would partake in God’s righteousness and prosperity. To understand that knowing God is far more desired than knowing ourselves to be “good” and righteous with a spotless character reference changes us into a different type of person. We do not hold back judging those whom we love and care for in our spirits and our souls.

A line makes a boundary

The importance of lines is evident in Scripture and in creation. Lines are decreed by God and touch most all activities on earth and in heaven. God uses lines to declare our inheritance.

5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. (Psalm 16:5-6)

54 And He brought them to the border of His sanctuary, even to this mountain, which His right hand had purchased. 55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents. (Psalm 78:54-55)

7 He is the LORD our God: His judgments are in all the earth. 8 He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. 9 Which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac; 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot [cord, line] of your inheritance: 12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. (Psalm 105:7-12)

Lines point, direct, give measurements, and let us know if we are too short in action or too long in action; the apostolic lines that are decreed then become teachers who do not tire. When God sets a line, it also brings about boundaries; and when we look into boundaries in Scripture, the power of His work of lines is manifested. Consequences within and outside the boundaries are enforceable and are held accountable because of the decreed lines. The word for “lines” in Psalm 16:6 above, “line” in Psalm 78:55, and “lot” in Psalm 105:11 are the same Hebrew masculine noun “chebel”, which can also mean a cord, territory, company. The word “chebel” is most often used by God when He describes lines and boundaries of new lots and inheritances that become established after warfare.

The word “chebel” is also used to describe pain, sorrow, and travail like the pain that occurs prior to giving childbirth. The word “sorrows” is “chebel” in the passages below as they describe Sheol experiences that man goes through in green horse sacrifice for others. It is frequently with sorrow and pain that new lines are forged by God’s people. II Samuel 22, which is recounted again in Psalm 18, is a song by David to the LORD in praise for his deliverance from his enemies. It is interesting that “chebel” is translated as sorrow and pangs related to giving birth even though the word is a masculine noun, which further suggests the work of warfare to create new lines and boundaries.

4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 5 When the waves [pangs] of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men [Belial] made me afraid; 6 The sorrows [cords] of hell [Sheol] compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; 7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry did enter into His ears. (II Samuel 22:4-7)

4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men [Belial] made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of hell [Sheol] compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because He was wroth. (Psalm 18:4-7)

1 I love the LORD, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2 Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell [Sheol] gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow [anguish]. 4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. (Psalm 116:1-4)

The word “chebel” comes from “chabal”, which is a verb, and is connected to pledges and binding, like the twisting of a cord that tightens enough to bind together. Because lines are decreed by God, all of creation must obey them. They are binding until God says otherwise or when those working in His Will draw new lines through red horse judgements, black horse conquering, and green horse sacrifice. Many decreed lines take on the form of statutes. Statutes carry binding blessings and binding curses when honoured or violated. Sorrow comes when lines are violated; blessings come when they are honoured.

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. (Psalm 19:8)

17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark [boundary]. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deuteronomy 27:17)

28 Remove not the ancient landmark [boundary], which thy fathers have set. (Proverbs 22:28)

Lines give great blessings and deliverances to those who cherish them. We are thankful for them, as they are protectors with proof to us that God is our God. “Chebel” is the same word used to describe the “cord” let down by Rahab in Joshua 2:15. The scarlet “chebel” cord in verse 15 below that the two spies climbed down from the wall of Jericho then transitioned into the “tiqvah” line of hope and expectation (Joshua 2:18,21) when it identified Rahab and her family as united, bound together, to the oath given to her by the two men (Joshua 2:17). It was Rahab who spoke knowingly that the boundaries where going to be changing by the work of God’s hand through His mighty Jordan crossing people:

8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; 9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Reed sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: 13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death. 14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee. 15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. (Joshua 2:8-15)

Notice that the power over water to do with as God wills was prominent in Rahab’s understanding that the God of Israel was the true God. The LORD’s people coming to Jericho meant that “the lines are fallen” (Psalm 16:6 quoted above) and that there would be boundary changes. The wilderness wandering pastors and teachers use these beautiful, strategic laden, and tension packed passages in Joshua to talk about the red cord and Jesus’ shed blood on the cross. They even reinforce that Jesus does it all, even though the context is of Jordan crossers who are doing warfare despite them being “saved” to go to heaven. No, it is about people operating in their ministries, coming as red horse riders who are willing to battle in His Truth. They operated in the authority to judge Rahab and her family in the righteousness of God. The account is also about Rahab’s willingness to go into red horse and sever hometown coverings and loyalties to serve God (Joshua 2:3-7). The passages are about red horses everywhere, working in the apostolic and teaching ministries with a dash of prophetic. Examples of how it looks and what kind of decisions are made and acted on are given. We can see that lines and bringing about new boundaries require action on our part, and most often there is risk and sacrifice involved. It is worth a reread of Joshua afresh. May God scrub and clean out the thoughts and interpretations of the wilderness wanderer's pastors from our minds and open our eyes continually to His ways and His thoughts as we learn from men, like ourselves, who laboured as warriors unto God.

Before Satan was allowed to touch Job’s flesh, we read in Job 1:10 that Satan declares that Job had been protected by a hedge, a boundary line, which provided safety to him and all that he had. It was a spiritually decreed line that dictated what could and could not pass. God gave the permission for Satan to break through that line, hedge. The word used for hedge is “suwk” and it means to fence about, to hedge in. “Suwk” is also used in Job 10:11 below translated as “fenced” where Job is describing how his bones and sinews are entwined and hedged in to provide the structure of his body. It is always at God’s discretion to test our call (our bones); and to also test the soundness, flexibility, and strength of our understanding and attitudes (ligaments and tendons) that we rely on to hold and twine up our bones (call).

10 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced [hedged] me with bones and sinews. (Job 10:11)

Faux line drawing

Man without God is always trying to lay down a new line. These lines and perverted soul judgements attempt to dictate what we must abide by and even believe. Believers and unbelievers alike get on the line drawing kick. Controlling, manipulating, and ruling are the desires of the hearts of men when they have no hope in God or have limited interest in a growing intimacy with God. It is the same voice as Lucifer’s, who declared that he will make himself like the most High.

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be [make myself] like the most High. (Isaiah 14:14)

These line drawers attempt to take God’s supremacy unto themselves, declaring that the things only done by God are the things that man can do also. It is God alone who created water. Water, the sea, the springs, and the waves that cannot cross the bounds are often seen in Scripture to describe and communicate to us the power of God’s decreed lines and His judgements. He enforces the lines on fluid substances and motion. No other entities can do this, except those who work in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Crossing lines and going into boundaries that have not been legally granted by God bring pain and sorrow to all of mankind. He judged the earth with water. And the sea is a picture of green horse work of fire judgements, where man is held accountable to the full degree and where men sacrifice themselves in order to break bonds and free others.

All things that are created by God: the animals, all living creatures, the land, the skies, the orbits of the planets, everything, follow the lines decreed by God. When He declared agriculture would multiply after its own kind and then commanded the fowls, fish, animals and creeping things to multiply after their own kind (Genesis 1:11,12,21,24,25) that was the line, the decree, that nature and living creatures are commanded to follow and still do unless man intervenes. Man’s intervention is also ordained by God when he decreed for man to take dominion over the fish, fowl, and “every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26-28). Even all of the hosts of heaven, angels and demonic forces, do not break the lines that God has set unless they have approval to do so (Job 1:12, I Kings 22:19-22 with the same account in II Chronicles 18:19-21). This is unlike how the wilderness wanderers want to believe about demonic spirits and distort passages like Genesis 6:1-4, which talks about the souls (daughters of men) and the spirits (sons of God) in mankind. No, spirits do not and have not mated with man, they indwell and influence. It is only the corrupted soul who goes the route of line crossing. If the stagnate teachers and pastors can convince us that angelic beings once mated with humans, it keeps up a good avoidance camouflage from admitting and combating with evil spirits working in our hearts, minds, and emotions today. The reasoning gives us something extreme to think about that brings a sense of superiority and distance. It creates the façade, fence, that unimaginable evil, which we do not do, is always dealt with by God and that takes care of the evil spirits as a whole. Just the opposite is true. He expects His people to judge and do warfare against evil spirits and to be willing to be purged of them.

So, how does this faux line drawing look on the earth? Not how it looks in the spirit realm this time because the manifestations of corrupt hearts and minds of both the believers and unbelievers on the earth are based upon what they have declared in their hearts and in their vain imaginations in the spirit realm already. Let us go into the idea of global warming, climate change or the next definition of “weather” as though man has power over creation and the waters. Despite activities like chemical cloud seeding, building dams, and shifting flows of smaller rivers, only those who embrace the God of creation have the power to command the storms and walk on the waters. And it is because of this that Satan and evil men try to put a noose around the necks of men by exchanging the meaning of stewardship to the idea that all mankind has authority over the waters; thereby, trying to force man into servitude to the waters and to the planet. It is the spirit of the bondage of Egypt that evil men desire to place other men under. If the enemy can teach and persuade that the judgement waters were and are not of and from God and His people, then the idea of His fire judgements that are happening now can also be persuaded as under man’s authority to the point of preventing them from happening.

When we look at this a little closer, we can unpack Satan’s crafts and lies. The great accuser (The Revelation 12:10) and enemy of God and man knows we are “guilty” and redemption is necessary. We are “guilty” in God’s eyes and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Creation witnesses to us that God exists and that no one is without excuse (Romans 1:20). Man can be assuaged of this guilt by admitting and declaring with a switch, “Yes, WE ARE GUILTY of…of…destroying the earth!” This makes sense because creation witnesses to us of God’s existence. It is a good idea to be very close to the same thing that confirms to us that we are without excuse. So instead of being convinced of God by His creation, we could actually switch it to becoming responsible for destroying creation. So, so close to kind of being in the same ballpark. “But we will never be found guilty before God. We don’t believe that there is a God that we are accountable to.” Ungodly men will declare themselves guilty of something that they have no authority over and something huge enough to seem reasonable and large enough to snuff out a guilty conscience before God. “I” am guilty becomes “we” are guilty, all of mankind. Yes, we are responsible for good stewardship, and that is what Satan uses as the foothold to the thinking. There is a switch from being responsible as a good steward for what God has given man to becoming arrogantly responsible and the determiner of the cycles of the moon and the sun and the earth.

The guilt declarers have swallowed the farcical lie fed to them by evil men who are trying to force wealth (anointings and spiritual gifts) control and gathering for Babel II formation. The behavior protocol comes right from the Babylonian handbook for the Babel II hopefuls and the weather guilt followers. The disciples have determined that once they have publicly confessed by speech or protest that “man is guilty of destroying the earth,” they can then transition to demanding that others also must believe and give their call and wealth to be under the submission of the Babel organizers. Prevention is never the issue. It is controlling man who is already convinced of the need to acknowledge guilt. If you are powerful enough and wealthy enough or sponsored by wealthy people, you then have the authority and blessing to harm the earth a lot because you have already declared yourself as guilty. I confess; I then am absolved and am guilt free to sin again in order to promote and proselytize others unto ourselves. Accountability ends with the public confession of “we are guilty” and identifying as a “climate believer.” This then gives a person license to demand and expect others to fork up their wealth and anointings to “save the whole world.”

Faux line drawing is everywhere. They have been uttered before by the Pharaohs of the world on each point of refusing the people leave from their dead temporal works and oppression of Egypt (Exodus 5:12). “If you threaten to leave and start believing and acting like it wasn’t me who has been sustaining you and maintaining your salvation or even entertain the thought that I would ever dismiss you from the responsibility of building my buildings, you are greatly mistaken. I demand now that you gather your own straw for building the bricks for my buildings. You will see just how hard I could have and should have been with you all along. I demand you work harder for the privilege of serving under me.” Once the red horse break appeared emanate, the options started to dwindle for Pharaoh. However, he still continued to make clever modifications and conditions for their leaving by suggesting that they did not go too far into the wilderness to make their sacrifices to the Lord (Exodus 8:28), that just the men should go (Exodus 10:8-11), and then in Exodus 10:24 that the flocks, herds, and children should stay. The modifications were attempts to maintain control and moderate over spiritual activity while keeping their souls ensnared in fear (Proverbs 29:25) of Egypt; and then later attempting to confiscate their spiritual gifts and their eternal fruits. Pharaoh’s reactions and his constant modifying proposals are the same tactics used to control and oppress the spirit, soul, spiritual gifts, and fruitfulness of not only God’s people but of all men on earth.

When man's righteousness is preferred

Man’s desire to change God’s lines and boundaries has been a constant among rebellious hearts. And when God’s people decide to judge in and with their souls to take the preeminence over their spirits and also over God’s Spirit, life on earth becomes irrational, oppressive, and an incubator for evil to flourish. The tweaking here and there of God’s Word to smooth over the rough edges that do not fit into their lifestyle plans are taught, and it is no longer the Word of God taught in the spirit and by the Spirit. Male or female, either can choose to teach or lead with their soul. God often identifies women with the soul, and men with the spirit. Even though the teaching ministry is more of a “female” ministry, where it works within the house, unlike the three male ministries that work outside of the house, the teacher and pastoral ministries must still be in submission to the Spirit of God. All ministries work unto the Lord when the soul is submitted to the spirit.

12 But I suffer not a woman [soul] to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man [spirit], but to be in silence. (I Timothy 2:12)

12 As for My people, children [gleaners] are their oppressors, and women [souls] rule over them. O My people, they which lead thee [they that call thee blessed] cause thee to err, and destroy [swallow up] the way of thy paths. (Isaiah 3:12)

When lines are readjusted or modified by His people, it soon becomes manifested on earth. Recall the pattern: when wickedness is desired in man, and particularly in God’s people, it is seen in the spirit realm first because God sees the hearts of men. And then those intentions of the heart are manifested on earth. Religious people try to reason that it is evil flourishing around them and into their lives, when many times the seeds are already in their heart and mind against God. Moving the lines brings great curses upon nations and individuals and is a grievous offense in the spirit realm and on earth.

16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. 17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat. 18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords [lines “chebel”of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope [thick intertwined rope, bonds]: 19 That say, Let Him make speed, and hasten His work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:16-21)

The demands of believers on God, do we hear them? Do we see them in verse 19 above? The outcome of drawing lines of vanity (verse 18) while waiting and demanding for God to do His job opens the vacuum for evil to be called good, darkness to be in place of light, bitterness given instead of sweetness. All of these things expand on the earth as God’s people actually believe themselves to be wiser than God.

border crossing:

1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut. 2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. 3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same. 4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face. 5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary. 6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations, 7 In that ye have brought into My sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary, to pollute it, even My house, when ye offer My bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken My covenant because of all your abominations. 8 And ye have not kept the charge of Mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of My charge in My sanctuary for yourselves. (Ezekiel 44:1-8)

The passage above is worth the read and a reread. God’s standards and the clarity of His expectation and provision that He gives for Himself and also for the prince, who eats Manna, are delineated and marked. But the “house of Israel,” verse 6, which is referring to the corrupt church in the passage and context above, was and is still relishing in deciding what is good enough to bring into the sanctuary. Awhile back, starting in the 1960’s, God’s people felt the need to start chipping at the border wall a bit. It started slowly, and now it is perfectly acceptable, loving, and a sign that “we do not judge others” by getting rid of the border wall entirely. This is translated as no longer standing in the One and only way to God through Jesus Christ the Lord, even though that “is what I happen to believe,” which a person states as a quick addendum to prevent denying Jesus. Who knows? There could be “many paths that lead to Him” that we just don’t know about. I know! Yeah, that’s it. It is actually the same path, just different names for the same thing. Like God and Allah, right? Yeah, God equals god. Boy, we sure were rigid in the past. Buddha, yeah, that one works too. It is their god. I really get it now! They think of their god, gods, or no god the same way we think of our God. Yeah, who are we to judge another person or what they choose to believe? Yeah, we need to open the border up all the way, no line or wall here. Who are we to think that we have something better, something more righteous, something more loving, something more unique, something more special? Yeah, if there are just a few cultural differences, we as Christians have all the love we need to handle it. I’m sure any differences in religions boil down to translation issues. What? People from different cultures have and do embrace Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord? Well, I guess I kind of forgot about that. I don’t think we should talk about people who are Christians in other cultures because they are actually denying and disrupting the preservation of their native heritage and customs, right? We are talking about God having open borders, to all men. Yeah, we choose to “love” people “in”. Everyone should be given all the things we are so privileged to have. Like our mercy, our grace, our lovingkindness, our non-judging of others. In fact, I demand to give salvation to everyone based on, well, that if God was really a loving God, he/she/it would do exactly the same. Love covers - conquers all. Or something like that. Yeah, the God I know died for the whole world and accepts everyone – all the way to getting a visa right into the house. Oh, here they come, let’s join in. “Barabbas! Barabbas! We choose Barabbas!” Here ya go, let’s take one of these premade signs and our country’s flag. Here’s one, it says, “It’s everyone’s right to go to heaven.” This one’s better, “There is no hell, God is love.” Oh, good, I’ll take our flag that says, “God never gives up on anyone! Ever!” Polluting and defiling God’s sanctuary? Oh, God can bring His giant sweepers in and clean up any mess. God is a BIG God, and His grace is, well, how I am, generous and willing to distribute other people’s gifts and wealth. God doesn’t mind cleaning up after people. Yeah, that’s His job. He even tells us that He knows our frame and how weak we are, but He is strong. Boy, the protesters are sure leaving a lot of garbage; the city workers are going to be busy tomorrow.

It is because of the above Christian’s souls and spirits why the following song was ordained to be written and heard. “I Knew You When” was written by Joe South (1940-2012). It was first released in 1965 and sung by Billy Joe Royal, when God’s border line was questioned and challenged by the American and United Kingdom Christians. The manifestation on earth came in the form of the corrupt Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The song in 1965 was sung as a male (spirit) talking to a female (the soul). In 1982, Linda Ronstadt recorded the song 17 years later. She talks as the soul of God to the spirit of men. The 1982 ruling of Plyler v. Doe was the manifestation on earth of the spirits of men declaring a new line to over-ride God’s decreed line of salvation. Once the spirits of men raise their fists to the air against God’s decreed lines, the manifestation on earth works destruction, bitterness, and great sorrow on earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDwx8GzxRKM

Those who espouse what is written above believe that God, for humanitarian reasons, in the end, should and will forgive all men of all things, always; as though that is the only righteous, loving, and humane thing to do. They are good with the no border policy to enter into heaven, just as long as their house is safe and insured with the “I happen to believe in Jesus” sign securely affixed so that immigration and customs enforcement agents know that they are legitimate and have the “paid in full” policy by Jesus just in case there could be any confusion in the future. These Christians opened the doors first by not disapproving and then ultimately approving that there are other options and ways to God that are different than the decreed line that He has set for salvation and how to come to Him. They do not care too much or think too often about anything beyond getting into heaven, if there is one.

Two dates, 1965 and 1982, have worked in unison in the United States to abolish the border walls of America that were mentioned when introducing “I Knew You When”. T. Kennedy's Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was when the ideas were manifested and expressed openly about no longer possibly needing one way to God. In fact, there doesn’t even necessarily need to be a personal and independent confession of faith in Jesus Christ. All family members get in. It is enough that one person can vouch for all of their family and extended family’s salvation. This was the manifestation of the souls of men rejecting God’s line of salvation. And in 1982 the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Plyler v. Doe case that States could not deny funding to public schools for educating K-12 illegals. Therefore, citizens pay for non-citizens. The injustice William Brennan Jr.’s footnote written in his opinion for the 1982 Plyler v. Doe decision put down on judicial paper that “no plausible distinction with respect to Fourteenth Amendment ‘jurisdiction’ can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful.” In other words, the laws regarding citizenship are too vague to determine if anyone is actually a lawful citizen. It opened the door for anchor babies. Brennan’s footnote was the manifestation of what was already declared in the spirit realm by the spirits of men that, “We do not like Your One line, One Way. We have determined it to be a translation and outdated historical issue. Therefore, we will translate the Bible as our own spirits deem to be righteous unto all men/women/them. We declare that You, God, have paid, and must continue to pay, and we will distribute salvation at our own discretion. Therefore, we declare and draw the new line that anyone born is allowed citizenship in heaven. And all caring and humane people say, Amen.”

deeper state:

19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken Me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. 20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, 21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: 22 Fear ye not Me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at My presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. 24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. 25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26 For among My people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. 28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. 29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 30 A wonderful An astonishment and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule [take into their hands] by their means; and My people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? (Jeremiah 5:19-31)

The corrupted church has been engaged in a much more aggressive and heightened border “line” war that began in the year 2000. It has been escalating and will be to the death. It is by them that Barabbas is even offered to the above crowd as the more palatable solution to have roaming in the streets rather than people acting and walking in the nature of Christ. This conflict has manifested itself in the extreme defecation of country borders on earth. In the spirit realm, the hearts of most believers said, “No! We refuse that there is a Jordan to cross. We refuse that there is a Kingdom of God. It is all just one big heaven. Everyone is equal; except, of course, for the few of us who are really important and rightly deserve some perks.” As the walls have already been erected and are now finished in the Kingdom of God, they refuse that the Kingdom of God exists as His Word describes it to be. They reject the Kingdom of God just as vehemently as those who reject that there is just One way to heaven. It would mean that they would have to step down and remove themselves as mediators. A lot of backtracking would need to be done. The gates have been shut to prevent them from entering in. The work that has been done in the spirit realm by God’s labourers has already started to break through just enough to become tangible. Yes, there is more to do, but the walls are up, the gates are up. They say, “We demand that there is no such thing as a Kingdom of God where we won’t be allowed in, and we demand that we are not judged according to God’s righteousness, but our own. We demand mercy to know You. All of my sins are forgiven, all the time.” They chant, “No strait gate! No strait gate or narrow way!” They beat at the gate, the door, the decreed line of the Kingdom of God. They demand that it is their right to come in. “No way! There can’t be a real Kingdom of God. The Bible was talking about something else I am sure. It is all esoteric. It is Your fault. You should have told us more clearly. I’m sure I would have believed it if it was explained better to me, in love.” Do you hear them? Do you hear their anger? Do you hear them say “You, Jesus, will be forced to know us, and allow us into Your Kingdom. Now, open the door. Let us in!”? This they demand as they try to force their way into the Kingdom of God without invitation, without honouring the dress code, without honouring Him. “You will never shut any gate on me. I want in. I declare Your name all the time. In fact, I declare it right now! You owe me!” These are the sons of Belial, the unprofitable vessels (Judges 19:22-23).

Line establishing

Just after God places a judgement on a person or a place, they are held accountable in the heavens, therefore also on the earth. These judgements are released and set in motion at the point when anyone on earth is willing to speak those judgements, lines, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ according to the Will of our Father. There is no delay in kairos time. The substance of the judgement is established. The line has been drawn. This happens despite chronological delays of the enemy’s opposition and man’s hatred for judgements. The enemy may prevent prayers, take up heavy arms against those who dare to judge; but even in death, the judgements are recorded and will be manifested. None of us should remove ourselves from warfare. It is one of our labours as unto the Lord and it is what God was talking about when He told us not to forsake “the gathering (episynagōgē) of ourselves together” (II Thessalonians 2:1, Hebrews 10:24-25). God is telling His people to not forsake doing spiritual work in the spirit realm. It is prayer, it is intercession, it is judging, it is fighting with great and superb weaponry, and it is drawing a line. This gathering is what makes things “happen” on earth because they are started in the presbytery of our hearts and spoken and acted on in the heavens knowing that it will become manifested on earth.

When God’s judgements are spoken according to His will they will not return void (Isaiah 55:10-11). They set a decree for a new formation line that will change the boundaries of heaven and earth. A person or place can respond to the judgements and submit to the purging process, which will result in God’s righteousness becoming manifested in them and on earth; or they will reject the judgements and seek to display and prove that the judgements do not apply to them by trying to justify and manifest their own human righteousness or integrity, which is what Job was doing. No matter if that person or that location knows consciously or not, they will have the weight of the judgement put square on their shoulders and their spirits will know it and feel it. It will not leave, and the weight becomes heavier and heavier on them. When stagnate believers are judged, it works like the global warming thinking, but with moral twists where they are not dealing with the guilt that brings them under the conviction for the need of a Saviour but they are under the conviction for the need to enter into His righteousness, which is very different than human righteousness.

The nature of God’s purifying judgements

It seems like a great distance has been traveled from the opening passage that was quoted above of the onset of our Father’s confrontation with Job, where an upright man is humbled to know that he has come short of God’s line and must go further. We give thanksgiving for Job, who came from the lineage of Seth and lived among the dragons; before the great flood and the children of Noah; before Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; before the parting of the Reed (Red) Sea; before the giving of the honoured commandments. We give great thanksgiving to our God who is perfect and good. And we give thanksgiving that He seeks holiness among His people for His love towards us is abundant and pure.

The book of Job is not quite the same as the Penuel experience found in Genesis 32 where a person wrestles with the Lord Jesus on the land through the night to obtain their blessing and is confronted to become operational in the things that God had already planned and covenanted for a person and a nation. Jacob had a large sinew (attitude) problem that was preventing the soundness of walking in his call. Jacob’s wrestling came at a time of facing potential danger and dealing with the awareness that life is not worth living in fear of man or the future; and that life must be lived in God’s righteousness with His impartations in order to fulfill our call. Jacob was expected to put his usurping, scheming, and childish things (I Corinthians 13:11) behind and cross a line, a purifying formation judgement line, to allow not only his inheritance but the inheritance of his new name, Israel, to prosper. The confrontation of Job came after the loss of everything but his wife. He was not a good eternal fruit producer. His children were not beautiful unto the Lord. There was nothing that he was in fear of or seeking, other than defending to keep what he felt was his righteous integrity intact (Job 13:15, 27:5, 31:6). God allowed his spirit to be tested to see if he would curse Him. Satan said that Job would curse Him “to Thy face,” in Job 1:11. In other words, that Job would curse and refuse God’s purifying formation judgements. It was a test to see if he would try to draw (decree) an incorrect line. But he never did.

It is without price to read the book of Job, even with scant comprehension, to finally arrive to the words of Elihu (chapters 32-37) who prepares us and washes us from the thoughts and many words previously spoken by others and ourselves. Towards the end of Elihu speaking, he talks about the weather, the voice of God, the whirlwind. It is a big heads up to what is coming. But do we see it coming? Do we realize that he is telling us that God is actually coming to appear on the scene? The tornado, the whirlwind arrives when we make it to the crest of chapter 38 where our LORD speaks. The words are clearer here than from all of the other speakers. The winds and fog of the many opinions with complicated ideas are cleared out by the whirlwind of our God. We can understand it when He talks in these passages, not only with our mind, but also with our heart. We are in the eye of the tornado, separated from everything but God. It is at this point where we are not called to read and then reread to kind of get what was spoken as in the previous passages. We find ourselves drawn into and becoming a part of the narrative and we recognize a choice. We have to decide. Are these words for another person from times past or are they meant for me? He demands that we gird our loins like a man in 38:3 if we choose to not be just a passive bystander. We see just a bit now that He will not allow us to shrink and wilt into our soul. Are we in? Or do we fall out? If we are in and willing to accept His purifying judgements we must gird ourselves as a man. He is finished with the groveling in the dirt with our head and shoulders bent down to assure ourselves of our great piety. No, we are commanded to gird ourselves before His presence when He addresses us. The confrontation begins. The Mighty Creator addresses us with His voice.

A song cannot reach us here. We are where notes from the strongest instruments fail in their quest to make contact with a human ear. The power of God’s Voice puts all to silence. From Job 38 and onward, picking up after the above passage ending in verse 14, God continues to speak about His work in water to an even greater depth. All else scatters and falls away. Silence separates the very rudiments of heaven and earth when we are confronted with the Voice of God. He, who has decreed the line that separates the water of the sea from the air of the sky, invites us to stand on that line. On the water.

Each question brings with it a powerful rhythmic wave that buffets against our heart’s wall as He moves through His works of the foundations of the earth, the waters, the ways of animals, the seasons; each wave demanding a response. The crashes hit their mark with not one miss, until our heart is penetrated and exposed. By each question, our heart melts deeper into our chest and it soon becomes without form until the beat is no longer there, but somewhere else. We admit to God that we are not as we thought we were. We are not as grand as we had claimed to be. But God is not satisfied with this inadequate conclusion. No, He has more to say, more to expose of ourselves. He wants to deal with the now shapeless heart that lost its beat, which attempted to contend, instruct, and even chasten Him (Job 40:2). The command comes once again to gird our loins like a man (40:7). We see more clearly now that He will not allow us to raise the puny and petty shield of our own integrity and righteousness as a shield against His Righteousness. In fact, we look at it with embarrassment that we once thought it was perfected. The anger of our LORD is tangible. He confronts us about our attempts to override His judgements (Job 40:8) and in later verses about our pride.

8 Wilt thou also disannul My judgment? wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous? (Job 40:8)

The waves are much stronger now, they pummel away at the arrogance that we had in trying to hang onto our own piety. The integrity that we placed at such a high value that expressed itself in declarations or vows of what we would and would not do, say, or be like shows itself to be an empty package with nice wrapping. Pride in our honesty, pride in our gentle nature, pride in our own kindness, pride in how sensitive and caring we are, pride that we never missed a bill, pride in our good morals and ethics, pride in… Our shapeless heart that carries no beat can only detect the beat of the metronome of God’s voice as another barrage of exacting questions prove to us that not only is He the creator of the physical, but the Master of the Hosts. We are broken, yet held together. We are ashamed and bare, yet covered in His presence. We see Him enough to see what we are not.

We are back on land now. The whirlwind has passed, but the residue of His presence and Words still linger. This is when we seek the circumcision of our heart. The sign that testifies we adhere to the Spirit being exposed and is not to be covered. We understand that the foreskin is our own righteousness and integrity, which can still be used to cover the Spirit of God. We see that He is God, the Creator, and that all that we thought we knew are just silly ideas that we attempted to huddle together into sentences that hold the substance of a candy necklace. A necklace that we were so previously proud of that a splash of water, God’s creation, can dissolve in one dousing. We want now to be stripped of the limitations of our own thoughts and righteousness because the superior nature of God’s ways, His thoughts, His Righteousness cannot be matched. We want a heart that beats in the rhythm of His Voice, in the rhythm of His Heart. God knows and sees if we have distinguished the difference between our own righteousness and His. And He knows if we are willing to let our own be discarded. God determines if He will yield to our request and give the command, done by an angel, done in the spirit, who with a sharp blade cuts off the foreskin of our heart and throws it to the dust.