THE TOUCHSTONE


Luke 21:32 (KJV) 32

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called [the mount] of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

Revelation 3:10 (KJV)
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Daniel was shown a thing. Casting the truth down to the ground.
To accomplish this, one must fabricate a mental image that is very complex. Such an image and system takes eternal truths, the things which pertain to Christ, all of which he has fulfilled in resurrection,and creates an earthy replica.

Regarding Nebuchadnezzar’s several images, one ” fell down” to worship. Conversely, in many places Christ is revealed to an individual, the tendency to fall down produces no teaching. The individual is made to stand.

Of course these things have nothing to do with body posture.

The Lord desires us to see him as, and where he is. The false requires one to find him in the earthy things. As examples, when Jesus said “destroy this temple and I will raise it in three days” , he was speaking and thinking of only one thing. What others around him were thinking, never entered his thoughts. When he asked a man sitting near a puddle of sometimes troubled water if the man wanted to be made whole, the pool , the things that sometime happened there, etc., never entered Jesus’ mind, though the man’s answer was unable to make a disconnect from the thing he was bound to, but never received any help from. Jesus was not to be found in the man’s thinking.

Regarding heaven and earth passing away, rolling up as a scroll, etc., Jesus warns that this can take you unawares, like a thief in the night. In other words, you wake one morning only to find something you have watched for, has come and gone without your knowing it. Religious doctrine and thinking produce this calamity. The very things spoken of in scripture, come and go unnoticed, because they are explained naturally, and watched for naturally. Jesus said “The words I speak are spirit and life”. Those so naturally lead, go to sleep convinced that they have everything and need nothing, only to wake from the dream, miserable, wretched, poor, blind and naked. There is more to a human being than the body. There is a realm of thought. There are levels of thought. The imaginary kingdom of heaven, the imagery presented to, and embraced by multitudes, is being tried. Every man made explanation of eternal things is failing them. To “try” sometimes comes from a word for a touchstone. A touchstone is a mineral that is used to rub against silver or gold to see if they are real or fake. The touchstone, rubbed on the subject metal, leaves a streak. The color tells you if it is real or fake silver or gold.

These things are going on now. Ezekiel 5 is not about geography. It is about spiritual Jerusalem beneath, which boundaries are not geographic, but in the realm of man’s thinking. It is coming down and we are seeing it.

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words will never pass away”.
Vain and false thinking, are passing away. One by one, they are not able to stand up under the touchstone of the Lord’s word and thinking.

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