Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Knowledge So Called

"Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things."
(Romans 1:19-23)

Because of his corrupted and sinful nature the natural man will inevitably pretend that God cannot be known, or that perhaps at best glimpses of "a god" may be seen within the natural order (creation), but by holding to this fallacious position they deny the fact that God was once intimately known by man, and that man was once even closer to God than he was to nature (before the fall).

It's quite clear from scripture that it must be that man knew God before he knew nature for it was, is, and always will be through God and by God that man knows anything whatsoever.

As such the natural man stands guilty and condemned for denying the truth and for suppressing that truth in unrighteousness as the scriptures cited above prove conclusively.

But our Heavenly Father Who is merciful and just has made a way for for man's sinful, corrupted reasoning and blind hostility toward his Maker to be enlightened and converted unto salvation by the blood of the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. By the regenerating power of His Spirit the enmity between sinful, corrupted man and the absolutely Holy, Pure, Sovereign, self-contained Infinite Creator and Judge of the universe is abolished and totally and eternally forgiven.

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
(Romans 8:38-39)

“They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)

by Elisha A. Hoffman

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!