Last time I was with us, we looked at God’s Symphony, now we turn our attention to the Script before us. The question before us presently is this: how were we supposed to know what to play? or to put it differently, how did God intend for us to know what to do as His creation?
I will at this time put forward a two-fold answer. Simply put, His Word and Spirit. Casting our minds back a bit, let’s recall a scripture
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (KJV)
Notice the part that says: ...and God said unto them… This is quite important, all through creation, we find that God was always speaking. God spoke virtually every other part of creation into being, but with man, it was a two-part process, if you may- the hard-part and the soft-part. Both were according to the blueprint of the image and likeness of Him (God the Creator). This process is detailed in Chapter 2 of Genesis, the culmination of that process was God breathing his breath into man. So it was to this Configuration of man that God spoke to thereafter. We, therefore, find that man was supposed to live and function on the dual effect of the Spirit in him and the word spoken to him. Without the Spirit component, man is dead- Spiritually. Without the word component, man is a walking-dead, nothing different from a beast. This is true, for man must live by every word that proceeds by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
To put it neatly as far as God and his purposes are concerned, for man to be alive, he needs the Spirit in him (the breathing of God), and for man to live that life he needs every word spoken by God. His life was defined by the word, his life must also be lived out on the template of the word.
Hence we can understand the Apostle Paul said something rather curious. He says:
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
The word of faith by which we now live is near us, specifically it’s in our mouth, and it’s in heart (Ofcourse, it is that which has configured the heart, that the mouth readily expresses.
That’s how we were to know what to do, by staying yielded to the word and spirit as a worn glove, perfect rhythm, and complete synchrony. It wasn’t supposed to be a struggle. It was meant to be a matter of fact and reality. But we find that it doesn’t appear to be so.
Someone somewhere knew something and did something about it. We will undertake an investigation next up to find critical answers to the conundrum we have on our hands. Are you ready?