Light has been the major issue of man. We cannot separate light from walk for we walk in the light that we receive and see. Light is Understanding which is not just revelation or having an insight but beyond that. There is a level where we could see which is the milk level in the scriptures. Real understanding is coming into judgment; ability to know how it works or coming into full knowledge. It does not come in a day, it is through process.
Our eyes have to be treated to enable us walk worthy. The job of the Lord Jesus even when he was on earth with the disciples is to bring us into understanding. He wants to treat our perception. If our eyes are not treated, they will be diseased. Even with the times Jesus spent with his disciples, they still could not see that the Kingdom was not the nation of Israel and also were fighting over who is going to be the greatest.
God called the Apostles like the Apostle Paul in hope and opened his eyes to see into the depth so we could also come into them.
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Let mercy and truth yoke us. If we are not yoked by these two, we cannot understand. There is a yoke that makes us free; it is the yoke of mercy and truth. What man is going through today is writing. Writing is the strongest force today; ‘’what is written is written’’. Writings blot the handwriting against us.
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Once something is written, it cannot be erased and living it becomes easy. The Lord told us He is making the path so real and clear; He wants to honour us and when God is set to honour a man, He gives Him understanding. The Lord shall make us of quick understanding. Quick means living.
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
The pathway into the heart is hearing and seeing for what we hear and see goes straight into the heart. There is a place where we will keep on walking and walking until the true walk will start. The true walk will not start until understanding is given. We need to walk worthy. Renewing our mind is important for this and this renewal will be through a process.
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
That was a measure of walk but it was not the real walk. That walk was necessary to usher him into the true walk. He allowed that walk to come and he exhausted him in the process.
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
The Lord wanted to show Himself to him through this new walk which was to bring Abraham into an understanding. From chapter 12, a process of renewal was going on but chapter 17 started the true walk; it was there God changed his name and circumcised him. Anyone who is circumcised cannot go back again so God watches before he circumcises anyone. Abraham became one who was looking for a city whose foundation is made by God and also one who believes God is able to raise Isaac back to Life.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
This understanding came by walk. The first thing God wants to do is to bring us into good and perfect understanding. This will make our walk to be worthy because we will walk with Sight. The light of the body is the eye. The feet can walk because of the eye. When the eye is therefore treated, the feet will walk well. We have been going through measures; we are now at the last measure, which is maturity-coming of age; coming into Sonship. Hence we need understanding because Sons understand but servants are instructed.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
Another understanding needs to visit us. It will change our thought pattern and our walk will be more pleasant.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
When we stretch forth our hands, it is a trust. The problem of man is his own understanding. Evil is being wise in one’s own understanding or not having a single eye. The first understanding God will start showing us is how to be saved; saving ourselves first. A free man is a saved man. We have to be taught how to be saved first.
1 John 5:20-21
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
Idols are fighters of understanding. They interpret wrongly and until they are crushed, we cannot understand. May heaven reveal our idols and take them away from us. Amen. Matters of the King are not meant to be concealed from us because we need them to get understanding. At every level we are in, there is going to be an upgrade because we are going to be fed with the exact food we need.
1 Peter 2:1-2
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Pure and sincere milk can handle the very first verse in that scripture. This is not yet the real walk; it is a process that will take us there. We pray that the Lord will alter our mind and bring us to the place of pleasing. We want to walk worthy. Change our walk oh Lord and give us understanding. We want to start the walk of Sonship with you oh Father. We thank you because this is what you desire of us. You want so much to discuss your heart with us.
Things that we have exalted in us have separated us and hindered our communication with God but in these days the Lord is saying to us that He will put an end to them all. He will send enough light to break the idols exalted inside of us and cause us to walk into perfection. The Lord is ministering to us at this time. He is treating our eyes.
When God emphasizes an issue to us, it is so that we can see. Most times we hear but we do not understand. When we ask questions in arguments most times, it is because we do not understand.
Idols are things that are reasonable to human sense that we have to do at all cost. We therefore need to keep ourselves from them for they are matters that prevent us from understanding. Service is one thing that seems difficult for believers to do.
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
If the way was not yet opened, then what service were they doing? We need to have our conscience treated to do service. Years may roll into another and we will realize we have not served God. If the people were really serving God then He would not say, he will take the old and bring the new. If He does away with a process it is because it is not fulfilling its purpose. We shoot wrongly many times because we have not discovered the target. Defeating the devil can be achieved by seeking more understanding. If we can understand a little more, we have dealt him a great blow.
As pertaining to the conscience, those who were rendering the service were not perfect. Idols are propagated through the conscience. They prevent knowledge or understanding. They are enhanced by some other knowledge. Following onto know the Lord brings Understanding.
The service of the living God cannot be done without the conscience being purged. As much as God is longsuffering with us, He is in a hurry to enter into His rest and we are the rest. Idols have to be taken away from our conscience and that was what the blood of Christ is needed to consecrate our conscience by purging it from the manner of life and experience we have gathered from the earth. There is a way we can keep the conscience of some things we have gone through even after we are born-again. If the Lord does not have mercy on us, we can be in church for a very long time and not serve God.
Redemption has come to us so, there is hope of Freedom. When we receive understanding, we will start living and this is the service we are to do. May the lord purge our conscience. Amen.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
What is responsible for our non-development is the conscience. Our infirmity is deeply rooted in our conscience. We should hunger so much to be a replica of God not any man or any natural family. The conscience regulates our relationship with God and determines how much we can love Him. If there is any hurt that has been done against us, it is that we cannot lift our heads and be like our Father.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
The one that is our high priest is the one that can save us to the uttermost. It is our ignorance that made us sin most times. When understanding comes to us, we will not commit sin. When we are ignorant and in that ignorance we want to seek the way, we will go out of the way. The Pharisees were a company of this kind of people. The only thing that can get us into Life is understanding. If we seek God outside this, we will be lost; if we stay where we refuse to seek him, we will die in our ignorance. We pray that the Lord will grant us understanding and that the blood will purge our conscience from dead works so that Sons will arise. We pray for a transformation within us and a release of great grace unto us to LIVE. Amen.