The Reasonings of God
Come Now, and
Let Us Reason Together,
Saith the LORD:
Though your sins
Be as scarlet,
They shall be as
White as Snow;
Be red like crimson,
They shall be
as wool . . .
Written Circa 700 BC
Who can make your sins
“White as Snow?”
Only one person can wash away your sins,
making them white as snow.
Who will take the time to sit down and
“Reason with God?”
Only the one who wants
his sins white as snow.
Who can rightfully enter into the
Reasonings of God?
Only the one who possesseth a humble spirit,
The one who hath received a teachable mind,
The one with a contrite heart.
He will never be rejected by God,
but the proud,
God knows from afar.
Though the LORD be high,
yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud he knoweth afar off.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.
The LORD is nigh [near] unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and [He] saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
For thus saith the high and lofty One
that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;
I dwell in the high and holy place,
with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
From the above verses …
Can we confirm that God says clearly that God will draw near to the humble? Yes?
Can we also establish that God keeps His distance away from the Proud? ( a.k.a, “also known as,” the haughty, arrogant, hard hearted, self focused, and self absorbed?)
If these verses make sense to you, count your blessings. It is the God of heaven who has given you a mind to know Him, His Word, and His Ways.
God is giving “us” (“us” = those who want to learn) His Open Invitation to “Come Now.” This is extraordinary. The God of Creation is Calling from Heaven, inviting you to have a personal session of counsel with Him individually. And the stated goal is this: “To Make Your Sins as White as Snow.”
And the general stated requirements is that you do so:
- With a humble heart, a teachable mind, and a contrite spirit, (broken and pierced heart, mind, and soul) which God will never despise.
If you are not exactly sure what these verses mean or how they actually apply to your very own life in this day, in this hour, count your blessings, we are going to dive into this subject in the next section (Day Two). May God bless, refresh, and eternally establish your sound understanding of these immortal and unbreakable principles in His Word (set forth through His Own Definitions, and through His Own Eternal and Trustworthy Perspective).
If your heart is proud, and your mind is hardened against the Reasonings of God: Now is your opportunity, to change that internal reality. Now is the time to see your life through a different lens. Now is the chance to step into a new and never ending, never changing reality, one that will be with you Now, and into eternity.
The choice is a free one. It will not cost you one penny. The real things in life are given freely, without money, and without price. (Isaiah 55:1-7)
[End of Day One]
Supplemental Study Recommendations:
- Meditate on the Spiritual War: between God and his servants (Jesus being the Prime Example), and The Devil and his servants, by reading: John 8:1-59. (Ask yourself: Who is wanting to cast stones and why?)
- Memorise: Isaiah 1:18
As you read, you should notice a progression of depth, and breadth, this is by design. That is something you simply cannot do when sharing a short article. And Yes, there will be repetition, this is also by design. Repetition is the Mother of learning.
May this website be of good service to you, assisting you in investigating “the Whole Counsel of God.”
The Proud vs. The Humble
The Holy One (God) treats these two different types of people differently.
Should that be a surprise?
No. Of course not. If you have ever raised or carefully observed children, you know that the strong willed child needs a strong hand when being trained to go in the right direction, so that when he is old he will not depart from it.
The compliant child needs a firm but gentler hand. She could be wounded and may become fearful by the same strong hand. She will respond best to a caring compassionate and gentle hand. Where the strong willed child may likely flat out ignore a gentle hand, and possibly even despise it.
The Gospel of God (the good news) also treats different individuals differently:
It gives Law to the Proud, and Grace to the Humble. This picture will become clearer later. This is the Big Picture we will need to grasp in order to Walk with God and to become fruitful workers in His Vineyard. It will deepen your appreciation of God’s Ways and His Wisdom.
Has your heart been pierced?
That may seem like a funny question, but it is quite relevant to the topic at hand.
The Word of God sees the human heart.
God identifies your heart as either hardened or tender.
God likens your heart to the soil of the earth. Different soils need to be treated differently. That only makes sense, Right?
Hard soil needs to be pierced. It needs to be broken up. It needs a sharp steel plow and a yoke of powerful oxen to break through the hardened soil, to break up the fallow ground, to finally make it useful to the farmer, so that it can receive the seed to be planted in the soil.
If you sow any seed on hardened ground, it will lay on top of the soil and be eaten by the birds of the air.
Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
And when he sowed,
some seeds fell by the way side [the hardened soil],
and the fowls [birds] came
and devoured them up.
Mark this Down:
The fowls (or birds of the air), in the parables of Jesus regularly are referring to demonic spirits, or devils. They come to devour the Good Seed which God has sown through his servants, which is the Word of God.
Demons/Devils are Thieves
The demons steal “The Word” from the one who would receive it, and then replace it with their own seeds (words or “lies”). Their words (agree with their mindset, including blasphemy), and all their lies are used to trap and enslave their victims into sin, to think and do every kind of unrighteousness. And think it is fun and cool. (Like putting others down, while lifting themselves up.)
If you’ve ever confronted a demon,
you will know this:
Devils are proud and hard hearted, deeply deceived themselves, and deeply insecure. They follow the mindset of their master.
But this is interesting: Devil’s are required by God, to obey the commands of his servants (a.k.a., his disciples: who are doers of God’s Word), in the name of Christ. This proves who is their ultimate authority. It also proves exactly how much authority has been given to the doers of God’s Word, in Jesus’ Name.
“… Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” ~Luke 10:17 (KJV)
Note: The Devil is arguably the proudest, most seductive, most arrogant, most deceitful, most corrupt, greatest thief and liar, the most perverse and murderous being in the universe.
All Satan’s servants walk in his footsteps (both devils and humans), and emulate his mindset (walking in agreement with him) each according to their different levels of lust, greed, selfishness, evil, intimidation, deception, and murderous intent.
And yet, the believer has authority over all of them, to expose and destroy their works, through the Word of God.
Luke 10:18-20 (KJV)
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power [authority] to tread on serpents and scorpions [devils and demons], and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Now, the believer in Christ has a choice to make: Which side of this spiritual war do I want to be a part?
“Can two walk together,
except they be agreed?”
Amos 3:3 (KJV)
The answer to that question should be simple. No.
Two cannot walk together except they be agreed. Therefore, when we walk with devils, we walk in agreement with their mindset, and do the things they want us to do (sin against God). How ugly is that?
When we walk with Jesus, we do the things Jesus did upholding the Authority of Jesus, and exercising the power of Jesus, to glorify His Name.
Devil’s cannot reproduce physically
… but they can reproduce Spiritually.
They do that by infecting the lives of their victims with their own thoughts and their own ways. They like to infiltrate and populate the lives of the Children of the World (men, women, and children who are unprotected by the Word of God). They reproduce their thoughts and their ways to the point that these men, women, and children of the World become like them.
They become shaped into their image–full of their thoughts and their ways, and they, in turn, strongly influence others to become like them. Such is the way of the world and those who follow the leaders of the world.
What is wrong with that?
Nothing, if the influence is good. But here’s a simple example:
Demon’s convince untrained and unprotected (unbelieving) teenagers it is cool to drink a bunch of toxic alcohol (which is literally poison in the body); then to vomit up it upon themselves. And then to have sex with a person you don’t know, don’t care about, and don’t want to see in the morning, or even want to look at. Yet, you have impregnated that person with another eternal person made in the image of God. A child was conceived in your drunken delusion, but you feel no remorse, and take no responsibility for your actions, because you have this ignorant excuse: “Everybody is Doing it!”
On top of that, you get an incurable sexually transmitted disease. On top of that, chances are high that in nine months, or sooner, you will likely have contributed to the murder of one of God’s Holy Children, One who sees the face of His Holy Angels (Matthew 18:10-11). And you call this your idea of fun? And many ignorant souls believe this is fun and “cool” for the rest of their lives.
Where does one ever get such a perverse idea?
I only know of one such place, and from one such a person, who would teach and train people to enter into one such an ignorant and demonically evil mindset and lifestyle.
The icing on the cake? They have the nerve to call this fun, or good, or desirable in any way. Only one person would advise and promote such behavior as acceptable.
Only one person who has no depth of character, nor sense of personal, nor social honor, and has no concept of personal responsibility, nor commitment to be kind, loving, honest, truthful, or upright in any moral kind of wholistic life paradigm. Who would teach such activities as being fun? Only One Person.
John 10:10 (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
As you can see the Word of God is not unclear, and has no deception about what the evil one is about, and why he wants his thoughts and his ways to be reproduced in the lives of those who will follow him, who will be made into his image. He wants their final destruction. Thankfully, Jesus came to destroy the devil’s work. (I John 3:8)
These same devils can also reproduce their proud thoughts and proud ways into the mindsets of the children of God: to any and all who have not protected themselves by Not Entering into the Reasonings of God. That is a scary thought.
Therefore, it is the duty, and imperative responsibility for every child of God to be fully trained and discipled in learning the Word of God (not the word of a preacher, not the word of an evangelist, not the word of a university professor, not the word of a self-help guru, but the very Word of God.)
Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4 (KJV)
Those who follow the above earnest directive will always remain protected, but every stray sheep who wanders from God’s Word, to the degree that they wander, will be the degree that they will remain unprotected, and vulnerable to enemy attack.
The Word of God proclaims this is the state of affairs in the large majority of people on the earth (of those who have not been pierced by the word of God), they have wandered away from God’s Word.
The Word of God proclaims this mindset comes from “the wide road” that leads us to destruction. Anyone following the wide road is actually following the Leader of the people and demons who are also in agreement following the wide road:
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate [narrow gate]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait [narrow] is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Did you catch that? This statement is most alarming. Millions and Billions of people are walking the wide road. How many do you know are truly, daily, hourly, following the narrow road? Few there be that find it!
In other words, many are hounded by the hounds of hell, though they know it not, because they walk in agreement with them.
If that is not a scary thought,
I don’t know what is.
And that is actually the plan of the enemy, to keep them unprotected from the Word of God, walking in agreement with the devil’s of hell.
People think it only natural that they should reject the Word of God (it feels natural, good, and right to them). It feels best to disregard God’s Word and blaspheme his name, mock his Word, scoff at his servants, and hate his Law.
Note: Even though many proclaim, they don’t even believe in God, yet they still blaspheme His Name. Why is that?
How does Blasphemy even make sense?
Unbelievers blaspheming God’s Name would make no sense at all, apart from understanding that this is coming from the mindset of the number one blasphemer himself, the Lord and Ruler over all the demons (and all those humans who walk in agreement with him, who willingly carry his image into the world): Satan himself.
Those who walk in agreement with the kingdom of darkness, share the mindset of that darkness. And they prove it by the words they use, everyday, sometimes every hour of the day. (How many people do you know that are like that? Can you picture their faces before you right now?)
Think about that …
Have you ever used God’s Name in Vain?
If you have that is a devastating symptom of an even greater problem that needs to be addressed, and will be addressed as you continue reading.
Those who blaspheme God’s Name, share the verbiage, the attitudes, the language and the vocabulary of that evil mindset.
One of the clearest indicators of that mindset is the spirit of blasphemy.
Where does evil verbiage come from?
It comes from the heart. How did it get there? Through walking in agreement with the darkness.
Matthew 12:34-37 (KJV)
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
God’s blasphemers cannot be bothered with honoring God’s Rules or God’s Ways, God’s Word or God’s Name that was designed to protect them. Why? Because they are too busy walking in agreement with the Evil One. How sad it that? How wrong is that?
How detrimental will that be in your life right now? How unbelievably destructive will in be in your eternal future?
The fact that you use God’s Holy Name as a curse word, is proof that your heart has been impregnated with the demon seed (the lies, attitude and mindset of the devil). Those who walk in darkness listen to the enemy’s voice. And after listening to his voice, a person will demonstrate it by his actions. He will follow in his footsteps. He will obey his counsel, and follow his direction. The proof? It comes right out of his own mouth.
You can easily identify this by the curses a person speaks. and the attitudes one holds in his conversation. What one speaks, will quickly identify what fills his mind.
If the seeds of darkness have taken root, they will grow up like noxious weeds. These seeds are flourishing and reproducing, all over the world, all around us, and inside of us. Just exactly as God’s Word so accurately proclaims.
How can we know the demon seeds have sprouted, taken root, and grown up into our lives, our mindsets, our behaviors? By the words that come out of our mouths.
The evil fruits are easy to spot if you have entered into the Reasonings of God, you can spot them in a New York minute:
The actions (sins), the attitudes (mocking, scoffing), the bondages (addictions), are all perfectly laid out and identified in the Word of God. But only one with a humble and pierced heart will have the eyes to see this. (Do you see this?)
- To the depth you have humbled yourself and submitted yourself to the Word and Kingdom of God, that will be the degree you will have discernment, understanding, knowledge, and wisdom from above.
- To the degree you have embraced the teachings of man and devils (who resolutely reject the Word of God), to that degree you will walk in deception, compromise, corruption, evil, disobedience, sin, decadence, selfishness, and will not carry the light of God in its full brightness, nor will you carry out the fruitful works that God has commanded his followers to produce and reproduce over and over and over. Even one sin will dramatically hinder, if not fully block your ways, and your words, and your fruits and your works in God.
This is just the simple truth of the matter.
- No Sin = abundant faith, power, and fruit. (Soil that produces an abundant harvest, some 100, 60, 30 times what was sown. ~Matthew 13:23)
- One sin = greatly diminishes if not fully blocks our ability to perform the works of God. It creates room for Double mindedness, excuses, self justifications, lies, duplicity, to enter in to the empty space that was dedicated to the joy of obeying Jesus and doing the Will of the Father, from the heart. (“He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.”
- Multiple sins = seriously compromised seed, destroys integrity, opens the door to multiple deceptions, multiple character flaws, and all kinds of foolishness and false spirituality, false worship, false fellowship, evil decadence, hypocrisy, and much worse. “If your eye be bad, your whole body will be filled with darkness. And how great will that darkness be.” This person will be like the shallow soil. The word will last for a moment and then be burned and die out, because the soil was not deep enough to sustain the seed.
Romans 6:20-22 (KJV)
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Can you see that everything that comes our of the mouth, comes from the heart which is either based in sin, or in righteousness? There is little middle ground.
(End of Week One)
Week One: Summary Review Questions & Answers
Isaiah 49:8 (KJV)
8 Thus saith the LORD,
In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in A Day of Salvation have I Helped Thee:
and I will preserve thee,
and give thee for a covenant of the people …
A Grammar Note:
Thee, Thou, and Thy, and Thine is the equivalent to You, Your, in the Singular form often used when God is talking to the individual directly.
Ye and You, is is the equivalent to You in the Plural Form often used when God is speaking to a Group of People.
One way to remember this is by looking at the top of the “T” which only has one line. Then looking at the top of the “Y” which has 2 Lines (0r more than one line). Hope this is helpful to somebody. I have found it fascinating to see how often God speaks to the individual. Modern English does not have this feature or distinction, but the King James English did.
A side note on this subject: William Shakespeare had a working vocabulary of an estimated 54,000 words. Today, the average American has a working vocabulary of about 3 to 5 thousand words, college professors: maybe 15 to 20 thousand. So we have some catching up to do when it comes to our reading comprehension. We could probably not read or understand children’s stories in Willy’s day, they would likely be above our reading ability. (For a fun presentation of this: see The Three Little Pigs, in King James English.) Willy died in 1616. The King James Bible was printed in 1611, five years before Willy passed on. He most assuredly read it.