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The PRECURSOR

April 9

  "Hast THOU eyes of flesh? or seest THOU as man seeth?"  Job 10:4
 

 
 
 
 

"Of a certainty, man's every faculty fell at the fall."

 

 

 

 

 

Of a certainty, man's every faculty fell at the fall.  The death of disobedience came upon all men and no organ has been left in its pre-cursed state.  "For GOD doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."  Tragically when man made the conscious decision to visit the Optometrist of Eden, he left with his eyes opened to the pitch blackness of sin and depravity.  Thus, the defilement of all flesh, as described in Genesis 3, was, and is, a comprehensive defiling.  In relation to GOD, the natural man falls woefully short in every sense.  "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the SPIRIT OF GOD: for they are foolishness unto him:"   In spite of these eternal facts, sinners living separate from GOD have busied themselves with the Braille of dead religion ever since Adam.  Of greater burden to the Christian though, is the handicap which persists even after we are saved: "But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which GOD hath prepared for them that love HIM." 

Job's query to GOD is two part; and the answer is yes and no, in that order. 

Question # 1: "Hast THOU eyes of flesh?  Yes ... even after the resurrection, this issue was perplexing to the disciples: "Behold MY hands and MY feet, that it is I MYSELF: handle ME, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see ME have."

Question # 2: "... seest THOU as man seeth?"  No ... "... for the LORD seeth not as man seeth;"

As JESUS walked among us and ministered, though touched with our plight: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, HIMSELF took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses" ... it was never HIS aim to become like us.  HE was with us, but HE was not of us.  HE came not to see things as we see them, but to open our eyes that we might see things as HE sees them.  "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto GOD, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, ... And all flesh shall see the salvation of GOD." 
A fast forward to the end of Job's saga reveals that this took with him: "I have heard of THEE by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth THEE." ... and thus seeing GOD in focus, Job seen himself like never before.  "Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."  For all, like Job, who humbly seek real sight, the PRECURSOR will became your un-curser! 

"CHRIST hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"


For Love of Country
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
(father of the science of hydrostatics)
"How can anyone lose who chooses to become a Christian?  If, when he dies, there turns out to be no GOD and his faith was in vain , he has lost nothing -- in fact, he has been happier in life than his non-believing friends.  If, however, there is a GOD and a Heaven and Hell, then he has gained Heaven and his skeptical friends will have lost everything in Hell!"


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