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Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
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It is time, high time, like a tide that is the very master of all neaps, to consider the DIVINE AGENDA.
Secular, humanist and arrogant agendas like flies have bothered the earth from Pharaoh’s thought of retaining cheap and well-informed slave-labour in the form of
, in contradiction to the dynamically directed desires and directly uttered will of God. Israel
This led then to plagues aplenty, till
was brought to its knees: yes, from that time to the present man has in vast squadrons of folly, resisted the will of his Maker. Egypt
Now again the world is filled like the ocean with water, with mobile and often raging ideas of human agendas.
Nearly 3 and one half millenia have not taught all or even the bulk of mankind the futility of such will-bound fiascos, dampened its pride, or tempered its arrogance. Neither the blood of millions nor the agony of many in two world wars, and the follies of savage waste in the Cold War have instructed it. Neither pending devastation environmentally or astronomically, moves it to the tears of repentance or the beauty of faith in its Maker, as He has revealed Himself so precisely, and definitively in Jesus Christ (cf. Hebrews 1, John 1, John 8:58).
It still hovers over its pad, as if it made it, ignoring God like a divorcee seeing her detested husband that was, in a crowd.
There is the UN, NATO, the relic of
, the Russia , the WCC, there are the various PLANS noted in Ch. 11 of It Bubbles, It Howls … He Calls, such as Earth Charter, Unification of Religions, the Swing mode and so on. There are plans, programs and conferences, there is rapprochement and alienation, co-operation and hostility; new things vie with old, and all is in a turmoil like a great interlocking couple of oceanic whirl-pools, that know no rest, and together are pulsing to sink anything near. USA
The world is near; man is near and his end is precisely as programmed, very near, before his King returns, to whom it last time showed such gratitude at His graces and joy in His wisdom, pure devotion at His health restoring miracles and rapture at His truth, that it decided for a program that would work very slowly indeed, to have His life pour out on the dust. Indeed if that were all it was, there it would have been; but He, being Lord, committed His Spirit to His Father who sent Him from heaven, to which He returned, and duly rose from the dead, to the transforming joy of His disciples and the rebuke of His murderers. The spirit of murder has not gone.
Man is good at murders, and in the last century managed tens of millions of them, always of course in the interests of some plan or program, for wealth, or national power, or self-assertion, or envy, or other moral cancers, or for idolised principles which never had the goodness to work, or for prejudice or pride, or philosophical speculation or ethical innovation, for land or for history, for tradition or the trappings of name and fame.
Mankind in history has shown himself to be expert at maiming; but when more than in this illustrious, highly developed NOW ? The mind scarcely can face the task of considering, or even conceiving the thousands upon thousands of agonised lives, where limbs are missing, chopped off in the young, as in some part of Africa, or where starvation has compromised health, removed loved ones, desecrated the reward of long labour; where health departs and ruin stares icily, with eyes that see something not on this earth, and proper only for hell, like an export.
The aid of sexual gratification along bestial lines, has produce the AIDS of rebuke; and many are those in this matter at least, innocent, whose pangs follow the self-gratification of others, of whose follies they are, like passive smokers, now the recipients.
The DIVINE AGENDA, however, while rich in prediction of just such things as we have repeatedly seen, and notably in SMR Chs. 8-9 with Answers to Questions Ch. 5, has something better, just as it did for the Israelites in Pharaoh’s day, hold something better than mere continuation in slavery. For the Jews then, the promised land awaited their mere taking on the part of the power and promises of God; but when they arrived around 1400 B.C., following miracles that made it seem like a tour, requiring to be sure, endurance and faith, but giving water and food to millions in the desert as they left behind perhaps the greatest world army of the day, in triumph: what then ? What then did they do ?
THEY DID NOT GO IN. They were afraid. They would prefer, in many cases and indeed it appears in the vast majority, the slavery of
to the life of faith, in the premises promised! Hardly ANY ONE of them wanted to go in, so that all perished in the desert over 40 years, except those who had had the faith in the first place to go in. Egypt
They went in, after Moses had passed to the presence of the Lord. The others stayed where unbelief had put them, and perished. They perished because when at the threshold of promise, with only will in the way, unbelief in the heart, folly in the mind as ruler, they WOULD NOT go in (cf. Luke 19:42ff., Matthew 23:37, Ezekiel 33:11, I Timothy 2).
It is not different today, though the locale has changed, and the drama has reached its final Act, with its ultimate scenes in the wings.
Now Gentiles and Jews alike, faced with the Promise of the Messiah, who long ago came precisely at the date assigned, did exactly what was required in the multiplied prophecies concerning Him, so that in fact NO ONE has EVER been able, then or now, to show ONE single case of failure in the exalted task which ONLY GOD could meet. Being God in flesh, He however met it with a certain exuberance with did not lack either joy or gravity (cf. Hebrews 5); and offered Himself as the Key, King and Saviour from the sin which is the basis of the afflictions of mankind (Isaiah 53:1-6).
Do they, mankind, now ‘go in’ to this promised land, receiving the divine provision of Christ, accepting the promises, the Person, the grace, the gift of eternal life, the passport to heaven, the emplacement of divine power and provisions in one’s life NOW, this the down-payment as also the harbinger of a peace incomparable, and past all mere analysis, natural and supernatural, beautiful and profound, rational and real, spiritual and from the Origin of all, the Lord ?
No. In large and sophisticated ignorance, in wilfulness unspeakable, they pick up the ruins of the last 200 years of savage folly, wise folly and magnificent duplicity, in which they have long deceived themselves, as they do now deceive themselves, wishing to believe themselves though their own natures mock the very concept: what do they now do ? Why just the same as is usual in this case. They ignore the only God there is: and either inventing new ones which, as Moses put it in his own day, ‘came newly up’, without having the advantage of existence outside the minds of their creator, duped man, or else dispensing with gods altogether, like broken spirits deciding never again to use ANY mathematics, and just to guess, they proceed like lemmings into the philosophic sea.
They just drown in incompetence, pride, pretence, words without reason, visions without basis, ethical concepts without any POSSIBLE logical ground, inventing their own purposes, programs but NOT their own selves, so that like uncouth invaders into a scientific laboratory, they smash what they find and lose what they smash.
The DIVINE AGENDA provides for all this, and reading Revelation reveals the intractability of the follies and vanities of man in their sequential character (read especially the end of Revelation 9); and the inevitability, GIVEN the non-repentance, of the result. It proceeds in stories, like a skyscraper, except that this one is built downwards, into the pit.
As we cover recent news and news of the past in synthesis, and ponder the program of God instead of being impressed with the earthy programs of the earth, we find that exalted beauty even in this desert, like the magnificent little flowers of the desert which bloom unseen to most. The truth growing before our eyes as we watch history, just as it is already written to all in the Bible, is found alive in our lives, who believe, by the divine grace of His presence. This is the triple alliance that counts.
Central is the cross of Christ which is the greatest therapy of all time, the adequate therapy and the therapy before therapy has any place at all. "God forbid," says Paul, "that I should glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world" (Galatians ).
It was so simple in architecture; but profound in portent. It still is. The resurrection (q.v. indexes) is past; that of us who believe is to come. But what we WAIT FOR IS HIM, the Lord, the PERSONAL BEING who came from heaven and will come, just as He left. Living in this life without the air of heaven is like being in a room shut, and without windows. Draw up the blind, then, and open the windows by faith and receive the Lord, for it is time to come to Him, for He is coming for us, each in his category, and in hers (John 10:9, Romans 4:25-26, Isaiah 55, Romans 3:25ff., Romans 8:29ff.).
Are you His ? You will be if you come in faith to the Lord’s Christ, Jesus Christ according to His word, repenting and not constructing, being remade and not making programs instead. He has always known His own (Ephesians 1;4). YOU have not always known Him. When you come, you may, for by faith the results are simply a gift, like your life from the womb in the first place (cf. John 3). If however you are already His, then the information of His word and the confirmation in this world, is astoundingly delightful, like a warm spring in the snow.
Let us attend, then, to the DIVINE agenda.
DIVINE AGENDA: IT MOVES BUT IS NOT MOVED
A Recent Look at the Heavens:
their significance, their ways, their source
and their consummation
Arp and Astronomy
Back to the Bible
Coming to the Creator
Misapplication of the Government Fire Brigade
Reported in New Life in a recent issue, near the end of our great A.D. 2000
Dec. 4, 2000, pp. 52ff., 18th., TV News
Where are you going, my pretty maid ?
THERE IS ONLY ONE, BUT YOU NEED THE RIGHT ONE
The word of God continues in its orderly,
authoritative way to cover its extraordinary scenario, towards the consummation of events
WHEN THE OBVIOUS IS DISTASTEFUL, INVENT
SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT WORK ...
DW TV, Berlin December 21, 2000
Christmas is about to Come!
But first let us think...
It is time to consider:
and the SLIM LINE that is not being FOUND by the LOST
THE CHILD AND THE COVENANT
THE KINGDOM AND THE WAY
in the light of recent events
THE LOST BOYS OF
IN THE LOST WORLD SUDAN
AND THE FINDINGS ON ‘FOUNDLINGS’
The Australian, Friday, Dec. 22, p. 11 Features
Where it has come from, where it is going, and why
Floundering about in the Foothills of Folly
Founding the Foundations of Bubylon*1 the Great
(No, this is not a plus and minus option,
but a question of which negative)
AND MOUNTING WITH WINGS... TEMPLE MOUNT
Who do you think you are ? This is my land, mate.
The little matter of
and Islam... Israel
THE DIVINE AGENDA FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CH
Don't be Haunted by Hebrews ... Vault on it!