“Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder…” (Isa. 29:14)
The word “proceed” from Strong’s Concordance means, “to add or augment, AGAIN.” By substituting the word to the thought we have:
“Therefore, behold, I will AGAIN do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder…”
When we say AGAIN, it means there was a former reference that has already occurred. So this is yet another MARVELLOUS WORK on top of God’s present Work. The context of this “marvellous work and a wonder” in verse 14 revolves around adding year to year, of Ariel being besieged by God, of the secret counsel of men, which are all written in the vision of all that is sealed and written as a book of remembrance.
“…for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.”
God has hidden the wisdom and the understanding of “the vision of all” the apostles and prophets regarding the last end Ezekiel 4 siege, which is written in a book of remembrance, from the prominent men in God’s Church and to whom did God openly reveal it? To the Gentiles who are also spiritual Jews and who are also watchers from a far country (Jer. 4:16)
“The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly (revealed) in the sight of the (Gentiles).” (Psa. 98:2)
But who do you think will believe such a thing? Imagine, God revealing His righteousness to the Gentiles? Surely, God will not do that, some might argue. Do we tend to limit God? Has He not made even the donkey to prophesy against Balaam? Can He not make even the sun, the moon and the stars to prophesy for Him? Does it really matter who is delivering God’s message? Let’s read what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans chapter 10:
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.” (vv. 10-21)
What really matter is that we must have the HEART to believe what God says. The messenger does not matter at all, it is God’s message that we should focus on. Don’t look to any puny insignificant men around you. Look to the Almighty God who has created the entire vast universe including those men of stature. The fear must be channeled back to God alone and no one else. We should not justify ourselves, but rather we should JUSTIFY GOD! That is God’s true righteousness in us! That is how Christ is coming in the flesh!
“Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?” (Isaiah 33:18)
You do not even have to search for the scribe who has written about the 25 men of Ezekiel 8; rather wait and hope and look for God and His righteousness for He will remember mercy and then He will show us His salvation. (Psa. 98:3)
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” (Psa. 25:14)
The word “secret” from Strong’s Concordance is H5475 which means,
“a session, that is, a company of persons (in close deliberation); by implication intimacy, consultation, a secret assembly, a secret counsel.”
The secret counsel of God is composed of more than one person – it is a “company of persons in close deliberation and consultation”
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).
This just means that the secret counsel of God is in full agreement of the prophecies revolving around the Ezekiel 4 siege, the book of remembrance and all the other revelations that God has shown in the second 1,150 day fulfillment of the vision of the evening and the morning in this last end.
God is speaking through His secret counsel and His testimony is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev. 19:10).What will God do when He sees men inside His own Church that seek deep to hide their counsel from Him and who plot vain schemes in the dark?
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? (Amos 3:7-8)
So God really has a secret counsel that fears Him to counterbalance the secret counsel of men that teach the fear of men.
This secret counsel of God has a work to do – part of it is what you are reading right now.
“Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” (Daniel 12:5-7)
If you understand what you have been reading, then give thanks to our Heavenly Father for He has revealed it unto you:
“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29)
But will the people in the Philadelphia Church of God and the other Churches of God listen? Read what is prophesied to happen:
“Do you hear the secret counsel of God, and limit wisdom to yourself? “What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not? “Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father.“Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word spoken gently with you? “Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash, that you should turn your spirit against God and allow such words to go out of your mouth? “What is man, that he should be pure, or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? “Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in His sight; How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, man, who drinks iniquity like water!” (Job 15:8-16, NASB)
The people will just think that “This is God’s Church!“; “We have in our midst the most experienced ministers, and who are you to declare these things unto us? “What do you know that we do not know?” “What do you understand that we do not understand?”
Only God will be our judge in His appointed time.
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