Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Pattern, the Principle and the Precept
January 12, 2009
The pattern, the principle and the precept of life are set down in the Garden of creation. They apply to the life of a person and to the life of a nation. Life is the gift of God, and He gives to us the pattern, principle and precept for preserving it.
The pattern is found in a creation in which all things were created good within the light of God’s righteousness. Man is the created living being into whom is breathed life by the Spirit of the Creator, God, Who rules over him. In turn, man is to rule over the animal kingdom made up of the creatures without understanding. He was told by God to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth and to subdue it.
Every herb that yielded seed and every fruit that yielded seed were for eating. To the animals every green herb was given for food. Two trees were planted in the midst of the Garden – the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Man was commanded by God not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in that day he would surely die.
Man made the choice to disobey and eat of the forbidden, at which point he was driven from the Garden so he could not eat of the tree of life and live forever. In an eastward direction, man went the way of Satan, embracing his lies of religion (a belief system apart from the truth), and liberalism in dependency on human head knowledge (being like God but apart from God without spiritual understanding).
The pattern is for life on earth in a kingdom of God in which all things are good in the righteousness of God, including man created in His image as a living being who will not die but live eternally.
The principle is that life and eternity can only be maintained by obedience to God’s Word, which is truth, and they will be lost if man chooses in rebellion to reject the truth and embrace the lie.
The precept is found in the result of man’s choice and the actions he takes, the result of which determines his destiny. He will die in rebellion to God and live by accepting and responding to His truth in obedience to God.
The precepts for life and death are found in the first pattern, principle and precept of creation. From there precept is built upon precept, line upon line as found in the book of truth called the Bible. It is the Word of God and the gift of instructions for eternal life. A rebellious spirit questions and challenges the truth, whereas the heart that embraces truth digs ever deeper and deeper, line upon line, into the rich understanding of the precepts of the Word. The deeper one digs, the more stabilized one becomes in the fear and love of God. The precepts of the Word lead man to his full potential in God.
To possess the knowledge of evil is to know Satan as a man knows a woman. The spirit of death fills man only to produce rotten fruit from the relationship, which results in death. Adam and Eve chose this road to death for the future of their children and their children’s children, continuing down to the present time.
In His infinite mercy, God planned a way back to the tree of life, which would become the narrow way of redemption, the route of which few will find (a paradise lost on a distant horizon).
The Way leads us to Jesus Who is the Way (the truth and the life) back to a future kingdom, which is coming to earth with His second coming just over the horizon. It is the paradise of the Garden, from which man chose to take his departure. At this point, all evil will be harnessed for a thousand years and then destroyed in a lake of burning.
What was a seven-day pattern of creation became a principle for a seven-thousand year plan for the redemption of mankind, which will result in the precept of an eternal kingdom of God here on earth. The old will be destroyed and there will be a new heaven with a new earth within which there will be no knowledge of evil.
Suffering is the result of evil and the rejection of those things, which God intended for good. After six days of God’s working to give man all things that were only good, he chose suffering as a result of his own ingratitude for life. He would be given a sentence of captivity as a slave to it for six millennia, during which time God would covenant to work with him. But on the seventh day, God rested and would give to man the rest of the Sabbath, which man continually rejected throughout history. Jacob’s struggle with the angel through the night points to this suffering man inflicted upon himself.
The priests of evil are the religious men of Satan, the lie believers, whereas the priests of God are men of truth and believers of only the Word of God. The Sanhedrin was the reality of the antichrist priesthood, which had an apostate high priest seated in the temple in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ first coming to earth.
Are we not looking today, as religious people, for another Sanhedrin to be formed within the borders of the Promised Land, with another high priest of Satan called the Antichrist being seated there at this time of Jesus’ second coming? Now, the entire world, including spiritual Israel, is embracing the idea of a united religious priesthood within a united religious system full of leaven. At the same time, we are rejecting the forerunner and true priests of Jesus, who carry the message of repentance and purity in separation from religion. This is composed of the only group, which forms the impediment to Satan’s plans for a One World Order, in which he is worshiped instead of Jesus.
The world is rushing toward the edge of the cliff, the same place to which the religious men tried to lead Jesus unsuccessfully. Beware, for the pride of self along with a religious and rebellious spirit are a deadly combination, which could take you over the edge! Secular Humanism thrives on the pride of self-knowledge. To embrace such human pride, coupled with ignoring the one-time sacrifice of Jesus by replacing it with a Judeo-Christian religious alliance, could prove to be disastrous. Talmudic nonsense and religious Romanism form a deadly combination, if ever there was one, pushing ever toward the edge and ultimately over the cliff.
Look at the precepts of your actions and search out the pattern and principle of creation, for in truth is found life, but in religion one will know only evil and death. The leaven of the Pharisees will grow until it fills the entire loaf. Moses warned strongly against such leaven at the time of the first Passover, as did Jesus, before He became the reality of the Passover Sacrifice.
Now, just before Passover into the kingdom, the bride will warn strongly against the same leaven, which has always been the leaven of religion, embraced by the gentile world empires of Egypt, Assyria and the entire Babylonian system of empires. She is Babylon the Great, mother of all harlots – the controlling, religious, antichrist, anti-truth spirit, which today sets the pattern and principle for the precept of death.
Guard your mind and your nation from going the route of embracing this precept of a One World Order, under the rule of Satan.