Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
June 04, 2013
Do you know of anyone who would begin to build a house without a set of blueprints? It is hard to imagine where the builder would begin in such a situation, and how the workers or laborers could be coordinated to work together with the builder. The foundation can be laid only with the building requirements in mind. Neither the foundation nor the building can be independent, one from the other. They must come together to form a firm and strong structure.
Why would the most amazing creation of all be any different? Would God, the Creator of the entire universe, build earth as home for His human beings and His family without a plan or without blueprints so His manual laborers could work according to plan? Now, let us stop right here and address the monkeys in the group. Monkeys have no ability to think through the complexities of the universe. No beast reasons or contemplates life and death; it simply functions by natural instinct, without understanding.
Yet, man, in his total lack of spiritual understanding, is willing to believe a Theory of Evolution, which is nothing more than a lie. He is willing to believe that, in his evolvement, there was no foundation laid for the earth. Behind such thinking is the idea that the earth and the universe simply evolved without a master design. It would seem to me that, for some reason, man has regressed to the nature of a beast, not evolved to a higher being from the beast, if anyone can believe such foolishness.
God did not leave us on earth without a copy of His blueprints and a guide for spiritual understanding, which man would need. He provided all his needs for living on earth and the means whereby he would keep it functioning in perfection, just as one needs to understand the electrical box of a house and how all its parts are centrally controlled. One needs to understand the heating system and how the furnace must be kept clean, along with the duct work, if the house is to be heated properly. Neither one can be allowed to deteriorate into a state of disrepair if either is to function properly. The better care they are given, the better they function.
God would not leave man in charge of His house without a list of guidelines to describe what he must do to keep His household, earth, functioning in line with His blueprints. The guide is His Word, the Bible, written according to His blueprints and not according to some evolutionary happenstance.
In the heart of the guideline is a warning section and challenge to man to consider the major hazard to life on planet earth when one ignores the spiritual, typified by the electrical system and the heating system. Such hazards can lead to disaster, for which reason God took one man, Job, and allowed the disaster to happen to him. God used this opportunity to show Job, and all mankind, the pitfalls of man’s own intellect and where it leads without a central, spiritual overview and relationship with the Creator of planet earth and the universe.
Elihu, a type of Jesus, questioned Job and challenged his perspective on self and his perspective on God, with regard to just how important God is in the whole plan of mankind on earth.
“Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, and the rumbling that comes from His mouth. He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, and He does not restrain them when His voice is heard. God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend. For He says to the snow, ‘Be on the earth’; likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
He seals the hand of every man, that all men may know His work. The animals enter dens, and remain in their lairs. From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds of the north. By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen. Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds. And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, that they may do whatever He commands them on the face of the whole earth. He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy.
Listen to this, O Job; stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know when God dispatches them, and causes the light of His cloud to shine? Do you know the balance of clouds, those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge? Why are your garments hot, when He quiets the earth by the south wind? With Him, have you spread out the skies, strong as a cast metal mirror (Job 37:2-18)?”
At the very thought of God’s power, Job was brought to His knees before God, Himself. Then God asks some piercing questions about man and his own self-righteousness based on the limitations of human knowledge before a mighty God who created the blueprint and laid the foundation for planet earth.
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb; when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band; when I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors; when I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!’
Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it? It takes on form like clay under a seal, and stands out like a garment. From the wicked their light is withheld, and the upraised arm is broken. Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths? Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death? Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.
Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place, that you may take it to its territory, that you may know the paths to its home? Do you know it, because you were born then, or because the number of your days is great? Have you entered the treasury of snow, or have you seen the treasury of hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?
By what way is light diffused, or the east wind scattered over the earth? Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water, or a path for the thunderbolt, to cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, a wilderness in which there is no man; to satisfy the desolate waste, and cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass? Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth? The waters harden like stone, and the surface of the deep is frozen.
Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth (Job 38:1-33)?”
Too bad mankind does not read the guidelines and come to a conclusion like that of a very wise man called Job, when he finally answered God.
Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. Listen, please, and let me speak; You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’ I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes (Job 42:1-6).”
Oh that man would simply read the instructions and put an end to thinking like the self-righteous fools who believe that planet earth came without blueprints from God, and that man has no need of His Word! How can he ignore his electric-powered destiny for either darkness or light? How can he ignore the power of extreme heat and cold and not know that it is only by the breath of the Spirit of God that either one exists?
It was His breath upon the seawaters that caused the iceberg, which brought the Titanic down. Could the proud save themselves, after believing the lie that God’s power was not strong enough to destroy the works of man, which the monkeys had created and named for the gods of this world?
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: “Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified? Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His? Then adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and array yourself with glory and beauty. Disperse the rage of your wrath; look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low; tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together, bind their faces in hidden darkness. Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you (Job 40:6-14).”