The Silence of God
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014Print
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This series is a collection of Martha's prophetic words on a range of topics, such as solitude, false salvation, zeal for the church, the Fatherhood of God, and the power of silence.
The Old Testament is a 4000 year record of the helplessness of humanity, proof of total futility and ultimate ruin. Our delusion is that we are gods, knowing good and evil. Our fantasy is that “knowing” makes us able. And The Father proved us wrong in a long, long historical record of absolute failure.
With God’s best giving – His manna-providing, His fiery-protection – over and over again, by the foot-worn path of rejecting God, His choice people abandoned Him, preferring imaginary gods made like their own worst self. Our Adamic bones hold the marrow of hating God for His blessings, so we leave Him for dead gods we can dominate.
With the exception of a few fleeting lights the Old Testament descends down, down, humanity ever worsening. He was finished striving with man. God had proven His point: humanity was hopeless. We are helpless, hopeless failures. The best of us, the worst of us—all the same.
And in the 400 years between Malachi and Matthew, God left the world in silence. No splendid record of His Dealings. No scribe to write His Brilliance. Four Hundred silent years where God’s voice was not heard. Many never noticed the reverberating silence of the heavens, the great void of Meaningful Sound…
The silence prepared the way for the Word.
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