Man’s Hidden Witnesses: Recording Properties in All Things

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 9:00 AM
February 23, 2015

The-Entrance-of-our-Lord-Into-Jerusalem        In this age of television re-runs; film-wash technology that allows fresh showings of 90-year old WWI actions; camcorders, cell phone photographs, and inter-stellar space cameras––Nature’s ability to record man’s every action should come as no surprise.

Surely every human word and action is copied on rocks, trees, plaster board, paint, plastic, etc. Consider Joshua’s account of Nature’s recording system:  “So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

“And Joshua wrote these words in The Book of The Law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of The LORD. And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of The LORD which He spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God (24: 25-27).”

Note Joshua’s points:  1) The stone is a witness of a covenant agreement between Joshua and the people of Shechem that they would put away all false idols and only serve The LORD Their God––they gave their word; 2) The stone hears and records those words to be replayed at God’s will; 3) A stone, an oak tree and a sanctuary also preserved this binding agreement with The Word of God.

Obviously then, if the people of Shechem return to worship idols of silver, gold, wood and stone, and other wretched carvings they would bow to––their very idols will also bear testimony against them on the coming Great Day of Judgment.

As he waits for God ’s rebuke of his complains about his oppressor, Habakkuk hears that precious promise about righteous living: “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith (2:4). The he also hears God’s condemnation of that oppressor:

“Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.  For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it (2: 9-11).” No, that is not useless, meaningless poetic language. The Christian God God instructed Moses to speak to the rock in Numbersof Abraham’s children does not do, say or write useless things.

Moreover, God instructed Moses to speak to the rock in Numbers chapter 20, commanding it to give water. But Moses’ human logic taught that any rock with water in it had to be smashed instead. That mistaken human logic stopped Moses from entering The Promised Land.

Human logic does not understand The LORD Jesus speaking to wind, rain and other material objects. Or His rebuke of people wanting to silence those worshiping Him: “And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out (Luke 19: 14).”

It is no wonder then that The LORD Jesus warned in Christian non-fiction prophecy books: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment (Matthew 12: 36).” Those words are recorded. Note the symbolism: “idle” and “idol”: dangerous words!

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