"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land." (Zec.13: 1-2)  "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:" (Zec. 13:4)  

     With the coming of Jesus and the flowing of His Precious Blood, we have an open fountain and a new revelation of our Father's name. In this New Day says the Lord; He will cut off the names of the idols, and the false prophets, with all their lies, shall  also be made ashamed !! This day is heavily upon us now and God's Spirit is dealing with His Remnant to have correct vision and to make doubly sure we are not believing and teaching things which will bring shame to God's revealed truths. 

     "Therefore I endure all things for the elects sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory." (II Tim.2:10)  God's word teaches an "elect remnant" now being groomed for a deeper involvement in Kingdom Authority. What the Apostle is writing to Timothy is very relevant to the elect ! "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (II Tim. 2:15)  I wonder how many preachers will be ashamed for all their deceiving messages floating around out there. During the Era of the early prophets, they denied themselves daily and even dressed in rough hairy garments to show humility. They paid a huge price for relationship to hear and proclaim the voice of God. The false prophets copied the wearing of the rough garments to put on a false show to go along with their false words supposedly from the Lord.They would not get sincere enough to pay the required price. Along with deceiving the people they brought shame and reproach to the entire purpose of Prophetic Guidance. So it is today, men dress the part have eloquent words, but a lack of study and leaning on flesh of men has brought shame to their teachings.

     The elect are told that in order to gain the approval of God we must "study" and "rightly divide" the truth. Study is a strong passion word; it means to put forth strong effort and do it with diligence and frequency. It implies such a love for the truth you won't let yourself be deceived, for you won't give up until the Holy Ghost has engrafted the truth in your "inner man" the guess work and confusion then has no reality. 

     To rightly divide literally means to cut straight down the middle. The cross of Calvary represents the dividing line and now it is our responsibility to apply the word of truth to the appropriate side of the cross. Here's the revelation; on the backside of the cross the disobedience of Eve came as she partook from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil". Eve's name in Hebrew tongue literally means "life giver". She is also called the "mother of all of us". Our life giver ate from the tree of death, resulting in the "law of sin and death" and this law has ruled until the victory of Jesus' Cross !! "And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." (Luke 3:9) The axe is Jesus himself the anointed word and the "sword of the spirit". His coming established a plum line. On the front side of His cross this anointed axe digs, prunes and sharpens those who are part of the "called out" . Jesus himself laid the axe to the "tree of death" and by the promise of the Holy Ghost and His victory over death by the cross we now have access to the "Tree of Life"  If we're really led by the Holy Ghost, we are no longer deceived by the shameful teaching of men and all their clever ways. When the word is rightly divided I see two laws, one on the backside of the cross and one on the front side of the cross. "For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" (Rom. 8:2)      To Be Continued:

In-Christ Always  Elmer Hart


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