From “Feast of Tabernacles,” Chapter 12- Tabernacles – The Feast of Glory- The Events of the Seventh Month Blend Into One, continued
Do you see, then, how subtly the enemy will work, and how easy it is going to be for Christians to become entangled in an idolatrous system and not realize it? Notice this one thing: that Jeroboam’s attempt to reproduce the real thing according to the devices of his own heart–produced nothing more than an idolatrous system of worship. He followed the pattern as close as he could, but he missed the real Feast. His was in the eighth month; the real Feast of Tabernacles was in the seventh. So shall it be in our day. Any attempt to reproduce the real moving of the Spirit of God, in order to maintain and sustain a dying denominational system, will eventually lead to idolatry.
The day of reckoning is at hand, and judgment must begin at the House of God. This idolatrous ecclesiastical system is doomed. The word of prophecy has gone forth upon Jeroboam’s altar: “O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord; Behold, a child shall be born unto the House of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee…” (1 Kgs. 13:2). Aaron’s rod shall yet swallow up the rods of the magicians in the Day of Christ’s Appearing; and the dross shall be consumed from the gold and the silver in the house of Levi. “The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple… And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.” (Mal. 3:1, 3). He comes to His temple! Even to the Church of the living God. “For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them…” (2 Cor. 6:16).
BY WISDOM SHALL THE CHURCH BE BUILT
When the people of God ridicule these great truths concerning the rebuilding of God’s holy Temple, and the perfection of the saints into one, vital, united Body–such ridicule is not against the saints, but it is against God Himself. We know God’s people do not realize this, but that is exactly what they are doing. They are not ridiculing men, but God who has spoken and declared His purpose. And they are not scoffing at fools, but they are scoffing at the Wisdom of God. Why should it be thought incredible that a God of Wisdom should do all these things and more? Was it not by Wisdom that God established the heavens and the earth? (Prov. 3:19). And is Wisdom not the gift of God, which fools may receive by simply asking God for it in faith? (Jas. 1:5). And furthermore, is not the Wisdom of God always foolishness with man? (1 Cor. 1:20-25). Let us not be guilty. therefore, of charging God with folly. What device of man or Devil shall be able to withstand the Wisdom of God and prevail? GHW
Every part of the Great Remnant will have to shed denominational baggage as we enter the fullness of what God has ahead for us. Even non-denominational churches have non-denominational baggage. We must now let the refiner and purifier purge us of the dross of man-made ideas and practices. We must do as the apostle Paul urges in Romans 12:1-5: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Let it be so Lord.