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Letter: Listen to connected council of God, not just the pieces

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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 10:55 pm

The Word of God is like a large puzzle that’s made up of a lot of pieces. Each piece is significant but only as it’s connected to the whole. It’s not until the pieces are assembled that we can see the image which it was designed to display. There are exactly as many pieces in a scrambled puzzle as there are in a finished one. But there’s a huge difference: One leaves you guessing and the other reveals the image.

Gospel preaching connects the pieces and reveals Christ in His glory. The Pharisees were experts on the pieces, but ignorant of Christ. Most preachers and Bible teachers today are the same way. Those who preach but don’t preach Christ don’t preach the gospel, and have no understanding of the Word of God. The gospel that brings about the regeneration of God’s saints is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. “Judas said unto him, not Iscariot, Lord how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?” (John 14: 22).

Do you remember dog whistles? Humans cannot hear, but dogs can. The purpose for dog whistles is to make a way to call one’s dog without disturbing the neighbor. There’s a better way to discover who the Lord’s are. The truth is like a dog whistle: all the Lord’s dogs can hear it, but no one else can. He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God (John 8 : 47).

We need not try to discover the lowest frequency that these dogs can hear, but others cannot. Rather, we need only to take up that Divine dog whistle of the “whole counsel of God” and blow it. All those who come are the Lord’s dogs; all those who do not come prove they did not hear; and they did not hear because they could not hear: they aren’t dogs.

Let us ever and increasingly admire and adore the perfection of our God revealed in the gospel. Admire His love! Adore His mercy. Rejoice in His grace! Stand in awe of His wisdom, power, holiness, justice and truth! All shine forth gloriously in the satisfaction of Christ. Our sin is either on us or on Christ — there is no other way.

Willie Hebacker

Lodi

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