#160 (3/4/18)

                                                                                           (Source of material:  Rev. B.R. Hicks)

                                                               ( Note:  this is a continuation of #159; please read #159 if necessary.)

The Son was truthed-up by the Eternal, Unbegotten Father.  This is like saying the Father unrolled the scroll that pertained to the education of the Son.  The Son experienced the fulfillment of His own scroll as He accepted the teaching and tutoring of the Father.  Man was created after the scrolls were written; we weren't created then given scrolls to fulfill.  The Plan, the scroll came first then we were created with specific talents and abilities to help us successfully fulfill the Plan.  As the scroll unfurls, we find that personality traits peculiar to ourselves aid us in doing what the LORD  has written.  

David, when faced with the giant, said, "Is there not a cause?"  He was referring to the roll or Plan for that day.  This whole event with the Philistines and Goliath was an unfolding of the roll (Purposive Will) and David recognized that.  He saw that it was already written that the giant would be disgracefully slain by his hand.  He read the roll.  

"In everything give thanks . . . ".  This is so important because by doing so the righteousness contained within the roll becomes the righteousness of the person giving thanks.  As the roll is praised, we help the Father to make His Name known.  This is a righteous work that creates white linen for the Bride.  

In the book of Esther, Mordecai foiled an assassination plot against the king for which he was never rewarded.  One sleepless night, the king calls for the rolls to be read to him to help him pass a long night.  A roll containing the events surrounding the plot was rehearsed before the king.  After discovering that Mordecai had never been rewarded for saving his life, he amended the roll to contain facts that he had been rewarded.  Haman led Mordecai through the streets of the city, robed in the kings garments, on his finest horse, shouting to the people what he had done.  Likewise, our rolls can be "amended" by the King if we go back, by the Spirit of Prophecy, and repent of the sins of our past.  If we failed to be grateful for a specific event, we can have that roll for that day revised to indicate that gratitude was given (eventually).  By going back to situations in our memory, we can pick up the white linen we left behind by not proclaiming the holiness of His Name.  White linen is hidden in our memory.  Unrighteous works can be transformed into righteous ones by visiting places where we have failed.  We can weave the fabric of our white linen through our memory.  

We are in places either high or low simply to exalt and make the Name known.  Why?  So the Name can change us on the inside and we evolve into the likeness and image of Jesus.  Joseph, when his brothers came to Egypt for food, was prodding them by his behaviour to go back to the roll when they sold him into slavery and repent.  Reuben exclaimed to his brothers that all the evil that had befallen them in Egypt was because they had seen the anguish on Joseph's face but sold him anyway.  Reuben went back to the roll for that day but could not find repentance.  Joseph wanted them to rectify (amend) the roll and what had been written about their dastardly deed.  

This lesson will be continued as #161.  In it we will contrast David and Jeroboam and how one acknowledged the roll and what was written, and the other added to the roll and made idols.  See you at #161.