For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. (1 Cor. 2:5)
A couple of afternoons ago, a vision unfolded. Two pierced ears with two earrings fashioned in the shape of the Cross and made of bright gold dangled in mid air.
This vision symbolizes ears that have been circumcised with the Word of GOD! These are ears that do not itch to hear false teachings, doctrines and prophecies! (2 Tim. 4:3) These are ears that are calibrated to no other doctrine except for salvation through the sacrifice of GOD’S only begotten Son! These are ears that are earmarked for the cause and wisdom of the Cross of Christ! It follows that these are jewels fit for royalty: for Christ’s Bride.
A Lamenting Prophet
(Italicized words are based on Strong’s interpretation of the Word)
To whom shall I speak and give warning, That they may hear? (to prick up the ears, hearken) Indeed their ear is uncircumcised (meaning having foreskin) And they cannot give heed. (cannot hear intelligently) Behold, the word (a word, a matter, thing and a cause) of the LORD is a reproach to them; They have no delight in it. (Jer. 6:10)
Prophet Jeremiah lamented and preached a warning message to Israel about heeding the Word of the LORD. But she could not and would not hear the prophetic message that he was attempting to instill into her heart through her ear gates. He was speaking to a fleshy people who acted as though they were unconsecrated and were never brought into covenant with GOD. A huge cause for this great weeping Prophet to lament!
Thousands of Years Later
So it continues today. Israel as a nation remains spiritually deaf – she refuses to acknowledge her sacrificial Messiah through whom the Holy Spirit has been made available. She is unable to hear in the Spirit because her flesh has not been pierced by the Word of truth. And hearing from GOD would be paramount considering these latter days as her enemies encircle her. But yet, so is the case also for all nations and anyone else around the world who err in wrongful doctrine by refusing to accept truth contained in Holy Writ. To sum it up – the Word testifies that the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus Christ is the one and only avenue, the only Way, through which sin is pardoned; the only way by which we receive and hear the Holy Spirit.
The Word is to be esteemed in holiness but tragically multitudes refuse to read and hear for multitudes of more reasons. Bibles are available for reading without persecution in many countries and still masses opt not to hear. What a terrible affront to our loving GOD and in consideration of those who do not have this blessing and are being tortured and killed everyday in the underground Church! Add to this Believers who speak in common parlance and flippantly about the Cross when it ought to humbly bring everyone to their knees. For shame! To put it mildly and bluntly, it is expedient that fleshy ears and hearts be pierced – circumcised – by the Word and the Holy Spirit of Truth during these last days.
You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! (Acts 7:51)
The hour is late and time runs on GOD’S calendar! Everyone and all nations are being called to hear the Word and return in holy reverence to the Cross. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit! Our merciful, forgiving and loving Savior paid an unfathomable price to give us this most precious, healing and heavenly gift!
Keep the Faith. Praise GOD and thank you infinitum, Lord Jesus!