"The Throne - The Living Ones and the Wheels" (continued)
Perfect Intelligence of the Throne (continued)
We perhaps would not have it otherwise; we do not want to be deceived; we do not want to lost something by some unrecognized wrong; we want to have everything open. The end of the Bible sees a City which is absolutely transparent: God is really seeking transparency in His people - no duplicity, no deception, no questionableness. How we need to judge our motives! How we need to keep in the presence of the Everlasting Burning (Isaiah 33:14)! Now necessary it is to abide in the light of His countenance, so that nothing is allowed to go on with us, perhaps unconsciously, that is limiting His glory in our life. This is a message of very great concern.
Let us by all means pray for a "new thing"; pray for revival; pray for God to move in some great way of power: but remember, all His movements are based upon this - a holiness that corresponds to His Throne; and He just cannot do anything until that holiness has been vindicated in His people. Does that not explain much unanswered prayer? "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear" (Psalm 66:18). It is a very big principle, covering so much.
May the Lord give us understanding, in the presence of what could be a very solemn word; and yet it has glory in view. The Lord give us understanding that the energies of His Throne are holy energies. His goings, His continuous goings, are in this very connection, that what is consistent with the Man in the glory shall be found in us, and among all the Lord's people.
(continued with # 54 - "The Throne Intimately Concerned with This World")