Letters From God

Dove

Julie Andrews

 

Measuring Rods

The flesh wants to measure itself constantly against others, it is how it learns to modify its behaviour - to fit the desired mould. How tall am I compared to you, how big, how long, am I better/slower/stronger? The measuring rod becomes each other - how do I compare with you? But this is not the measuring rod of God.

Yes I do measure all the time. The temple, the arc, the New Jerusalem. All measured and carefully noted. But the standard is My choice, My design. It is heavenly, not mans/yours.

When you concentrate on Self, on your own desires, on your perceived measurements, you become restricted to the limits to your imagination/thoughts and man's thought can take him far but never are they limitless.

I AM without limit. That is why I need you to use My measuring rod. To compare yourself to Jesus - he is the standard. What would he do, say, how would He behave, think act? Holy Spirit is there to reveal Him to you and show you My thoughts and ways. All teaching and revelation and comfort should come from Me. Measure all the information you receive against Me and My words.

There is much hidden to be understood. Any new idea, object, information should be measured against the standard rod which is the Logos word, the tried and true measurement. If it doesn't fit, knock off the edges, slice through the debris, the unacceptable. Use the sword of the Lord, the Word, to shape the received "lump" into the statue.

Like the statue of David - it was carved in solid marble - very hard and smooth- and the finished work is beautiful. But it took a master caver to shape it and polish it. So it is with Me. You are pieces of marble, a lump of stone, with a hard heart within. But at your invitation I fill you with My Spirit and begin to soften, shape and remould the stone /marble.

Because I know you inside out I know exactly where your  most beautiful pieces are and where the edges are that need to be removed. By My skillful shaping and moulding I carve from your "raw lump" the most beautiful work of art.

This is the true measurement of who you are. It has nothing to do with anyone else. There is no measuring against another "raw lump". This is why each piece is unique and specially treasured by Me. Little by little we are on a journey to reveal the inner beauty, the specialness of you. the treasure hidden within each of My precious Sons and Daughter.

You are the Treasure within My Treasury - My wealth. Each Precious and Unique shinning Jewel - cut and polished to perfection The Jewels in My Crown.

 

Both Ezekiel and John were given measuring rods to measure the temple, the dwelling place of God. Ezekiel 42 & Rev 11

Rom 8:8,9 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

2 Cor 10:11-12 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

 

 

 Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.