Messenger of God, Anthony Den Hartog(1933 -2013) & wife Martha Den Hartog
During the days of His ministry in the flesh, Tony stood his ground as a faithful steward of the everlasting gospel of our Lord Jesus. He glitters with heavenly splendor amongs the stars of God in heavenly places forever.
Hi every one.
"Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of His throne." Ps.97:2.
I would like to share some gems about the foundation. Tony and I we dug the foundation of the house we are living in now and that was hard work, there were lots of big rocks so we had to build it up to get the right measure the foundation had to be, it had to be accurate or the inspector would not pass it so that we could continue to build. And that was only 12 years ago.
Jesus tells us that a wise man builds his house upon a rock, well that is what we did with our house of brick and cement but that is not what Jesus was talking about. Jesus came to reveal something so beautiful and precious that I stand in awe of becoming aware of It by His Grace. This foundation we can't work for or do anything about, not a thing we can do, It is a gift from our Father. ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS BECOME STILL and know something out of this world is happening, a foundation that is forever is being made known to us, Hear, receive and perceive.
We are so privileged to to be able to read and receive the foundation of the Lord's house for ourselves as ours, as we see the golden thread of the spiritual foundation go through the Scriptures right from the beginning to now. As we experience what is being talked about. It is wonderful!
I would like to begin with Psalm 127:1 "Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Ps. 97, Paul tells us in 2 Cor. 3:17 "Now the Lord is the Spirit." By this wonderful information we know immediately that the Lord is building a Spiritual house.
We find from Job 32:8 Ampl. "But there is (a vital force) a Spirit in man and the inspiration of the Almighty will give men understanding."
As I begin to share the Word we remember that Jesus said in John 6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life. "
We have just found out that there is a Spirit in each and every one of us and when the word of God comes it will bear witness with spirit and brings forth Spiritual fruit as us. The true foundation of this Spiritual house is being born in us.
Isn't it wonderful? Our Father has been speaking all the time. It says in Hebr.1 That in the olden days He spoke through the Prophets but now He speaks through Son. In Gen.49:10 Our Father speaks through Jacob and brings the promise and he speaks exactly what is going to happen thousand of years later and he said, "The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah,nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh
(the Messiah, the peaceful One) comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people."
"Shiloh= A symbolic name for Messiah. Rule in Judah will not depart until He comes; then His sovereignty will include the whole world. " (Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. The Shiloh, Messiah has come).
To be at rest; to be in peace and prosperity. The Prince of Peace, The promised seed of the woman, who would destroy the rule and dominion of satan and established peace in the earth.
It signifies one who is quiet, prosperous, peaceable, happy and honourable; a conqueror, for whom all things succeed well and in harmony.
Judah= "Let him be praised." the fourth son of Jacob and the founder of the Kingly tribe of Israel, from whom Messiah--King came. On account of their sins Reuben, Simeon and Levi were passed over by Jacob and the blessing of the birthright was bestowed on Judah instead.
The scepter or the leadership belonged to Messiah, Christ or Son is very clear and we have a wonderful confirmation of that in Hebr.1 Ampl. When Father says to Son, "But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever and the scepter of Your Kingdom is a scepter of absolute righteousnessYou have delighted in integrity, virtue and uprightness in purpose, thought and action and You have hated lawlessness, injustice and iniquity. Therefore God, even Your God has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your companions."
Then another amazing few words were said, "And to Him shall be the obedience of the people." Obey comes from the Latin root Obedire, it means: hearing to the superlative; surpassing others; supreme hearing to the maximum. Now the sentence is, "and to Him shall be the hearing of the people."
Remember Jesus would say, "be careful what you are hearing, the measure of thought you give to the truth you hear will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you and more will be given to you who hear."
Jesus was the first to hear, he was just like you and me born of a woman born under the law but when Joseph and Mary brought him to the Temple to be circumcised Simeon who had been waiting for the coming of the Messiah recognised Him. Luke 2:26-31, "To him Simeon it had been revealed by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death until he has seen the Lord's Anointed ONE. Led by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the Parent brought in the child Jesus to do with regard to Him according to the custom of the Law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said, Now, O Sovereign Lord, You send Your servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Your Word because mine eyes have seen Your salvation. which You have made ready in the sight of all Nations. A Light to shine upon the Gentiles for the unveiling of and the Glory of Your people Israel."
And so Jesus shared with us what happened to him in Psalm 40, "Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have You delight in them; You have given me the capacity to hear and obey Your law which is the law of Spirit and Life, a more valuable service than burnt and sin offerings which You do not require. Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me; I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart. I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly tidings of uprightness and right standing with God. Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as You know, O Lord. I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hid away Your steadfast Love and Your truth from the great assembly."
Jesus had the supreme hearing to the maximum, surpassing every thing, he found the only true God and Father of all, My Father and I are One.
I would like to share just a few Words Jesus spoke in His prayer John 17, "Father,I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My Glory, which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O just and righteous Father although the world has not known You and has failed to recognise You and has never acknowledged You, I have known You continually; and these men understand and know that You have sent Me. I have made Your name known to them and revealed Your character and Your very SELF, and I will continue to make You known, that the love which You have bestowed upon Me may be in them (felt in their hearts) and that I Myself may be in them."
Thank You Father, that we who are reading this are born for such a time as this, to hear with our Spiritual ear at this moment and know ourselves the way we are known of You, We are ONE, "I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and definitely recognise that You sent Me and that You have loved them even as You have loved Me. John 17 Ampl.
We might like to be still just for a little while.
Our Father speaks through Isaiah, "Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes, trusts in, relies on and adheres to that Stone will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away in sudden panic. I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plummet; and hail (the word) will sweep away the refuge of lies, and waters will overwhelm the hiding place." Isaiah 28:16,17 Ampl.
Paul shares with us in 1 Cor. 3:11, "For no other foundation can anyone lay that that which is already laid, which is Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One."
I will close with Peters revelation, not revealed to him by flesh and blood but our Father. Jesus said, "Who do men say that I the son of Men am," Peter answered,"You are the Christ the Son of the Living God."
1Peter 2:4,5 "Come to Him then, to that living Stone which men tried and threw away, but which is chosen and precious in God's sight. Come and, like living stones, be yourselves built into a spiritual house, for a Holy dedicated, consecrated priesthood."
Isn't It beautiful how it all flows together, so perfect. I trust that we all get deeper understanding of the house the Father is building, every time I read it more of the experience comes.
Much love to all from me in Loving oneness Martha.