One of the great things about the God relating to man is His steadfast traits by which we come to know Him. One of those He consistently displays is His hiding Himself from mankind in general and revealing Himself to those who seek Him. It seems to men that if God really existed He would make Himself known by obvious display. There should be signs and wonders even a dullard couldn't miss. Was not the cruxifiction crowd to this sort? All men of this character claim that if God would display Himself they would surely serve Him. Why then does God hide with such professions of promised loyalty? Men don't know their own heart. But I would ask this question; "if God can be found by seeking Him why is it that you demand He comes to you?"
When I think of miracle, signs, and wonders they are not very unusual to those whom God reveals. Yet they can occur right before the unbeliever and they will not see it. I've also wondered at why God does not deliver me with spectacular power when He easily could? Then I learned something of the answer when studying His hide and seek in history. Hang in there I'll get to the Dorean relevance soon.
The Jew has displayed a zeal and integrity to God's word throughout the Nations and generation. Their witness is established and confirmed. Yet the very word they so vigorously defended spoke of their rejection of the Messiah and them becoming God's enemy. Now in human logic I would want my friends to guard my record. They would be generous and prejudiced to my most positive attributes. But God is far more clever. When the enemy who has established a credible record reveals you even though they deny you God has revealed Himself in such a way that cannot be denied, reveals Himself, and yet veils Himself to the non-seeker.
When I overlaid this style of God with the Dorean circumstance I managed to see a repeat. The wicked courts have an establish reputation of keeping a true record. Only few really know of their tamperings. But in our case like the Jews their goal is to hide the truth. Yet in the very actions they took to deceive they have preserved the truth. I got excited when God showed me He was sticking to an old pattern. No one would believe our record because of our self-interest. But when our enemy with the verified record documents suddenly truth is measured on its own. Of course it may still take a seeker but it will be in plain sight. The pattern of God did not call lightening boltz from heaven to smite the wicked judge so all men could know what was right by a sign. Instead he offended the wicked judge with a feeble truth presented by weak servants absent any power or verification outside the God he denies. In addition He'll use the wicked judge and his record to reveal His truth to the seeker. It's funny, clever, and beyond human skill. Even more ironic is the wicked have a sign and wonder of hide and seek to prove God but remain oblivious, even to their participation.
This revelation helped me make sense out of some of the exchanges between Alsup and myself as well as his fuming hatred for me. I had to chuckle a bit at God's advantage. Also it is easier to settle into peace when you see the long tough road is the brilliant path of your master. I can boldly say that God used this truth to edify my other prophetic thoughts. We will prevail in a fashion for too spectacular for Scott and Kurt to pull off but a great revelation of God's providence. Perhaps I'll be able to share more detail later.