This world is consumed with the shell, the outward, exterior beauty, surface level patents, and systematic techniques. Even The Church has been griped with this false delusion of shell techniques. This technique (patent) may initially seem fitting and proper and the way in which to build, yet in reality it leads to people living outward lives with weak roots in God… and all the while God weeps. He weeps because within this mindset He cannot gain ground, cannot bring about life and cannot find a place of rest within and amongst His children. He has given us His very life. He is the Living Messiah who went into the ground and died, but in His dying His eternal life was released, and upon resurrection He became a life giving spirit.
For true life and growth to be expressed we too must go into the ground and die, and in this dying something divine will take place, life will come forth and His beloved Church will be built. It all takes place from within, through death and unto resurrection, from darkness and unto light, yet I see so many who reject the way of God (even in their ignorance), and as a result, Christ the Living Messiah is not able to form His Life in them, and He finds no place of rest. They would prefer to stick with shell life, and do things that seem proper and fitting through the world’s view of building things.
Oh, how man in his nature clings to shell techniques and systems, and all the while God is desiring us to live by the second patent, the true system that comes from His own eternal mind, a divine patent that brings forth Life only through death. This Life longs with a passionate groaning to swallow up the outward shell. If only we would submit ourselves to His loving hand, He then will lead us to death, the very death that brings about Resurrection Life and transformation, and the glorious result of this is God Himself finding A Bethany amongst and within us. The altar is ever before the House.