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THE HIDDEN BIBLE
What we believe, generally inspire our actions. Simply based on what we purport to believe of the Bible, it might as well be a hidden, buried, sealed book to us. A very good friend related a “wake up, and smell the coffee” episode she experienced while handing out tracks in the church’s door to door meet the neighbors function. A middle-aged man answered his door to received a tract from her highlighting Jesus’ eminent return. Quickly glancing at the tract, and discerning the subject, he redirected his gaze to her, and with disarming frankness proceeded to stab at her with words of volcanic petulance: “DO YOU BELIEVE THIS”, he demanded. She replied, yes I do. “NOT EVEN YOU COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE THIS” , he insisted.
Briefly struggling to regain her composure she firmly asserted, “of course I do”. He then made a quick end of that conversation with a reply for which she had no answer. “YOU COULDN’T POSSIBLY BELIEVE THIS AND HAVE WAITED THIS LONG TO COME AND TELL ME—NOW GET OUT OF HERE!”.
Jesus could not be hidden in any human population demographic, yet with us one can observe almost no distinction between we who advocate Christianity and the neighbors. How is it possible that we could live for decades next to our neighbors, and they not even know that we are Christians?
As in the natural, so it is true in the spiritual. We experience different levels awareness concerning various realities.
If Christians could be sued for bad religion, we’d be sued for religious malpractice. At virtually every place where Jesus asks us to model him, We inexplicably decline to do so, instead differing to what man is capable of and with unmitigated gall, asserting such to be the work of God. Jesus could not be hidden in any human population demographic, yet with us one can observe almost no distinction between we who advocate Christianity and the neighbors. It is as though we cannot be made to feel shame in our dereliction of duty to the heavenly call. When we are fully awakened spiritually to God, we will find only one course lay before us, and all else is shallow distracting intrigue. The just demand of God for his church is the manifestation of the sons of God fully with power in us evidencing the perfect man carrying on the ministry of reconciliation in the tradition of Jesus, as Jesus.