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THE HIDDEN BIBLE

2 Kings 22:3-13—In Josiah's eighteenth year as king, he …gave the money the gatekeepers have gathered from the people…. to the supervisors of the work on the Temple of the Lord. They must pay the carpenters, builders, and bricklayers. Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the royal secretary, "I've found the Book of the Teachings in the Temple of the Lord." He gave it to Shaphan, who read it. 9 Then Shaphan the royal secretary went to the king and reported to Josiah, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read from the book to the king. 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Teachings, he tore his clothes to show how upset he was. 12 He gave orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the royal secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant. These were the orders: 13 "Go and ask the Lord about the words in the book that was found. Ask for me, for all the people, and for all Judah. The Lord's anger is burning against us, because our ancestors did not obey the words of this book; they did not do all the things written for us to do.

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.

Isaiah 29:11-12—The understanding of all men is become like the words of a book that is closed and sealed. You may give the book to someone who can read and tell that person to read it. But he will say, "I can't read the book, because it is sealed." 12 Or you may give the book to someone who cannot read and tell him to read it. But he will say, "I don't know how to read." This is the net effect of the crisis of grasping spiritual truths with the limited understanding. The bible was not written for man. It was written for the sons of God; to bring them home to a place where no man can approach, for there, man is unlawful.

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, they'd be sued for religious malpractice.

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.

SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO MISS SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT LOOKING FOR. It's not that we unable to do the greater works of Jesus' reconciliation ministry, it is rather that we are not expecting to do it, because we were told something to the contrary by wicked spirits in high places.

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