Last modified on 19.9.2008
IN THE SCHOOL OF GRACE
The teaching is exellent and diverse in Grace discipleship training school. I just wonder, how so few come to the lectures or bother to come there so infrequently. This teaching is open to everyone who desires it. Where else we can get wisdom for our spiritual lives and for the walk in faith:"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5)
The last time I attended a lecture of teacher and nutritional therapist Jesus under subject "The balanced diet for spiritual man". He addressed this lecture to those, who were interested in preparing and distributing spiritual food. In the beginning he noticed nutritional situation being exellent in some places. Unfortunatelly, it is poor in many places. As there are Mc'Donalds in this world, there are also in the spiritual one. Them whom the Lord has set to distribute spiritual food, do not go into preparing the food, but serve latest,trendy fast food and that there is so plenty available these days. Christian entertainment has become trendy fast food and, especially, enjoying ultra charismatic cream tart. Mostly for that reason, many christians walk undernourished seeking new experiences of taste all the time:"always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (2.Tim.3:7)
Only teacher Jesus has knowledge of true diet:"I have food to eat of which you do not know. My food is is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work." (John 4:32,34) The king himself has set servants to distirbute food in due time:"Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to five them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing." (Mt.24:45,46) The understanding servants like these, know that only right kind of diet will give sufficent nourriture for the travel of faith:"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." (John 6:51) In other words, these servants have rooted their listeners to the Word:"Let the word of God dwell in you richly." (Col.3:16) Those listeners grow up to the maturity in Christ:"For everyone ! who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteusness, for he is a babe.. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." (Hebr.5:13,14)
Unfortunatelly all, whom the Lord have set to this ministry, do not feed their listeners with this nourishing word, but with fast food,and with too much new wine. Surely we can enjoy those occasionally, but they never can satisfy the godly hunger, He has set into our hearts. Not a miracle or any state of ecstasy can do it. For this reson, there is plenty of digesting problems:"but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it." (Hebr.4:2) This dietal disorder may cause serious disturbances:"For though this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you come to need milk and not solid food." (Hebr.5:12)
The situation of these undernourished ones is not hopeless though, for the King himself have promised to feed them:"For thus says the Lord God; Indeed I Myself will search for my sheep and seek them out." (Eze.34:11) It was such a relief for us to hear that, because we were so baffled, how to get those esctasy oriented people to get balanced diet for their spiritual lives. When the teacher had finished his lecture, he turned to us, and said these serious words about the coming famine:"Behold, the days are coming,'says the Lord God,'when I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it." (Amos 8:11,12) Now it is time to eat properly, because there is so much food available, and of course, we can eat that desert, too.
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