The world system has conditioned us Christians to not talk about God. I remember when I taught public school, the teachers rarely spoke of God, and that was in a conservative small school in the middle of the Biblebelt! Maybe once or twice in fifteen years did I hear a fellow teacher openly talk of Christ. The secular setting had done its browbeating.
But I was fortunate, for I taught English and American Literature all those years. The writers in our culture spoke and wrote about God and the Bible until the 20th Century began . Scriptural allusions and metaphors ran constantly through Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, our Puritan writers. Even our Founding Fathers spoke and wrote openly of the Supreme Being, mixing freely religious and political ideas.
So I was able to talk about God in the secular classroom all the time using the literature books that they provided me. But Satan has done a thorough job in squelching God’s voice coming through His children. We have almost quenched the Spirit in our reluctance to speak.
But Christ and His early apostles did not play that game.
They had a very important job to do, and they were not about to let another spirit dominate them and what they had to do–which was to lay the foundation for the building of the LORD’s temple (us). It was also, to use another of His metaphors, to let the early rain of His Spirit fall freely on the thirsty gr0und, the hearts of men. And this was the former rain; now is the time for the latter rain, His Spirit now falling in our era.
So, Jesus (Yahshua) and His apostles labored mightily. They spoke the Word, the Logos, which is the eternal purpose and plan of God. And they wrote His vision for this earth down for us to be able to study and prepare ourselves for the end times.
Now we, the sons and daughters of the latter rain must follow our example–Christ. “For herein He has left us an example that we should follow His steps, who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth” (I Pet 2: 21-22). We are to follow our Example.
We are to be like Him. “For we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him…” (I John 3: 2). Don’t let any gainsayer try to tell you differently–not your mom or dad, brother or sister, wife or husband, best friend or feared enemy. We should be like Christ, and with His Spirit within us, we can and will be like Him. In fact we are to live “godly in this present world”! (Titus 2: 12).
This is our hope–and His hope. This is our vision–and His vision. This is our destiny–and His destiny for us (1).
There–I’ve said it. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we are free to speak this vision of manifested sonship throughout the entire planet earth–wherever you are.
Speak the word. Speak the truth. For when you speak this truth, you are speaking the WORD. You are speaking Him, for He is the WORD, and the WORD is thereby becoming flesh one more time–in you and in me and now through us! Speak the Word. KWH
1. I John 3: 3; Rom. 8: 18-30