"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another Prophetic Message Ignored

            They (the Hebrew religious leaders) have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace.(Jer 6:14)
            And they (today's religious leaders) are still at it. Christendom has adopted the world system's methods for dealing with the pain of sin; prescribing "good" works to feel better, including secular treatment modalities with pastoral counseling, numbing sin-guilt through psychoanalysis, all "have healed the wound of my people lightly." And such "light" healing is no healing at all, but just a bandage over the gaping wounds left by sin.
            Of course many people hurt from the organic causes such of mental illness, and preaching at them about turning it all over to Jesus too often comes across as nothing more than religious platitudes. While it is true that All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,(2Ti 3:16) like worldly medication, it has to be applied gently, correctly, or it will heal superficially, leaving subsurface wounds that will eventually erupt into disabling infection.
            True peace is a precious thing, but it is not a commodity to be dispensed glibly. Only God, through His Holy Spirit, is able to provide ... the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, which will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.(Php 4:7)
            Ignoring God's prophetic message will prevent God's unfathomable peace from finding a place in our hearts.

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