We’re going to have to sit down with ourselves, and with one another and re-think or re-learn some things.
There are some aspects of our Walk that we will have to admit. Perhaps, in the scriptures, that we did not learn very well.
It’s likely that we depended on those in authority to teach us what we needed to know. It’s not time to condemn or blame anyone.
With some things, we will have to start over. Re-visit certain key issues.
LORD, let me be as kind and gentle as I can be.
There was a position placed in The Church, it was a calling termed “Teacher.” Most of us know, because we read it ourselves, that The Holy Ghost is “The Teacher”.
We know well, that not everyone can teach. It is a special Gift that is not given to everyone, even in our schools etc. You can study all you want, but if you do not have that gift, you will not be very effective.
In the Church, this is an appointed, ordained and anointed position in the Five-fold Ministry. It was to be used well.
Many Ministers can preach and do it well. But too often, they are not Teachers. You see, some of us are old enough to have seen the difference, and witness how this really works.
One wonderful Pastor I had, knew the difference. There was an elderly lady who was indeed a true Teacher. He had her teach the Sunday School lesson.
Many of us have known anointed Teachers, and how The Spirit used them, and how great they really were. We’ve never forgotten that.
I don’t know totally where this message is going, but I have to follow the leading of The Spirit. We were not instructed well in some things. Thank God we had Teachers traveling, church to church.
Many of us were taught that the rapture would have already happened, and we would be gone from here. We believed that.
I was reading in three Gospels earlier, what Jesus said to His own disciples when they asked Him what the signs of His coming would be, and of the end of the world.
We need to go back and read this all over again, asking The Spirit to show us all The Truth.
We say we were grafted in, and we were also God’s Elect.
“False Christs and false prophets shall rise and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
If we are truly part of The Elect, then some of us will still be here and see a lot of things.
I’m afraid we read, or were taught certain parts of a scripture, but perhaps unknowingly, left part of it out. It did say that God would not put more on us — more than we were able to bear.
” No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
That is a fact, but what is the next part. “Without making a way to escape.”
God has allowed troubles and trials to come upon us. But He never intended for us to be destroyed.
You can’t tell me that all of us have not had things we just couldn’t bear. If we could bear it all ourselves, we wouldn’t need God.
We’re supposed to help bear one another’s burdens. We used to. Also, to confess our faults to one another.
May I share what happened to me?
You can’t truly help others unless you have been through it yourself. It’s been awful. I’ve prayed for God to just take me out of here.
I had to know what I was feeling and going through. You see, this is where we all lost something.
The escape for me, was to learn once and for all, how to trust God, no matter what.
I’ve known all the Scriptures, but for some reason, I couldn’t believe it fully. Story short. Believe what you have heard.
God is with us always. I knew His Word was True. The only way to escape, was to believe it and “trust” Him — that He really would do what He said He would do — and He does not ever lie.
God has made promises to me. I heard Him when He spoke it to me. I knew it was His Voice.
Whatever God said He was going to do, He is going to do exactly that. Turning it over to Him and letting it go, was so hard for me. Trusting His timing, even when it seems it is absolutely impossible.
Many of us have been suffering, you see. We have been sorely attacked by the devil and his followers. Like the apostles, “pressed out of measure.”
I kept asking God why I had to suffer the way I have. It seemed there was no answer. There was! Why couldn’t I just believe and trust Him?
The Holy Ghost has used me many times over the years. This is long, but I have to finish. Abuse can warp you. Physical and emotional mistreatment as a child, by those you trusted, can block any trust for anyone.
It can handicap you all your life. We desperately need the Gift of Healing of the mind, and the Gift of Healing of the spirit operating — whether those in authority like it or not, I’m tired of being sick and hurting.
I know it will teach me to heal others. I must escape to that. To Him!
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:26
“For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:12
“For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.” 2 Corinthians 1:8
~ Robert Blackburn