We came out of the teachings of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with great hopes about the immediacy and ready expectancy of the acts of God. During that time of moving of the Holy Spirit we saw entire denominations and people groups wondrously affected by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with miracles, signs and wonders. We should, without reserve, continue those expectancies. But the one thing where we may be needing some adjustment is in the area of planning for incremental change. Some have so thrust their beliefs into hoping for instantaneous change dispensationally and hoping Father’s nepotism overlooks every other factor of character and timing, that they have not invested monetarily or generationally. However, there are those of false religions and anti-Christ designs who have been incrementally making investments of all sorts for centuries.
(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Tares And Wheat.” This excerpt deals with “Incremental Change.”)