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WEIGH AND JUDGE

We are in a time when there is a great need to weigh matters and judge words rather than just taking everything that we hear and zealously trying to get it to fit into our theology and our eschatology. There are even some folks who are willing to adjust their theology to get it to fit words coming from voices that are continually predicting near events even though many of them have not come to pass. Some of those people and their words are finding acceptance because of what seems to be widespread fear and despair. If someone is in fear or suspicion, they can find a word that will accommodate it. (Let’s start a new fad: Let’s all go to the Word of God to interpret the Word of God instead of going to the news!)


Order and Priorities of God

The thing about seeing Thy Kingdom Come is that it carries the order and priorities of God, even if that shocks or contradicts or shakes current theology, current cultures, current belief-systems or even our interpretation of “Church”.  Those three words, Thy Kingdom Come, give God access to every level of our lives that must change to align with His Kingdom.  Just as He sent the Last Adam, the Redeemer to bring His original intent and order of the garden into reach once again, so He intends to bring our core values into His original intent and order.  That will mean major shaking in our thinking, in our conditions, in our priorities and in our earth . . . as it is in heaven.—Kathy Gabler

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Gates And Traditions

 

Gates And Traditions (by Kathy Gabler)
Probably the hardest place to build a gate is in our traditional, established views of scripture, and unfortunately we could die on our own sword trying to defend our traditional beliefs simply because the letter of the law kills.  It is rather ironic that the letter of the law is so strong yet vulnerable to something as simple as a  typo or language or culture or new revelation.   However, the spirit of the law, or the truth that is right and unchangeable in it, is not threatened by new gates to fuller understanding.  For instance, the scripture says, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” The spirit of that law boils down to not deliberately deceiving and manipulating information against someone for your own purposes.  However, our traditions have added to the letter of that law that we must tell everything we know at all times.  Not lying does not equal spilling all truth to all people.  Even “honesty is the best policy” is best approached with caution because sometimes SILENCE is the best policy.  (There are men who have learned that it is better to be silent than express their honest opinion of what that dress looks like on their wife.)