When I left Macedonia Baptist, I had no place to go; no other church had called me to pastor. So Linda and I returned to our home church but I wasn’t the same as I was 6 years earlier.
The first thing I did was approach the pastor and tell him that I saw spiritual things a bit differently; that I wasn’t there to make trouble, change people, or teach anything different. He was the pastor and leader of the church. I just offered myself as a servant.
Again, I am not disrespecting any of the churches but I know something had happened tome.
I think there are certain truths in every church – that each owns a piece of the puzzle. If only all of us could get together with our pieces and put them all together. Then we would see the whole picture.
It’s almost like the Jews and the testimony of Moses about Messiah.
Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech — unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 2 Cor 3:12-14
Many times we veil the word of God because we don’t want to see the truth.
Even worst are those that don’t know Jesus as Savior and are veiled against the truth. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 2 Cor 4:3-4
The key to the unveiling of God is to have an open mind and open heart to the Holy Spirit.
In Revelation there is a church full of lukewarm people. They claim they don’t need anything; they are self-sufficient. They certainly don’t need to open their hearts, minds, and eyes to anymore of God’s word or the leading of the Holy Spirit.
It is written about the lukewarm church, anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. Rev 3:18
Lord, send us some eye salve!