“Young and old, male and female/Drenched by a flooded Holy Grail./Transfigured, Fire-filled, renewed souls—/Potter’s wheel broken vessels now precious gold.”
If we are the Lord’s disciples and He truly has set us free from the unbiblical traditions of the institutional “church’s” men (and women), then we should have a true biblical perspective (we should base our approach to understanding how to use the terms apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher, and so forth on nothing but Scripture). The biblical perspective on how the Holy Bible deals with the issue of how to use the terms apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher is that there obviously is a very big difference between disciples of Christ Jesus “holding an office in the Body of Christ” and disciples of Christ Jesus “functioning in the Body of Christ.”
Poor communicators breed unstable relationships. Bruised love subjugates true affection.
What has the Bible done for you lately? As your Manufacturer’s Instruction Manual that is full of basic instructions before leaving Earth, the Bible primarily should be guiding or directing your steps, for Psalm 119:105 says that God’s “…word is a lamp for [your] foot and light on [your] path” (CJB).
My Father’s Day prayers are for those fathers who sacrificed their lives so that others might have freedom; to those fathers who became fathers to fatherless children, regardless of the reasons why those children found themselves fatherless (having no living father, or having no known or legally responsible father); to those fathers who while balancing the demands of marriage, children, and work joyfully and sincerely accepted their responsibility to make sacrifices for their children; to those fathers who, despite divorce, remained in all of their children’s lives; and to those fathers who continued to offer love and support to their grown children.
When God’s Love and Harmony are operating in the Body of Christ, according to God’s intent, ALL parts/members equally will care for one another to the point that when one part/member suffers, ALL parts/members suffer; and to the point that when one part/member is honored, ALL parts/members rejoice.
Originally posted on Gone Fishin':
But when He, Who had chosen and set me apart [even] before I was born and…
There can be no doubt that the Lord’s radical treatment of women is the standard that today’s believers must follow. Though He was a Jewish man who knew the Mosaic Law, inside and out, where women were concerned, Christ Jesus still broke with Jewish culture, and He did so on purpose. The best examples of the many Jewish cultural customs He broke with, primarily by emphasizing the Spirit of the Law instead of just the letter of Law, are found in the biblical verses that deal with the Lord healing a woman who had an infirmity for 18 years.