|Posted by North Valley Christian Church on April 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM|
Jesus said, “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear,” (John 16:12). This has always been true. God has more to say to us, but it is more than we can now bear. So God must patiently wait for our ability to bear before he speaks to us about things we should know. We see this idea expressed by Paul in his letter to the Corinthians, “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly,” (1Cor 3:2-3). Here then is the law of Divine revelation: God never leads you forward into any new truth concerning Himself, until you have not only realized a new measure of truth, but also obeyed that measure of truth.
A case of arrested development has seized the church, and by the church I mean the universal church of Christ; all Christians. We have lost our appreciation for the things Divine, and it is because we have failed to submit, failed to obey, or failed to understand. God cannot advance you in a new truth because as of yet you have not accepted a previously revealed truth.
Can I tell you what it is in your life that you have not submitted too? No! But, if you are honest with yourself, you already know! Go back through the years to the point where your last excitement for God was; the place where the fire began to grow cold; it is there where you failed to submit. Why are you not submitting? It is as G. Campbell Morgan said, “I am more afraid of light than darkness, I will hark back to the mist to escape the blinding glare of the Throne of the infinite knowledge.”
If you will finally be true to Jesus Christ, the blessing of this morning will eclipse any blessings that proceeded it.
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