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Permalink 10:20:50 am, Categories: By Trent, GraceHead grinning, 268 words   English (US)

Going Postal

Here is something stupid: Separating from friends and family or those with whom you fellowship just to follow after someone that God choose to be a vessel to deliver a message (prophesy) to you. That would be like running off with the mailman who delivered a parcel ... as if the mailman had anything to do with the parcel.

Equally as stupid is if the prophet took their calling as a lofty perch of elitism. That is like the mailman, himself, actually thinking that they had something to do with the parcel. A real prophet wants no credit, nor do they deserve more credit than a ordinary message deliverer, dutifully carrying out their service to the Lord.

Most stupid of all would be the neighbor who assumes when they see a recipient get a parcel, and they become full of jealous suspicion and spite ... sprinting across the street to get a running-start to kick the mailman in the nuts, and then slapping the recipient, knocking the parcel to the ground and then stomping on it repeatedly until it is bashed and broken, thinking that they were doing everyone a favor because that mailman was about to have an affair with the parcel receiver when nothing of the sort was going on. ... That neighbor is hopelessly deluded by the flattering notion that God set them up as the recipient's Holy Spirit and is emotionally charged with the projected fantasy of fearful expectation about the lure of the mailman.

Chain yourself to Jesus, and use slip-knots to all others, so when they move from Jesus, they don't take you with them.

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Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
Permalink 05/29/09 @ 13:03
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Hey bro. I knew when I wrote this a year and a half ago, that you would appreciate it deeply.

Permalink 05/31/09 @ 01:20
Comment from: Claudia [Visitor]
"Here is something stupid: Separating from friends and family or those with whom you fellowship just to follow after someone that God choose to be a vessel to deliver a message (prophesy) to you."
Not sure what you are saying here. If my husband doesn't like the church I am going to, what should I do?
Permalink 06/03/09 @ 19:33
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Hello, Claudia.

Your question concerning your husband stands apart from this blog (which is a bit of an inside-story with alot of background that I won't get into.)

"""If my husband doesn't like the church I am going to, what should I do?"""

To answer your question: You should petition your husband about what he wants you to do about him not liking the church that you are going to.
It is nice in a loving relationship to do what the other would have you do as long as what they are telling you to do is not in disobedience to God. Needless to say, no compromise to anyone is due when they are asking you to disobey the Lord.

Put all others ahead of you, but the Lord ahead of all others.

I hope that helps,
Permalink 06/03/09 @ 22:20
Comment from: cultaware [Visitor]
You guys seem a little full of yourselves. Especially since you are believers and all. I get a sense you believe you have a special relationship with Jesus that is above everyone else's. It is kinda of scary and a bit creepy.Not to mention un-scriptural. I hope you take no offense at my words. None was meant.
Permalink 06/04/09 @ 09:10
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Dear Cultaware,

TRANSLATION:"Lets hold-down and put back into their place the 'littleguy' before he thinks he is as 'special' as our spiritual equal."

Since, at least 5 of the last 10 posts are directed against elitism, I challenge you to find a site (ANY SITE) on the internet that goes as far out of the way as this one in forwarding the notion of spiritual equality / equal inheritance. I really want you to take the challenge. Will you?

My guess is that you are an elitist and threatened by sites promoting equality. Perhaps you have seminary degrees and walk with nose held high and are upset that we teach equality because that would make us "special" to not have to endure the expense and rigor of the training you endured to arrive at the lofty perch from which you now judge. And what is your judgment? Simply that anyone that thinks equality in Christ is a reality is promoting that they are "special."

It is written:
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who went out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard.
After agreeing with the workers on a wage of one denarius, [the standard daily wage,] he sent them off to his vineyard.
Then, on going out at about nine in the morning, he saw more men standing around in the market-square doing nothing,
and said to them, `You go to the vineyard too -- I'll pay you a fair wage.' So they went.
At noon, and again around three in the afternoon, he did the same thing.
About an hour before sundown, he went out, found still others standing around, and asked them, `Why have you been standing here all day, doing nothing?"
They said to him, `Because no one hired us.' `You too,' he told them, `go to the vineyard.'
"When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, `Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and ending with the first.'
The workers who came an hour before sunset each received a denarius,
so the workers who came first expected they would get more, but each of them also received just a denarius.
On receiving their wages, they began grumbling to the farmer,
`These latecomers have worked only one hour, while we have borne the brunt of the day's work in the hot sun, yet you have put them on an equal footing with us!'
~matt 20

In other words ... they complained that these where 'special' enough to be 'equal.'
Sound familiar?

I hope I am wrong about you, and you are just unfamiliar with the message here. But I fear that your true colors are showing and you are burdened by elitism ... even projecting that I might be offended as your offensedness spewed forth. Provided that is the case, I urge you to shed the burden of elitism and embrace the specialness of equality, and in any case draw ever nearer to the Lord ... with haste as time is running out...

Ripening for the harvest,
Permalink 06/04/09 @ 10:03
Comment from: cultaware [Visitor]
Trent said,"Since, at least 5 of the last 10 posts are directed against elitism"
Why do you find it necessary to defend against elitism. "The lady doth protest to much" I have no seminary degree not that it would matter. Would Jesus have belonged to a cyber-church?
Permalink 06/04/09 @ 10:38
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
If anyone wants to discuss the topics here: perils of elitism / self-righteousness / haughtiness / disdain / pride or other delusions of grandeur warned about in scripture and causing regret and stumbling .. I will be happy to discuss it.

I'm not interested in debates about who is the most screwed up or other ad hominin sidetracks.

It is a big internet. Find what suits your tastes and go there. If the perils of elitism / self-righteousness and the like is not your thing ... drifting elsewhere is a near guarantee that you won't have to be bothered with this topic as you can avoid it. And there are near infinite places to roam online if ad hominin turf-wars are your thing.

Be well and keep drawing nearer still to the Lord Jesus. Or do whatever suits you best.


PS. All those worldwide that belong to the Lord Jesus is the Church in which I dwell.
Permalink 06/04/09 @ 14:10
Comment from: Amy [Visitor]

Thank you for this message, I believe the Lord used it in answer to my prayer. I have been reading the Letters from God and His Christ and have since turned to the Lord with a renewed passion. God is so good! I have however felt pretty alienated even by some friends of mine in my church since I have told them about this (the Letters and my need/want to obey God in the ways he was showing me through them). I began to long for fellowship with ones of your faith and to speak with the prophets of God, but your message has shown me that this is really kind of silly because they are God's messages not the messanger's. That it is Him with whom I should seek to fellowship with.

Anyway, I thank God for your faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Yours in Christ,
Permalink 05/21/10 @ 20:59

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