Bold Faith Is Offensive To The Stationary
Not everybody liked Wigglesworth, because he was so bold in his faith. Of course, we love him now because he’s dead! Israel loved all their prophets that were dead, too. It was the ones that were alive that gave them problems.
Bold faith is offensive to the stationary.
Source – 28:00
Deep, narrow path is how Jesus calls us. The narrow path, the narrow way, the narrow gate and so many other “narrow” descriptions that people use to share their personal experience and to spread the Gospel. It is usually, not exclusively, but usually described as being some form of “narrow” path. Our walk with the Holy Spirit is usually described as being a highly personal relationship in which we are led and assisted in our daily walk with Jesus Christ.
We dive deep, which seems to be have recently been replaced with the phrase “lean in”, into our relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ, as we continue to move further and further away from sin (separation from God). The further from sin we move the closer to God we become.
As Christians we believe that Jesus was raised from the dead, the resurrection. Either we believe, we embrace and we shout about this or we are just members of the “Jesus Club”. Being a member of the “Jesus Club” is nothing of interest when the reality of the Gospel, the beauty of His face and the wisdom of His great counsel is at hand.
Acts 2 NKJV
23 Him being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;
24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
25 For David says concerning Him:
‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
We either believe the Word of God or we are members of the “Jesus Club”. If we believe these Words what makes us resist living these Words? What are we doing to live these Words to be the reflection of the resurrected Christ? It’s either about butts in seats or hearts being changed, rarely is it about both.
GNN Note – Read about Smith Wigglesworth and hear about his teachings and ministry by clicking this link – Smith Wigglesworth