Thursday, 16 September 2021

Made from the Same Stock (1/3).

What comes to mind when you think of the prophets? Do you think of them as some supermen or women? Do you see them as some special breed, specially handcrafted by God (as against every other person coming off the mass production line)? I don’t know what your view is, but the bible tells us, they are no different from you and me. The first part of James 5:17 reads,
“Elijah was as completely human as we are.” (TLB)
No other place in scripture shows the humanness of Elijah as this story, of him running from Jezebel. He had the same challenges and tendencies as we all do. What differentiated him, like any other champion, include, the decisions he made, that is to say, his willpower. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will." (Vince Lombardi)

Isn't it rather funny, when we see a lot of lost souls trying to differentiate themselves from the laity? They call themselves by various funny names and wear various attires, all trying to show a superhuman status. Fools, they don't realize how pitiable they look. Ignoramuses kicking against the goads. Guess what the Lord has to say about them. Revelations 2:15 reads,
"Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate."
St. Akin de Great.


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