And I said, “They rejected Jesus too.” And they said, “You’re not Him.” Bob Dylan
In the book of I Samuel, in chapter 8, we find the elders of the church coming to the prophet of God saying, appoint for us a charity system like the 501c3’s. And the thing displeases the prophet who speaks to God about it, but God says, “Obey the elders; give them what they want.”
Then God tells the prophet, “It’s not you they are rejecting; it’s Me.”
What a fascinating notion!
The prophet as of yet says nothing to God about his own sense of rejection, but God addresses it outright and orders obedience to these wayward elders!
This is jacked up on so many levels.
The people of God do not need a charity system “like the 501c3’s” of those outside the Body of Christ. That already makes NO SENSE. Not for the body which walks those dusty Galilean trails pressed in on all sides and healing…
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