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“Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?”  Acts 11:17

God is full of surprises.

No sooner do you have everything figured out, and He goes and does something different.  It really keeps you on your toes.  It also keeps you humble.

Peter had a lot of surprises that day, and it turned upside-down a lot of what he and the other Apostles thought was pretty standard doctrine.  Here God not only had turned to the Gentiles, but He baptized them in the Holy Ghost before they ever made it to the water!  John’s baptism was officially over.

Thank God that, instead of resisting the Holy Spirit, like we see so much of today in our plethora of doctrinal debates, the Apostles rejoiced in this new move of God.

Actually, it wasn’t really new.  God was still the same – they just didn’t see it coming.   It was all written in God’s Word long before any of these guys were born.  You see, God reveals His Plan in His own time, and you never know when He will step into a whole new thing that you weren’t expecting.  Better to just shut up and let God do the driving.

In these times when the Last Days excites the religious imagination, we see a lot of would-be prophets running around trying to figure out the Word of God.  Carnal attempts to analyze the spiritual, however, are like using a Ouija Board to find directions to New York City.  There’s just some things that you have to trust God to take care of.  You have to be led by the Spirit of God to get there.  Try anything else, and you’re bound to get lost and end up in Podunk, Mississippi.

But we never stop trying, do we?  And in our attempt to make ourselves theologically correct, we find ourselves stuck on one idea or another, and we will fight to the bitter end to defend them lest we be found to be wrong.  The truth is, our little pea brains understand so little that we often miss the whole point.

Why not just let God reveal it to you?

I have found over the past 45 years that, the more I learn, the less I really understand.  There is so much more to God’s Truth than I ever imagined possible when I first got saved.  And I haven’t made to Heaven yet!  Wow, who knows what surprises are in store for us then?

So while many others are scurrying around squabbling over points of doctrine and sequence of end-time events, I’ll just stick to the basics.  You can’t go wrong with the basics.

When the rest of you guys figure it all out, send me a Postcard.  I’ll be out fishing somewhere.

 “Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifeth”

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