Dream Word – EXAMINE
2 Corinthians 13:5
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you are disqualified.” NKJV.
Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?
I often drive through Crowborough and passed the small bronze statue of old A.C.D., who spent the latter part of his previously productive life in fruitless exploits, fallacies and falsehoods. It’s such a shame really that for the sake of simply ‘wanting to believe’, he gave credence to the infamous hoax of the Cottingley Fairies, where two young teenage girls supposedly took photographs of the creatures at the bottom of their garden. Just how could the author of the inscrutable Sherlock Holmes be taken in by such a hoax?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, an intellectual and brilliant man, like so many people at the end of WWI had lost such a large number of his friends and relatives, that he fell into a deep depression and eventually took solace in the possibilities of connection and the continuing of relationship through Spiritism, even though the founders of which, were themselves self confessed hucksters and hoaxers. You see, the need to desperately want something can often lead to the necessity of a belief with built in blind spots.
There are three things to say here tonight.
First, please note that unscrupulous people for personal gain in terms of power, prestige and pound notes will without conscience, manipulate and make use of many depressed and desperate people.
Secondly, that the devil and his hoards are also hucksters and will themselves join in the game for their own purposes of pleasure, muddying the waters of human hucksterism with some metaphysical manipulation of their own.
Thirdly, that Christianity has no blinkers. Christianity questions. Christianity queries. Christianity makes room for people who demand a couple of nail holes to stick their fingers into.
So, if you are seeking answers to sincere questions tonight, then go straight to the top and ask them! For it is my experience and indeed, it is most clearly written, that those who seek, shall most surely find. That those who ask shall really receive and that those who knock righteously in naked openness, shall have the door of their knocking laid opened wide to them.
Examine yourself. Examine your faith. Examine the Bible.
Listen: “But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.” - Galatians 6:4-5 NKJV.
Pray: Father, lead me to the truth, in Jesus name I pray, amen.
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