Heaven's School of Divinity
God is not given to honor seeking, title printing or human applause. Mans' accolades of man are of far less interest to our Lord, He sees the heart before He calls.
Unremarkably so, the school that God trains His harvesters carries a vast contrast to mans' hallowed halls of learning.
Soon after Jesus ascended, surprise exploded in a Pentecostal Jerusalem. The religious rulers, elders and scholarly experts heard unschooled and ordinary men preach in knowledge and authority:
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)
These now powerfully educated men had first walked in deserts with Jesus, and then sat in a prayerful silence until released by the Spirit.
Hardship was their schoolhouse, devotion was their classroom.
C.H. Mackintosh was a man hostile to formal and systematic theology, he wrote:
“For ourselves we desire to be taught exclusively by Scripture and not by any school of divinity”.
The Tree of Life teaches Bible readers by the Holy Spirit of Truth. But the Tree of Knowledge informs Bible readers by the unholy and proud spirit of scholarship.
The Tree of Knowledge is always eager to speak and teach, to display its knowledge. It can be very loud in fact.
There is great divine power upon the unschooled and ordinary man, should he be willing for it.
Silence is a pathway to heaven's schoolhouse.
Such men who first sit in the Lord’s schoolroom are eligible for an apostolic endowment. It is these who carry divine authority and become the wise. These disciples remain still, soaking in the true words that can only be taught by the Good Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails – GIVEN BY ONE SHEPHERD. (Ecclesiastes 12:11)
Surely the mere knowledgeable He is at best indifferent towards?
Today's Soul Snippet:
'There are three positions to prayer: struggling, clinging and resting'. ~ Rev. Evan Hopkins
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