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A Vocation of Dislocation

December 1

“… that the bones which THOU hast broken may rejoice”  Psalm 51:8

“Here we lie, however, in the spiritual traction of HIS displeasure and judgment …”





How we perceive sin is ultimately how we will treat it.  If sin is to be dealt with Biblically, it must be viewed from the unsullied vantage of the HOLY GHOST.  Whether we admit it or not, we are the most biased persons on the planet when it comes to our sin.  That which we would never excuse or tolerate in others, is regularly brushed under the rug personally.

"Behold, happy is the man whom GOD correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the ALMIGHTY:”  The fact that sin has broken us, and we are in need of healing is a foundational theme throughout Scripture.  Sin, with Satan, and their power to “steal, and to kill, and to destroy” is indisputable; and a life yielded to the flesh soon turns to a vocation of dislocation.  GOD purposely and personally steps in to manage a crash, and hobble HIS own, who willfully get into the vehicle of sin, and begin to enjoy the ride.  In spite of this, our ducts are dry over sin; yet run like rivers over the curse and commensurate discomfort it produces.  “If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  We flee to counselors of every sort seeking relief of the symptoms, while steadfast in denial of the cause.  “… the blood of JESUS CHRIST HIS SON cleanseth us from all sin.”  HIS blood is the only balm known to man, able to cleanse our wounds of wickedness, and heal our scars of sin.  “There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.”  Here we lie, however, in the spiritual traction of HIS displeasure and judgment; and instead of confessing, and convalescing under the cure, we defiantly attempt to pull out the tubes, and limp out of Grace General under our own power.  How many are the Christian paraplegics suffering over lost bouts with the cancer of sin?  “Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.”  The sole, effective, chemo to combat, and rid these bodies of the death of sin’s power, is the ongoing infusion of CHRIST'S pure red cells of grace.

“The SPIRIT of the LORD is upon ME, because HE hath anointed ME to preach the gospel to the poor; HE hath sent ME to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”

For Love of Country
Malcolm Thomas Muggeridge (1903-1990)
(British author)
"As man alone, JESUS could not have saved us; as GOD alone, HE would not; Incarnate, HE could and did."

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