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The Coordination of Ordination

March 23

 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go ..."  Acts 16:10


"We presume on that omnipresence, when we lead HIM to our focus, and fail at HIS vision".






There is a divine sequence about that which GOD does, insisting: "... all things be done decently and in order."  Many a Christian personally, and more tragic, Church leaders corporately, run their spiritual playbooks with little or no regard for the overall will of GOD.  Running to the field, without time at the film, is not only foolish, it is arrogant! 

Looking to Asia, the SPIRIT told Paul to pass.  Many in our day defy the "vision", audible at the line, and subsequently fumble the gospel.  Offense in the work of the LORD is incumbent, but not apart from the COORDINATOR.  A quarterback who cannot see the field is bound for interception.  A team which prematurely runs its 2-minute drill, blind in zeal, may mistakenly run it the wrong direction.  As it pertains to the goal of the gospel, there must be a coordination of ordination.  Have you ever held your revival meeting in Bithynia, while GOD was holding HIS in Macedonia? 

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: ..."  There is an element of the cavalier paradigm loose in Christendom.  The typical American churchgoer has become too big for his breeches, and thus embarrassingly exposes just how fleshly obese and out of touch he is with the SPIRIT.  Of a certainty, GOD is presently omnipresent, but conditionally empowering.  We presume on that omnipresence, when we lead HIM to our focus, and fail at HIS "vision".

Have you been envisioned of GOD?  Paul had his myopia cured on the road to Damascus; and would live out his days with eyes fixed on CHRIST.  Before kings, he would testify of the KING of KINGS, because he: "was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:"  While GOD envisions the goal ... are you focused on the 20, the team, the opponent, the locker room, the stands, the interviews?  Would that the LORD would give us a little ball boy like Samuel today, to bring the message from the sideline, that we might turn our eyes toward HIM and get our head back in the game.

"And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision." 

For Love of Country
Supreme Court of New York (1958)
(Baer v. Kolmorgen)

"Much has been written in recent years concerning Thomas Jefferson's reference in 1802 to "a wall of separation between Church and State." ... Jefferson's figure of speech has received so much attention that one would almost think at times that is to be found somewhere in our Constitution."

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