GOD IS SO MUCH SMARTER THAN US…..I want to say that from the outset.
I was raised in a Pentecostal church, so the gifts of the Spirit are nothing new to me. I have heard many prophecies, tongues & interpretations.
Something always seemed to bother me……THEY WERE ALL BASICALLY SAYING THE SAME THING:
1. God loves you
2. I’m coming back again
3. I’m with you
Then my critical mind started to judge the people , not the gift.
Some do it the other way, but I played it safe. I believe that God still uses the gifts but maybe these were just well meaning people with nothing else to say but God loves you, Jesus is coming back again, I am with you.
Then I felt God speak to me through His word .
I Thessalonians 5:20 “Do not treat prophecies with contempt”
“But God,” I said “it’s the same thing over and over….GOD LOVES ME, JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN, I’M WITH YOU…..surely You have to have more to say to us than that?”
And then it hit me…..
God is my Father
And I am His child
THIS IS THE REDUNDANCY OF A PARENT
This is God saying to me , like I say to my children….the same thing over and over again.
When I really think about it, I basically say the same stuff to my kids over and over again.
And I have come to the realization that God is doing the same thing by saying the same thing.
Thank you Father for the constant reminders for my entire life
THAT YOU DO LOVE ME
THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN
AND THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME
So next time you hear one of the gifts of the Spirit and one of these 3 main topics, just remember…
HE IS YOUR FATHER
YOUR HIS CHILD
And He is just being a Good Dad….telling us over and over again 3 very important messages.
It’s the power of redundancy.