He Still Speaks in Parables

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As I rummage around the word of God this morning I am taken back by the clues and hints our creator leaves behind and yet we, his creation, still miss them.
We hear and see what tickles the ears and emotions and miss his meaning and wonder why the creation is in such disarray.
When King Solomon was building the house of God, the creator said to him these words that cry to the church today: “This house which you are building, if you walk in My laws, and do My right rulings, and shall guard all My commands and walk in them, then I shall confirm My word with you.”
As we look at the current conditions of the church and mankind one has to wonder if God wasn’t serious when He spoke these words to one of history’s most wise individuals.
The current institution has created a message centered on Heaven and Hell and yet fails to understand the qualifications for either. We are like the people Jesus spoke to in the day who had neither ears to hear nor eyes to see. The parable is right there in front of our noses and we miss it.
Jesus says: “The son of Adam shall send out his messengers, and they shall gather out of His reign all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing lawlessness, and shall throw them into the furnace of fire.”
What if the very stumbling blocks He is talking about are you and I? What if lawlessness truly means lawlessness not disobeying current institutional doctrine?
What I love about God, well, one of the things I love about Him is everything we need to do to live a life according to His will is written in His word. It’s all there in black and white. The problem is, we have created a religion where He was setting us apart for a relationship. We need to read His words the way He meant them to be written not the translation that has become the foundation for current Christianity.
The saddest part of all of this to me is that the very thing we fear the most may be what we can’t even see. The problem we try to fight through politics and good behavior is actually the very things we believe to be true. What if we are the blind? What if We are the deaf? What if our creator is telling a parable and we are those people who can’t see it?
The foundation of the church may be built on sand and we refuse to consider such problems so in ignorance continue to follow what we are told.