On May 22, 1978 I
attended a Christian meeting held at
the Grand Ballroom of the Bowling Green State University Student
Union. The main speaker was a well known teacher named Bob
During his presentation he made the
remark that he believed that God is
in the process of uniting His people. He then made the statement,
"I don't know what we can do to promote this process."
Immediately upon hearing that
statement I found myself in a
cloud. I no longer had any perception that I was in a meeting in
the Grand Ballroom at BGSU. I could not see anything other than
cloud all around me, and I could not hear anything.
Then I heard a big voice ask three
"How is it that
you call yourselves by this name or that name and not
by My Name? My people should be called by My Name.
And how is it that
you say that you belong here or there? You
belong to Me, for I bought you with a Great Price.
And how it is that
you bind yourselves together with bonds of covenant
when I would have you bonded together with love?"
With those Three Questions ringing in
my ears I realized that I was
still sitting in the Bob Mumford meeting!! I didn't know what to
do with those questions. Should I stand up and speak them out as
a prophesy? Should I go forward and tell them to Bob Mumford or
the host Pastor?
As I wrestled with what to do with
those questions I remembered a
passage in the Acts of The Apostles, chapter 22 about the apostle Paul
returning to Jerusalem.
"When I [Paul] had
returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a
Act 22:18 and saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste and get out of
Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about
I understood from this that I was not
to proclaim these Questions to
those people at the meeting, but that they were meant for some other
time and place. Perhaps this is your time and place, dear reader!
As I have pondered those questions
from time to time over the years I
have realized that it is not by hearing the questions and purposing in
our minds by our own willpower to do things 'God's way' that we will
fulfill the right answers implied by these questions. It will
take a fundamental transformation in all of our lives to get these
answers right. I believe that we will need to be transformed from
Christians to being spiritual Christians before
we can get anything right in our lives.
That leads us to another page - Born
Again - Really??