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In the process of writing articles for local newspapers I began to wonder about the openness of the readership to what is contained within the pages printed. I know I am very skeptical of what I read, especially in light of events that have been reported locally in recent days and the volume of material that potentially may be “fake news.” When you add to the mix the fact my articles are written for the section titled, “Christian Perspectives,” I wonder how many people actually bother to read what is written and allow it to impact their lives?
One of the challenges I have chosen to address, with even greater intensity and enthusiasm, in recent years, is the relevancy of God's Word to our current day. By this I do not mean I endeavor to attempt to match “end times” predictions to current events. My official public opinion on this issue, has been for many decades, something you will not find in the theological books. A friend shared this with me a long time ago. I am a pan-millennialist. I believe, if you are in right relationship with God, no matter what the exact “end-times” process is, it will all pan out.
For me, the relevancy of Scripture is found in the application of universal principles of life and living that continue to have beneficial value across time, when followed. These principles relate to all people, of all nations, across all the elements of what is perceived as linear time, because they are in essence connected to non-linear time and found in the quantum field of the present moment, or the “eternal now.”
How you “perceive,” “discern,” “see,” “know,” etc., the world around you impacts everything. This is the message hidden in Scripture in the Old Testament Hebrew word, “raw-aw” and the New Testament Greek word, “hor-ah-o.” It is from this concept, The SEE Method of Living finds its source.
God, the Relationship Initiator and Restorer, provides the mechanism to shift our mindset to bring transformational freedom and expression, Elevates our energetic awareness for the full deployment of our inherent potential, and Enhances the quality of our life as we live our purpose, fulfill our destiny and leave a lasting, positive legacy.
The quality of life Jesus came to establish now (John 10:10), contains the same essence as the life which He brings in terms of the eternal, because He is the Source of that life. That is one of the reasons if you do not want to say Yes to the relationship with Him now, you will not connect to Him in the eternal. This present moment is your window of choice which has eternal implications. Choose wisely.
Rev. Bob McLellan
Grace Church of the Nazarene
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