In American football, if the offensive player playing the quarterback position, sees that one or more of the defensive players at any position, jump across the line that marks where play previously stopped before the football is snapped, that quarterback knows that he “now” has an unexpected opportunity. He can take a shot much farther down the field with the same substance of players already in the game, and make a bigger play just “now” than he previously hoped for. You see, the play that he was going to run is no longer the play that he should run. When you have a free play to play, your offensive coordinator’s charted, and situational play to pick up nice yardage is out the door, unless: unless his charted, and situational play just happened to line up all the same substance of players already in the game with the unexpected opportunity that you have in front of you to go for all the things that you can only now, freely hope for. And once another player of the same one team, that plays the center position is found to be in oneness of mind as the quarterback is with the good rule book, the two will move as one to snap the ball to the start the process to get the free play as written accordingly in the good rule book. Everyone who knows the rules: players, coaches, fans, staff, rideshare drivers listening by radio, and anyone else with ears to hear, will all be unified on the same page as the play unfolds. Everyone will not be happy of the outcome, but everyone who knows the rules of the game found in the good rule book, will live to face another play, even if they have to wait another day.
Of course, I was thinking about how that concept would work for us Christians: boy if we could have a free play, and just go for the greatest thing that could be hoped for with the substance already in play without penalty regardless of how that play may end. Can you imagine as quarterback the joy of just letting go a fifty yard Hail Mary pass, in the first quarter, and not be in desperation for success to save the game. That’s what happens with a free play, you can just do whatever the substance of players already on the field may be able to come up with: eyes have not seen nor ears heard the play that you and your receivers could hope for during a free play. And guest what, if the defense comes up with the most spectacular run stop, one hand fingertip interception, or a much needed pick six, it will not count against you because you had a free play.
What a loving God we have? Not only do we have “A” free play to take a shot farther down the field for things that can only be hoped for at that moment of opportunity, but we have been given “All” free plays to take as many shots farther down the field on all things hoped for. As it stands, God decided not to play with this thing, and to make sure that all of his kids would have all their things in faith hoped for as he wrote in the good Bible book a forever life changing love policy on out behalf. This policy had to be worked out by his greatest agent of all times: it had to be worked out be Jesus. Let’s look at this policy as it is written in the good Bible book. Romans 11:29-32, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30) For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31) Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32) For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.” We have “All” free plays because we have been given the “Mercy” policy. The Father knew that as in times past, and even so now that many have not believed. So that he might have mercy on us all for the times that many would be in unbelief, he just said forget keeping up with all of that; for we’ll be buried in paper work until my Son returns, so all are in unbelief in order that all might have mercy. Yeah, that’s your classification too, but you don’t have to live as classified.
We have the peace of knowing that we can take a shot farther down field at the things hoped for trying to come up with a bigger play while knowing that if the play comes up short, we have the “Mercy” policy already implemented on our behalf. So feel free in your belief when you see the defensive player in your life jump, go ahead and go for the bigger because according to the good Bible book, you not only have a free play, you have all Mercy. And since the Father just stuck everyone together in unbelief in order to give everyone Mercy, what happens when you do go farther down field, but not as classified in unbelief in need of Mercy? Yeah, something to walk about in, and think about. As in the natural, those that are able to live their lives above what the mercy policy covers, will live a life more able to give mercy to many others: mercy can come from both man, and God just as favor does. And although we all “Might” have the Mercy coverage, it is not a requirement that we always might need to have mercy to live: You do still have gifts and a calling of God that are without repentance. If you work the gifts, and calling of God more, you might find that you might work your “Mercy” policy just a little bit every now and then. GO AHEAD, TAKE A SHOT DOWN FIELD IN FAITH, BUT DO NOT TAKE IT IN UNBELIEF; AND LET YOUR MERCY POLICY PAY IT FORWARD TO THOSE IN UNBELIEF.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.