So what do you know about the Word that you know? Let me give you a reference to draw on as you think about that question, and it is not a tricky question, as it is straightforward in its context. So here is the reference: what do you know about the people that you live next door to? Yes, what do you know about your neighbors. You know back in the day, we really did know our neighbors, and not just those in throwing distance. Yes, we knew those on the other end of the sub-division, just as well as those right next door and across the street. And I was laughing as I was writing because we didn’t really have sub-divisions where I grew up: you know those places developed intentionally by home developers with criteria that came out of their own dreams, and imaginations, to be made into plans that were built for all of us to just buy into. You see, back in the day, you came from a place that had been developed by the people who started it with a lil bit, and the area was known by the name that was made into life by all of their lil bits coming together to form its identity. And that is why everyone knew something about the people who they lived with, for they all had the same grind in which their lit bits had established for them all. Man, when I lived in Calabasas, California about seven years back, the girlfriend of a NBA Hall of Famer, lived in the same complex as we did. Welcome to Cali, but we were not going to come to know each other no more than a wave bye if that, because there were no common grind that would tie us together, even though, we lived in the same area. So what did I know about that neighbor I know? I know that she had a famous boyfriend, and that there would not be a need for any eggs, and cups of sugar being shared between the two houses as it was back in the day. So as I unfold the Word or unfold the neighbor, that which I am able to know about the Word I know, or the neighbor I know, it will keep me on target. The more I unfold, the more I find out about that which I did not know was there all along. If I were to just maintain the same knowledge that I already know about the Word, then it will be like a neighbor in which I have no grind with, we were not going to know each other no more than a wave bye if that. Of course the NBA player along with the girlfriend were nice people, but there would not be an attitude toward the whole community from them that we are all in this together: for they had no similar grind as most of the people in that community on which they would even have a need to lean on.
Many times the Father will give us a Word that we think, or believe we know, but all we end up getting from that Word is a wave bye bye because we did not stay on target with the Word by coming to know the way in which we can lean on it. The Word can indeed be as a neighbor in which we know, but in which we have not unfolded to really know. I was thinking about the father of faith, father Abraham, and how he was in the same neighbor hearing of the Word; but he didn’t initially go forth and unfold the Word that he heard at first, in order to stay on target by coming to know the ways in which he could lean on the Word. The Word is not so much at face value, but once you get into it, and let it unfold, there are wonders in it to behold. And we as sons and daughters must know that the cracker jack Box doesn’t have anything on the Word, if you are willing to have it unfold to know all of its surprises hidden within for your eyes and ears only. The word unfold is a real good term to use, as it is how the Father kept Jesus hidden from the prince of this world: Jesus was kept in the bosom of the Father all folded up as the Father’s Word just waiting to be sent forth full of surprises for the world at the appropriate time. The Father just told Abraham to go, but what does that mean at face value? It was actually Abraham’s father that took the neighbor hearing Word, and begin to unfold it to know it. Abraham’s father took the Word for Abraham, and begin to know his neighbor hearing Word in a way in which Abraham did not initially: and off to Haran Abraham’s father made them to go as he began to unfold the neighbor hearing Word, “go to a land in which I will show thee.” Then once the father passed away, Abraham was ready to take over the unfolding of the Word. What Words from the Father are you sitting on because their face value didn’t do anything to move you at first? The value of the Word is never in the face, but it is always at the place in which it was sent forth to accomplish. The Word may have been sent to you to dress it and to keep it, but it was sent forth to accomplish its purpose with or without you. I highly suggest that you start receiving the Word, already knowing that it has to be unfolded first, in order to know it in the way in which you can lean on it to stay on target. Now let’s go unfold some Word: now walk it out, now walk it out! lol. There I go again.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.