The Apostles had began to take ownership of their responsibilities in Christ Jesus, as well as experience the people enough without Jesus to know their ways. They began to understand that coming at the people, and running a tight ship must be done; or it would be too late to get the ship back on course if they come to the people too loosely. The Apostles had to establish order quickly to deal with all of the needs of the people; and to keep all the different groups from feeling that they were not getting the attention given to another group. Now the Apostle Paul just went ahead and made the proclamation himself concerning how is speech may come off to be to others: 2 Corinthians 11:6, “But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.” Now I don’t believe that the Apostle Paul was just rude to all of these new members of the Body of Christ. These immature and undeveloped newbies are helping to make up the new Church in which Christ Jesus had just established not so long back before his accession to Heaven. We all remember the flip side of the Apostle Paul’s coin, as being Saul of Tarsus; and he was known as “a Pharisee of Pharisees” who persecuted the followers of Jesus. It was this same natural way of Saul that ruled his speech, and relentless approach to his successful missions at that time; and it would be that same natural way of the now Paul that ruled his speech and relentless approach to his successful missions for Jesus at this time. I am sure that the intensity that Saul had on that side of the coin, only increased to another level once he was Paul, called by Jesus to be a great Apostle: the gifting and anointing placed on the Apostles gave them abilities on the Jesus side of the coin in which they could never know on the other side of the coin. I have always been a very organized, and orderly person on the other side of my coin; and I have also experienced a much greater level of organization, and order on the Jesus side of the coin from having been giving the gift of governments. I could not have known the level of this gifting on the other side of the all natural gifts and talent coin. We Don’t Want To Be Rude, But Father Rules.
One may ask what differentiates the two sides of the coin from each other when it comes to the natural gifts and talents that we have. If we read the performance report on Saul while on the other side of the coin, rude he may have been; nevertheless, the one thing that he was for sure on that side of the coin as he was on the Jesus side of the coin was good and great: Saul was good, and Paul was great at the job that they did on each side of the coin. Why? The natural side of the coin: Acts 9:1-2, “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.” And now for the why on the spiritual side of the coin: Acts 9:15-16, 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.” The Why Answer Is That Both Saul And Paul Were Anointed By The Proper Authority On Each Side Of The Coin: we can see in Acts 9:1-2 above in this same paragraph how Saul went unto the high priest for letters given him authority to Damascus to the synagogues; and we can also see in Acts 9:15-16 above in this same paragraph how Paul was visited by the King of Kings, Jesus, given him direction while sending him the Word given him authority to bear his name before the Gentiles, and Kings, and the children of Israel. We can see how both sides of the coin gave the authority for Saul and Paul to go do; and this is the confidence in which the same man would walk in on either side of the coin. When you are anointed with the authority from the top to go do what it is that the authority authorizes you to go do; then your walk and your talk may seem rude, or not as accommodating to others because you are there to be about the business. If you have no one else in which you have to get authorization from to go do, then you can be focused on getting the job done. I wonder at times if we are focused on getting the job done, and not worried about what others without power can possibly say. It even worked the same way for Jesus when he was here on earth, as he knew that he was sent with the anointing from the top; and he went forth to go do that in which the top authority had authorized him to go do. Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Now you have to ask yourself the question, what Word have you received with the anointing to go do, on the Jesus side of the coin? Oh great, that is so awesome; now go do it with your head held high. And by the way, walking and talking in confidence about what you have been anointed to do are not signs of rudeness; but they are signs that you are just convinced. We Don’t Want To Be Rude, But Father Rules.
The Father Still Is Pleased With Love To Do The Body Good!