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The Prosaic Character of Stupor


Very many Christians who live in America lack inspiration, they live in the world of the mundane and common. They are earthbound and unimaginative and only see in black-and-white and life as a matter-of-fact. Comfort and mediocrity grip the existence of those whose lives have been reduced to a generality and a purposeless conclusion. They have been conditioned how and what to think, and even when to think it. This is not the real Christian life it is the prosaic character of stupor.

Although it is easy to see in the Gospels a systematized presentation of facts, the sheer nature of the material rebukes any attempt to make it ordinary and unexceptional. The born-again Christian has been given the gift of inspiration and creativity, therefore, they have the nature of their Father and likewise create, and are anything but common. The words of Jesus, keeping this in mind, do not lend themselves to building theological systems, and His method-of-operation, was and is, anything but predictable. When Jesus spoke to His born-again followers, His words were like flashes of light and inspiration, and His deeds spoke loudly to enlightened minds statements of authenticity and Godly character.

What we need today is not more academics. What the world needs to see are revolutionaries living the lifestyle and values of the kingdom of God amid this present chaos, a kingdom based on reconciliation, love, mercy, and justice. When we generalize and make prosaic the words of Jesus we deplete them of their power. Those words need to be heard in the depth of lost hearts and recklessly lived-out in the explosive power of living faith, and the time is now. For those who lack inspiration consider the following words.

“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and fails to blow the horn to warn the people, and the sword comes and takes away a life, then that one will be taken away in his iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.’ As for you, O son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word from My mouth and give them the warning from Me.…” Ezekiel 33:6-7

One reply on “The Prosaic Character of Stupor”

“Earthbound” is indeed the appropriate word to use. Unfortunately, the Word of God rests lightly on His people, and we have made this world our home…

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