"And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity; and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, This is the way walk ye in it." Isaiah 30:20,21a
IN JESUS TODAY!
The Teachers of a Christian Life and Discipleship are Adversity and Affliction. These two being at odds with the more popular Teachers of Prosperity and Privilege continue to battle for the souls of men. While Adversity and Affliction teach discipline, steadfastness, loyalty, and the Straight and Narrow Way, Prosperity and Privilege teach free reign and entitlement! In order for us to know the Way, God's Way, the Way less traveled upon, we must submit to our Teachers, Adversity and Affliction, and acknowledge both their unpopularity, and their highly refined and productive results! These two Teachers are initially set in a corner of secrecy not to be seen by most of the world, because of their unpopular message, and also that their benefits will be chosen for the right reasons, and not for selfish gain, but rather so that those who are taught by them would become more like Jesus. And after some time under the tutelage of Adversity and Affliction these two teachers are revealed along with the wonderful results of their pains. Out from the corner of secrecy they come to be exalted as the great instructors in life for those that endure to the end. Meanwhile, Prosperity and Privilege have been removed from the center stage of popularity for all the world to see and praise, and has slowly lost their ground and are removed into that corner of consequence where they are banished from society and Christendom forever!
Now for those who have endured the teachings of Adversity and Affliction there is but one more message for you! "This is the way, walk ye in it!" Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life!