Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color,Race, and Prior Servitude Amend.XV and The Parable of The Unfaithful Wife

Race,Color, and Prior Servitude U.S.C Amendment XV
Parable of the Unfaithful Wife

The mysteries of the Lord are sought out by churches and the people that attend them in literally every nation of the world. God is always revealing hidden truths, yet is at the same time the same yesterday, today, and forever. The bible is full of parables and dreams and visions as applicable today as they were the day they were given, yet the Lord still teaches in parables in everyone’s own day that they too can understand and have the experience of finding the hidden truths. Parables give us the experience of finding ourselves… treasures that are of great worth. The Lord says when you come to a child to speak in the language of the child, and so it is I would like to rehearse a modern day parable.

There was a certain women who had become disdained of her husband. She was no longer enchanted by his money, charm, or good looks. She no longer found him attractive and looked to find fault in him daily. She was a goodly women adorned with nice clothes, a clean women who kept herself moderately. She had come from a divorce and had a nice house and children who were nearly raised and it seemed she was coming to the same conclusion of this new husband as she had about the first husband.

Let’s just put a name on this second husband, so we can all simply refer to him with a name. Let’s call him… Abraham. That is a name that comes from the Bible and is pretty respected by every Christian Church. Now the Lord had told this Abraham, just the same as he had told Abraham of old that he would be a man of whom a great nation came, and also that his family would be one even as Abraham’s of old.
Abraham was a faithful man and had been very true to the Lord and had sought diligently to remain in that favor for the Lord had indeed graced him abundantly with many heavenly gifts which were a delight to him, thus he sought to please the Lord and to remain a faithful servant of his Lords’. In this Abraham’s first marriage finances had come to bare down on his young family and his wife had lost faith in him encouraged by her family who wished her back in their own lands and so she went. It pleased the Lord to bruise Abraham that he might learn wisdom and understanding and become even a man of his own heart.

Now, as I said Abraham had sought the Lord diligently to gain some understanding of why his first wife and family had been taken from him and the Lord taught him many things of which he had failed and thus Abraham learned what he was doing that was wrong as a father and husband according to the Lord’s intelligence that was somewhat different then the ‘norms’ of the society he was from. Thus Abraham was encouraged finding some meaning to his heart break in the loss of his family.
So this Abraham in my parable was encouraged, and again went out to get him a wife. This time, faithfully, he understood more of the Lord’s intelligence, and he knew that he could no longer rely on the ‘social norms’ which he had grown up with finding only heartache and loss in those customs. Our Abraham in this parable did meet a woman who he felt was a good woman and he sought diligently to court her and in every way to impress her as a suitor, and she was impressed. They became what we’d call in our modern day world ‘serious’ in their relationship.

Of course Abraham had now a difficult challenge. He had to convey to his fiancĂ© all the Lord had taught him, for it was incumbent upon him to encourage his faithfulness to the Lord, and also his soon-to-be wife. Yet it was ever present on his mind, what had happened to his first wife, and he certainly did not want to make the same mistakes, so it was with a great deal of trembling courage that Abraham related to his finance’ all the Lord had taught him, knowing full well that these revelations could indeed also spoil his new found love that he had worked hard to impress and court.
You can imagine Abraham’s happiness when after all was revealed that this new wife accepted his proposal in marriage. Abraham took a deep breath seeing all had gone ok and his faith in the Lord was not jeopardized and the Lord had blessed him in his new romance. Abraham was, to barrow a modern phrase “tickled to death”, overjoyed, and he sought diligently to make well with his new family. Soon they were married and both of them trudged through some difficult times as the Lord sought to test this marriage.

They had wanted a child together and had sought to achieve that, though they had both had children in their earlier marriages who were near grown and out of the house but nothing happened for two years. Abraham was told in a dream that if his wife would do this and that she would become pregnant, but the this and that involved the trial of their love which the Lord had taught Abraham of which he had conveyed to wife before being married, but had never done.

Of course Abraham knew that it was not enough to worship the Lord in lip service saying, “yes yes Lord” on one hand, perhaps even on a Sunday, and then running out and saying ‘no no Lord” on the other hand, perhaps, even the six other days of the week.

So it was with great trembling again, Abraham related this to his wife who was to Abraham’s sadness not so willing to accommodate what the Lord had related. Nevertheless, Abraham was gentle with her knowing the Lord in his love had been gentle with him at times, and as their talks went on finally they were accomplished in the test the Lord had presented though it wasn’t without a few dents and bruises. This of course was familiar to Abraham, being bruised by the Lord before, but had not really been known to her so it was difficult.

She ordered a separation and thus it had been nearly 3 months since she had seen Abraham, when on occasion she accepted an invitation to go on a trip with him. Abraham grieved in his missing her and doting on his love for her, again sought to court and spoil her in any way he could manage. Though he wasn’t rich he had managed a plane ride, a wonderful dinner, and a room at a luxurious hotel. There she was receptive to him and their love was renewed. Although Abraham was delighted about their love, he sensed something was different about her but he couldn’t figure it out.

Over an ice-cream cone as the trip was nearing an end the next day, she pulled out of her purse and ultrasound picture and related she was 3 months pregnant. Yes, the Lord had indeed blessed them as they were faithful in their own, shall we call it a "test of Abraham".

Time went on and the baby was born which was a delight to both of them, but the baby had not healed her feelings all the way through and though she had seen the blessings, she sought about daily to prove her husband wrong in all of the things he loved. It was as if some competition had invigorated her and through this daily barrage of insults she did not relate to him so directly as she did her friends and her family, gradually another separation occurred.

This was a great sadness to him for he had felt for sure that the blessing and fulfilling of the Lord’s words would also seal her testimony, but it did not. Her heart was different and she was set hard and no amount of courting or attempts by him to restore his marriage worked. The child grew and was a beautiful child whom they both delighted in greatly, he had taken his first steps and they were still separated.

Abraham was weighed down in his grief, for he had sought diligently to please the Lord, but again it pleased the Lord to bruise him. She had taken off her wedding ring which had embarrassed Abraham and she was flippant in her ability without him feeling she had no need for him. She was satisfied and had no desire for him. Abraham weighed down in his grief returned his wedding ring to her jewelry box next to the one he had given her that she no longer felt any value for. He told her perhaps they should put the rings in a trust account for their baby.

One day as Abraham was weighed down in grief and standing in a line with his head bowed a girl he had known, only as an acquaintance, turned as she was in front of him in the line he was waiting in, and felt for his sorrow. She put her arms around his neck and said “Abraham, don’t be sad!”, and he acknowledged her good will towards him as a friend who simply didn’t want to see a friend sad. It was just a pure coincidence that his wife had seen this exchange and after the girl who had put her arms around Abraham and told him not to be sad left bounding off, as to Abraham probably not to be seen coincidentally again, the wife headed off towards the girl and cornered her.

She asked the girl whom she didn’t know at all, seeing her arms around her husband, “Have you ever made-love to my husband?” The girl responded, “Hundreds of times!”, and bounded off again as if not to blink an eye. She then came to her husband and said, “Haah, caught you cheating!”

Now this is the end of the parable.

There are always questions at the end of every parable to be answered. This is the process of a parable. For every church to ask and for every person to ask themselves if in this parable Abraham was actually Jesus and the women in the parable was the Church to whom is married to Jesus in similiar parables of the Bible; in what manner of cheating have you accused the Lord after his faithfulness to you?

Do you not suppose the Lord to visit other churches at all?

Hasn’t he still favored you with many blessings, yet you accuse him of cheating with others who have not truly known him either?

Why have you entreated your husband to accusations of unfaithfulness when he has so patiently and lovingly taught you faithfully all that is known to inherit his kingdom? Are you so bent on hurting him that you would cast him in to prison if he arrived?

And, what must you do now, or what will you do now you have seen as you are seen, taking your ring off? Will you choose to keep it off and find another Lord and who might that Lord be; your usurping president Obama?

What do the rings represent?

Is Obama's love of unfaithfulness towards the Constitution what you really want in a President?

Do you not desire faithfulness? You must desire faithfulness, or you certainly wouldn’t accuse anyone of being unfaithful?

What an oddity it is for people to crave faithfulness and truthfulness but vote for a lie. It is if they can’t help but inherit exactly what they are… unfaithful and liars themselves, blind yet they see.

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