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Could Somebody Please Explain This Passage To Me?
My Dear Friends,

I want to say 'Thank you!' to each of you who answered my post here, Yaaqub, Dave and Andrew.

You know, maybe this passage is hard for me because I'm not sure of my own 'talents and gifts.'

I'm 56 now, and I can think of only a few things that I do really well.

I love my wife, and I think that I do that OK, maybe even well, but you'd have ask her. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

I think that after the long spiritual warfare that I've been through (5 years now), that an out come of that is I learned (finally!!) "the discernment of spirits".

But that was The Lord's gift to me to keep me out of (further) trouble, I think.

But I did learn that. It might need to be shared with others, I'm not certain about that yet.

And I'm fairly good at historical research.

And I'm a real believer in *compassion*, because I've been shown so little of that in my own life, especially by "the church" (so-called).

That's the extent of my 'gifts' at 56 years of living.

I just don't want to be like the guy that buried his talent.

Perhaps that's my real personal struggle with this passage.

Maybe I've not shared the few things that I do really well, with others.

Each of your answers here lead me to think this about myself.

Forgive me for thinking 'out loud' here.

And one more thing, I know exactly what Yeshua mean't when He said: "I saw satan fall like lightning" (my paraphrase).

In all of his (supposed) "power" satan is mostly bluster (& 'smoke and mirrors'....that is, he's an illusionist), and is mostly powerless, as are his minions, who carry out his work here on earth.

Shlama, Albion

P.S. I did learn one more thing from going through 5 years of spiritual warfare...........that angels are *STILL REAL* (that is, they are still active in our world, just as they were in the Tanakh and in the N.T.), and one of their roles is to help us here on earth.

Once upon a time, I did not understand that!

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Re: Could Somebody Please Explain This Passage To Me? - by *Albion* - 12-28-2007, 03:19 AM

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