Are you ready for an awakening of faith? What holds you back?
Perhaps lack of imagination? Jesus was not recognized by the Jews of his day because of their conditioning to expect the prophecies about the Messiah to be fulfilled in keeping with current circumstances, preferences, and traditions. Have we, too, given more authority to the knowledge and wisdom of “thought leaders” than to the Word of God? When we are told that all things are made new in Christ, do we look for new things or more of the same? Jesus talked about “all things” frequently and it seems to have been in the context of the will and actions of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and ….. look! ……. all things have become new!
Even now, do we have eyes that can see? Ears that can hear? Hearts that are willing and able to grasp the truth of the majesty and mysteries of God?
Do we expect angels to appear and speak? Do we allow that there are those with devotion to the reading and understanding of the prophecies who, like the magi, see signs and are willing to strike out on a journey following the signs wherever they lead or however long it takes? And are we discerning enough to recognize that there are those who do not want the truth to be known because of the way in which it will impact their own kingdom?