Yesterday, while enjoying a piece of grapefruit, the thought occurred, “I’m eating something which had its origin from the very beginning of creation week! It didn’t matter the length of time, or the attacks of sin and science, or spurious ideologies and philosophy of man, the point of the matter is, I’m eating a piece of fruit which my human father both named and tasted himself! Now, THAT is impressive.
The same regarding the witness of Christ. I have not seen Him, and it does not matter the length of time, or the attacks of sin and science, or spurious ideologies and philosophy of man, the point of the matter is, I’m receiving by my spiritual Father of the best He could have given. Now, THAT is impressive!
Perhaps there is something more involved in what is called the “Fruit of the Spirit” as being evidence.
In criminal court, if there is the destruction or loss of evidence, the charge itself against the defendant is done away. There is no proof of the crime, nothing to be proven, therefore the case is dismissed. When we have “evidence”, or better term, “witness”, there is “fruit” to be had if only we would submit ourselves and take a piece and accept the purpose for which it is intended. I know by the very act of eating the delicious grapefruit it had to have its origin, otherwise, I would not have it. And although I am not able to trace its linage all the way back to the third day of creation, I accept it was so, and because of God’s watchful care, it is evidence enough, to me, He exist. What He made continues to exist, and I’m a witness of the taste.
The Sabbath is the same. I have not seen the Ten Commandments scripted on stone by the finger of God, nor was I there to hear His voice on Mt. Sinai. I was not there during the seventh day of the first week of this world’s history—then, experience—now, but because I am doing it today, and cannot trace back its linage, I accept it was so and because of God’s watchful care, it is evidence enough, to me, it exist. What He made continues to exist, and I’m a witness of its existence.
I cannot doubt the grapefruit I hold in my hand any more than I can doubt the Sabbath I observe. They both came from the same Source and originated during the same week. Both are my connection and ties to the Creator. He has given me one to sustain my physical needs and the other to sustain my spiritual needs, and I need to have both, for without one of them is death.
The enemy will try to tell me to question one and disregard the other. It is quite clear, to me, he wants nothing but my death. I refuse to accept his teaching and to prove it I will continue to eat and enjoy my grapefruit, just as much as I will continue in keeping the Sabbath, rather my Sabbath, rather HIS Sabbath.
June 27, 2016