The day in which we live has taught me how to decode mysteries. Many times things are hidden in plain sight, but our untrained eye cannot see it. It is not that we are ignorant, it is that we have not been taught how to dicipher the language being used. If you have ever been to a foriegn country or heard a foreign language, you can stand there and listen but be clueless as to what is being said. Then another person who knows that language can hear it and know exactly what is being said. The apostle Paul alludes to this in his discourse on speaking in tongues versus prophesying in church when he says, “There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning. If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me.” (1 Cor. 14:9-10) If you don’t know the language being spoken, you can’t know the message being sent.
When we read our Bibles, there are many messages being sent, that we don’t receive, because we are not trained in the language of the Word. The Bible though written in our native language, still holds messages that are mysteries to most, not because they are ignorant, but because they are untrained. When untrained people teach doctrines to others, without knowing what message is being spoken, it hinders the learners future progress, unless they remain teachable and open to the truth that will set them free. It is no wonder James exhorts us by saying, “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” (James 3:1) and Jesus Himself warned against false teachers in all four gospels.
In a social media world, in a celebrity Christianity culture, those with trained ears hear messages that are clearly not Biblically accurate, but hold their tongue, because as DaRon Maughon said so eloquently today, there is so much noise, the truth falls on deaf ears. But this is changing, the hunger for truth is growing and as the mysteries of God’s word begin to manifest through the voices of God’s mouthpieces, the people will have a choice to make, will they remain attached to a doctrine of man or cling onto the revelation of Jesus Christ that will set them free? The Mount Carmel showdown is about who’s report will you believe and for me the answer is simple, I will believe the report of the Lord, even if it turns upside down all of my theology.