Counsel of an Aged Master
Perceive your craftsmanship as you are daily led by the hand of God. Beloved, you’re a life force drawing attention to yourself, attracting all things craving your spiritual wealth. Heavenly angels are descending from above upon your shoulders and grabbing hold of you lifting you spiritually to a place of prosperity. This is when you want to do right and you give smiles in time of adversity. Every moment in life is an eternity because consequences are measured to it, whether good or bad, and the happiness or sadness it leads to. The hopes and dreams you waited for are just outside your door. If you open to receive the gift that your life has granted you, the thing that you made for yourself, a creation from your own powerful spirit you made from your words, hopes and allegiances. From these you created a mass of things outside, inside your closet. Moreover, once the harvesting angels appear to those that the reapers left behind, you’ll be assured that you were right and that you didn’t waste your time in believing. For it is the work of God to believe those God has sent to assist you, and the spirit in you will either accuse you or excuse you of the deeds you do in discipleship. So stay on the right track. Heaven is real and don’t be swayed to turn around, you’re closer now more than ever to Heaven.
Serious students of the Bible are always searching for deeper and better understandings of God’s workings. In this search, it soon becomes evident that in salvation-history there is another player in the drama being played out between God and Man. The search for better insights into God’s nature and his plan for man is made much more complicated by an Adversary, the Devil. He is known by many names, just as is God. Just as God’s names reveal His nature and His ways of working with man and for man, the Devil’s many names reveal his ways of working against God and man.
The mystery of it all becomes even more mystifying by the fact that the Adversary has already been defeated. What then is all about and why does the Father permit him to continue his mischief?
This study by my good friend and colleague, Reginald Boswell, will help us unravel some of the mystery. As we gain insight, we will become increasingly better at recognizing our Enemy along the way. This is essential if we are to stand strong against him.
Some sections of this work are written allegorically. This approach is fascinating, intensifying the scope and significance of the cosmic drama reminiscent of John’s writings in Revelation.
After this, the message becomes personal and pastoral. It speaks to my journey, my issues, and my aspirations. It speaks to my need to “watch and pray”.
Dr. Ellis M. Bush, Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church