Old Landmark Missionary Baptist Church
Spokane, Washington

 

1727 W. Mission Avenue · Spokane, WA 99201 · (509) 495-1509 · www.OldLandmarkMBC.org

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    "The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

    and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength..."

    Mark 12:29b-30

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    A Word From The Pastor:

     

    “Why do you speak to them in parables? …

    He answered, because it is given unto you to know the mysteries … but to them it is not given …

    And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah … and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive …”

    Matthew 13:10-14

    Here's a thought to consider...

           After Jesus ministry, there was religious group that sprung up claiming to have a ‘secret knowledge’ of God. Only by this knowledge could you understand the gospel mysteries. The real truth is that there is no ‘secret knowledge’. The mysteries have always been available to those willing to know the truth.

           It is like a picture that I once had hanging in my room as a child. It had brilliantly wild colors arranged in a unique pattern flowing across the page, and embedded in it was a 3D image. It was technological marvel. Some people could see it naturally once they were told to look and some had to work hard to see it with help. Then there were some that tried hard to see, and just couldn’t perceive it. Therefore they didn’t believe the 3D image existed. But it did!

    These people demonstrated Isaiah’s prophecy that Jesus quoted:

     “seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive ”   

           This picture illustrates the gospel truth. Many people look at the Biblical picture, and can catalogue the colors and the shapes of history. They can talk about its symbolism of themes and its morals patterns. But despite their knowledge, they never perceive the gospel that is embedded. It has always been present. No secret decoder ring is needed, just a willingness to focus your mind’s eye enough to ‘perceive’ its presence. When you read the Bible can you see the gospel mysteries? Just as the 3D image, you will know it when you see it as it comes to life before your mind’s eye.

     - OLMBC, June 2016