The New Language of Faith

13 Apr

You won’t hear from Paul’s lips some of the phrases that are commonly heard from many Christians. In the New Creation language, you won’t find longing and wanting. You will find endless praises declaring that the waiting and wanting is over. It’s a language and song of blissful fulfillment and ecstatic satisfaction. It is the New Song mentioned in the Psalms and Revelation. It is the song of men made into the home of God, the song of mortals transformed and swallowed by Life…

Isn’t it heart-rending that so many believers don’t know how to speak this language? They are stuck in the undone, instead of floating upon the finished. Some of the phrases of the old language are: ‘I must nail myself to the cross every day.’ ‘I’m just a sinner saved by grace.’ ‘Lord, You saved me but now come and cleanse me,’ or ‘Every day I’ve got to die to my flesh.’ Obviously the list goes on, and for the sheer fact that I hate hearing them, I will say no more of the faithless jabbering. This is a dead language!

Many still speak that old, dead language simply out of ignorance… The new language is the language of faith, which is trust. It’s the language of love, not longing… I ask, if we are not completely satisfied with Christ’s offering on the cross, with what will be?

Benjamin Dunn

The Happy Gospel, Destiny Image, 2011, 128-31

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