Spiritual Sensitivity

August 27, 2014

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 Then He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with Him, and He grew sorrowful and deeply distressed. My soul is overwhelmed with grief, to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me. He walked a little farther and finally fell prostrate and prayed.

~Matthew 26:37-39, The VOICE


We ought never sin; yet we always should have sorrow for sin.

~Watchman Nee

my two cents worth.

Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and for the better part of a week, He taught daily in the Temple, in broad open daylight and He healed the sick. He transformed the Temple from a market place to a ministry place, from den of thieves to a hospital for the hurting. Toward the end of the week as they neared Passover, Jesus begins to feel the weight of the cross. The atmosphere at the Last Supper in very heavy and from there He goes to the garden of Gethsemane. He takes Peter, James and John  into the garden. After asking them to pray for Him, He goes further into the garden but with each step the sorrow and stress mounts. Jesus was overwhelmed with grief to the point of death. Jesus was feeling the tremendous weight of our sin and shame. It was so traumatic that blood oozed through his pores like sweat. This kind of trauma if sustained will kill a man. A part of that unbelievable burden that Jesus bore was our indifference; our unawareness of the battle being fought. While Jesus was sweating blood, the disciple who represent us were sleeping soundly.

How sensitive are we to sin? Are we burdened  in the least about sin and what it is doing to our culture? We may feel a tinge of guilt now and then or of the shame that accompanies sin but we do not have the holiness, the purity to be burdened by our sin nor the worlds.  We are too backslidden to be burdened. It was such a burden on Jesus that He fell on his face. Our sin and shame were such a weight upon His back that it pushed Him to the ground literally crushing the life out of Him. You know what we need more than anything else? It is not a raise, not a new car or house, not even a new president: we desperately need spiritual renewal…old fashioned Holy Ghost REVIVAL, the kind that makes us conscious and broken-hearted over our sin.

EXTRA animated


The Last ShipJune and I anxiously awaited the final episode of THE LAST SHIP this past Sunday night. The USS Nathan James contains the lab and the scientist that can save the world. It is commanded by the heroic Tom Chandler who has led his crew half-way around the world giving Dr. Rachel Scott time to come up with a vaccine for the Red Flu which is whipping out one-third of the world’s population. One big problem, it was not the final episode. It is nothing other than a night-time soap opera and will not resume until the summer of 2015. Are you kidding me; I don’t even buy green bananas. I don’t even know if I will be around by the Summer of 2015.  Sunday night was the final episode of the season leaving us hanging on thread. We are not much closer to a solution than we were after episode one. I hate soap operas for this very reason.  When I sit down, I want to watch something that reaches a conclusion. I came up out of the recliner Sunday night saying, “June, what have you done. You got me hooked on a soap opera. This blasted thing has no ending.” Soap Operas don’t bother her but they drive me crazy. What ever you do, don’t get hooked on the last ship.

Yogi bear extra

  • Tonight is our end of Summer Celebration. We do have water slides coming so Youth and Kids need to dress appropriately. We are doing nothing on the inside. Everything is out side and it is basically a picnic so bring your lawn chairs and a pic-ah-nic basket with food in it. We furnish burgers, dogs, buns, ice, paper products. You bring drinks or homemade ice cream or anything that will go with hamburgers. We begin at 6:00. Clara was sick yesterday: pray that she gets better. Shohn planned this event and I hate for her to miss the fun.
  • Congrats to Catfish and Sally on the healthy birth of their baby girl Cora Grace. She looks just like Willard. {Kidding Fish}
  • Big week: Remember the events for Friday and Saturday.
    • Breakfast for Football Team Friday morning at 7:00
    • Luncheon for Senior Adults Friday at 11:30
    • 5th Quarter after ball game Friday night.
    • Bro. Bryan Mission Trip Saturday morning at 7:30
  • I intended to write a prayer for our School Teachers yesterday but did not get around to it. June and I were at hospital all morning and I had to go to my stomach doctor in the afternoon. Today, we pray for the WORLD. I have been burdened for Israel lately: pray for the peace of Israel. It’s coming or should I say, He is coming.
  • I am looking forward to the week-end. I do love LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Aren’t we blessed. As June and I rode home from HH yesterday in the heat; I thought, wow, isn’t it great to have cars and A/C. I would hate to ride from Huntsville in a wagon in this heat, amen. I love horses and mules but I thinks cars are great.

4 Responses to “Spiritual Sensitivity”

  1. This one hit me right on the nose Bro. Jack. The Lord is using your blog whether you know it or not.

  2. Steve Says:

    Once again you are right what we all need is revival!

  3. Hey, Jack Bailey! This is Tommy Griffis from Athens High School (’67). Please contact me! We are going to (finally) have a REUNION (in 2017 for #50) and would like for you to attend. At least respond with a ‘NO’, if you desire.

    Tommy Griffis

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