The Cry of The Leaf

And how shall they preach, except they be sent?

as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

But they have not all obeyed the gospel.
For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Romans 10:15-16  (KJV)


For a considerable amount of time as a Born Again Christian, I also understood this verse as a layman.  Until I was truly ready and willing to listen to The Spirit, I would remain controlled by the spirit of darkness.  The Day, for the veil to be removed would come by The Word of The Lord, and illuminate a clouded mind, causing the mist of unconsciousness to resolve.

There appeared to be a Neon light switch triggered by my interest in four words of the preceding verse.  Those four words are:

beautiful are the feet

As soon as I read the verse with attention to those four words, I questioned The Lord in regards to His Interpretation.  Was it His intention to imply what I understood?  Did He have a reason for His choice of words which caused me to believe in an improper interpolation of His Word.

I had always believed in the saying : " Sugar and Spice and everything nice."  In other words, I had been convinced that peaceful preachers were proper, while those who chose the path of hellfire and damnation were not.  I had been convinced that honey attracts while vinegar separates.  I would soon come to understand Light attracts and darkness conceals.  Understanding creates hunger while ignorance abates The Truth.

During my contemplation of the thought, I realized the true need for deeper studies in The Word of God.  I proceeded to read the original text to try to understand what The Lord was saying.  I understood this need, as there appeared to be a contradiction.

Additional studies proved the need to search, reference, and define; thereby fulfilling the prophecy of line upon line, and precept upon precept.  The true meaning, the intended interpretation, my own interpolation; would develop and grow uniformly, as expected, until all the seeds of understanding had flourished into a confident hedge of purpose, revealing His Faithful Calling.

My initial understanding was as most, The Lord is pleased with the peaceful preachers.  But this is not what He is continually implying to each and every one who has an ear.  The word "beautiful" does not apply to one's comliness in such a fashion.  There is a reference to timing, trust, stature, dependence, deliverance, etc. in regards to the individual who is a fulfillment of this verse.

The conclusion of understanding can only come with a further study of this verse by using additional verses as cross references to explain the message that is being provided by The Creator.

Resulting Scriptures are:

Romans 10:15; Isa 52:7; Nahum 1:15; Isa 40:9;
Isa 57:19; Isa 61:1; Luk 4:18; Psa 68:11; Sos 2:8

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