The Supposed Honeymoon of Faith Sons
Individuals who hear the plain and open teachings are conducting themselves as mature men and women who wholeheartedly believe in the reality of the Father and Christ Jesus. Serving God has been a way of life for most of them for decades. They are not ‘honeymooning’ anymore than the first century brothers and sisters were ‘honeymooning’ after hearing the clear message from Jesus. We suspect those who read the comments in the email might be a bit offended. The analogy is that they have married a beautiful woman only to find out she has a bad personality and they have quickly grown tired of her. This implies that perhaps the author of the email has not yet understood the magnificent and deeply profound gift of sonship.
Those with ‘an ear to hear what the spirit says’ are changed forever. This is not a game to them. The changes we are hearing about are not just a passing fancy. Sonship with the Father is a way of life. A better analogy would be to say that they are in the ‘courting’ stage looking forward to the ‘consummation’ when they receive their heavenly reward. And they know that their reward is faithful and true. There are no hidden surprises that might cause them to experience buyer’s remorse!
Some may be ‘honeymooning.’ The scriptures may dampen hope, hence one is not understanding what he is reading. He is disregarding the plain and open teachings in favor of manmade doctrines and man-concocted prophetic interpretations. It is understandable that one could tire out if one is longing for an earthly reward. If he could just recognize the difference between plain and open teachings and prophetic interpretations, we believe his joy will be far more lasting, for those hoping in the heavenly kingdom are ‘renewed from day to day.’
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
– 2 Corinthians 4:16-18