Athaliah and Joash
3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. [NIV]
Since the commencement of humanity to the present time both men and women have discovered the strength of their weakness and the weakness of their strength through contact and exposure to the Hidden Holy. These encounters with the Hidden Holy are radically life transforming whether we intentionally walk into the nucleus of the conspicuous or whether circumstance catapults us into the nucleus of the clandestine.
THE HIDDEN HOLY
THE HIDDEN HOLY REVEALED
The following day Jacob heard an explosion from the building across the street. The snowman appeared to Jacob and expressed to him that Peewee was inside of the building a blazed with fire. Subsequently, the snowman and Jacob ran into the building and reached Peewee. Under the colorful tattered old kente, which was the cloth of the ancestors, the snowman stepped from beneath it as it was just enough room for Peewee and Jacob. Though the snowman started to melt, but was able to solidify again when Jacob articulated, "restore," this kente contained the wisdom and memories of the ages and was a kente cloth that accompanied prisoners loaded on ships across a vast ocean where they were sold into slavery. This kente passed through generations, even after slavery and was used until it was discarded as a useless rag. The smoke-filled shadows of the ancestors led the boys to safety. After the fireman extinguished the fire, he saw a colorful old kente that he picked up to take to his daughter who he believed would use it to make a dress for her doll.
In order to that we might be graced by the gift of waitng, we must understand that things must go in to hiding for two significant reasons. There are two types of ways in which things are hidden: 1] Those things which are hidden for a great deal of time for development and then retrieved when the danger subsides to become prophetic fulfillment as in the case of Athaliah and Joash, Moses, JESUS; 2] Those things which are hidden, discarded, or cast away in order to achieve the status of the Hidden Holy Revealed which liberates, regenerates, and heals us and enables the will of GOD to be manifested as in the cases of Jesus/The Resurrection and the Kente Cloth of Jacob and Peewee.
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