Listening to Francois was like drinking from a fire hose. It was intense and wonderful, and left me with a lot to ponder.
There were several points that Francois made that were significant to me:
- Jesus canceled the delay and the distance between God and us.
- Jesus ended the challenge of constantly requalifying for redemption, justification, and righteousness.
- Truth awakens; error empowers delay and distance.
- Shepherds were tending the next year’s lamb sacrifices when the angel visited them to announce the birth of Jesus.
The idea that the shepherds were tending to lambs that may serve as the next year’s sacrifices really struck me. Jesus came to cancel that sacrificial system, the system of delay and of requalification.
More powerful thoughts:
- Father God found us in Christ before He “lost” us in Adam.
- Isaac was born of dead womb; we are born from a dead tomb.
- Joy is the official voice of faith.
Heartofamethyst, your blogs are amazing! I loved the things you learned from “Evening with Francois du Toit”. The comment,” Jesus cancelled the delay and the distance between God and us”, is so a full picture of what He did do. Even as a young believer that picture always made so much sense to me. They would always show the picture of the cross, as the bridge that connected our distance. But I love the word CANCELLED, it is so final. There is no distance now and we can go boldly into the throne room and talk to our Papa. I also liked the point made, “Joy is the official voice of faith.” I feel like I have more joy in Him everyday. And as you continue to feel and have that joy, faith is voicing itself! I love JOY and the fact that you stated that is the OFFICIAL voice of faith is music to my ears. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Terry Fudenna
If this isn’t thought provoking I don’t know what is. Father God found us in ‘Christ’ before we were lost in ‘Adam’. So, I feel like a majority of people hold these two concepts, not even realizing that it’s one object that they’re actually holding. They are one in the same. It’s easy for us to understand that we are found in Christ. It’s also easy to understand that humanity was last at Adam. But, because we operate with a linear mindset and often fail to see things with an eternal perspective we rarely see how these two concepts fit together. These two concepts viewed from an eternal perspective help me to see how God had a plan for me before Adam dropped the ball.
@ Josh, WOW. I think you helped me to understand this better than I did before! Really, man, I’m astonished by the depth of your words. And that’s exactly the way I felt the night Francois spoke to us!
This is a little odd, but your analysis gave me this visual of my granddaughter’s car seat. In order to snap in the two shoulder straps, they had to be fitted together, one on top of another, before they can be fit AS ONE into the lock. As Adam dropped the ball, Jesus picked it back up and fit humanity back into Father God’s plan.
Thank you, Josh, your response meant so much to me.