- No Tunnel only Vision
By: Rev. Steven E. Long D.D.
Copyright ©2003Steven Elton Long
A lot of "Churches" make emphasis on Jesus, Son of God. I've been
there. You've been there. Some of you may still be there and that is
fine! A visitation started the movement and they moved and
fellowshipped with that relationship with their Lord with the glimpse
of the Kingdom through revelation in that certain area at that time.
I've gone on to coming into a relationship with the Father. The Son
made that possible. Law was not able to bring us into that
relationship. Grace was able to do this through what the Son did to
enable us to enter into a new blood line and walk above in newness of
life. And this takes a whole life to accomplish.
The Religious System has many places that preach a "tunnel vision"
That's all they know and let them do it. If we do not look at the
total picture and all of the Gospel and contents of the Bible as well
as other religions, with help from the Spirit that in interprets, we
too will stay in "tunnel vision" and walk in a limited perception of
our ALL MIGHTY GOD and HIS plan for our human race.
Some Churches are for those who believe in Jesus & being saved. I
try to make a place that will welcome all! Week after week, they
preach a salvation message for those who already believe in Jesus.
The sad situation prompts the necessity to have revivals to revive
their dead that are starving because they will not branch out beyond
their revelation/doctrine/tradition to grow. That's why Jesus
said, "Tradition will make you blind." These churches will make their
traditions/visitation that started their movement denomination into
Remember after Jesus came back to walk with his disciples for a while
before he ascended. Some didn't recognize him. That's the very thing
that is happening today. One day we hear a crazy statement said and
then put it on the shelf. The next day, to our amazement, the Lord
opens up our eyes and we see differently.
TRUTH CHANGES BY DAILY OBSERVATION. God does not change but our
perception and understanding does change daily. I have made it my
mission to build a a half way house "Church" that is my calling from
the "MOST HIGH". While, maintaining a relationship with God.
I pray that you do not camp out on ONE revelation of the Bible move
on Daily! I will be who I am and function in what God has called me
to function. Realize that by doing your best, God will be satisfied
but man will probably never be satisfied with anything you do. Get
your strength from the Lord, not man! By being a servant to God and
keeping a servants heart ---loving your God with all your heart, soul
& mind. Your flesh will wrestle with this and so did my flesh. Jacob
wrestled with God too and HE won and broke Jacob's hip!
The disciples changed and shifted in their emphasis of their message
continually growing and changing through revelation that was
exemplified in the Gospels. Remember when Paul came on the scene he
brought in a whole different picture & it was a jolt to Peter and the
rest. They shifted from preaching to the chosen Jews to the
gentiles. Well, it's no different now. At first, it is exclusive and
we are infants and stay in the flock and are bundled up with infant
teaching that is "milk". When we mature, we branch out and feed on
meat. Our field becomes broader, not just the little sect of our
chosen belief or what is comfortable for us in our little
click/flock. It happened to the disciples, didn't it? It's also
happening now too. Different emphasis. Each little "Church" (Half Way
House) has a certain message. It took a visitation for the disciples
to come around to what Paul was preaching too!
So, nothing is different, same old. It still applies to this time
too. Now, take this corporately instead of individually. Corporately,
a lot of Churches are still in an infant stage only preaching a
limited revelation of their experience and nothing more & they stop
there. A lot of Christians can be accused of being "New Age" which
really, I've become in a sense. Go out seek knowledge and keep
professing whatever you feel in your heart and soul. My calling to
this world is to tell you these words that maybe you too can say "ALL
ARE WELCOME!" setting up your own halfway house instead of "Church
Blessings to you all ,
Rev. Steven E. Long D.D.
Royal Universal Life Church