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Cutting the Gordian knot.

Posted by appolus on May 15, 2022

Cutting the Gordian knot is an ancient story related Gordius to the king of Phyrgia. He is said to have tied his cart to a beam with the most incredibly intricate knot. An oracle proclaimed that the man who could untie this knot would rule all of Asia. Along comes Alexander the great and he is presented with the knot and the story. He studies the knot for a moment, takes out his sword, and with one blow, cuts the knot and releases the cart. And so the phrase has come down through the ages to represent incredibly intricate unsolvable situations. In the end, only drastic and swift action can cut through the maze of intricacies and unsolvable problems.

I would like to suggest that Christendom presents such a situation. It has become a monstrous maze of religion and denominations and hatred and bigotry. Much of the Body of Christ wanders in and has been swallowed up by such a maze. What man, or group of men, could ever solve the problem, could ever extricate the Body of Christ from the maze of Christendom? There is no such solution, only the sword can cut through the Gordian knot of impossibility. Only this time, it will not be an Alexander or an earthly sword, but Christ Himself that shall cut the knot. The knot, in this case, is a man made abomination and only the sword can solve the problem. The knot cannot be undone, it can only be cut asunder. Jesus tells us that He did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Its the sword that frees.

When the sword is applied then the knot is destroyed. The knot is Christendom and it has enveloped the Body of Christ. Cut the knot and the Body is released from its entanglement. There is violence in the cutting no doubt. A mans enemies shall be those of his own household. Jesus did not come to send peace into the world, but rather a sword. The truth divides. A man shall find himself the enemy of his own household, denomination, community, nation and world. He will discover that if he loves any of these things more than he loves Jesus, he is not worthy to know Jesus. He will lose his life. Yet, if he is determined to know Jesus above all these things, he shall find eternal life. When the sword of the Lord is wielded, the simplicity of the truth of God is unleashed. The Body of Christ is free as it wields the sword, it is forever entangled if it attempts to undo the knot.

2 Responses to “Cutting the Gordian knot.”

  1. Rebecca said

    You are so right … each denomination has a particular man made interpretation or belief that has come down through the generations and held as truth. When this is questioned or challenged it brings division. I had someone see scripture that disproved his belief only to have him say, “I am going to believe what I have always believed.” What was so telling is I saw a reflection of shock as if he had never seen the particular scripture before … this man was a pastor and teacher of the Word.

    We must live by absolute truth of scripture and we must proclaim it. I remember telling Christ I will lay down all my taught beliefs and learn how to live by “The Book.” He has opened my eyes to so many treasures. His Word is a sword double edged that cuts and divides. We must count the cost and think of the glory that is coming. His glory will shine in the darkness and the whole earth will be covered in it.

    GOD is not common … the ancient church lived in the fear of the LORD and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. (Acts) I pray to be given understanding of this type of fear. This is my prayer as GOD’S judgement is already beginning in these United States …. soon persecution will follow. Presently it seems there is a sifting going on.

    • appolus said

      Amen sister! Men are loyal to so many things, and rarely is it Jesus and His absolute truth. The sifting is telling the story……..bro Frank.

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