Tod Bently, like all high profile Evangelists, had a big bulls eye target on him. Unless Mr. Bently allows himself to submit to the will of the Lord, another Charismatic Leader will not finish the race.
How tragic on so many levels. In my opinion the biggest loss will be that to Mrs. Bently and their three children. The wife and mother is, I am sure, just heart broken. Too watch a man that she has loved, guarded, prayed for and borne his children lose sight of the One Whom he once served… I hope she doesn’t play the “what if” game. What if I would have prayed for him more? What if I would have been a better wife? What if? What if?
Well, what if Tod Bently had listened to the conviction of the Holy Spirit? What if he had not allowed the spirit of pride and lust creep into his service to the Lord. What if Tod Bently would have honored the covenant he made between himself, his bride and God the Father? What if Tod Bendly would have recognized the absolut pain and sense of helplessness he is putting his very own children through.
What if indeed!!
It is one level of betrail to betray an aquaintenance but to betray the love of the children you taught to trust in the Lord and too follow His commandments is quite another. Yes I realize that “sin is sin”. But I also know that it is written that it be better for a mil stone to be hung around your neck and be tossed into the ocean than to harm one of the innocent children.
Imagine if you will these children laying in bed this very night… knowing that the world is rediculing their daddy. Laughing at yet another Christian Leader falling. Laughing at their daddy. How horribly cruel of a thing for them to have to go through. These children (like many other children) don’t get to “vote” on whether or not mommy or daddy stay together. They just get the experience of watching the two people that mean the most to them destroy their lives.
How terribly sad that there are those Christians who, instead of petitioning the Great Throne Room with a multitude of prayers for this family, they would rather ridicule the failings of a fleshly man. Shame!
It is our “job” as sons and daughters of The Most High God to prayerfully commit to placing a hedge of protection around the Bently children. The “job” of the disciples of Jesus the Christ is to pray for scales to fall from the eyes of those deceived by the one who has come to kill, steal and destroy. It is in the spirit of “love thy neighbor” that we as “The Bride” should be interceding for the reconciliation of this marriage and the marriages of so many others.
Now is the time Church! Now is the time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Will you be blown to and fro by the wind or will you remain steadfast in your faith and obedience to the Light of the World?
Choose wisely for as you sow, so shall you reap.
Get your eyes off of the “car wreck” and keep them on Jehovah-Jirah the One to provide healing,