The Missing Link
“Topoi” give a speaker the ability to clarify or establish a point. For a further understanding of this classical rhetorical concept, refer to some of the previous or earliest articles.
Topoi: This “topos” could be called . . .
- “The Missing Link”
- “The Connection”
- “What Connects Them”
Explanation: There is something which spans A & B. It is “C” which is the factor, dynamic, or element which explains what is happening. “C” is what connects A & B.
Usage: This topos can be used . . . .
- in making a point
- for giving clarity
- for developing a truth
- in building an argument
- creating an introduction
- in driving home a truth
- in a conclusion
Exemplified: Tony Evans, in a message titled “Freedom From Irresponsibility” exemplifies that “topos.”
(audio clip — Tony Evans irresponsibility @3:12 minute mark of the full message)Because deliverance does not equal freedom.
In order to be free — that is in order to experiencebecoming what you were created and redeemed to be.
That will require responsibility.It has dawned on me. — that for so many of us that is the missing link to our arriving at our destiny.
God delivered Israel from Egypt.
But He took them on a journey of development so that they could reach destiny — the promise land — their freedom.
It was the goal of the deliverance to set them free to develop in order that theymight be made ready for destiny.
It is not having a king, a potentate, over all of Israel, which would result in Israel’s blessing. They may have wanted a king, believing that this was the avenue of greatness and blessing, but the missing link is the heart of that king!However, the real issue was having a potentate with the right heart. It takes a king who has a heart like that of the Lord which will determine whether Israel is going to be a nation blessed by the Lord.