The next time you get to feeling that you are not good enough or are feeling that the worlds expectations are too heavy for you to bear…remember that Jesus came to earth and humbled himself by putting on this fleshly body and he too wasn’t good enough for people. They followed him around, picking everything he did apart, persecuting his every move. If he healed people it was wrong because of the day he did it on. If he cast out demons they criticized him saying he did it by the power of devil. It was the RELIGIOUS leaders of the time that rallied and cried “crucify him”. They could not see the power before them, they were blinded to his glory because of their RELIGIOUSLY veiled hearts.
Even Jesus Christ was not good enough for the RELIGIOUSLY minded men of his time. Let that sink in, even Jesus wasn’t good enough for them, and he was perfect!
I warn you brothers and sisters in Christ – do not let your RELIGION replace your RELATIONSHIP. The Pharisees stood face to face with the Son of God and yet could not see him. Instead they persecuted, mocked, ridiculed and crucified him. Blinded by RELIGION their hearts had waxed cold. Do you do that today?
The Bible says a house divided can not stand. The devil has been at work dividing the house of the Lord with pettiness and RELIGIOSITY. Even a religion can become an object of worship. The Pharisees loved their RELIGION so much so…it blinded them to the Glory of God standing right before their eyes…Jesus Christ.
The next time you go on a huge rant about who is or is not going to heaven…remember the Pharisees were sure that they were righteous and would be in heaven. They believed in their own righteousness wholeheartedly and they believed that Jesus was not good enough to go to heaven. How do you think that ended in the end for them?
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
The Attitude of Christ
5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Shining as Stars
12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
*** I recommend the Interlinear Hebrew Greek English Bible for an accurate study of scriptures. Also available in a 4 Volume Set (larger print than single volume) Interlinear Hebrew Greek English 4 Volume Set