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The Trouble maker.

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There is a saying, “What would Jesus do?

We have both heard and read of what Jesus would do concerning the people of the world.

How He showed kindness and great love toward them that knew Him not.

“Jesus came into this world not to call the righteous,but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:13

But now let us take a look at what Jesus would do concerning the religious practices and teachings of men.

Jesus first went home to the city where he was raised and went into the church of His youth. He was offered a chance to read from the book of Isaiah. Jesus opened the book and read,
“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke chapter 4 :17-18.

He then closed the book and gave it back to the minister and sat down. So all of the religious people are looking at him wondering why he stopped reading and Jesus said,”This day is the scripture fulfilled in your ears.”

In other words Jesus got them all upset by saying He was the fulfillment of the scriptures in which they read from.

Jesus had to know that His statement was going to start some trouble.

The religious people got so mad that they tried to kill him. read Luke 4:28-30 for reference.

Again Jesus went into another church and there was a man there with a withered hand. The religious people were watching him so that they could accuse him of break their laws according to their understanding of the scriptures concerning of the Sabbath of the Lord. Then Jesus purposely, in front of the religious leaders healed the man and broke their law. Mark chapter 3:1-6

These people were so uptight that they began to plan how they might destroy him.

I sarcastically say,” Jesus sure believed in making friends with religious people.”

Some would even say that He was a trouble maker.

Jesus went into another church and called the priest hypocrites to their faces in front of the whole congregation. Matthews 23

“Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither suffer you them that are entering to go in.Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!for you devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayer:therefore you shall receive the greater damnation.Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte(convert), and when he is made, you make him two fold more the child of hell than yourselves.Woe unto you, you blind guides, which say, whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.” Matthew 23:13-17

Jesus called them out in front of the whole church and exposed them for all the wrong things this religious organization was doing.

Jesus had to know that this would make these people angry with him, that there would be trouble that followed.

Jesus went up to Jerusalem on the day of worship and found the religious leaders, selling there books,tapes,Cd’s, DVDs,prayer clothes,etc.

owe,I am sorry that is what He would find them doing now, not back then.

But he found them selling in the building that was suppose to be the house of God and Jesus started hitting these people with a rope and throwing over the tables on which the merchandise was sat. John 2:13-15

“And the Jew’s passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changer’s money, and overthrew the tables.”

If someone did this today in the churches, the religious leaders would have him thrown in jail or worst.

What would Jesus do?

Today people would describe a man or woman of God as being very quiet,nice,cooperative,etc.

There is a time and place for these things, there is a time for something much more intense or serious also.

John the Baptist was also sent from God to speak out against religion.

John preached the baptism of repentance and the religious people were offended because the people left there churches to follow after the truth. Matthew 3:1-17

“Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea and all the region round about Jordan,and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.” Matthew 3:5-6.

Notice that it says that all the people of the region came out to him. which means the ones who worshipped with the religious people left there religions.

This could not have made them happy.

Verse 7, “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducee(two of the top religions of that time)come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”

John called these people snakes

If this would happen today, some might call him a trouble maker.

Many people today believe in some kind of religion. They believe that, their religion is the word of God and if someone speaks out against them they will say that he is a trouble maker and he is sent by the Devil.

In today’s study we have noticed that this might be a misconception,seeing how God had Jesus and many others confront the churches about what they were doing.

In the book of Jeremiah chapter 7 God instructed Jeremiah to stand in the entrance of the church and warn the people that they should not listen to the priests.

In today’s times the religious people of that church would probably have hurt that man, just as they tried to kill Jesus.

” The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end there of?” Jeremiah 5:31

People today as well as back then want to serve their religion in peace, they want to be left alone in their deception, but God sometimes likes to stirring things up, He will not have the wicked representing Him.

“To whom shall I speak? and give warning, that they may hear? behold their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.” Jeremiah 6:10

” For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.” Jeremiah 6:13

God says during that time that the people that were suppose to be men of God, were living double lives. They were deceived themselves and were not able to teach God’s words properly either.

“Trust you not in lying words, saying, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, are these.” Jeremiah 7:4

In other words, amen, amen, amen, these are the anointed men of God.

To believe that everyone with the title of a man of God is a man of God would be a mistake. “Study to show you self approved before God, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2nd Timothy 2:15.

“believe not every spirit but try the spirit by the spirit whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1st John 4:1

“Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.” Jeremiah 7:8
“will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not; and come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes?behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 7:8-11

God told Jeremiah to speak out publicly against the church where these people attended weekly. Told him to stand outside their walls as if to protest against the lies they taught their people.

Some would say that this is nor was the proper way to do this, that Jeremiah should have spoken to the priest in private about their incorrect teachings. Some might even say that Jeremiah should have mind his own business and if he was really concerned he should have just prayed for them. But look what God said to Jeremiah about praying for people who are disobedient, that hold the office of priest.

“Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear you.” Jeremiah 7:16

God’s ways are above our ways. No one can know the mind of the Lord our God. 1st Corinthians 2:16.

God does not always have for us to warn people so that they can be saved, sometimes He just wants to have it on record that they were told. So that on the day of judgement God has a good case against the disobedient.

“Therefore you shall speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to you:you shall also call unto them; but they will not answer you” Jeremiah 7:27

Some might say, ” why go through all the trouble? If the people are not going to listen to me, why would you have me go God?

I have heard many misquote the Bible saying, “let everything be done decently and in order.”1st Corinthians 14:40

Thinking this statement to means that God would always have us do things very civil and without making trouble.

They need to go read some more, because obviously they have not read about Jesus.

I Love you.

Until next time keep studying to show yourself approved before God.

Minister Lamar F. Porter.

One Response so far.

  1. daveswtwtr says:

    Brother Minister Porter, Jesus once stated in the Bible, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword".(Matthew 10:34), which true worshipers know that Jesus is the living word and his word is a double edge sword which cuts both ways no matter what you say your title is in Religion. I pray that God continue to guide you on the path of righteousness.Bro. David

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