Jesus told it – LIKE IT WAS!

During His time on earth Jesus spoke to the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law and He warned them in regards to their hypocrisy!  When Jesus spoke to them He did not take them to a place where He could speak in private and tell them in secret – He spoke very loudly outside and among the people that were going about their business for the day.  Therefore, Jesus did not attempt to hide anything!  He pulled no punches!  Jesus told it like IT WAS!  What Jesus said was a correction as well as a warning to all who heard. And reader it is a warning to us also and a correction to many of us! We need to take heed.

It has been taught to me in the past that Jesus was “really angry” when he was speaking to the Teachers and the Pharisees!  He was NOT!  I repeat He was not angry!

Sometimes when we are TERRIBLY upset it is not anger!  There is a difference!  It can be something much deeper than that – Jesus was not experiencing anger - He was EXPERIENCING disgust!  He was looking at the intent of the Teachers and the Pharisees hearts, through the eyes of His Father.  He was seeing the underlying motives of their hearts.  That is disgust!

The Pharisees and Teachers were fakes.  We have fake Christians in the churches today.  Many pastors are seeing this.  And many of the members of the churches are seeing how the pastors and teachers are walking their walk - also!  The following are points Jesus made when He was warning and correcting Pharisees:

“They do not practice what they preach.  Everything they do is done for people to see!” Jesus said, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites.”  “You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of Hell as you are.”  Jesus addressed the leaders with a strong, “Woe to you, blind guides.”  Jesus continued and even referred to them as. “Snakes and vipers!”

I urge you to look up this scripture in Matthew 23:1-39 and read it from the beginning to the last verse.  Jesus explained exactly what His reasoning was to say the things that He did – the very same things He was upset about are working today in the churches and in the world – only WORSE!

NOW, if you are looking at an event within your OWN life with resentment, there is un-forgiveness in you.  However, if you are looking at an event with disgust, and feeling the event had a lack of purpose and that the event had an underlying motive - that is righteous anger!  Jesus was experiencing deep righteous anger at this situation!

According to Webster’s:  The word disgust means: a feeling of repugnance; loathing in, sickened.  Once again according to Webster’s:  The word anger means” a strong feeling of displeasure, hostility, indignation, or exasperation: wrath. antagonism.  There is a difference.

Jesus felt extreme disgust in what was happening during His time on earth – I cannot even begin to understand how He and His Father, and the Precious Holy Spirit are feeling at this moment in what is going on in America and the rest of the world – right now!

(sw-h)

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