Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bible Believers do not Understand

This generation has
embraced knowledge because they believe that knowledge is power, but
they lack understanding. The Bible of believing Christians of this
generation have embraced knowledge of the scriptures but they have
rejected Jesus Christ, therefore they lack understanding. They do not
understand the kingdom of God and they cannot understand that Jesus
Christ is God. They wrestle with the scriptures, they keep on
studying and they keep on learning but they never come to the
knowledge of the truth, yet they are very quick to offer an
explanation or their interpretation of the scriptures. They are
deceived and lost, they do not understand, but Jesus Christ gives
understanding to those who accept Him.
Jesus Christ was also
rejected by the Pharisees who were the Bible believers of the time.
Jesus did not fit into their interpretation of the scriptures. They
did not understand that He was the Messiah that they were expecting,
because they did not accept Him. They rather clung to their
scriptures. They could not understand the kingdom of God. We read in
Matthew 11, they came to Jesus and asked Him about John the Baptist.
We read from verse 12: "Jesus said:From the days of John the
Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and violent
men take it by force for all the prophets and the Law prophesied
until John and if you are willing to accept it John himself is Elijah
who was to come. He who has ears to hear let him hear." and
Jesus goes on and He talks about that unbelieving generation, verse
16: "But to what shall I compare this generation it is like
children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to the other
children and say:"We played the flute for you and you did no
dance we sang a dirge and you do not mourn, for John came neither
eating nor drinking and they said:"He has a demon." The Son
of man came eating and drinking and they say:"behold a
gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and
sinners," yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.'
They did not accept Jesus
Christ because He did not fit into the picture that they had in their
mind from studying the scriptures. We read further verse 20"
"and then He began to denounce the cities and which most of his
miracles were done because they did not repent what do you Chorazin.
Woe to you Bethsaida, for if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and
Sidon, which occurred in you then they would have repented long ago
in sackcloth and ashes, nevertheless I say to you it will be more
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And
you Capernaum will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will
descend to Hades for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which
occurred in you it would have remained to this day. Nevertheless I
say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in
the Day of Judgment than for you." They did not believe in
Jesus. They do not accept Him they saw the miracles that Jesus did
and yet they rejected Him. They do not believe in Him.
The very same with this
generation. They believe in the Scriptures and they look for
salvation in the scriptures, but they reject Jesus Christ and
therefore they cannot see nor understand the Kingdom of God. They
cannot understand that Jesus Christ is the King of the kingdom of God
and that we have to serve Him to be part of His kingdom. But these
things are hidden. The truth is hidden from those who are wise in
their own estimation, from the Bible believers, those who look for
salvation from their own intellect, them from those who think that
they have the power of knowledge. We read further Jesus said in verse
25: "at that time Jesus said:"I praise You Father Lord of
Heaven and Earth that You have hidden these things from the wise and
intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes Father, for this
way was well pleasing in Your sight. All things have been handed over
to Me by my Father and no one knows the Son except the Father, nor
does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the
Son wills to reveal Him." Bible believers do not understand the
kingdom of God. They do not understand that they have to know and
serve the King, Jesus Christ. They occupy themselves with the
scriptures. They are forever looking for new interpretations of the
scriptures, looking for new prophecies to decipher, instead of going
to Jesus and receiving wisdom from Him, because He gives to those who
believe in Him and who ask Him.
As the Apostle John also
wrote in 1st John 5:20. Listen carefully! "And we know that the
Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may
know Him, who is true, and we are in Him, who is true, in His son
Jesus Christ, this is the true God and eternal life." That is
who Jesus is, Jesus is God and He reveals Himself to those who
believe in Him, those who seek Him,those who ask Him. He gives wisdom
and understanding to those who come to Him like little children. And
those who seek wisdom in the scriptures and in the writings and
interpretations of other people, it remains closed to them. They do
not understand, and sadly they never get to know Jesus, and they will
end up in hell because just like those cities that rejected Jesus,
they reject Jesus Christ Himself. They do not know Him. They do not
have His Spirit, they do not have understanding, because they reject
the truth, they reject Jesus Christ.
Understanding does not
come from various studies and from knowledge gained from reading, it
comes from Jesus Christ. He gives understanding to children, to
babes, to the uneducated, to those who believe in Him, those who ask
Him. If you ask Jesus He will give you understanding. Many keep on
reading the Bible without understanding, they have various
interpretations and various theories. That is why there are so many
churches. That is why there are so many Bible students with different
ideas and theories, but they have no knowledge of God. They do not
have the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit is ONE, Jesus is ONE,
there is only one truth and Jesus will reveal that truth to you if
you seek Him and you believe Him. If you just ask Him He will give
you understanding.
May Jesus bless you.

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