PROBLEMS OF THE EXPERIENCED
[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.10″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.10″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.9.10″ _module_preset=”default” type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.10″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]Good afternoon from Kenya on this day of Atonement and Repentance.
Interesting here on social media so much division during Yom Kippur over such things and proper calendar dates.
Prideful arrogant arguments during the time that we are to make Atonement with each other settle grievances, make amends, but most importantly Teshuvah / Repentance.
There are so many Christians who are seeking the biblical feasts and understanding what they are about and how to be part of it.
But all they see is this division at a time when people should be coming together in agreement and love.
So, I pray that this teaching that I am reading for Yom Kippur, reaches the hearts and minds ? before it is too late.
PROBLEMS OF THE EXPERIENCED
” Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Beit-Tzaidah! Why, if the miracles done in you had been done in Tzor and Tzidon, they would long ago have put on sackcloth and Ashes as evidence that they had changed their ways.” Mattiyahu / Mathew 11:21 CJB
In the region of Galilee, Yeshua’s ministry and miracles were largely met with lack of repentance. In other words, they were healed and then they continued in their prideful sin nature, with no desire to change.
He denounced the town of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum, saying that Tyre, Sidon and Sodom, three of the most sin-filled cities of the Tanakh / Old Testament, would have repented and believed had the same miracles been performed there.
As a result, Yeshua said it was more bearable for Tyre, Sidon and Sodom on the Day of Judgement because Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum had direct experience of Hashem through Hamashiach.
How it will be more bearable for Tyre, Sidon and Sodom, Yeshua does not explain, but it’s being so, IS NOT IN DOUBT!
Experience brings responsibility. The more we know, the more responsible we become, which has led some Christians to the most ridiculous idea, that ignorance of Christ / Hamashiach is bliss!
They actually claim it is better not to take the Gospel to those who have never heard it before, because doing so would give them an opportunity to reject Christ / Hamashiach they would not otherwise have had. Lol
But this is actually a contradiction with Yeshua’s command to take the Gospel / Good News to ALL THE WORLD, so we cannot argue that point effectively. It is definitely an idea coming from Biblically illiterate people…. because as we see in Hosea “people with lack of knowledge perish. ”
What is true is that ” From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked ” Luke 12:48 NLT.
The context of this statement is knowledge of a master’s will.
The greater our exposure to Elohim and Knowledge of His will, the greater our obligation of response and obedience!!
And this is not just for the spiritual leaders of congregations, this is for all Ekclesia!!! Pay attention!!
There is a resistance to Elohim that is not intellectual but Volitional.
It is one thing to say, ” I cannot believe “ it is an entirely different thing to say, ” I will not believe. ”
Doubting Thomas was not filled with intellectual confusion when told of the Resurrection of Yeshua…… No in fact, it was Volitional Resistance;
” Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe ” Yochanan/ John 20:25 NLT.
Intellectual resistance to the gospel can be investigated and discussed, but volitional resistance does not give anything in the Gospel a chance.
Like the people of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum, are we failing to acknowledge that Yeshua is Adonai??
Is there some aspect to the will of Elohim we find ourselves resisting?
Because we only have two options when Adonai reveals Himself.
We can plant our feet and resist with our own stubborn self-centered prideful opinion, that leads to a hardened heart and a frustration that Elohim seems distant, …… or…. we can believe and obey, which leads to the joys of an increasing understanding of Him and His good purposes.
Our Prayer Heavenly Father……
We know that experience of You brings with it responsibility.
Please forgive me if I have taken this for granted.
I choose today to turn from this prideful nature.
I choose today to believe and obey only Your Will and Purpose.
Thank you, Adonai Amein,