Truth or Traditions?

December 9, 2016


Mat 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
The problem with the world is not that it that it resists truth. That is to be expected. They are unbelievers that the Spirit needs to convict of the truth and conviction can be painful thus resisted.
The problem is that the Church resists truth much as the religious establishment in Jesus’ day. That is obvious because the Lord is one and there is only one truth and one Body, not a multitude of truths as represented by our myriads of sects and Lone Ranger groups. The Spirit came to lead us into all truth, not subjective interpretations and doctrines of men.or absorption of cultural norms that are not God’s norms.
When the Church dumps its traditions and commandments of men, purges itself of cultural intrusions that are in opposition to the truth then we will see unity around the Word, churches merging instead of splitting with one group of Christians per town loving each other while reaching out to the World. When they see one truth being preached and lived in love they will be saved or mad, but most of their excuses about hypocrisy and not knowing which one is right will be removed.
This will never be accomplished by the flesh. Indeed, it cannot happen without a move of the Spirit so overflowing that it might be best described as a Tsunami washing away every “ye have heard it said” with “but I say unto you.” When such a cleansing happens we will see a revival surpassing that of all the ones we have ever seen. Three thousand in a day will seem a slow day. The Church will once again turn the world upside down rather than the World turning it upside down.

Jesus prayed that we would be one as He and the Father are one and asked that we would be sanctified by truth. We have missed the boat or maybe more likely scuttled it because of the flesh. There will likely only be a small remnant when He returns as hearts grow cold because iniquity abounds. Indeed, He asked if there would be faith on the earth when He returned. Seventy million would be around a one percent remnant if He returned today, but wouldn’t it be awesome if the remnant as spoke the same thing and were in one accord dropping the hoo-ha of the flesh and at work in the Spirit?

Just as resisting truth has its consequences so does receiving truth.  I want the revival, not the redundancy or rituals without relationship that we have so much of today.  What do you want?  Maranatha!

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