Friday, December 2, 2016
KINGDOM LIVING - REJECT DIVIDED HOUSES
You ask of Me the question of why I was so hard on politicians and religious leaders when I taught through Jesus. I led you to research the meanings behind the words Pharisees, scribes, Sadducees and hypocrites. You already knew the meaning of hypocrites, being people who appear squeaky clean on the outside, yet they are judgmental of others in their minds or they entertain lustful thoughts which make the inside of themselves destructive and deadly. You understood completely why I warned you about the words that they teach and speak.
You researched the name "Pharisees" and found that the root word means to separate and divide and you found that the political factions that existed in the time that Jesus walked the earth were divisive, exclusive and self seeking. (Psalms 32-10; Isaiah 1:4; Isaiah 3:11; Isaiah 5:20-24) You understood completely, then, why I warned you about the words that they teach because a house divided against itself will fall and be destroyed. (Mark 3:25; Luke 11:17) If you bind yourself to a political party in philosophy and in theory, you are destined to be destroyed in your daily life, unsettled and divisive in every area, and you will never have peace and tranquility in your life, both which is what My kingdom of love promises. You need to obey the laws of the land, but you should not make heroes out of political and religious leaders who seek to divide and conquer as their goal.
You found in your research that I always combined the scribes and Pharisees in My list of woes which will come upon you if you hear their words and incorporate them into your life. I told you to beware of their beliefs, their philosophies and their fervor driven words which appeal to your emotions, working you up into a hateful, angry frenzy against people of other political sects. The scribes were the lawyers plus the political and religious law makers at the time of Jesus. They made laws which oppressed people. Instead of relieving the burdens of My children, they make more laws which exclude people, oppress the poor, neglect the widows and their children and they favor the rich whom I said will not enter into My kingdom living because of the way they treat the poor, the disabled, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Their emotional, spiritual and mental houses will be destroyed and fail them, and you will suffer the same failures and destruction if you bind yourself to them.
I told you that your citizenship is in My family, My kingdom. My keys open every door to My treasury which is stored for you. (Matthew 16:19) I said to love your enemies, not demonize them; that you feed the poor, not oppress them; that you take care of the widows and orphans, not criticize them for not having a male provider; that you take strangers into your home, your city and your country, not ostracize them because of their diverse cultures and heritage; that you forgive your enemies and do good to them, not that you buy weapons to kill them. The scribes make monuments that say not to kill, yet they make laws which put guns in the hands of all people in order to kill someone who takes their goods. I said that if someone takes your coat that you should give them your cloak also, not kill them. The scribes make laws which exclude the poor, the disadvantaged, the fatherless, the widows and the disabled people, the very ones whom I came to earth to save through the sacrifice of the life of Jesus. (Matthew 19:10; Matthew 11:4-6)
The Sadducees were a political sect which deified the Jewish laws, placing them above Me in importance. Their political laws became the focus of their lives, their spiritual salvation, instead of the sacrifice of My Son being their salvation. Their emphasis upon their political lives instead of their spiritual lives cost them My salvation because a person cannot have two masters. They cannot make their nation and the national laws of their country of great importance in their lives at the exclusion of My spiritual principles. Their zeal for their political parties and their national laws become their god and so they leave their devotion to Me behind because a person cannot have two masters. A person cannot love their national laws, looking to them as their primary emphasis, and neglect My principles which are often opposite to the laws of their countries. If they choose absolute devotion to their political sects, adopting their philosophies, the people will find their political houses, their emotional houses and their families falling apart because they have left Me and joined in the woes of the Sadducees which come from hell.
Some of My children think that blind patriotism to their countries and to their leaders is a fruit of My Spirit, It isn't. It is binding themselves to the woes that I told them about, but which they neglect to believe will happen to them. I said that if you bind yourself to politicians and false religious leaders that you will have woes in your life, problems, disagreements, division, hatred, discord and strife because those are the characteristics of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the scribes and the hypocrites. (Matthew 23:13-33)
Your loyalty should be to Me, your merciful and loving Father, who saves the lives of the poor, the maimed, the disadvantaged, the injured, the diseased, the oppressed and the depressed, of which you once were. Neglecting and oppressivng those people will bring the woes of the political and religious leaders upon you. You will think that the devil is causing your problems, which is true, but you have willingly joined into unity with him and given him permission to destroy your peace and prosperity by your binding yourself to the works of the Pharisees, the Sadducees. the scribes and the hypocrites which are the political and religious leaders of your day. (Matthew 11:20-26; Matthew 18:6-9)
Where does your loyalty lie? Choose which kingdom you wish to belong, either to My kingdom or your earthly political kingdom. You can't be loyal to both. You are divided if you try and if you consume the hatred of the politicians you will inherit the woes of the Pharisees. (Deuteronomy 28)
Hear My words, do them and you will have My kingdom living while in the world, blessed in every area of your life. Listen to the toxicity of the religious and political leaders who are divisive and you will be cursed in every area of your life. You cannot have two masters. (Matthew 6:24-33)
Your Father of Love and Peace