Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cage Rattler

It's always been Jesus. Century after century people have raged against the messenger trying to strike out against the Author.

Acts 4:10 (AMP) - "Let it be known and understood by all of you, and by the whole house of Israel, that in the name and through the power and authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, [but] Whom God raised from the dead, in Him and by means of Him this man is standing here before you well and sound in body."

This just isn't about the "whole house of Israel". We had a part in crucifying Him too.

If you're like me you have exchanged that for joining Him as the crucified.

Through this Jesus and His sacrifice, we have been set free. We are well and sound!

This still riles up the religious in heart. It is a threat not a joy. Much like Jesus threatened the livelihood of the Pharisee, so it is today with the religious. Relax. The people belong to Jesus.

The pure message of who Jesus is and what He did conflicts in places we should not expect.

Go ahead. Tell someone to shed their phylacteries and festive robes and stoles. Tell them that all they need is the Name.

They will lash out with sarcasm and controlled rage. Seething underneath over that you dare to challenge the religious correctness that is attempting to steal the thunder of God away from the Church.

Jesus is not ready to concede to that. 

Don't shoot me. I came out of that pagan ritualistic voodoo and it kept me entombed for half my life. I'm just the messnger with a warning in desperate times. Jesus is on the threshing floor. Are you the wheat or the chaff? The bug or the windshield?

Run. Run toward the freedom and liberty in Christ. Flee. Flee from religious staleness like you are running from a man with a gun. Flee from those who will drag you back to the Law we have been freed from.

Jesus. In all His pure and uncomplicated form. Savior. Healer. Deliverer.

He will rattle the cage.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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