“TRUTH REVEALS YOUR MOTIVES
My Sunday Morning Sermon
The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The Word of God is powerful and sharp as a two-edged sword. It will pierce through your soul and spirit and reveal “what your true motives are in any given situation. Can you see why pastors, teachers, and prophets who are only interested in promoting themselves would not want to submit themselves to the truth of God’s Word? If they did, they would have to deal with their evil intentions and motives.
The Pharisees wanted to build their own personal kingdoms. They weren’t building the Kingdom of God for God or looking for His King because they wanted to be their own king. When the King of Truth came and stood right in front of them, doing miracles and teaching with God’s authority and power, they could not receive Him. His very presence was the light that was exposing the darkness of their hearts. Eventually, they had to kill Him because the people were following “Him instead of them. The people preferred Jesus’ compassion and truth to their pride and legalism.
The motives of many of the Jewish leaders were never to feed the sheep, to feed God’s lambs. Their motives were to build something big for themselves. But Jesus was the Truth and the Living Word. He knew it wasn’t about making followers. It was about raising up kings and priests to God. God is about making leaders: leaders of families, leaders of schoolmates, leaders of communities, leaders of businesses and professions, leaders of artistic expression, leaders in every area of life.
He answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Matthew “15:13
In case you are worried about the leaders and believers in the church who are false prophets and teachers and wolves in sheeps’ clothing, Jesus promised us that our Father would take care of them. He will pull them out by their roots, and hopefully they will repent and get their hearts filled with the truth of God’s Word.
In the meantime, we must look to ourselves! We must not judge the leaders who do this or we will become just what they are. We must pray for them, knowing that we can fall prey to the devil’s schemes and become self-centered and proud also. If we want to keep our hearts right with God, we must submit ourselves to the scrutiny and mirror of God’s Word day and night, and “always be diligent to rightly divide His truth.
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