Back to Matthew 11:
The first part of the chapter is about the rejection of John the Baptist, the 2nd part, is about the rejection of Jesus Christ himself.
The section I wrote about has to do with the generation itself rejecting both John's Words AND Jesus Christ.
He has much to say after those verses.
Also, in Matthew 7:21-23, Christ said, "Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons and in your name perform many miracles?
And then I will declare to them, I never knew you, Depart from me, you who practice Lawlessness."
In my mind, as was waking up, it was clearer to me that the house, was a church. The junk food being brought in, was the teaching within the church that does not lead to life, but is simply not of God. The children, in their mother's eyes were all dressed up beautifully on the outside.
I was seeing the sadness of the inside. They were not being given truth, for eternal nourishment, but junk.
The party that was taking place had to do with everybody being happy, dressing up, getting together for "church" to celebrate Christ, doing what in our own minds we think is "worship" what WE think is right, and in fact, the Guest of honor wasn't even there.
When I left, he was there, and knew a celebration was going on to honor him, but he sadly went the other way.
The Lord wants to commune with us, he wants to be in relationship with us, but many don't even know him. We are in the church for the party. We like our fluff and programs and potlucks.... we think we know what HE likes, but we really don't, many of us really don't.
I have to say, this brought me to my knees today, or I would not be writing about it.
I want my first love. I want communion with him, not on my terms but on His.
And the jury is out for more kids. :)
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)