3 October 2010 (Rishon/Pesach)|
Day #121, 5934 AM
The Kingdom is Not Built on It
Those of you who have been following the 'charismatic revival' over the years will hopefully have been struck by how unlike the ministry of Christ and the apostles it is. The excuse given for it being 'different' is always, predictably, because it is a 'new move of God', as though God had not thought of it before and had reserved it for his end-time pets. I think not.
"Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover (Pesach), during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. But Yah'shua (Jesus) did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man" (John 2:23-25, NKJV).
My advice to every honest seeker after truth is this:
"Do not trust yourself to crowds. Yah'shua (Jesus) didn't, because He knew what was in man (Jn.2:24). The Kingdom of Yahweh is not based on charismatic mass hysteria. One day a crowd yelled, "Hosannah" and the next, "crucify him!". Indeed, we must detest the plaudits of men as much as we do their insults, for the masseurs of vanity and the abusers of character are both equally guilty of spirutual defacement" (Diary of Lev-Tsiyon, 25 October 2003).