The well worn path of those who have given up on following Christ because they couldn’t “fit into” the church continues to astound me even though I know the real reason! Most churches not only preach the voice and the words of the devil but they scream them, encourage them and then wonder why people don’t want to have anything to do with them! These churches are the same ones that think they have to have “the next big thing” or they have to get the numbers or better music or any one of a thousand other stupid things the god of more throws in front of them – DONT LISTEN TO THEM! Listen to the quiet whisper of Love!
Who do you listen to?
Do you get medical advice from a car salesman?
Do you get directions from the blind?
Are you seeking spiritual guidance from a Lover or a fake judge?
Who has “cried out” here?
“Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. As for those who hear my words but do not keep them, I do not judge them. For I did not come into the world to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for those who reject me and do not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them on the last day.” – John 12:44-48
If Jesus didn’t come into the world to judge it then why in heavens name are we judging ourselves and others?
Why did Jesus “cry out” here?
The law was already here and very well enforced – so what was the light Jesus brought? Why did Jesus say, “As for those who hear my words but do not keep them, I do not judge them.” Why didn’t He say hear the law but do not keep it?
If the evil one can make you feel guilty and shame based can you help anyone while you have that as your present spiritual reality?
The church is you and me and others who are Lovers NOT some organization of manmade traditions and religious habits!
If Jesus didn’t come to judge me who am I or who is some organization of manmade traditions to judge me?
“GOD IS LOVE!!”
Whatever you think of me or whatever some group of wannabes think of me I don’t really care. This is not to sound unloving or angry only to sound like what it is- A declaration of following the Light that came and NOT the false light of mans expectations.
Vs. 47 “As for those who hear my words but do not keep them, I do not judge them.
John 15:17 “This is my command: LOVE EACH OTHER!”
Love God and Love Others and that is it!
Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!