Have you been hypnotized into denominational grace instead of Growing into God’s Grace? Most Christians and I dare say almost all religious Christians have. The signs are obvious and at times people even killed Gods only Son and/or tried to because Jesus had this bad habit of speaking the Truth which Always slaps denominational Truth in the face!
“And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.” All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.” Luke 4:28-30
Jesus spoke the Truth about God will heal even non-Jews and even non-“chosen ones” because God Is God and the people wanted to kill Him for saying it! Why am I not surprised?
This didn’t fit into their shoe box of God? They had drank the denominational cool-aide, some Rabbi had told them that God was only the way they think and no one else was right! They were safe but Only as long as they came to their temple, paid the temple tax to keep the priest eating very well and dressed in fine linen!
Syrian meant not was the person healed Not Jewish but the Jewish people had a Long history of being beaten up and beating up the Syrians to the extent they were NOT friends and on any given day would spit on each other if given the chance!
Jesus basically told this synagogue that not only does God work outside of their small limited box – He works in ways that are totally counter to that which they hold dear! In short God Is God, God Is Love and His Love is Not exclusive for their limited narrow mind!
Hmm, I wonder if the same thoughts float around today in denominations, churches and groups?
Because of this they took Jesus out to kill Him. I can just hear Jesus now, ok guys but just remember, I have a Really Big Daddy and I call Him Abba – this is something I dare say no one in that crowd would have been able to call Him for Jesus knew the tenderness, compassion and desire of God Almighty to be the Gentle, Kind and Loving “Abba” or “Loving Daddy” for each and every one of His creations, yes you and me and every terrible being who has done atrocities here that you can think of!
“But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.” – GOD IS GOD! This is why and how all things work together for Good to those that Love Him and are called according to His purpose – And we are all called to His purpose! God uses every moment of your life that you are spiritually awake to hear Him. He can do that because He Is God!
Denominational grace is alive and well today! “We are good with God but all those other people are pretty well screwed” mentality is spoken and seen every day. It cause more pain, suicides, hurt and hatred than anything else and makes the devil smile so big it’s hard to believe!
Want to get away from denominational Grace? It’s a lifetime journey I have to tell you, or it has been for me due to being raised strictly religious!
A good start is on BeGraceFull.com on the page “Let The Journey Begin” – work through that and the questions and scripture in there, let God speak to you and be open to All that He is saying through the moments in your life that are the most uncomfortable!