“So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body”
Ephesians 4:25 NLT
Do you know it’s the truth that makes us free and not lies?
There are too much lies even from truthful people; that’s why the truth isn’t making many free.
I said to my leaders that even those who hate me wished me a happy birthday with sweet words but aren’t sweet to me.
Many have even called the Pharisees and Sadducees angels and not have the temerity to call them hypocrites like Jesus.
Even many ‘Pauls’ are celebrating a ‘Peter’ for His errors when they should correct Him.
You call people fake behind their backs, but celebrate them in their presence.
If I read my Bible right, our Lord and Saviour didn’t behave like this on earth.
We mislead the members when we celebrate everyone with words we don’t mean because we are been diplomatic that our followers don’t understand.
“The Lord detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.”
Proverbs 20:23 NLT
I wondered why Jesus wasn’t diplomatic in His days. When He used words like “hypocrites,” “vipers,” “fools,” etc.
“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!…”
Matthew 23:13 KJV
If He was, then we would not have known our right from our left in Bible examples.
Do we intend to resemble Jesus or what men celebrate?
Do you know in Matthew 11:21, Jesus cursed an ancient village in Northern Galilee, two and a half miles from Capernaum on a hill above the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee (Chorazin)?
Or are we trying to be smarter or more mature than Him?
There are certain people we must withdraw from if they will not encourage us right in the faith.
“Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.”
2 Thessalonians 3:6 KJV
Most importantly, we must protect the lamb of God.
Lambs follow the sheep while the sheep follow the shepherd; Lambs can’t follow the shepherd.
As sheep or shepherds we must be careful how we lead or who we point our followers to.
Love everyone but don’t follow everyone.
Be truthful in your description of people or keep mute.
In trying to be nice we deceive the people or our followers.
“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV
“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises
Hebrews 6:12 KJV
The “nepios,” “paidion,” or “brefos,” in Christ don’t have spiritual initiatives but just copy as they see and many times could copy wrong, easily.
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better (more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6 AMPC
One with God is majority.
Take sides with God.
Let God lead you and not your senses.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Acts 20:28 KJV
Pastor Preston Idoro