Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Luke-afraid to ask

Luke 9:43  And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,  

They were amazed that at his command the devil left the child and was healed. They were amazed when he fed the 5000. They were amazed when he said, peace be still and the wind and waves were stilled. Jesus is amazing and he was doing the will of his Father in heaven.

Luke 9:44  Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
Luke 9:45  But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Several times he would tell them this message.  

Luke 9:22  Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.   They could not understand, the meaning was hid from them. One reason they did not understand is that they were afraid to ask him questions. Questions for understanding are good. Never be afraid to ask questions concerning the things of God.   Some who are of the devil ask questions to sow strife and confusion.  

James 3:14  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 3:15  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 3:16  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:18  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

 We must be careful who we listen to. If we ask questions of a devil possessed person, he will lead you astray. Jesus speaks the truth.
Jesus was no devil, he is God the Son. Why is it that they were not able to understand him? Is the devil hindering the hearing?

John 12:38  That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
John 12:39  Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
John 12:40  He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.  

Perhaps they just could not understand, because they did not have God's Spirit for discernment?  

1 Cor 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  

 All this to say this:   If you have a question, seek the word of God or someone who you trust to help you, who knows the word. Do not listen to those who sow discord, for they will lead you into confusion. God is not a God of confusion.  

 2 Tim 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  

Don't be afraid to ask questions concerning the things of God. This is how we learn. Eaglewings Ministries

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