Thursday, June 1, 2006

Mark - Are you hearing the truth?

Are you hearing truth?

Mark 14:57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
Mark 14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

Did he say that?

John 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

He had turned over the money changers tables in the Temple court of the Gentiles.

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
John 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
John 2:21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

They did not hear with spiritual ears. People accuse because of hearing a twisted message. The devil controls their seeing and hearing. Often what is spoken in truth, is received wrong by those who are not yet hearing as God's Spirit hears.

Another passage is like the one above. Jesus speaks with a Spiritual meaning, but the natural mind hears incorrectly. Speaking of another building, the church.

Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The Rock the church is built on is Christ the rock. Peter would be a stone that was laid on the foundation that was Jesus. Peter never claimed to be the stone that was the foundation for the church. He would be one stone among many lively stones that make up the church.

1 Pet 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1 Pet 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1 Pet 2:4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1 Pet 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

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.

May we be blessed with Spiritual hearing of the truth as the mind of Christ; words received in truth, not twisted by the devil.

Eaglewings Ministries

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