105. Do You Wish to Know the Root of Why the Pharisees Opposed Jesus?
Do you wanna know why the Pharisees opposed Jesus?
Do you wanna know what their substance is?
They were full of fantasies about the Messiah,
only believing in His coming, not seeking truth of life till today.
They’re still waiting for Him, still not knowing the way of truth or life.
Do you wanna know why these silly folk didn’t gain God’s blessing?
Do you wonder how they failed to behold the Messiah?
They opposed Jesus, not knowing He spoke the way of truth,
didn’t understand the Messiah or the Holy Spirit’s work, never seen or been with Him.
They paid empty tributes to His name and all the price to resist Him.
Disobedient, stubborn, arrogant, they held stubbornly this belief:
Though profound was His preaching and authority on high,
only if He’s called Messiah were they willing to concede.
But these are ramblings man should ridicule and label as grandiose fantasies.
God is asking you: Are you not gonna repeat the Pharisees’ mistakes?
Since you do not understand Jesus Christ,
are you able to discern the way of truth and way of life,
watch the Holy Spirit’s work and follow in His light?
Can you guarantee you’ll not oppose Christ?
If no, then you’re on the brink of death, not life.
from “When You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus Will Be When God Has Made Anew Heaven and Earth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh