MASKS WE WEAR
Gods Word that shows us the TRUTH that will set us free from bondage…… IF we can accept it with His unconditional love. His word tells us He uses the Bible to direct,
guide, comfort, correct, and discipline us BECAUSE of his great love for us; so much love He died on the cross for me and you!
Hypocrites. Blind Guides.
your water so you won’t accidently swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel;
What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law-Pharisees, Hypocrites.
For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are filthy
full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisees!
First wash the inside of the cup and dish, then the outside will become clean too.
The context of this messages
is to the Pharisees and Legalistic people. To apply this to us TODAY in a way to be better Christ Followers– we have paraphrased it. To those of us that get caught up (without
realizing it most of the time) in wearing our masks.
The devil has been lying to us, blinding, tricking, and tempting us since day One!
We have been guilty of “idolizing” things unawares to us!
Hypocrites: Mask wearers
Blind Guides: Satan, media, FB, TV, Magazines, Actors, etc.
We cover up with outside appearances, activities, things, people, places, fulfillment and temporary “fixes”.
Swallow: We swallow Satan's lies
Sorrow: This is what is at the end of the “beautiful lies”. Satan waits at the door for us to sin, and there will be consequences. Sin brings death. Which in real life speaking-loneliness, darkness, depression,
food eating disorders, panic attacks, loathing, self condemnations…….
Clean the inside: Turn your life, sorrow, pain, sin to God –the process of cleansing is freeing!
Jesus, Salvation, washing your soul with the WORD!
Greed-Self Indulgence: Sorrow, pain; total opposite walk from what we are called to do, which is deny ourselves “daily”
(alllllll day long) Follow Jesus correction, obedience=blessings, life, hope, joy and all the gifts the Holy Spirit has to offer us.
Wash the inside: you will “become” (ongoing,
daily process-no magic quick fixes-endurance and determination needed) trust God everyday, spend time with him, make new habits and time to get to know him.
Set aside time to read/study the word, talk to him, then do your best to sit still and
wait for him to talk to you. He will do it through His Word: words, sentences, paragraphs; look for the “light bulbs” to come on inside your heart. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and you renew your mind by putting the good things
Watch what you watch. Listen to what you are listening to. Be on guard, for your enemy, Satan prowls around like a roaring lion! I always see him as being toothless… He cant hurt
me! Praise Jesus. Thank for your WORD!!! bfc