I am deeply humbled today. Jesus, so meek and humbled, was betrayed by so many. So many fail to see that he truly fulfills the law and the prophets. And yet, they continue to deny him, never really getting a chance to know him.
The more I seek him, the more I find him. The more I find him, the more I love him. I am in awe of my Christ. To walk in His anointing...can I even withstand that? It's such an awesome, great, and terrifying thought! I can't even imagine it! The mere thought makes me feel overwhelmed. It is too much! Is that even possible? Lol.
I randomly began reading Luke 20. I literally opened my bible and sought out red text, and this was the first I saw. I wanted to read recorded words of Jesus. In my quiet time with Holy Spirit, whom I normally love to spend all my time with, I felt the desire for the Son.
This passage is about the priests and the scribes once again trying to entrap Jesus with His words. They began by asking Him under whose authority does He teach. The same church people are still asking this today, huh? When they finally hear the truth, they began to wonder who gave you permission to teach it...
But Jesus challenged them by asking who they thought baptized John the Baptist. Knowing Jesus had a good (or Godly) comeback for everything, they opted not to answer. Shrugging (well that's what I picture Him doing), He decided not to tell them an answer either.
Instead, he gave them a story about a man who left his vineyard in the hands of others. Every time the owner sent someone to check on his property, the caretakers would beat them and send them away. So the owner, hoping they'd show respect, sent his son, whom they killed in hopes of gaining the property. But Jesus indicated that the owner would instead destroy the caretakers and assign new ones. This blew the priests mind and they rebuked this statement. I'm sure they knew the reference of the vineyard mentioned in Isaiah 5: 1-7.
The next part is what got me excited:
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. Luke 20:17-18 KJV
Now, one may ask what's the big deal? Well, I recently discovered, when I read, I 'see' as well. Like most of my 'gifts', this is something I've always done, just never noticed it. As I read this piece, I saw people receiving Christ. I saw a moving floor. Kinda like the ones you see in airports. As they surrendered, they fell headfirst into Jesus. Person after person. All men (I'm sure that means something great!). Not fighting. Willingly going. After being broken, being pieced back together again, they were shining. I mean really shining! They were something new! A new creature! Fresh bread from the oven! A new pot from the potters wheel! I mean something excitedly fresh and new.
And then I saw those who rejected Christ. I saw a huge rock with finely ground 'people' spilling out the sides of the base that held them. They were like dust when the air caught them. They blew away. Into nothing. Just spread to the corners of the earth in a gentle breeze.
Some may not get this and that's ok. But I'm excited!!!!! Surrender and become something great. Reject Christ and watch you will find that nothing or no one will be able to put you back together again.
As you looked, a Stone was cut out without human hands, which smote the image on its feet of iron and [baked] clay [of the potter] and broke them to pieces. [I Pet. 2:3-8.] Then the iron, the [baked] clay [of the potter], the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken and crushed together and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors, and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. And the Stone that smote the image became a great mountain or rock and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:34-35 AMPC
So when something excites me, I always check the next piece of Psalm 37. In this case it is:
Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. Psalms 37:34 KJV
Hot diggity dog! Do you see it? Jesus was telling these 'church people' God was coming for his vineyard. He'd sent His Son, whom they rejected. They didn't wait on the Lord. Instead, they took the property he left and claimed it for their own. They never produced fruit and He'd had enough. He sent many to them to 'check on things' and they cast them aside. He sent His Son and the killed Him. He will come and cut them off! He will return and scatter them. They will be ground into fine dust and scattered in the wind.
I feel led to encourage someone. Surrender to God and let Him fight your battles. Let Him recreate you into something marvelous. Let Him deal with your evil doers. He is about to scatter them in the wind!
Wow and as always,
Keiyia JOYet George
Psalms 37 Series
Part 1 - Evildoers
Part 2 - Do Good
Part 3 - Heart's Desire
Part 4 - The Son Will Rise and Shine For You
Part 5 - REST
Part 6 - Soar Like an Eagle
Part 7 - Seek the Kingdom
Part 8 - It's Not Your Fight
Part 9 - You Will Reap It All
Part 10 - He Got You
Part 11 - Give It Up
Part 12 - Delighted
Part 13 - The Righteous
Part 14 - More Than a Conqueror
Part 15 - Renewed