traditions of man

Man will never cease to usurp God’s plans. I think they forget, or they just choose to forget the word of God, the teachings of Jesus.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:12

People on the right and the left believe they have some control over earthly matters, over prophesy. The days of earth are numbered. Our days are numbered. Does the fact that man has rejected God matter? Of course not. God does not stop being God, because any human chooses to reject Him.

“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.” So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.”

Romans 9:14-18

Is it not God that appoints leaders?

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 

Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.”

Romans 13: 1-7

Do the Scriptures apply only to one group of people?

Satan has many disguises and his most infamous is that of a Pharisee. Remember the Pharisees? They killed Jesus. Remember Judas? He betrayed Jesus with a kiss. I just want to remind believers that those that claim to be like us, are not really one of us. They want all the blesses of God, and nothing more. These believers hold tight to the traditions of men. Will the traditions of men lead you to heaven? Will living in a moralistic society make you a moral person? No. No more than simply calling yourself a Christian makes you a child of God.

It’s time we review what is of God, and what are simply traditions of man. More later.

Be blessed.

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