Devo Satisfied Part4
Numbers 25:10-13 (NIV) 10 The Lord said to Moses, 11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. 12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him. 13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.”
John 2:13-19 (NIV) 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
Phinehas was zealous for God’s honor and getting the sin out of His presence by driving a spear through the Israelite and the Midianite woman while they were committing fornication. They were unequally yoked. A child of God and a child of the world in the act. God honors him for honoring God for getting the sin out of His presence. Jesus was willing to destroy His own body by becoming sin for us and going to death on the cross and putting sin to death. Jesus was consumed with zeal to get the sin out of God’s presence. Now I ask? Why can’t pastors and evangelists preach against sin today? Where is their zeal for God’s house and we are that house. I think more are satisfied with their own comfort than the persecution that comes with a righteous life. Pad the pocket book while sending people to hell. How cruel can you get? Where is the honor due God? It is time to drive a spear through sin in the church. “Oh brother you might offend somebody.” Better to offend man than God. Better to hurt their feelings now than an eternity burning in hell.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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