Now so called Christians, church folks, Jews, Catholics, Hebrew Israelite’s, and Muslims, respect the positions of men, their titles, and the offices they hold, but they have NO respect or little respect for the truth of GOD’S word.
And then when GOD sends HIS chosen anointed among them, and HE raises up real prophets, apostles, and teachers, from the midst of them, then they are offended in the them, they persecute them, and plot to destroy them, because they know them….
(Matthew 13:54-58) And when JESUS was come into his own country, he taught them in their church synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Where has this man JESUS received this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Where then has this man received all these things? And they were offended in JESUS. But JESUS said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And JESUS did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
(John 1:10-14) JESUS was in the world, and the world was made by JESUS, and the world did not know JESUS. JESUS came unto his own people, and HIS own people did NOT received HIM. But as many as received JESUS, to them JESUS gave power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GOD. And the Word/JESUS was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Brothers and sisters, the word of GOD is still becoming flesh today, and it’s still dwelling among us today, many of you just don’t like the flesh GOD chooses for HIS word to come through. For many of you miss a fresh move of GOD every time, because you respect the persons of men more than you respect the truth of GOD’S word.
(Deuteronomy 18:15) The Lord your GOD will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken.
(Matthew 23:34-39) JESUS SAYS, Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your church synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathered her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.
Brothers and sisters, all these things are happening in your churches today, because the people respect the persons of men more than they respect the truth of GOD’S word.
And if JESUS, John the Baptist, Elijah, Elisha, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah was to appear or show up in your churches today, then many of you would miss GOD, and miss a great move of GOD, because of the way they look, and how the appear, for you respect the persons of men more than you respect the truth of GOD’S word…
(James 2:1-9) My brethren, Do NOT have the faith of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say unto him, You Sit here in a good place; and say to the poor, you Stand there, or sit here under my footstool: Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not GOD chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called? If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well: But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
(Proverbs 28:21) To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
(Proverbs 24:23) These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
(Romans 2:11) For there is no respect of persons with GOD.
(Acts 10:34) Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that GOD is no respecter of persons.
(John 12:42-43) Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on JESUS; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess JESUS, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of GOD.