Going against the flow

Jesus did many things in which those around Him thought was going against the flow. When there was a man with a withered hand He was watched very closely to see if He would heal the man on the Sabbath day (Mark 3:1-6) And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

Jesus was thought to be one who did opposite of what was right according to the authorities in the land. He went against the flow many times on different beliefs and practices, yet stayed true to doing the will of His Father who sent Him (John 8:25-29) Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

Scripture teaches that by the holy spirit we are as He is in this world, but surely people have changed today compared to Jesus’ day right? Sadly not so much as we see a parallel happening of Jesus day in ours. When He overturned the money changers in the temple for selling doves we can see people selling in what is suppose to be a house of prayer today with church bazaars, raffles, bingo and zumba classes. (Matthew 21:12,13) And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

As His followers we will be treated as though we are going against the flow, but we are about our Fathers business just as our Lord was so many generations ago.

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