The Cult of Man

 

 

The cult of man. How often are we caught up in this that or the other personality as being "inspired"or "blessed" ect ?? What is more important, looking at how "well" the man is doing or hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit through him? That is no credit to the man, he/she is merely acting as a vessel so that edification may be shared. Nice clothes, fine array, pleasant visual surroundings are all distractions.


Isaiah 53 "... he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."- V 2-5

Jesus was not an attractive man, that is to say, in the flesh, and this was done on purpose so that we should learn not to see with the eyes of the flesh but with the eyes of the spirit. But in the spirit ? Wow! No one in this life has ever been closer to the Father than Jesus was/is. The apostle Paul; revered by many, scorned by as many, but what about the man ? Let us not forget that all of the personages in the Bible were human as well as divinely inspired. It was said of Paul; "For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. " - 2Cor 10:10

A little rough around the edges maybe ? In his physical man he really wasn't much to revere, but being Spirit filled and a doctor of the "law" he revolutionized Christianity and is still doing it today through his inspired writings.

And this guy Peter, you know, the apostle ? "Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew."- Mt 26:74 Boy, our buddy Peter was having a bad moment, cursing and swearing and denying Christ. Of course the very "religious" of our day would condemn anyone behaving in such an "unChristian" manner, missing the point altogether, being stuck in the flesh and not able to "see", like a seer/prophet, the spiritual value of one that God has appointed to carry the water, so-to-speak.

Men and women of God are first people and then instruments of His will; we are fallible and full of faults, those pesky thorns in the flesh that give us so much trouble, but stop us from getting a big head when God decides to use us in even a small way.

 

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