Familiarity Breeds Contempt

The LORD lived and knew people and learned to be a carpenter before His earthly ministry ever started.

The LORD lived and knew people and learned to be a carpenter before His earthly ministry ever started.

When He was thirty years old His Ministry began. He was familiar with the feelings we have and all of our infirmities.

Many people never speak about The Son of Man. Jesus experienced every temptation yet without sin.

Jesus knew what it meant to be human as we. Jesus identifies what it is like for us to be part of a personal and familiar family.

The majority did not receive him and His Calling and Purpose — even within his own brothers and sisters.

And something I failed to see in my study was…. where was Joseph? I always wondered about that.

When you are rejected and ignored this Christmas from family and friends, you must realize not all will accept you and they will speak against you.

The best thing you can do is to cast all your cares and family members and lay them on The Altar and give them to God. The best thing we can do is pray for them…. then release them.

Often times when people are too familiar with us, they remember all our mistakes and are sure to judge, because they think they know us.

Remember that Jesus (the Son of Man) too, was not well liked in his family and home town. You’re in good company beloved, and it was true with Jesus, as He couldn’t do many things there in his home town, because of those who knew him and rejected him in unbelief.

Jesus tried to reach his hometown, but the people were too familiar with Him, and He provoked a response that set their teeth on edge and they wanted to kill Him!

He tried to reach them, but the people wanted Him to do the same things He did elsewhere, and He said, “No prophet is ever welcomed in his hometown” and it made the people furious and drove him out to throw him off a cliff. (Luke 4:14-30)

That is contempt to the maximum. God wants us as well to realize we will also experience this in our hometowns and those who are too familiar.

Their plan to throw him down, Jesus simply walked away and escaped.

What made them so angry? Why did Jesus make a lot of people mad?

The people knew He was an apprentice of his father as carpenter, and they saw Him grow up and live, helping His father. So, He was very well known around town and He was ordinary, and His Greatness was kept hidden.

The people thought, “How dare He talk down to us!” When others are familiar with you, people begin to predict your behavior on past acts good or bad, and judge you and marginalize you.

Familiarity, causes a lack of respect and they dismiss and ignore you by their own opinions.

During this Christmas season, realize that you are in good company! If they did it to Jesus they will do it to you.

As you move on after this season, go to where you are accepted, go to wherever you are received and let the dust settle and release your peace everywhere you go and take dominion in the spirit realm, and silence the accuser and bless those you love and those who don’t love you, and forgive and do good and your Father in Heaven will see and honor you for your calm composure in The Name of Jesus!

“And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, He withdrew from there. And having come into His own region, He was teaching them in their synagogue, so that they are astonished and are saying, “From where came to this One this wisdom and these miraculous powers? Is this not the son of the carpenter? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all His sisters with us? Then from where came to this One all these things?”
And they were offended at Him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in the hometown and in his own household.” And He did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.”
Matthew 13:53-58 KJV

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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You Have Been Aiming Too Low

The LORD says, “How far has The Church strayed from the fullness of My Word!.”

“You have been aiming too low, slow, and under the mere measurement of man in the prospects and the goals that I want to grant you in this hour.

Your mind and thought patterns are true but has kept you limited too, based on your past.

You must think way beyond everything you ever thought on prior. You cannot imagine what shall be revealed, and if you think on these things you will miss the new that I will do!

Remember ye not the days of old. Do not base any future outreach from times gone by. Do not continue to preserve your experiences like some granite stone for a burial memorial.

The living must live on! You cannot resurrect a remembrance. You have memories but the substance of those experiences is like a shadow that has passed over.

For a remembrance in stone is honored, but it cannot live on. You must move on! You must LIVE and not die and declare My Works!

You must Live and decree, declare, and establish all that I shall be within you. You cannot fathom, measure, or compare what shall come in this hour. You must move on with the Glory Cloud no matter what you hear, feel, or see!

The things of the past were there to teach and train you. What you carry is not the work of an organized religious house and organization!

The Sadducees and Pharisees were fully trained in their craft and it matters not what degree you had or have. For I take the foolish things of the world to confound the so called wise.

With all that men aspired to by learning, yet they could not see the only perfect one among them.

The one they studied about came in to the temple, taught, spoke, overturned tables of money changers, and finally I wept over Jerusalem calling the temple the house of desolation!

All the energy and status the religious had blinded them fully and everyone that listened and followed them were as bound and blind as they.

They made their law appealing by adding every type of religious loophole that religious men of the past based all things on past events.

The religious demanding perfection and enforcing God’s law, made the people hopeless with doubt and then I went without the temple.

Only one became the perfect sacrifice, the payment of all sin was purchased with My own blood and broken body.

You must understand that the same condition exists in the religious world today in the form of the many religions, ‘Christian’ religious Church Houses and corporate organizations.

How far has The Church strayed from the fullness of My Word!

Beloved, eyes have not seen nor ears have heard what I shall do for those who carry My Word of evangelism for souls to the ends of the earth and as they preach The Word, remarkable demonstrations will take place as signs and wonders will fill the place as they follow!”

“Do not remember the former things, or ponder the things of the past. Listen carefully, I AM about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it?” Isaiah 43:18-9 AMP.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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