A Word from THE WORD!!! #3
“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came,
and tempting desired him
that he would shew them a sign
2 He answered and said unto them,
When it is evening,
ye say, It will be fair weather:
for the sky is red.
3 And in the morning,
It will be foul weather to day:
for the sky is red and lowring.
O ye hypocrites,
ye can discern the face of the sky;
but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
4 A wicked and adulterous generation
seeketh after a sign;
and there shall no sign be given unto it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas.
And he left them, and departed.” Matthew 16:1-4
Are we seeking Jesus or what HE can do! Satan tried to tempt Jesus to use HIS power to “do signs”; what are you asking Jesus for? Are you seeking HIM or want proof of something? Jesus makes it clear that His resurrection IS THE SIGN. Don’t get caught up in the culture’s demand, like the religious leaders of Jesus’ day, for signs and wonders. The deceiver who is coming will fool the people with false signs and wonders—salvation and faith are just that, not some magic show. We need to stop tempting God with our “demands” and bow before the KING of KINGS and LORD of Lords! See what Jesus said to Satan’s request for “signs”! (And remember Satan can quote scripture too!)
“And saith unto him,
If thou be the Son of God,
cast thyself down:
for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge
and in their hands
they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him,
It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.” Matthew 4:6-7
Seems we often forget who’s God! Job said it best—with no request for a “sign” about his situation!
“Though he slay me,
yet will I trust in him:
but I will maintain
mine own ways before him.” Job 13:15
“For I know
that my redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand
at the latter day
upon the earth:” Job 19:25
Do you KNOW JESUS today, or are you running around seeking for signs? “I know”, and you can too! Simply look unto Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross” for you and me! If HE is knocking at the door of your heart, won’t you open the door and let HIM in? No signs, just the pure presence of The Master! (See Hebrews 12:1-3)
Amen and Amen!!!