An awesome post 👇 by my husband, Darin! 🙌 Which one are you uncomfortable with? Perhaps you need to make sure you are seeing Him completely for who He is, and not just one facet that we like to see Him as. Let's get healed, and see the truth, and see Him fully for who He is! 👑
"A balanced message of Jesus includes ALL of His traits, not just one. ALL are just as perfect and Holy as the other...ALL are reflections of our Father in Heaven. Jesus was God's will in action. He ONLY did what He saw His Father do. Let's observe the Prophet / Reformer side of Him (Matt 21). All four Gospels tell this story, so it is a pretty significant example. Why do you think Jesus used a scourge instead of tender kindness? Why didn't he simply talk to them? Why didn't He reason with the leaders of the temple in private? Why not just love on em'. Why didn't He care how they would react to his public tone and demeanor? Why didn't He go to each offender privately? Why didn't He concern himself with His reputation and testimony? Why didn't He care about hurting feelings? Why did He physically and forcibly drive people out of that place? Why did he flip over tables and run off animals? It is simple: He saw His Father doing it. He did what He did out of obedience...and it was perfectly in order!
Now...When was the last time you were willing to behave that way? Would you do it? Or would you negotiate with God and beat Him up with His own scriptures regarding long suffering, kindness, peace making, tenderness, patience, meekness, temperance and gentleness? We sometimes do that when we are afraid to trust Him and surrender to His purposes. We attempt to manipulate the Scriptures against the Prophet, just like Satan did when tempting Him. Had not Jesus made himself a scourge, He would have disqualified Himself as our perfect Lamb. He would have disobeyed the Holy Father, thus ruining the entire mission of His whole ministry.
God is looking for healed, whole, bold reformers in this season and sadly, many will not make the cut. Some will go around the mountain again, and again just like the Children of Israel all because they fear the consequence of total surrender. What side of Jesus offends you? What side are you attracted to? If you feel that you are not completely willing to be balanced like Him in EVERY way, then you need to prevail upon Holy Spirit to empower you towards obedience. Seek healing and deliverance from fear of man and failure. If you look to Him as your everything, then you can't loose anything! If God be for us, who can be against us? I am not even going to try and bring balance as to when this behavior is appropriate, just do it when God tells you to. It is simple. I tell you this because lives are hanging in the balance and the purposes of God are bigger than the feelings of people."