Do you wanna know why the Pharisees opposed Jesus?
Do you wanna know what their substance is?
They were full of fantasies about the Messiah,
only believing in His coming, not seeking truth of life.
Till today they’re still waiting for Him,
for they know not the way of truth or life.
How could such foolish, stubborn
and ignorant people gain God’s blessing?
How could it be possible for them to behold the Messiah?
They opposed Jesus ’cause they didn’t know
the way of truth He spoke,
didn’t understand the Messiah or the Holy Spirit’s work.
Having never seen or been with Him,
they paid empty tributes to His name
while opposing His substance by any means.
Disobedient, stubborn, arrogant,
they held stubbornly this belief:
Though profound was His preaching and authority on high,
only if He was called Messiah were they willing to concede.
But these are ramblings man should ridicule
and label as grandiose fantasies.
God is asking you:
Are you not gonna repeat the Pharisees’ mistakes,
since you do not understand Jesus Christ?
Are you able to discern the way of truth and way of life?
Are you able to follow the work of the Holy Spirit?
Can you guarantee you’ll not oppose Christ?
If no, then you’re on the brink of death, not life.
Adapted from “By the Time You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus, God Will Have Made Heaven and Earth Anew” in The Word Appears in the Flesh