But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father, ‘ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. – Matthew 3:7-9 ESV
“I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist.” It was Jesus who said this. Yet John was calling RELIGION out, and HE WAS calling those who PROFESS to represent God- Jehovah, Yahweh, Adonai, El Shaddai- Sons of poisonous snakes! When we first hear of the enemy of God, Satan, it is in Genesis 3 and it is in the form of a SNAKE. Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. (Genesis 3:13-14) Satan is a snake and children of the DEVIL are HIS BROOD OF VIPERS! John was calling evil, evil and he was NOT wanting the WORLD to LIKE HIM and He was NOT hiding the fact that their external acts of RELIGION didn’t change their nature and their SONSHIP.
Leader, If John was the best that any human being could be, based on Jesus’ own words. And Jesus Himself called some of HIS CREATURES, sons of the devil, then why are we so wrapped up in having the WORLD like us and hide our Faith, and hide our LORD and pretend that everybody is a CHILD OF GOD? John 15:16 Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. He is talking about eternity! Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! (John 8:43-45) We must remember WHO we are and WHO’s we are and that GOD CHOSE SOME, and some are NOT HIS CHILDREN, but are earth dwellers. Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. (Revelation 3:10).
Conduit, it is impossible to please GOD, in our flesh! We please God with our FAITH. We cannot do external things, that make us good enough for God! We cannot do anything that ADDS to what Jesus did on the cross! We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. (Isaiah 64:6) Religion has always been man’s attempt to reach God, to be GOODNUFF for God and God says, “You Can’t be”! There was only one who was GOODNUFF for GOD and it was GOD HIMSELF in the form of man, JESUS! This world is getting darker and darker, the Prince of the Air is being allowed more freedom as GOD brings things to a conclusion. The TIME IS NOW, to quit befriending the world, quit voting like the world, quit throwing God’s PEARLS TO the world’s SWINE- (Matthew 7:6). Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. We must have FAITH that the Bible is TRUE, and JESUS is coming back, soon. It is time to stop befriending the world and start speaking the truth in LOVE! We are on a rescue mission and PLAY TIME IS OVER! The Time has come to be BOLD and to call out SIN and to honor God and disavow the ways of this world and the leader of this world, the DEVIL! Vote like you are a child of God, ACT AS IF, He is coming back soon- because HE IS! “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.”: Jesus.