The Last Days, Beginning of Wisdom
All will be revealed, nothing hidden!
By the Watchman Dana G Smith
In Luke chapter twelve the popularity of Yeshua was spread everywhere. People gathered around him, scripture says “an innumerable multitude of people”, so much so they “trod one upon another”. Now that is a popular ministry, or it would be viewed as such today. It was at this time that the Lord began to speak to the disciples, in the midst of the crowd, saying “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
The Beginning of Wisdom: Hypocrisy
The religious establishment of Yeshua’s day had a tough time with this voice declaring the oracles of God. They even sought to silence him, and make arrangements to put him to death. In the midst of all this that the Lord brought, he brought the “truth”, and a new “light” shone on the “path of God”. It was this new teaching that brought so many to hear him, along with signs and wonders. But in fact, the Lord said he did not come to destroy any of the law, but to fulfill it. This is what he did. His teachings brought fulfillment and depth to much of the light given in the Torah and rest of the Old Testament books. He took a stance against the ‘hypocrisy’ of the scribes and pharisees. For they put burdens on the people that they did not even follow. Over the many years since the last of the prophets and the temple in Israel before it was destroyed, those who handled the Torah and law had added many traditions to it. In fact the Lord said, “you have made the Word of God of none effect.”
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