Posted by: missionventureministries | February 27, 2012

JESUS TEACHES ABOUT TRUSTING PEOPLE – John 2:24-25

24 But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for He knew what was in each person.”  John 2:24-25 NIV

Our Lord knew all men, their nature, dispositions, affections; He, whose eyes are like flaming torches of truth can see deep into our hearts and souls.

He knows who His crafty enemies are, and all of their secret, wicked schemes; He knows who the hypocrites are and where they are located, He knows their true characters. He also knows who are truly His, He knows their holiness, integrity and their love for Him, He also knows their weaknesses. God knows that people will do what they want to do; Christ knows what is in them, He will test every heart. Beware of a dead faith, or a formal profession: carnal, empty professors are not to be trusted, men will pretend and perform for others and themselves, but they cannot fool Almighty God or the Holy Spirit, who searches the heart and motives.

Jesus did not trust Himself with these people, who believed in Him, on the basis of His miracles; He did not take them into the number of His associates; He did not admit them to a close intimate fellowship with Himself; He did not freely converse with them, or spend much time with them; but He soon left them, and went into other parts of Judea, and into Galilee.

Jesus knows all men; good and bad, all wicked, deceitful sinners, and all of their public and private actions; He knows the wickedness of their deceitful hearts. He knew that they would try to destroy Him and His true believers; He knew that some of these people would cry out loudly in the streets; crucify – crucify – destroy and silence this Person who has upset and irritated us by telling us the truth – away with the Son of God and with anyone who will dare to speak the Truth.

Jesus also knows those who are truly His, those people who have made Him Lord and Savior of their lives.  He knows the people that He has washed, saved, sanctified and justified by His sacrifice and blood. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice,” that is how Jesus knows who the true children of His Father really are, because they are always listening to His voice and obeying Him. (John 10:27)

Jesus knows the tares and He also knows those who are actually the good wheat – He knows His saints and He knows who the hypocrites are and where they have imbedded themselves into His Church family. (Matthew 23:24-29)

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“Millions call themselves by His name and pay some token homage to Jesus, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them. Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of whom or what is really important, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. Those other things will be exalted above Him. However the man may protest – the proof is in the choices that he makes day after day throughout his life.”  

                                                                    A.W. Tozer, “The Pursuit of God”

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The shocking fact of our Laodicea church age is that many and maybe most of the people standing in the pulpits with their hand picked “yes men” to back up their deceit and “doctrines of demons” are tares and hypocrites. This entire ungodly entourage is up front, acting out their performances, but in reality, they are hypocrites and frauds.

Most of these people have never been called, appointed and anointed to the ministry by Almighty God.

As men and women of God it is vital that we teach absolute truth, but it is equally important that we absolutely obey and live the truth. How can we know when we are in the presence of a true man or woman of God? The answer is very simple – Jesus will always be the Center of attention.  There will always be an aroma, a fragrance of purity, humility and godly love in the heart, where Jesus is truly reigning as Lord and Savior.

Jesus promised us that when we become true believers in Him and in the salvation that He purchased for us on Calvary – out of our very hearts will flow rivers of living water. When we have His living water of truth and love flowing from our lives, everyone around us will be encouraged and refreshed, and our Savior will be glorified. 

                                            D.L. Russell    –   Mission Venture Ministries         

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Responses

  1. Very good and inspiring message.Thank you.

  2. Amen, so bless of this, thank you so much..God bless your ministry always..


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