I think Yeshua is nuts!
And by that I mean he’s wild, bold, and revolutionary.
do you agree? Why or why not?
The reason i make this claim:
Yeshua didn’t go throwing daisies at everyone and giving his followers loveydovey hugs and dismissing their behavior or ignoring what was going on. He called sin what it was. He demanded a higher standard, not a lower one.
He was not “Buddy Christ” and did not just preach love, happiness, and fuzzy times. He preached the Kingdom because He is King! And he reigns now! And if we don’t follow the King, we are conquered just like all who defy Him and disregard His Kingdom.
He demanded love that hurt. It took sacrifice, effort, and by golly, it wasn’t comfortable. People were turned away from him. He yelled. He ranted. He rebuked. He did all of these things in perfect righteousness. Why are we so scared of letting Him be so bold? Why is he losing his identity of a “lion”? Why don’t we see him as revolutionary?
But this seems to be what we teach each other. He’s a wimp, a spineless man who just wants to make people feel good inside. Is this what we truly see in the Scriptures?
How often do we pay close attention to the difficult words of Yeshua? How often do we study those passages instead of the fluffy ones we like to throw around like candy?
I speak harshly because I can’t stand this watered down Messiah we often portray. It’s a disgrace to who I see the King to be. Yes, G-d is love. Messiah is also love because Messiah is G-d! But it’s a harsh love, a complicated, amazing, powerful love that knocks you off your feet and onto your face.
G-d is our Father. Yes! Halleluyah! But is he spending all of His time cuddling us and letting us do whatever He wants? No. He is Holy! Kadosh! Beyond our imagination. He demands holiness. He doesn’t suggest it if it’s convenient for us or if we even feel convicted about it or not. He demands it. He’s wild. He’s powerful. And He’s our Father the King!
so does that make you fired up? Does it make you peeved? Does it scare you to deal with a G-d that is serious, demanding, and loving all at once?
Does it even effect your life at all?
That’s what I mean.