Eyesalve: Outward Display, Inward Denial

By | Eyesalve

“Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. 29Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? 30They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. 31Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: Jn. 18:28-31

Those religious leaders sure liked keeping the law. They would dare not break the law while they are delivering Jesus over to be killed. What a contrast, killing Jesus, while keeping the law. This is exactly what false religion is, it is making an outward display while inwardly denying Christ.

Eyesalve: From Glory to Glory

By | Eyesalve

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Cor. 3:18

Religion expects a quick outward change of an individual. Liberalism expects no change. But the changing of the inner man which is conformity to the image of Christ, is the real change. This change happens from glory to glory.

Eyesalve: God Knows

By | Eyesalve

“And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’S anointed is before him. 7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” I Sam. 16:6-7

Some Christians have eluded to this scripture when they are trying to hide or justify their less than Christian behavior. They say in response to those that challenge them, “you are looking at the outward, but God knows my heart.” I don’t know if Christians really grasp the truth of what they are saying. That should cause every Christian to tremble to know that God does know their heart. Man can be fooled, but God isn’t. He also knows the heart of every Christian when they are raising their hands in worship at church.