Perverting the Cross of the Lord
Jeremiah 23:36 -
And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
As we know Passover is at hand and the Catholics are celebrating a period called Lent. They try to live a holy life during these 40 days before the Passover. What is amusing this period which they call as 'repentance' starts with putting ash on their head without knowing they are denying that Jesus Christ has broken the curse of Hell (before Jesus man who was without hope did put ash on his head) and before the ash they have this period where they celebrate Carnivals.
Catholics may say this is not officially promoted by the Catholic Church, the same things as Muslims say towards terrorists who kill in the name of Allah. We need to ask do the Muslims officially rebuke or condemn the terrorist acts of these terrorists, No, but they condemn people who condemn them. The fact they are silent to these acts means they support or justify it.
Ask how many times did the Pope officially condemn these Carnal Festivals? But when you ask how many times did their Pope condemn Believers for bringing people to the knowledge of the Truth or promote Bible Study and you will find many. This Church prefers to call Believers names but keep silent of its people celebrating Carnal Festivals.
The Cross Jesus referred to us carrying is not the wooden cross, but as given in today's message is called the Burden of the Lord. The Burden of the Lord refers to the mission of saving His people which Jesus Christ as man took on Himself and we who are in Him are to make it our mission.
What we see the RC Church does is make this Cross or Burden of the Lord as suffering and persecution that too not persecution from the worldly people but from the Lord, since they are quick to make peace with the worldly people but not with the Lord.
Most Catholics boast that their Church has survived for 2000 years (actually the Catholic Church started in 300AD after Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity, before that Christians were persecuted in Rome), they do not realize the Lord wrote in the Bible when this Babylon would fall and what all it would do and the various stages it will go through. Everything from the dark ages of this Church (300Ad to 1400AD) to its current look as 'Church of Peace' (1400AD to 20xx AD) has been written; also written in the OT is how it would start and how it would fall (that is in the court of law where all its property would be annexed and it will go bankrupt and forsaken by its own people, it will leave Rome and take refuge in a communist country until the showing up of the False Prophet who is the last Pope).
The first deceit this Church did was to remove the real Cross and give Christians a symbol (the Crucifix) so that the Burden of the Lord gets forgotten and defeated. Today the Lord is telling us these people will see an everlasting reproach and perpetual shame that would be remembered forever so soon the fall of this false Church is at hand.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, your people are not growing spiritually because most are not aware of your Burden. They do vain things in your name claiming to carry your Burden. Lord, we pray that this deceit be exposed and we speak to light your Truth so that people may grow in You and have authority in your Name...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.
34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.
35 Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken?
36 And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken?
38 But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;
39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:
40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
1 Timothy 6:1 - Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
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