Because the Law of Moses has been carried over post New Covenant, many saints are having trouble seeing God as He is. If you read about the children of Israel’s response to God at Mt. Sinai when giving those commandments, you will see many saints still living in that same demeanor; if they are honest that is! Oh sure, bring in a few, (quite a few actually), skilled and intellectualized teachers who know just enough of Jesus and what happened that day to be dangerous; and the little saint may have some of that dictatorial God lifted from them. Never mind when the Old Testament is read, the full weight of that dictatorship rears its ugly head again in language that seems to appear ‘My way or the highway’ in nature; however, in a sense that is true. Not in the traditional turn or burn fashion, but in an ‘I know what is best for you’ urging, from a God who is love, mercy, compassion, lovingkindness, etc.
So many people cannot reconcile with a God of love because He is not exemplified in this manner! We have been given the ministry of reconciliation in the New Covenant, but what does that mean? Does our Father still want us to be terrified of Him when our brother John told us via the Holy Spirit and experience that there is no fear in love? It just doesn’t make sense!
An endless barrage of contradictions is all the world hears; along with ridiculous debates amongst those proclaiming to know this God we want everyone to see. It is way past the time that we stop with the traditions of men, (and that is what they are!), and enter into the New Covenant and fulfill our ministry of reconciliation! If you don’t know what that means, then try shutting up for a while, long enough to find out so we can be HIS workmanship instead of some other mans. Don’t you think He would love to show you His wisdom and grace; love and compassion unlike anything you have ever known?
Then you and I can stop operating with our emotions and need to ‘be somebody’, and let Him increase as we decrease. Then maybe, just maybe, we can stop fighting and arguing, and start loving as He loved us. After all, we can’t do it without Him!
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, NEITHER CAN YOU, unless you abide in Me. ~ John 15:4