| | Re: Those who believe in the name of Jesus
All of us have our serpents, our devils, our beasts. Every time anyone of us opens his mouth and speaks and every word is not of God, in the measure that it is not, we are feeding the poison to anyone who is willing to listen and consume it in any measure. What do we eat on our jobs or in Wal-Mart when we listen to someone airing their complaints or telling their dirty jokes is the poison we, ourselves, consume. In the church it is usually better, but not necessarily as better as many may presume.
Jesus always knew when He touched someone the exact effect it would have. He had the mind of God. How many of us have the mind of Christ so that we lay hands on a person, we know that the person is definitely going to be healed. Jesus did! His touch removed the poison thereby healing the person with no harm to the Healer. If the person had nothing but poison to offer and his heart was closed, Jesus would have passed him perhaps with tears in His eyes, but He was unable to get through the unbelief. To force Himself on such a person would have been to partake of the poison of the person.
This is a healing of hearts done by the Spirit of God. When it is done in accord with Godís will, the poison cannot affect us. If it is our of God's will the poison will kill us spiritually as well, or at least, quench the Spirit of God within us.
Without insight, without ears to hear and eyes to see, we blindly touch those who have made themselves untouchable, and we defile ourselves, and we quench Godís Spirit in us.
When a horse is free running across the plains he can see well in all directions. When a man hitches the same horse up to a wagon and blinders are placed on his eyes, he can only see what the man wants him to see.
If the man who hitches us to his wagon is not Jesus, we will be blind to what the Lord wants us to see. Unlike a wild horse, we do not usually fight the man, but we come to him willingly.
Most people, in most churches have on such blinders that keep them from seeing beyond the doctrines of that little group. This is never the Lordís Way. If we ask, He will help us to focus our eyes on Him, but we must ask!