Pearls Before Swine

 

 

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Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6

Jesus is speaking again in parables, you know the moat and beam. This is pretty much the same thing. I like the NIV translation of this from holy to sacred. I have been guilty of this, but you know, He was also talking about the religious people. Religious people can be so difficult to talk to, they are defensive and even rude. They will stick to their guns about what they were taught.

I don’t blame them, so do I. But I had to be like Peter and step out of the boat. Immediately, I went under, but Jesus got me back up. I can’t walk on water without Him, and I don’t really. It’s all about Jesus. I can’t do anything without Him. The Lord had to teach me about being quiet and still. He didn’t answer every accusation, He didn’t get flustered, He was focused on what His Father was  telling Him to do.

Jesus never failed, we do. He relied on the Holy Spirit, so why wouldn’t we have to? We aren’t greater. Even if He said we’d do greater things. He meant we would go farther around the world, what could be greater that what He did? Let me give you some examples.

Joseph, told his brothers things he shouldn’t have. You say it was God’s plan. Yes, but He turned around the situation for His good. I don’t think he ever meant for him to be sold or in prison. he is a type of Christ. I’m sure some may disagree. And I know Jesus said to shout what he tells you from the rooftops.

Get out and declare your healing if you are crippled to your neighbors. They will think you’re a crackpot. Healing is a holy thing, bought with the body and blood of Jesus. It is sacred, don’t throw it to the dogs. Marriage is a holy thing, affairs and not spending time together as a couple and in His Word are also ways of casting pearls. If you don’t value marriage, hold on to the threefold cord, it will break easily.

So healing and marriage are holy. What else? Your relationship with God is holy. You can appear to be bragging to some who just don’t or won’t understand. There may be some who can’t understand because of some spiritual hindrance, but not everyone is going to believe that they can be oppressed of the devil. Surely, not me. Jesus said He came to set us free, but Acts 10:38 says He went around doing good and healing all who oppressed of the devil. People can get offended quickly by that one.

Oppression can be sickness or financial or a number of things. It is not possession. You would have to be unsaved. And also unwilling to repent, I had the Holy Spirit use the phrase ” willing sinner ” to me once as I opened the dryer and wasn’t even thinking of a girl I had tried to help, I realized she was, sure enough, her lies continued.

You have to be careful about being accusational. The devil is the accuser and he will do it night and day. Let me tell you that a gift of the spirit can deliver you from oppression of any kind. Follow after love, desire spiritual gifts, the Lord wants you to prophesy, to receive spiritual gifts, He will help you as you step out, a little at the time,if necessary.

Whatever you do, don’t toss your gifts to dogs, those who won’t or refuse to understand. Try to meet people on their level, but remember those dogs are ready to rip you to pieces, unfortunately, you may lose some people along the way as you grow in faith but you gain real friends, and beside the Holy Spirit is the best teacher and Jesus, your best friend.

I try to share Godly wisdom, faith and healing. If you disagree, you don’t have to read it. Proverbs 9:8 says that wise people love instruction. Scoffers, no. I’m glad you are wise. Enjoy the pearls.

Rebecca Jones

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