You Cannot Come

You Cannot Come

When the Pharisees heard that the crowds were whispering such things, they and the leading priests sent Temple guards to arrest Jesus. But Jesus told them, “I will be with you only a little longer. Then I will return to the one who sent me. You will search for me but not find me. And you cannot go where I am going.” The Jewish leaders were puzzled by this statement. “Where is he planning to go?” they asked. “Is he thinking of leaving the country and going to the Jews in other lands? Maybe he will even teach the Greeks! What does he mean when he says, ‘You will search for me but not find me,’ and ‘You cannot go where I am going’?” (John 7:32-36)

Read: Song of Solomon 1:1 – 8:14

Relate: There were two reasons that the Pharisees didn’t like Jesus and they both had the same root cause. The Pharisees didn’t hate Jesus because of His theology. Sure, they didn’t fully agree with Him, but they also didn’t fully agree with each other. There were more glaring differences among different teachers in their own camp than they had with Jess. They agreed with Him far more than they did with some other major groups like the Sadducees or the Herodians. No, it wasn’t theology that set them on edge. It was much more worldly than that. It was much more visceral.

What really got under the Pharisees skin was an issue of power. For a long time now they were the be all and end all when it came to both popularity and practice. If people had a religious question, they would take it to the Pharisees. If people wanted to know what to do or how to live, the Pharisees had that all mapped out for them. They even had rules for the rules about their rules.

Then along comes Jesus on the scene. He followed the original Law and Prophets to a tee, but that was as far as He would go. Jesus was far too “sacrilegious” to even bother with all the teachings and explanations and tradition that had been built up around the scripture. This lazy, drunkard, glutton didn’t follow all the minutiae of what it means to follow the Sabbath. Even worse, He flaunted His disrespect for their tradition right in their faces and the people loved it. The people loved it. That was the second problem the Pharisees had with Jesus. He was just so stinking popular. He was far more popular than  any of them. That just wouldn’t do.

React: Name your “P”. Power. Prestige. Popularity. Practice. The Pharisees felt Jesus was getting it wrong on all levels and they did their best to try and stop Him. The problem is that you cannot stop a move of God. It is not possible. All it does is get you left behind. Jesus promised them that is exactly what was going to happen. He was going to a place they couldn’t go. Their positioning for power put them in a place where they would ultimately miss out on the presence of God.

Respond: 

God, I want to follow You. Please, please don’t ever let my own pride, ambition, or need for control get in the way of Your move. Don’t let my desire for attention or adulation ever try to steal Your glory. I want to ever walk in Your shadow so that, where You are going I will be.

 

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3 thoughts on “You Cannot Come

  1. Pingback: John 7:32-36 (You Cannot Come) | godsprop's Blog

  2. breathren sisters when JESUS CHRIST accended he said he is 1 with GOD as The holy spirit is also 1 with him since he is GOD now JESUS CHRIST says the above that i will leave soon and you will search for me and you will not find me and he ment it but also said when he returns hill catche everyone by serprise and hill never leave us or forsake us it says by JESUS CHRIST own words the kingdom of GOD is withing us so as as we receive him in out hearts then his throne room is in all of our hearts that is those who have did or will receive him in there’s ours and eventiolly everyone’s heart thus in the day of penticoast he sent the holy spirit and fire which is the presents of GOD as they were anointed by the holy spirit and fire of toungues as previously in the start of the gospel JOHN says hill baptize us with fire and the holy spirit he in the day of penticoast the anointing as said came to 120 followers with them where the Apostals today as history as spreding to the future so on all will be anointed for the holy bible says in the last days i shall poor out my spirit on all flesh thus: JESUS CHRIST has returned on the day of penticoast by the holy spirit and did catch us by suprise for most did not know till now for thus when he accended he accended in out tempel bodies for we are the tempel of GOD thus he accended in our hearts he says heaven is withing us and therefore his throne is in our hearts that is those who have did or will receive him HE IS HERE IN THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE AND HIS IN MY HEART TO STAY FOR THE ALWAYS thus JESUS CHRIST was the son of GOD human as but could walk through walls as recorded in the gospel after he was rison thus he walks in our bodies and in our hearts he is here today cought us all by serprise just look in the heart of all those that have him in there hearts look in my heart also his there i know his in heaven accended sitted in the right side of GOD and also here on planet earth in our hearts if there are some readers that have not received him in there hearts yet please do turn to the holy bible gospel new testament read pray we the faithful church is praying with you and do attend christian church ask the people there to help you do what he instructs us to do ok if there are problems in the church remember we are not JESUS BECAUSE JESUS IS IN OUR HEARTS NOT IN OUR FLESH AS HE SED HILL COMPLEATE THE WORK HE BEGAN IN ALL OF US SO BE PATIENT AND HE WILL FOR A BETTER CHURCH also continuing now thus THIS WORLD BECAME JESUS CHRIST KINGDOM THE MOMENT HE ACCENDED IN OUR HEARTS it is not a outward appearence but a inward appearence transformation but in his kindom satan his mosters and evil spirits so on are running a mock they do not obey GOD or his commandments so on it is our resposibility brethren sisters to back JESUS CHRIST UP and do what he says in our heart in for to establish his ways truth life light or anything that is GODS WAYS here on earth so as the whole cosmos place this is what it meens to do the will and plans of GOD ALMIGHTY

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