highlighted verses:John 7:14
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
This is His first public appearance preaching in the Temple. Notice He went straight into the Temple and taught publicly and OPENLY. And you can tell from the next verse that He must have given them "a dandy" of a factually and scripturally documented lesson! Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
You see, Jesus did not graduate from one the Rabbinical seminaries. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
Later on the Jews would observe that Peter and John were "uneducated" (agrammatoi), i.e. common men. However, there ability [credentials] to expound and explain the scriptures came from the time they spent with the Word of God, know what I mean?
This is one seven occurrences where Jesus said He speaks only His Father's words.John 7:16
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Here's a good question to ask yourself. Is your doctrine the doctrine of your church, handed down in quarterlies, or the doctrine of the Word of God? In other words, where do you get your bread? There are a lot of ministers and preachers out there baking bread using dung. And people eat that stuff!
Note: For those of you that think I just make up this stuff, well, not always! Have you never read Ezekiel 4 when Ezekiel was told by our Father to make barley loaves with dung? Yes, it's in the Word of God. Dung cakes!
Let the people visibly see what's baked in the "bread" they eat!Ezekiel 4:12
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
Our people just love this bread! Ummmm, it's really tasty with lots of sugar sweet traditions baked in! They don't know it's baked with dung and if you tell them, they probably won't believe you anyway. Their church and their pastor wouldn't bake and serve them dung cakes. Well, perhaps not knowingly, but you'd better check out the ingredients in the bread you eat! And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
Do you think the kenite hasn't brought this "dung" into the Christian community? You'd be surprised who sits on the boards of the churches today! Hear the Words of Jesus Christ to His disciples. (Must we be told again that this means us if we are His disciples?)
That's right, they've got their own leaven they put into YOUR bread! It's called "dung"! (I'm really struggling not use the "s" word.)Matthew 16:11-12
How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Wow, I can't believe the segway here back to the words of Jesus in John. The subject is discerning doctrine, whether it be false doctrine or from Jesus, i.e. the Word of God. Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
"If any man DESIRES to do His will he shall know of the doctrine!" If you believe in Him then you will have the DESIRE to eat of the Bread which came from heaven, which is to study His Word, yes, spend time with Jesus!John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
And if you are familiar with God's Word, then when someone claiming to represent Jesus as one of His ministers speaks or mutters incomprehensibly, you will instantly know whether they speak God's Words or spew forth man's dung. (Needless to say, you will be even more repulsed by Sunday morning TV if you have eyes to "see" what is being spoken.)
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