John 11:45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.
46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.
47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.
48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.”
After raising Lazarus, the Apostle John speaks about how many of the Jews had seen and had come to believe. The word spread among the Temple Jews of how He had even raised the dead.
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.” (Vs 47)
In essence they are saying He has power to prove that he is the Son of God, and we have nothing! They wanted to preserve their territory, their pretense at being holy servants of God, but having no power, all they had was just the facade they themselves invented. They were phony’s and did not want to be discovered.
The question for them is, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.” The Fact that Yahshua / Jesus was genuine represented a great problem for them. For they were all False Ministers of God, and their position was becoming more untenable all the time.
For if the people believed Yahshua, they would lose their control over them.
“If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.” (Vs 48)
Here is where they decided to act. And the plot to kill Him was hatched.
Now we are beginning to see the same sort of scenario beginning to unfold even in this day and age. Those who serve the Anti-Christ are hard pressed to preserve their domain. And there’s much resistance to what Yahshua has brought into their world. Those who follow the truth of God’s Word, and those who are trying to preserve their man-made doctrine, are at odds with one another.
And once again it’s Yahshua Christ bringing true worship to a people caught up in a totally false religious system. It is up to us to take a stand against the lies, and deception, being peddled by well-trained adversaries, who also dress as priests, and seek to control a nation with falsehoods.
Ezekiel 22: 26 Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.
27 Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.
28 Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the Lord had not spoken.
There are many among us who have one foot in two different camps. Let it be known that Yahshua will not tolerate fence sitting. You must choose whom it is that you will follow. This two Thousand year old struggle between good and evil must come to an end, and all of us know that it will be God who is victorious!
1st Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
Shalom my friends,