KEY SCRIPTURE; Matthew 23:13. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
The Lord called the scribes and the Pharisee as hypocrites. They profess beliefs and opinions that they do not hold to. The Lord said in effect they do not enter into the kingdom neither will they allow others to go in. Hypocrites have lived on even until today. Dear one, may you ask yourself, who am I, am I a sincere lover of Jesus or a hypocrite? What creates hypocrites? One became a hypocrite because he never was truly converted. Such a one has a hidden agenda. He fights for his own interests and not that of Jesus. Philippians 3:18-19 gives a vivid description of such people. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.).
The above scripture says, the end of the hypocrite is destruction. Dear one, there would be a day of accountability, when all the secret things of a man’s life shall be exposed. It would be a righteous judgement. God ‘s judgement is very real. The Lord is no respecter of persons. The Lord knows those who are His. Apostle Paul made a remark of his allegiance to the Lord in the following statement. Acts 27:23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve. Whose are you.? You are supposed to be owed by someone, the Lord Jesus or Satan. Whose you are is determined by the one you are serving. To serve means you are a slave of the one you are serving.
Dear one, if you are serving Jesus, then, you would influence others to join you to serve Him in truth. You would surely produce after your kind. Do not deceive yourself by deceiving others. 2 Tim 3:13 shows the folly of such hypocrites.2 Timothy 3:13. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. Every hypocrite is living in real darkness. He does not know when and where he will stumble. If you are a hypocritical minister then repent from today. There is so much you are missing and you would miss. It is a great misery to keep living as a hypocrite It is not a place of reality. Refuse to be a fake man. You can be genuine.
THOUGHT: TO DECEIVE IS TO BE DECEIVED
Job 15:31. Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.
Proverbs 26:18-19. As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceive through his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?