KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 7:13 KJV ‘Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
Our passage of study is from Mark 7:6–23. The Pharisees and the scribes accused the disciples of Jesus of eating with unwashed hands thereby not honouring the traditions of the fathers. The Lord quickly interjected that these people hold to the traditions of men, thereby making the word of God of non-effect.
To these Pharisees and scribes, their bone of contention was the disciples eating with unwashed hands. Our days have its peculiar traditions. Now the basis of every traditional teaching is placing human privileges or benefits before God’s word.
A common tradition making the rounds is that, if a minister of God does not have a flashy car, then he is not an anointed minister. This is what the bible calls judging by outward happenings. Dear servant of God, do not allow anything to demean your commitment to the Lord. Only make sure you are not living in sin or unbelief.
In these times it is becoming a norm to see a young man and a woman, courting for marriage, in which the girl goes to wash for the man, cook for him, and even sleep at the man’s place. Such people are already in marriage and have not allowed themselves to go through the proper processes of entering into marriage. They have broken the foundation of the marriage, and sadly demons CAN easily visit their homes and create future trouble for them.
There is also an unfortunate error shown or taught in spiritual warfare, where it is made to appear as if we engage demons in the kind of battlefield where we shoot, and the demons also shoot at us. This is a wrong picture of spiritual warfare. The main object of the satanic kingdom is to sway or get you out of your privileged position in Christ, where you are far above them. They may use sin, sickness, and attacks of various forms, yet your victory is to maintain your ground in Christ. Eph 6:13 KJV “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” This means, no matter the attack, never give any ground to the enemy, by thinking or believing they have overcome you. Your victory is the victory of Jesus. It can’t be toppled. The day you see yourself down and the enemy is in charge, that is when you have relinquished your authority and victory to them. The armour is our victory garment. So long as you are using it effectively you are standing in Jesus’ victory which cannot be toppled.
There are a lot more traditions, yet the and space will not permit us.
Father, I thank you for spiritual understanding. I live in accordance with your word. I do not fall into the deceptions of the wicked one. I live above all his tricks and evil scheming.
Eph 5:13 KJV “But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.”
Col 2:8 KJV” Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”