Jesus was not “Cool”

The bible says that there was nothing particularly “cool” about Jesus.

Isaiah 53:2 puts it this way, “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.”

It was the Holy Spirit that drew people (John 6:44). Except that The Sprit draws people you labor in vain.

When we try and flirt with the world in order to “be cool” we end up drawing people who need constant stimulation and end up wasting time on false converts so that nobody gets a firm foundation in the Word of God.

Why Settle for Less?

Satan is a deciever and seeks to pervert everything of God.

Keep in mind that Satan has a false, perverted version of most every work of the Holy Spirit.

Examples include: the laying on of hands is biblical and for today, however false religions such as Reiki also use laying of hands to impart a evil spirit that imparts false healing.

Now, just because Satan has a falsified version of it does not mean that all healing or laying of hands is “of the devil” — it is just doubly important that you know and follow the Bible when it comes to these things and not get duped into the wrong thing.

As I have said before, Satan’s parlor tricks and false spirituality is a very pale and poor substitute to what we can experience through a rich and biblical relationship with the Holy Spirit.

It is sad thing that so many folks choose to settle for less than the best that God has in store for us.

On one hand you have folks who say that the work of the Holy Spirit ceased in the time of the Apostles. They live a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof.

Many who grow up in that environment have a rightful hunger for spirituality, but think they can’t get it from the Bible — so, they make easy converts to forms of false spirituality.

On the other hand, you have folks who seek nothing but spirituality and spiritual signs and experiences without a grounding in the Bible. They too can be duped by money hungry false teachers (2Peter 2:1-3)

When we study the Bible and cultivate a relationship with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit there is more than enough true spirituality to go around.

Treasures in Heaven

You cannot take it with you, but you can send it on ahead

Matthew 6:19-20
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
-Jim Elliot

Think about it…

Q: What is the only thing you can build today that has the potential to last forever?

A: Relationships.