Not All Believed...
Behind the Scenes
by Pauli Hubbard
It was night and they furtively entered the candlelit room. They were not intimates; they knew each other but did not spend time together. They were healers, religious leaders, merchants, tax collectors and fishermen. Yet they gathered with one purpose, something must be done with this young man Jesus!
One by one they recounted stories of people healed, tax money taken out of a fish’s mouth, blasphemy and too much intimacy with God. After all, Jesus called God "Daddy"!!!! What nerve! The merchant, by this time, was red-faced and blurted out his indignation:
“I have lost money!’ Do you hear? Thousands gathered out in the desert to listen to Jesus, thousands! I had timed my people with their food carts to be ready when the people got hungry. They never came! I heard he took a little boy’s fish and bread and multiplied them. They all ate!!!! Not only that but there was leftovers! I will be ruined! It’s not right, I tell ya, we must get rid of this man, Jesus!”
No more words were spoken; each person continued to shake their heads in anger. Finally the religious leader spoke.
“It is obvious that this man cannot be allowed to continue. We do not believe his message of God’s Kingdom is correct. He is a disruptor and God has chosen us, not him, to lead. He is not one of us! I will talk further with our leaders and we will find a way to get rid of him. Thank you for you words and concerns. Shalom.”
Jesus, intimate with Abba, continues to deliver his love message from God, the Father. God’s kingdom has come. He speaks with authority, forgives the burden of sin, heals and by his blessings multiple food for thousands.
The old wineskins do not fit anymore .
“I have come that you might have overflowing life.”
This message continues to this day. It is God’s Kingdom World View. Are we ready to walk this way?