He’s Not The Jesus You’re Looking For

We all come to Jesus, even if we don’t believe in Him as Lord, with preconceived ideas. But usually, the Jesus we find is not the one we are looking for…

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John the Baptist was no different. He was Jesus’ cousin, had known Him as far back as he could remember, yet he still asks “is He the one we’ve been expecting?” (cf. Matt 11)

What do you think Jesus should be? Should He make your life a little more comfortable? Should he increase your pay? Should He give you a better relationship? Should He provide health wealth and prosperity?

Do you want your Jesus to turn a blind eye to sin? Does He, in our mind, allow greed, anger, drunkenness, homosexual acts, lying, divorce? Is He the “let’s just all get along” Jesus…

There’s no doubt, Jesus heals us, it just might be at the resurrection. He does bless us, but sometimes we are blessed to share in Christ’s suffering. He may take you out of your job to show you He is all you need. Jesus will love you too much to allow you to stay in your sin and be “okay” with Him. He may give you a spouse who does not appreciate you or treat you the way they should, so that you can understand how much He loves sons of Adam and daughters of Eve.

The Jesus of the New Testament may not be the Jesus you’re looking for, but He’s the one you need.

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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