SATURDAY, APRIL 6
Scripture: Luke 19:36-44
Jesus traversed the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and He caught some resistance. In verse 39, the Pharisees said, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” As Jesus drew near the city, He wept over it. And He had this to say, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” Because of the leaven, the doctrine of compromised teaching, of the Scribes and Pharisees, the people did not discern the time of their visitation. The reality was devastation and desolation. When the fruit of Sunday mornings in pews allows 42% of Evangelical Christians to vote for policies that bring judgment and defilement on a nation, then it is obvious that the biggest problem is in the pulpit. What we read in the New Testament is being repeated every week in many of our western nations. And where are we in this process? Will the judicial Christ visit the church? We can bank on it!