Believe it, or not, "Zealotry" is a double-edged sword; and an extremely dangerous one - with respect toward One's Own Personal Salvation. And this is why, The Scriptures Fully Condemn It - just as strongly, as: "The Spirit Of Licentiousness" - upon which, The Erroneous Concept of: "Once Saved, Always Saved" is [itself] So Unduly Founded. Yahweh fully desires: "Worship In Spirit And In Truth..." for All Of Us To, "Walk The Straight And Narrow Path..." and To Have Us, "Neither: Swerving To The Left [through, Licentiousness], Nor Veering To The Right [through, Spiritual Zealotry]" - as it was, so eloquently, written in The Scriptures!
In Fact, "The Zealot" is [truthfully] No Better Off Spiritually, than: The Hypocrite, The Liar, The Thief, or [even] The Murderer! Why? Because, He Is: "Blinded [to his own personal inadequacies, while simultaneously judging all others];" "He Will Not Listen The Truth [and in fact, will vehemently argue against it, without even listening to those with whom he continually argues];" "His Utter Confusion Is Factually Spread To Others [thus, causing many more people to otherwise stumble, or lose their own spiritual inheritance];" and "He Will Even Cause Physical Harm To Others [in his efforts towards silencing them, whenever he deems it fully necessary to do so]...." The Holy Spirit cannot, and will not, dwell within The Heart Of A Zealot!
Of: "All Of These Highly-Zealous Men [Throughout Every Human Generation]," it is equally written:
- "Woe to you also, you lawyers [those who sit in judgment, over The Scriptures Themselves]! For you load men with burdens hard to bear [for your Humanly Devised Traditions and Erroneous Spiritual Doctrines make reverence for Me, out to be overly burdensome], and you yourselves do not touch the burdens [that, which You Yourself Profess, with such great regard to others] with one of your fingers [and You don't even lift A Single Finger, to actually do them Yourselves]."
- "Woe to you [who practice such Highly-Abominable Things]! For you build the tombs of the prophets [by showing them due reverence, and Properly Anointing Them As Saints, much later] and your fathers [those, whom You Now Follow After - with unwarranted sincerity] killed them [are The Very Ones, who put My prophets to death]."
- "In fact [to be Extremely Blunt about it], you bear witness that you approve the deeds of your fathers [by your own Ongoing and Human Actions, defining precisely who you are], for they indeed killed them [their own Historical Records and Well-Kept Documentation irrefutably proves this - for anyone who wants to see], and you build their tombs [by continually turning them into Your Idols Of Worship, before Me]."
- "Therefore the wisdom of Yahweh also said, 'I will send them prophets [My human messengers] and apostles [those judges, who teach you My Statutes], and some of them [A Great Multitude, when it is finally tallied against them] they will kill and persecute [in their Completely Undue Zealousness], that the blood of all the prophets [every last drop] which was shed from the foundation of the world [since the very first day of creation] may be required of this generation [then living, at the very end of time],"
- "from the blood of Abel [that very first man, to do My own bidding] to the blood of Zechariah [who showed such great faith in rebuilding and restoring My temple] who perished between the altar and the temple [yet, not having seen, My Ultimate Restoration]. Yes, I say to you [as a matter of Irrefutable Fact], it shall be required of this generation [then, living down at The End Of Times]."
- "Woe to you lawyers [those, who stand In Their-Own Personal Judgment, over Me]! For you have taken away The Key Of Knowledge [by muddying up the crystal clear waters, that I Myself have so amply provided]. You did not enter in yourselves [for you sought, only after, the Short Term and Personal Gain - which you might receive temporarily], and those who were entering [by studiously, Poring Over My Scriptures] you hindered [by continually lying to them, concerning numerous All-Important Issues]." - Luke 11:46-52.
|Can "The True Zealot" ever find his own Humility?|
Nor, can it be otherwise, Until Yahshua Inevitably Returns, for only then [as the scriptures so plainly state]: "We shall all know Him, even as we ourselves are all fully known by Him." Even as we are reaching out towards others, we [ourselves] must continually grow into: "The Fullness And Stature Of Yahshua"; and Yahshua Will Not Return, until we have fully taken [unto ourselves] His Own Spiritual Character! After all, our purpose is to reflect: "Yahshua's True Light" - unto all of the nations of Earth - through our own [personal]: Faith, Teaching, and Ongoing Human Interaction.
Why Is This, You May Ask?
|Yahshua ministers in: "The Most Holy Place"....|
Be: "Sincere, Inquisitive, Spiritually Led, and Open-Minded..." "Wise As Serpents, and yet, As Harmless As Doves..." and "Questioning All Things, Whether [Or Not] They Be From Yahweh." For as it was, So Long Ago, Prophesied: "Babylon The Great Has [Already And Truly] Fallen..." "Many Deceivers Have Already Gone Out Into The World..." and, "Angels Of Darkness Make Themselves Out To Be The Servants Of Light!" Remember, He has already told us these things - well, in advance... and it's only Good and Sound Doctrine - to amply consider them of Significant and Spiritual Importance.
Ahava And Shalom.