IS TRADITION SABOTAGING YOUR TESTIMONY?
Scripture Reading: John 9
In the Gospels we find Jesus teaching most powerfully by His presence and through His deeds. Through every miracle one Divine aspect of God’s love for us
right after the other is revealed. God’s thoughts as expressed through His Son are so full of spiritual depth and eternal life until His deeper truths require an inexhaustible fountain within to
reveal them to us. If we would only had eyes to see by His Spirit.
Through the miracle outlined in John Chapter 9, we will see a powerful testimony of the miraculous hindered by the spirit of tradition. Keep in mind that the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. As Paul the Apostle encouraged the church at Galatia, "Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
Tradition is a word that carries the same numerical value of 666 as that of the beast the in Chapter 13 of The Revelation. It will cause your testimony to weaken and lose its power
as it clouds your view of the redemptive work of Christ. Tradition opposes Christ to the maximum. It replaces the things of God with its own ineffective counterfeits. When it comes to inheriting our
possession in Christ, we can but view it afar from the prison of tradition.
Tradition religiously ties God’s people to a system that was only given so man would know what sin was. The power of the Cross of Christ annihilated sin consciousness. Tradition will challenge the liberty of God’s people so that it remains right in its own eyes. Such pride never yields to the simplicity of Christ. It seeks to tie eternal Spirit to its carnal forms. Hence, tradition never allows for the real change of heart that brings us to the end of self and into the kingdom of God.