Acts 23:3 “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! For you sit to judge me according to the law, and do you command me to be struck contrary to the law?”
Acts 23:8-9 “For Sadducees say that there is no resurrection – and no angel or spirit; but the Pharisees confess both. Then there arose a loud outcry. And the scribes of the Pharisees’ party arose and protested, saying, “We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God.”
Someone wants to know “a Vision of whitewashed wall.”
I did a search on Bible based on Whitewashed Wall. Whoever received a Vision must bear responsibility to ask in prayer for the full meaning of it and ask in Jesus’ name on what to do with the Vision. He must ask in prayer for more revelations and confirmations so that with the help of the Holy Spirit, he can build up a complete Vision and thus doing the Will of God, and will be blessed, those not doing or going against the Will of God will be cursed (lest they recognized their mistakes and asked for forgiveness.) God, Our Lord Jesus will rarely give a “cheap Vision” just to confirm where you’re going. If it is comprise of the confirmation of a place, there has to be instructions or tasking for meaningful fulfillment of the THE VISION trip. A Vision given is a hope, a , revelations of a situation that needed to be rectified or an assignment or mission needed to be completed at once or in stages. How do we receive further revelations and confirmations of a Vision to have a complete picture? One man’s Vision is another man’s illusion. Click this link for answer.
Would God, Our Lord Jesus give irresponsible Christian anymore Vision? Would God, Our Lord Jesus give further revelations and confirmations to Christian who are spiritually blind and deaf and indirectly refused healing when being told? These Christian will be like the Pharisees, doing his own will according to his own believe! With the help of the Holy Spirit, I had written an article on Two Nakedness mentioned in Bible. Click this link.
This article talks about how these AC Christian (Academic Christian) enclothed themselves with Garment thinking that they had done God’s will but had not.
Also read this article for more meaning of AC and DC Christian. The Magician. Click this link
This depicts how these Academic Christian whose mind is like A.C. current. They can’t do God’s will. They are of two minds, reciprocating all the while. Easily influence by other people or surrounding situation. They can’t do the will of God, as they can’t receive direct instruction from God, Our Lord Jesus. They are Ambivalence and worse off, tends to procrastinate on a lot of things because they aren’t sure of what to do and just leave things as it is and pretending that it wasn’t not there, dare not face the truth. They lust for authority, full of pride. Turning to the right or left, they only think of CONTROLING people. There is no element of LOVE nor CONCERN for people. They are arrogant, easily angered and hold grudges against people who pointed out mistakes to them. They think they are very forgiving but aren’t. Preached but never put to practice what they preached. Worst off at times preached things contrary to Church’s sermon.
That’s why Paul said in Acts 28:25 – 27
So when they did not agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had said one word: “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, “saying, Go to this people and say “Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; And seeing you will see, and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Theirs ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed. Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, SO that I should heal them.”
Acts 23:3 “whitewashed wall” Have anyone seen the Great Wall of China? It is one of the world’s wonder and it can even be seen from the Moon. What about the wall for Berlin? It is being torn down. Praise the Lord for the Grace and glory. The wall are meant to separate people, in other words creates division between people from one side of the wall and the other side of the wall. Thus, those outside the wall cannot get in and those within inside cannot get out unless there are doors opened to them. The symbolic meaning of the Wall represents rules or laws that prevent Christian from doing certain things or command them to do certain things.
Jesus had said very clearly, Matt 5:17 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.”
All reborn believer knew that the first commandment from Christ is to Spread the Gospel. And yet these Christian are creating walls that create divisions and preventing faithful Christian from reaching out to others. The “whitewashed wall” is like a page from book without writing. Unwritten laws were set and they like to pass judgment onto the individual and penalized them according to their “Invisible Law”. They hypocritically preached, “Let there be No wall or divisions amongst ourselves” But they don’t practice what they preached. They are not fast enough to feed the younger Christians with nourished bread to help them grow faster and yet they create these “whitewashed wall” to prevent others from reaching them. They like to judge others and pass judgment. They are spiritually blind and deaf. While these little one who are pure in their heart had their spiritual eyes and ears healed by the Lord, pointed out their mistakes and shortfall, and yet instead of repenting or rectification, they penalized the little one. I have got news for them. God, Our Lord Jesus chose to speak to those who are like little child and even to people whom they dislike most. This should be THE TEST for their faith. They see this as insubordination to their authority just because they felt that they had broken their unwritten rules “The Whitewashed wall”. Also they like to distance themselves, very concern with their image, as they don’t want to get “Too Familiar” with their subordinates. While they hypocritically preached “Fellowship is important. Let no wall separates us and all must serve one another as servant like Jesus had washed the feet of his disciples.”
I was told that the person had been advised by member to write down in black and white for those unknown rules and regulation, so that people cannot deny breaking them. But the advice wasn’t heeded, instead, giving his own reasoning such as he don’t want to be too rigid on rules, don’t want to treat everyone like children. Well, we could only pray for this “whitewashed wall” He can’t pass judgment onto anyone breaking “His Rules” because it is not make known and it is not in accordance with the Bible teaching. Maybe the reason for not putting in black and white is that he can conveniently change the rules anytime he like to FIT HIS RIGHTs, thus abusing of Authority accorded to him. This is the case of SILLY practice, where subordinates don’t know what regulations to follow and yet being punished for what they do not know. Even our Lord Jesus had commanded that Vision that is to be make known to people must be written in plain language so that everyone can read and understand.
Hab 2:2 “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
Trumpet had sounded. The “whitewashed wall” also like to preached about how to Cupped the hands and offered our sins for forgiveness in Prayer. But God, Our Lord Jesus had shown that this person teaches people how to cupped their hands, but he himself can’t even form a perfect cupping of hand. Lord Jesus told me that when he poured sands onto his cupped hand, it leaks and he can’t hold much grain of sand because it had many holes at the bottom. Thus, Lord Jesus will not be pouring Sands onto Leaking cupped hands, anymore! Immediately, I understood and related to a message in Bible, It is like a cursed fig tree now.
Matt 21:19: “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away”.
The heart of these people is starting to be surrounded by darkness. Since God, Our Lord Jesus is not answering their prayer, chances is that they may find an easy way out that is, getting results from the dark Shadow. I was told someone mentioned in prayer that she saw a shadow passed by. The person mentioned that the shadow is GOD and we should open our door wide for him to enter.”. That is the evident of “the weed” in the Courtyard. God will NEVER come in shadow! God come in Glorious Light and Brightness! We really have to pray for these group of people and grieve for them.
That’s why Paul said in Acts 28:25 – 27
“Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; And seeing you will see, and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Theirs ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed.”
Another law of Christ, they don’t diligently follow is this
Ga 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
I had heard Joyce Mayer’s audio on one part where she said, she once walked over a penny coin and Lord Jesus asked her to pick it up. From there, in spirit, she understands the significant meaning of it. She said we should humble ourselves, doing little insignificant things for one another, just like the penny, it is so insignificant. And people will really appreciate of those little things you do for them and you will be blessed. So, my sincere hope is that all Cell Group shall operate like a Customer Service Center where every member is being treated with respect like customers and we will provide the best service for them. All rules should be written in black and white and fully explained. The blessed connection or links (new or reborn Christian) brought by the person shall continue and be unbroken and shall improve in the faith of LOVE rather then throwing to “The System” and become COLD. It shall be an open concept, where there is no wall between the members and everyone enjoy and know the important of Servant hood. God, Our Lord Jesus had said that he did not come to this world to be served but to serves.
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Sometime we do come across people who may turn down your offer to help because they may said that they don’t like to owe people favor. Of course, individual has the right to accept or reject another person’s help. Based on this, it is a self-centered thought, or perhaps there is certain preference of choices of people whom can help them, this too come under the category of self-center ness. Some maybe have too much PRIDE in them, because they have this ground to earth thought that they are in higher level or position, so they don’t need other people’s help. Or maybe they are too worried or fearful that other people may mess up instead of helping. For such case, we just have to put aside all the negativity and pray in faith that everything will be under God’s hand; the worried and fears will be removed. Surely by God’s grace, Lord Jesus may speak or sent an Angel to instruct someone to help another person and the person being in spirit; obeyed and went forth to offers help. But those “Self-Centred” will reject offers to help because they do not have God’s grace to receive them, and is like indirectly asking the helpers to disobey God’s instruction. It is a tragedy, isn’t it?
The law of Christ in Ga 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Why should God, Our Lord Jesus want to have this Law? Why not ease or remove the other person’s burden so that they don’t have to rely on others? Daily encounter with My Partner, The Holy Spirit had helped me to understand the purpose. The purpose is for us to have fellowship with one another and also to appreciate one another’s help so that the bond gets stronger and the wearied and weaken get stronger. This also helped to us foster closer teamwork as being part of the complete Body of Christ. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!