Many Christians have been turned away slowly from the real Jesus to an idol. Some teachers and pastors are preaching a triumphal, earthly king, who gives orders, commands obedience, and requires adulation and even worship. They have been deceived by the ego.
Many of our people have been worshipping a lion, and have become like lions—predators. To them, meekness looks like weakness. In the reality of the present kingdom of God, meekness is awesome strength under the perfect control of the Holy Spirit. “The meek shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5).
We must learn to distinguish the voice of the ego from the voice of our true Shepherd. We must listen again to him. He is humble and meek as a lamb before its shearer. He sought no reputation and fled from being made a king.
If we could see clearly the sweet gentleness, love and kindness of Jesus and Father, we would fall to our knees and weep at the pride in our hearts and the arrogance in our minds.
Jesus’ way is to go lower and lower, to be of no reputation. Give it all away. Take your name off the signs. Less of us; more of him. Even Jesus, the very best of us, deflected all praise and honor to Father.
Who are these teachers, pastors and writers who have led the sheep away from their true Shepherd to an earthly king? Those who have led us astray need to be fired or converted.