Thick were the thorns thrust on Jesus’ head.
Just when the body was almost spent, flesh ripped open by violent lashes, they placed it on his head. The crown of thorns. The blood flowed even more.
It takes us back to the Garden where it all began, Eden. It takes us back to the Cursed Day when the Curse entered Eden and our world and humanity was changed forever. In response, God said the ground would produce thorns. That is, sin would produce thorns. Sin would call forth the bristles. And they flowed freely.
Thick were the thorns thrust on Jesus’ head. There was no other crown for him on the Cross, for he became sin. He took our thorns upon himself. The Father turned away.
Arthur Bennett writes:
“O LORD, I have a wild heart, and cannot stand before thee;
I am like a bird before a man,
how little I love thy truth and ways!
I neglect prayer, by thinking I have prayed enough earnestly,
by knowing thou hast saved my soul.
Of all hypocrites, grant that I may not be an evangelical hypocrite,
Who sins more safely than grace abounds,
Who tells his lusts that Christ’s blood cleanseth them,
Who reasons that God cannot cast him into hell, for he is saved,
Who loves evangelical preaching, churches, Christians, but lives unholyily…
Give me a broken heart that yet carries home the water of grace.”
Since I released the prophetic word on Dec. 12, I have known of three people brought forth in sexual sin. I know there are more out there.
Do you think God’s kidding?
God said that He will confront sin in private, but for those who harden their hearts, and cover their ears, and silence the Voice-Beyond-Time, He will expose in public. And such exposure will be harsher for everyone.
Let us not be hypocrites, and more, evangelical hypocrites. Let us not allow our salvation to condemn us. Let us not allow our positions to inflate us. Let us not allow pride to destroy us.
Jesus wore the crown of thorns so we wouldn’t have to.
So let’s throw off the sin that so easily entangles and embrace our broken hearts so they can be mended by the one who was broken already.