In case that line rings a bell, it’s said by Jesus when his disciples were rebuking the parents trying to get their children to Jesus. Jesus was praying for the children and blessing them by laying his hands on them. (Matt 19:14) Then, as later, Jesus had to rebuke his disciples. At another time, he tells his disciples that they don’t know what spirit they’re of–in other words, they were not acting under the Holy Spirit’s direction, but under a demon spirit’s direction. (Luke 9:55)
Those are harsh words, but Jesus was never a man (or a God) who pulled his punches. He called the Pharisees “whited sepulchres full of dead men’s bones.” In other words, they were like coffins with skeleton’s in them. He addressed Peter one time, saying, “Get thee behind me, Satan.” Wow! Would you like to be on the end of that?
What would Jesus say…
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