Manage episode 234905504 series 2289924
If someone says something three times it means it is very important. God is not holy three times. He is holy more than three times. Three times is not enough for Him! He is holy so much we can’t even say it. But jewish people say it three times. Even Jesus on the cross said “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” That is how serious it was.
When we talk about holiness we talk about seriousness. But let’s talk about a joke. In a joke there is nothing serious. Some people don’t like jokes. So why is Pastor Fils putting these two opposite things together? Sometimes jokes cross the line and bring bad things. So some people don’t like jokes.
Paul tells Ephesians to be careful and not cross the line. So what is Pastor Fils doing when the Bible tells us not to do it, putting the two words together?
A word from God is holy, but the reaction of a man can make it a joke. An angel comes to Gideon and calls him “mighty warrior.” Gideon says, “What are you talking about?” God’s word is holy but to man sometimes it sounds like a joke. When Lazarus was dead, Jesus told Martha to take him where you put him. That is holy. But Martha said he had been dead for many days and thought Jesus was joking.
God is telling us things but how are you taking it? You can keep it holy or make it a joke. It can look like a joke, but if it is coming from God you should think of it as holy. That is when you will see a miracle.
In Joshua 6 God gives specific instructions on how to take Jericho. But the instructions sound like a joke. March around the city for six days with seven priests with trumpets. It is hard to take these instructions seriously. But they came from God so they must be serious. Imagine what the defenders of the city thought when they saw the Israelites following the instructions. But the miracle happened just like God had said.
Perhaps the most important part was praising God at the end with a shout. Praise Him when you have nothing left. Praise Him when you are tired.
We need to obey God no matter what He tells us to do. God has a plan and it will only work when you obey. The first step is to come to Jesus.