Being offended at Jesus, taking offence at The Son of God attracts the wrath of God and certain destruction.
As The LORD Himself said, “And BLESSED is he who does not take offense at Me,” (Matthew 11:6 NASB).
It is a great blessing not to be offended at Jesus, but it is a crushing curse to take offence at The LORD and Saviour.
The LORD also said of Himself notably: “And whoever falls on this Stone will be broken; but on whomever It falls, It will grind him to powder,” (Matthew 21:44).
John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
John the Baptist bore witness of Jesus saying, “And I have seen and testified that this is The Son of God,” (John 1:29, 34).
But, subsequently, during adversity in prison, John doubted if Jesus was indeed Jesus: “And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3).
Afterward, John was beheaded by Herod in that very prison.
We cannot establish causation. But there is unquestionable association that John the Baptist perished in prison after he doubted if Jesus was The Christ, and indeed, possibly offended (that Jesus had not delivered him out of prison).
It is a serious offence before God to take offence at His Son. As commanded in His Word, “Kiss The Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. BLESSED are all those who put their trust in Him,” (Psalms 2:12).
“Kiss The Son,” what does it mean? Pay Him homage; honour The Son just as you honour The Father; worship Him as the angels do, (John 5:23; Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 19:10).
No matter what you are going through, don’t doubt Jesus to deliver you. Don’t EVER doubt Him.
He ALONE is our Saviour. There is no other. He will surely deliver you.
“For The Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same LORD over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on The Name of The LORD shall be saved.” Romans 10:11-13.
Jesus is not insensitive. He is, in fact and in truth, our sympathising High Priest.
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to The Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:15-16.
“…He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them,” (Hebrews 7:25).
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty Hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” “Humble yourselves in the sight of The LORD, and He will lift you up.” 1 Peter 5:6-7; James 4:10.
Being offended at The Son of God is rebellion against God. Don’t do it.
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” 1 Samuel 15:23.
What help, what deliverance do you need? Don’t take offence; take it by force. Kingdom Force!
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force,” Matthew 11:12.
Please, don’t be offended at Jesus.
Let The Holy Spirit help you to rather trust in Him, no matter what.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1). As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.