“And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, LORD for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven,” Acts 10:11-16.
We may well know about the leaven of the Pharisees and how they put demands and rules upon many through their doctrines, and yet even today there are the insidious thoughts and ramblings from some who thrive on the fringes of Christendom.
These are those who squeeze the life out of many in their pursuit for their version of the truth.
These are those who propose that those who worship on Sunday rather than on Saturday are then following the mark of the beast.
Let’s just group all of those who have gone to Church on this date for decades and label them as false now.
Let’s simply put a mark on them and label them and throw them out of the camp. Surely they must be wrong because they are worshiping on the wrong day.
Perhaps we shouldn’t fellowship with those who eat pork or certain shell fish — perhaps but perhaps not.
Let us remember the words from scripture from Romans 14,
“Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks,” Romans 14:1-6.
Let us beware of this leaven. For a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Even a small amount of legalistic thought permeates the entire body and causes it to become weakened.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?