The Father is Jealous for His Son

There is a godly jealousy that belongs to the Lord God Almighty. He is jealous to be the one true God of His people. He is jealous over His church, His Zion, His Jerusalem. Today, among some His own people, God is jealous over His Son for He is not given the exalted place, of all honor and all glory. One day the knowledge and light of who He is will fill the whole earth and the Lord Jesus Christ will reign on the earth as who He is, the King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords. Then we will stand before Him in His light to reveal all the works of our lives and motives of our hearts. Then it will be clearly seen what place we, His blood bought ones, gave to Him in this life.

The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price of sin, rebellion, and death for all mankind with His lifeblood and body. He broke the power of sin and conquered death for eternity. He did a finished and complete work. His sacrifice will always be enough to reconcile man to God, to redeem all creation, and to restore it all back to its original purpose and the perfect harmony He intended. Isaiah 53 tells us that in all his suffering God the Father looked upon him, marred more than any man, and was satisfied that the travail of his soul would pay the sin debt of all mankind.

Wow! How the Father loves that He would give His only Son and how He loves those who make Christ their whole life and holy habitation. How could the Father not be jealous over His only son, the savior of the world? Today, Jesus Christ is distorted, substituted, ignored, eclipsed, and forsaken as the fountain of living water by the very ones who name the name of Christ?

  • “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns; broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:13

God is weary with our religious activity to attract men but not God, and our own manipulating methods of spirituality, which are mostly the selfish ambitions of our soul. He is weighed down with our conformity to the ways of the world, when He died to make us holy, as He is holy.

  • “Behold, I am weighed down by you, as a cart full of sheaves is weighed down.” Amos 2:13

It is the cross, the blood, and, His resurrected life that makes us free from sin, from generational curses, and from diseases. He is all that saves us from the destructive system of this world ruled by lust and greed, and from the devil himself. Nothing else but the blood can make me guiltless, clean, whole, and free to love even the unlovable. Nothing but the cross can render powerless all that is stacked against my life past, present and future. Nothing but the resurrection of our Lord can give unto me the power of the Holy Spirit to live a life worthy of the Kingdom of God, bearing much fruit.

So why are there church services where His name is never mentioned other than to pray in Jesus name. Why are there messages claiming to be the gospel that do nothing but encourage you to a modified behavior and mental assent, leading you into a humanistic way of life, when the missing key is deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Jesus Christ losing your own life in this world to find real life. The real transformation of Christianity is found in an abandoned life of humility that surrenders all to the death of self. The believer must choose to believe in the power of the cross, suffer its reproach in this world, and live their life “in who Christ is” through the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

  • Listen! “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness: but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18
  • 2 Timothy 3:1-5 describes the perilous day when those who are called Christian will have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof: from such turn away.”
  • Are you so foolish, having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh? Galatians 3:3

The Bible says examine your faith and judge yourselves. What place does He have in you? Is He the most exalted in your life? Is He your life? Is He ultimate? Is He your first love? Does He fill your vacuum for inner peace? Are you holy? Are you a pleasure to Him? Is He your greatest affection? Do you give Him your highest attentions? Do your attitudes and actions reflect the testimony of Jesus Christ, that He is alive in this world today? Are you one of the many who call themselves Christian, but can’t be distinguished from the world? Do you have a form of godliness with no power? You see, love with out power is sad and love with no real fruit is sad. Can we be brave enough to ask the Holy Spirit to come and examine our lives changing what needs changed for His glory? Can we be honest enough to see genuine revival?

Oh Father, that those who call your name would know “Jesus Christ is enough.” We do not need all the substitutes, philosophies, and methods. We just need the power of God. Jesus Christ did a complete and finished work.

  • Paul said “I am determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” I Corinthians 2:2
  • “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” Vrs.4-5
  • “Beware lest anyone spoil you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principals of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily: and you are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:8-10

Jesus alone is worthy of all our worship, all our hearts, all our lives and all glory and honor. No one else paid the sin debt of all mankind. Help us to believe with all our heart, soul, mind and strength that we lack nothing because of your cross and your blood. Give us grace and mercy to apply it to our everyday lives through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives in us and with us forever.

Those who name the name of Christ must take heed, and depart from their evil ways of turning away from the very power that gives them resurrection life. Please hear! If you are a part of a place of worship that does not honor the cross, that never speaks of identifying with the cross, that does not preach and teach the power of the blood and cross of Christ Jesus our Lord, then get as far away from it as you can.

Run and do not look back for the Lord is jealous over His Son.

“The Lord is jealous (zealously moved, provoked to anger, to envy) over His Son.”

  • “For the Lord whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” Exodus 34:14
  • “For the Lord God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.” Deuteronomy 4:24

Oh Father, Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, “Spare your people, O Lord, and do not give Your heritage to reproach.” Let us rend our hearts for You are a merciful God and will send us new wine and oil.

References: Jeremiah 2:13; I Corinthians 10:22; Exodus 34:12-26; Dueteronomy 4:23-24;6:13-15; Amos 2:13; Nahum 1:2; Joel 2:12-19; Joshua 24:19; I Corinthians 1:17-19; 2:1-5; I Corinthians 3:11-15; 11:31-33; Galatians 5:24-25; 6:14; Colossians 2:9-10; 2 Timothy 2:19-21; 3:1-5