Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tell No One

Jesus kept telling them, "Tell no one."  After miracles.  After the confession of Peter.  After the transfiguration.  "Tell no one." 

As we studied the last chapter of Luke, Pastor pointed out the verse where Jesus instructed the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit was poured out and they were "endued with power from on high."

All through Jesus' ministry, the apostles were botching it up.  They argued over who was the greatest.  They told the Canaanite woman to get lost.  They tried to shoo away the parents bringing their kids to Jesus.  They wanted to fight with swords to defend Jesus.  Even after the resurrection: "Lord, will You now restore the kingdom to Israel?"  Even after three years of hanging around with Jesus in His peripatetic seminary, they couldn't get it right until Pentecost when they were filled with the Spirit and He brought to their remembrance everything Jesus had said and done. 

It kinda sorta makes sense that Jesus had been telling them not to say anything.

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