“…He began to say unto His disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” (Luke 12:1). It is a put on. It is not right. It looks religious, but it is not what God is looking for. You can be ever so close to what God wants you to be, and still not be what God wants you to be; when we try to put on something that we are not – this is hypocrisy. Sometimes when you are fighting a disease and believe for healing, and talk to a person who is critical about it and you don’t tell him about what is going on – I am not talking about this case. I am talking about normal run of character. Jesus said to us to be aware of the hypocrisy, which is leaven of the Pharisee, it will leaven you if you don’t watch.
If you are in the flesh you have to get to work emotions up. Because all week long you are dragging by them. If it is all emotions you will be down next day.
Hollywood teaches you and young people to be something that you are not. You put on a front. Hollywood does more to enforce hypocrisy than anything else. It is not real. The Lord said we are in the greatest time of deception the world has ever seen. Deception comes through hypocrisy – things that are not real. “So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite’s hope shall perish” (Job 8:13).
Hypocrite plays games for so long that he convinces himself that everything is all right. How would you like to play games all your life and then to find out that is not what you want?
Pastor Kevin Campbell
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Sabbath, April 4, 2009