Mark Day 22
And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
Be careful of what influences your life. Watch out for the influence of rules and rulers on your heart. Life isn’t found in rules and rulers but in the revelation of heaven on our hearts. Jesus lived in the revelation of heaven. He knew God and what God could and would do. Jesus didn’t send the people away hungry because revelation allows us to live with a heavenly conscience and compassion. Rules and rulers live in the rationalization of man. If you don’t bring a lunch, you’re going to be hungry. That’s the way it works; that’s reasonable. Rules and Rulers exist to protect life as we know it. Revelation comes for us to expect life as God wants it. Let heaven influence the here and now. Accept and agree with God’s word and not only will you know God, but you will also know what God can and will do. Let God influence your thinking and living. Rules and Rulers will only leave us unsatisfied and empty. They can only try to protect what we already have here. Revelation will give us the life we need to be filled and satisfied. Revelation brings the influence of heaven into the here and now. The disciples could not understand Jesus reference to bread. They were tied to the rules and rulers of that day. But they would get it, just like you and I can. But it will mean believing in God’s word over man’s word. Let God reveal to you the way life really works.