April 18, 2019
The Mob’s Loyalty Often Lie Not with God
John 19:15 (KJB) But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
Here is an example of a mob rule comprised of passionate citizens. These were the very same citizens who cheered the arrival of Jesus Christ on a donkey into Jerusalem just a week prior but were now united again in crying for His death on the cross.
Yes, even today we have large throngs, or crowds of like-minded people, who are patiently pleading their cause, picketing against those people and things they are against, with some choosing to be loud and raucous because of something in this world they desire to be passionate about.
However, the message of most crowds is measured against ideologies, false teachings, emotions, and changing contrary winds of this world rather than measured against the standard of the timeless truths of God. What a crowd rallies about today may be unpopular and unpalatable to society tomorrow.
Though for a short time Jesus did have crowds of people following Him in His short ministry as He lived and dwelled on this earth, most crowds are gathered in union against Him and His message today.
The truth is that the true message of God is often not followed by a crowd, but rather a few like-minded individuals who allow the authority of God to dwell in their heart and mind. The masses of people gathered are most often under the control of the authority of the god of this world.