Religious Zeal Is Just Not Enough



Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Revealing The Truth Of God's Holy Word In His Love:

 Rom.10:2-3 that Israel had a Zeal for God but not according to knowledge?

Romans 10:2-3

Apostle Paul Say's - 2 For I bear them witness that they have a Zeal for God, but not according to Knowledge. 3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their Own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.


Zeal, unfortunately, can be misdirected, or founded on misunderstanding. Saul, before he became a believer in Christ, was so zealous for God that he persecuted the church and Not the Religious Buildings so are believing is His church today, ( Phil 3:1-14 ). This is one reason that Jesus' question, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? and Not the four walls of a Religious Building was so powerful and moving to Saul. He had thought he had been passionately serving God in his zeal, yet found he had actually been persecuting the one he hoped to serve. ( Acts 26:12-23 ). Yet Christ showed Him mercy, for he had acted ignorantly in unbelief ( I Tim 1:12-14 ). Even to this very day Pastors, Ministers, Members would support its Religious Buildings and turn away the loving and living Church, God's chosen people with needs. Because of Zeal and not biblical facts or knowledge.


The case of Israel as mentioned in Rom 10:2-3 was similar to Elder Paul pre-conversion. The Jews were ignorant about God's righteousness which is by faith ( Rom 1:17, Rom 3:21-26, Rom 10:13, Phil 3:8-10, Gal 3:23, etc ). This ignorance was willful, for they had every way of knowing through scripture that righteousness was by faith ( Rom 10:18-21, John 5:39-40, Is 53:1-12, Heb 11; etc ). Just as Pastors, Ministers, and Members today are.


The Jews sought to establish 'their own' righteousness before God; that is to make their own pursuit of righteousness a valid reason for God to declare them just. please look around the very thing is going on in churches today here at home in America and in every Nations in the world. They Got it Wrong!!!


Going back to Apostle Paul's example, he listed several areas wherein he had once based his claims of righteousness ( Phil 3:1-14 ):


 He had been circumcised on the eighth day, so he was a natural-born Jew and not a proselyte and had been in exact compliance with the law ( Gen 17:12, Lev 12:3, Luke 1:59 ) Please take your time to study and research God's Holy Word yourselves and Stop depending on others and your ministers to teach you sound, biblical truth. Period.


 Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin, the same tribe Israel's first King Saul was from ( I Sam 9:21 ). Benjamin was one of only two tribes which remained loyal to King David when the other ten tribes revolted ( I Kings 12:20-21 ).


Paul was a Hebrew descended from Hebrews. That is, he was a natural born Jew descended from natural Jews, raised in the customs of his ancestors, and conforming to Jewish custom vs. Adapting his manners and language to the Greek as Hellenistic Jews did (Gal 1:14).


 In regards to law, he was a Pharisee. He was of the strictest sect and most rigid adherence to the law ( Acts 26:5 ), as opposed to the more lax Sadducees.


Concerning zeal, he persecuted the church. This shows his prior attitude as a zealot, one who would gladly martyr himself for the sake of the law, and persecute the heathens and others who stood against it.


Blameless in regards to the righteousness which is in the law. No one could have faulted Saul for his keeping of the Mosaic law or ten commandments. Much like the ruler in Luke 16:18-30, Saul had kept the law since who do you think you are with all of your dead, useless, false higher-up teachings?


Like Saul had, the Jews set up their own standards of righteousness based on ethnicity, conformity to the letter of the law, conformity to moral aspects of the law, conformity to Jewish custom, zeal for the law, etc.In our day ministries, most are teaching their members to obey and keep the Law as well as live by faith and grace alone.


Yet Elder Paul does not commend them for this form of zeal based on their own righteousness vs. Knowledge of God's righteousness. He states that 'they do not submit to God's righteousness' by such actions, nor do they understand that it is Christ who is the ultimate fulfillment of the law, the final culmination, for righteousness to all those who believe. ( Acts 13:39, Rom 7:1-6, Rom 3:21-31 ).


True zeal for God is based on the knowledge of God's righteousness which is by faith, and the pursuit of God through the Holy Spirit ( Gal 5:1-26 ).


"His Divine Power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Christ Jesus who called us by His own glory and goodness...For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ" ( 2 Pet 1:3-11 ). God's Beloved and The Lord Jesus Christ Loving Church, Stop Believing Everything, Every Pastor, Every Minister, Every Person, and yes, Even myself, and start allowing the Holy Ghost, Yes the Holy Spirit to be your Teacher. In Jesus Name. Amen.



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Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Church Media Nation Ministries.


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