It says in Ecclesiastes 1:9, That which has been is that which will be again, And that which has been done is that which will be done again. So there is nothing new under the sun. So with this taken into account, there will be those modern day Pharisees condemning others by the Law whom Jesus spoke to in Matthew 23:13 “But woe judgment is coming to you, self-righteous scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven in front of people; for you do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are in the process of entering to do so.
How many times have you and I heard a message where we’ve been told, you must keep the law to be blessed?, when it is God Who sent us His Son, while we were still yet sinners to die for us. That in itself is an example of God blessing us first, so that we can be a blessing. The Pharisees judged others, while they themselves could not fulfill the Law. What is my point? There are those who will tell you, you’re an immature baby Christian, expect you to show outward works, even behave how they ought for you to behave, or demanding submission to them.
I was speaking to a family member who was dating a Christian man whom told her he could not be with her any longer because she was a baby Christian. He told her that he was further along in his walk with the Lord and that he felt he was being held back by her by being with her. This gentleman stated he was an evangelist.
What happened next, the Holy Spirit spoke through me things I’ve never had the revelation for before. He spoke through me, that God is not any respecter of persons. It is by faith we are justified and not of works. It is by grace through faith that no man can boast. The Holy Spirit also put it in my heart, that as an evangelist, he was to be the one helping to bring her up in the faith. As an evangelist, he was supposed to be able to speak to those who are coming to or new to the faith. The Holy Spirit also brought me to remembrance of how each member of the body of Christ is vital, and that none should say one part or member is less important than or part of the family of Christ then another. (Paraphrase mine of 1 Corinthians 12:13-16). It is by the Grace of God, we are who we are!
For by one Holy Spirit, we were all baptized into one body, spiritually transformed—united together whether Jews or Greeks Gentiles, slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Holy Spirit since the same Holy Spirit fills each life. For the human body does not consist of one part, but of many limbs and organs. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body? If the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body?
In conclusion, I want you to, “remember the earlier days, when, after being spiritually enlightened”, and “Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. For you have need of patient endurance to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising, so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised” (Hebrews 10:32,35-36). Also, as it is stated in Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? I believe God would have each and everyone of us remember those days when we first believed, and yet how He patiently endured with us to bring us along. If you add to the simplicity of the Gospel, you may be asked by God why did you burn strange fire to Me for?