“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
” – Matthew 23:13-28
Some of the characteristics of Pharisees, in the Bible, is they were always where Jesus was at while He was doing His miracles, but they were the ones screaming the LOUDEST criticisms.
They always USED scripture to try and JUSTIFY their critical, demonic, and divisive spirit. However, they NEVER made a positive difference in ANYONE’S life. They never led anyone to Jesus, they were never BROKEN over the ones that were in desperate need of a miracle, and the only time they PRAYED, were in front of crowds so they could be SEEN of men. They always TORE down but never once LIFTED up.
These same characteristics are in the church today. Watch this crowd that never leads anyone to Christ, never sheds a tear over the lost, never passes out a track to a sinner, and is always criticizing everything others are doing for Christ. They have the mark of a Pharisee. It doesn’t matter how RIGHTEOUS their outward appearance looks, inwardly they are as dead men’s bones.
You can wear a dress to your ankle, wear a 3 piece suit, carry a Bible the size of a coffee table, and quote the entire Bible, but if your words and attitude are always critical of everyone else, you are a pharisee.
Do we need Revival? Absolutely. Revival of our motives, our intentions, our attitudes and ask God to SEARCH OUR OWN HEARTS. Not everyone else’s!