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Text:- Matthew 23:25-28

 MEMORIES

Matthew 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

 EXPOSITION

As human beings, we easily fall into the temptation of judging by outward appearance. On many occasions, we quickly jump into conclusion about who a person is by merely looking at how he or she appears to us, with no consideration of what lies inside of the person. Many Christian today care More about their outward looks than their inward living. However, God expects the Christian life to be lived from inside out, and not otherwise (Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15:15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.)

 Placing more value on outward living than the inward beauty is an act of hypocrisy (Matthew 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also), I. e. Claiming to be before people, what is not in alignment with the condition of your heart. This is what Jesus condemned the Pharisees of His day for. They looked like Saints on the ourside, but beneath their skins, they were the devil's children they were like whitewashed tombs that appear beautiful outwardly, but are full of stinking things inside.

 The truth of the matter is that our local Church are full of modern day Pharisees. Are you not one of them? Pharisees are people who say and teach people what they themselves cannot do(Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone). They appear like saints before others, but their hearth are full of defilement. They are Saint in the church, Angels on the Street,but Devil at home (S. A. D.) Pharisees dress like 'SU', but have corrupted their tamples with the sin of Fornication.

 Jesus is still the same today(Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever). His still angry with pharisaic elements. If you are one among the, Make a U-Turn today before it is too Late.


 PRAYER POINTS 

1. I stand against the spirit of self-deception in me, in Jesus' name.

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