“If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” John 11:48
The religious leaders were perplexed with Jesus. If they continue to allow him to teach the truth about God and demonstrate the miracles and powers of God, nobody will follow their religion anymore. If nobody follows their religion anymore, then they will all lose their positions and big salaries.
Think about this, this is exactly why they rejected Christ. It wasn’t about truth or seeking God, it was about money and power. This is exactly what religion is still about today, money and power. “Modern Day Pharisees” are denying the Word of God to please the culture of society today. Its not about serving Jesus its about power and money. Its all about feeding the religious machine of human greed
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. Matthew 16:24
Jesus message is pretty clear “Get over yourself!” The religious leaders greatest failure is they couldn’t get over themselves to believe in Christ. They loved their power, they loved their money, their loved their sin, they loved themselves! Jesus isn’t interested in feeding your ego or wallet, he came to give you salvation. You must deny yourself first, repent, and accept Jesus Christ as Lord.
Don’t be a Modern Day Pharisee who decided it was better to kill the Son of God then repent of their sins. Jesus is offering you salvation, humble yourself and come to Christ Amen!