WATCH THE MULTITUDE
Main Text: Matthew 27:20. “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas and destroy Jesus.”
Multitude is synonymous to crowd and represents majority opinion in all circumstances for good or evil. In most cases, multitude comprise of people with tickle and inconstant character, belief, sincere and insincere behavior not worthy of trust. They can hail you today and abandon you tomorrow. The multitudes that follow politicians desert them as soon as they fail. They will no longer follow or hail when you are out of power.
The multitude of the household of Israel that left Egypt with Moses threatened to return to Egypt when bad report was brought to them by ten out of twelve spices sent to spy out the land of Canaan. In Number 14:4, they said to one another. “Let us make a captain and let us return into Egypt.” Without doubt, the multitude felt that God and Moses had failed to deliver them.
In Matthew 5:1- 48, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount to the multitude on how to live a blessed life here on earth. In Matt. 15:36-37. Jesus fed the multitude after ministering to them and they all were satisfied. Throughout his ministry here on earth, Jesus did not work with multitude is that they ushered Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with song of praises Mark 11:9-11.
The same multitude accused Jesus falsely before Pilate and demanded that he be crucified Matthew 27:23.
Beloved, multitude is noted for imposition of actions. The bible says that you should be wise and come out of them. Remember, the bible says that one with God is majority and greater than multitude.
THE DECEPTION OF THE MULTITUDE IS AN EXCUSE BEFORE GOD `
Prayer Point – Oh God, release upon me the grace to influence and lead multitudes in Jesus name.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.