For all the talk about modern-day Pharisees, there are plenty of Sadducees running around the church wreaking havoc on people who have faith to believe in the resurrection power of God at work in the lives of the saints.
We get a glimpse into this mindset in Acts 23:6-9 when Paul was standing before the high priest making his defense against accusations from the Jews:
Then Paul, knowing that one sect were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, cried out among the Sanhedrin, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of a Pharisee. I am being judged for my hope in the resurrection of the dead." When he had said this, dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit. But the Pharisees acknowledge them all. There was a great outcry. The scribes that were from the sect of Pharisees stood up and argued, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God."
Paul's answer displayed the wisdom of God. But there's something more here for us today. Check out the video teaching and shake free of the Sadducees!
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at [email protected].
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