921. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 27 June 1996 at 10:00 AM.
The Lord gave me the scripture, Mat 15:2, this morning, and after reading it I listed the rest of the scriptures that followed it.
Mat 15:2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
Mat 15:3 Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
Mat 15:4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'
Mat 15:5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,'
Mat 15:6 he is not to 'honor his father ' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
Mat 15:7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
Mat 15:8 "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Mat 15:9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
Mat 15:10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
Mat 15:11 What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.'"
Mat 15:12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"
Mat 15:13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
Mat 15:14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
Mat 15:15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
Mat 15:16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
Mat 15:17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
Mat 15:18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'
Mat 15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Mat 15:20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.'"