Get thee Behind Me Satan – How Jesus Addressed Devilish Wisdom

“Get thee Behind Me Satan” – How Jesus addressed Devilish Wisdom

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

This is what Jesus said when he heard Peter give him Devilish wisdom. Peter told Jesus that He didn’t want Jesus going to the Cross. In Peter’s mind, Peter was going to help Jesus win and help him fight the Pharisees. Jesus called him Satan and said “Get thee Behind Me”

Discerning Wisdom

True wisdom is always seeking and finding ways to obey God.

Devilish wisdom is always coming up with “smart and safe excuses” to disobey God.

Watch out for people passing you devilish wisdom that think they are helping you out.

Defining Offense

Notice that Jesus is also giving a picture perfect definition of the word “offense” in the Bible. Its not an issue of emotional harmony at all (Jesus was still friends with Peter).

In reality, biblical offense is an issue of disobedience to God based on your affection for man’s ways over God’ Kingdom. An offense is a “stumbling block” off the path of obedience in God. (I talked more about this common misunderstanding, and the effects of it here).

What’s the difference between Sin and Iniquity?

What’s the difference between sin and iniquity?

Sin is the sickness. Iniquity is the virus. Sin is the symptoms, iniquity is what leads to the symptoms.

Sin is obvious, iniquity is hidden. Iniquity is what was found in Satan. “iniquity was found in thee” satan is the original spreader of iniquity. He doesn’t deal in the symptoms he deals in the virus, the unobvious portion.

False prophets don’t necessarily spread sin, that would be too obvious. But they do spread iniquity… They “work” iniquity. It’s the iniquity that causes the sin to show up eventually, in many people. Some people hide the symptoms better than others.

That’s why many people will call Jesus Lord Lord and do many many works in his name, but Jesus will say ” depart from me I never knew you, you that “work” iniquity. ”

They are hungry wolves that “work” iniquity and they do not do the will of our Father in heaven. And the “many” people that follow them on the broad road will be headed to destruction.