Jesus the Agitator

Jesus Christ is often seen as a teacher, a religious guru and sometimes as just a really nice guy. He certainly was these things, but He was probably most well-known for being an agitator.

Jesus was a prophet and prophets tend to agitate as a main function. Jesus did quite well at it, even to the point of being killed by those He agitated.

Ultimately, Jesus did not come to bring peace but a sword, to cause division even among family. This is agitation.

Agitators seek to stir up the people against the status quo. It seems fun, until you realize how lonely it is. My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?

Most agitators are doing it for themselves, for the glory that comes from leading a revolution. Jesus did it as a representative of truth in a world of lies and deceit. Jesus did not go out of His way to agitate; it was a natural result of being The Truth.

Truth agitates. The more deception has taken over, the more agitating truth becomes. Most people avoid God’s Word because they want to avoid being agitated so they can continue to slumber through life.

Jesus Christ is an agitator; as the believer becomes like Him, that believer becomes an agitator. We don’t agitate for the sake of agitating nor for our own glory and attention-grabbing. We shine the Light of Truth and agitation happens.

2 thoughts on “Jesus the Agitator”

  1. Amen!
    These two verses have had my attention lately.. There is a message brewing in there some where…
    John 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
    John 10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.


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