Woe to you! Woe to you leaders of the churches of men! Woe to rulers of Christianity! Woe to you kings and princes of the Christendom! Woe to you Christian Scribes and Pharisees! Who do you think you are fooling with your lofty titles and offices that you give yourselves! You fool not the Lord God who sees in your hearts, you fool not his prophets and servants and disciples who have eyes to see and ears to hear! Behold, you are the Scribes and Pharisees of this wicked crooked generation, yes you! The spirit of your forefathers abides in you, those wicked men that persecuted and killed the Messiah and the prophets, those self-righteous depraved people, those false temple and synagogue worshippers, those blind guides, those hypocrites! Those sons of disobedience! Ah but look at this generation of Scribes and Pharisees in the churches of men. You do worse, so much more worse than your forefathers! You are more wicked, more blinded, more self-righteous, more hypocritical then they were! Their temple worship has become your church worship! Your church worship is far more false than their temple worship was after the Lord abolished it and tore the veil. Your self-righteousness is filthier than theirs were. Your blindness is much worse than theirs were. You led more people astray and into the pit than they did! I ask again, who do you try and fool with you self-glorifying titles? You and your ignorant followers call yourselves “men of God”, apostles and prophets, pastors and preachers, bishops and archbishops, overseers and reverends, Doctors and Professors, papas, fathers and popes. You say you are “called by God”, they say, “you are anointed by the Most High”. Liars! Hypocrites! Deceivers! You say you know the Lord but The Lord knows you not! He never sent you! He never appointed you! He doesn’t know you! You are no more than the wicked Scribes and Pharisees of today; Modern day Scribers and Pharisees. The religion elite indeed! Listen! And give ear! Jesus’ woes in Matthew 23 for your fathers back then still holds against you their decedents, today. Jesus said to the crowds and his disciples then and says to you and your blind followers now, and to all those who have ears to hear,
"The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you— but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Oh but how their followers do not perceive this! Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell you yourselves are!
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' Yes when the people swear to live holy lives, to be faithful servants of Christ, to fear God, to stop sinning, and then DON’T honor their words, their leaders don’t do or say anything! They just keep the people swearing and saying amen and in Jesus name! to everything they say! Yet when people promise giving their money in offerings and tithes, they bound them to this and move heaven and earth to collect! You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? And you say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.' You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it. And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. Every week, every gathering, every function these people have, they collect from the ignorant and the poor, offering after offering, tithe after tithe, twisting scripture to justify their robbery! Lying to the people, “sow a seed in faith and God will multiple.” Is the seed of God money?? Is this faith that Jesus authors?? Wicked Lairs! And yes they neglect weightier matters such as the love, truth, repentance, the righteous judgment of God, the fear of God, the anger, wrath and jealous of God. They neglect the command of Jesus, and favor the abolished command of tithing. They neglect the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. They neglect Jesus and preach prosperity, wealth and carnal blessings! They don’t provoke, encourage and led the people to seek Jesus’ for themselves, to seek the will of the Father, to seek their calling, their purpose. No they rather provoke and encourage them to fulfill the projects and plans of their church and to service and be yoked to church!
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. They see nothing to clean, they’re pride and arrogance blinds them! They don’t see anything wrong with what they do. They don’t perceive the error they are in. No one stands up to them; all those under them glorify them and urge them on!
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Look at them, finely dressed every false Sabbath day to go and play church in their glamorous wicked buildings. And those that haven’t built yet, they assure us they will so we shouldn’t mind their appearance now! Look at them with their appearance of godliness, but denying and resisting the power of the Spirit. Listen to their fine speech, moving and emotional sermons, and their singing and dancing. Listen to their false prophecies and false carnal blessings they speak from their minds. See their miracles done by demons as like Pharaoh’s sorcerers did. Look upon their properly orchestrated services and programs, how orderly and lively they are. See how they outwardly appear righteous to others, but within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness! Who are they fooling but themselves and their faithful followers! “The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Sam 16:7. Their hearts a hardened and their minds darkened with sin, yet their outward appearance is a cover, a masquerade, to hide their wretchedness, poverty, blindness and nakedness. The Lord says, “For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.” Rev 3:17
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, saying, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Yes Lord, it shall surely come upon this generation. The Scribes and Pharisees of today shall be exposed and your righteous judgment on them will be inescapable.
WOE TO THEM! WOE TO THEIR FOLLOWERS! JESUS SAYS WOE TO YOU!