Joyce Meyer Sermon Thoughts on Tattoos: Holiness is not legalism, whatever people used to think was holding us, it just became a mess and a nightmare and really turned a lot of people off because holiness became not smoking, not drinking, not cussing, not dancing, not playing cards, not going to parties, not wearing pretty clothes, not wearing anything any makeup, no jewelry, not having a nice hairstyle, you had to cut or not cut your hair depending on which brand of religion you followed and God forbid that you have a tattoo or if you’re a man who puts an earring in your ear, I mean that will just put the religious people over the edge.
In Isaiah 44:5 it says, one will say I am the Lord’s and another one will call himself by the name of Jacob and another will write or even brand or tattoo upon his hand, I belong to the Lord. well now there are some scriptures in there somewhere that tell you not to do that, yeah and this is where it’s at, Leviticus 20:28 misquoted which says you shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print our tattoo any marks on you for the dead.
We just pick stuff out of here and leave out what we want to and the Bible says in Isaiah 49 that God has a picture of you tattooed on the palm of his hand.
It say in the Bible not to do that, why would I do that, just to make religious demons mad, no other reason because I lived in so much bondage from legalism and everything about legalism is something you can’t do. Joyce Meyer tells us it is not boring to serve Christ, it is so much fun and there is so much you can do and not only that, you can enjoy all of it
In Ezekiel 16:9-13 there was a big feast and a celebration and God put earrings on all of them and nose rings. Then in another place he punished the Israelites for wearing earrings because they were doing it as a feast to bail. So here’s the bottom line, it’s all about your motive and why you’re doing things and you see we can’t look at the outside of somebody and decide for ourselves that they’re an evil person because we know, they don’t look like we look, or say things the way we say, or have the hair the color we have on our hair that’s why so many people today do not want anything to do with the church because all they get is criticism and judgment well you’re not like me thank God.
We need a little change, we need a little shaking up, why in the world would we think that God is colorless and boring and wants everything to be ugly and no fun and just give you a bunch of rules and regulations? The Bible says that God sits in the heavens and laughs and he put a laugh in every one of us because he expects us to use it, we need to laugh and so we need to pursue holiness. we need to add works to our faith, we need to realize that we’re the billboard for God. People want to see you happy, people are desperate to be happy, they don’t need a bunch of people calling themselves Christians that look unhappy or like they are not enjoying what they are doing.