Meyer admitted she has been thinking of getting a tattoo for herself just to shut the mouths of people who are religious.
In a video clip posted by Joyce Meyer Ministries, she explained the difference between being holy and religious.
In a video clip posted by Joyce Meyer Ministries, Meyer explained the difference between being holy and religious.
“Holiness is not legalism,” Meyer declared.
She went on to explain that religious people have made a mess of holiness by putting a bunch of rules and regulations on people. She listed drinking, dancing, wearing makeup and more among those rules.
Meyer quoted Isaiah 44:5 in defense of getting permanent markings.
The scripture says,
“One will say, I am the Lord’s; and another will call himself by the name of Jacob; and another will write [even brand or tattoo] upon his hand, I am the Lord’s, and surname himself by the [honorable] name of Israel.”
She also shared the counterargument often used to discourage believers from getting tattoos found in Leviticus 19:28:
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the LORD.”
Meyer says God also tattooed those He loves to Himself.
“The Bible says in Isaiah 49 that God has a picture of you tattooed on the palm of His hand,” she maintained.
“I’m right on the verge of going and getting a tattoo,” she added, pointing to her shoulder blade. “I thought I might as well just push all the religious people right off the cliff and just get it over with.”
Meyer said her ink would say,
“I belong to the Lord.”
“I lived in so much bondage from legalism,” Meyer revealed of her past. “Everything in legalism is about something you can not do.
Let me tell you something — it is not boring to serve Christ, it is so much fun and there’s so much you can do and not only that, you can enjoy all of it!”
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