Wheat and Tares …
How sad that so many people who begin with us find that their Christian life is messed up just by lack of understanding, and getting embroiled with the grey monster.
Two niches, one of servanthood and one of sonship……
So many Bible doctrines exist today, that it is only the Lord God himself that can reveal the total unadulterated truth of the scriptures! Attempting to gain understanding of the scriptures is but futile when one moves in independence from the Lord in the flesh, this is why Paul called these brethren enemies of the cross!
Eschatology is simply an intellectual study of the end times events. It is defined by 4 different viewpoints normally. Yet this is all but unfruitful, if we do not follow Jesus Christ in Spirit and in Truth. Lean not to your own understanding, but in “all things” bring it before the Lord. Most will not, nor can not do this, as you must know someone in order to follow them – and in the end days, most do not know the Lord. 2 Thess 2 -Satan must come first, and then Christ returns for his Bride, not the Harlots of Rev 17-18!
The fog kills us and we need to be out of it. This is the reason why nothing happens in the grey monster, and it never will. Let’s leave it behind
This video is speaking about how Satan takes great pleasure in defiling anything which once claimed the name of Jesus Christ. Michael Wurmbrand in his letter specifically asked that we share his message with as many as possible in honoring his family name.
Sin is what separates us from Christ, even when we have come to him, and we must learn to walk in only Him who dwells within us!
This is the narrow way which Jesus spoke about, and no man made organization is able to hold Him: that is the Disciples job to do, and Revelation 17 reflects why.
Published on Jul 29, 2016
How sad that so many do not begin to know what the truth is, let alone care.
People tend to focus on their interpretations of Bible doctrines rather than letting their eye be single and focusing on Jesus Christ who lives within them! In short, they lean towards their own understanding.
This is a trap of the enemy, assimilating facts and scriptures into the memory and leaning to one’s natural understanding rather than following Jesus in Spirit and in Truth. Spiritual Crucifixion of the “old man” must continually be put to death in Christ. Even seemingly good things done without the leading of the Holy Spirit must go if we are to be transformed into Christ’s image by way of the cross.
In the modern era, walking in the spirit of truth (who is Jesus Christ) seems ridiculous especially to the Western mind, it is considered emotionalism to many, and even worse sometimes unbiblical. But the truth be known, walking in the spirit is the ultimate in Biblical correctness!
What the Apostle John first coined as “Antichrist’s” were actual brethren who started with Christ, yet became diverted away from the cross, as their minds wanted to preach another gospel rather than total dependency on Jesus Christ and Him crucified. It is the same today, systematic theologies (religion) would rather learn up scripture in their heads and supplant the headship of Christ, often to be seen as “a leader” to others in the world, rather than walk in humble and simple obedience to Christ’s leading within them. The Apostle Paul called these “enemies of the cross” and the Spirit of antichrist has become the predominant spirit within Christianity as a whole! The word antichrist has been overused so much, that it has taken on a whole new meaning. The correct meaning is an alternative to Jesus Christ; and not some raving demonically charged hater of Jesus Christ, with the Hollywood version being portrayed as Satan incarnate.
Used in a historical sense, “The Antichrist” would be the man orchestrated placement of another man, who claims to represent Christ on earth. This would be in holding the office of the Pope of Rome, the mother of Harlots, and her bastard children (other whores). Who will reveal (Satan) the “Man of Sin”, “That Wicked”, King of Babylon, and so forth who is found in Revelations 17-18 and worshipped as God by all the world, prior to his destruction with the world.
Back to my main point of this article: the Smorgasbord of different “so called” Biblical doctrines are mind-boggling today, all types of Salvation by Gnostics, Legalisms, Lineage, Mysticism, Pantheism, Penance, Universalisms, to name a few and specific twisting to individual scriptures by all types of cults to achieve their ends. Whereas the Gospel of Jesus Christ is quite simple for us who know him, it is to simply follow him (and no other) in spirit and in truth, as we have a love for the truth (Jesus Christ) that we “might be” saved ultimately!
On a personal note: I have never been an academic in being able to rely on myself to function using rote memorization, even when referring to the scriptures. In fact, I have found that the Lord God normally frustrates any of my attempts to sound educated in the flesh, unless He be pleased to quicken a part of my 40 years of Bible or name and place of historical events which I have absorbed into my ADHD brain over time. This quickening has only happened once in my life on a massive scale; when I was trying to prove to the Church leadership that I was equipped to be an Elder. But the real problem was, that they didn’t want someone of “a different spirit” around, showing them up (so to speak) and making them feel bad. I was even able to confound a Harvard-educated Elder who the board of directors looked to for advice… but no appointment to that level of leadership was ever obtained, as they did not want the power of “Jesus Christ” in me to disrupt their institution! I was so frustrated by this rejection by those who claim Christ’s name as their Lord and savior, that I started searching elsewhere for acceptance to some other reformed denomination.
I was casting my pearls before swine, and they trampled and attacked me with a type of sympathetic love in an effort to hide their venom for anyone who could actually move and function in Jesus Christ, in being a living testimony to His work! People call me spiritually proud, or even bitter for the rejection I experienced within the leadership, but the truth be known – John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Of course there is no convincing others many who have taken the broad road away from Christ, that indeed you are in the right place, (and they are not) when discerning their independence from the Lord God in being enemies of the cross. Nor can you teach someone who has never been born again of spirit, how to move and function in the things of God.
Thus, for a mental bridge, even devoid of different doctrines, you have 3 types of Christians:
I would like to say in closing, that although it was painful in suffering rejection from the world and it’s institutions to a large degree within my life, and being loathed (especially by man orchestrated Chuuurch) it has been well worth these trials in being able to move, understand, and function in Jesus Christ which few others can understand simply because I am graced by His work in my life through dependency, rather than being stumbled in my own understanding!
Jonathan Edwards once wrote “It’s the experience that counts” and that is exactly the point of this post. Satan is also a spiritual being who tries to twists and deceives people into what he wants. His primary target is to butcher the brethren’s (ecclesia) personal walk in the Lord. Satan was there for all the events recorded in the scriptures, and by the spirit of antichrist seeks to stumble and destroy the Lord Gods testimonial within His actual people!
The Apostle John first coined the phrase antichrist(s) speaking about those who had started with Christ, yet became diverted to “another gospel”. The Apostle Paul called these people “enemies of the cross” and grieved for those who no longer followed the “Spirit of Truth” as in the book of Galatians as an example. These early brethren started with the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, yet started moving independently within the flesh to another form of godliness, which I commonly call religion.
For the lost, it is the preaching of the gospel “which will ring right” in those who God has chosen to find Jesus Christ, the ones who have a love for the truth that they might be saved! The rest of humanity the scripture refers to as the wicked, who have no love for the truth (who is Christ crucified) that they might be saved.
This is strictly a spiritual condition, and no man-made (Bible) institutions are able to have any effect in those whom the Lord God has not chosen to do a work in! I have said before that you cannot teach people into Jesus Christ, as we have not the power to alter the will of God. We who know Him, are instructed to simply follow Him, and no other!
The Bible is simply the “owner’s manual” for those who by grace alone, God has chosen to do a work in.
We should never set out to try and prove God by using Bible doctrines, or even Bible apologetics (unless we are led of the Lord) to those who will never know Him: as the scriptures and fellowships should only ever exist for the actual brethren, the ones who actually know and follow Christ, in Spirit and in Truth. The rest are but false brethren, and should be excluded (no matter how well read) from the actual disciples!
Most would never guess that the “Spirit of Antichrist” would be embedded within “the church” even using the Bible in trying to justify themselves unto God, claiming Christ’s name as savior – but in (spiritual) actuality are none of His!
This is the Most Dangerous trap which Satan has ever devised since the Garden of Eden, designed specifically to derail and destroy those who once put their faith in Christ alone, and used by enemies of the cross, the mother of Harlots and her daughters!
Elders in the Lord must be able to spiritually discern of what spirit someone is of, as in 1 John 4 Chapter. This has nothing to do with intellect (natural understanding) and everything to do with an elder’s ability to discern the spirits, specifically the spirit of antichrist. The western mind specifically, operates by intellect – what I call “the tree of knowledge crowd”. The “WORD of God” is in spirit and in truth, as in John 1:1, In the beginning, Was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This passage is specifically referring to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not referring to a text on a page, as commonly espoused to be the Bible.
The Bible was intended to be used for reproof and correction of the brethren using sound doctrines, and not to be taught to the world and his wife by institutionalized systematic theologies or even Bible Colleges’, which have now cranked out all sorts of false brethren, as they have moved independently of God in using the intellect (natural mind) rather than being led by the Holy Spirit, whom they were instructed to follow by Christ himself.
This whole quagmire has gotten very complicated over the centuries, just go online and take a look at Luke Chapter 8 for example ; Calvinists will explain this chapter by using Bible cross references to show that the first 3 references of the sower and the ground, were not really saved to begin with. Whereas Armenians say that anybody can be saved, provided they continue to follow Christ, yet they disregard Luke 8:10, which speaks about the elect.
This is just one of many examples of learning up Bible doctrines by using natural understanding, walking independent of the Holy Spirit, who is Jesus Christ himself! He was the one who taught about the sower and the seeds, so is not He able to teach us in greater truth? Or do we need a bunch of Old Testament style Priests for such a task?
This is what the “Church industry” has become, and it is most destructive to an actual child of God, who only wishes to follow his father.
This is a very important article for people who want to express opposition towards different political views and cultures.
Those who have never struggled with the world cannot know Jesus Christ, as the world will hate you Jesus said. You cannot be a friend of the world and a friend of God both. To do so is to try and serve two masters. Bible based doctrines are being twisted today, as truth no longer has a place in people.
Ministering to corpses costs us and does not do any good, what are you doing?!!!
The number of diversions are astounding. If we are to make it into the Kingdom of Heaven full blast, before we die, then we had better beware.
What’s it all about, for goodness sake!
This is the very thing which always plagued me the most!
You see, if you were chosen by God before the foundations of the earth, you WILL come to Christ at some point in your life! In contrast, all the evangelism in the world will have no effect on the non- elect, known in the scriptures as the wicked!
Yes, of course, this is a “Bible-based theology” yet the Bible only applies to God’s actual people – the ones who follow Him, yet to follow someone is to know that person, and not just all about Him! This is what Satan does, he mimics’ the “things of God”, as he cannot actually produce them.
Systematic theologies are Satan’s invention, that’s right, what better way to attack and lead astray the ecclesia of God than to counterfeit the real thing which is only found by abiding in Christ! They are the sons of God who are led of the Spirit of God, also, lean not to your own understanding is also scriptural, but for only the Lord’s actual followers, and it doesn’t matter how well someone has learned up scripture and doctrines in their head!
In fact, Bible-based churches nearly always will just confuse and stumble an actual disciple of Christ, as they are taught by people normally of the spirit of Antichrist; those who started with us yet will not be conformed to his image by crucifixion of the old man. Normally the broad roader; the ones who started in regeneration, but took the wide way of the world is doing “church” instead. moving towards their own justification (of which there is none) they will dry up and die spiritually, and with a head full of theology! Or there are the ones who cannot, nor ever could follow Christ, (false believers) as they have never known Him, and were not elected to begin with. This is why Paul said he was in peril by false believers!
Towards the end of time the scripture teaches that only a scatter few (a remnant) are only really God’s elect people, and out of these, the majority choose the comfort of this world, rather than to actually follow Christ!
It is most convenient to teach Bible-based doctrines which give comfort to the masses of brethren – who have left their first love (like in Galatians), and turned to fables rather than remaining in the Truth – who is Jesus Christ himself! Just go online today and read the description listed on the doctrines of most any “church”; if they are Bible based, most will cherry pick the scriptures teaching things like covenant theology. They have nursery schools and youth groups teaching proper Bible, normally to most who will never come to Christ; yet could argue the chrome off a bumper using the Bible!
These type of brethren are wall to wall nowadays, as man orchestrated institutions of learning (accredited by the world) crank out those with a form of Godliness, but not the power thereof – from such turn away the Bible teaches! I could go on and on belaboring the point, yet it is of no use, as the natural mind (understanding) receives not the things of God! 1 John 4 is very specific about testing the spirits, but if you have not the spirit of Christ, you cannot know or even discern a difference in people or what spirit they are of, unless of course it is blatantly obvious they practice wickedness. Yet amazingly today, there are also many churches who will accept the most grievous of sinful lifestyles as this is what Satan does to try to destroy the name of the Lord, and His testimony to the world.
Come out of Her my people, and you will not be partaker’s in her plagues (blows) as the scripture warns in Revelations. It is no coincidence that the mother of Harlots sits upon the 7 hills – rivers of Rome, and her daughters (who are female) because they follow another than Jesus Christ himself (BY SPIRIT) not just by doctrines or even sound doctrine.
But the academic church loves to quote 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Well, firstly it is speaking about a workman (as in doing the Lord’s work) – and not just an academic; and to rightly divide the word of truth, one needs The Spirit of Truth (Jesus Christ) to lead the individual in the meaning of the scriptures. If you operate independent of Him, at best you are out of fellowship with God, and in sin, and you cannot be expected to rightly divide any particular passage of the Bible!
Yet this is what false brethren do – they operate independently of the Lord. This is why the scripture says that without Christ, you can do nothing! But never mind that scripture if one is capable of moving in their own strength, and that’s what man’s church systems continually do!
I will have NO part in moving independently of my Lord in serving the world or people of the world unless directed to do so, and then and only then, will I be sent forth in power and in Truth. Satan’s world today follows a doctrine of all-inclusiveness in churches, but the disciple must follow a doctrine of exclusiveness only to Christ who dwells within him.
Hampden, Maryland U.S.A.
I was a little disappointed to see the Wikipedia’s right up on the historic town of Hampden, Maryland. So I decided to fill in the blanks so to speak of some major events which I found to be missing. I’m not sure how to send in an update to the site, and perhaps my information would not be of interest to the authors, so I decided to post another version of Hampden’s history.
Many people do not realize today, that Baltimore was once considered a small “Southern Town”, as found written in many an encyclopedia as late as 1930 -40s, so perhaps in this era of political correctness and being so close to the nation’s capital, many of the neighborhoods “anti-northern sentiments” have been sanitized; like the recent decision by congress to ban confederate battle flags in our Nation’s cemeteries as to not offend minorities? I’m not sure, but it seems to me the SCW (social culture warriors) are now more important than real warriors of our past, at least from my perspective.
Speaking of the American Civil War, I once spoke with elderly women who we called Mss. Bertha, who had a home located at the top of 34th Street & Roland Ave. She was a nurse during the first World War and had moved to Hampden to practice medicine. She had grown up on a farm in Virginia and remembered Confederate troops camped out on her father’s farm. She still held quite a bit of bitterness towards the Union. When I asked her why she was so angry, wanting to know her justification for taking up arms against the United States, she pounded on the table and shouted: “Because the Federalist’s invaded Virginia – that’s why!” I was a little taken back by that, and never pushed the issue again in my visits.
I also spoke with a soldier who was a part of the 1915-1916 expeditionary force to Mexico, he told me he was sent to help quell the violence of Poncho Via, in connection with the New Mexico attacks. I asked him what it was like in “those days” with Mexico, he said; “that it is no different than today, we still have to send forces in to help curtail violence and U.S. Interests in those areas” (smiling).
My Grandfather was born “at the bottom” of Hampden in 1898, his home facing the famous meadow mill tower on clipper mill road. I used to love listening to his many (rougher) stories about the neighborhood, which will remain unpublished as they are not politically correct, but rather “tough, manly, no-nonsense” tales, as times were hard, the men were tough, and not too many people ever worried about “others feelings” in the daily living of life.
After my time in Hawaii aboard Coast Guard Cutters, I served in “street ministry” while living in Hampden, and was taught by a minister who specialized in Deliverance from 1984-1989, while working for the Baltimore Maritime Museum as a seaman aboard the Lightship Chesapeake, under the direction of the late Capt. Robert Cooper, USNPS.
Hampden, MD. A short History