Published on Dec 2, 2017
This is another Truth of God that gets the goat of those who refuse to believe God and hope that the unelect will be saved. What would be the point of Jesus’ doing the work of redemption for everyone? He did it for His people, not the ‘tares’.
Category Archives: Babylon
Published on Nov 30, 2017
Moving on and into that which we should have been in all along.
Published on Nov 11, 2017
We’ve got WHAT?!!!
Published on Nov 1, 2017
With the advent of Kairos 2017 we can see more clearly how the devil works in connection with it. This event was an ecumenical event with papists and a demon called Kenneth Copeland, but the concentration on minor issues deliberately conceals the main issue.
Published on Nov 1, 2017
The idea that there is division in the body of Christ is ridiculous. The Lord Jesus’ prayer was answered immediately, but not for all who name His Name, for obvious reasons.
Did you know that the most powerful forms of witchcraft use the scriptures? The reason is the closer one is to the truth, the more power they can “tap into”. It is the same with most churches today, if they use the Bible, but are not actually with Christ (in Spirit) then they are deceivers of the most powerful type.
My mind moves very quickly, so much so that I get ahead of myself, but if you can stand to stay with me, I pray the Lord be pleased to show you the Truth (who is Him) speaking through me.
A lie is simply a twisted truth…
Published on Oct 11, 2017
I am stunned by the huge anti-Reformation lies, and anti-God therefore that are being told in the name of Jesus Christ today. The new Catholics are all over the place and loads of people whose foundations are dodgy are being led off into utter wickedness.
Just who crowns the British monarch? Satan is in everything and everywhere in all societies, and if you think about it, it is plain what is going on here.
Knowing all about Jesus Christ in the Bible, is not the same as following Jesus Christ and entering into his heavenly kingdom now, by the “Spirit of Truth”. The “SPIRIT of error” (Antichrist) normally distracts most who will not “abise in the vine” who is Christ himself, or they never knew him to begin with! Systematic theologies (perhaps unknowingly) are a distraction from moving in the Lord oneself.
This post is for actual brethren who know and follow Christ in spirit, in having a love for the truth that they might be saved. I have discovered that actual brethren are most rare today unlike the centuries past.
The reason is because the man orchestrated church systems (having a form of Godliness, but not the power thereof) have decided to teach Bible to none believers in “Christianizing families” who were never elect, or worse, elect that have been destroyed in their faith by following Church, or a “Pastor” who either knows not, or decided to take the broad road in loving the world, status, position or even salary more than perusing the Lord’s will in his life as a simple follower. In short has a desire to be seen as a leader.
Evangelism of the Gospel is to the lost sheep, and it is not for those who the Bible calls the wicked. What is missing in Evangelism today; that’s simple, discernment of the Holy Spirit of God! Churches use the Bible to teach what they consider to be the “Judging” of others, or condemnation as they have not spiritual Elders who by grace have learned who is who at the zoo!
Consequentially over the millenniums the Spirit of Antichrist has overtaken and surpassed actual followers of Christ, and actually has become a breeding ground for Satan to confuse and deceive actual brethren in using counterfeits to the truth – who is Jesus Christ himself! Then what normally occurs, is that young believers looking for actual fellowship and acceptance enter into this den of vipers, who are much more dangerous towards spiritual development (known as sanctification) in Christ. The western world, in confusing spiritual enlightenment with reason, consistently cranks out systematic theologies with different degrees of teachers (who often are naturally gifted) and destroy the “organic work of God” with the “Orchestrated, fore brained, works of men”!
All because spiritual discernment has been replaced with scholars using temple worship, which should have been replaced millenniums ago with knowing and walking with Christ ourselves! Of course the Spirit of Antichrist, (a different Gospel) really took hold with the building of the Roman Catholic Church by natural means, then often persecuting or even martyring the actual Ecclesia or Saints as heretics’.
Then of course the Lord God allowed the Reformation to take hold in using Martin Luther, who registered the gross corruption of the Biblical texts with what was occurring globally at that time. The Reformation provided much relief to a struggling people who wanted freedom from the oppression of Rome. Protestantism was born “in protest” to a systematic theology which enslaved men’s minds. Yet this was only really a half measure used to protect those being fulfilled in Christ. The Bible teaches to “mark them and avoid them” when refereeing to false brethren, it does not teach to protest their actions, nor to reform those who are not the Lords’ – but again this is wear actual discernment by the spirit of God comes into play; and not just doctrinal differences which can be discerned by the natural mind. Yet providentially, this is where we have come to in the course of human events, with few barley able to discern the spirits (1 John 4) without being butchered by intellectuals, who can only understand limited concepts of doctrines, as they are not with Him (Jesus Christ)!
My great blunder has been in freely sharing the things of God with “nominal Christians” (in name only) or with the “broad roader” who have forsaken their spiritual walk to be comfortable within the world, within systematic theologies. These are those which are known as “Antichrists” having started with us, yet became diverted to a different Gospel (Religion) independent of the Lord’s leading.
As an example, I would often naturally share the workings of demons, which I had experience with. Or express miraculous healings which I had witnessed within my time in street ministry. Yet such false brethren, (whom the church called Elders) had no concept, or even remotely understood what should have been an entry level understanding of the Spiritual world in walking with Christ! I was often shocked these men could not understand what I had just explained to them. Then wondered just why it was they seemed to have no clue as to the workings of such forces, which should have been elementary to even a young brother who walked in Christ!
The reason of course is that you cannot teach functioning in the Holy Spirit, or the workings of the spirit world to a blind man – no matter how much scripture which can be crammed into their natural understanding! Others would be much more insulent in taking me to task in using the Bible, yet no matter how well I was able to cross reference their challenge in using scripture, it was to no avail in delivering my point with clarity. The academically more proficient than myself, would always appear superior to me in Bible knowledge (and they may have been) yet when the Holy Spirit of God moved upon me, it was as child’s play “in battering them into at least a position of neutrality” although the lasting effect of such “pork wrestling” only produced “angry bacon” which reluctantly had learned not to challenge me for fear of being shown to be wrong, especially in public.
Yet more often than not, I could not speak, and was unable to function cognitively in such debates! This frustrated me to no end, as I knew the answers, but was unable to engage at such a level. The reason for this is that I operate by intuition and the inspiration of the Lord, whereas most men operate upon intellect and reason, and there can be no mutually beneficial outcome simply because the natural mind receives not the things of God, albeit they are biblically based.
This is why the scripture teaches (us) to not cast your (spiritual pearls) before swine: Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
I had never imagined this verse was speaking about those who claim Christ’s name – I had thought it was only speaking about the ungodly peoples (wicked) who had no love for the truth. Yet the deeper truth in this passage is actually referring to those who will not, or cannot, submit themselves to Christ, as they have not been born again of Spirit!
The church system teaches to confess the sinners prayer with your mouth, and bingo you are born anew of spirit. This is only true for the one who the Lord has decided to do a work in, *and the most forgotten part is to follow Christ above all else, as to be transformed from a sinner to a man or women of God.
Rev 17-18 : Drunk on the blood of the Saints and the Martyrs of Jesus, is the consequence of the “Spirit of Antichrist” many of which started with Christ, but became diverted to the world, or more specifically the world’s church systems. Which were devised by Satan, to rip and devour the actual sheep desperately in need of rescue by a (the) good shepherd.
I realize this is a most sobering post, and how I wish there were actual Elders (men of God) who would help stem the tide of such destruction! As for me and my household we will “follow” the Lord, as we are now much more than servants (because of Christ) but actual Sons and Daughters of God!
The so called, “servants” can stick to their temple worship which will be ultimately destroyed once again by Christ’s second coming!
That is what the Head Pastor asked me in leadership training, when I requested and passed the assembly of Elders over a decade ago. I was a founding member of this church, and had given of myself and my personal finances in its founding to a large measure, but that was OK because it was from the heart. I had spent six years under a man with a D.D., THD., and PHD in “Christian” Psychology. I was able to breeze through all the subject matter, and even completed in detail any subject matter forgotten.
I have never held an academic memory of Church history and Bible, although the Lord allowed me “total recall” of all the things I had learned in six years of devoted ministry study, when I was a young man equipped in street ministry. I never intended to embarrass anyone, my objective was to simply contribute what I had learned to the body of Christ in finding my niche, or so I thought.
To my personal amazement even I, could not believe what was delivered from my mouth to the ears of Ivy League educated men of the highest caliber. Yet the truth be told it was not me at all, but the moving of the Holy Spirit of God upon me. I exclaimed to the Pastor privately the Pastoral Vision which I had received after my marriage. The only thing I can remember is seeing his mouth moving in response, yet I could not hear as the Holy Spirit dumped upon me like a great waterfall, and it was all that I could do to continue standing upright!
I can still remember the shock and awl on those men’s faces as they clamored, sought council among themselves and reluctantly concluded that I was factually correct. I had really expected to be welcomed to this level of fellowship with open arms, and was thrilled to have obtained such a status and position for a man who had struggled with severe dyslexia as a child. Yet utter rejection was all that I experienced by men whom I had considered brothers.
I really thought with all the gifting’s I had been rated with in the denominational testing for office, I could finally find a place of belonging, especially as a man that I had joined the church with fared no better than myself in his understanding, yet consistently clowned around during theological teaching. Yet the Pastor liked this man, and he was moved from the diaconate to an elder’s office. He had even suggested me to be tried at leadership, probably because I could pass all his courses without cracking open his course book.
It may sound as if I am proud, bitter or disgruntled with the Church, and that is a fair enough assumption; yet the problem is actually much deeper than my personal feelings in this matter. You see the problem is not my flesh, but rather the Spirit of Antichrist which opposes the simple sheep like spirit within me. It is the age old rejection of the Holy Spirit of God within me, opposing the proud spirit of the world normally present within others, be it religious (as in this case) or otherwise.
The world loves their own, and rejects the spirit of the Lord who is sometimes found within others. They will hate you, because they first hated me, Jesus said. And the actual place in which you will experience Satan is within his people, and it is much worse if they have learned up a head full of Bible doctrines -which do not apply to them!
1 John 4 Commands that the children of God be able to discern the spirits, yet in Western cultures we are taught only to reason using our minds, and intuition which is spiritual discernment is most often dismissed, or even worse confused with the wrong type of judging. Yet we must learn and discern who our actual brethren are, and who are not lest our faith be destroyed!
And the faith destroying systematic theologies that actual brethren expect to learn from, and fellowship with, are actually twice the children of the devil because of being taught Bible doctrines without Christ!
It destroys the confidence that an actual follower of Christ can discern and walk with the Lord on an actual spiritual level, instead of just having head knowledge. This is the major reason the Holy Spirit came upon me as a great waterfall that day; as the Pastors seminary taught words would have helped to destroy the work which the Lord was actually doing in me!
Most of us would never have imagined that the “Church” would be a destroyer of our confidence in Christ, and our ability to walk alone with Him. Yet that is indeed the case, like in the Galatians Church who Paul wept for, Satan forms a kind of surrogate to Jesus Christ. Or who John called Antichrists _”ones who had started with the Lord like us – but became diverted to a different Gospel” (Church Systems and Priests) who can never replace the Lord Jesus Christ as our moderator between the Father and ourselves!
Anyone who assumes such a position is actually a heretic of the highest order, but are normally deaf and blind to the fact that they are actually taken on a destructive role of the Devil unknowingly, as they have not been given the light to see. Rather they think they are serving God in the name of Jesus Christ by orchestrating ministry functions and institutions which they have done without commissioning, and in continual independence from the Lord, who is Spirit and Truth.
In others words to sum up in a short sentence what I would like to put over: is that men use the Bible without (Spiritual) knowledge of the Lord, and so in essence are following Satan, who also uses the Bible, theology and doctrines independent of the Lord!
Now do you see why it is so very important to discern what spirit a person is of? It is not the words that they may use, correct or even incorrect teaching, but whose “spiritual camp” they are connected with!
The False Church *Revelation 17-18 (Mother of Harlots and her daughters) who are drunk on the blood of the Saints, is actually who I am speaking about – and most don’t even clock it!
Beware, and learn how to tell who’s who; or otherwise you will spend a lifetime in casting your pearls before swine!
I am 58 years old now, and have discovered I’ve been doing just that… And then discovered that most those who claim Christ’s name are mostly enemy, and I wondered why I had always felt rejected and ravaged by such pigs!
Published on Jul 26, 2017
How on earth did Satan manage to build such a vast evil beast as the church that you see out there? How did he enslave so many when actually he has no power of his own?
Published on Jul 26, 2017
Why do we not have confidence to act as we should….?
Published on Jul 19, 2017
What are these ones going to do when Satan is revealed?
Published on Jul 19, 2017
What is to be our reaction to disasters? The wet Christmas Tree Fairy sort of reaction of church people or something else?
I was in a slightly heated debate yesterday concerning the Bible passage about the meaning of the ten virgins found in Matthew 25: 1-13. The reason for this is NOT an academic reason concerning doctrinal understanding, rather it goes much deeper than that to the heart of people’s “eternal security “ as it brings into question at a personal level the question whether or not they actually have, or are following Christ!
The Lord showed me this, this morning as I awoke. Now then, in making such a statement “most” will immediately be offended, as this revelation was received by me, by way of the cross, which is always offensive to “enemies of the cross” and is indeed coined in Scripture as the “offence of the cross”. This is why Jesus said that you will be hated of all men for my namesake. Even those who claim to be followers of him, but have never seen him or known him spiritually, and is what the Bible is all about, in being written to actual disciples, who actually have a living relationship with the Lord God of Israel!
I have noticed that one of Satan’s counterfeit to this, always conceived and promoted in the mind and always operating in the natural, independent of the Lord, is Bible based beliefs’ about “physical Israel” as opposed to “spiritual Israel” – (the elect) whom the Bible is actually addressing, always turns into am intellectual or theological discussion by defaulting to the natural mind, instead of being led by the Holy Spirit of God in Christ. The natural mind receives not the things of God, so if I have lost you it is not because of some emotionally driven understanding that I have, but rather, you cannot receive on a spiritual level, shall I call it the “wavelength” which the Lord actually transmits on, to his actual followers.
So then, physical Israel must then become the focus of prophecy, as that can be understood to some degree within natural understanding on the world stage. I see allot of posts on Israel and the United States as an example within so called Christian blogs, video transmissions, books and so forth, yet this is all irrelevant, as it is simply leaning to natural understanding; which an actual disciple shouldn’t give a hang about, as it is all based in carnality and human pride.
I am using this passage in Matthew 25 to show that fallen carnality is most often used when attempting to teach the Bible nowadays, it is showing how men will not endure sound doctrine, but would rather have their ears tickled by what they wish to hear! In the beginning of the texts it plainly states [Matt 25: 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.]
The Kingdom of heaven is speaking to, the Kingdom of heaven which is inside of all those who are with the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. The Bridegroom is Jesus Christ himself, whom actual disciples know and are supposed to abide in as a faithful bride. The Harlot Church [Rev 17] in contrast are those who are unfaithful and “none of his”, who are drunk on the blood of the saints (spiritually speaking) and the martyrs of Jesus.
To teach that the one set of five virgins are for the “church age” and that the others five virgins are in “the time of Jacobs troubles” the 144,000 found in Revelation 7 (after the admittance to the wedding, then wedding feast, is ludicrous to put under the microscope in this manner), as the passage taken in contexts is speaking about being ready for the wedding feast of the lamb – and does not include those who were unprepared in having and abiding in the Holy Spirit of God, which is symbolized by the oil in representation!
To me, this is the mixing of apple and oranges in using eschatology, while attempting to tie in the ten virgins of Matthew 25, the five of which were not ready, can not to my understanding, be tied into Revelation 7. Luke 12:35-37 will take allot more prayer and research, in seeing if the texts are in proper order and translation; which I suspect the meaning has been unintentionally mis- written, or lost in translation, as it would seem to conflict with other scriptures to best of my knowledge?
And even if there were some obscure spiritual meaning in relating to the blood line tribes of Israel towards the end of the age, this would not negate that these elect are any different than any other elect individuals of God, with the exception that they are attempting to understand an event which could even be a millennium off in the future, which surely doesn’t concern them nor the ten virgin allegory as found in Matthew 25: 1-13. This is a tough one, but I am confident I will be shown, if it concerns me in the future.
Basing ones belief system on the Bible, although most admirable and noble, has never replaced having the “enigma machine” so to speak, to properly interpret its meanings!
There is a divine reason for this, namely the texts are inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, for the Lord God’s actual followers. It is not written to natural man, so that they can attempt to decipher it independent of the Holy Spirit’s leading! To try to do so, is to actually insult to the Lord God of Israel, and denies a dependency upon the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work on the cross! This is why the Apostle Paul called many “Enemies of the cross” (Philippians 3:18) and is of the Spirit of Antichrist, which only moves independent of Christ!
This is why doing Bible teachings independent of the Lord, is to try and take command and control of God in our natural or carnal understanding, for texts which is only understood properly by the revelation of the Holy Spirit of truth. Inevitably, large portions of truth indeed are understood (in principles’) by men’s natural understanding, yet this does NOT make them actual followers of Jesus Christ: as the Lord’s workings in that individual’s life is required, and not just a head full of doctrines.
The western “Church Systems” since the Emperor Constantine, has operated in this natural manner of using scriptural texts in contriving a system which “they can control” called Christianity, or Christendom, which actually thrives and functions in operating independent of the Lord God. It is Satan’s greatest work since the Garden of Eden, and a natural counterfeit of the TRUTH – who is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, and his completed work on the cross.
Of course one could argue my viewpoint as a means to justify themselves, but in actuality it make no difference as to whose name is actually found in the “book of life”, and whose is not!
And in closing, allow me to say that signing up for a “spiritual insurance policy” from the lake of fire, while using the name and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, has never guaranteed anyone so-called “eternal security” which is just another doctrinal belief system, devised by men using scriptural texts.
Nay, the perfect work of Christ in someone, is simply done by the grace which the Lord God has elected to do in separating “ his people” from sin, and giving them a new spiritual identity in Christ by His work alone, and that “we” have a love for the truth (who is Jesus Christ) so that His continual work “in us” may be completed; less we become a cast away, who is fit only as a dead dried up branch who would not or could not abide in the vine, and is ultimately to be cast into the fire and burnt.
All of these things which I have pointed too, are speaking of one’s spiritual condition for those who have been given the “chance to become” the sons and daughters of God in Christ… But few that it will be who enter, and even a Bible based belief systems is no substitute to actually abiding and moving in Jesus Christ; the way, the life, and the truth.
I write this tonight as I am reminded of a brutal election, and many Pastors took the position that Christians should not concern themselves with the “things of the world”.
As a principled conservative, who believes in a Lord God honoring culture, I feel it is only right to cast a vote for the representative who will best represent my views.
Now of course I do realize, that the Lord God of Israel is still on His throne and will allow or disallow whomever and whatever he chooses to do, and it is my ultimate goal to indeed follow Him first in all that I do, with His leading in my life to the best of my ability.
What I do not comprehend, is if I vote for the one who most closely represents the majority of my personal convictions, how than could I be wrong? If my representative in this fight would lose an election, that would not diminish my faith in the Lord in the least. Neither would it diminish who I am.
So why are so many condemned as not being a true follower of Jesus Christ, being that they cast a conscientious vote, and some are condemned for not voting as well? To not vote is a matter of the will, as is the decision to vote. But since I am speaking about voting as being worldly, allow me to continue with my assessment. To me it is an absurd position to be condemned for voting, even if that leader turns out to walk in wickedness at a later date. That would also have no reflection on me or the principles which I hold dear as a person.
Rather it is my feeling that it is the one who does not know who they are, or what they believe in is the issue. Many of which are being tossed around by the every wind of change, the newest viewpoint or teaching, the polls, these are the most ungrounded and unprincipled types of people to me, often projecting onto others a type of false guilt, for being involved in the marketplace of ideas.
If one is so disgusted by politics and politicians, then don’t vote, don’t hold an opinion about the world stage, or events of your time. Be a fatalist if you like, and just trust in your Lord, and simply move forward with your life. That is fine with me, but how dare this type of characters cast aspersions on other brethren, who may be involved in their community’s policies, of being less than committed to following the Lord in all good conscience. To my way of thinking, that is passing the wrong type of judgment, while projecting oneself to being beyond reproach within their personal spiritual walk.
Of course no man, no matter how well-intentioned, will ever be able to obtain flawless governance (as only God could do that). Yet the real question is what is the character of a leader, and how well can they complete a given task. Leadership is measured by results, and destructiveness and waste has never been the sign of a good leader. So if you are fortunate enough to have a say in who will be a leader, (and many do not) why then would you sit ideally bye especially when given a direction you don’t agree with?
I feel we are to be good stewards of what we have been given, extending outside of just our homes, to “down the street” and beyond in all we have been made stewards of. Speaking as a retired military man; in no small way within our Republic should we not be proactive in protecting what we have been given.
The bottom line is, if you feel led to vote, vote, if not then take a pass, but lets not confuse discernment with judgment. Jesus said to render unto Caesar what was Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s, when he was being trapped by the Pharisees. So there is no shame in us doing the same.
This is why church is so strong and determined to be right, even killing all those who are the Lord’s and speak against it. This is the strength of ‘don’t judge’!
I am hopeful that, having sorted out the church monster people from the body of Christ we will see our God move in power with us shortly. Something is moving, and you can bet that the wicked church’er sort are not going to like it as they will not be included.
*Against God, and the things of God, are the order of the day.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
The founding fathers, although many were associated with the Mason’s, and admittedly have designed Masonic undertones (witchcraft) in the layout of the capital, were visibly built using much Roman architecture to reflect the Roman republic, prior to Augustus Caesar in 27 BC.
This new Constitutional government was designed to focus on individual liberties, without the interference of an all-powerful and oppressive central government, or Monarchy’s so common in the old world for centuries.
Federalism, although misunderstood today, is actually based on the limitations of a centralized government. Federalism was designed to put limits on power, by a breakdown of powers in using checks and balances in the different offices created to protect liberties, rather than rule by sheer unadulterated power over the people. It is limited by State powers, Counties, and local Municipalities’. Anti-federalist, (used to traditional European rule) debated the Federalist’s years prior to legal bills being voted upon, and then finally ratified by congress into the U.S. Constitution.
The objective of this new system of governance by the founders was to take advantage “by design” the wickedness of men, by instituting checks and balances’ of powers. This was to become the grand American experiment never attempted before, which eventually changed the world forever, in the course of human endeavor and productivity, whose people enjoyed an unparalleled freedom.
In the beginning, the “new” United States of America, would not allow foreign governments and banks to manipulate their currency, as it was considered a direct part of the people’s labor and considered subservient only to the people, like their newly formed government was designed to be.
America was not immune by attacks and being manipulated by foreign powers. During the American Civil War, world banks and secret societies including the Jesuits in Rome, attempted to undermine and destroy the union, and Protestantism, as to possess and reap the benefits of a very fertile land and its people.
Abraham Lincoln understood that divide and conquer techniques were being applied from all those who would benefit from the nation’s demise. Slavery was always understood to be one of the greatest devises used in opposition to “a more perfect union” as Lincoln put it, since the inception of this new Constitutional form of Government. The Emancipation Proclamation was proclaimed by executive order by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 to the rebellious states for military reasons, and because he believed abolition of slavery was the only sound and just solution within the Constitution.
Nowadays, what I consider to be a lot of half-baked, and half-truth conspiracy theories exist today upon the internet. Some are purposely put forth for political reasons, and others are a conglomerate of different historical facts and figures which tend to produce self-fulfilling prophesies and ideals, while still others are done in ignorance, and an out of contexts understanding.
Relativism as taught in many a progressive school, has also produced a blurred understanding of events and powers associated with the “American Experiment”, which in my view, has been more successful than any other form of Government ever produced by humanity in the history of the world.
This is not to say that a believer in Jesus Christ, in any way shape or form should worship such man orchestrated institutions, yet perspective does demand that they be placed in balance within the fallen world.
Jesus said that his kingdom was not of this world, and it certainly is not, so we must focus on him alone within our daily lives and not be distracted by earthly events. Yet if we are to examine earthly institutions, it is only appropriate to do so with a balanced perspective while understanding truth from twisted truths, (otherwise known as lies).
May the Lord God of Israel bless you with the light in which to understand all things within perspective.
This will come as a shock to most, yet I have painfully learned about the seriousness or should I say gravity of actually abiding in Christ throughout my life in the following article.
It is natural for a child of God to try to get along with the world, and the worlds people.
Yet because you have been chosen out of the world, it is impossible to ever be accepted by the world’s people, even within one’s own family. You try very hard to be nice and friendly with folks, yet you will never be accepted by them as the large majority of the world are actually children of the devil, and you will never achieve any type of genuine fellowship with them.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.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…
We are taught to be friendly and accepting to others, and as much as leis within you, be at peace with all men – Romans 12:18, but never allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security, in thinking you are a part of them. Again, it is only natural to try to fit in, yet this is extremely detrimental to a child of God’s spiritual life with Christ, as compromise with the world is destructive to following the truth, who is Jesus Christ within us.
I have found that one of the biggest obstacles to walking with Christ, is the near look-alike of system religions (systematic theologies) as this is also a part of the world, which is a detraction for actually abiding in Christ oneself. Young believers will find it hard to understand such reasoning, as false brethren adopt Bible doctrines, and even “experiences of God” as their own. Yet they have never seen Him nor known Him.
1 John 3:6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
(Jesus is speaking about walking in the spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit, who was yet to come).
Acceptance by the world is enmity against God, you cannot serve two masters, yet MOST who have genuinely started with Christ, take the broad road away from Him, in an effort to be comfortable in the world. To a very large degree these broad road Christians have been pressured by society (Church) to conform to loving the world and its people, over actually following Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth.
We all naturally want acceptance by the world, yet you cannot compromise which is to prostitute the Holy Spirit of God, for the Spirit of Antichrist which dominates this world and the world’s church systems. (Rev 17 – 18).
This is why it is written in 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
In this article I would really hope to come across as someone who can speak with authority in being with the Lord Jesus Christ as a disciple.
Matthew 24:5 – For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Or more directly; what this verse is actually saying is – many will come in my name saying “I am anointed” (the anointed one) Christ, Jesus. And many will be deceived.
So how does one tell who is of the Lord, and who is not? 1 John 4 tells us how… 4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. In short only by the Holy Spirit proclaiming Christ has come in their flesh, do we tell.
The sad fact is that most who claimed to be an “anointed one” actually are not, and have never been! “Systematic theology” has indeed replaced knowing and walking with Christ, even in those who have started with Him, and it is the Lord God who gives people over to strong delusions, who’s hearts are not actually with Him, in Spirit and in truth. Jesus called this the broad road which leads away from the Lord towards death (spiritually) if repentance of heart is not obtained.
Of course it is the Lord who ultimately decides which of the elect have remained in Christ, and who is not. Disciples (Elders) are instructed to be able to identify just who is “in the vine” and who is moving away from it. Then comes reproof and correction of these brethren (for their life’s sake) and of course, false brethren who are to remain outside the fold. This is the correct form of judging, for the health of the body, the being cut off and burnt part, is only the Lord’s decision.
I did not intend to get into a doctrinal study here, supported by Bible, in an attempt to show myself to be right. It is doctrinal debates which post like this often spark intellectual disagreements, and have little value, as the objective should always be to convey truth.
As a young man who was always instructed to find a “good church” I discovered something else instead!
Although highly educated, and robed in his priestly garb, I discovered that most ministers are more of statesmen then that of a disciple. They compromise the truth of God within the scriptures as to not offend those around them. There was an HIV-AIDS discussion concerning this verse: Romans 1:27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. A women insisted this could not be speaking about HIV-AIDS as a punishment for Homosexuality, as women (at the time) were not plagued with it as men; yet this is precisely what the verse entailed! I was stunned that the minister did not pick up on this scriptural fact, and the Bible study decayed into a “none offensive” worthless discussion about a loving, non-judgmental, ear tickling Jesus.
Within me the Holy Spirit of God was screaming heresy, yet no one else in the room seemed to be concerned, or even seemed to grasp the seriousness of these scriptures! It is about that time in my life, that I started recognizing that the status quo of the world, always seemed to take precedence over the scriptures! This is NOT because I was some type of gifted Biblical scholar, rather it was simply the prodding of the Holy Spirit within me, that I could pick up on subtle diversions away from the TRUTH, who is Jesus Christ within me.
I continued to notice in great contrast, that I was continually bothered by the compromise of the laws of God, even in a secular setting.
Much like Abraham Lincoln, I attended, yet never wanted to become an “official member” of any Church, although very much reformed in my thinking at the time. It was not until I got married that I became a member of struggling, and later, a newly planted church. I was “tested” and had most of the gifting’s of spiritual leadership. I was hopeful that I could finally be of service to my Lord. I later received a Deacons position, although I had very much fulfilled the criteria for Elder as well.
This “Church experience” was short-lived however, as I had been mobilized by the Army a couple of years after 911 to send troops and supplies to Iraq, and received orders under Operation Enduring Freedom.
About a year after returning home, I suffered a massive heart attack while in water survival training with my old Army watercraft unit.
Jesus sided shoulder to shoulder with me on that day, who I could feel, and dimly see pushing up next to me. Later as my heart continued to stop, I looked down upon my ambulance in route to the hospital for airlift, with perfect clarity of mind and vision. I was not expected to survive the night.
I later wrote on a blog about my experience of knowing Jesus Christ on this side of eternity, and it was because I was with Him now, that I was directly with Him in death. A book company picked up this blog, and my testimonial. See: https://goo.gl/BL0OAj .
As often done in this world, my testimonial was twisted in referencing Jesus Christ pressing next to me, the main thrust of my testimonial. It is my opinion, that although lip service is given to the Lord Jesus Christ, heaven and supernatural experiences, in actuality children of the Devil want nothing to do with Him! This is plainly spoken about within scripture.
All my experiences in life have been a reflection of the scriptures, albeit I may not know the chapter or verse. In my humble opinion, Churches reverse the order, of making the Lord God subservient to their knowledge scriptures, doctrines and theology, rather than simply following Him in Spirit and in Truth.
And one needn’t be a Bible scholar to notice this, only a son or daughter of the Living Lord God of Israel.