Published on Jun 8, 2018
In the western world we use the mind to understand, reason and memorize facts. This is known as natural understanding. Yet the Bible specifically says to lean not towards your own (natural) understanding!
This is because the Lord God is Spirit and truth, so we must know him, and follow him in spirit and truth, not just our filing systems between our ears! In the 1960’s you had the Jesus movement, and people got into Jesus, yet often times Jesus was not “into” them! This is an age-old problem of believing in something, yet the belief system, like a philosophy, has no power over sin! This is called being religious, and although certain philosophies are much more beneficial than others in our personal lives, they should never be confused with actually receiving and abiding in Christ, who has power over sin!
The most tragic part of any belief system, is that people truly believe they are in the right place – when in truth, they may not be! Satan appeals to the mind, the eye, the soul and emotions to have his way with us, yet he does not care for us, only furthering his own cause which is to be lord and god over all the creation.
Yet the Lord God, who is the creator of heaven and earth, chooses out of humanity (before the creation) a people for himself, to move and operate in to bring glory to himself and his eternal purposes alone! God is good, as God is Holy, and he cannot be in the presence of sin! The love the Lord God has, was the action, of giving his only begotten son (the second Adam) as an atonement for sin, for the ones God has chosen to do a work of Salvation within. You can’t “sign up” for Jesus, it is the work of the Holy Spirit alone, in convicting us of our need for him, because of sin. This spiritual work – which only the Lord does, is known as sanctification, which is a separating out from the world, the flesh and our sin natures, which all humanity has suffered and are born with. This is why it is by Grace we are saved, in whom the Lord starts a work in. I have found that a child who is sown into the world as wheat, will always suffer rejection by the world: by are those sown into the world as tears or weeds.
After man fell from life and grace (separation) by being tempted to sin by Satan, in “willful disobedience to him” thus caused independence of God, just like we have the ability to do after our initial repentance and regeneration . This independence from God is called death, (for a born again believer it spells spiritual death – eventually, if there is no repentance). The rest of humanity continues to suffer this (separation) death to God, and will suffer physical destruction after the judgment.This continued willful separation from God (by the ones who have been given a chance at eternal life), inherently produces spiritual death, and although there is but one Christ and one Salvation, the disciple must continue to abide in the life-giving sap of the vine, the bad fruit is cut off and pruned, yet if the branch continues to dry up and die, it too is ultimately cut off and burnt!
We must have a love for the truth, (who is Jesus Christ within us) should we ultimately hope to finish with Christ, and further enter into the kingdom of heaven, which Jesus taught was within us now!
All Christian doctrine that I am familiar with teaches Salvation by Grace alone, as this is the Lord God’s work within us which produces growth and fruit in our lives, which is unquestionably correct! Yet other doctrines emphasize that anyone can be saved (from sin) and a type of legalism of do this – but not that, is preached! Still other doctrines will teach that real believers (the good ground) are the only true elect, and therefore the only ones who can hope to finish the race. Yet the Apostle Paul spoke about, when he pushed on in for the prize, as to not becoming disqualified!
Both these belief systems (doctrines) cannot possibly both be correct, which means there is error in one or both. So how do we discern the truth? We do this by abiding in Christ, and letting him show us! Not by compiling all the texts together and combing through them by natural intellect. Paul understood this principle, he called those that didn’t abide in Christ, enemies of the cross. John said that there where those who started with us, yet became diverted to a different Gospel. The different Gospel is walking in independence from going to the Lord: (The Old Testament is full of examples of this). After Pentecost, this is what John called the “Spirit” of antichrist! So then the “Spirit” of antichrist, is the same as the “Spirit” of error. It is really quite simple for those who abide in Christ, and don’t walk in independence (which is sin) apart from the Lord in their natural understanding. No man-made institution can teach one these truths, it is learned by our spirits – otherwise after millenniums it would have already taken root, and you can bet Satan would have tried to counterfeit it!
This shows that the physical world, and all living creatures have been affected by sin and imperfection with the exception of the “Second Adam”, God incarnate – “Jesus Christ”. Without whom no man will see God! He is the way, the truth, and the life, and without Him, humanity is stuffed!
The actions of the Cross, was the victory over sin (separation from God), and on a spiritual level, Satan IS defeated! Yet on the carnal level, the struggle continues and we who have started with Christ, must continue to abide in him for a renewal of our “spiritual strength and life” not just our natural understanding.
This is why I always say, that you cannot teach someone into Jesus!
It is a matter of heart, will we walk with him (the ones who’ve been given the chance to become the sons and daughters of God), or will we not? Everything in the world is a potential distraction in moving further and further away from our Lord. This is what the disciples all understood sometime after the day of Pentecost, even Peter.
That’s why the greatest of the commandments is to love the Lord thy God first, before all else!
Jesus did not come to do away with this law, he came to fulfill it!
I can’t take credit for the title of this post, that honor goes to Brother Justin Hughes, whom I fellowship with. Yet I can share that a couple of years ago now, the Lord showed me that the “man of sin” (the Devil) will be seen as the “God loves everyone” model, which most of the churches deceivingly seem to follow and preach.
Recently, I spoke with an old minister friend of mine, from my days in street ministry. He was upset that Breitbart news had done a story on a NY Cardinal affirming the Pope’s (Antichrist’s) comments to a gay man who were (more or less) conservative Roman Catholics.
Yet the real problem is that nowadays (a Bible understanding) Satan, deceives by twisting doctrines which are only written to be understood by actual brethren, and sends them forth to the religious’ about Jesus Church, (false brethren) better understood to the world as systematic theologies or doctrines.
This carnal understanding to the natural mind, is the inroads Satan has always used to deceive man. Whereas, truth is only understood by abiding in Christ, our lifeblood into the kingdom! Drunk on the blood of the Saints and the Martyrs of Jesus, is actually talking about this spirit of error, or spirit of antichrist, in those who have started with Christ, yet will not be conformed to Christ’s image, nor are they willing to “enter in” by way of the cross (enemies of the cross) !
Instead they take the broad road, mouthing doctrines of the Bible, and claiming Christ’s Holy name, apart from being crucified in him. This is Satan’s Jesus, who is unholy and loves everyone! A work of “the butcher” himself, to undermine, confuse, and ultimately destroy those who have started on the narrow road towards life everlasting – now!
The Pope (Chief Antichrist) is only the “mother of Harlots”, yet there are many, many, more of her offspring, some of whom started off with us, but became diverted to another gospel. Or natural (carnal) understanding of the scriptures, in nearly all cases nowadays. This is the “Spirit of Antichrist” who John first spoke about. This spirit of error had come, and was also coming.
The line of demarcation today is not Roman Catholicism and so-called Protestantism as it was in the past, nor is it even the Bible or non Biblical teachings – but rather it is only identified by 1 John 4, of what Spirit is someone of? It is my firm belief that Satan’s coming as an angle of light, will deceive and destroy many, and indeed all of the world will worship and follow him straight into the pit for everlasting destruction!
Most Biblical scholars cannot even distinguish between the terms Antichrist (s) and Satan himself, as to them, it is all dependent upon Biblical contexts in a particular passage. This is an example as to why without the revelation of the Lord God, even the greatest of scholars are limited in their (natural) understanding.
Therefore, it is my contention that the unveiling of the Devil will probably begin with the Global Antichrist, and filter down to the local Antichrist (s) (Satan in a Jesus suit, clergy) who will “kiss towards” or worship the destroyer of the actual ecclesia, by their close surrogate for Christ – the world’s church systems and their all loving Jesus!
I have been warned not to try to impart what I plainly have been shown by my Lord, to the world and the church beast, as it will do no good to those who cannot or will not see. I’ve been instructed that the equivalent scripture is in Paul preaching the Gospel, and immediately withdrawing so that he too would not become a castaway (Disqualified). As it is too easy to be distracted by the things of the world, and even doctrines, than to simply continue to abide in the true vine, who is Christ himself, who is our Salvation!
Published on Apr 27, 2018
Published on Mar 2, 2018
The world likes to build institutions and organization’s based on beliefs.
Yet the Lord God works on a personal level only, and therein lies the rub.
The Western mind set builds upon natural understanding and doctrines, but Christ himself builds only in Spirit and in Truth, which is His work alone; and if you are not found in that spiritual work of the cross, then you are none of His, the Bible teaches.
Even hardened Sociopaths hone themselves with acceptable behavior traits to bolster up their facades, and teaching them Godly principles and Bible does not change who they are in the inside, but only makes them more deceptive.
This is the problem using systematic theologies (religion) to try to take command and control of God, to do His work!
Published on Dec 27, 2017
Such doctrines can only exist where those who expound them will not take Scripture in the round. There is a very simple rule; all Scripture agrees within the Covenant. Sadly, to hold irresistible grace is to deny a lot of Scripture and make whole doctrines out of just one text.
What kind of people would we be if we had been arrested, by the Lord God forcing himself on us? This is about the salvation from sin unto God before we die, and the proving, trying and testing of His people. We are not slaves of God but children in the New Testament.
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’.
Published on Nov 30, 2017
Moving on and into that which we should have been in all along.
Published on Dec 2, 2017
To follow on from the Total Depravity truth one has to have a situation where only God can sort it out. Election is the Lord God’s order as no human being is good enough to effect any righteousness before God. We are utterly dependant on God’s work and none of us can say that we had a hand in our being with the Lord.
Published on Nov 30, 2017
This is the number one stumbling stone for godless church people, Satan’s Christians. The enemies of the Cross hate this point and will not accept that they or their families are only worthy of execution.
Published on Nov 11, 2017
Why do people hold the Arminian doctrine when they are plainly saved and there is real God-work in them? How, when they have plainly experienced the work of God in them, ‘out of the blue’ do they now think that they can prayer others into salvation from sin unto God?
Published on Nov 11, 2017
Time to get a grip. The pink and fluffy that is on every hand is nothing to do with the reality of the gospel. If you are not a serious minded person then you cannot possibly be in agreement with Jesus Christ, and you are not a disciple therefore.
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!
Published on Jul 26, 2017
Why do we not have confidence to act as we should….?
Published on Jun 23, 2017
Not a concept or religious position but an ongoing feed of life.
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.
It is not my intent to pick on Steven Lawson, or any particular person, or church group, I am simply using this photo to speak to a much broader problem… You cannot teach people into Jesus Christ, it is His soveriegn work by grace alone!
As the TRUTH, is only accessed through the person of Jesus Christ (not just doctrines about him), only because of his atonement on the cross, must be addressed.
I feel particularly qualified to speak on such Reformed teachings, as I was raised in this aspect concerning the Bible and the faith.
My #1 point being, that if one has actually started with Jesus Christ with initial repentance, they do indeed have a personal connection with the Father. If they can’t hear Him, they either are too immature spiritually (not knowing they can hear) , or don’t really know Him; as you cannot follow someone you don’t actually know, or decided to walk in independence of.
Although many use the Bible as a base for their belief system(s) and doctrines; simply adhering to the scriptures, has never made natural man a follower of the Lord God. This is why, in particularly, Jesus had the greatest problems with the scribes and Pharisees in the days he walked the earth.
Audibly hearing the Lord God is indeed possible, “when and if” He decides to speak in such a manner. Yet under normal circumstances, brethren are simply led by the Spirit of God (His voice within them) in various ways: (which also includes time and circumstances – just like the Lord speaks to the natural, or unregenerate man).
#2. Now since Satan is the ultimate counterfeiter in all that the Lord may do, many are led astray, or deceived by a “different spirit” than the Lord God’s Holy Spirit. This is why a disciple is told to discern the “spirits” and hold to the one who is genuine (1 John 4).
To the western or natural mind “SPIRITS” are a ridiculous concept, so they are simply discarded, or “paid lip service to”, for the simple reason they are found within the scriptures. Normally what I call “Bible worship” happens because of a lack of spiritual understanding among the brethren, or they have never “Seen Him nor Known Him” (in Spirit). So, simply following the scriptures, can become a type of surrogate to Jesus Christ – which can be achieved in the natural (flesh), instead of actually “entering in” with Jesus Christ on a spiritual level. This is what the Apostle John referred to as an Antichrist, and the Apostle Paul referred to as an enemy of the cross, like in the book of Galatians. When taken in contexts, an Antichrist is not against Christ per say, but is rather a replacement to Christ – which is another Gospel completely!
The other problem which emerges with actually following Jesus Christ in Spirit and in truth; is emotionalism often coupled with poor doctrinal understanding, is often mistaken for spirituality by the spiritually immature, with soulish experiences (emotions) confused with “the Spirit”, or more dangerously those who are deceived by “another spirit”. This is why most Churches cannot discern between the human Spirit, or the human Soul (they think it the same), not to mention the Holy Spirit of God.
So, it is much easier to teach Bible Doctrines from a man orchestrated school or organization, than it is to actually know, follow, and commune with the Father, through the Lord Jesus Christ!
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.
This is the crux of the issue with all that calls itself by the name of the Lord today; they are enemies of the Cross. Lucaslabradorx