To the church that is the body of Christ!
and who earnestly contends for the faith that was once delivered unto the SAINTS.
I was born of the water and of the spirit at baptism in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The water first, shortly after the spirit...
In the early years of my christian faith i attended a church called Calvalry Apostolic Assembly.
The experience was new and i didn't know much about the pentecostal lifestyle,
all i knew was i got saved...
as i proceeded forth i found that i had to keep my focus on the holy spirit and to keep my emphasis on being filled with the spirit.
That further lead me to praying for the spirit to fall on me... (wait!)
God says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
It just so happened that(God)began to show me things in(His)word that were clear and precise but that which was being introduced was completely out of sync with scripture.
The behavior erupting in the church and the people around me
was sadly filled with error and mis-interpretation!
Such things that i was doing like tarrying for the spirit in a tarry room and forcing myself to repetitively speak and pray to Jesus until the spirit gives me utterance was not the way the bible describes this act of God's power dispersing to His people.
The pentecostal/apostolic church had taken the tongues issue far beyond scripture illustration and began to warp it by human error.
after clear concentration and study of the matter i found that there were many Gifts of the Spirit to be recieved by God
but the greater was( prophesy or preaching )but why in this church so much more a greater focus on tongues and more emphasis on the Holy Ghost rather than Jesus Christ!
The one whom sent the Holy Ghost? (makes you wonder)
was this group creating a religion centered around the Holy Spirit?
you would be surprised if i told you the answer is yes...
At this point i want to suggest to the readers to take note of what Our Lord says about people and those whom seem religious or pious in the last days.
Those who have a form of godliness.
wolves in sheeps clothes, false apostles and heretics all to manifest in the latter times causing some to fall prey to their doctrines prescribed not of God but rather of demonic influence.
these counterfeit psuedo christian organizations
trip up God's people and cause them to observe things contrary to what the Word of God truly teaches.
I write these statements as the beginning of a hard spiritual battle with the spirits at work in the churches... the people... and the forces that came against me for contending for the truth.
In this i will give testimony of the demonic encounters not godly spiritual ones i have had with the pentecostal/apostolic church of modern christianity...
The holier than thou attitudes which is pride, the clear rejection of scripture pertaining to how one is saved against the speaking in tongues as evidence lie.
The fraud that was perpetrated on me more than once through two so-called pentecostal women i married being ever so ignorant of the scriptures at the time... on divorce and remarrige.
that later God had to chasten me for!
when you hear the lies, and ungodly fruits, along with false claims that i had subcum to you it will only make you see that truth is far more than just quoting a scripture, or speaking in an unkown tongue.
nothing these churches or the two women did was of God or had scriptural basis.
as a bad effect to the confusion i was for a while distraught after my encounters.
and was briefly influenced by my despair, circumstances and depression that triggered backsliding as being caught up in a very occultic movement that claims to be of God.
Now i will never say that they or myself are perfect in all our ways.
because i would be lying... but i believe God for what he has said and revealed about religion before my eyes.
it even takes me back to the first thing i saw when i first started reading the bible for myself!
it was this...
the Lord Jesus Christ said in his words to the disciples and to us those who believe.
With these words Jesus began to answer the question his disciples posed of what would be the signs of his second coming and the end of the age. The LORD’S first response was a warning, for the last days would be a time of great deception with false christs, false teachers and false doctrines abounding such that even the elect would find themselves deceived if they did not take heed. Jesus continued his answer saying “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many”. (Matthew 24:5) There would be many who come in the name of Jesus Christ proclaiming the truth that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah of Israel, yet they would be false teachers and false prophets, who would teach and deceive many. The word for “deceive” is planao (plan-ah'-o) which means to go astray from the truth, to err, seduce, wander, and be out of the way. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2Timothy 3:13) The word used of seducers is goes (go'-ace) which means a wizard (as muttering spells), an imposter, a seducer! These false teachers are actually speaking spells and evil enchantments with the words of their false doctrines. This is the terrible time Jesus warned us would come at the end of the age “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.” (1John 3:7-8)
Now with that being said the following articles will give testimony to these things that the Lord Jesus has proclaimed in His word...
and i have both been a witness and a victim of them coming to past in full manifestation.
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