Banished to the Foot of the Table
by Patricia Backora
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Banished to the Foot of the Table
I, the Head of the Church, have been robbed of My proper place at the head of the Table of the Lord. I am to have the preeminence in your lives, and specially in the life and teachings of the Church.
As various groups drift more and more away from the true teachings of My original New Testament apostles, they go off on doctrinal tangents. Many cults try to blend the “best” of Old Testament rituals and customs in with the doctrine and practice of the New covenant Church.
But that is as risky as pouring New Wine into old wineskins. The effervescent New Wine of the Spirit is too heady for the overstretched old wineskins, and a messy explosion results. Already many such calamities of confusion have occurred in My Body, ruining the faith of those who fell for the latest “New Revelation”. You cannot successfully mix clay in with iron, for the two are so unalike that they will fall apart in the end.
Little by little, I have been moved away from the central focus of believers who ended up forming fringe groups of so-called Christianity. The Name of Jesus is heard less and less as an unsavory mess of bad doctrine is covered over with appeals to the sacred names of the Lord found chiefly under the Old Covenant. Some bizarre spin-off doctrines have crept into My churches, such as “God is raising up Y-h’s army to establish His government in the earth NOW”, or “prophetic” dreams and “revelations” of a “manchild” company that chooses not to participate in the Rapture and remains on earth to engage the Antichrist in literal battle for control of the earth”, etc. “Latter-Day” heresies like these have diverted so many of My children’s attention from their vision of Christ the Lord and His working in and through My Body to save souls and build My Bride the Church.
O My people, have I not shown you that My Kingdom comes not with observation, and that you can’t convert the earth with the sword? The earth as a whole will not be subdued under My rule until I return to earth followed by the armies of heaven. Rather, iniquity shall wax worse and worse, especially after I remove my Church from this earth at the Rapture.
Beware, My people. Many “radical” churches slide into legalistic sects, and sects become cults. Do not be impressed by the flashy trappings of “spirituality” they wear, or their claim to “a double portion of My anointing”. I have put you here to let your light shine in practical ways, for I am a practical God. Feed the hungry in your midst, comfort the afflicted, worship Me and praise Me together, and be there for one other in good times and bad.
As spiritual thrill-seekers minimize the mention of the blessed Name of Jesus and focus instead on militaristic Old Testament phrases that give rise to “new revelations” that seem far more exciting, the lost perish and Christians grow weaker because they forget just Who is the Source of their strength. Sorcery disguised as “prayer” takes root in the hearts of those who bear grudges against others in their cult. Spiritual abusers might invoke “the Lord” to punish those in the group they don’t like. “Seven-fold curses” are uttered by vengeful overlords. Any who rebel against the spiritual abuse within the cult might be roundly cursed “even to a thousand generations”. Stay away from groups which seem “spooky”, scary or bizarre, because they are of a different spirit, the same kind which induced Jezebel to persecute the prophets of the Lord. False cults will only sap your strength and put you into bondage, My people, and make you so fearful you forget the protection of the blessed Blood of the Lamb.
Even some of the music of religious gatherings is designed by satan to have a hypnotic effect on the beguiled, as “overcoming faith” is given the chief seat at My Table instead of the Lord who has redeemed His people. I will not settle for the place at the foot of the Table and I am getting up to leave and go elsewhere.
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