I feel very strongly impressed to speak about Apostasy in the church today.
It is not easy to talk about when I see so many whose eyes have been blinded by Satan, to the truth of the gospel.
Let us look at what Apostasy is.
Apostasia: Means departure or abandonment. It is a falling away in the church today from the true original teachings of Christ and the apostles.
Joh 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
We see so many professing Christians have departed from biblical truth.
Many Pastors do not even use the bible in their text or on the podium, and many Christians do not pick up their bible except when they go to church.
So how are they to know what is being taught is truly biblical.
1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
I know there are some still preaching the truth as there is a true remnant, but many have departed from the faith and are teaching doctrines of demons.
Many are preaching a so called cheap grace for salvation, and many are false leaders that do not preach repentance of sin and departure from immorality.
And some that are preaching truth and the right doctrines abandon God's moral laws and are not following God's standards of righteousness.
Thereby leading the flock into deception. Without Jesus as their model many Christians have gone astray.
Many leaders are not preaching the cross and the blood, and that we are called to suffer with Christ.
So the church has taken the easy wide road into the world and living for self.
Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
We are to radically renounce sin.
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
We are to die to oneself and sacrifice oneself for the kingdom of God. Yet the body and the leaders do not want to hear this.
They do not want to sacrifice anything, in fact what they are teaching is quite to the contrary.
They preach getting everything for self. They have made God into a kind of Santa Clause that is smiling down on us ready to give us whatever we want, including Mercedes and multimillion dollar houses.
Forgetting the poor believers, and the poor in the world who are rich in faith. 2 Cor 9:5-11.
Read this, it is an eye opener. Giving to the needy is sorely lacking in the church today.
So many leaders have bought into the lie. Modern day teachings that are not biblical, but Satan knows how to twist scripture to deceive and blind the eyes of believers.
If we speak the truth we are accused of being negative, but I grieve for the body of Christ,
I am so concerned about the way many are headed.
They are headed off a cliff.
I just want to yell, "stop you are headed off a cliff", but they go blindly on, not heeding the Lord's warnings.
Do you search the scriptures daily like a Berean to see if what you are being taught is true?
Put it in complete context, do not accept a line in scripture to be the truth, check other scriptures to see if they all line up.
Not just on your Pastors word.
In fact after church on Sunday go to the word and read the whole chapter and context to see if what you are being taught is biblical.
If you do not do this every time you are in serious danger of being deceived.
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
One night as I was going to bed, the Lord began to show me quite unexpectedly that the false teaching in the church has almost made much of the church like a cult, and those who have learned these false doctrines need to be deprogrammed.
They are following leaders instead of Christ.
Wow! that is serious.
They will not listen to the truth, because they read something in a book written by well known teacher or their own Pastor and they receive this into their spirit as truth.
These teachers that are teaching these man made doctrines, make millions off of unsuspecting Christians who buy their tapes and books, and think what they teach is God's truth, because they throw out a few scriptures and use them out of context.
And the unsuspecting are following every word they say like sheep following their false shepherd off a cliff.
I pray daily for discernment I cry out to the Lord to give me eyes to see, we are talking about peoples salvation here.
The good news is that God always has a remnant, that are faithful to the apostolic faith. And I do not mean some of the apostles that we have today that have made themselves apostles.
Rev 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Did you know notice how the last two chapters of the bible focus on the issue of lying?
All liars shall have their part in the lake of fire which burneth with fire and brinmstone Rev 21:8
Those who make a lie shall not enter into God's holy city. Rev 21:27
Those who love and practice falsehood will be outside God's kingdom
Lying is the last sin condemned in the bible, probably because it was the sin that caused man to fall.
Deception is a lie. Let this be a warning to all that belive that God tolerates lying and deceit.
The word says narrow is the way that leads to life and few there be that find it, so not everyone that says Lord, Lord shall be saved. Only those who do the will of God.
They are the elect, the elect of Israel is the remnant of Israel, and the elect of the church is the remnant in the church. They have been grafted in.
Remember Israel lost out because of unbelief, and if you do not believe in the truth of the gospel that has been set forth from Jesus Christ and the Apostles you are in unbelief.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Luk 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Through this Remnant the church will become a warrior church.
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
God has been preparing the remnant in the wilderness, teaching them to have the faith of Daniel, and To die to self and to overcome sin.
They stand for the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they overcome by the blood of Christ and the word of their testimony, not loving their life unto death. This is the remnant that will endure to the end.
They pray daily for discernment, for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
They live and walk by the spirit.
They are taught of the Holy Spirit through the word of God taught by Jesus Christ through the apostles by revelation of the Sprit, not teachings that man has created for his own benefit and by the intellect of his fleshly mind.
Christian, wake up! search the scriptures daily.
Pray for discernment and wisdom, you have no idea the danger you are in.
1Co 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
For those of you that are still not believing this is possible. Understand this.
WHEN YOU ARE DECEIVED YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU ARE DECEIVED, BECAUSE IF YOU KNEW YOU WOULD NOT BE DECEIVED.
This is a very profound truth. Many have blindly accepted doctrines from world famous teachers or Pastors or leaders, because they are well known.
You believe they must be teaching the truth, but if you are studying daily the word of truth, you will not be led blindly into apostasy which is what is happening with much of the church today.
Read the bible not books written by men for your doctrine.
The Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever, He changeth not.
So we must stick to the bible for the truth.
Jesus is the truth. he never watered down the gospel to suit himself.
Open your yes and see that apostasy is widespread in the church today.
A great falling away is occurring as we speak, and the man of sin will be revealed, once God removes what is hindering.
The Holy Spirit will remain to convict mans heart that they may still be saved.
Without the Holy Spirit no man shall be saved.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christ's, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
I pray that someone will open eyes, I am not teaching a strange doctrine, this is right out of the word of God, and it is a warning, and admonition from the Lord.
If you stop your ears and refuse to listen and obey, he will stop warning you and it will be too late.
We are very near that time. So Awake and get your lamps filled to overflowing, so that you will be ready for the wedding feast.
Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.