It’s taken a long time, Father,
for me to come to this point in my life,
and as I’ve grown closer to You,
I see that in the beginning I wasn’t a true Christian,
for I had put my faith in myths,
while believing in You,
I saw those who teach these myths,
their appearance and successes,
almost everything about them was appealing to me.
But a true Christian who follows the teachings of Christ,
has nothing to do with myths.
"Have nothing to do with godless myths
and old wives tales; rather train yourself to be godly.
For physical training is of some value,
but godliness has value for all things, holding promise
for both the present life and the life to come.
This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
(and for this we labor and strive), that we have
put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior
of all men, and especially of those who believe." (1 Timothy 4:7-9)
I confess Father, in beginning of my spiritual journey,
I placed my faith in myths,
which I now see are nothing but lies,
and I repent, Father,
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon
the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Such teachings come through hypocritical liars,
whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
These leaders and teachers entered my life
through television and music.
O how I desired what they had,
while at the same time, O Lord,
I was speaking of You with my lips. Therefore, I placed myself
at a table which I thought was of the Lord,
but it was really made up of demons.
“You cannot have a part in the Lords table
and the table of demons. (1 Corinthians 10:21)
I didn’t even know it until it was revealed by Your word, Father.
“They sacrificed to demons, not to God,
to gods they did not know, to new gods,
new arrivals that your fathers did not fear. (Deuteronomy 32:17)
My desires were misguided by the ways of the world
and those who deceive many.
"For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers, and deceivers,
especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced
because they are ruining whole households by teaching
things that ought not to teach – and for the sake of dishonest gain.
Even one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars,
evil brutes, and lazy gluttons.” Therefore, rebuke them sharply,
so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention
to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth." (Titus 10-14)
I’ve compared their teachings to the bible, Father,
and what I’m sharing now is what I’ve found.
They speak of gifts being earned.
But we don’t earn gifts from You, Father,
You give them to us freely,
For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29)
What astounds me is that teachings based on Jewish myths
are so widely accepted everywhere including Israel.
“What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks;
but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Just as it is written:
“God has given them a spirit of stupor,
eyes that they should not see,
and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.”
And David says:
“Let their table become a snare and a trap.
A stumbling block and recompense to them.
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see,
And bow down their backs always.” (Romans 11:7-10)
They claim there are 72 names of God,
coming from Hebrew letters from Chapter 14
of the Book of Exodus. (Kabbalah.com)
Is even one of those names Jesus Christ?
“……..command certain men not to teach false doctrines
any longer nor devote themselves to myths
and endless genealogies. These promote controversies
rather than God’s work – which is by faith. (1 Timothy 3-4)
The Book of Exodus comes from the time of The Law.
“We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous
but for the lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful,
the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers
or mothers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders,
and liars and perjurers – and for whatever else is contrary
to the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel,
of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me." (1 Timothy 8-10).
I pray, Father,
Now watch how their hearts will be moved to do evil things,
for the voice of truth strikes with great impact,
and their their veil is being removed.
Protect the body, Father, which is Your true temple.
Let not the hearts of the wicked succeed in their doings.
"And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them,
because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.
And He said: "I will hide my face from them,
I will see what their end will be,
for they are a perverse generation,
Children in whom is no faith.
They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God;
they have moved me to anger by their foolish idols.
But I will provoke the to jealousy by those who are not a nation;
I move them to anger by a foolish nation.
For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And shall burn to the lowest hell;
It shall consume the earth with her increase,
And set on fire the foundations of the mountains." (Deuteronomy 32:19-22)
They curse but I am comforted by this judgment:
The word of the LORD came to me: "Son of man,
prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. \
Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination:
'Hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
Woe to the foolish [a] prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
Your prophets, O Israel, are like jackals among ruins.
You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair it
for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD.
Their visions are false and their divinations a lie.
They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not sent them;
yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.
Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say,
"The LORD declares," though I have not spoken?
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you,
declares the Sovereign LORD. My hand will be against the prophets
who see false visions and utter lying divinations.
They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed
in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel.
Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.
" 'Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace,"
when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built,
they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those
who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents,
and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth.
When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, "Where is the whitewash you covered it with?"
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones
and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.
I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash
and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare.
When it [b] falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD.
So I will spend my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash.
I will say to you, "The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it,
those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her
when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign LORD." '
Make it come to pass, Father,
I ask this in Jesus’ name,
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
Who was, and is, and is to come.
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