Nov 28 2006 07:45PM
Recently I have had a great burden put on my heart by the Lord. I certainly do not enjoy writing heavy messages but it seems they are necessary, because the body of Christ is in serious danger of being deceived. I guess if you have been taught other wise you will turn a deaf ear to what the spirit of God is saying to you.
I want you to know that what I give you I give you with a heavy heart, because the condition of the church for the most part in America is in serious trouble, and are taking the same false doctrines to Africa and other nations. The Father is grieved, that His word is so perverted for filthy lucre. People are hearing a watered down version, no matter how much you are told that it is easier to understand, that is a lie from the pit of hell.
If you don't understand the word of God, then you need to make sure you have the spirit of God living within you because He is alive and He will illuminate the word for you, to help you to understand clearly.
The danger of listening to and even reading false teachings is that you are taking them into your spirit and soul. And instead of being conformed by the truth you are being transformed into one of satans workers without your knowledge.
The TRUTH SETS US FREE, THE LIE BRINGS YOU INTO THE SLAVERY OF DECEPTION. The TRUTH REDEEMS US, THE LIE DESTROYS.
There is only one truth that sets man free from sin, and death, and the dominion of satan, and THAT TRUTH IS JESUS CHRIST
AND HIS REVELATION OF THE TRUTH IN SCRIPTURES. I believe that the Lord will illuminate the scriptures and He will take us even one step further in understanding what the scriptures mean, past even in some cases what we have been taught, because in some cases it is doctrines of men rather then the truth of the scriptures. By that I mean head knowledge rather then taught by the Spirit of God.
The most dangerous part of believing the lie, is the Lord shall send a strong delusion to those who do not have a love of the truth and that delusion will damn you. 1Tim 4:1-2.
The reason so many are believing these false teachers and prophets is because in today's watered down gospel given to the church, they are saying that there are many ways to God, or they are giving just a love message without any accountability, no mention of hell or judgment, Never taught to forsake sin.
They are teaching psychology, to help the body to deal with their shattered lives and emotions. Not a bad thing, but let us keep psychology separate from the truth of the word of God. The word of God does not need any help from psychologist.
In all this they are taught easy believism. Just believe in Jesus Christ and you will be saved, not telling them there is more to that, and without the truth they are in deep waters.
Another lie is that if it is Christian it must be good. If you all knew some of the things that are being done in the name of Christ, being called Christian it is almost an anathema to be called a Christian. and I love being a Christian but because of the hypocrisy seen by the world we are seen as something of a joke in some cases.
Now this was not the reason the early church was persecuted, they were persecuted for telling truth. For living the gospel.
Personally I prefer the name disciple or follower of Christ because this causes me to live what the name reflects. Just because a Christian sits in a church does not mean that person is a Christian, or even someone calling themselves a Christian. No more then going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger.
Let us look at the Wheat and the Tares and I think you will see what the Father is showing us.
Mat 13:24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25 but while men slept,(notice the word slept) his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.
Mat 13:26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27 And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28 And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants say unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Mat 13:29 But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.
You need to be aware that there are tares in the church. these are ministers and teachers and laymen of the same spirit as the corrupt teachers of God's law in Jesus , Yeshua's day.
Not everyone who professes Christ is a true believer, not all writers, not all Pastors, not all missionaries, not all evangelist, not all teachers or apostles, not all prophets, not even deacons and workers that call themselves Christian are who they claim to be.
I am not trying to upset anyone, I love you all but this is a truth we must face.
Many appear on the outside as righteous unto men. Matt 23:28.
They even come in sheep's clothing but many are ravening wolves, many shall even base their message on God's word, or mix truth with error, which is often the case, taking scripture out of context to base their text on.
One way you can know for sure is go home and look it all up, if it isn't including the scriptures around it then it is out of context.
Unless you do that every time you hear a message even mine, you will not know if there is truth mixed with error, go to your scriptures and be a Berean.
Study yourself to be approved, a workman needing not to be ashamed. Otherwise you are in danger of being deceived, and once someone is deceived you have to be deprogrammed before you will see the truth, in fact you will not see it.
Don't think that because a Minister is a big name and has a large following or they are successful with huge churches and do miracles that they are not teaching false doctrine.
We are not talking denomination here most denominations have their own doctrines that they adhere to that may or may not line up with the whole truth.
These ministers may appear righteous saying all the right things, they may even appear to be greatly anointed by the spirit of God, do many miracles, and do great works for God. They may even be very charismatic, drawing people to them.
But these people are a kindred spirit with the false prophets of the old testament.
Away from the crowds..... they may have hidden lives, full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness like the Pharisees given over to extortion, full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Their lives behind closed doors are involved in lust, porn, immorality, covetousness, greed, and self centeredness.
These are imposters brothers and sisters, "Tares". They may have a great place of influence in the church, but secret sins open the door to satan. Satan will often put one of these ministers into an influential position so that when they fall it brings down the name of Christ.
Satan is the source of all falsehood. Gen 3:1-6, Acts. 5:3,9, 2 Thess 2:9-10, Rev 2:9.
Anyone that lies is a deceiver, and is completely opposed to the mind of God, who is TRUTH.
Indifference to the sin of lying clearly reveals ungodly character and is under the influence of satan as his or her spiritual father. John 8:44.
Because Jesus Christ is the truth. John 1:14, John 14:6. Being in union with Christ, requires speaking truth. To claim to have fellowship with Christ and to be saved, and not live in and speak the truth is to be deceived.
Those who have no truth in them show the true condition of their hearts, and remain in deception and darkness. and are outside the kingdom of God. They are of the synagogue of satan.
Another sin of these false teachers, is to use the word of God for greed, they extort money from others through the deception and lies. This is what the Pharisees did.
By using deception and manipulation they feed their covetousness by their false teachings, often taking from those who cannot afford to give, widows, the elderly and silly women. 2Tim 3:6.
This certainly sounds like the prosperity churches today, you are talked into giving everything you have because of smooth words, or some book or tape or this or that , that you are convinced you must have to grow.
When he bible is all we need to grow along with the work of the Holy Spirit.
Extortion is getting money from people in an improper way, and without mercy.
Many people use words to their advantage, whether a secular salesman or a Christian.
1Ti 6:5 wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.
And many have used the house of God for merchandise, you can't even look at a Christian magazine without seeing ads for books tapes or conferences, page after page, all to make money.
Joh 2:14 And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
Joh 2:15 and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables;
Joh 2:16 and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
Today right in the church they have all kinds of goods to buy, tapes books, conferences, and workshops. Many charge even on the internet to have you hear them preach.
The church has become a house of merchandise instead of the Father 's House.
Finally we have to look at the hypocrisy of it all. think about it, this was the sin of the Pharisees.
Mat 23:24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!
What we have been looking at here brothers and sisters is leaven, tares in the body of Christ. it says in the word of God that the tares will be gathered up and burned, and so shall it be at the end of the world.
Mat 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world.
Mat 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity,
Mat 13:42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.
Are you a tare, has satan made you his slave or are you a slave to Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah?
The Lord wants us to examine our heart and see what lies we may be listening to, do we have itching ears? Or what lies have we told to get a name for ourself, to have our name before the world?
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;
2Ti 4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.
Because of the times we are living in, I believe the Lord is saying to watch and pray that we be not deceived.
Do not follow anyone, and instead of watching Christian television get the word of God out and let Him speak to you, this is the only place of safety, only in him. Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith and if you are truly following the Lord rather then men, examine to see clearly what is in your heart. Ask the Lord to reveal what is in your heart that He might remove it, you relinquish to him what is found.
I am only the messenger, I am not responsible for what you do with the word, but my responsibility is in warning you.
The times is short and I care about each of you, I care about the millions around the world that are being deceived by false teachers coming out of America. And even more important is that God cares about what you are BELIEVING
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