No version of the Bible is perfect because men are not perfect. The Bible is the word of men, testifying about the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the Word of God and He is the perfect one.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Friday, December 30, 2022
The Sure Way To Know God's Voice
Praise Jesus today everyone. I wanted to speak briefly about what it means to hear God’s voice, and the surest way to know that it is His voice, not your own voice, or your own conscience just convicting you. Because our own conscience can be wrong.
God gave us our conscience. But a lot of times people’s conscience is mutated to the world. They start thinking things are sinful that are not sinful, like there's a movement of certain people to become vegan or vegetarian because they think eating animals is a sin. They make all sorts of things sin, but the things that are truly sins before God, those things are left undone. They don't have any problem aborting a baby, killing a human child. But they think it is sinful to discipline a child, to give a child a spanking. They think that would be horrible. The world has lost their mind. They are totally brainwashed. They can't tell the difference between righteousness and the pit of hell.
So what is the sure way to hear God's voice? If you ask the preacher in church, he will say the sure way to hear God's voice is the scriptures. Get yourself into the Bible. And I am not here to bash the Bible or say that, you should not read the scriptures, because many men of God wrote down what they heard from the Holy Spirit to point you in the right direction, so that you would get to know Jesus Christ as they knew Him. That is why we have the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They wanted us to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to receive the Spirit of life. If you read in the scriptures how to hear from God, how to know Him, it is all about receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. You can read Jesus' words in John chapter 14 through 16. That is the sure way to hear God, by receiving the power of this Holy Spirit.
Many people have set out on the path to try to know God's voice by knowing the scriptures, and they've led themselves into more and more deception, such as the Pharisees, such as Jews who refuse to come to the Lord, even though they know the scriptures and have memorized them from their youth, such as those that try to keep the Torah, the prophets’ words and the 613 laws of Moses. Many people have tried to navigate their life into eternity by reading the scripture, by studying it, by knowing Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, and they have not made it into the Kingdom of God.
Jesus made it very clear that the promise to us was the gift of His Holy Spirit, and that His Spirit would lead us into all truth. So how do you know the difference? People will say, “well, read the Bible.” I want to share with you, actually, you can look it up for yourself. It's a man who passed away several years ago. Now, his name is Howard Pittman.tman, I believe, and he has a testimony on YouTube of when he died. I believe he had some kind of a heart attack or something like that, and he died, and God showed him the Spiritual realm. And he explains in his testimony how important it is to know God's voice.
And at that moment of time, when you die, guys, you're not bringing your Bible, you're not able to open up your Bible and look at the Book of Hebrews or anything like that. You will at that point have had to know God's voice. And as Howard Pittman shares his testimony, there's this point where Satan tries to convince him that the Devil is the Holy Spirit, and tells Howard Pittman in the most comforting tone, just to give up, just to stop breathing, that He will enter into bliss. And if Howard Pittman had not been able to distinguish at all between the life giver's voice and the serpent, it wouldn't have mattered how much scripture he knew.
We need to know how to distinguish in the bottom of our souls, the difference of the Lord's voice, our master and all the other spirits. Other spirits read the Bible. Satan quotes the Bible. pastors who are led by evil spirits use the scriptures, and they are able to manipulate many people. Because a lot of people just think, well, if it's from the Bible, it's true. Well, if it's coming off of the mouth of a serpent, it's false. And remember that Satan used Scripture to try to tempt Jesus. That was Scripture, but it wasn't the truth of God, even though it was Scripture, it was Satan quoting it and twisting it. And, when we are not led by the Holy Spirit, our minds can do the same thing. Our minds without us even knowing, can be twisting the scripture, or we can be listening to a lying prophet, or a supposed man of God, or a preacher, someone like that, who is reading directly from the Bible, but they are putting the interpretation of the flesh on it, and therefore they are leading you to hell.
The sure way to know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and error, is not to just be reading the scriptures. Because after all, the Pharisees did that for years, and they were still led to hell. The surest way to know God's voice and not to be deceived, is to do what Jesus said, to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, that He will guide you into all truth, just as Jesus said, and to bring you a memory of things that He has already taught you. He will tell you the future. He will guide your life.
In order to receive His Spirit, you need to pray and say, “Lord, I need your baptism. I need your new tongue. I need your guidance. I don't understand how to do this. I don't understand how to truly repent. I am confused. I've listened to so many people. I am deceived by lying prophets. I am deceived by my own mind, my own conscience, my own understanding. I can't tell the difference between my own thoughts or what I might be hearing from you.” And when you pray, pray with the sincerity of your heart, and then listen in the very bottom of your soul, Jesus did make your physical ears, and He made your Spiritual ears, so He knows how to speak to the ears of your conscience, if you will make Him your one and only teacher.
Jesus did not promise that we would have many teachers. He said, one is your teacher. He said, one is our father, the Christ, Jesus. Christ wants to be your teacher. He wants to hold your hand and leads you through this life into everlasting life. But unless you're willing to go with Him, if you make other people your teacher, and you start listening to Christian radio and CDs, and you start giving your ear to that, that is the sure way to be led into more and more deception. And I'm telling you, the closer you are to Christians in Church that are in lies, the more and more lies and deception will seem appealing and appear to be the truth. The closer you get to a lie, the more deceptive it is, the more powerful that lie becomes. But the farther you get away from the lies, and the more you get into the truth, the more you can see clearly. Because you're with Jesus. It's like when the sun is going down and it is dusk. When the sun's going down and it's dusk, you can see a little bit clearly, but as soon as the sun goes behind the mountains, it gets harder and harder to see, and you start stumbling over things. Well, the closer you get to deception, the farther you're going into the night. And it's easier to just assume there are no stumbling blocks. Everything is OK. I don't need to worry. I can't see any problems. But a man who walks at night without any light is going to stumble and fall. And many Christians are falling into the pit of hell because they don't have anyone guiding them. Is the Spirit of God guiding you? Or are you being led by blind pastors and blind prophets?
I know a lot of people, because it's coming up at the end of the year, are wanting a sign. They are wanting a word from God. God has already spoken. He wants each of us to have a personal relationship with Him. He is the word of God. He is alive. And He wants you to be hearing from Him personally and individually, not from someone else as a middle man. Are you as an individual hearing directly from God, because you're putting in the work to your relationship with Him, or are you assuming other people are going to do the work for you? Other prophets and men of God are going to hear from God, and then they're going to speak that, and you'll get a little bit of regurgitated food here and then and now when you want it.
When everyone is looking out into the world, hoping that they will have some kind of word for the year 2023, where you should be looking is into your own heart, to see if you're right with your creator. He loves you. He cares for your soul. He didn't come to condemn you, to send you to hell, to say you've already messed up so much you can't get right with God. You are still here on this Earth for a purpose, not to end at all, not to give up hope, not to commit suicide, not to crawl into a hole and die, but that you may have life and hope and ultimately love. Lot of people at the end of their life, they ask, what is life all about? Jesus gets that question a lot. But the reason for life is very simple and each of us knows in our hearts. The reason for this life is to learn to love, to love the Lord or God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. It is pretty simple, guys.
Do we have the love of God in our heart? Do we have a real relationship with Him? And are we encouraging other people to be part of the body of Christ, that they may also enter life? Or are we persuading people into the darkness and into lies, to false prophets, false churches, deceptions, adultery, fornication, things that are pornographic, things that are satanic, witchcraft, music that draws people to hell. Who are we living for? And who are we persuading people to follow and obey the world or the Spirit of God?
I hope this encourages someone to go and pray, to seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit, that they may be guided by God Himself, and not be guided by someone else's voice that is pretending to be the Holy Spirit for them.
May the grace of Jesus be with you.
It is quite baffling how Christians think everything has to be "biblical", yet when a TV show comes out, such as "The Chosen" they ACCEPT a "jesus" who says and does things NOT stated or supported in the Bible! If that's not hypocrisy what is? On the other hand, unbelievers suppose that the Bible has been dreadfully changed, they protest faith and use their uneducated excuses to justify their unbelief. Yet these Bible distrusters also LOVE "The Chosen" series and uphold it as if it's the true narrative of faith. So, if you think the Bible has been changed and that is your reasoning to doubt and disbelieve, why would you then trust "The Chosen" that you KNOW is neither biblically accurate or historical whatever? That is equally as delusional as the Christian hypocrisy!
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Your Word I Have Hidden In My Heart
Well praise Jesus. He is the living God. He is the Word of God, and He has the words of Life. In Jesus is the light to men. He has the words to give men that we may live, eating His flesh, drinking His blood and having eternal life. Eternal life is not achieved by reading the scriptures and just being like the Bereans, like Christians like to say. Many Christians think themselves better than others because they're more biblical. They study the scriptures more than others, but they don't come into the truth. It is sad that so many people idolize the scriptures and the prophets and the law, but they do not live according to the words of Jesus and His New Covenant. The new covenant is for those that will receive the blood of Jesus Christ to wash to atone them, and that they would come into the newness of life with Jesus, where He puts His Word, His Truth on their conscience.
Now, the question would be for many people, what is this Word? Well, we know that Jesus has the words of life, and many of them are recorded in the scriptures, in some Bibles even in red letters. If you read through the Gospels, Matthew Mark, Luke and John, in these Bibles, you can find Jesus' words recorded, and they're in red letters. And those are the words that Jesus spoke. But Jesus also spoke many more words than that. One writer writes that if everything Jesus said were recorded in books, He supposes that it would fill up all the books on Earth. Now, Jesus has spoken a lot of things that are not recorded in our scriptures. But I also want to bring it to your attention that in the Old Testament, or in the New when people had a word from God, or when the word of the Lord came to them, that wasn't the Bible coming to them. It was the words of life that come from a living God through Jesus Christ.
I want to read to you from Psalms 119. I'm going to start in verse 9. This is supposed, as to be written by possibly David, but I think we're not sure who it's really written by, but we know that it's inspired by the Holy Spirit. It says this Starting in verse 9, How can a young man cleanse his ways? Or how can a young man keep His ways pure? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You. Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments. Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes. I will not forget Your word.
Now, I want you to consider when this was written. This is Psalm 119. It could have possibly even been authored by David. David did not have our Bible. He didn't have our precious biblical literature that we have today with commentaries. He didn't have any of that. Even the revelation of Jesus hadn't even come yet to humanity. Yet. David and other prophets and writers were having visions of God. They were having visions of this Christ that would come. And they knew about this precept in this concept. And when the word of God came to them, they cherished it. They would hide these things in their heart. They would tell others.
The word of God came to many prophets and humble men, righteous men, and the word of God came to them to also share with others, to rebuke them, to correct them, to encourage them, to guide them into the light of the truth. Now, we have a lot of these testimonies recorded in the Scripture. Not every testimony of Jesus, not every word of Jesus is recorded in the Bible, but many of them are. And sadly, even though it is the truth, men are idolizing the Bible and calling it the Word of God. But David would not have considered the Bible the Word of God. It didn't exist during His time. He did have access to some scriptures, but He certainly wasn't out there in the pastures with a Bible every day, just reading through the Bible like a Scribe or a Pharisee.
He was out there with God and he was praising the Lord and Jesus even though He had not come yet from the virgin Mary. God was giving revelation of Himself to David. And prophetically David saw the messiah and he looked forward to seeing His day. He knew the word of God and he had the words of life in him. And even when David messed up and he sinned, he repented and he came back into the truth. But sadly today men are not repenting. Christians are becoming more and more religious. They're idolizing the Bible calling it the Word of God. But they don't know the God that David knew. They don't know the true word of God, the word of life. And they don't have God's word hidden in their heart. What they have is knowledge of their scriptures. They have a bunch of of sand glued together.
Remember that parable that Jesus told about the wise and the foolish. The wise man built his house upon the rock. Figuratively the rock is Jesus Christ. But what is the sand? Well, the sand is as if you took all the different words from Jesus and the prophets throughout the Bible because after all sand does come from a rock at some point and then you glue it all together your own way. So you take a scripture from here, a scripture from there, you take a word from the guy at church here and a pastor from here, you put all their books together. And you collaborate that with all the different psalmists and what Solomon said in Ecclesiastes. And you put all the sand together and you build your entire house upon that sand and you call it the Rock. Because after all sand does come from a rock. Well, what do we know about this parable? What did Jesus say about the man who built his house upon the sand? What happens the rains come down? The floods came up and the house was washed away. And so it will also be with those that build their house upon the sand. Many Christians have built their house upon the sand. They have many doctrines, many interpretations to what Jesus says. They write off all of the hard sayings of Jesus, because they have their own enlightenment to what Jesus meant without asking Jesus, without knowing the word of God. They say, “we have our more sure word in the Bible.” And that's where they deceive themselves and others. That is where their Bible witchcraft starts coming in. And that is when they start acting like the serpent Satan who also quoted scripture to Jesus.
We need to make sure that we are as the wise man in the parable. We need to make sure that we build our house upon the rock of Jesus Christ. We need to really know Him as the psalmist knew God, as David knew God, as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob knew God, and worked out their relationship with Him daily. We need to overcome sin and temptation addictions. We need to overcome the world. And if we stay in connection with Jesus through His Holy Spirit, and endure with Him to the very end then we will be saved. But those that do not endure to the end that just build Christian principles upon their ideas of their Bible and other people's ideas of the scripture and men's ideas from church all of that's going to come crumbling to the ground.
Are you today founded upon the Rock of Jesus Christ? Are you the wise man who built his house upon the Rock? Or are you like the foolish, the foolish religious, the foolish Christians that think that they know God because of the scriptures, that think that they're better than others because they know the Bible and they're educated. Are you like the foolish who have built your entire life upon the sand? The only firm foundation is Jesus Christ. All other ground is sinking sand. Make sure that you put your faith in the true Word of God. That way the words of life will be active in your life and you will be serving a living God. Not the god of your imagination, not the god that you can manipulate and use to your own purpose as you read the Bible and make up your own ideas.
For many people they have made God whatever they wish. The homosexuals have made a homosexual Jesus. The Catholics have made the catholic Jesus. The protestants have made the protestant rebel Jesus and every religion has a certain Jesus flair, they have their own taste. They have their own personality. But for those of us that are surrendered to God, we surrender our taste, our personalities, our opinions, our ideas, and we just say, “Lord, please show us who you really are.” We know that those that fall upon the rock will be broken and we want to be broken to be used for your purpose. But we also know that those who the rock lands on will be crushed to powder. So we pray that we are on the Rock of Jesus Christ! Are you on the rock today? Or are you on the wishy-washy sand? May the grace of Jesus be with you.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Satan The Accuser
We know from the Scriptures that Satan is the accuser of the brethren. He accuses people day and night. If you read in Revelation, you see how Satan was thrown out of heaven. And it says, woe to the inhabitants of the Earth, because Satan’s dwelling on the Earth. We know that Satan is the principalities of evil. He is ready to accuse the Saints, and he brings up those accusations before God. Satan's ultimate goal is to get you discouraged, to take your soul to hell. So don't expect that if you choose to follow Jesus, that you won't get accusations. A lot of people are also on Satan side, and they act like the old devil. They will constantly be accusing you, if you do choose to put your faith in Jesus, they'll accuse you of everything. Since I've been on the Internet, it's like I've seen all the new accusations that come out, all the new lies from the Devil, all the new distractions. And Satan uses technology and people who use technology to manipulate people, to control people, to deceive people, to discourage people, and ultimately to take people to hell. But over the years I've seen how the devil works, and I've learned to distinguish between the evil Spirits though serving Satan, Satan's voice, and I've learned to disregard that. And I've learned Jesus' voice, the voice of His Holy Spirit. And I’ve learned to only take direction from Him. When you listen to the Holy Spirit, you're listening for His voice of guidance, of hope, of peace. And when He tells you something, He gives you direction. When Satan comes at you, he always comes from an angle that is an accusation with absolutely no hope for redemption. It's just bearing weight that you've done something wrong and you can't possibly reconcile it. You're just damned to hell. And the time that we're living in right now, there are a lot of demons that are very active, and they come to people through intrusive thoughts, blasphemous thoughts, thoughts of suicide, thoughts of depression, thoughts of emptiness, a lack of hope. And if you don't realize that you're in spiritual warfare, that stuff is going to get into your mind and then into your heart, and you're going to end up killing yourself. You're going to end up either physically killing yourself or or Spiritually dying, because you're allowing the enemy to penetrate you. We have to realize that we have a Spiritual enemy and learn to rebuke Satan in Jesus' name, and push out intrusive thoughts, push out depression, push out anxiety, push out all those thoughts that come from Satan to pull us down. If you are experiencing intrusive thoughts, or blasphemous thoughts, the thoughts that come from demons, quickly rebuke those thoughts in the name of Jesus, say, “Satan, I rebuke you. I am a child of God. I choose to follow my master Jesus Christ with all of my heart.” And whenever Satan's coming against you, as much as he comes against you, you resist the Devil, as it is written, “draw close to God, and He will draw close to you. Resist the Devil, and he will flee.” But don't think, just because you are now a Christian and you're a disciple of Jesus, that the Devil won't be able to get to you. Because the Devil still tries his hardest to discourage and to knock off the path. Even the very best Christians, even the most very dedicated, every day you have to enter into spiritual combat with the helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, sword of the Spirit, belt of truth, and the feet with the boots, ready to bring the Gospel of peace to those who are willing to listen. So will we stand with Jesus? Will we learn to hear Him and not confuse the voice, the voice of Satan and demons for the voice of the Holy Spirit? There are some Christians who do want to follow God, but they have allowed Satan to manipulate them, to control them. They have allowed Satan to become like the Holy Spirit in their life. For an example of this, is when I was leaving the Organized Church, a lot of people came to me saying that they were, essentially the Holy Spirit, and that I was going against God, and that I was doing evil in the eyes of God by leaving the church, I was abandoning family, I wasn't paying my tithes, I wasn't honoring God by honoring my parents. And the accusations went on and on and on. If we choose to listen to people, we will fall into condemnation. Because a lot of people, especially Christians, are on Satan’s side. And Satan controls Christians by manipulation, by making them feel guilty. You'll make you feel incredibly guilty that you don't have a church gathering that you meet with every Sunday, and you're giving up the fellowship. That's guilt. Or he makes you feel guilty that you're not reading your Bible every day, you're not that dedicated, brother, you're not reading the Bible every day like Doctor so and so. Those are accusations from the Devil. The disciples weren’t reading the the scriptures every day. They were uneducated men, but they love the Lord, and they dedicated their hearts to Jesus Christ. Following Jesus is not about religion. It's not about all these things Satan is making it about. Satan will also control a lot of people saying, “if you're not giving tithe to a local church, you're a hypocrite, you're not a real Christian.” And people get discouraged, feeling like, “because I don't belong to a body of Christ, and I'm not paying tide. I'm not a genuine Christian. I might as well just live life serving the devil anyway, because I'm not going to heaven. I'm not going to make it.” So also, the day that we're living in now, that Covid has come and all these other sicknesses, and people have had certain vaccines, People just aren't sure if God will still accept them. They don't know if they have committed the unpardonable sin, and they're just accused by Satan to no end, so that they get to this point where they don't pray anymore, they don't talk to anyone about God, they're so discouraged and so run down, that they're just basically ready to crawl into a hole and die. You know, we need to push out Satan and take back what is ours. Take back the joy of the Lord, take back the Spirit of God that He gives to the righteous, that we can inherit the kingdom of God. We need to have ears that hear. Jesus has given us a conscience. And if we listen to our conscience that He has given us, if we choose not to listen to the devil, then the Holy Spirit will convict our conscience Himself. But you need to pray and ask that you can tell the difference between accusations from Satan and the Holy Spirit. Remember, Satan gives no hope. He doesn't give you a future. He just gives you accusations. He gives condemnation. He tells you you're damned no matter what, with no hope, no direction. But when the Holy Spirit gives you direction, He may bring something up to you that you do that is wrong, that you need to change, but He gives you exact direction on what you need to do in order to be right with Him. And when you set it in your heart and in your mind to do what He has called you to do, He gives you an extraordinary amount of peace, knowing that if you do that, and when you do that, that you have peace with God and with men. Maybe sometimes not with men, but hopefully with men as well. So are you making Jesus your teacher? Are you allowing the Spirit of God to be your guide, that He may teach you and guide you in all things? Or has Satan stolen that from you to pretend to be your counselor so that he can condemn you and bring you to hell? You need to pray in spirit and in truth. Take back what is yours. Take back your relationship with Jesus. Take back your dignity in Him. Be righteous. Be holy. Be willing to do the work of the Lord. But don't allow the Devil to push you around. And don't allow the millions of the Devil and those people that serve Satan to control you, to manipulate you, to make you feel guilty and give you false ideas and false pressings on your conscience. Make sure that your father is the one who is in heaven, not people on Earth, not people that want to manipulate you for your money. Puts your faith in Jesus. Make Him your one and only teacher, and let nothing in the world move you. There should be one that moves us, and that is our father in heaven. May the grace of Jesus be with you.
Monday, December 19, 2022
Praise Jesus today. Everyone. I wanted to speak briefly here on the new order, which is the new covenant. See, the old order was the Covenant made with the people of Israel. It's the law of Moses, and that is the 613 laws of the Torah. We know about Mount Sinai, and we know about the laws that were written on those tablets of stone that God gave to Moses to give to the nation of Israel. And we know how Israel disobeyed those commandments and fell into sin. And even though God gave them a Sabbath, even though He gave them all these rules and regulations in regards to what they would wear, what they would eat, the days that they could gather. He gave all these rules to keep that nation in order to keep them orderly. But they broke that. And instead of learning from their mistakes, the Jews, even up until the point of Jesus, were still living according to the law of Moses, but not seeing the shadow pictures pointing to Jesus Christ.
I want to read just briefly what Hebrew says about this. In Hebrews chapter 9 concerning the law, it says in Verse 10, in regards to the law, it was concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings and fleshly ordinances impose until the time of reformation. Some versions also say the New Order, which it speaking about the new Covenant.
When Jesus came, He said, I did not come to abolish the law or the law and the prophets, but to fulfill. And this is, it's saying two things at the same time that's really confusing to some people, because a lot of the Jews that want to uphold the law of Moses will say, “you are still bound by all of the old Testament laws. You still have to keep sabbaths high, holy days, purity, washing, what you wear, not mixed fabrics.” And they go on and on, and they try to make gentile believers even feel guilty for not keeping the old Testament law. But what the apostle Paul writes about this. I mean, you can look, in Galatians Chapter 2, specifically Galatians Chapter 2. I'm going to start and just read this scenario that happens.
“11Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I (Paul) withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed;
12for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
13And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
14But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, “If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?
15We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law;”
And pay attention to this part.
“for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
17“But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
18For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.
20I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
21I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
As Christians, we know these verses. In fact, a lot of Christians have made doctrines out of this, and they have went too far, e.g. they start to say that, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, when you become baptized and start living for the Lord, they start calling those things works. And that becomes the hyper Grace Gospel, which is also a lie from the Devil. But Christians for ages have aired on either side. Either, very strict and very legalistic, trying to put people back under the law, saying that you are not really following Jesus right, unless you're keeping the 613 laws of Torah, even if you're a gentile, which is obviously not the truth. The apostle Paul speaks to that explicitly. Or on the other hand, a lot of Christians, they will say, “well, stopping sin is a work. Therefore you don't have to stop sinning in order to be justified by God. Because we're justified by grace, not through works.” And so they start preaching a false gospel on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Both of these gospels are false. The hyper grace gospel is false, and the work based salvation is false. Because both of them are by the efforts of men. Both of them are by the ideas of men. If we could be saved by just keeping the law, then obviously we wouldn't need Jesus. And if Jesus just did everything for us on the cross and we don't have to do anything at all, then even people that, just proclaim Jesus with their mouth, but have no intention to love Him with their heart, they would also be saved. And clearly that's not the truth. Jesus speaks about that. He renders each according to their works, to their deeds. And He talks about, you will know people by their fruits. People can say they believe in God. They can say they believe in grace and they believe in faith, but if they don't show it with their feet and with their actions, with their voice, then they aren't truly the children of God.
The Gospel is about holding Jesus' hand. Jesus Himself is the Word of God, the law of Moses, that cannot lead us and guide us into everlasting life. As the apostle Paul writes, it was as a tutor to guide us into the truth. There were shadow pictures, things to point to what was the reality. Jesus came to fulfill the law.
And so in what way did Jesus fulfill it? He became our perfect sacrifice. So that if we put our faith in Him, if we start praying to Him, that we would receive the better gift of the Holy Spirit, that He would put His law on our hearts. It's not about just following old Testament laws in the becoming like a Jew, but it is about receiving the Spirit of life.
Jesus is alive and His Baptism is real. And those that receive the Holy Spirit, they have the same guidance that I have, or you have. If you have received Him anywhere around the globe, no matter where you are, if you receive the Holy Spirit, you have received the same faith, the same Baptism, the same God, the same tutor, the same one who will guide you and teach you and bring to your memory all things that you are learning in the truth.
Jesus wants to be your teacher, but unless you come to Him, you cannot be guided into everlasting life. Jesus Christ Himself is the door. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
May the grace of Jesus be with you.
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Prosperity Gospel Lie
Well, praise Jesus today everyone. It is a blessing to follow Jesus Christ and to know Him as our father, our provision, our shelter, our protector. When we follow Him and when when we seek first His kingdom he provides for us every single thing we need. Remember that Jesus said seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. And He also told us do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroyed and where thieves break in and steal, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The other day I had some fraud on my account and some thieves stole some were between 300, and maybe, I don't know, 300 or 500 dollars. And I've been working with the bank to get that all figured out. And I'm not worried about it. Obviously things will get worked out with the bank. But it made me think about that verse. Because thieves can steal anything from us. They can steal our car. They can break into our house. But worse than that, even if you have all these treasures on earth, you can still die, and God can send your soul to hell. It doesn't matter how much treasure we have on this earth. You know there's a lot of people who have a lot of money in the bank. And they're convinced that because they've put away 10% or however much money their whole life that they will have a good retirement, that they will have plenty of money for themselves as an old man or an old woman. But what they don't realize is God could demand their life tonight. And even though they have a big barn, a big house, plenty of food for themselves, their family, their animals and their children, God can demand their very life and he can cast their soul into hell.
We have these days a lot of people who put their faith, their security in the arm of the flesh. They put it in the government. They put it in their brotherhood, in their family. They put it in the security of the things of this world not God. I have heard people say things like there's nothing wrong with prosperity. Well, the problem with prosperity is no matter how prosperous you are in this world, you're going to still die the same way as a poor man does. The poor man and the rich man die alike, the famous man and the man that doesn't have any fame, they die alike. Every single one of us are gonna have to look death in the face. But the question is, will we overcome in the name of Jesus Christ?
Jesus has already beat death. Death has lost its power and its sting for those of us who put our faith in Him, who seek first His kingdom. And don't store up for ourselves treasures on this earth, but treasures that are everlasting in heaven. How do we do that? If we pray and ask Jesus for His righteousness and His truth to give us the things that come from heaven, He will start developing us. He will give us things like patience, tranquillity, hope. He will give us good attributes such as justice, mercy, true love, self-control. And when He builds us up in righteousness, we develop to be the sort of person that the Spirit of God wants us to be, and we can also encourage others to be part of the true household of faith, not a brotherhood of of Christians that belong to a Baptist church or a Pentecostal church or some earthly church.
The Holy Spirit wants to purge and to purify and to make clean His true church. And the true church is not an organization of men but it is ordained in heaven. The true church is purified not by good deeds of the flesh, not by church attendants or paying tithes, or going on mission trips, or looking good in the community, but the true church is justified by the blood of Jesus Christ when they put their faith in Him. And then when they start doing the works that Jesus has for them.
A lot of Christians are under this deception that they're just clean because they have believed. They say “I have believed in Jesus, I've prayed the prayer of salvation, so Jesus sees me as clean.” But these same supposed brothers are still looking at porn, they're still greedy and selfish, they're chasing money, they run after mammon. And they haven't been made clean. They're not true saints. But they're make-believers. They're pretending to be children of God and pretending to be clean when they haven't really been purified and made clean. It's obvious if someone is walking in the flesh, and it doesn't matter how much you say “well, I believe in Jesus. I believe in God. I believe in the Spirit”, it doesn't matter how much you say that, if you're still living a lifestyle of sin and you're living for all the sensations that Satan can offer you.
The true church chooses to submit themselves to Jesus and then they prove by their actions that they truly are His disciples. By their love we will know that they truly are the children of God. Jesus said by their fruit we will know them. We know the difference between a good tree and a bad tree by the fruit. Sadly a lot of people though, are putting their hope in the world. To them, security is having money for themselves as an old man or an old woman, it's being able to support their kids, to put their kids through college, it's being able to have a big enough house, and security in their vehicle, security in their local government and their friends that will back them if they ever run out of any kind of worldly goods. They're convinced that if they do good enough in the flesh that they'll have salvation on this earth and salvation in the life to come.
That is the easy grace gospel! That's the gospel message of Satan! And churches across America have been preaching this gospel! It's the prosperity gospel or the grace gospel or the hyper grace gospel. These messages are like a witchcraft because they mixed the gospel message in the teachings of Jesus with the doctrines of demons, with Satan's message that you don't have to repent, that you can serve God and mammon, that you can live for the world and God, you can serve yourself and God, don't worry, God will forgive you in the end, all of us are are sinners, we're just saved by grace, brother, that's why Jesus died on the cross, so we could continue to look at porn. These people are perverts. They hate the truth of God. And unless we choose to really repent, repent of serving idols, repent of of worshiping false things such as Mary. You know Christians are worshiping Saints. They're worshiping a false image of Jesus that is in churches. They're worshiping their pastor. And one of the biggest idols that Christians are elevating and worshiping are the Scriptures. But it is sad because the Scriptures that tell them about Jesus’s love and truth and His power, they reject that. They love the Scriptures so that they can manipulate people to go to church, to pay tithes and to listen to their pastor. And they themselves are deceived thinking that they're saved because they pay tithes and listen to sermons. But for those of us that can hear the truth, if we hear Jesus and if we can see these deceptions that are obvious, then Jesus will show us those deceptions that are more subtle, that are also taking to people to hell, that are in every church.
I was thinking the other day , to most of us it's obvious that there's witchcraft in Disney. Almost every Disney movie has witchcraft in it. That's why they always have a princess and a witch. There's always some kind of witch in the Disney movies. And they have plain and obvious witchcraft in those movies. But if you don't notice that there's witchcraft in there and there's things pornographic, how in the world will you be able to pick up on the the more subtle nuances that Satan is deceiving people with every single day in the American churches? You would never pick up on that. If you can't see that people serve money in the economy, then how in the world are you going to be able to see how the the Christian churches are manipulating people with money? You see the the great men of this world, most of them don't openly look like they serve Satan. They look like they're for political justice, they're for equality, they're for health and wellness, they’re for elevating the poor, programs for helping each community, each town, each city. Therefore, all these things that appear to be good. But behind a lot of this, the driving force are the principalities of evil which is demons.
And the demons have a different face for different folks. So if you like education, and if you like things to seem very prestigious, and very educated, there's demons for that. That's why there's a lot of scientists that are used by the devil, because they can be very useful to Satan to convince people that it's all about evolution. You know there is no God, if you want to believe in God for your own imagination, that's great, but believe in science. And so there's all these sorts of demons for whatever you want to believe.
But for those of us that want to follow the truth, we have to see the truth of Jesus Christ and stop letting these things deceive us. A lot of people are deceived by riches. They perceive that if a man is wealthy and if he's educated and smart, he must be in the truth. But look at all these people who were very educated yet they're not in the truth at all. Albert Einstein, for example, very educated, probably one of the smartest people in the world, yet didn't believe in God. Look at all these movie actors who clearly they're intellectuals. They know how to memorize a lot. They know how to take on all these different personas. They know how to make money. Yet they clearly reject the one true God. Look at these people that say they believe in Jesus, people like Mel Gibson, all these other people that are in Hollywood, that to an extent, I mean they know the gospel. They know truth about God. They know deep truths. But they worship demons. Just because someone is popular or famous or rich or has a lot of knowledge does not mean they're in the truth.
Remember also, that Adam and Eve were deceived by the serpent. And that fruit that the serpent offered them was not an apple. The fruit was the knowledge of the tree of good and evil. It was knowledge, knowledge of good and evil. The devil was basically telling them “you can become like God knowing good from evil if you eat of this fruit.” You can be just like God, learn this knowledge and you'll know everything. You'll be as good of as God or better. And that was enough to deceive Adam and Eve and cause all of humanity to fall into sin.
We need to keep our focus on Jesus Christ and know His truth. That way we will not be deceived by riches. We won't be storing up, heaping up for ourselves treasures on this earth. But we will be doing the things that Jesus requires of us and that we will be bringing souls into His kingdom, doing the work that is everlasting, that will be important a hundred, two hundred, a million years from now.
But if you're focus just on making quick money, if you're focused just on your own pleasure, all of those things are going to be the chaff that burn up. Are you with Jesus Christ? Are you part of His kingdom for real? Or have you been bewitched and deceived by the demons, the witches, the soothsayers? All of those people in these religions of the world and the organizations of the world that just promote business, promote merchandise. They promote all the merchants of the world. They promote the brotherhood of the world. But they reject the truth of the one true living God. They reject Jesus Christ.
Your only hope, if you want life, is to start praying say, “Lord Jesus, I pray that you open my eyes, open my ears, help me to see and make a distinction between good and evil. Help me to be able to follow you, and become the light to my feet, become the light to my path, that I may enter your presence and not be deceived or taken to hell.”
May the grace of Jesus be with you.