Saturday, May 11, 2024

Beware of the Religious Church Spirit


Beware of the Religious Church Spirit

I am an advocate of Jesus Christ because of course He is the truth, the way, and the life. But I'm not an advocate for church attendance and doing religion the way that Americans have done it for so long. It is very trite. It's very contrived. Their whole worship set, everything that they do is all for a show. It's all ceremonial. It's taking the things that should be genuine in our faith and turning it into a ceremony for show, publicizing it so that people will come and pay their money like a business. The preachers are just speaking about things that are safe, so they don't offend anyone. And the worship is all sensational and the people are all fake. If we really want to be the children of God, we have to take our faith seriously. We need to come out and be separate. And those that are in dead religion will become some of our worst enemies, more than atheists, more than people in the world.

A lot of people in the world know that they are sinful. They know that they are sinners in need of repentance. And they're not playing the hypocrite like people are in church. We have to be very careful around religious spirits because religious spirits will try to suck you in. And there's a couple big ways that religious spirits try to suck in Christians. One of the biggest ways is through loneliness.But when you get lonely and you're feeling the need for friendship, you're feeling the need for others because you haven't had time with other Christians, that is when you start to look for a church, a place that you can gather. And because there are so few places that actually have the love of Jesus in their heart, people will compromise, and they will join themselves with people that are sinful and ungodly simply because they're lonely. And they think to themselves, “well, at least I'm not alone and depressed”. But then they get themselves involved with people who don't really have the love of God in their heart. And it becomes like the parable of the four soils where that third soil gets choked out by all the worries of the world, the pleasures of the world, all the things in the world that you can focus on that seem good, but at the end of the day will pull you away from God. Remember that when Jesus gives some of those parables, He talks about the end times and things taking people away, even like marriage, people saying, “well, I have some ox and some cattle that I need to run”. Some very basic things that we think of are good. I mean, getting married is good, trying out your new vehicle is good, attending to the animals are good. All of those are good things. But those for people tend to pull them away from Jesus when they are not seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. And the end will come at a time we do not expect. There will be people being married and given in marriage. There will be people going to and fro here and there, not thinking about the end, when the end will come and they will not be prepared.

If we want to be right with Jesus, we need to make sure that we are prepared, that we're right with Him. And we need to be aware of this religious spirit that brings about a lukewarm heart, a heart that is not really contrite, a heart that's not really genuine. And that puts Jesus on the back of our life, not worrying about things that really matter. The religious spirit is all about show. It's all about looking good. And the religious spirit is very offended if you get genuine in your faith. You will notice that if you start taking Jesus seriously, people that are with this religious spirit will be very mad. They will say, you're judging me, you're being hateful, why don't you just calm down, you haven't been in church long enough, obviously if you came back to church you would get back in line. And they're very offended with the hard sayings of Jesus. They don't want to take Jesus' word seriously. They will cherry pick certain verses out of the Bible that they want to eat, but all the hard sayings of Jesus, that cup that Jesus drank, they don't want to drink that cup or eat the hard sayings of Jesus. So they tear those pages out of their Bible and they throw those away. And they would rather listen with itching ears to their pastor saying that they are once saved, always saved, that they're okay, they're going to heaven, they'll never lose their salvation. All of the lies that are preached at the pulpit, they listen to.

We have to separate ourselves with these religious spirits in church, because they will make you lukewarm, they will take away your joy, they will divide your family, you will find yourself far away from God if you join yourself with these religious spirits. That is why it's written in the scriptures to come out and to be separate from them, touch nothing that is unclean, and I will become a father to you and you will become a son. We cannot touch dead religion; we cannot touch what is unclean in church. This whole false church in America and around the world has been set up as a really big deception, a strong delusion that is like a poison poisoning the world.

Instead of people hearing from God, they hear the pastor preaching the Bible. Instead of calling Jesus the Word of God, they call their Bible the Word of God. Instead of really getting nourishment from the Holy Spirit, they call nourishment going to church. They think that church is a place where you go empty and then you are filled by the pastor's preaching. They think that pastor is nourishing them and bringing them to life. He has taken the place of Jesus Christ.

We are supposed to eat Jesus' flesh and drink His blood, not some pastors on Sunday or on Saturday. And when we get together as the body of Christ, like it says in the Scripture, all of us are supposed to have a word from God, we are supposed to have a revelation, we are supposed to have an interpretation, we are supposed to have a spiritual tongue, we are supposed to have a new hymn, a new song to sing with each other. We are not supposed to be meeting empty and being fed by some stranger. Jesus said that His sheep will not listen to strangers, but they will run from those strangers. And that is what the true church does from the false church.

Those who are part of the Lord's true flock, they run away from dead religion, they run away from the false church, they run away from false believers because they know it will pollute them. We need to make sure that we stay separate, keep ourselves unstained from the world and these religious spirits that are causing the true church to be impure and unrighteous and defiled. And we have to touch nothing that is unclean, but rather cling on to the spirit of life. It's not about playing church or doing religion or doing worship in church or going to church on Sunday, but it's about the genuine things that God has put in our life. Your family, how you are a witness every day in your life. Are you really overcoming sin? Are you doing the small things every day in life to show that you are a disciple? Or are you proving by your actions that you are following the world?

It doesn't matter how much you try to appease God with Bible study, by prayer nights, by church attendance, by tithe, by going on mission trips. All of these things have become a way for Satan to try to make people feel that they are doing good for God and will get into heaven and earn their salvation because they are doing all these good deeds. They think that they will be able to stand before God and say, “God I loved you because I went to church, because I read my Bible, because I went to prayer meetings, because I gave tithe, because I went on mission trips. You have to let me into heaven.” They feel entitled to go to heaven because of their works. And how ironic this is guys, because the same churches that are preaching, it's just by faith, they are the ones that are living like they think they will be saved by their many works. These are the filthy rags that God will reject. These are the filthy rags that are just defiling the true church. God will say to these people, “away from me, I never knew you, you who commit iniquity, you who commit sin.” And so these false works of righteousness we need to eject out of our lives, we need to get it out of us or God will vomit us out of the kingdom. We will be puked out of the kingdom by God.

God hates hypocrisy, He hates lukewarmness, He despises people that say that they are His children but lead people to hell every day. By being poor examples of the kingdom of God, they turn people away from the kingdom of God, because anyone who looks inward thinks, well if that's what it means to be a Christian, I want nothing to do with it. Rather we have to come out and be separate from this false religion and not allow them to suck us in, whether it's because we are feeling lonely or because they are giving some kind of event or some kind of sermon that we feel compelled to go to.

Another big reason people go to church is because they have kids and they want their kids plugged into those programs and it's like a daycare. And instead of parents raising their children, they think that the children will get a good education in church school. And so they put their children there and they get serious about church when their children are old enough. That is also a deception guys. It's the natural order before God that a husband is in submission to Jesus Christ, that a wife is in submission to her husband as he is in submission to Jesus Christ, and that the children learn from their mother and their father. This is the natural order that God established. He has not established some kind of outside entity to take your children and to divide the husband from the wife, that they would do the work for the husband and the wife, and that they would take the responsibilities of a parent. That has been established by the world. And churches today are dividing husband from wife, they're dividing children from their parents and thinking that they're offering God a service by doing this. This is very sad because a lot of parents are not taking responsibility to read the Bible with their children. They just allow them to be on the phone, on the television, in public school, and they wonder why their children are growing up to be suicidal, transgender, homosexual, on drugs, and rebellious against God. It's because your actions speak louder than words. It doesn't matter how much you say Jesus or read the Bible. So your children, they spend seven hours or more a day in school, especially if they do sports, and they are around that indoctrination of the public school seven to twelve hours a day, and they're probably only getting twelve minutes to maybe an hour of time socializing with you as their parent. So even if you want them to know about God and the truth, the few things that you say are seven to twelve times less effective than the indoctrination going on with the school, with the cell phone, and with the TV.

So if you want your children to have genuine faith, then you need to make sure that you are raising them. If you want your wife to have genuine faith, you need to make sure that you are truly following the Holy Spirit as a man of God. But when these natural orders that God has set up in His church get confused and authority misplaced and put on other people, then everything gets askew. And no wonder children that have a parent that is a pastor that you would think should be following God, no wonder they're turning out homosexual, transgender, and on drugs and suicidal. It happens every year where you hear some pastor's kid committed suicide or he went off the deep end. And this is because pastors are not raising their children, they're raising them in the world and thinking they're doing God a service by putting on a ceremony on Sunday.

It's not about a ceremony guys, it's not about this religious spirit in church, but it is about coming out and being separate from these things, coming out from the world, coming out from dead religion, keeping unstained from the world, and being separate that you can follow Jesus, teach your wife about Jesus, teach your children about Jesus, teach your neighbor about Jesus, and be completely separate that you may hear His voice and follow His calling every day.

So be warned about this religious spirit that is in church, because this religious spirit is the highest suspect to get you off the straight and narrow path. It's not drugs or alcohol, it's not this whole LGBTQ whatever, the highest suspect to get you off track is this religious spirit. And it's when you start to think, well I need my children in church, I need some kind of godly pastor that would be helping me out, this religious spirit will get into you, it will get into your family, and it will take you away from God. That doesn't mean that everyone in church is evil and against God. There are people that are stuck in religion, some of them may love Jesus, but they are deceived. But I'm telling you, the organizations themselves, these 501c3 churches, this organization that is religious, that are doing ceremonies, all of it is leading people away from the truth. It's so far removed from the truth now, that it is an agent that is bringing people to hell. They are held in the hand of Satan.

So make sure that you're not deceived by these religious spirits and these people that call themselves Christians on Sunday. Keep yourself separate, keep your family separate, and make sure that if you are raising children, keep them away from the cell phone, keep them away from the TV, and out of the public school system, if at all possible. Because these are the ways that Satan is indoctrinating all of the young people through the cell phone, through the TV, and through the public schools. And of course, now the church is also, the false church is in the hands of Satan, so if you are letting your children be raised in Catholic school or in some Christian school, this also is a way for Satan to indoctrinate your children in the wrong direction. You need to take control of your life, and that happens by submitting yourself first to Jesus, and when you submit yourself to Him, then He gives you full authority as a man to raise your family, and to live by example.

So I want to pray for those of you that want to be separate from the world, separate from false religions, and that you want to live for the Lord with all of your heart. So “Lord Jesus, I pray for your true church, I pray for those listening today that want to be completely in the truth and not deceived by the devil, by false religion, and by worldliness. I pray that people would repent of sin, hypocrisy, playing the chameleon, playing the Christian in church. We want to repent of being a religious spirit or being part of religious spirits. We want to be separate and touch nothing that is unclean. So I pray for my fellow brothers and sisters that want to be serious to follow you, I pray that they would be filled with your Holy Spirit, and that they would touch nothing that is unclean, and that they would not be defiled by false religion. I pray that they have the power to come out and to be separate, and that you would sever them from everything that is ungodly, that they would become vessels of honor, held in your hand, and used for your purpose. I pray this in your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.”