When one speaks of religion - outward conformity & external works to please men over inward conversion & transformation to Christ - I am dead set against it. However, when some speak of hating "religion", they are not expressing a heartfelt desire to be in relationship with Jesus Christ. Rather, they are speaking of a desire to be free from Rules, Responsibility, and Reproof.
All around the world, people are claiming their right to God's inheritance. "I am a King's Kid! I am blessed and not cursed! I am the head and not the tail!" Yet, they are merely exalting themselves. Not having sought the genuine authority & anointing of the Lord, they are moving out in their own power to make of themselves some great one before the people.
If you would attack the breaches in your own soul with as much vigor and tenacity as you attack the perceived breaches in the souls of others, then not only would you be delivered, you would be able to bring deliverance to those whom you think need it so badly.
The same God who said that He is the Prince of Peace said that He came not to bring peace, but a sword. The same Savior who said to honor your mother & your father said that He has come to set at odds a man from his parents. God's priority is not to bring or keep families together. This doesn't mean that God doesn't care about our families. I am saying that God's objective is to bring people into HIS family.
One of the affects of spiritual sodomy is people having unhealthy, inordinate, unGodly, enslaving soul ties to those they deem to be leaders in the church. A lot of this stems from a failure to understand not only who the church is, but who the head of the church is. The only person the Christian is exhorted to follow at all times and in all things is Jesus Christ.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
When the urges of the flesh pick up or demonic attacks increase, it is certainly time for a fast. Indeed, if we adopt a "fasting" lifestyle, it will help to keep such things at bay. When we humble ourselves, God draws nigh to us. So if we want to hear God's voice more clearly, we must sharpen our ears to hear. How do we do that? Beating down the soul by withholding from it what it craves.
"But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom." Psalm 35:13
If we do not afflict our souls through self-denial, then Satan will most certainly afflict our spirits through fleshly overindulgence. Satan can only appeal to our soul or to the flesh, however, when our spirits are stronger than both, Satan can gain no advantage. Such is important for us being able to stand strong in the faith.
"But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." I Corinthians 9:27
Saturday, March 22, 2014
One thing has certainly become clear as time moves on in these last days, and such is that the "narrow way" is becoming increasingly more narrow. The text above doesn't just speak of people continuing in the same vein in which they currently are. The word "still" is speaking of a progression; a furthering of degree or increase. For example, "Let those who are unjust be even more unjust". Why does God say this? Because He is revealing the intents of the heart.
You might have been able to fellowship before amongst people with whom you have only had minor doctrinal differences. However, now those slight disagreements have somehow become insurmountable fissures as the depths of these differences are revealed. God is forcing everyone to choose a side. Be either hot or code, but lukewarm is getting spewed out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16). He is cleaning up His Church and preparing His Bride for His return.
And as people begin to choose, you had better know where you stand. You cannot believe in something just because another person says it is truth. You must have the fortitude & discipline to study the word of God for yourselves and the ears to hear the Holy Spirit as He reveals its meaning to you. Otherwise, deception will be so great that, if it were possible, even the elect will be deceived (Matthew 24:24). You must know that you know who you know so that you can stand firm.
That stated, I wanted to take time to address a doctrine to which some have ascribed proclaiming that Jesus Christ is a created being. Such a position is not supported by the Scriptures, and I would like to review why. As we examine the Scriptures, we will see that:
- Jesus existed with the Father prior to His incarnation
- Jesus is the Creator of all things and nothing was created outside of His creative work
- Jesus is both fully God and fully man
- Jesus has the same divine nature as the Father, making Him equally God
- Jesus' role in the Godhead does not impune His divine nature
- Being firstborn denotes Jesus' preeminence, not His creation
- Melchizedek is a type or figure for Christ
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Yet, a true man can only be supported by a true woman. And guess what? The head of the woman is the man. My daughter and I were in a group of women recently when one said, "My Momma always used to say, 'The head of the house is the man, but the woman is the neck and she can turn that head whatever way she wants." A lot of the women laughed. You know who says such things (and who laughs at such things)? Rebellious women.
The heart of a true woman is not to submit to her husband in name only, pretending he is the head while really getting him to do what she wants him to do. Rebellion in disguise is still rebellion; and rebellion is still as the sin of witchcraft (I Samuel 15:23).
What I am sharing today might be considered a small thing, but even the little foxes can spoil the vine. God wants to see our faithfulness, even in the small things...and sometimes those are the toughest.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
bewitched: to use magic to make someone do, think, or say something; to put someone under a spell; to charm; to attract as if by the power of witchcraft
Paul wondered in Galatians who had bewitched the people. Today, it is clear that one playing a big role in the bewitchment of our children are the educational institutions.
I do not consider it coincidence that the announcement of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges first "Queer Prom" comes right as I just posted on The Hideouts of the Homosexual Spirit. They call it "Spelhouse", however, they are actually spellbound. Like most modern institutions of "higher learning", indoctrination with this agenda is a top priority...and it starts as early as Kindergarten. They accomplish this, not by convincing all students to become homosexual, but by imparting to students a mindset that is against the mind of Christ; it is anti-Christ. This is not a Black or White thing, nor is it an age or class issue.
These are the days, brothers and sisters, in which we live and this is the primary spirit we will confront more and more as the day of our Lord draws ever near. Why do I write about it? To prepare the saints for this spiritual war so that those lost in this delusion might be saved.