Life is But a Vapor
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil." James 4:14-16
In the following videos, Pastor Gary C. Price does a study on the Book of James.
By introduction to the message, Pastor Price gives a short overview of a book called "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. This book teaches new age occultism by encouraging men to tap into an energy source or higher power so that man can dictate what happens in his own life. He also shows how this approach to self-actualization is permeating through all parts of society.
Yet "The Secret" is actually no secret at all. It is the same old lie spoken by Satan in the Garden of Eden which seeks to undermine God's words and entice man to determine what is good or evil for himself. Set your own path. Create your own destiny. Speak your own existence into being by the power of positive thinking and proclamation.
Take this book, change the words "higher power" to Jesus, and you have an exact mirror of the Word of Faith heresy being taught by false preachers all across the globe. The world is being woven together in a humanistic, antichrist matrix and the enemies to this system will be those who stand for Jesus Christ alone, refusing to modify or compromise on His words.
Will you be obedient and endowed with power by God to stand or will you believe the lies of the god of this world and be deceived? Will you fall for The Secret - even if it is dressed up in the name of Jesus - or will you submit to the Truth who is The Way?
Our life must not be grounded in this world, but in Christ. Therefore, our focus must be in preparing for true eternal life in Christ and not building up temporal, pseudo-kingdoms in the earth.
These messages are part of live broadcasts from Omega Church & Ministries Center which occur at 1:00 pm EST on Sundays at the following site: http://www.stickam.com/omegaministries. So feel free to tune in directly to participate in the bible studies as they occur.