A Time of Revealing
"Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The
words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." John 14:10
I have been getting a lot of emails about professing Christians falling into apostasy in droves now - from denying the authority of God's word, claiming there is no need for Christians to repent, and even validating all types of immorality & fornication as acceptable. This is a sign of a reprobate mind. Jesus said this would occur.
"Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel,
which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants
to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols." Revelation 2:20
Jesus said that the last days church would have to contend with the spirit of Jezebel who teaches and seduces God's servants to commit fornication and ingest idolatry. When you see professing Christians (male or female) maligning the Lord, justifying idolatry & and encouraging all forms of illicit behavior - you are looking at the spirit of Jezebel at work.
In spite of what people proclaim verbally, what is truly in the heart is being made manifest. All these years, folks have been sitting next to you in Church...Amening your posts on Facebook...lifting up hands in praise & worship....and talking about how gooood the Lawd is. Yet behind the scenes they are still revelling in sin. They are not only still slaves to sin, they have no desire to be free from it. They love sin and have only used the Lord Jesus Christ as a cloak to cover their unrighteousness. They are not born again.
I have said this before, but I will reiterate. The only problem people have with God is sin. As long as you are enslaved to sin, and want to be, you will be offended by the Lord and those who represent Him. A heart of repentance still remains the foundation for even hearing let alone receiving the Gospel.
Romans 8:19; Revelation 3:17-18).
To that I say, "Let the Father do the work!"
There is no time for arguments and soulish debates with those who deep down actually hate the Lord. Stop casting pearls before swine and ask the Father to give you eyes to see those He has prepared to receive the word of truth. Those who continually deny His truths will be sent a strong delusion so that they will believe a lie and be damned (II Thessalonians 2:10-11).
I have no mind to even discuss these matters with such folks. They
cannot hear the truth because they do not want to hear it. Such people
are not sincere seekers asking questions, they are trying to justify
their own rebellion and take others with them to the pit of Hell. That
is the nature of Satan; he justifies his rebellion against God and tries
to drag down as many people as he can.
Let the Father do the work! It is no time to try and figure out what is wrong with folks and wonder why they are falling away from the truth. As Jesus said, if they will not hear the truth, then wipe the dust off of your feet and keep on going (Matthew 10:14). The great apostasy is happening right in front of our eyes. All we can do is tend to our own hearts, examine ourselves to see if we be in the faith, and work out our own salvation in fear and trembling. Pray for them if the Lord puts upon your heart to, but don't let someone else's denial of the Lord cause you to lose sight of the prize.
Romans 1:32 indicates that one becomes reprobate, not just by continuing in sin, but by agreeing with or "taking pleasure in" those in sin. Consider this as well.
"Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure." I Timothy 5:22
The words "lay hands" above references endorsing someone, giving them your support or vote of approval. When we receive a person who is an unrepentant sinner (calling them our friend, saying they are a Christian, encouraging others to receive them...) we make ourselves a partaker of their sins. God sees us as guilty of their sins, even if we haven't personally committed them. Take care who you call your "friend."
To do things in ignorance is one thing. To have known the truth and turned away from it is another (II Peter 2:22). We should be more concerned about offending God than offending man. If we can consider a friend someone who we know is anti-Christ, then we need to start wondering what is wrong with us and who we really are.
People like this I will cut out of my life with no regrets. Any
thing or person which is an unGodly influence in my life, I seek God to
remove. I am not holding on to any "friends" or "family"; nothing but
my God and those who are either in Him or desire to be in Him. There is just not enough "being nice" cozying up to those who viciously hate God (even if they "claim" to be Christian) in order to justify being damned to Hell...or worse, disappointing my Father. I am running for my life and all I can say is everybody else ought to so run as well (I Corinthians 9:24; Hebrews 12:1).
Let the Father do the work! If the Father dwells in you, then the Father will do the work. When the Father does the work, there is no question, no confusion, and no debate. The very life that the Father has imparted to you by His Spirit will testify to the truth all by itself. Only those without the Holy Spirit need to do a lot of talking and convincing of others because they are relying on soulish power & charisma versus the power of the Holy Ghost. What we need to do is stay before the Father as He faithfully completes the work He has started so that we are conformed into the image of His Son. Only then will we be light unto the lost.
I recommend the following articles as well which speak of this false religious veneer encouraged by Babylon and the signs that one is going into apostasy.
The Road to Hell
Arrows of Reproof and Apostasy
Based on recommendation from Sis. Joy, I am posting the following video from Pastor David Williams.