Loving God and loving people is not the gospel

It’s become quite popular for religious folks to declare they don’t like religion but that they are instead “spiritual”. It’s also become fashionable in that same  spirit to state, ” I just love God with all my heart and love my neighbour as myself”. You do? Really??

These words are Jesus’ reply to a teacher of the law, who asked the Messiah, “What is the greatest commandment?”

Jesus answered “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself”. “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:36-40)

All kinds of folks today are quoting these verses as if they are the basics of the gospel. One denomination in Australia even has it as their slogan (with the addition of loving “life”. Jesus apparently forgot to add that one)

For those who wish to make this the new “spiritual” gospel, are you sure you have thought this through?

To adopt these commands as the basis of our relationship with God means we must love Him with complete, unfailing love…all the time…under every circumstance… for our entire lives. We must never have wavered in our devotion. We must have completely resisted every temptation. We must have always walked in perfect worship. Never resisted the Holy Spirit. Have had every motive and goal in perfect alignment with His word. And then to have consistently put others needs before our own. To always seek the best for the other even at great personal cost. And to do that not on occassion, but at every moment, of every day, for our entire sojourn on this planet.

It becomes obvious that these words of the Lord are not a declaration of how to be reconciled to Creator God but are a summary of the Law.

The first four of the ten commandments were all about loving God. The next six all about how to love our fellow-man. In other words the instruction to love God and people perfectly is not a nice, liberating, non religious way to “do” Christianity. It is a reminder of how helpless and hopeless we are in the sight of God without the cross.

Does anyone really want God to judge them on their fulfillment of these two commandments? If they do, they are doomed to a certain and fearful end.

For no one loves God with ALL their heart soul, mind and strength. And no one loves their neighbour as they love themselves. What sounds at first hearing as so nice and gracious and spiritual, is in fact a sentence of doom to every human who has ever lived…except One of course; Christ Jesus. This is the very reason why the gospel is good news and the law without the cross is bad news. Jesus perfect fulfillment of loving the Father and loving humanity made His sacrifice on behalf of we who are crippled by our lack of love, so perfect and so necessary.

He died in our place as a perfect act of love to redeem us who have lived our entire lives in selfishness toward our fellow humans and in rebellion towards our Creator.

So, as for me, I’ll rest in what Christ has done at the cross. I’ll trust in His ability to love and to forgive my imperfect love toward God and man. I’ll trust in His word and His redeeming power and the grace He distributes through His gift of faith in Him and His written truth.

I never want to rely on my power to love. I rely on His power to love.

For sure I want to grow in love. I want to  be more faithful to Him who rescued me. I want to be more sensitive to people and more importantly more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. It’s not that I don’t desire to love God wholeheartedly and people more perfectly. It’s just that I don’t want to rely on my frail and faulty love when I can instead rely on His pure, powerful and unpolluted love.

So friend next time you here someone sanctimoniously declare that they aren’t religious, they just love God and love people, lovingly remind them of the consequences of relying on the law to be reconciled to God. And point them to Christ on a cross, our perfect Redeemer, Ransom and Risen Regent.

Father we who are born from above love in some measure as a fruit of Your infinite love toward us. We love because You first loved us. Thank You for providing redemption for our absence of love, and not judging according to our lack but by His fullness. Grant us the ability to accurately communicte this glorious message of grace through Christ for His sake

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I charge you therefore…Preach the Word!!

1 Timothy 3:16-4:3

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables.

 

Surely it’s not too much to ask. Certainly it’s a reasonable, sensible and logical instruction. If a man wishes to bask in the glorious titles offered by men, to men. If he desires to be recognised as a “Preacher”, “Teacher”, “Reverend” or “Pastor”, it’s a vital component of the divine job description to preach the word. Faithlessness in this area  cripples the entire ministry of a Christian leader. A preachers task is not to immerse himself in political agendas; as much as he may have opinions. And indeed he may have opinions on many topics, but his opinions have no life, no power and no blessing of God upon them, unless his opinion is a firm stand that God’s opinion is right and immutable.

Men make much of preaching “vision” today. This business principle promoted by academic organizational “experts” may build a business but it can not build the church of Christ.

The vision the Bible recognises as valid is a vision of the LORD, high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple and surrounded by angelic beings lost in worship. Holy holy holy they cry; but mere men preach vision, vision, vision, with vision statements and vision Sundays and vision meetings but for for all their talk of vision they are blind. And those who listen and applaud the latest vain glorious exalting of man’s ideas are also blind and if the blind leads the blind both fall into a pit.

(One famous Christian leader categorically denied the place of prayer in his “success” and gave all the glory to his “vision”. This is close to blasphemy and he will discover God will not share His glory with any mans puny vision)

Sifting the word through a carnal seive to remove any truths hard to swallow is also not preaching the word. Its simply a base exercise in popularity and is beneath any one truly called to preach.

The task of the man of God is not to revel in the Phariseeical delight of his clerical elitism but to preach the word.

The word on sin, hell, eternity, imputed righteousness through Christ, holiness, the resurrection of the dead and other topics increasingly ignored in the Babylonian churchianity that has risen to power today.

So called preachers can wax long and eloquently on the unbiblical teaching of tithing every meeting and yet their church members are ignorant of the uniqueness of Christ and the necessity of believing Him to have eternal life. (One woman “preacher” testified how she was saved as a prostitute and initially she tithed out of her earnings as a sex worker. Apparently she knew to tithe before she knew harlotry was forbidden by God!)

Clerical con men convince even God’s people to dabble in witchcraft and to vainly attempt to change their circumstances with positive confessions. We`are not to rise above our situations with our words, but we are to submit our futures to God’s word.

The list of ecclesisatical errors stretches out beyond the horizon at this point in history but all of them would be solved in an instant if “preachers”would simply preach…Preach the living word

the written word

the cross

and the position, priorities and purpose of God’s people.

Paul goes on to highlight the problem. The time has come when the religious rabble will not endure sound teaching. They gather around them teachers who tell them what their itching ears want to hear….Entertaining stories, humourous anecdotes, superstious fables, and deathly doctrines of the magnificence of men.

It seems as if the Lord of Glory will extend much grace to those who will set their hearts to preach His gospel in all it’s beauty and simplicity; but those who speak great swelling words of the the wisdom of men will one day wish to eat their words…when they stand before Him.

Dear preacher, if you are drawing a wage because of your title, well; preach the word! Not half of the word, not disected, homogenised or pasteurised, the scripture needs no adjusting for the ears of men. Hearts need adjusting through the declaration of the word.

And dear preach-ee, if you sit under one who has no honour for the scriptures, no testimony of salvation and no focus on eternity; get out of that place. You’re in danger. Deadly, spiritual, eternal danger.

A man is not a preacher because of his title. He is not a servant of the gospel because of his pulpit. He is not a man of God because of his popularity.. and in fact popularity may well be the death of him.

A man is a preacher only when, and if, he will …Preach the word!!

Father,

We of the human race are frail and faulty is so many areas, as is every one called to preach. But Lord graciously grant us those who will have this right that they will preach, herald declare and expound Your holy word. For Jesus sake

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Preaching as worship

This is a repost from some time ago.I thought it appropriate considering the burden on my heart at this time.

 I’m praying for preachers of God’s word at the moment. Praying for The LORD to raise up faithful preachers and bring conviction on those who have succumbed to the temptations to seek man’s favour or to get immersed in political activity  or have focussed on building a memorial to their own cleverness, and calling it church.

Those who claim to be preachers or teachers of God’s holy word and misuse the scriptures or misrepresent God are treading a slippery path. Those who are faithful have the joy of experiencing the leading of the Holy Spirit, what the old saints called the unction of God. They may well also see people wonderfully saved as a result of God blessing the “foolishness of the gospel”

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Preaching as worship.

 

 

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Ashamed of Jesus

For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and wicked generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels…Jesus

We live in an age when the inhabitants of our land, and many lands are not ashamed of anything.

Every form of vile wickedness and blasphemy is endorsed, practiced and promoted. After venturing onto facebook recently (pray for me)  I found the same foolishness amongst those who claim Christ as their own. Good regular church goers comment on their love for their church in one post and then brag about their fornicating in the next. Drunken binges are reason to boast and shacked up “saints” speak of their “partners”.

Yet these same churchies who show no shame, are ashamed of one thing; Christ and His Word.

I heard one radio “Reverend”recently mocking those who would believe the words of Christ. He is ashamed of Jesus and Jesus words, and he is a pretender who needs to stop taking money on false pretences and get himself a real job.

The Lord makes it crystal clear that no one can be a follower of His and reject Him and His teachings…and that means all His teachings not just the pleasant ones!

How foolish to claim allegiance to the King of Glory and then to misrepresent everything He says. How nonsensical to think we can be counted amongst His friends when we call Him a fool or in error or a liar.

We are not to judge His Word, His Word judges us.

We are not to manipulate His eternal truth in a vain attempt to mould it to our post-modern mindset.

We must not under any circumstances adjust His words to make men feel better about themselves and their sin (or to make us feel better about us and our sin)

Jesus says some strong and challenging things. Things that people don’t print out and put on the refrigerator as a memory verse. Things that can chill the blood and drive us to prayer for those who don’t know Him. Especially those who don’t know Him and think they do. There is no more dangerous place to be!

Some “church” leaders deny there is a hell. Jesus disagrees. On the day of judgement they will find out who is right.

Some declare God has changed His mind about extra marital sex. They are wrong and under the control of the father of lies. Jesus states unequivocally any sexual activity outside of a legal marriage between a man and a woman is under God’s judgement.

Some apologise for Christians who declare His word. Don’t bother. It may be offensive to claim Christ is the only way to escape the wrath to come but I would rather offend man trying to speak truth than offend Christ by remaining silent.

These weak and timid souls are not really concerned for people’s feelings. They are only concerned for their own reputations. They have not yet embraced Christ’s call to  become of no reputation that His glory may be magnified. They are more concerned about the praise of men than the praise of God.

Silence is not always golden, sometimes it’s just yellow.

The history of the true church is adorned with the testimonies of those who willingly gave up their lives to speak the words of life. They accepted the wrath of men if it offered hope that their persecutors could escape the wrath of God. There’s was a true love. Courageous, sacrificial, full of faith and holy boldness. As they faced the flames or the gallows often their final prayer on earth was a cry for the forgiveness of their murderers. Today many tremble that they may be “un-friended” on facebook.

The simple fact is, to tell sinful men that God loves them will incur no anger. They will agree and think, “Of course He does, I’m very loveable.”

To do charitable deeds will earn the praise of men. Unless they’re truly done in Christ’s name.

To cherry pick positive and “nice” scripture verses devoid of context and thus devoid of the Spirit is not in any sense preaching God’s word. Even new agers and cultists can do this… And even the devil can quote scripture in order to deceive.

Preaching material prosperity for Christ’s followers will draw a crowd. The same crowd which will find themselves in a distinctly un-prosperous eternal flame.

Calling Christianity a means to “Your best life now” is surely and obviously a devilish temptation to ignore eternity.

All these carnal covetous claims are not the call of Christ but the lure of the devil.

But preach Christ and His words and see what happens. Just as He promised, friends will abandon us, family members will reject us and “Churches” will cast us out. In this tolerant and accepting age the one thing men will not tolerate or accept is Christ and His word… or those who will proclaim Christ and His word.

Now friend, a warning, some of your favourite religious writers may not be faithful to Christ and the whole counsel of God. You may get angry at me for telling you so, but wouldn’t it be wiser to be angry at them for attempting to deceive you. Some of your oft quoted preachers may not preaching the truth. Some preach a modified truth and a modified truth is quite simply, a lie.

Some have been seduced by the devil to be silent and to think that such silence is wisdom. Actually it’s cowardice.

Jesus commands us to confess Him before men if we wish Him to confess us to the Father. And in no uncertain terms He warns if we deny Him, He will deny us.

Please don’t be ashamed of Christ. Don’t be so foolish as to accept the words of men over the words of the Creator. Don’t reject His truth, and if you do don’t expect His blessing.

If you have been truly born from above it’s in your heart to speak of Christ and His wonderful truths….So speak!

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The Church of the Living God

There is a group of people walking this planet who seem to not belong…and they don’t.

They are the called-out ones, the ecclesia, the Church of the Living God.

They are from every nation, tribe and tongue and each one has a story of how the God of Glory met them…met them in their sin and released them into redemption.

They are bound together with heavenly bonds; there is a Book in their hands, (and their hearts) and a Name on their lips….JESUS.

At times they seem other worldly to those who observe them, and they are. They are citizens of Heaven. This current world and it’s events interest them… but not too much.

They don’t agree on everything, but they know a brother or sister when they meet one; and they love…love each other and what God has done IN each other.

They are not usually the wealthy or the noble or the influential by this worlds standards; they know their King chooses the weak things of this world to shame the wise. They may or may not be able to articulate it well but they understand that God has opened the eyes of their heart and enlightened their minds by His pure grace towards them.

They are called the salt of the earth and the light of the world, and although they don’t understand all that means, they accept it for these are the words of their King.

This people are the most influential group on the face of the earth; but their influence is not political, economic or through popularity, it’s the influence that comes only through heavenly means. They are meek and humble and often ignored (or despised) but they have weapons the worldling simply does not comprehend. Weapons that are not carnal and earth-bound but of divine origin.

Kingdoms rise and fall, rulers come and go but this humble band of brethren endure forever. Their message is eternal and changes the destinies of men and nations.

They are the temple of God, the Lords field, the sheep of His pasture and ambassadors of the highest Kingdom.

Their prayers are heard in heaven and their words are felt on earth. They are pilgrims on a sacred journey, worshipping warriors in a battle of love, sanctified sinners recruiting for Glory, passionate proclaimers of the provision of God. They’ve transgressions forgiven and righteousness given, prodigals returned to the household of faith. They are heirs of unimaginable wealth and brothers and friends of the strong Son of God.

They have been granted these honors through no credit of their own for it’s all been bought and paid for by Another…so with humble gratitude they sing praises to Him.

All the wealth of the ages can’t purchase a place amongst them and yet any can join if they’ll bow to their King.

They will stand in the judgement that all men must face and with thankful hearts see their Saviours face.

The Church of the Living God

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My God

Church folks, and others, often tell me what their god is like. They tell me, “My god doesn’t judge people”, or ,”My god wouldn’t send people to hell.”etc. I tell them ,”You are right. Your god wouldn’t send people to hell because your god doesn’t exist. He/she/it is just a figment of your imagination. A vain hope and a frivolous faith in wishful thinking. (I usually say it nicer than that)

But for the benefit of those who invent gods instead of worshipping God; let me tell you of my God

My God is the living God, the Most High, the Holy One of Israel.

The god spoken of in many churches today is not my God. Their likeable god safe and unthreatening leaves me cold and unmoved. My God is not in heaven wringing his hands in fear that men won’t like Him. My God doesn’t bow to the carnal desires of carnal men. His goal is not to make us happy, prosperous, successful or influential. His goal is our holiness and a better resurrection.

My God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

He is the God of the prophets, the apostles and the martyrs. The God of the Bible.

My God hates sin… and defines sin….and forgives sin; if we ask.

Whether men agree or disagree with His divine perspective worries Him not at all. He simply commands all men everywhere to repent. No amount of tantrums, no amount of politically correct preaching, no positive confessions and no arrogant decreeing or declaring will change what He has declared and decreed.

My God dwells in unapproachable light and then provides a way to approach. He lifts men by calling them to their knees. He deals with our low self-esteem by rebuking the pride behind such thoughts.

My God whispers and the universe trembles. Stars and planets and galaxies were flung into place by the power of just His word and He holds them in place without raising a sweat.

He is the light of the world; a blazing, blinding, fearful brightness to those who love darkness and a soft, warm, illuminating glow to those who want to see.

The hardest of hearts melt at His glance but no amount of religious posturing or prideful works can deceive Him.

My God scares me, He confronts me, He comforts me, He challenges me and He corrects me (sometimes all at once) and I love Him for it.

My God is incomprehensible in His majesty, wisdom and power…and yet He grants understanding.

My God brings His will to pass by using impossible circumstances and improbable people.

He is the Ancient of days whose mercies are new every morning.

He dwells in Heavenly glories and in the hearts of heaven birthed men.

He is fearsome and utters terrifying judgements and yet is full of compassion to the sons and daughters of dust.

He wrote His eternal and perfect word through the use of temporal and fallible men.

Angelic warriors bow in His presence and yet arrogant men blaspheme Him to His face and He holds His peace… for now, while He graciously offers amnesty to such rebels.

My God can not be outwitted, can not be manipulated, cannot be deceived and can not be sidetracked.

No excuse can stand in His presence.

To those who say, “show us yourself,” He says, “Behold the Lamb of God.”

When men say, “You don’t understand the pressures of earthly existence”, He shows us Immanuel on a Roman cross.

For those who say, “You don’t comprehend the subtleness of temptation,” He shows Jesus tempted in every way just as we are, and yet without sin.

There is no greater field of study than the Person and ways of God, no greater joy than reconciliation to He whom we’ve offended and no greater tragedy than to die without His pardon.

My God mocks proud mockers, laughs at the well thought out conspiracies of His enemies, and is an impenetrable shield for the most humble saint.

My God never goes back on His word, never changes His mind, is never blindsided and never wonders what to do next.

This God, my God, will take more than an eternity to fully know and yet can be known in an instant at the cry of a repentant heart.

He demonstrated His power in creation, His mercy in redemption, His perfect wisdom and justice in justification and His divine perseverance in sanctification.

He is complete in Himself and needs nought from any. He is separate from and greater than any part or all of His creation.

All will bow to my God one day, including the demons behind the false gods infesting our planet…and infecting the minds of so many religious observers.

His love is perfect, untainted by the fear of offending men. His holiness would fry me if He didn’t shade His glory in the Rock of Ages. His compassions are endless and His patience beyond the comprehension of humanity. No god can compare to Him, no idol can stand up to Him, no king can impress Him and no hypocrite can deceive Him.

He is True and Truth

He is loving and love.

He is good and goodness.

He is Judge and advocate for the defence.

All the praise that men lavish on that which is not God will wither on their lips when they stand in His Presence. On that day all praise will be directed to Him and to Him alone. All worship, adoration and glory will rise to His throne from His grateful friends… as well as from His doomed and despairing enemies.

The triune God may mystify, yet this perplexity, when governed with the Holy Spirit’s humility, brings a heavenly tranquility. We can not get our minds around Him but that is great comfort to His children for He is exceedingly, abundantly above all we can think.

My God is not in all things as some wrongly declare. He is above all things, beyond all things and greater than all things. He uses all things for His purpose, even the wrongful acts of wicked men and fallen angels.

There are not enough words in all the languages of all the tribes of all the nations to adequately describe my God. There are not enough books in all the world to recount all His wondrous deeds. There is not enough gold in all the mountains of all the earth to buy His favour.

You may speak of your god if you so desire. You may with distracted voice tell of your god. But I and my brethren yawn at the invented gods of men for we have known the God of the Ages in whom there is no shadow of turning. The Ancient of Days who calls on all to kiss His Son lest He be angry and we perish in the way. I would not exchange my God for a thousand of your puny drab deities.

And to top it all off my God in Christ died for me…and You. He was raised; raised to life, raised to heaven and raised to the highest place of authority and now you can abandon your weak, powerless and humdrum idols and joyfully bow your knee to the greatest authority in the universe.

You may say it sounds as if I’m boasting, and I guess I am, for He Himself said:

“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches but let him who boasts boast in this, that he knows Me, that I am the LORD exercising loving-kindness, judgement and righteousness in the earth, for in these I delight”, says YHWH. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

My prayer for those who hold to weak and defiling idols is that they may know the God who lives… and brings life.

As simple and flesh crushing as it is may sound, my God promises that all who will call upon the Name of Jesus will be rescued from His wrath to come.

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A famine of hearing the words of YHWH

Amos 8:11-12

“Behold the days are coming”, says the Lord Yhwh, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Yhwh. They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of Yhwh, but shall not find it.

Matthew 4:4

“Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”…Jesus

We are in a day when there is a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. To be sure there are still some who read the scriptures, but it is just as possible today as it was when Amos spoke, that the reading of the people doesn’t translate into the hearing of the LORD.

So many tell me that the word of God is a chore to them. They know they should open their Bibles but it is an unwelcome task, dry and un-enlightening. Some church folks give up altogether in their attempt to mine gold from the Bible and feel they find only the dust of irrelevant words. They are ripe for satan to pluck, who don’t know and cherish God’s written revelation. There are reasons why the people of God lose their passion for the word of God. There are reasons why the saints find fresh manna from the word hard to find. There are reasons why even those who put up a valiant effort to read the word find they are in a famine of hearing the word.

God is under no obligation to share the treasures of His self-revelation to us. When the sons of men saunter up to the word of God with hands in pocket and a bored sneer on their faces, God is entirely within His rights to withhold life-giving understanding. This is why so many scholars who spend their lives studying God’s word come up with the most ridiculous theories about Holy scripture. Their pride in their intellectual prowess puts blinders on their spiritual vision (assuming they are saved in the first place, which undoubtedly many are not)

The old saints would speak of reading the word on their knees, not a physical posture but a spiritual one. An attitude of worship and humility rather than a vain trust in their intellect. Perhaps this is why so many of the current crop of church goers have no understanding of the saint’s writings of a previous age.

The psalmist cried out, “Open my eyes Lord that I may see wonderful things in Your law”

He understood what many forget: Revelation (or more accurately illumination) is God’s gift, not a result of human effort.

The sobering truth is that God’s word is a sharp two-edged sword. If we will not humbly receive it as the heaven birthed source of life, we will hear it pronounced as a heaven pronounced judgement of death.

Listen to the authority of Jesus words, “He who rejects me and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word which I have spoken will judge him in the last day”

From this fearsome fact flows another reason for the famine amongst God’s people.

It is impossible to hold two contradictory ideas as true at the same time. He who attempts to do so will naturally veer towards one or the other. Some attempt to hold the word of God and also the words of men which contradict God. God will not allow His word to stand beside some one elses faulty views and so He will remove the divine light from those who attempt to do so.

If a believer knowingly and deliberately sits under the teachings of falsehood God will close His book in judgement. Isaiah speaks of this when he says,

The whole vision has become  to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is literate, saying, “Read this please.” And he says, “I cannot for it is sealed.” Then the book is delivered to one who is illiterate, saying, “Read this please.” And he says, “I am illiterate”

So what is the problem here? God has shown it.

Therefore the Lord said:

“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from me and their fear toward me is taught by the commandment of men.” Isaiah 29:11-12

Can you see that God will not grant us understanding of heavenly truths if we attempt to simultaneously accept the carnal words of men.

When a preacher fumbles the questions of creation in a cowardly attempt to appease godless men and their godless theories, he forfeits the right to godly comprehension.

When a believer embraces carnal pop psychology they are in fact rejecting true spirituality.

If saint sits week after week listening to foolish demonic teachings (with perhaps a few scraps of scripture thrown in) he/she is putting at risk their faith.

When those who belong to the cults or to submit to the cultish doctrines of churchianity the word is sealed to them.

If on the other hand God’s people deliberately and conscientiously throw themselves on the grace of God to open their ears to hear, He will grant more. “He who has, to him more will be given. He who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”

It is my pleasure to know people who love God’s word. They are forever receiving new insights into the character and ways of the holy One of Israel. They are a delight to know and to speak with them floods the heart with appreciation for our mutual Lord. Unfortunately I also come across some who cherry pick verses from scripture to support God dishonoring doctrines and who seem to have no desire to grow in grace.

The days are rapidly coming upon us when we will have to choose between purity of worship of Yhwh and the polluted and powerless piety found in the modern manifestations of Ba’al-ism

The days are certainly upon us when church as usual will not suffice.

The days are here when to utter the word of God is the self-proclaimed house of God will often incur cries of, “Heretic!”

The days have come when God is sending a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.

It is time for us to call upon the God of God’s, to have mercy on us for the way we have handled His life-giving revelation called the Bible, the written word of God.

He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches Rev. 2:7,11,17,29,  3:6,13,22

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