Willfully Deceived – Newsletter 7
The Lord has been dealing with me on doing this newsletter for several weeks now. He came up with the title and He will go on to expound upon it.
False doctrines start from a person reading the bible and coming up with a doctrine or teaching with a scripture that is taken out of context, only taking half a sentence out of context and missing the whole point. The bible translates the bible and cross references over to other scripture saying the same thing in the same context. When you read the bible you have to ask yourself, “Who is God talking to? What is the context that the word is spoken. What is the point that God is trying to make in reference to who He is talking to in the context He is saying it. You can’t pull out a scripture out of context and disregard the context, HIS POINT, the people being spoken to and why and make an entire doctrine around it and apply it to yourself, everyone else, or the entire church.
The Lord has been dealing with me again on strongholds in the church. A stronghold is a fortress of wrong thinking, beliefs, reasonings, concepts or arguments that we have that allows us to remain in the sin and deception we are in so that we will not change or accept THE TRUTH when Jesus exposes our deception, false beliefs and sin. Thus we reject THE TRUTH, Jesus, and we persecute the person He speaks through because we are so sure we are right and our spirit and mind are not meek, humble and teachable. Only the meek (teachable) will inherit the earth because they can be instructed unto righteousness. A fortress is usually unpenetrable, strongly defended and doesn’t allow anyone in that doesn’t have the same belief system.
I was recently reading a book by Gary Smalley where he was writing on something called “Confirmational Bias”. Confirmational bias is where you believe or make your mind up about something and look for evidence to support your belief. In the movie Sentinel, which concerns the investigation of the murder of a Secret Service agent, the lead investigator for the Secret Service is surprised when the city police have solved the case after just 30 minutes. The lead investigator for the Secret Service states, “You know what I don’t like about assumptions like that? You tend to only look for the evidence that backs up what you believe and ignore the rest. You won’t see fresh or new evidence. You won’t even be looking for it. You’d probably reject it anyway”.
Psychology can call it “Confirmational Bias” but the bible calls it a stronghold or a false set of beliefs or assumptions, wrong thinking, reasonings, concepts or arguments that looks for evidence to support our beliefs, even in the bible, as we take scripture out of context to create a doctrine, while allowing us to ignore or discredit anything that does not support our belief or reasoning, even if this evidence comes from the bible as well. Our bias lets us read the bible through the colored lens that doesn’t allow us to see clearly. Therefore, let fresh rain from the Holy Spirit wash your distorted, colored lens.
You can tell a person has a stronghold of false belief when they will not even search out what is being said with a meek and teachable spirit. Their first response is to prove the other person wrong instead of believing they may be wrong and Jesus is just doing what He died to do in saving them from deception. After all, He is the TRUTH and truth would not be needed if deception did not exist. To reject truth is to reject Jesus, not the messenger. Their heart is not right within them if they are first inclined to prove the other person wrong or they become focused on the person or messenger instead of the message. That is why God frequently brings a message to you in a package that you disdain. It reveals something in your heart that needs to be addressed. He takes the weak things to confound the wise. If you hate women, He will send a woman. If you focus on and attack the messenger, it is because you don’t want to accept the message. Let’s face it, a person who does not like the message will focus on the messenger to deflect from the message. A person who loves the Lord and His message, will focus on the message and not the messenger.
John the Baptist would not be allowed in our churches today. He came out of the wilderness dressed weird. He probably smelled funny and he ate locus and honey. The package God sent to prepare the way for Christ was an offensive package that shouted and called people out on their sin and even called them names! He came in the spirit and anointing of Elijah and Elijah exposed all the false prophets and religious leaders of his day and killed them. That is a tough anointing to walk in and receive, so you would have to love the Lord above all things and be teachable and meek to survive unscathed when that anointing is sent out by God to prepare the way. That same anointing will proceed Christ’s coming again to restore all things, so getting focused and attacking the messenger and defending your stronghold is a definitive sign you are deceived and full of pride and do not love the message or the TRUTH, Jesus.
A person with a stronghold will search out the scriptures that back up their beliefs and defend them. Example: I can say that Christians who walk in the flesh can be judged because Christians are to be led and controlled by the Holy Spirit and should not walk in the flesh or go back to practicing a lifestyle of sin once they have been empowered not to sin. Doesn’t mean we do not sin and are out of His kingdom because we mess up everyday and all do, but it is going back into sin and leaving our first love that paves the way to judgment if we will not return. The once saved, always saved teacher, in an attempt to maintain their stronghold that they will not allow to be penetrated with the truth starts searching the bible for “proof” that Christians walk in the flesh so he can maintain his false belief or stronghold. He goes to scripture that deals with baby Christians to make his point. You know the ones that can’t eat meat because they still require milk. He uses them to prove his point. First of all, babies in the natural are selfish, immature and unable to walk and behave as an adult. We don’t expect them to, nor does God the Father have any expectation of a baby Christian doing anything differently. In fact, they even urp up milk after a feeding and can’t even handle all that is fed them, let alone walk or run, so common sense should tell you immediately that this reasoning is foolish and the person is really groping to maintain their false beliefs when confronted with so much evidence otherwise. To use the example of a baby Christian who is not skilled in the use of meat, nor can consume it, as evidence of Christians that can be saved and still walk in the flesh to discredit other scripture that states those who are in Him do not walk in the flesh but are led and controlled by the Holy Spirit, is really groping to defend his stronghold that you can walk in the flesh and be eternally secure and maturity is not required. Most of us know a baby in the natural is not capable of mature behavior but is selfish and self seeking. If a natural baby dies, they go to heaven and are not accountable due to their immaturity and lack of time to learn the skills of adulthood and right from wrong. The same is true spiritually. The expectation is that one will mature, the older they get and the more they learn and the purpose of the five fold ministry is to mature the saints. If they are not maturing and continue to walk in the flesh, we are failing in the five fold ministry. To use a baby Christian as the focus of defending your stronghold that walking in the flesh is acceptable, normal behavior of one who is “In Him” where there is no condemnation, is a testimony to the condition of your heart in fortifying your stronghold that the Lord is trying to tear down. How foolish and how willfully deceived you are.
Anyone who disregards and discounts scripture that violates his stronghold and looks for scripture out of context that misses the point to defend his fortress is willfully deceived or stupid on purpose. The bible states that people will be this way in end times. They are ever learning but never able to come into the knowledge of the truth. They don’t get it and don’t want to. In so doing, they reject the Lord who bought them with His blood.
What the Lord has been dealing with me on sharing is that these same people claim to be bible believing Christians who love the truth and love the Lord above all things, but their actions show otherwise. What a person does, shows what they really believe in their heart. They are not who they think they are. They are deceived about themselves as well. Our hearts are deceptive above all things. They don’t really believe the bible or live by it and they pick and choose what to censor and believe. Their stronghold is what they love above the Lord, to the point that they will not even answer the door when He stands at their fortress and knocks.
I saw a teaching on the Jim Baker show regarding the Laodecian church, which many agree is the church today. We miss the point regarding this church. If you lived in Laodecia, there were aqua ducts that carried water. If the waters were cold in one aqua duct it could be used as a refreshing drink on a hot day. The cold temperatures kept bacteria from living in it. The other aqua duct was hot and was good for cleansing or bathing and the washing of utensils. It too prevented bacteria from growing in it because of the hot temperature. Jesus would never wish we were cold toward Him and prefer that over a lukewarm relationship, so the mentioning of the water temperature is not in the context of the degree of love we have for Him. Where the two aqua ducts meet, the water is lukewarm. This lukewarm water is a breeding ground for bacteria, germs a diseases. When Jesus said that He will spew this lukewarm watered church out of His mouth, it is because it is full of sickening bacteria that causes one to vomit. It is a spiritual breeding ground that produces spiritual sickness. That word spew is translated vomit. This is the church of today that has a little mixture of true hot teaching that bathes and cleanses and refreshing cold doctrine that is all exhortation with a mixture of witchcraft, greed, flesh patting, self focused adding to and taking away of scripture they neither understand or want to obey. Anything goes because there is no consequence eternally and this church is a breeding ground for sin and unrighteousness. It is a breeding ground for counterfeit Christianity and a spirit of divination. It is the devil’s playground of deception. The once saved, always saved false doctrine is a breeding ground for spiritual bacteria, germs and disease that strengthens sin instead of delivers people from it.
There was a man who watched porn or something inappropriate with his unsaved son. After watching it, he turns to his 20 year old son and tries to lead him in a salvation prayer by telling him that Jesus died to forgive us of our sins, past, present and future. If the son said his little salvation prayer, the father told the son that they could watch smut guilt free and anyone saying anything about it was legalistic. The son came to me asking if that was true. The blood of Christ is used to silence the conviction of the Holy Spirit with this false doctrine and people tell you not to judge in order to silence you so they can continue in their sin. It is a breeding ground for bacteria, germs and disease that causes Jesus to vomit. The Lord has provided these teachers with biblical proof that states otherwise, but they defend their unpenetrable fortress.
Like the once saved, always saved teachers, the prosperity doctrine is in the Laodecian church as the church had everything and thought they had need of nothing. They were spiritually blind to things that are truth. They were not even dressed spiritually in robes of righteousness and had no clue they were spiritually naked because their focus was on external things and possessions that their money could buy. The interesting thing is that Jesus wasn’t in this church. He was outside. The church locked Him out because of the diseased nature and breeding ground for sin and false teaching. They would not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved, even though Jesus had the eye salve for their spiritual blindness, which is truth that pulls down strongholds. He had the robes of righteousness for their spiritual nakedness, but they thought they were already wearing them. They were not even letting Him in to pass out what they needed. He brought the fire that would purify their gold, but they loved their money and the things it would buy over Christ. This church wanted nothing of what Jesus showed up with because they would not believe their spiritual condition when revealed and need for it. The Lord does not confront the sin or problem without providing a solution for it, but they were stupid on purpose or willfully deceived. The hardest people to get saved are those that think they already are. The hardest people to hand out robes of righteousness to are those that think they are already wearing them because they asked Jesus into their heart. The hardest people to give eye salve to for their blindness are those that think they see well spiritually. They are willfully deceived or stupid on purpose. Jesus is standing outside knocking and their strongholds prevent Him from coming in. How sad!
The Laodecian church is the church that makes merchandise out of the bride of Christ. When a body becomes a business it is now a prostitute. His house shall be a house of prayer, not a breeding ground for money grabbing hucksters that pervert the word of God and His feasts to line their pockets off of deceived poor people. I never noticed this until recently that Jesus DROVE out all that sold and bought. It made Him so angry that He fashioned a whip out of leather and got violent about cleansing HIS temple of all who bought and sold, making merchandise of the things of God at the house of God. What makes us think He feels any different about our practices of making the house of God a den of thieves and a place of business where we don’t allow Him in with the truth or eye salve, robes of righteousness and fire to purify our gold. The TVs and radio stations that host these huckster and merchandisers that don’t repent will also have an accountability to God for not opening the door when Jesus knocks, exposing our spiritual state. They will also be accountable for the diseased breeding ground the church has become with their once saved, always saved heresies that strengthen sin, rather than remove it. Jesus shows up with the truth of the word to tear down strongholds, but preachers who claim to love Jesus, and claim to be bible believing, reject large portions of the Bible if it doesn’t fit in with their false doctrine. They are deceived. They aren’t bible believers, truth lovers of Jesus first and allow Jesus to be Lord because they will not allow themselves to be washed in the hot water of the word to cleanses them. Jesus Himself said if you don’t allow me to wash you, you have no part with me. Many use the scripture about Jesus knocking at the door of our heart to let Him in as a salvation alter call but His knocking is in the context of His church that He purchased with His blood and they locked Him out while He is standing there with everything we need if we will receive it, but we are so blind we are not even aware we have need of anything. We have no clue Jesus isn’t even in the building because we don’t want the truth, which is who Jesus is.
This newsletter is Jesus’ way of standing outside of today’s church saying Heeellllooooo! I am not even in there! Let me in!” When we reject truth, we reject Jesus and Ichabod gets written on the church door. Ichabod means “the spirit of the Lord has departed”!
To dismiss and censor the parts of the bible that go against the once saved always saved, heresy that is a breeding ground for sin, disease, germs and bacteria, you have to be really deceived to believe you are a bible believer and live by the word of God and put Jesus first. You can’t pick and choose what you want to believe while censoring what you don’t. You are rejecting Jesus, who is the TRUTH and who washes us in the water of the word so that we will be without spot or wrinkle. Sometimes it takes three times reading something to actually get or understand something so I have again expounded upon all the censored huge parts of the bible that are being dismissed so that you can keep Jesus outside knocking, while you wall yourself in your stronghold by defending it.
This is direction I am getting from the Lord today as He unfolds it. He told me to look up the words Sin, divorce and apostasy going back to the original, not Greek language, and even the Otiot picture language of the Hebrews. As I did, they all painted the same picture of being absent in relation to what one is to be close or adhering to. Whoah! The Otiot Hebrew picture means miss, not miss the mark. As in misconduct which means absent of good conduct. Misunderstanding or absent of understanding. In our English language, the prefix miss means down or away from and also expresses the picture of not being close or attached to something or departing or moving away from what one was once attached to. So by Gods definition, sin, divorce and apostasy all mean the same thing, which God hates. You can fall away from the faith, your spouse, the truth, and not be close any longer. You can even live in the same house or go to church or even preach and fall away or be absent of intimacy or truth. If this goes on unchecked and without repentance, a total severing takes place or a cutting off permanently, also called judgment as defined in Hebrews 10 toward believers. This is the sin unto death or the unpardonable sin or leaving. Also referred to blaspheming the Holy Spirit, which is defined as “throwing it back in the face of” in the original language. The Holy Spirit will always try to convict you, bring you truth and try to bring you back to what you were once close to, but if you do not repent or change your mind about it, but instead defend it, this is throwing it back in the face of the Holy Spirit or blaspheming the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that when you do that, that sin will never be forgiven you either in this world or the next and this was spoken to believers. So much for all sins past, present and future being forgiven unless you are trying to defend your stronghold of once saved, always saved which is not biblical. We must all be very careful that we do not try to defend strongholds of false beliefs or doctrine that the Lord is trying to pull down because the stronghold is now your God and focus, and the Lord is no longer first above all else. You have prostituted yourself for a lie or heresy or something other you place in higher esteem than Christ Himself. It is Jesus you are rejecting, not the person He speaks through. That is why we are to restore a fellow believer who has been sucked into heresies in the church. That is why we are to restore a brother who goes back to practicing a lifestyle of sin. To move away from, become apostate, depart, fall away or no longer remain close to what you once loved and put first, whether it be God, or the truth in the word without repenting and returning that is the sin unto death or judgment. So sin means to be absent from, down or away from, not close to, departed from or become apostate. It doesn’t mean missing the mark. At least if you shoot an arrow at a target, you are still focused and aiming for the desire of your heart even if you miss the mark, but to sin means you are not in proximity to the target and don’t even have your sights set on it anymore. The frog in the pot of water where you put him in at a temperature he is comfortable in, with some truth in there, is a prime example of today’s church and the devil’s scheme against it. Then the temperature slowly gets turned up as heresy is introduced with the truth. So that the frog does not even realize it is slowly being cooked. Just make sure you bring him a few of his tasty flies to eat to keep him there so he does not perceive the danger he is in. Keep the food sugar coated when feeding it to a person. Keep patting the flesh and tickling the ears so that eventually they will not recognize sound biblical doctrine and they shut Jesus out.
SIN IS BEING ABSENT FROM WHERE YOU SHOULD BE!
Pride, money, fame, football, porn, your ministry and strongholds or selfishness all cause one to be focused on you and your best interest and what you want and like and are no longer putting God and others first and laying down your life and picking up your cross. Good stuff and just the tip of the ice burg. God is calling us to repent and return to our first love, Jesus and not just call Him Lord, but do what He says and allow Him to pull down strongholds that have blinded us and separated ourselves from Him so that we are no longer in close proximity to where He wants us to be because of our rejection of Him as truth. So sin, by definition is to be absent, depart, move away, divorce, become apostate, or fall away. If we refuse to repent, change our mind and return by acknowledging we are no longer close to what is true, holy and just we can commit the unpardonable sin that permanently causes us to be cut off by our own choice because God will leave us where we choose to stay. But he is faithful to seek and save and call sinners, or those not in proximity to where they need to be, to repentance, change their mind and return from heresies, demonic doctrines, not loving the Lord first and having your focus on you and your best life yet.
Think about it. I heard a pastor teach on marriage, which our relationship with Christ is a picture of marriage. He said a woman needs to know she is first after God in her husband’s life. If she comes last to everything else like football, hobbies, porn, TV or any other worldly distraction he may have his eyes and heart set on, divorce is right around the corner. A woman will not live long with scraps of attention and love that only show up on weekends, nor will the Lord. Many men approach marriage like hunting. They hunt the deer and bag the deer and once the deer has been brought home, he focuses on something else. Like my boss said, there are two kinds of men: Those that are hunters that only eat if the prey is available and they are able to hunt and those that are farmers who plant, water, till, fertilize and harvest and store up what has been harvested. One plans for the future and takes the time to tend to the crop and one only sees what is in front of his face today and is unable to think ahead and determine the consequences or his short sightedness. The relationships that last are those of the farmers.
Being Saved by Grace Through Faith in the Otiot Hebrew
Seen are Abba Father’s otiot as He originally gave them, in the earliest of recorded history!
You can see that they are pictures of things … things like the sun (rising in the east, bursting light into darkness or setting in the west and diminishing into darkness), water and blood (being washed by His Word; purchased by His blood), seeds (the Good Seed; the Bad Seed), a thorn (His Hedge of Protection), an arm and a hand (what we do), a foot (our walk; which path we are on), a head (what we think; who our headship is), a mouth (what we say; who we praise), a house (the Father and His children), a Door (Yahshua), a tent peg (securing our place with Him), a plowing tool (to dig into His Word; to plant seeds with), a fence (protection), a basket (that gathers us), and a staff (that steers and teaches His sheep) … and more!
With these pictures and ideas comprising all the words in His Word, we do not need to learn the Aramaic/Hebrew language at all … because the Father’s anointed message is clearly preserved in each picture He has painted through the letters of His alephbet! This, my friends, is how He has preserved His Message for those who are willing to seek Him with all their hearts, with all their being, and with all their strength!
As an example, let’s look at Ephesians 2:8 … which says (in English) that, we are saved by grace through faith. The key words here are grace and faith … and, according to western dictionaries, “grace” means “favour” and “faith” means “belief.” And these ideas aren’t accurate enough … But look at how much more the otiot reveals to us! PS: Aramaic/Hebrew is read from right to left.
The Aramaic/Hebrew root word for grace, is channah (say “han-nah”), which in most ancient times always referred to pitching a tent (something they did on a daily basis; something everyone understood very clearly) … and the otiot are:
chet (say “het”): A fence that surrounds and protects the sheep.
nun (say “noon”): A seed … in this case, the Good Seed; Messiah Yahshua.
hey: A person with their arms raised, praising the Father.
Summation: We are saved by pitching our tent (opposite of sin or being away from) with the Father, His Son, and His Spirit.
He surrounds and protects those that are His (chet) (or have pitched a tent with the Father) and who have become Good Seeds through Messiah Yahshua (nun), by their awe and worship of the Father (hey).
So you see grace has a much deeper meaning. It is only for those that pitch their tent with the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit and He, in turn, protects them, and plants His seed in them as they worship Him and place Him first.
The Aramaic/Hebrew root word for faith, is aman (say “ah-mahn”), which is also the word that gives us amen (say “ah-mane”) … and the otiot are:
aleph (say “ah-lef”): Headship; being yoked to the Father.
mem: Water (the Word) and blood (Salvation).
nun (say “noon”): A seed … in this case, the Good Seed; Messiah Yahshua.
Summation: Through being yoked to the Father (aleph), and through the blood which purchased us – along with our being washed and perpetually growing in His Word (mem), we become the Good Seeds, through the bloodline of Messiah Yahshua (nun). This implies a remaining until the end, being washed in the water of the word, growing into His image and likeness because His seed has been planted in us and it is not a one time event brought about by reciting a prayer but a process. So being saved by grace through faith by definition is:
Through being yoked to the Father (aleph), and through the blood which purchased us – along with our being washed and perpetually growing in His Word (mem), we become the Good Seeds, through the bloodline of Messiah Yahshua (nun).
If you pitch your tent, tabernacle with, make your home with and stake down the tent to fortify it from being swept away (Grace), God will protect you and plant His seed in you as you worship Him and make Him first in your life.
Never before has there been such strong delusion in the church as people depart from what the word says, teaching doctrines inspired by demons. You are only deceived if you want to be, because Jesus is faithful to do what He died to do, but some will not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved. For this reason, God sent them what they wanted, which is strong delusion.
There is therefore no condemnation or judgment for those who are IN CHRIST JESUS who walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. This is a definition of what one will look like if they are “In Him”. They are walking according to the Holy Spirit and not walking according to the flesh. There is judgment or same word translated from the Greek “condemnation” for those who walk according to the flesh.
1 John 2 talks about what it looks like to be In Him. And hereby we do know that we know Him if we keep His commandments. He that saith I know Him and keepth not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keepeth His word in him is the love of God perfected (matured) hereby know we that we are IN HIM. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
“And this is the condemnation (or why God’s judgment is brought on us) that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light (they prefer darkness), because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light (and those that shine the light on the condition of their heart), neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (or discovered is the literal translation). But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they were wrought in God. So certainly one who doesn’t like the truth and light shinning on and exposing false doctrines, but prefers to have it hidden in darkness and will not allow it to be brought to the light to be examined aren’t doers of the truth, no matter how much they want to believe they are. When you defend something, you are not willing to have it examined in truth and light.
Here is one dispelling the once saved always saved false doctrine we have and that is the same chapter I Timothy 5:11 and 12 which states “But the younger widows refuse: for they have begun to wax wanton against Christ” (lost their desire for Christ and the kingdom of God). Verse 12 goes on to say, “Having DAMNATION because they have cast off their first faith. This is referring to people in the church, specifically widows who became immoral. This word damnation comes from the Greek word Krima which means condemned, condemnation, avenge, judge and damnation or cut off. It is the same word in Hebrews 10:26 through 31 where the bible states that anyone who willfully sins after knowing Christ (knows it is wrong and does it anyway, like lying, porn etc) will receive this judgment, condemnation, damnation and be cut off.
Things Children of God Can Do:
1. Fall from grace – Gal. 5:1-4,13
2. Be led away with error – 2 Pet. 3:17
3. Err from the truth – James 5:19-20
4. Weak brother may perish – 1 Cor. 8:11
5. Fall into condemnation – James 5:12
6. Be moved away from the hope – Col. 1:21-23
7. Deny the Lord who bought them – 2 Pet. 2:1
8. Depart from the living God – Heb. 3:12
9. Can be a castaway – 1 Cor. 9:27
10. Can become accursed children – 2 Pet. 2:14
Galatians 5:4 “You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.”
John 15:5-6 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Romans 11:19-23 “You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again.”
Hebrews 6:4-6 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God, and put Him to open shame.
Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.”
Hebrews 10:38-39 “But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.”
Acts 20:17,28-30 “And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.” … “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.”
1 Timothy 1:18-21 “fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are HYMENAEUS and Alexander”
2 Timothy 2:16-18 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are HYMENAEUS and Philetus, men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and thus they upset the faith of some.
1 Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons”
1 Timothy 6:20-21 “O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”-which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.”
2 Peter 2:1 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce damnable heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”
2 Peter 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness”
2 John 8-9 “Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.”
1 Timothy 6:9-10 “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.”
2 Peter 2:20-22 “For if after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.””
James 5:19-20 “My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.
Revelation 2:4-5 “‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. ‘Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place-unless you repent.”
Revelation 3:5 “‘He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
Revelation 3:16-17 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”
Ezekiel 18:24-26 “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die. “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right.’ Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right? “When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.”
The fact the Bible exhorts to faithfulness proves one can be lost
be steadfast immovable: 1 Cor 15:58
If these qualities are yours…2 Pe 1:5-11
we will reap if we do not grow weary: Gal 6:9
be faithful unto death and I will give crown of life: Rev 2:10
practice these things and God will be with you: Phil 4:9
Man has a free will: Josh 24:15 to argue otherwise is nonsense and is a veiled form of existentialism
The Bible clearly prophesied some would fall away: Acts 20:28; 1 Ti 4:1
Christians are to restore the fallen: Gal 6:1; Jas 5:19-20
If you do not forgive others, God will not forgive you! If you have a need to punish, gossip, rally support and believe lies about someone, you have not forgiven and you will not be forgiven.
Another main heresy is how to be born again. If there is any scripture the devil wants to deceive people on it would be this one. Having people believing they are saved when they are not would be his biggest goal. The bible is very clear about how one is born again, but we are not teaching what Jesus or the bible says regarding how to. Example:
John 3:1-13: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
The bible makes it perfectly clear that water baptism and baptism in the Holy Spirit are essential to being born again. It is not an option but a means to becoming born again and a response to the gospel of the kingdom of God and how to enter into it. I find more people searching out scripture in order to avoid and disobey water and spirit baptism which reveals something in that heart that really needs to be addressed. Why would someone make excuses to disobey the word or claim it is not necessary in order to be saved when out of Jesus’ mouth He said otherwise? Are you calling Him a liar? They have been taught heresies.
When Peter preached to 3000 Jews they asked, “What must we do to be saved”? Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized”! That has never changed. Repentance means to change your mind and go in the opposite direction which will result in actions that everyone can see. The Lord would never tell you to repent if it wasn’t something only you could do for you. I heard one pastor preach that you are unable to repent until you accept Christ. Not what Jesus said! The bible no where says to ask Jesus in your heart and all this other nonsense we teach people today. The bible is very clear in what you must do to be saved and that is to repent and be baptized. People are thinking they are born again and eternally secure without obeying what the bible says to be born again. So how saved are they if they did not follow the biblical foundational way to become born again. We have to stop teaching people to ask Jesus into their heart or lead them in a salvation prayer. Not biblical.
Another thing I will leave with you. At the Passover, the Israelites were to paint the blood of the lamb on their doorposts and top threshold, not the bottom because the blood of the lamb was not to be trodden upon. They were then commanded to remain in the home all night in order to escape the wrath to come. They were to remain under the blood covering. Disobedience meant death. Also, the Israelites were lead out of Egypt, which symbolizes the world. They were baptized in water at the red sea and the pillar of fire was the Holy Spirit leading and guiding them, yet not all made it to the promised land.
There are so many scriptures that point to the fact that you can fall away, become apostate and have your name removed from the Lamb’s book or life resulting in being thrown in the lake of fire. Anyone, with all this proof, who still believes in the “once saved, always saved damnable, ear tickling, flesh patting heresy that strengthen sins and was not taught by the early church or the disciples has to be willfully deceived. It is responsible for the rampant sin, bacteria and sickening lukewarm, infested water in the church as the analogy suggest that once you recite your salvation prayer, you can do as you like because your eternity is secured. No repentance required. No water baptism required. No baptism in the Holy Spirit required. No faith required because faith causes one to act if you believe what is being said. You have to be discounting a whole lot of scripture in the bible to come up with that doctrine as I have illustrated. You are taking away from the word of God that will wash you. I believe that it comes from the anti Christ spirit because it is certainly against all that Christ died to do and that was to free us from sin and empower us to live in obedience. We are a church age that is ever learning but never able to come into the knowledge of the truth.
These preachers and teachers must repent, renounce and start teaching the true gospel of the kingdom of God, which requires submission to the King. Jesus can’t be savior if He isn’t Lord. They will have to be humble and teachable because they are going to have to swallow a whole lot of crow since their whole ministry, livelihood and book sales are built around damnable heresies. Please keep them in prayer. We won’t see revival with signs and wonders following until this happens and a proper foundation is laid back underneath the church and Jesus restores all things before He returns. He is calling prodigals home and the sons of perdition are being revealed in order that they may also repent and be saved before the rapture of the church. These sons of perdition are sons of God that have fallen away, become apostate, departed from the truth, pulled up the stakes of their tents to camp out somewhere else that catches their attention more than the Lord, sinned, are missing, and thus were judged and cut off. Judgment starts in the house of the Lord and God will not judge the world until He first judges His church and it will start at the top.
Just to clarify, I am not saying there isn’t an anti Christ. Just saying, we can be a son of perdition if we fall away or become apostate. Since we believe in the once saved, always saved heresy, this revelation or revealing what was hidden has to be disclosed to give the sons of perdition, that are in danger of being forever lost, time to repent and return. This is why this is being revealed before the rapture. It is at the very door as the world stage is being set for biblical end time events.
Yellowstone has had close to 1000 swarm earthquakes, which happens before a major catastrophic event which has the potential to be an extinction level event. Todays headlines in MSN state asteroid strike is just a matter of time and we do not have the ability to deflect it. There are signs in the sky, as Jesus said would happen in end times that go beyond the blood moons. Go to this site for more. It will blow you away https://youtu.be/XA6JcY-ikec. The solar eclipse that is about to take place is a sign. We are being threatened with nuclear war. All the signs are there and now the son of perdition is being revealed. Not how we believed it would be, but delusional people don’t perceive truth correctly anyway once they have been indoctrinated in a stronghold.
The sky is the Lords billboard and He is faithful to warn. As 2 Thes. states, there will be an apostasy or a falling away, the sons of perdition will be revealed in order to bring them to repentance and then the rapture. All done at the appointed time. That time
Broad is the way that leads to destruction. Narrow is the path that leads to eternal life. The path is your life on earth with the prize at the end being eternal life. Not something you receive when you believe. The seed or spirit of God being placed in you is not eternal life. Eternal life or eternal damnation is at the end of your physical life based on the choices you make during your life. You enter into one or the other. Eternal life is also defined as perpetual life or ongoing life.
Last words and instructions are important and this is what Jesus told His disciples while ascending into heaven:
Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo I will be with you always, even unto the end of the world.
How is that not clear? Baptisms and obedience are not optional. Not make Jesus your personal savior or ask Jesus into your heart stuff and just confess it out loud and your in and eternally secure nonsense.
Matthew 24:45-47 Who is that good and faithful servant, whom the Lord hath made ruler over his household? to give them meat (not milk of the word meant for babies) in due season. Blessed is that servant whom His lord when He cometh shall find doing so. Verily I say unto you, That He shall make him ruler over all His goods.
Regarding John the Baptist and the Elijah anointing:
What is in a name? Have you ever wondered why the Lord was so adamant about John the Baptist being named John? An angel, who is just a messenger, told Zacharias that John was to be named John. If that isn’t an important piece of information I don’t know what is. To the point where God sent an angel and smot Zacharias dumb and unable to talk when Zacharius questioned the angel, until relatives were going to name John something else and Zacharias motioned for something to write with and he wrote “He shall be called John”! So what is in a name to the point God would go to such extreme measures to see that John was named John?
John, means “God is gracious” or God will supply that which is needed. John also means God’s gracious gift. It also means messenger, divine oracle or one that prepares the way! So you see, the name is the calling. John was called an angel, which just means messenger, even though he was born of a woman. We tend to believe angels are just invisible spirits with wings when they are just messengers sent with a message. Technically your TV could be called the same thing but much of the time it carries demonic seed. Be not afraid to entertain strangers, because some have entertained angels or one carrying a message from God, unaware. This could be a person born of woman sent to deliver a message. They are sent to make straight the path for not only the first coming but the second. As it was the first time, so the second.
If you take the symbolic otiot letters, which represent pictures in the Hebrew language read right to left, the word grace is a picture of a fence or gate, then a male sperm representing seed and then worship. Put together, Jesus is the way or door. He encamps round about those that love Him and pitch their tent and tabernacle or dwell with Him. As a result, God’s seed is planted inside the one who believes Jesus is the way, gate or door and who loves his word and worships Him. Turning water into wine is symbolic of being filled with the word of God and God then turns that word or water into wine or the infilling and anointing of the Holy Spirit.
John the Baptist stated that one reason he baptized with water was so that Jesus could be made manifest. The definition of manifest is “to make apparent, reveal, remove hindrances, make straight the path, smooth the way by removing false beliefs so that things can be made apparent, light”. Baptism has a spiritual, supernatural purpose that many try to duck and not comply with and has a lot to do with the rampant hindrances and heresies in the church. Jesus told Nicodemus that you cannot even comprehend, understand or perceive spiritual things unless you are born of water and of the spirit. Without baptism, you are at grave risk of being deceived.
Jesus said that before He returns, He will send His angels, same word messenger and they could be born of a woman, to gather out of His kingdom all who offend and all workers of iniquity. The purpose of the message is to seek and save and cause prodigals to return and people to repent or be cut off. It is not to condemn, but it is a message to seek and save by making it apparent that you need to be. It is a message to make clear what has been hidden in darkness. To reveal heresy with the truth in order that all would turn and repent. To restore what has been lost. The consequence is becoming a son of perdition if you reject the TRUTH or your savior, which is being revealed at the appointed time, right before the rapture. Don’t be a foolish virgin. Make yourself ready for His appearing! Wake up! Look up! For your redemption draws nigh!
This is not the time to be delusional, willfully deceived or stupid on purpose. He stands at the door and knocks! He is holding all you need if you would just acknowledge your need for them and open the door because your strongholds have locked Him out! We do not love the truth that we profess to or He wouldn’t be standing outside the breeding ground for sin, disease, germs and bacteria that causes vomiting saying hhhheeeeellllloooooo! Let me in!
A VOICE CRYING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS MAKING STRAIGHT THE PATHS! COMING IN THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH! AS IT WAS THE FIRST TIME, SO IT IS THE SECOND!
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