Confidence in the Truth vs Endorsements and Validation

Confidence in the Truth – Nobility of Mind

If you wait for someone who is heavily invested in a lie to tell you the real and effectual truth, you’ll be waiting a long time.

Stop waiting for big name endorsements. Have enough self-respect, integrity of character, nobility of mind, and due diligence to search out the truth for yourself and live by it.

Confidence in the Truth – Possess Value instead of Needing Validation

When you are desperate for validation, it just proves to others that you are needy because you don’t have anything valuable.
When the thorough gospel has been thoroughly rejected, we are not called to compromise and water down the gospel for acceptance, but to kick the dust off our feet and move on.
Let’s behave like we already have what is valuable, not like we need the enemy’s validation.

Let Us Build With You

Let Us Build With You:::Satan has always used the same old tactics to steal, kill, destroy, supplant, corrupt, compromise, and deceive the Congregation of the Lord.

These tactics are all over the bible and they are so simple to see if you actually read the bible. In Ezra their enemies tried to fake-build with them because they didn’t want Israel to succeed in Holiness.

Ezra 4:1 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel;

2 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, LET US BUILD WITH YOU: FOR WE SEEK YOUR GOD, AS YE DO; AND WE DO SACRIFICE UNTO HIM and since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither.

3 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.

4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

5 And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

spiritual retardation is evidence of the evil one

When there is physical retardation or stunted growth in a child, it’s often due to a genetic defect restricting a hormone. 
When there is a mental retardation or delay in a childs development, it can be due to a substance that has damaged the brains ability to grow.
Spiritually, the grace of God is the most powerful resource on the planet, and the Bible is clear that we are born again of INCORRUPTIBLE SEED. There is no excuse for spiritual retardation inside the kingdom. So in the case of a so-called Christian that refuses to grow up in holiness and maturity of the mind, and sobriety of the soul. There HAS be a corruption of the enemy implanted into the spirit or soul. When a Christian claims to follow the Lord for a matter of years, but all of the sudden refuse to produce fruit, it’s often a demonic or worldly element of the evil one that has caused them to resist the grace of God. The enemy has sowed poisonous tare seeds in the middle of the wheat.
“An enemy hath sown this. Let them both grow up together, and in the time of the harvest, the tares will be gathered and burned. The wheat will be taken into eternal life.” (Jesus Paraphrased )

Biblical Church: The Show is OVER

Eli’s sons were sleeping with the women in the congregation… God told him that he respected his sons more than God, and God killed them all.

We have pastors today that sleep with women in their church, and their sons do too… yet we have to honor their spiritual authority?

Why not just shut your ministry down, to preserve and protect God’s Church? If you fear God you would.

1 Timothy 3
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

I’d rather be in a church with 10 people in it than a church with a fornicator in it. How cold are our hearts today when we can no longer mourn over wickedness? How can we tolerate anyone who dares to stand in the presence of God and still worship themselves? The wickedness that you refuse to mourn and remove could be what snatches or rapes your son or your daughter. #biblicalchurch #theshowisOVER #tears

1 Corinthians 5
1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you… 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Discerning False Teachers and False Prophets, and Knowing them By their FRUITS

Discerning False Teachers and False Prophets, and Knowing them By their FRUITS

Deception is not a matter of intelligence. Deception is a matter of character, integrity and love for the truth.

According to 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, God is sending a strong delusion. Why? To manifest who is in love with truth and who isn’t. This is why you have to love the truth more than you love your life. This is not about intelligence; because a high IQ doesn’t prevent deception. This is about character, integrity, and love for the truth.

If you were living in John chapter 6 and you took out a YouTube clip of Jesus saying “eat my flesh and drink my blood…” you could call Jesus a false teacher. You could say He was teaching cannibalism.

Obviously Jesus is not a false anything. He is the truth. But sometimes Jesus had a purpose in saying things without necessarily making sure that everyone understood. Contrary to popular opinion, Jesus did not speak in parables to make things clear. Jesus spoke in obscure parables so that the hardhearted could remain hard, and the soft-hearted would ask for more. He wanted those who loved the truth to continue with Him.

Mark 4: 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Anyone and everyone can be a false teacher or false prophet if their words are taken out of context, even Jesus Himself.

Now the balance of that is: it’s very important to use our tongues in a way that does not cause people to stumble away from obedience (James 3). Our communication should be to encourage obedience and hunger for God. But we don’t use lies or deception, even if for the purpose of getting people to do whats right. Titus 2:7-8 instructs us to have sound, sober, and grave speech that cannot be condemned.

However, Jesus did not instruct to try to catch inarticulate people in their mistakes. Jesus did not instruct us to condemn people that are not as smart as we are. Jesus instructed us to “know them by their fruits.”

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

We don’t get to condemn people for having a different communication style than we prefer, whether it be free-flowing, or systematic and structured. Jesus said to “know them by their fruit,” so we don’t get to judge people for their preference of communication style instead of their fruit. The Holy Spirit is available to give you a gift of discerning of of spirits, but ultimately, only those who are obedient to God’s will really understand doctrine (John 7:17). But if you want to know people by fruit like Jesus instructed us, then here are some of the actual biblical evidence and fruits of error:

  • Consistent and persistent communication of error that moves people hearts away from the living God (Jeremiah 23:1-22).
  • Saying everything exactly right or even doing supernatural miracles, but moving people’s hearts away from the living God (Deuteronomy 13:1-3).
  • Physical adultery, sexual sins, fornication, and unfaithfulness to marriage covenants. (1 Timothy 3:2, 2 Peter 2:14)
  • Partnerships with the ungodly in ministry, and mixing the holy with the profane in worship (James 4:4, Revelation 2:14)
  • Clear evidence of covetousness. Not wealth from diligent work, but from greed. (Colossians 3:5, 1 Timothy 3:3)
  • Drunkenness or dependence upon addicting substances, a lack of sobriety (1 Timothy 3).
  • Ungodly children, that are not in subjection or respectful (Matthew 11:19, 1 Timothy 3:4,5).
  • Consistent and persistent apostasy, divorcing from truth, denying the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 2:1, 1 Corinthians 12:2).
  • Persistent resisting of the Holy Spirit, holiness, and the power of the living God. Having a form of godliness but denying the supernatural power thereof (Acts 7:51, 2 Timothy 3:5)
  • Seeking glory for self, brand, ministry, or group, instead of God( John 7:18). A different agenda, to sell a product instead of freely communicate the glory of God.
  • Using doctrines of grace to strengthen subtle rebellion against the Lord instead of strengthening prayer, holiness, and obedience (Hebrews 10:29, Jude 1:4, Jeremiah 28:15-17, Hananiah = Yahweh is gracious)
  • Consistent and persistent teaching that moves people’s hearts away from prayer, holiness, or obedience. They will never articulate these things directly, but there will be a communication of fancy deep teaching or revelation that will result in this heart direction. This is a crucial point, because a prophet or teacher could say everything right, but have an overall agenda that leads people away from the heart of God. Someone else might not have the best speech, but when you get to understand their heart, they lead people into sanctification, prayer and obedient partnership with God through Jesus Christ. These people may be assisted to help them communicate their points better (Acts 18:26).

Holiness puts Power in Your Evangelism

Holiness does not prevent evangelism. It puts the actual power of God on your evangelism. Your witnessing is powerless without the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit, your fruit will remain.

Wisdom is more precious than Adam Silver and Donald Sterling. Lessons for the church from the NBA.

Even though I love basketball, I already boycotted attending live NBA games because of the cheerleaders and the music they played last time I went… If there’s no room for racist Donald Sterling in the NBA, then how come there’s so much room for lust, curses, adultery and iniquity in our souls? If Christians responded with as much passion for holiness as they do for homosexuality issues and race issues we’d have nothing to worry about. Don’t complain about something and support it at the same time! The world doesn’t have the authority, we do!

In other words: Businesses make decisions according to the moral code of their customers. Christians and Ministries make decisions according to the moral code of God. So if we are not making decisions according to God’s moral code, why are we complaining about a business making a decision based on their moral code? If we made our decisions right, they’d be making their decisions to please us!!!!

The Bible actually teaches that “there’s no room for fornicators in your church” yet we will turn a blind eye to all the iniquity and sin that fills the church while we get hype about Donald Sterling. The Bible teaches that Overseers should be the husbands of one wife and not covetous. Yet scandal after scandal and we continue to “stay submitted” to man rather than God.

We don’t get justice or holiness because we don’t value respect for God’s name like LeBron James values respect for black basketball players. We don’t cry out in prayer, or teach against sin so we don’t get swift justice and decisive action for holiness from God like NBA players received from Adam Silver.

When will the world change? When the church changes.