Judas gave Alms Too

Just in Case you missed it: Jesus had people that financially supported His ministry with money. They ministered to him with their substance (Luke 8:3).

Judas had “the bag” and Judas gave parts of this money to the poor as almsgivings (John 13:9).

Judas was also a thief and ultimately betrayed the Lord Jesus.

Almsgiving is an awesome and important Kingdom practice but it has never replaced financially supporting the work or the workers of the Kingdom ministry.

Just because you give alms to the poor doesn’t mean you can’t also be a thief that doubts and betrays Jesus and His Work.

Get Whatever Confirmation You Want

Once you set your heart to disobey God or do wickedness, don’t be surprised when God gives you a confirmation to “go ahead, do what you want, do it quickly.” Just like Pharoah and Judas, God knows how to give you what your wicked heart wants. That doesn’t mean He won’t destroy you afterwards. 
If you really wanted to obey Him, you would have asked Him for the power to do what He wanted. But if you want to destroy yourself, He can help you do that too. Get whatever confirmation you need.
John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

kill small sins before they kill you

Judas didn’t start out trying to betray Christ. He started as a thief. Kill your so-called “small” sins before they get bigger and you kill yourself.

judas betrays with affection 

Judas did not betray Jesus Christ with animosity. He betrayed Him with a kiss of affection.

The most powerful spirits of AntiChrist first pose as followers of Christ.

They fake affection for Gods Commandments first, then they betray Gods purposes with idolatry, disobedience, and perdition.

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Bringing Biblical Swords – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If you are living your best life now you are going to hell. You might even go to church but be a false convert. Real Christ followers find spiritual identity in his death and rise when He comes back.

Colossians 3 1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

What About the Abundant Life?

Some people would say John 10:10
 doesn’t Jesus come that we might have life, and more abundant?

John. 10:10 is surrounded in the context of scriptures that say Jesus is the door, the shepherd, the way, etc. In that same context He talks about the world rejecting Him, so they reject His true followers too. He says that the servants won’t be greater than their master. He also said this right before He went to the “Cross.” So it’s obvious that He wasn’t talking about the type of best life that is only positive, non-confrontational, and filled with earthly success and prestige in the eyes of man.

The things that men respect the most, God actually hates the most. You could be the richest, most influential, powerful person in the eyes of men, and everything you stand for would be an abomination to God.

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

What’s the difference between a true believer and a false convert? A true believers heart is in Col 3:1-4 because they are actually following Jesus, and holiness, and taking the persecution and suffering that comes with it.

Find Your Identity in Jesus Christ, His message, His Life, His Cross, His resurrection! Do and say the hard things that it takes to follow Him.

False converts have no root, therefore when their earthly ‘best life’ is not happening, tribulation causes them to fall away from the faith. You can see this in the parable of the sower as well as in Matthew 24.

Mark 4 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves,and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended . 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts ofother things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Tribulation and persecution causes the true believer to go deeper in God and bear even more fruit. Do you know how many former ‘on fire’ false converts are no longer even walking with God? Do you know how many people go to church for 2 hours on Sunday, but worship demons through alcoholism, entertainment, and idolatry the rest of the week? Get ready for more, because as the last days continue, persecution will increase and false converts will fall away by the thousands. You can call them ‘false converts’, or ‘believers who fall away from the faith’; but the results are the same.

Mark 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

The True Messenger     

That’s why the true messenger doesn’t just ‘sow seed’ He also ‘breaks up the fallow ground’ by preaching repentance and spiritual violence. He also rips out the thorns of the deceitfulness of riches and the care of the world, and lust for other things. He tears down, destroys, uproots, and throws down (Jeremiah 1:10). The role of the false prophet is to skip those hard steps, but then step in as a ‘visionary leader’ to ‘build and plant’ with only positive messages so that everyone, including false converts can live their best life ‘now.’

Jeremiah 4 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Yeah I feel you! Don’t you hate those “Prosperity” preachers?

NO I don’t. Prosperity is obviously in the bible in 3 John 2. I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health. Some people may think I’m taking sides on an issue, but we don’t take sides – we take swords. These are God’s swords, not mine.

The Importance of Bringing Biblical Swords

The dumbest and most counterproductive thing you can do in the Kingdom of God is to try to correct a scripture. And it’s even dumber when you try to correct a biblical message, and then take your identity from a dead man’s bones like “John Calvin,” “John Wesley” “Jonathan Edwards” etc


“Oooh, I hate that Word of Faith stuff
”

What are you?

“I’m Methodist.”

Huh? Word of Faith is in Romans 10. Reformed is in the dictionary. Where is Luther? He’s in the grave. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of respect for Calvin, Luther, Seymour, Ravenhill, Hagin, etc. It’s beneficial to know Christian history, and I’m not trying to “dog” people in those organizations. Trust me I’ve read so much on great teachers and revivalists of the past that did great things with God. But it’s really counterproductive to try to correct scripture with non-scripture. Dead Men, no matter how great they were, are in the grave. Jesus is alive, and His Word is alive.

If you want to bring correction, there is plenty of Biblical language that can be used to bring correction. You could talk about covetousness, Babylon business, wolves in sheep’s clothing, the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, the Judas Kiss, Balaam’s error, the doctrine of Jezebel; a bunch of stuff is in there. While you are quoting dead men you could be getting more revelation from the Scriptures, where the Dead Man Rose Up from the Grave.

We have entire chapters of teaching and supernatural revelation on all this stuff in Killing Idols for REVIVAL… but real quick – let’s bring out a Biblical example for correction.

The Judas Role

“But don’t you think some people are called to preach hard stuff and repentance, and some people are called to make a lot of money, and only preach positive stuff. That’s my role in the Body of Christ.”

Well first of all, Repentance and Spiritual Violence is the ground floor of the Kingdom of God. Not only did Jesus Christ get baptized by John the Baptist, “to fulfill all righteousness”, (which represented total agreement and submission to his message)
 He also immediately went into the wilderness for 40 days of fasting (imitating John the Baptist)
 then He came back and preached the same message that John the Baptist preached – not by coincidence. I talk more about this in “Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques.” Jesus took the next steps of teaching multitudes, healing, and casting out demons, and doing miracles. But he started on the ground floor of spiritual violence and preaching repentance.

The whole idea that this represents is bad. There are so many false converts and false prophet ministries who think they are better than a true messenger because they have more money and are more positive. They think that’s their role – but really they are playing the role of Judas (who was in charge of Jesus’s money and claimed to want to give to the poor too). When crunch time came, Judas was on the other team, doing what he thought was right in his own mind instead of obedience to suffering with Christ.

This has really sad results. Just in the past few years so many people have fallen away from the faith
 even those who still go to church. But the good news is that the harvest is plentiful! Some pastors will even tell you that many of their members aren’t saved. So there is much opportunity to teach people about the Kingdom of God. It’s time for a clear message of specific repentance!

This is the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com

Day 1:  Why the Swords, Why All the Axes?

Day 2: If You Are Living Your Best Life Now, You are Going to Hell

Day 3: WOE TO THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED AND CONDEMN THE JUST

Day 4: WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorceror Ministry – How Not To Be A Religious Whore

Day 5: This is DETROIT, and This Is What We Do!

Summary of Principalities and Strongholds that will Bow to Jesus Tonight in Detroit | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 1 –

Summary of Principalities and Strongholds that will Bow to Jesus Tonight in Detroit

This is a summary of the revelations of Principalities and Strongholds in Detroit that God has given me and my wife through dreams, interpretations, our testimony, and the Word of God. We will be sharing the testimony in our upcoming book.

A local Bishop asked me to send them to him because God had shown him something similar about 5 points of repentance that were needed in the church. So I listed them in a nice pretty outline, with some links to teachings on this blog about them. It was deep, I actually sent them on October 31, which happened to be the same day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses for the Reformation. I did’nt even know that at first. Now you get to see the outline!

These are things that we have been repenting about at DaHOP (Detroit Area House of Prayer).  Our basic premise is Matthew 16 and Matthew 18. The Church already has All the Authority. “If it’s bound, the Church bound it. If it’s loosed, the Church loosed it.” When our obedience is fulfilled, God can revenge all disobedience (2 Corinthians 10). Therefore, we must repent and allow God’s word to change our minds if we want to see change, because it’s mostly our fault (Daniel 9, iRepent). We must repent from:

  1. Tolerating Jezebel– Toleration of Compromise, Spiritual Fornication, Teaching Idolatry
    1. Music and Ministry that mixes, and partners with the World (fornication). Christian musicians and singers and preachers that partner with the world usually end up in spiritual or natural fornication or adultery, or divorced. The natural is just a reflection of what they’ve already done spiritually.
    2. Music and Ministry that copies and follows the World (teaching God’s servants to eat food that has been sacrificed to idols). The best way to teach is by example. If our singers, rappers, and musicians copy and remix with the world, they pollute the whole church.
    3. Detroit has been the prototype city for allowing our Levitical sons and daughters to be seduced by Jezebel instead of giving God pure worship. From mammon and politically focused preachers to our compromising singers, we let God’s Levites make music about money and adultery instead of worshipping Him.
    4. There is a famous Detroit pastor who sang, sold his sermons, charged exorbitant fees to speak, had several adulteries, broken marriages (apostasy is divorce), and had a baby by a 13 year old in his own congregation. He encouraged his daughter to mix with the world and sing soul music for money. All this was done in the 1930s and 1940s, and we tolerated it – even celebrated this. Now we have generations that worship talent instead of God, so they are easily deceived.
    5. Afterwards, Motown became the prototype record label to all the labels that exist now. Their first hit song was “Money, That’s what I want.” Their second was “Gotta Shop Around.” Idolatry and Adultery. Most of their musicians and singers were children from the Church. Even the Beatles first hit song was a Motown song (Money, That’s What I Want). The negative and positive influence of Detroit on the world is mind-boggling.
    6. Even some of our gospel music copies and steals from the world – rejecting God’s creativity. We think it reaches more people, but according to Jesus – Jezebel’s doctrine is the depths of satan.
    7. There are serious repercussions to tolerating Jezebel, some of the most serious repercussions in the 7 letters to the Churches Revelations 2-3.
    8. Lustful looks among men, Sexual Dress among women
    9. Jezebel Exposed (in the Church)
  2. Judas’s Pragmatism– Betraying the Will and Purpose of God by following our own Mind and doing “What Works”
    1. The Detroit region is a stronghold for pragmatism. The industrial mentality can become “pragmatic” which is an extreme version of practicality. Henry Ford was known to be very practical, and influenced by pragmatism. Obviously, practical thinking can be used for good. However, pragmatism as a philosophy can be very evil. Henry Ford was known to be anti-Semetic. We do not know if his pragmatic way of thinking was the cause of his anti-Semetism.
    2. “Enemies of the cross, mind earthly things” – Philippians 2. Practical thinking that is not rooted in obedience to God’s will is pragmatism and self-worshipping disobedience. Earthly mindedness leads to satan entering in your mind. Jesus called both Judas and Peter satan when they exhibited earthly mindedness.
    3. Judas was earthly minded. God got His will done anyway, but “woe to him that betrays the Son of man.” We betray the purpose of our single lives, our families, our ministries, our churches when we put our will to do what we think will work above the scripturally stated will of God for each ministry.
    4. We Are Responsible for Abortion (The Judas Kiss). Racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger got family planning and birth control accepted in the church for “pragmatic” reasons nearly 40 years before abortion was legalized. She had genocide in her philosophies, but she didn’t say it outright. In the name of women’s health, contraception, and family limitation, she convinced us that children were a loss, not a profit; we should limit our families to what we think we can afford pragmatically. Her motto in her publication – Woman Rebel was “No Gods, No Masters.” We let her in the church and loosed it with our own authority.
    5. Contrary to popular belief, Margaret Sanger was NOT pro-abortion, she was against abortion, and she promoted birth control and family limitation. The anointing of motherhood is the only thing that stops the spirit of abortion which comes from family limitation. The root of abortion is not a law, it’s a mindset of pragmatism related to family.
    6. Some of us lose the anointing for increase because we purposefully limit God’s increase of godly seed. Earthly mindedness makes us think backwards. Purpose creates income, income doesn’t create purpose.
    7. We can’t point at Democrats, or Republicans, Obama, or Perry/Cain/Ron Paul to end abortion when we have all the authority. We are above them. Get birth control and family planning out of the church and abortion falls in the government, guaranteed.
  3. Dog-tongues and Wolfpacks– Using Our tongues against our brothers, Ministries who’s purpose is to tear down and steal from other ministries
    1. Using our tongues like dogs. Speaking negatively about other people, other ministries, other races, other churches.
    2. In many churches, every sermon has a “diss” of someone elses ministry in it. “That big church” “That small church” “That Baptist dollar” “Those Holy rollers”. “White people”
    3. We have authority over the atmosphere in our city
 so Why is our city so violent? How is gang warfare any different from using our tongues against other churches? Our mouths and especially our pulpits create atmosphere.
    4. Destroying Dog-tongues and Wolfpacks. We need to create a culture of thanksgiving, blessing, honor, and intercession for people made in the image of God.
  4. Dead Men’s Bones and Hypocrites– Worshipping Traditions and Dead Men instead of following the Holy Ghost
    1. Resisting the Holy Ghost instead of at least supporting the new things that God Sovereignly does in each generation. Traditions make the Word of God void of power. In the past Detroit has been one of the most tradition – loving cities.
    2. We need to honor the old, and support the new. Both the New Wine and the Old wine can be preserved.
    3. Return the hearts of the Fathers to the Children, and the Hearts of the Children to the Fathers.
    4. Dead Men’s Bones and Hypocrites – It affects the legacy of the next generation. We destroy our children spiritually when we don’t allow them to create new wineskins for God’s new wine to flow in.
  5. Division and Thieves: racial division and denominational division, not being a house of prayer for all nations.
    1. We need to stop being the world’s best example of racial division on every Sunday. It’s loosed in the world because it’s loosed in the Church. We need desegregation in the Church.
    2. Being a place where thieves can hide, instead of a house of prayer for every ethnic group. Our di-vision makes our vision smaller, and therefore we don’t feel the need to pray night and day for all nations.
    3. This is also related to Judas and Jezebel, because it has to do with the purpose of God for the Church, and also the Music Ministry. If thieves steal the house of prayer from the Church, it’s a den of thieves. If Levites can’t or won’t be employed to worship God day & night, Jezebel and Judas have victory over them and steals their calling.
    4. Real Unity – One Mind on Jesus and Mouth on Christ
    5. The House of Prayer for every nation requires unity, regionally and racially.
    6. A House of Prayer for Every Ethnos
    7. Dividing ourselves from each other instead of finding agreement in our different roles.
  6. *Bonus* Babylon Business Principles in the Kingdom of God: brand warfare, usury, false balances, manipulation, slavery, witchcraft (pharmakia)
    1. Building our brands over being concerned with people.
    2. Putting profit before truth.
    3. Defrauding each other to the point where we need lawyers to judge.
    4. Embracing usury and debt, enslaving Gods’ people.
    5. Not keeping communication and transactions in simplicity (Romans 12).
    6. The Fear of the Lord is the Key to Economic Development.
    7. Whiskey River?
    8. Spiritual Sharecropping.
    9. This one is a bonus, because originally I didn’t have it as an iRepent event. I saw it as a Christian business problem more than a church problem. But I included it here because I heard a local presentation – on how Industrial Sharecropping effectually continued some to the basic tenets of slavery in Detroit until the 1980s – that enlightened me to the possibility of spiritual sharecropping.
    10. The church has all authority, so if it’s loosed, it’s because we loosed it. If slavery lasted until the 1980’s here, then the Church here was responsible. We may need repentance in some of these areas of our business principles.

Where Sin Did Abound, May Grace Much More Abound! We believe that when these false heads and spiritual strongholds are repented of, chopped off, and destroyed, The Body will be able to put our full focus on Jesus Christ, the Beautiful One.

This has been a tough journey, so I feel like saying something really dramatic here… but I’ll just drop the mic and say “Amen.”

🙂

Jesus Christ, Man of Sorrow | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 11 –

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

 Jesus Christ did not always have a happy life. Jesus Christ was not a handsome or attractive man. Jesus Christ was a sorrowful man, full of grief, rejected and despised.

 Sorrow:

Physical and mental pain

 What was the sorrow of Christ?

 The pain of Christ
You are being beaten, slapped, spat on, hated and cursed by those you are giving your life for? What was the sorrow of Christ? You spend years pouring yourself into a group of people who vow to follow you and be with you, and in your hour of need they all abandon you? What was the sorrow of Christ? Hours before you are captured, you crying out to God in great distress and pain, and your followers are asleep? What was the sorrow of Christ? Jerusalem, the people God had pursued for thousands of years, who waited for the Messiah, does not even receive or recognize Him, though He left the right hand of the Father to show them the way? What was the sorrow of Christ? Our sorrows that he carried.

Grief:

Sickness, disease, sadness, grief

 What was the grief of Christ?

That He bore in His body the sins of the world. He was perfect and NEVER committed sin, yet he was beaten so badly he was disfigured more than any man
for your sin and mine. The cross He suffered allows our healing today. Our grief He bore.

 Isaiah 53

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

So we see that Jesus was full of sorrow, grief, rejection from those He came to save! Since Jesus had such a hard life, did He seek to make it better? Was He seeking and reading on how to have His best life now? No, even still Jesus sought to do the will of the Father.

John 4:34

 34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Matthew 8:16-18

 16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

 Jesus connection to the Father was so great, His love, devotion and faithfulness to Him were unmatched. He did all to please Him. This is our cue. We need not search out comfort, we need not search out vain and temporal happiness, but we have to seek the will of the Father, Jesus showed us the way.

 After Christ’s obedience was fulfilled did He not rise with all power? Did He not have total victory over death, hell and the grave? Jesus is definitely not suffering any longer, He is seated on the right hand of the Father forever. We should not expect half the grief and sorrow that Christ suffered, and God does promise to take care of us, and reward us in this life AND in the life to come for the things we give up or loose for His sake. He also promises us Joy in our fruitfulness and says we can be of good cheer for He has overcome the world. But the principle is that we do not SEEK the pleasures of life, but the will of the Father, this is what Jesus did. He had the transgression of the entire world laid on Him, He did not seek to relieve Himself from it, but He sought how He might fulfill obedience to God’s purpose for His life. He sought how to fulfill the scriptures that had prophesied of Him. And even when Peter said with good intentions that Jesus should not suffer, trying to show Him comfort and pity, Jesus rebuked Him, called Him satan, and told Peter that he did not savor the things of God, but the things of man.

Matthew 16

21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

 Though Jesus had many sorrows we cannot even imagine, His focus was pleasing God, and His victory came from it, and will eternally spring from it as He receives His bride, and rules and reigns over heaven and earth eternally.

 So we must follow suit and not look for the easy way, the comfortable way, but we must savor the things that be of God, working to fulfill God’s call, not our own desires.

 The first commandment is to love God with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength. And Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. So let’s seek to fulfill this call, and victory will come from this, and the rewards will follow us from earth to glory.

 Jesus Christ man of sorrow.

Jesus Christ, victorious forever.

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