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Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by Victor E., Aug 13, 2016.

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  1. Victor E.

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    Any ministry that indirectly shames, guilts, or condemns its followers, for their turning away from sin in repentance, is not concerned for their well-being on earth, or after their appointed time on earth (Hebrews 9:27-28).

    This is the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:9-21), not the ministry of seared consciences (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

    We understand that Christ is the righteousness that the Mosaic law could never bring in regard to justification, however, any message hinting to the effect that we should be complacent in turning away from sin is another Gospel.

    Here Paul is addressing the harassment and heckling of the Judaizers...He's not addressing the ongoing process of repentance. Repentance is not some unnatural and foreign doctrine. It's integral to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    'Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

    And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

    Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

    Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

    To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

    Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

    As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

    For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ' Galatians 1:1-10 (KJV)

    'Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

    And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

    Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead' Acts 17:29-31 (KJV)

    'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death' Proverbs 14:12 (KJV)
     
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    True! The devil (and his fallen angels/demons) are not afraid of lukewarm Christians! Only True Christians who live a life begotten of the Holy Spirit and the radical love of Jesus Christ! A form of godliness without the power of the Holy Spirit is not threatening any power of darkness. In Christ, we are free from superstitious fears.

    'Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, So that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

    And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

    Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.' Acts 19:11-20

    'The cure for superstition is an increased appreciation of the being of God: not names only, but character and being. The idea that the devil is afraid of a word or a gesture is pure superstition. He is not afraid of any name, not even the name Jesus. There are thousands of little boys in Latin America who bear that name, and surely Satan does not stand in fear of them. No, it is not a combination of letters that strikes terror to the heart of Satan. It is the glorious Person who bears the name Jesus whom he fears. To the name Jesus God has added the titles "Lord and Christ," and this means that all power has been given unto Him in heaven and in earth. Back of the name is the sovereign Person of God's Son, our Savior. From this Person Satan flees, but it is a waste of time and effort to try to impress him with mere words and phrases.
    In the degree that we know God Himself, we shall be free from superstitious fears; and in the degree that we are affected by signs, gestures, phrases and "religious objects" (as they are naively called), we are in the bonds and snares of superstition.'

    -A. W. Tozer Sermon: The One Before Whom All Shall Bow
     
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    It's so beautiful. For those paying careful attention, there have been many, many signs of end-times for some time now. Maybe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Maybe it will happen in this lifetime. There is a full solar eclipse coming up. No one knows the day or the hour, except the Father. Only He knows. [​IMG]

    'But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.' Matthew 24:36

    'So if they tell you, ‘There He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

    Immediately after the tribulation of those days:

    ‘The sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
    the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.’

    At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other' Matthew 24:26-31

     
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    Some in their pursuit to present the Gospel fresh and unique, have become lovers of the world rather than God.

    Paul's greatest hindrances and opposition came from his own brethren, not his enemies. We can see this in his voicing of personal concerns. Here he's talking about specific persons and naming names. If Paul is saying this in the Gospel, they must have done him MUCH harm in the ministry.

    'Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica—Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments.

    Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works. You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.' 2 Timothy 4:9-15 (NKJV)

    'Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever' 1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)

    Something so amazing: Some believers think we're living in a great revival, rather than a great rebellion of apostasy. [​IMG]
     
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    The fear of the Lord enables us to love people where they're at, while loving Father God where He's at.
     
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    Be not deceived by the 'Alien' deception. Y'all think I'm playing about the 'Aliens', this is serious business. They will deceive (have deceived) many! 'Aliens' are Satan's fallen angels! This is not the rapture! Who's in a strong delusion?

    'Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand' Matthew 24:23-25 (NKJV)

    'Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ' 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NKJV)

    'After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”

    And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

    Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelations 19:6-10 (NKJV)

     
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    A consolation: Every human being on earth will give an account, and their life will reveal who and what they really believed in.
     
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    The 'prosperity' Gospel. Judas Iscariot, the founding chairman (John 12:1-8, Matthew 26:14-16). [​IMG]

    I wonder money peddled off of selling mysteries is more than 50,000 pieces of silver (Acts 19:19). Multi-millionaire 'prophets' [​IMG]
     
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    Some Church leaders are far more carnally driven than their followers. These would be the False Teachers. 2 Peter 2, Jude 1. [​IMG]

    Every one of great Influence, Preaching, or Teaching is held to the accountability of a Teacher (James 3:1). Position over Title.

    Christ explains the 4 types of seed (Matthew 13:18-23). Only properly discipled seed fell on good ground. No shortcuts.

    Some believers try to cop-out of accountability by saying 'I'm not a Teacher' but it doesn't change the fact...they're teaching. [​IMG]

    No believer is with any amount of influence in the Body without equal accountability. 'You can't have your cake and eat it too' [​IMG]
     
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    This guy actually does a little bit of research. I'm thankful for people who have the heart to seek the Truth and speak it unabashed! [​IMG] Those pesky 33rd degree Freemasons, Roman Vatican Church, and Papacy! That One World Religion/New World Order/One World Order takes some long and careful planning! [​IMG]

    'Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.' Revelations 13:18

    'I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan' Revelations 2:9 (Speaking of the the false jews of modern day Israel)

    'Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.' Revelations 3:9 (Speaking of the false Jews of modern day Israel)

    Some youtube comments:

    'Brilliant find about Freemasonry anniversary! To the day almost, wow. My grandfather was Master of his lodge but I never met him. I can confirm the 3rd generation descendants of these Masons do indeed get cursed UNLESS Jesus rescues them. I survived 15 years of the New Age movement on my own, and lifelong psychological abuse from parents. Coincidence? I think not. But Jesus Christ saved me and now I'm trying to heal from the misery of people who are not with God. It is a rough road. Thank you for researching!' [​IMG]

    'We need to pray and to proclaim out loud rebuking these spirits, curses, hexes, evil, etc.. We as believers have to ability to bind or loose things on earth as in heaven.. So Bless all those around you even your enemies.. God will work on correction and I believe if you bless those who curse you like it is written, then that's when God's power can manifest in their lives and "Wake" them up.. Love everyone, True love, not worldly love.. The time is at hand folks .. expose and turn away from darkness.. Declare heaven on earth.. Remember they have already been defeated.. God Bless Everyone Who Reads This!! Buckle up for a bumpy ride!!' [​IMG]

    'How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?' Proverbs 1:22

    'Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand' Daniel 12:10


     
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    Resharing this Truth, Full Immersion Water Baptism in Jesus Name! [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
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    Gladiators and Sports. They can both have angry, red-faced fans screaming at the arena (TV screen) like natural brute beasts. Consider this: When you look at everyday people, how are you holy in behavioral conduct and set apart from the secular world of unbelievers as instructed in the Bible? (Titus 2:11-15, 1 Peter 1:13-16 Hebrews 12:14-17 to name a few of many). The Holy Spirit empowers us to be holy, in this regard. It's Grace.

    Something to think on...the following passage can now be applied to everyday believers, accounting for the times and seasons. It is one distinct difference between the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30).

    'But these [false teachers], like unreasoning animals, [mere] creatures of instinct, born to be captured and destroyed, reviling things they do not understand, will also perish in their own corruption [in their destroying they will be destroyed], suffering wrong [destined for punishment] as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a delight to revel in the daytime [living luxuriously]. They are stains and blemishes [on mankind], reveling in their deceptions even as they feast with you. They have eyes full of adultery, constantly looking for sin, enticing and luring away unstable souls. Having hearts trained in greed, [they are] children of a curse. Abandoning the straight road [that is, the right way to live], they have gone astray; they have followed the way of [the false teacher] Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the reward of wickedness; but he was rebuked for his own transgression: a mute donkey spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.

    These [false teachers] are springs without water and mists driven by a tempest, for whom is reserved the gloom of black darkness. For uttering arrogant words of vanity [pompous words disguised to sound scholarly or profound, but meaning nothing and containing no spiritual truth], they beguile and lure using lustful desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error. They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity—for by whatever anyone is defeated and overcome, to that [person, thing, philosophy, or concept] he is continually enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world by [personal] knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, their last condition has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them not to have [personally] known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to have turned back from the holy commandment [verbally] handed on to them. The thing spoken of in the true proverb has happened to them, “The dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “A sow is washed only to wallow [again] in the mire.”. 2 Peter 2:12-22 (AMP) [​IMG]
     
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    One thing I don't like about Todd White, Dan Mohler, and Robby Dawkins (and many other 'Identity' gurus) style of teaching (from the messages regarding evangelism) is the indirect burden of guilt they place on evangelising believer's when an unbelieving person doesn't want to repent. There is a set level of human accountability.

    'He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD' Proverbs 17:15

    There are times when all we can do is pray. Some people genuinely have hearts that are not receptive to the Gospel message. Even after seeing signs, wonders, miracles...God gives the increase if they want to accept it.

    'Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man' John 2:23-25

    I know if you spend much time in the presence of God, you become incredibly sensitive to everything that is not His presence (1 Corinthians 2:10-16).

    'and so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,' Leviticus 10:10

    'Now we know [without any doubt] that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully and appropriately, understanding the fact that law is not enacted for the righteous person [the one in right standing with God], but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for kidnappers and slave traders, for liars, for perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.' 1 Timothy 1:8-11 (AMP)

    'Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil' Hebrews 5:13-14

    Some are calling this discerning of spirits a 'judgemental spirit' or 'critical spirit' but it's an authentic gift of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:10).

    I believe some people just want others to be spiritually blind so they can't see through some shenanigans (False Prophets, False Teachers), while the majority likely do not realize the ignorance they are propagating...they have pure intentions.

    1 Corinthians 12 was written so no one would be ignorant of spiritual gifts, not so everyone would be ignorant of them...some spiritual streakers are so 'heaven-minded' that they've gone on ahead of what is WRITTEN. (2 John 1:7-9, 1 Corinthians 4:6-7)
     
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    "The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made."

    - A. W. Tozer

    "A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situation."

    - A. W. Tozer

    "God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it."

    - A. W. Tozer

    "It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should."

    - A. W. Tozer

    "We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist--Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy."

    - A. W. Tozer

    "If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it."

    - A. W. Tozer

    "The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much with the constitution. Never break our by-laws. He's a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much like one of us...we ask Him to help us when we're in trouble and look to Him to watch over us when we're asleep. The God of the modern evangelical isn't a God I could have much respect for."

    - A. W. Tozer
     
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    'Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever' 1 John 2:15-17

    'But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake' 2 Corinthians 4:3-5

     
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    Evil spirits are not something you usually see with the naked eye...they're intertwined with our life choices. You can't be carnally minded and expect to spot the works of the devil. Visual depictions can help bridge the gap, but it's best to study the Word of God. Why give legal rights to the devil by sinning, when I can turn from sin and avoid the consequences. If I'm in Christ, the devil has no power! [​IMG]

    'See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit' Ephesians 5:15-18

    'Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour' 1 Peter 5:8

    The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption
     
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    'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away' 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)

     
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