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Church Genocide: The False Conversion Via the “I Accept Jesus” Practice

21 Sep


 Once the Lord opened my eyes to the false conversion epidemic more than a decade ago, the truth was so powerful and cumpelling  that I did not do any research as to whether or not other believers supported my claims–not until today. 

I found an article entitled,  False Conversions and the “Sinner’s Prayer”: A Damnable Epidemic in the Modern Church! written by Landon Chapman on  9/ 9, 2014. I fully agree with almost the entire article, other than for the last sentence.  What stands out for me as complete truth is the excerpt quoted below:

Paul Washer has mentioned numerous times that he has “declared war” on the sinner’s prayer. He contends that it has sent more people to hell than anything else on the face of the earth. You may be asking, “how can he say such a thing?” The answer is quite similar to David Platt; search the scriptures and tell me where anyone evangelized that way. The scripture does not say that Jesus Christ came to the nation of Israel and said that the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand, now who would like to ask me into their heart?! No, he said repent and believe the Gospel!
To further illustrate how ridiculous this has become in the evangelical church, I once heard a story told by an itinerant preacher about how he witnessed something he has never forgotten. He was at a service where there was an altar call and a man had come down to speak to one of the pastors. After a few minutes of chatting, the preacher asked if the man would like to pray and accept Jesus into his heart. Obviously uncomfortable and not fully on board, the preacher then said that he would pray the prayer for him and, if he agreed, to squeeze the pastor’s hand. This scene played out and the pastor proclaimed the man saved! To date, that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Do you think that man understood he was as sinner? Do you think that man understood that he’s not a good person and that he’s in dire need of a savior? How could he possibly know these things when no one ever told him! (Romans 10:14)
Do not make your evangelistic goal be for someone to recite the sinner’s prayer. Give the full picture of the Gospel which includes the Law. You’re not being a big meanie because you help someone to realize they are a sinner in need of a Savior. You’re actually loving that person enough to set aside your personal fear because you care for their soul.

The idolatry of decisionism. Men think they are going to Heaven because they have judged the sincerity of their own decision. When Paul came to the church in Corinth, he did not say to them, “Look, you’re not living like Christians so let’s go back to that one moment in your life when you prayed that prayer and see if you were sincere.” No, he said to test yourselves, examine yourselves to see if you’re in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. It is a work of God. The evidence of conversion is not just a measure of your sincerity at the moment of conversion, it is ongoing fruit in your life. Sixty to seventy percent of Americans claim they’re converted and yet we kill how many babies each day? While that’s incredibly harsh to hear it is not without merit.

Yet here is the problem.  At the close of this article, the author writes the following:

Do not let another day pass. Put your full faith and trust in our savior Jesus Christ and repent of your sins. Avoid becoming a false convert and join Him in paradise.

HOw do we put our full  faith and trust in the Lord and repent of our sins?  Is this not yet another decision that will lead to yet another  false conversion? 

WIthout the Holy   Spirit, we can do nothing.  Anything the flesh does in a religious way will produce yet  another false conversion.         Furthermore, the message of “I accepted Christ” is so preposterous that it is an offense to the triune Godhead. We DO NOT ACCEPT CHRIST. NO ONE CAN BE SAVED UNLESS GOD HIMSELF HAS ALREADY MADE THE CHOICE!!!! The Father and the Son have already done the choosing or the electing before the beginning of recorded time. (EPhesians. 1:1-10) 

When the sinner actually hears the call, he simply responds. Even when a sinner cries out for Jesus, it may appear to be an act of his own free will, yet the Lord said that no man can come to Him unless the Father which sent Him draws them. (John 6:44)

      Subsequently, even when a sinner begs the Lord for mercy to save him, he does so because he has been drawn to the cross by the Holy Ghost. Therefore, even our repentance is not human but godly. Godly sorrow is a repentance for sin that has been divinely given to the sinner to cause him to repent, to sorrow over the Lord’s sacrifice. At the cross, a sinner’s spirit is washed, cleansed and forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    When you “accepted” Jesus, you may not realize it but you lifted up self. Why? Because your boasting is made easy, every time you declare to others, “I ACCEPTED JESUS!” It is important to state here that nothing stops God, not even the church. When the Lord is ready for the elect, He calls them. If they are sitting on a church pew, He can still reach them, regardless of what they have been listening to. The problem is that many of the elect who are in church believe that they are already saved but they are not. The Father plans to save them. Nevertheless, for the Holy Ghost to draw them to a genuine salvation experience, the strong man must be bound with the light of truth. In this instance, the “strong man” is the religious demon, aka,the Fake Jesus. Why? Because you “accepted Jesus,” the fake Jesus answered you and accepted YOUR INVITATION to come into your heart chakra! That spirit needs to be cast out before God will cause you to repent. 
The genocide of the institutional church has been deep, far-reaching in its destructive  effects. It’s difficult to resurrect the dead from the spiritual consequences of a false conversion. yet it is not Impossible.  If you want help, send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com or call  888-818-1117.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UUH0BJS False Conversions

Leave Church–Why?

22 Nov
Why Leave Church?
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There are those who are feverishly trying to save the institutional house called “church,” through evangelistic programs and revivals, church reformation attempts, mass media marketing campaigns, and ecumenical collaborations and  compromises.

These are those who believe that emphasis should be placed on saving the institution of  the organized church.  However, I believe the Lord’s declaration of the prevailing power of the church was not referring to her  as an institution, but as a spiritual body of believers who, by not denying His name and keeping the faith, would remain His.  The question is not whether or not the burning house SHOULD be saved.

No, the question goes a lot deeper.  The question is “CAN the burning house be saved?”  Quite frankly, sin and deception have permeated the house so deeply, that only a profound, deep move of repentance and contrition can save the organized church.  As Jesus declared to the 7 churches in the book of Revelation, “Remember therefore, from whence thou art fallen, and REPENT, and do the first works, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick from its place, except  thou REPENT.” (Revelation 2:5)  Since He clearly states that the candlestick is a metaphor for the church, it is apparent that Jesus Himself will bring down the organized  church system,  the entire thing known today as “church.” However, the most important question to ask today is “has the opportunity for the church to repent expired?”

Well, I believe it has.  For three reasons.

First of all,  too many preachers, even the sincere ones, have made ministry a career rather than a calling. They can’t repent because their pocketbooks are tied to church donations. Unlike TD Jakes, Juanita Bynum, Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen, they did not make themselves independently wealthy from the donations of churchfolk who gave them their start in the first place, a foundation they usurped and became  best selling authors. The livelihood of most full time pastors is dependent upon continuing to do whatever they can to pay their bills and provide  food on their tables and care for their families with something left for retirement. Most pastors  can’t come out of the church simply because  they would experience financial ruin in a failing economy.

Secondly,  repentance would necessitate a fundamental change  in how the gospel is preached.  Preachers are proud folk.  They would rather confess  to some kind of sin of the flesh before admitting that preaching a decisional, come to the altar and accept Jesus, repeat a sinner’s prayer gospel has caused people to invite the fake Jesus into their hearts.

Thirdly, I suspect pulpits have already been taken over by religious demons and devils. The grip of these unseen forces has occurred because God Himself has sent forth a spirit of strong delusion, causing churchfolk to believe a lie. Preachers, even good, sincere, righteous men and women are already under the power of seducing spirits whose doctrines they continue to preach.

So it is time to come out.  If I am wrong, you can go back.  I suggest that you simply ask the Lord in prayer, “Say Lord, is this woman, Pam Sheppard correct?  Are the days of the organized church “done?” Is it a dangerous place?  Should I leave?

I  can tell you that if you ask Him sincerely and you are willing to obey His answer to you, then I can tell you right now that He is going to show you Himself, that you need to come out for your own safety. I explain why in detail in “Come Out of Her, God;s People.” To read further, is up to you.
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If you are not a book reader,  you can   talk to me personally, I’m here for you.  Call me at 518-477-5759

WHY YOU MUST EXAMINE YOUR FAITH TO SEE IF IT BE OF GOD!

22 Oct

 

 
   WAS YOUR CONVERSION REALLY OF YOUR OWN DOING? Was the Holy Ghost involved in leading you to the cross and to repentance?  Did the Holy Ghost plant faith into your spirit to believe that Jesus is alive in His physical body? Did you feel cleansed, forgiven and assured? Or did YOU make the choice, repeat “I accept Jesus into my heart,” and then joined a church?The church age that we live in is  the church at Laodicea. Everyone has been contaminated by false and mixed doctrine and practices for at least 100 years or more. Everyone has been deceived, across the board. That includes me, that includes YOU!

Imagine if you would, the horrific shock of faithful, religious people who after they died, heard the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ somberly say to them, “I never knew YOU!”  Wow.  Consider that more than 75% of their entire lives was spent either on a church pew or even behind a pulpit.  It blows my mind.   I can’t even speak any further on it. Yet, these very words are recorded in the book of Matthew as said to people who have claimed to cast out devils in His name.  How were they able to do that if He never knew them?  Well, they didn’t.  Demons merely used games and tricks to deceive people into believing that demons  were cast out from people, when they were not. Demons are skilled at playing possum.

Bringing this right down home into your own personal backyard, where do YOU stand in the midst of a spiritual conspiracy theory that is mind boggling, to say the least? 

 The first thing you must do is to “examine your faith.”  Jesus advised the church at Laodicea to “buy gold from Him that has been tried in the fire. ” In other words, examine the root of the tree and its fruit  and  simply go  back to the day that you believe you got saved and thoroughly  scrutinize it from top to bottom. In other words, shake that tree and see if your salvation can withstand the shaking. 

This is a hard thing that I enter into on the first counseling session with each of my clients.  What I have found is that  there are some developmental stages most go through: :denial, defensiveness, anger at me but mostly at God, and worst of all, fear of going to hell.  

A FALSE CONVERSION MUST BE OVERTURNED.

My dilemma is that I can’t spoon feed them.  I try to be as gentle and as supportive as I can be but I can’t hide the truth.  Never sure whether or not a client is going to continue with me, when  it is obvious to me that they are not saved, I am compelled to warn them for their sakes.  If they are among the elect, He will quicken my words to them at the appointed time for them to “be shaken.”

At least if I never hear from them again, I have planted a seed that they can’t throw away very lightly.  Jesus said that you can’t put new wine into old wine skins  or else the  wine skins would break.  I can’t confront demons in a person if that person is defenseless. You see, the weapons of their warfare are carnal and therefore will not work against the enemy because they are not saved. To avoid this most crucial “shaking,”  would be like trying to mend  an old garment with a new piece  of cloth. It will rip and be torn.   

So, I waste no time starting that fire that will bring about the shaking.  My ears have become accustomed to  familiar cries of complaint, like—  “I gave up the sin of fornication, packed my bags and stopped living in sin, I went to church regularly, and so on and so forth.”  They come back at me with yet another defense, like  “Well, I had a distinct change in lifestyle and personality.  All things became new.  So why is it that I am still not a new creature?”

Surely, its complicated because Satan has put his hand on the doctrine of salvation and as would be expected, he has brought about much confusion and religiosity. However, salvation is very simple. It is completely in God’s hands. 

The biggest mistake is how people relate to Jesus.  Most  don’t realize that they have by-passed Him and gone  directly to the Father.  Other’s ignore Him yet seek the Holy Ghost.  Both ways open the door wide to religious devils. Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Demons know that better than anybody!  

With those who believe that they repented of sin, I find that they really have no understanding of the cross. They simply looked through their portfolio of sins, picked one, convicted themselves of it and said “I’m saved.”  Like  the Galatians, those who created their own born again experience  depended upon their own works. Then like  the Colossians, others have been drawn away from Christ through philosophy and the traditions of men. 

To both the Galatians and the Colossians, Paul had the same message—the cross of Calvary. 

Your understanding of the cross  will determine whether or not He says “I never knew You!”

Here is a clue.  If you are not separated from the world not only in your deeds but in your mind, if you still seek the approval and the acceptance of the world and the church world, then you do not understand the cross. You may have simply convicted yourself of sin and brought about your own change and lifestyle, yet  gladly giving the credit to the Holy Ghost when “it was really  ALL your own doing.”

If you are ready to face the truth, call 518-477-5759.


 

WHY YOU MUST EXAMINE YOUR FAITH TO SEE IF IT BE OF GOD!

22 Oct

 

 
   WAS YOUR CONVERSION REALLY OF YOUR OWN DOING? Was the Holy Ghost involved in leading you to the cross and to repentance?  Did the Holy Ghost plant faith into your spirit to believe that Jesus is alive in His physical body? Did you feel cleansed, forgiven and assured? Or did YOU make the choice, repeat “I accept Jesus into my heart,” and then joined a church?The church age that we live in is  the church at Laodicea. Everyone has been contaminated by false and mixed doctrine and practices for at least 100 years or more. Everyone has been deceived, across the board. That includes me, that includes YOU!

Imagine if you would, the horrific shock of faithful, religious people who after they died, heard the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ somberly say to them, “I never knew YOU!”  Wow.  Consider that more than 75% of their entire lives was spent either on a church pew or even behind a pulpit.  It blows my mind.   I can’t even speak any further on it. Yet, these very words are recorded in the book of Matthew as said to people who have claimed to cast out devils in His name.  How were they able to do that if He never knew them?  Well, they didn’t.  Demons merely used games and tricks to deceive people into believing that demons  were cast out from people, when they were not. Demons are skilled at playing possum.

Bringing this right down home into your own personal backyard, where do YOU stand in the midst of a spiritual conspiracy theory that is mind boggling, to say the least? 

 The first thing you must do is to “examine your faith.”  Jesus advised the church at Laodicea to “buy gold from Him that has been tried in the fire. ” In other words, examine the root of the tree and its fruit  and  simply go  back to the day that you believe you got saved and thoroughly  scrutinize it from top to bottom. In other words, shake that tree and see if your salvation can withstand the shaking. 

This is a hard thing that I enter into on the first counseling session with each of my clients.  What I have found is that  there are some developmental stages most go through: :denial, defensiveness, anger at me but mostly at God, and worst of all, fear of going to hell.  

A FALSE CONVERSION MUST BE OVERTURNED.

My dilemma is that I can’t spoon feed them.  I try to be as gentle and as supportive as I can be but I can’t hide the truth.  Never sure whether or not a client is going to continue with me, when  it is obvious to me that they are not saved, I am compelled to warn them for their sakes.  If they are among the elect, He will quicken my words to them at the appointed time for them to “be shaken.”

At least if I never hear from them again, I have planted a seed that they can’t throw away very lightly.  Jesus said that you can’t put new wine into old wine skins  or else the  wine skins would break.  I can’t confront demons in a person if that person is defenseless. You see, the weapons of their warfare are carnal and therefore will not work against the enemy because they are not saved. To avoid this most crucial “shaking,”  would be like trying to mend  an old garment with a new piece  of cloth. It will rip and be torn.   

So, I waste no time starting that fire that will bring about the shaking.  My ears have become accustomed to  familiar cries of complaint, like—  “I gave up the sin of fornication, packed my bags and stopped living in sin, I went to church regularly, and so on and so forth.”  They come back at me with yet another defense, like  “Well, I had a distinct change in lifestyle and personality.  All things became new.  So why is it that I am still not a new creature?”

Surely, its complicated because Satan has put his hand on the doctrine of salvation and as would be expected, he has brought about much confusion and religiosity. However, salvation is very simple. It is completely in God’s hands. 

The biggest mistake is how people relate to Jesus.  Most  don’t realize that they have by-passed Him and gone  directly to the Father.  Other’s ignore Him yet seek the Holy Ghost.  Both ways open the door wide to religious devils. Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Demons know that better than anybody!  

With those who believe that they repented of sin, I find that they really have no understanding of the cross. They simply looked through their portfolio of sins, picked one, convicted themselves of it and said “I’m saved.”  Like  the Galatians, those who created their own born again experience  depended upon their own works. Then like  the Colossians, others have been drawn away from Christ through philosophy and the traditions of men. 

To both the Galatians and the Colossians, Paul had the same message—the cross of Calvary. 

Your understanding of the cross  will determine whether or not He says “I never knew You!”

Here is a clue.  If you are not separated from the world not only in your deeds but in your mind, if you still seek the approval and the acceptance of the world and the church world, then you do not understand the cross. You may have simply convicted yourself of sin and brought about your own change and lifestyle, yet  gladly giving the credit to the Holy Ghost when “it was really  ALL your own doing.”

If you are ready to face the truth, call 518-477-5759.


 

THE HOLY GHOST IS GRIEVED!

15 Oct

The Holy Ghost has been reduced to what charismatics, pentecostals and word of faithers call “the anointing.”  To most of this crowd, the Holy Ghost is “an it” that causes them to have goosebumps as they fall out slain in the spirit, speak in a language that no one can understand, and “get drunk in the spirit.” However, He is so much more than that.

DO NOT PROVOKE THE HOLY GHOST!

As a Person and not “a feeling,” the Holy Ghost speaks, teaches, witnesses, guides, comforts, convicts, commands, helps, converts, imparts faith to believe, brings the fear of the Lord and imparts godly sorrow to help a sinner repent. He can be obeyed, lied to, resisted, grieved, quenched, quenched, insulted and blasphemed.  The work of the Holy Spirit on earth is similar to that of the Lord’s earthly ministry. As Jesus lived to lift up and glorify the Father, the Holy Spirit’s workk centers on lifiting up the Son of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  The Father also glorifies the Son.  The Holy Ghost is the Sspirit of Christ and the Spirit of the Father.  All three Persons are One.  As our Teacher of spiritual truths, the Holy Spirit will enligten your mind with insignts into the mind of Christ as He unlocks the spiritual doorways to the secret things of God.

Just as the Holy Ghost drove Jesus into the wilderness to do battle with the devil, He does the same with the elect of God.  The Holy Ghost not only wants you to know the godhead.  He wants you to know your enemy and so He will arrange your wilderness experience, tailor made to what you need to find out.  He knows that it is crucial that you be not ignorant to demonic deception, for the demons have access to our very souls.

Therefore, it is imperative that we learn how to tell the difference between what is spiritual, what is demonic and what is soulish or carnal.  The Holy Ghost is the Helper and as such, He provides us with self knowledge as long as we don’t grieve Him. Self knowledge equips us to be able to discern thoughts and feelings that are alien to our character and personality. Demons love to snare their prey with half truths rather than with complete lies because a half truth can set a more believable trap. You say to yourself, if this is true, then THAT must be true, and then you are trapped.  This is the scheme that is the foundation of all false religions.  There is at least ONE truth about God in all of them, perhaps more.

Nevertheless, 99% of truth is no truth at all.   It is a lie.  The Holy Ghost is 100 percent truth and there are no lies in Him. 99% of truth is a setup from the devil. Since our human struggle with the evil side of the spirit world is a daily event, and since Jesus revealed that the Holy Ghost is 100 percent truth, we need to resist grieving Him.  For Jesus said that the Holy Ghost will reveal truth as to what is to come.  In the times in which we live, we are helpless without the Holy Ghost.

How do we grieve the Holy Ghost?  Well, when we actually believe that WE lead people to Jesus Christ, we grieve the Holy Ghost.  All we do is preach and testify, as led by the Holy Ghost to do so.  The Holy Ghost does the rest.  He knows who will be saved from who will be damned.  He is the one who dispatches angels to set up our wilderness experiences that He will use to draw us to the cross.   He is the one who provides faith to believe on the Son of God and His bodily resurrection.  You might call the Holy Ghost “THE MINISTER OF SALVATION.” So He is certainly grieved when we take the credit for our own salvation when we boast “I ACCEPTED Jesus.”  He is more than grieved with this. He is angry.  Perhaps that is why religious demons have been allowed to enter those who have said “Jesus, come into my heart.”

  • When He is grieved, He is also quenched. A fire is quenched when dirt is thrown on it.  The organized church has thrown lots of dirt on the Holy Ghost and perhaps that is why He left Her.
  •  The Holy Ghost  is also grieved when He is reduced to a flesh experience.  He is a Spirit.  We must worship God in spirit and in truth and not by a sensation on our flesh.  The Holy Ghost imparts the truth by which we worship God Almighty.
  • The Holy Ghost is grieved when professing Christians bypass the Son of God and seek the Father to be saved.  He is quite grieved with that.
  • The Holy Ghost is grieved by those who do not try the spirits to see if they be of Him.  He will let you be deceived until you do.

 Resurrection life—the same power the Holy Ghost used to raise the Lord from the dead—will be evident when you experience revelation, power, and discernment under the guidance and instruction of the Holy Ghost.  Revelation is to receive God’s own personal  knowledge and wisdom about YOUR life.  Power is His supernatural ability applied to YOUR human frialty.  We cannot do without  the resurrection life of the Holy Ghost in times like these.

THE HOLY GHOST IS GRIEVED!

15 Oct

The Holy Ghost has been reduced to what charismatics, pentecostals and word of faithers call “the anointing.”  To most of this crowd, the Holy Ghost is “an it” that causes them to have goosebumps as they fall out slain in the spirit, speak in a language that no one can understand, and “get drunk in the spirit.” However, He is so much more than that.

DO NOT PROVOKE THE HOLY GHOST!

As a Person and not “a feeling,” the Holy Ghost speaks, teaches, witnesses, guides, comforts, convicts, commands, helps, converts, imparts faith to believe, brings the fear of the Lord and imparts godly sorrow to help a sinner repent. He can be obeyed, lied to, resisted, grieved, quenched, quenched, insulted and blasphemed.  The work of the Holy Spirit on earth is similar to that of the Lord’s earthly ministry. As Jesus lived to lift up and glorify the Father, the Holy Spirit’s workk centers on lifiting up the Son of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  The Father also glorifies the Son.  The Holy Ghost is the Sspirit of Christ and the Spirit of the Father.  All three Persons are One.  As our Teacher of spiritual truths, the Holy Spirit will enligten your mind with insignts into the mind of Christ as He unlocks the spiritual doorways to the secret things of God.

Just as the Holy Ghost drove Jesus into the wilderness to do battle with the devil, He does the same with the elect of God.  The Holy Ghost not only wants you to know the godhead.  He wants you to know your enemy and so He will arrange your wilderness experience, tailor made to what you need to find out.  He knows that it is crucial that you be not ignorant to demonic deception, for the demons have access to our very souls.

Therefore, it is imperative that we learn how to tell the difference between what is spiritual, what is demonic and what is soulish or carnal.  The Holy Ghost is the Helper and as such, He provides us with self knowledge as long as we don’t grieve Him. Self knowledge equips us to be able to discern thoughts and feelings that are alien to our character and personality. Demons love to snare their prey with half truths rather than with complete lies because a half truth can set a more believable trap. You say to yourself, if this is true, then THAT must be true, and then you are trapped.  This is the scheme that is the foundation of all false religions.  There is at least ONE truth about God in all of them, perhaps more.

Nevertheless, 99% of truth is no truth at all.   It is a lie.  The Holy Ghost is 100 percent truth and there are no lies in Him. 99% of truth is a setup from the devil. Since our human struggle with the evil side of the spirit world is a daily event, and since Jesus revealed that the Holy Ghost is 100 percent truth, we need to resist grieving Him.  For Jesus said that the Holy Ghost will reveal truth as to what is to come.  In the times in which we live, we are helpless without the Holy Ghost.

How do we grieve the Holy Ghost?  Well, when we actually believe that WE lead people to Jesus Christ, we grieve the Holy Ghost.  All we do is preach and testify, as led by the Holy Ghost to do so.  The Holy Ghost does the rest.  He knows who will be saved from who will be damned.  He is the one who dispatches angels to set up our wilderness experiences that He will use to draw us to the cross.   He is the one who provides faith to believe on the Son of God and His bodily resurrection.  You might call the Holy Ghost “THE MINISTER OF SALVATION.” So He is certainly grieved when we take the credit for our own salvation when we boast “I ACCEPTED Jesus.”  He is more than grieved with this. He is angry.  Perhaps that is why religious demons have been allowed to enter those who have said “Jesus, come into my heart.”

  • When He is grieved, He is also quenched. A fire is quenched when dirt is thrown on it.  The organized church has thrown lots of dirt on the Holy Ghost and perhaps that is why He left Her.
  •  The Holy Ghost  is also grieved when He is reduced to a flesh experience.  He is a Spirit.  We must worship God in spirit and in truth and not by a sensation on our flesh.  The Holy Ghost imparts the truth by which we worship God Almighty.
  • The Holy Ghost is grieved when professing Christians bypass the Son of God and seek the Father to be saved.  He is quite grieved with that.
  • The Holy Ghost is grieved by those who do not try the spirits to see if they be of Him.  He will let you be deceived until you do.

 Resurrection life—the same power the Holy Ghost used to raise the Lord from the dead—will be evident when you experience revelation, power, and discernment under the guidance and instruction of the Holy Ghost.  Revelation is to receive God’s own personal  knowledge and wisdom about YOUR life.  Power is His supernatural ability applied to YOUR human frialty.  We cannot do without  the resurrection life of the Holy Ghost in times like these.

ARE THERE ANY PROPHETS TODAY?

12 Oct

To answer that question, ARE THERE ANY PROPHETS TODAY–  one of the signs that we are living in the last days is the emergence of various internet watchmen. The prophets of old were watchmen. They warned God’s people about “what’s goin on” in the religious world. Some–not all–of these websites are inspired by present day prophets.

Their tools are different. All prophets SPEAK because they are compelled by God to do so. Today, the watchman’s voice is heard predominately through the written word, while others may speak out in a video. Some emphasize informing the people about specific false prophets and ministries. That is an exhaustive task that requires a 24/7 devotion, because there are so many false prophets and ministries to expose. Since these prophetic web ministrues  only target high profile people and their false practices,  they are hindered by not covering other ministries that are equally  noteworthy but only known locally.

Much falls between the cracks.

I preach repentance and the return of the Lord. I cast out demons and I receive visions and dreams.

I used to be a watchman on the web exposing false prophets with a website that I have since closed down called “Beware Christian”. I had to literally DROP IT, because it devoured  too much of my time and I found it counterproductive FOR ME as an author, a counselor and a trainer of ministers.  Nevertheless, I thank God for prophetic, watchman type ministeries of Midnight Cry, Straight is the Way, Deception in the Church,Equip, Paw Creek and others. I now refer seekers to them and I do “another thing.”

To really answer the question in the title, we need to look at the new testament. The prophet that stands out in the gospel days of the Lord’s own ministry  is John the Baptist. The Lord said that John the Baptist is the greatest of ALL prophets, so we need to look at John’s ministry rather closely. John’s prophetic ministry was essentially that he prepared the people of his day for the FIRST coming of the Lord by preaching repentance. John the Baptist did not have the gift of perdicting the future as did the Apostle John. It should be noted that when Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet, the Apostle John was not yet so anointed as a prophet.

However, together, I believe that  BOTH Johns are a composite template of a present day prophet. A present day prophet is one who:

  • Like the Baptist, prepares the last generations for the SECOND coming of the Lord
  • by preaching repentance.  The job is now complicated by the fact that thanks to the organized church and it easy believism, I accept Jesus into my heart, sinner’s prayer practices, so many believe that they are saved but the one who they “accepted” is the fake Jesus, Jesus Sananda Immanuel.
  • Like the Apostle, present day prophets will be given supernatural predictions that are specific to the endtime survival of the elect of God.For example, when we cannot buy and sell, endtime prophets will be able to multiply “the loaves and the fishes” and bring the water from the rocks aas did Moses—AS THE HOLY GHOST LEADS!
  • During the reign of the Anti-Christ, end time prophets will move in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit because miracles, healings, and supernatural power will be needed in order for God’s people to survive, a power simiilar to that of Moses as he brought God’s people out of the bondage of Egypt. Casting out of demons will be one of the prophet’s manysupernatural gifitings not according to the prophet’s will, but at the will and command of the Holy Ghost.

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