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Which Jesus Are You Worshiping? Is It the Fake Jesus?

15 Apr

“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Luke 18:8

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There are some statements & questions Jesus has said or asked that I have struggled with for years. I want to focus on this question during this Easter weekend as millions of Christians around the world celebrate the death, burial & Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I grew up in the catholic church where I was initially introduced to Jesus. He was a partially naked man wearing a crown of thorns on his head, he seemed dead as he hang lifeless on the cross.

Catholic recitals & traditional prayers gave me more information on this Jesus. He was a redeemer & the one you ask forgiveness from because he died to cleanse us from our sins. But there was a catch, he could only forgive us through the help of Mary, the Father or the angels. Some samples of the prayers went like this

I know my sins have wounded Thy Tender Heart,
O My Savior, let me be freed from the bonds of evil through
the most bitter Passion of My Redeemer. Amen.

…O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary
[kiss your Scapular)I offer Thee the Precious
Blood of Jesus from all the altars throughout the world…

O JESUS, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers,

O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,
I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day

The Jesus I learnt about wasn’t sovereign & above influence, he was a God who got his feelings hurt if I sinned, he needed help to redeem people and had to work in collaboration with almost everyone to just redeem one individual.

I had to perform a lot of confessions as well, as God was almost angry all the time, I had to engage in church practices to soothe him & continually recite prayers to Mary to calm him down. In the process I got stressed and developed OCD tendencies such as repeating menial tasks.

In my teen years, I moved to the Protestant church and met a different Jesus, this one loved more and was easier to get along with. After inviting him into my heart and feeling sensations of love moving in my chest, I felt loved for the first time. I’ve since learnt that love is not a feeling, its in action but that’s another topic.

Feeling that I had finally met the real Jesus, I settled in church and became active in prayer meetings, choir practice, intercessors group etc. I came to find out almost immediately that this Jesus was worse than the one in the catholic church. The demonic attacks started from inappropriate sexual thoughts about Jesus. Hindsight is 20/20 because as I look back, those thoughts distressed me greatly, I never enjoyed them so how could they have come from me? Demons were projecting these thoughts into my mind & they had the right to my mind since I said the sinners prayers and let them in.

I analyze this Jesus I was worshiping and things don’t add up:-

Appearance

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How can someone who lived in Palestine in the 1st century have pale skin, blue eyes? am not claiming Jesus as black either but lets be real here and put our pride aside, something that is hard to do as all races engage in some form of racial pride. But for those who seek truth, you should ask yourself where did this image come from & does it match the people who lived in that area, at that time.

Redeemer

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How can a redeemer need help to save you? He either has the power to redeem you or he doesn’t, this is not a team effort where everyone needs to chip in. The teaching of Jesus having a co-redeemer in Mary and other people is a false teaching.

He also asks to be invited into your heart, and that is dangerous as much as it seems simple. Demons can only enter your life when you give them the right to be there, so they trick many to let them in by masquerading as God. Jesus never said anything about entering our hearts. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father and not entering hearts, an imposter is doing that.

Sovereignty

Jesus rose up from the dead victoriously defeating sin & death for his chosen people, yet the Institutional church talks about him continually crying and hurting over our sins. How? Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail on his church & his church is not the institutional church but the believers from the 1st century to now.

When I joined RESCUE, Pastor Pam armed me with information that delivered me from the fake Jesus and gave me healing in my mind from all the assault I went through in the catholic & protestant churches. All those years in the institutional church and I didn’t even know the real Jesus!!

I was worshiping the fake Jesus and the rotten fruits were evident – lack of spiritual growth, not understanding the bible, demonic attacks, mental deterioration to name a few.

When you see the mega churches, crusades where millions go forward & accept Jesus, Christian TV, you can think wow! The church of Jesus is growing but which Jesus because there are many. I think Jesus was giving a clue in that question as well. Don’t be fooled by anything labeled “christian” or “Jesus”

As we celebrate the death & Resurrection of Jesus during this weekend, lets be sober and question long held beliefs & one of the questions is which Jesus are you worshiping?

For those who don’t even know where to start, get a copy of the Fake Jesus, this book was the beginning of my own deliverance and helped me get to know the real Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

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THE CROSS, THE RESURRECTION AND DELIVERANCE

6 Apr

ARE YOU LOT’S WIFE?

I have been doing the work of deliverance for 28 years and so I learned that I must “plead the blood.” Even so, I know full well that there were times when I did not fully understand the power of the blood, yet  my faith was fully grounded in the power of the Name of Jesus and I have had a modicum of success with casting out demons.  However, the power of His name comes from the power of the cross, the blood and the resurrection.

In order for a deliverance to occur and be long lasting, it is important that both the worker and the captive realize that being crucified to the world is essential to a complete victory over the enemy.  Yet in order to fully understand how to be crucified to the world, the terms need to be defined.

First of all, the world is not the earth.  The world is an invisible group of “systems” that the enemy of our souls is still the god of.  So in simple terms, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not Lord over a particular system, that system is a part of THE WORLD.  Put another way, if Christ is not the head of it, it is “the world.”  That includes people, places and things.  For example, if Christ is not the head of your family, then your family is “THE WORLD.”  If Christ is not the head of your school, then your school is “THE WORLD.” If Christ is not the head of your career, your sport, whatever, it is THE WORLD. If Christ is not the head of your church, SHE IS THE WORLD!

Actually, ALL religious systems are a part of THE WORLD, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not the head of them.   Christianity and the organized church are a significant part of the religious WORLD. If you are born again, you must be crucified with Christ  to the religious world. Since the religious world includes the organized church system, you must be crucified to Her. If you love the organized church system, then you are a lover of the world.

There are other blogs where I explain why the organized church is a part of the religious world and must be rejected.  Just know that what I write herein is premised on the fact that I believe it was the Lord who spoke to me in 2007 and said that “He has already judged the organized church and that the Holy Ghost has been removed.”  So as I am dead to the world, I am also dead to the organized church and her practices. I don’t argue that point with anyone.  I simply walk by faith and not by sight.  The organized church is quite “visible” yet She is dead to me and I have buried Her.

According the word of God, the cross of Jesus is the great separator between the Lord and every aspect of the world.  Consider Lot’s wife.  When God was destroying Sodom–the visible world—He warned those He was about to deliver “not to look back.”  Looking back was a sign of a love for Sodom and the things of the sodomite world.  Today, some seek deliverance yet like Lot’s wife, the cross has not separated them from the longing that still remains in their hearts for the world.

Two years ago for my 65th birthday, I planned to celebrate by attending a gospel fest held in a Pentecostal church during the holiday season.  I thought to myself, “What could be the harm? After all, there would be no preaching, but only worship through song.  So I ordered 4 tickets. 

Two days later, I heard in the spirit very clearly, “ARE YOU LOT’S WIFE?”

Four little words!  Believe, me folk! My imagination was live! lol No more needed to be said.  I cancelled the tickets with a quickness! Think of it!!! I was planning to return to the enemy’s territory, “to worship God!”  The bottomline is that I was “looking back”, possibly TO GO BACK! Who knows but God. A very bad move  AFTER God had delivered me out of the oppression of the enemy that I had withstood for 25 years!!!.  This is what I believe.  If I  had attended that service, my days of celebrating birthdays would have come to an abrupt end.  The fear of the Lord came on me, a fear that is  the beginning of wisdom!

Some have left the world, even the church world, but like Lot’s wife, the cross has not separated them from the longing that remains in their hearts for the world. So I warn everyone who has an ear to hear and an eye to see.  There is a religious world in our times  which is far more dangerous tha other systems that are obviously evil and a part of Satan’s domain. This religious world consists of professing Christians who deny the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ in more ways than one.

You see the cross symbolizes deliverance from this present evil age (Gal 1:4),—from the powers of darkness (Col 1:13)—from the devils and demons who rule the world under their leader, Satan–(Eph 6:12) and—-on the resurrection side of the cross—WE ARE TRANSLATED INTO THE KINDOM OF THE SON OF GOD! When we plead the blood, we are telling the enemy that we are dead to his world, that he no longer has authority over us, that we walk in that same power that raised Jesus from the dead. 

Yet–if we look back—Satan treats us as if we were “Lot’s wife.” The cross and the resurrection loses its victory in our lives.  If the world STILL has the power to attract us or to influence our spiritual walk, then we are not crucified.  If we are not crucified, then we are open and vulnerable to demonic attacks and the fate of Lot’s wife can be OUR fate.

We arrive on the resurrection side of the cross only AFTER we have been crucified to the world.  No crucifixion? No power to defeat the enemy. For we overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb! Pleading the blood is of no consequence to demons if the one who stands as a deliverer of captives is not crucified to the world.

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Living A Crucified Life

3 Jan

In order to examine your priorities as a Christian, the first step is to make an assessment of your relationship to the world. Do you love the world?

Crucifixión

If after examination it turns out that your answer  is “yes,” then the love of the Father is not IN you.  In other words, you are not born again.  In  order to fully understand how to be crucified to the world, the terms need to be defined.

First of all, the world is not the earth.  The world is an invisible group of “systems” that the enemy of our souls is still the god of.  So in simple terms, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not Lord over a particular system, that system is a part of THE WORLD.  Put another way, if Christ is not the head of it, it is “the world.”  That includes people, places and things.  For example, if Christ is not the head of your family, then your family is “THE WORLD.”  If Christ is not the head of your school, then your school is “THE WORLD.” If Christ is not the head of your career, your sport, whatever, it is THE WORLD. If Christ is not the head of your church, SHE IS THE  ALL religious systems are a part of THE WORLD, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not the head of them.

Some have left the world, even the church world, but like Lot’s wife, the cross has not separated them from the longing that remains in their hearts for the world. So I warn everyone who has an ear to hear and an eye to see.  There is a religious world in our times  which is far more dangerous tha other systems that are obviously evil and a part of Satan’s domain. This religious world consists of professing Christians who deny the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ in more ways than one.

You see the cross symbolizes deliverance from this present evil age (Gal 1:4),—from the powers of darkness (Col 1:13)—from the devils and demons who rule the world under their leader, Satan–(Eph 6:12) and—-on the resurrection side of the cross—WE ARE TRANSLATED INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE SON OF GOD! When we plead the blood, we are telling the enemy that we are dead to his world, that he no longer has authority over us, that we walk in that same power that raised Jesus from the dead.

Yet–if we look back—Satan treats us as if we were “Lot’s wife.” The cross and the resurrection loses its victory in our lives.  If the world STILL has the power to attract us or to influence our spiritual walk, then we are not crucified.  If we are not crucified, then we are open and vulnerable to demonic attacks and the fate of Lot’s wife can be OUR fate.

We arrive on the resurrection side of the cross only AFTER we have been crucified to the world.  No crucifixion? No power to defeat the enemy. For we overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb! Pleading the blood is of no consequence to demons if the one who stands as a deliverer of captives is not crucified to the world.

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