I have been pondering on 1 John 2:15 this morning. Thinking about the state of the world. All the pain, the suffering, the sin, and evil we are subjected to on a daily basis. I think to myself, Thank God Jesus saved us when He did, I don’t know how I would have been able to rationalize the pandemic and the mess of violent protests plaguing our country and world at large. Through the lens of the Bible I see the truth in the words “the world is passing away.” I understand now there is no reason to build a house on a sinking ship. If I were to set my hope on the world and not on Jesus Christ our Lord, I would only be asking for heartache and misery in the end.
The lusts of the world are also passing away, Hallelujah for that! Even before I was saved, I would often be so off-put by the blatant and celebrated sensuality of our youth. I couldn’t make sense of it at the time, but now I see it for what it is. I thank God daily that I no longer share the desires of the world. They will only pass away.
I know that only through doing the will of the Father I will live forever. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. He also said that He didn’t come to abolish the law of Moses but to fulfill it. By following the laws of Moses, I know I am showing Jesus the love that He deserves. This isn’t legalism, it’s not like I am trying to earn God’s love. No, I know He loves me and I want to show Him how much I love Him back by keeping His commandments to the very best of my ability. It is through these commandments that I see God’s Holiness and through the power of the Holy Spirit I can and will strive to keep them on a daily basis out of the love and fear of our Father in heaven. The spirit of rebellion that once inhabited my vessel has been replaced by a spirit of obedience and I couldn’t feel more free! No longer am I a slave to my flesh and the world, but I am a willful servant to the Almighty God who through His bountiful Grace opened my spiritual eyes and set my soul free!
It is empty talk to say you love God but do not love what He loves. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. If you love the world, you will perish with the world, but if you don’t love the world and instead love God, you will do His will and live with Him forever. This short life on earth isn’t anything but a blip in comparison to the eternity we will experience once our souls leave our physical vessels.
(1 John 2:15)
“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.”
In the words of my friend Jessica Díaz who has always been wise beyond her years and so well-spoken:
“At first this story made me laugh. It was just so outrageous. Then I felt angry. Then I felt thankful. Thankful that the hypocrisy is so obvious. It is out in the light. It can’t be denied. God is at work here.
Cultural Christianity has to go. The false idols that are worshiped in pop Christianity are in full view. Wealth, comfort, complacency, self-gain, power, worshiping ourselves, and on and on. May we all repent from participating in cultural Christianity and turn toward Christ. May we read and study the Word, and do what it says.
It’s not “Jesus and coffee” or “I love Jesus but I cuss a little” or “Jesus and guns”. Jesus is not a slogan to back up our feelings or our positions. Christ alone.
May we be known by our love and defined by our actions and not our political party. May I be the first to repent. Lord hear our prayer.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24”
Amen!! Cupcake Christianity has GOT TO GO! Jesus didn’t tell us to take up our cross so we could live in luxury, He told us to pick up our cross and follow Him and in turn we would suffer just as He suffered when He was briefly in the flesh here on earth. When you follow Jesus you need to be ALL in. If you sincerely believe you have the Holy Spirit indwelling your body, are your home and your body not holy ground? If you sincerely believe Jesus is with you should you be watching those filthy films, TV shows, and listening to music that doesn’t glorify Jesus alone? Do you think you should be making it a regular practice of misusing the name of the Lord your God? Following Jesus isn’t for the faint of heart, it takes courage and steadfastness. Stop playing around and using Jesus’ name as a slogan to make yourself feel better. Get in the Word, pray like a warrior, be ready, and armor up!
Spiritual warfare is VERY REAL especially to a child of God. The enemy tries to discourage any and all that speak light into the darkness. But thank God for the unswerving loyalty He has given me and the spiritual warriors He has put into my life (you know who you are)who stand in the gap and remind me who it is I belong to.
Happy Holy Spirit Day! A great spiritual revival is upon us! I’ve seen it especially in the New Age subculture as of late. God is saving people and delivering them from the bondage of sin. He is convicting their sinful hearts and they are repenting and turning away from the evil deeds and looking towards Jesus and the will He has had for their lives all along. God bless you all in the coming days!
According to the Word of God, the gifts of the Holy Spirit consist of: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:1-2). And the fruits of the Spirit consist of: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and SELF-CONTROL. (Galatians 5:22-23)
The folks in these videos are not expressing ANY of these attributes but instead are gravely misrepresenting the Spirit of God!!
If your church looks anything like this I would repent to God for participating in such lunacy, turn away from your sins, and run, run, RUN AWAY from these seducing spirits and their works of darkness.
Please pray for discernment (Psalm 119:125).
The movements and sounds these people are making in the video above look a whole like this New Age cult from the 1980s:
If I wasn’t a truth seeker since the young age of 12, I never would have found the TRUE Jesus Christ 20 years later. I have always been very open-minded and quick to let go of ideas that proved to be untrue. Some people think that Christians are close-minded and narrow thinkers, and you would be right, there are some Christians like that. Our minds are narrowly focused on our Creator (at least, they should be.)
I NEVER thought I would be considered a Christian one day until I had an encounter with Jesus Christ! I met a lot of professing Christians in my life that NEVER shared the good news with me, either they were scared of being rejected, didn’t care enough about my salvation, or frankly just didn’t even know the good news themselves. I’ll never know. But what I DO know is that Jesus is Lord and He died for everyone’s sins so we could come into communion with God. Jesus was raised from the dead 3 days later proving His divinity and the fact that we too will be raised from the dead when He returns and He gives all genuine believers the gift of His Holy Spirit so we can become more like Jesus every day if we obey the whispers of the Helper.
I know this is true because ever since I was gifted the Holy Spirit my entire life has changed, my worldview is different, my circle of friends is different, and most importantly my heart, mind, and spirit are different.
Please don’t be a lazy Christian, a lazy agnostic, or a lazy atheist. We’re all gonna die someday whether you like to think about it or not. Eternity is a long time to be completely separate from the Living God.
Seek the Truth! Jesus said all who seek Him, will find Him! HALLELUJAH!! 🙏❤✝ Lasting peace and joy all come from YHWH!
“A noble people seek the truth and seek it honestly. They are open to seeking the truth in the Scripture as well as to seeking it in the world. Not everyone is honest in seeking the truth. Some claim to seek the truth but have closed minds to other approaches to the truth. They are closed to approaches that differ from the approach they wish to pursue. This is particularly true with the truth of Scripture and of Christ. Humankind has a bias and prejudice against the truth of Scripture and Christ. Therefore, in their pursuit of truth, people ignore and sometimes mock Biblical truth.”
This was a fascinating read. I have been told since becoming a Christian that evil spirits could not indwell a truly saved Christian who has the Holy Spirit living within them. I always just assumed this as truth because it made sense in a way. I never researched it for myself until today. I found this fascinating article that logically presents a counter argument to this claim. I am starting to think it truly IS possible for an evil spirit(s) to indwell a born again Christian. Christians cannot be fully “possessed” so to speak but can possibly be demonized/oppressed. This makes it even more important to watch what spiritual doorways you are opening up.
Besides the fact that it’s never mentioned in the Bible that a Christian cannot be inhabited with an evil spirit, this section of the article was particularly convincing:
“What place is the holiest place in all existence? How about God’s throne room in heaven? The most wicked entity of all existence, Satan, shows up in God’s presence. The Bible reads:
“6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it…12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord”
If the prince of darkness can show up in the presence of the most holiest Being then why would it be impossible for an evil spirit to dwell inside the body of a Christian?”
All my Christian friends…please be careful who you let “lay hands on you.” Energy transfers this way and unless you intimately know the person and what they are “into” so to speak you have NO IDEA what they could possibly be sending your way. I once thought true born again Christians could not be possessed (only oppressed) by demonic entities but upon further research this thought has been proven to be incorrect.
I have seen the same bodily responses to “hands being laid someone” in Christian services as in Hindu and New Age cult ceremonies. Does the Holy Spirit possess the characteristics of God or the enemy? When I think of God I don’t think of “drunkenness” “hysterical laughter” or “unnatural bodily convulsion,” “fire tunnels,” “feathers and glitter falling from ceiling vents,” etc.
The fruits of the Spirit of God are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Bible says the Great Apostasy must occur before the return of Jesus, those folks who have itching ears will run to the teachings of false prophets. This has been happening for a while now. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!
This article has an extensive list of examples of how we open doorways to the enemy.
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
Proverbs 15:14 (KJV) “The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.”
As born-again Christians, we have the Living God indwelling our human vessels through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit allows us to be more and more Christ-like everyday if we listen to Him and His subtle nudges. This is why it is SO CRUCIAL that we as Christians become very mindful of the kind of media we entertain ourselves with on a daily basis. Do the movies, music, TV Shows, books, magazines, social media posts, and conversations you engage with on a daily basis bring Glory to God or to the world/flesh? Do you want to have a true and lasting relationship with God Almighty through the power of the Holy Spirit or do you want to grieve the Spirit and quench your conscience? Prayers of a righteous man availeth much! (James 5:16) Do you feel like you have grown distant from God lately? Maybe it has something to do with what you are filling your mind and spirit with. Remember: the wise seek knowledge and understanding, while the fools fill up on trash and nonsense.
This is much too important of a message not to share with the body of Christ. God knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. He has a job assigned for each and everyone of us, will you choose His will or your own? God is GOOD and He will never fail us, He has proven this much already. It is our reasonable service to present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Him. Will you listen to His Spirit when He dictates your next step? 🙏
THIS is what the Holy Spirit looks like!! Knows the Bible in and out. I pray to God for this boldness and deep spiritual understanding! Man’s opinion doesn’t hold a candle to that of the Holy Almighty God! HALLELUJAH!! ❤🙏 ✝ ALL GLORY TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB!