We must change our thinking and think on the Lord rather than our situations. Remember how The Lord delivered you from that depressive state, healed your body, restored your family, provided you with His wisdom, or protected you from harm. Don’t focus on what’s depressing, your sickness, family troubles, this life, nor fear. We as people have a tendency to focus on the wiles of satan, which he uses to distract us, rather than The Lord. Deliverance is always better than your past situation. Don’t focus on being bound but remember how you were delivered. Since the Lord delivered you before, trust that he can deliver you from any situation that troubles you. Focus on The Lord, and never look away.
Most people today are teaching others to be a good person, Only. There are too many people mixing beliefs and that brings deceit. If you are a Follower of Christ, you must not listen to and follow the teachings of other religions (buddhist, nation of islam, new age, ect)…….Their teachings are contrary to Christ. Some teach living a good life will bring salvation, some don’t believe in an afterlife. I’m here to confirm my beliefs and you must believe that Christ did indeed die for the remission of sin, Christ was buried, and Christ was resurrected. Your belief in Christ’s redeeming work brings Salvation; not living a good life. Now don’t misunderstand me, living a loving, caring, kind life is great but that must come after your belief in Christ as Lord.
Many people have inquired about why I no longer attend the building called church. Very few have asked me face to face. So to end all confusion and speculation, I will reveal the REASONS why I followed the Holy Spirit and moved away from the building called church.
The Doctrine Of Baptism Is In Error
We must all remember that Jesus did the physical but we are to do the spiritual. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5). The Lord came in accordance to the Law and customs of the Jews at that time. He was baptized with water by John the Baptizer for an example that we should be baptized for the remission of our sins. He also said that John indeed baptized with water but you’ll be baptized with the Holy Spirit soon (Acts 1:5). Ironically, The Lord was without sin so he didn’t get baptized for himself but for an example that baptism is needed for man after they have repented. Know, since Paul, the forerunner of the Gospel of Grace, has been shown the ways of the Lord though direct revelation, He is now revealing to us that we are to be baptized by Christ in the Holy Spirit. Yes, a spiritual baptism is now needed not a water baptism. An immersion still takes place but instead of water for cleansing, it is into the Spirit. A water baptism never saved a soul but this spiritual baptism engulfs you into the Church and is only done to believers of Christ. Many souls have been baptized with water but unfortunately, that doesn’t save you. If you aren’t a believer of the Risen Savior, you’ll only be a wet sinner when you come out of the water. It should be such a joy that Baptism is now done by Christ and there is no mistaking who will be saved because He knows the heart.
The Doctrine Of Tithing
Monetary tithing is a man made doctrine to deceive their flock into giving their money to the building called church. Some have even went as far as requiring you to give 10% of your money or you’ll be removed from the building. Some have not allowed people with gifts to use their gifts according to the scriptures because they don’t give their 10%. I’m standing in full authority and faith in Christ saying that a monetary tithe is neither true, mandatory, Holy, nor is it found anywhere in the Holy Scriptures. Therefore it’s certainly not from the Lord. While reading the Holy Scriptures you will find that it says And all the tithe of the land whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s: it is Holy unto the Lord. And if a man will at all redeem any of his tithes he shall add there to the fifth part thereof. and concerning the tithes of the herd, or of the flock even of whatsoever passing under the rod, the tenth shall be Holy unto the Lord (Leviticus 27:30-32).
When we see the scriptures but don’t actually read and allow the Holy Spirit to teach, it only leads to errors. Clearly these scriptures are referring to food (seeds of the trees, seeds of the land, herd, flock). Now that doesn’t say money in any form. Also, if you withhold your food tithe, you are to add a fifth part to the tithe. Now, a lot of people I’ve asked don’t really know what a tithe is, what it is used for?, when to give it?, and who receives it? A Tithe is a tenth part. A tithe is used to support the levites who had no inheritance of land, the widows, the strangers, and the orphans. The tithe was not used to pay for the pastor, guest preachers, musicians, lights, extravagant trips, nor unnecessary wants. The tithe is food NOT money. The tithe was mandated to the Children of Israel and not to other nations. When Christ died, the law of commandments were fulfilled, meaning, no more laws to follow prior to his law of Grace, that now stands as the only covenant. Those who advocate for a tithe use Abraham as an example to follow. Unfortunately, their method is off. Abraham did tithe, but he didn’t tithe money, he tithed the spoils of war after their defeat. It wasn’t his money. The tithe imposed on the Israelites were to be given to the designated individuals, and also eaten. Only the Levites could receive a tithe because the other tribes had land from their inheritance. Lastly, people use Malachi ch.3 to distort the Holy Scriptures. Malachi was addressing the children of Israel and if you continue reading on to Ch.3:11, the devourer will be rebuked aamd he won’t destroy the fruits of your ground nor the vines of the field. This once again isn’t money.
The Doctrine Of Altar Prayer
Altar Prayer is something I grew up in the building called church thinking it had significant meaning and power. Honestly, it doesn’t. We must first know what an Altar really is. An Altar is a place of sacrifice. Are we sacrificing animals or People? No not according to scripture. What we sacrifice now are our body as being holy and acceptable unto God. When it comes to prayer, we don’t even know what we should pray for but under the law of Grace, we have no commanded place to pray but we are to pray without ceasing and with faith. Now, the altar prayers have no significant because we aren’t sacrificing anything nor is that the only place to pray. Having us all to gather around a table has no power. Having us United in faith in the Savior and allowing the Holy Spirit to intercede on our behalf is where the power comes from. He intercedes with groanings which cannot be uttered.
The Tradition Of Holy Communion
This topic is one tradition that I really have a problem with. We must do things according to scripture and not make up our own ways of doing things. At the building called churches today, we have an actual table for the Lord’s Supper. There is even a question on becoming a deacon that has a question that reads How many tables are there in church? Where is that question mentioned in the Holy Scriptures? How dare we as as Christians mix Holy and man made sentiments together. There are white sheets placed over the Lord’s supper, signifying purity. Were there white sheets over the Dinner that the Disciples and Christ ate? The Holy Scriptures don’t record not make any mention of that. The man made ushers, deacons, and man made trustees put on White gloves to pass out the Lord’s supper. For some reason, people of authority feel that wearing white gloves and placing white sheets over the Lord’s supper is Holy and pure but that’s not the case at all. Your heart has to be focused on Christ and his redeeming work upon that cross. You cannot be using the Lord’s Supper to get a meal. You cannot have Ill thoughts in your head about your brethren and think that’s fine to partake of his shed blood and body (1 Corinthians 11:20-30). You must do things according to scripture and in order.
The building called church has no place in my heart but the people of The Lord do. Believers are His Church. Our bodies are a temple of the Lord. My Spirit is saddened by all the lies and errors being passed down and repeated without discernment being used. We have too many false leaders who think they are the head of the church but they aren’t even called. He Lord has never called an unbeliever to lead his people. His ordained leaders must be full of faith, obedient, sober minded, faithful, and honest. We are lacking called leaders and we are simply allowing the false leaders to continue to destroy the flock. We must become knowledgeable about satan’s tactics and not be deceived by him any longer.
We as Believers and Followers of Christ cannot move any further away from the Truth; because it is causing more harm. Holiday Trees have no place in WORSHIP. Santa has no place in WORSHIP. Raindeer have no place in WORSHIP. You can WORSHIP The Father, Christ, & The Holy Spirit of Truth anytime, anywhere, and at any place but when you have chosen a special place to do so…. Don’t bring in pagan traditions and practices into your WORSHIP. There are too many churches putting up trees with gifts under them; Christ is the gift and we won’t find him under a tree but in the heart of believers. There are too many people satisfied with just allowing satan to do what he wants and you’re the one putting santa attire on and acting as if Christ sent him. Since Christ didn’t send santa, he’s a workman of satan. As Followers and Believers of Christ, we are to spread Truth and be examples of how to live; not follow lies from satan. You may not know this but following pagan practices causes demonic influences into your life which causes sin and that displeases God. Let’s do better and stand for Truth and stop following these pagan traditions and follow Christ wholeheartedly. After salvation, comes teaching.
PLEASE STOP TELLING YOUR CHILDREN, THERE’S A santa and he brings presents. Typically parents are the first people to lie and confuse their children. Why celebrate santa and give him unnecessary praise and even worship. Santa is betrayed as delivering presents to all children during one night, going through the chimney or even windows and doors. You can’t see him while he’s delivering presents but you tell your children to believe. You are typically the one telling others not to lie to your children but you are constantly telling lies. Santa has no place in Christianity; that’s a blatant and confusing lie given from satan because God is a Spirit and he isn’t seen unless he manifests himself, you can’t touch him and you can’t feel him unless the Holy Spirit of Truth is indwelling you. What if your children ask, how can The Lord be real when santa isn’t? The Lord is a very present help and he’s our salvation, Santa is a lie used to deceive use into spending money and losing focus from the Truth. God didn’t start santa, the wickedness of satan did. You are responsible for teaching your children the Truth, not following pagan worldly traditions that come from workers of satan. Please, Followers of Christ, stand for Truth and stop lying to children. They deserve the Truth at all times, even when the world lies to them, Let us be honest.
If I could release the chains of bondage from around the Believers, I would but that’s the duty of The Lord. We have been mislead and deceived by society for far too long. We are told not to be conformed to this world in Romans 12:2 but sadly, we are being influenced too much by this world. Worship is to be done in Spirit and in Truth but yet so many people distort that truth with their own definition. If you’re recording Facebook live while the Word is going forth, YOU ARE NOT WORSHIPPING THE LORD. You cannot record and worship The Lord at the same time. Your focus should be on pleasing The Lord and not accessing more followers on your social media. If you are more excited to get to a building called church, see relatives, or wear your latest array on Sunday morning, I come to tell you, YOU ARE NOT WORSHIPPING THE LORD. You are people pleasing and The Lord has no part in that. The building isn’t a place of worship because The Lord didn’t require a place but He says to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. I want to help and not just allow us to continue in sin and not be admonished, be mindful that you cannot serve The Lord any kind of way. It’s a protocol that requires a pure heart.
The other day, while on my blog lordssheepblog.wordpress.com I encountered professed atheists. While evangelizing to them, they pointed out very eye opening and quite frankly alarming things about us Christians. Some things that they said were °Christians are always forcing their beliefs on them, °Christians can’t even decide on what to believe, °Christians say to love but act out of hate, °Christians say just read the Bible, °Christians don’t understand what they believe but they invite others to attend their church. I just named a few but actually they named 34 things.
The first things I’ll like to point out are the fact they said Christians can’t decide on what to believe. Now, I know we are one body made up of different members and functions but we have to follow the Holy Spirit and listen to His teachings. satan is telling his demons to attack and send deceptions to the body of Christ and we must be ready to fight through the Holy Scriptures. Some teach baptism is fully immersed into water and some teach the Holy Spirit baptism. Some teach Salvation by grace through faith only and some teach Salvation by works and grace. Some teach you can lose Salvation and some teach Salvation cannot be lost. Some teach when you die, you go to Heaven and some teach when Jesus comes back you’ll then go to Heaven. These are a few things within Christianity that the teachers have been deceived and mislead about. The Holy Spirit never teaches an error, that’s always from satan and his wickedness. Ask the Lord for wisdom of the Holy Scriptures personally so he can teach you all things.
The next statement I’ll address that the atheists mentioned were Christians say just read the Bible. Christians, we cannot just tell others to read the Holy Scriptures because they are not Spiritual. The natural man cannot understand the things of the spirit. So, telling a natural man to read the Spiritual and Holy written Scriptures will lead to error. God draws us to Jesus and we are predestinated to be saved. Upon being saved, we are equipped with gifts from the Lord. We all have work to do and we should all do the work of an evangelist and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost souls, simply telling them to read the Bible isn’t enough. Tell them the Gospel and live a life pleasing to the Lord, that they may want to learn and follow Jesus Christ. In order to tell the Gospel of Jesus, we must know it. Jesus died, was buried, and was resurrected on the third day morning.
It just goes to show that anyone can teach you something, we just need to pay attention. I truly believe God sent me to evangelize to those atheists; possibly for them to be saved but for sure for me to become more effective in my outreach. I have been that Christian who only talked about what I heard but now I speak with The Lord leading me to speak about what I’ve read and learned through Him. We aren’t listening enough to others. We just want to be heard but if no one listens, no one can be added to the church because how can you hear without the preacher. Be firm in your belief of Jesus Christ and listen to others so they can listen to you. Be blessed.
The deception of Christian tithing is really ripping at my heart. That lie distorts the Holy Word of God and it places legalism on people. I come from a building where it was taught and I was bound under that lie but I’ve been taught from the Holy Spirit and I’ve been delivered. There are too many people who know the scripture will a man rob God? Yes in tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:8) and bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove my now says the Lord, if I will not open up windows of heaven and pour you out blessings you won’t have run enough to receive (Malachi 3:10) but not
If the gospel be hid, it is hid to those who are lost (2 Corinthians 4:3) or Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. He was buried and he rose again the third day morning according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). We have been mislead and programmed to pay money but not evangelize to lost souls. Tithing in the Holy Scriptures are food of some sort and not money. We raise money in church to buy larger building and wants but we don’t evangelize to lost souls. We are told to trust God and pay unnecessary and deceptive tithes but we don’t evangelize. We attend the building every Sunday but we don’t evangelize throughout the week. The gospel is the most important topic because it glorifies Jesus, edifies believers, and draws lost souls to Christ. Ask the Lord for wisdom of his Holy scriptures and study the Word of Truth while being taught by the Holy Spirit. I pray the truth over your soul and spirit. God bless the truth and the truth seekers.
The God of Christianity (The Father, Jesus, The Holy Spirit) are not the same gods of other false religions. The nation of islam, buddhists, new age, ect…are not the the same God. Jesus died for all while we were all yet sinners but he didn’t die to allow false religions to deceive the world. Follow Jesus and Jesus alone to salvation. No other religion leads to salvation and everlasting life.
Here are a few thought provoking questions that should have us thinking more spiritual rather than carnal. Has Jesus made a way for homosexuals to get married? Has Jesus made a way for women to have abortions? Has Jesus made a way for people to fornicate? Has Jesus made a way for spouses to commit adultery? If your answers are no, then you’re thinking spiritually. Since Jesus hasn’t made a way for these sins to be committed, then why are we making ways for them? We should think like Christ, not satan. As Jesus believers we should abhor sin; in every aspect. Satan is making sin more comfortable and that should not be acceptable among believers. Be blessed.