Moral Authority

1111As a Child of God, our moral authority is the Word of God.  The Bible does not contain the Word of God but It IS the Word of God.  We do not get to pick and choose the parts which align with our feelings but rather dismiss our “feelings” regarding morality and accept the reality of morality according to the Word of God.

It is the world’s feelings which define their morality and becomes their religion.  Sadly, many denominations and religious folk have allowed their sense of morality to become corrupted by worldly ways as they desperately seek to fill the pews.  Just as our eternal soul means nothing to the worldly system and we are nothing more than merchandise purchased by goods and services of those desiring our money, so too has the seeker sensitive church yielded to the ways of the world as they dim the lights and pump up the entertainment.

The “small groups” ordained by the modern church are nothing more than a social hour with men and women discussing things with one another that they need to be discussing with the Lord and their own family.  Their accountability becomes to the small group and the church and no longer to the Lord and their family.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

We either believe that ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God and it is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and righteousness or we don’t.  When we look in the mirror and something needs to be fixed, we fix it or we walk away and ignore what needs to be corrected.  The Lord wants to remove those parts which hinder our walk with Him.  Each and every one of us.  If we think we have graduated and the Lord has finished removing all that is wrong with us…well, we haven’t looked in the mirror lately.

23 For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholds himself, and goes his way, and straightway forgets what manner of man he was.” James 1:23-24

Jesus Christ broke the penalty of sin in our lives.  When He is lifted up to the masses and we look unto Him as the Author and Finisher of our faith, we see our filthy rags and humbly seek Him to deliver us from the miry clay.  Precept upon precept and line upon line, the Lord corrects with His Word and convicts with His Spirit; old things pass away and all things become new. Our faith is truly authored and will soon be finished as we lay hold on eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

…Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.” 1 John 1:29

Jesus took away the sin of the world and nailed it to His Cross, yet so many Christians keep trying to take away their sin from the cross and call their particular sin of choice “good” according to their feelings.  Jesus is standing at the door of the modern church knocking.  He is searching to and fro for those whose heart is perfect toward Him looking to author and finish their faith in Who He is and what He has done.  Stop trying to author and finish your own faith and look unto Jesus.  His Arm is not shortened.  He WANTS to bless you but wisdom of words being taught as biblical doctrine have made the Cross of Christ of no effect in your life. Come back to your first love.  Jesus Christ and Him crucified; be determined to know nothing else.

-Donna Clark Warren




matthew_5_6--white-800x80012 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under Grace? God forbid.” Romans 6:12-15

The same Spirit that leads the Believing sinner unto Salvation will also lead the Believing Saint unto Sanctification.  The Holy Spirit does not lead the Saint unto unrighteousness and unholines.  Old things pass away and all things become new as the Believing Saint looks unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.  Precept upon precept and line upon line, the Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in our hearts and lives as we are led by the Spirit.  Having decided to deny our self efforts, abilities, intellect and talent, we pick up that which the Cross of Christ has afforded whosoever will believe (the blessings and promises of God) and follow Jesus.  Fighting this good fight of faith daily, faith in the Cross of Christ, we make a conscious choice to follow Jesus this day.  Looking unto Jesus, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross, we give the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do…guide us into Righteousness and Holiness (Sanctification).

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.”  John 12:32

Many Believers have unknowingly stopped believing in the drawing and leading of the Holy Spirit and vainly attempt to perform the ministry of the Holy Spirit in their lives and other’s lives themselves.  Many a vain method has been presented to the people for dominion over sin causing them to continually be swept to and fro with every wind of doctrine.  Scripture is sprinkled throughout these philosophies and the unlearned Christian equates these vanities as biblical…not so.

16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Matthew 7:16-20

If the Believer (the fruit of a ministry), contently remains unrighteous and unholy, they are not being led by the Spirit of God.  If they are not being led by the Spirit of God, their faith has been placed in another method…a vain philosophy given by men to overcome sin and the result will always be failure.  The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, He does not make us comfortable in sin.

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

-Donna Clark Warren


determined1Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?

Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:3-4

At Salvation, the Holy Spirit baptizes Believing sinners into Christ; into His death which is referred to as the “Baptism into Death”.  As the Holy Spirit baptizes us into Jesus, we are then “born of the Spirit” and of “water” which is natural child birth.

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.” John 3:5-7.

Being born of the Spirit at Salvation; baptized into Jesus’ death, we are dead to sin.  Sin’s penalty is paid and it’s power broken upon our Salvation, we are now alive unto God and no longer dead in our sin and trespasses.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11

We are afforded this liberty by faith in the Cross of Christ (“by faith through Grace”, Ephesians 2:8-9), not vain philosophies from the minds of man that are being taught as doctrine.  These silly methods are presented to the church to live a victorious Christian life are in fact doctrines of demons given to lead one away from the Cross of Christ making it of no effect.

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18

The faith that got you in the Kingdom of God is the same faith that keeps you in the Kingdom of God; faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.

-Donna Clark Warren

Certain Men

PhariseesAnd certain men which came down from Judaea taught the Brethren, and said, Except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you cannot be saved.” Acts 15:1

Certain men came and taught the Gentiles who had accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior that they must be circumcised to be Saved.  Today, there are certain men and women who teach Believers that they must partake in the Jewish feasts and festivals. Not so. The Hebraic Roots movement is attempting to do exactly what these Pharisees did in the early Church by putting a yoke upon the neck of Believers.

When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the Apostles and Elders about this question.

And being brought on their way by the Church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the Brethren.

And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the Church, and of the Apostles and Elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

And the Apostles and Elders came together for to consider of this matter.

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and Brethren, you know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe.

And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as He did unto us;

And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the Disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?” Acts 15:2-10

Why do the “Messianic Jews” tempt ye God to put a yoke upon the neck of the Disciples?  We are saved by Grace through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are a Child of God (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 8:16).

Beware of certain men who creep in unaware and turn the Grace of God into a license to sin and deny the Cross of Christ and the Cross of Christ alone for Salvation.  They seek to place a yoke of religiosity upon the Believer in order to leaven the lump.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4

Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

-Donna Clark Warren

Preach The Word

preach-the-wordSo then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17.
Preaching is the method given by God to reach man. The preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe, draws man to the Lord and He helps their unbelief. Social and civic activities may draw man to a church building for further entertainment and tickling of their ears but it will not draw them to the Lord for Salvation.
Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the Word preacher. We cannot take that which is temporal to Heaven with us but we can take souls.
And I (JESUS), if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren

The Art of the Magi


But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.” Acts 8:9-11

The art of the Magi continues to this day bewitching the people.  Such sorcery attempts to manipulate the righteous spirit world and the unlearned Christian equates these practices with Biblical Christianity.  The devil has no controversy with such ritualism because he is the father of this wickedness.  The professing Christian has no controversy with these sorceries because it is cloaked in Scripture to appear “good”.  Eve didn’t eat that apple because it appeared rotten.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

These bewitching sorceries have turned many an ear away from the Truth and caused the people to unknowingly resist the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to circumcise our heart and remove those things which are not of God when we have heaped unto ourselves sorcerers and our ears have turned from the Truth of the Cross of Christ.

The Plan of God for all who have believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior is to CONTINUE in that belief.  No, we don’t get Saved everyday; that’s ridiculous.  However, when the storm clouds rage, of which they will; we don’t turn to the art of the magi for our deliverance but to the One Who has defeated death, hell and the grave…Jesus.  There are entire ministries given to the art of the magi that go under the banner of “Spiritual Warfare”.  Just as Simon the Sorcerer attributed his works to the power of God, they too attribute their works to God.  These are those who cast out devils in the Name of Jesus, prophesy in His Name and do many wonderful works; yet Jesus does not know them and they shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. They are lukewarm and He would prefer them be cold because they profess His Name and bring much harm to the Kingdom of Heaven in spite of their many good works (Revelation 3:15-16).

21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.

22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you who work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23

Those who follow such sorcerers reject the Will of God because they have resisted the Holy Spirit when they turned their ears from Truth.  One cannot learn obedience to the Will of God by resisting the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is not going to superintend the Will of God in our heart and life if we are not looking unto the Cross of Christ as the Source and the Means by which our victory comes but instead seeking the art of the Magi for the method to invoke the power of God.  Again, the devil has not controversy with these vain methods.  They do not hinder his wickedness but instead allows his wickedness.

Those who have been bewitched by such sorceries have been sent a strong delusion because they received not the love of the Truth.  After their own lusts; their greed has overtaken them and their hearts are hardened. There are untold thousands who attend these religious abominations weekly and they are perishing. The preaching of the Cross of Christ is foolishness unto them.  One of the main sorcerers, Kenneth Copeland, has even claimed that the Cross of Christ was the greatest defeat in history.  His teachings proclaim that Jesus was saved in hell as the devil and his minions beat and tortured Jesus and supposedly God said that’s enough 3 days later. Friends, if that is your understanding of the Atonement, you are so very wrong and your Salvation is false.

Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrificial Lamb of God to pay sin’s debt, which is death, for whosoever chooses to believe.  Sin’s debt was paid in full to God when Jesus said on the Cross it is finished.  The handwriting of ordinances which was against us, is nailed to His Cross as Jesus Christ spoiled principalities and made a show of them openly (Colossians 2:13-15).  While in hell, Jesus went to “Paradise”, not the burning part of hell but “Abraham’s Bosom” where the Old Testament Saints were held captive but not tortured by Satan until their promised Messiah would come, and He took captivity captive!  There was no fight in hell over these captives (the Old Testament Saints).  Jesus snatched what belonged to Him from satan’s bondage because the price had now been paid when Jesus died on Calvary’s Cross.

Knowing this, Who Jesus is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross, there is no doubt as to His Resurrection.  We know that every sin has been paid in full for those who accept Jesus’ death as the only payment God will accept to fulfill the penalty of sin on our behalf and break the power of sin in our lives.

This is the Truth of the Atonement. Our victory is found only in the Cross of Christ as the object of our faith.  The mighty power of the Holy Spirit is then performed in our hearts and lives as we give Him the latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do…free us from the Law of Sin and Death which breaks the power of sin in our life.  The art of the Magi cannot do this.  No matter the amount of faith given to our incantations, our vain attempt at manipulating the righteous spirit world with our wisdom of words, makes the Cross of Christ of no effect.

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:17-18

Many today are perishing.  You will know them by their fruit.  They may not have objected to the preaching of the Cross of Christ but neither have they accepted the preaching of the Cross of Christ and they are perishing because they have not come out from among the sorcery.

It is time for those who claim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to come out from among their religious institutions and contend for the faith of which we have been given.  There is a lost and dying world out there who need to hear the Good News that Jesus came to save them; that there is deliverance in the Cross of Christ.  Many are sitting in the pews waiting on another to stand before they will stand but as you sit there, you are perishing…and so are others.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be My Sons and Daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:17-18

We can’t take our cars, our money or our homes with us to Heaven…but we can take souls.  Who are you taking with you today?

-Donna Clark Warren

Fear the Lord

fear-of-the-lordMy son, fear you the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knows the ruin of them both?” Proverbs 24:21-22

Fear of the Lord is no longer taught in the modern church.  This other Jesus being proclaimed among the congregation is one who condones sin and meddles with the world under the guise of “love”.  Sin is sin whether we agree or not.  Sin has been judged by God and it’s penalty is eternal death in a devil’s hell.

Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe.  When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are declared innocent of sin.  Submitted unto Him, we are baptized into His Death and born again; a new creation in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:3-4).  Now being spiritually alive unto God, we are afforded the ability to live unto God as we should…to partake in His Divine Nature.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of God’s Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4

Partaking in God’s Divine Nature, allows us to resist the devil and he must flee.  Fully submitted unto God by faith in the Cross of Christ, we fear God and not man.  We fear stepping out of God’s Will and into man’s will because we have tasted and we have seen that God is good.  We are determined to know nothing else among the religious except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Those who fear the Lord have come out from among those given to change and are separate.  They are peculiar.  Their numbers may be few, about the size of a man’s hand, but it’s not what we see that matters, it’s what we hear…the abundance of rain.  We hear the sound of an abundance of rain and we know, that we know, that we know that the Book of Acts is still the same.

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy:” Acts 2:17-18

Fear ye the Lord.  The rain is coming.

-Donna Clark Warren

Perfect Soundness


And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I you: In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.” Acts 3:2-8

When you’ve been touched by God, you may just leap up and start praising God.  When Jesus Christ is lifted up to the people, that mustard seed of faith given to all who believe, is watered and then suddenly when you least expect it, as that seed is being watered by the preaching of the Cross of Christ, the power of God for those who have believed, God gives the increase…your blessing comes forth and you, leaping, stand up, walk in the new light which has been revealed and praise ye the Lord!!

And His Name (the Name of Jesus) through faith in His Name has made this man strong, whom you see and know: yea, the faith which is by Him (Jesus) has given him (the lame man) this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” Acts 3:16

Such is the faith authored and finished by the Lord Jesus Christ which gives you perfect soundness in the presence of you all.   Such is the faith which give the Holy Spirit latitude to superintend the work of God in the heart and lives of the Believer.  Faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified has a powerful impact of the powers of darkness because it commissions the Holy Spirit to move.  Let me say that again, WE don’t commission the Holy Spirit to move.  Sorry my word of faith friends, we have no power over the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit does not do as we command but as God the Father commands.   Looking unto the finished work of Christ Jesus for God’s supply of all that we need according to His riches, we are made whole.  In the midst of life’s storms, there is perfect soundness.

-Donna Clark Warren


The Learning of Obedience


Who in the days of His (Jesus) flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared;

Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered;

And being made perfect, He became the Author of eternal Salvation unto all them that obey Him;” Hebrews 5:7-9

Jesus, being made perfect, learned obedience NOT to be obedient.  Being led by the Holy Spirit while here in His flesh, Jesus learned God’s perfect Will.  We, on the other hand, must learn to be obedient before we can learn obedience.

And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

Before learning obedience, we must learn to be obedient.  In order to go after Jesus and learn obedience, we must learn to deny ourselves and learn to be obedient.  Our self will, efforts, talents, education, intellect and motivation hinder our learning of obedience because we have not yet learned how to be obedient through denying ourselves. The learning of God’s perfect Will through the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit  is the learning of obedience and can only be found as our faith is placed in the Cross of Christ where the Holy Spirit is commissioned to work in us this learning.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:3-4

Once we learn to be obedient by denying ourselves, we can learn obedience through picking up our cross.  Precept upon precept and line upon line, our faith is authored and finished as we follow our Lord Jesus Christ.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

We learn obedience through much prayer and supplication…but only after learning to be obedient.

-Donna Clark Warren

Failure to Object


The failure to object the Cross of Christ to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life does not constitute one’s acceptance of the Cross of Christ.  The power of God IS the Cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18).  It is the devil’s intent to have the Believer swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine that comes down the pike as he feeds ours flesh one nibble at a time.  Never understanding that our lack of objection to God’s Plan for victorious Christian living (faith solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ) does not in anyway constitute our acceptance of God’s Plan for victorious Christian living.   Many have construed their lack of rejection as acceptance while they go about their daily living following schemes of man as doctrine.   Humanistic psychology has corrupted the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified making the Cross of Christ of no effect in the Believer’s life.  The modern church has become so bound by apostasy, the religious continually seek more and more worldly ways to feed their carnal flesh.  We call them “seeker sensitive” churches but in reality they are a hungry, carnal church which needs more and more of their fleshly lusts fed because they have become desensitized and hardened to the Truth.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Recognize whether or not you have simply not objected to the Cross of Christ as the Source and the Means by which we receive everything from God or whether you have fully accepted Jesus Christ and Him crucified for all that you need for life and living.  Consider the fruit.  Not the fruit in the good times…but the out of season fruit.  Joy when the world is falling in around you.  Peace when the storms are raging.  Are you bearing fruit or putting on a show for the religious?  Have you accepted the Cross of Christ for daily living or merely failed to object to His finished work?

Prayerfully consider.

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

-Donna Clark Warren