Abiding in Christ

abiding_in_christ14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God.

15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the Children of God:” Romans 8:14-16

Attempting to live by the systems of the world, namely humanistic psychology laced with Scripture, leads to bondage.  Sharing our hearts with ways of the world to break the power of sin in our life and “gain” a victory of which is already freely given by Jesus through Calvary’s Cross leaves to a perpetual fear of failure as our faith is placed in that which “we” did to overcome.

Abide in Me (Jesus), and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in Me.

I am the Vine, you are the branches: he that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5

The Spirit of Adoption, the Holy Spirit, will not point you to Lent, 40 days of purpose, Jewish feasts or 12 steps but to the Cross of Christ as the Source and the Means by which victory over the world, the flesh and the devil are found.  He will bear witness that we are Children of God through the Blood of Jesus, not worldly systems which cannot produce fruit unto God but will in fact be cast in the fire and burned.

If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My Disciples.” John 15:6-8

God is not glorified through methods of man and their vain philosophies.  God is glorified through His Son, Jesus Christ….abide in Him.  Be determined to know nothing else.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

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Sowing Ground

grow-in-grace-2-peter-3-18And He spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:3-9

For some, the superficial religious rituals have unknowingly replaced the knowledge of God in their heart.  The Gospel Seed was planted but quickly withered as satan corrupted the sowing ground of their heart with another gospel and another Jesus.  The labor of religion has dissipated any love, joy or peace once planted because the sun came up and they were scorched.  They had no root and their faith withered away.

28 Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

The Yoke of Jesus Christ is His Cross; a place of great burden for our Lord but great blessing for those who have believed upon Him.  Learn of Jesus, Who He is and what He did and you will find rest in Him.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified will bring forth fruit unto God.

Beware of superficial religious rituals and vain philosophies manifesting themselves in our hearts and replacing the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:5

The Yoke of Jesus Christ is still easy.  It is us, the lusts of our flesh, who have failed to cast down imaginations which have exalted themselves against the knowledge of our Lord.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

Watchmen

ezekiel-33-watchmen17 Son of man (Ezekiel), I have made you a watchman unto the House of Israel: therefore hear the Word at My (God’s) Mouth, and give them warning from Me.

18 When I say unto the wicked, you shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.

19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.

21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.” Ezekiel 3:17-21

Many today have an intellectual knowledge of Jesus Christ.  They know Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin but they have turned from their righteousness and committed iniquity.  When God’s Children rebels (just as the Israelites rebelled) and they reject His Statutes and His Ways according to His Word, His Mercy rebukes.  God’s rebuke is a warning to turn from our wicked ways.  Regrettably however, not all rebuke is met with repentance.

For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chastens not?” Hebrews 12:6-7

Salvation is not a mere intellectual nod to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.  The demons also believe but are certainly not saved (James 2:19).  Ezekiel was sent to warn the Israelites to turn from their wicked ways or die in their iniquity.  Mind you, these were Israelites – God’s chosen people; those who once followed God but turned from their righteousness and followed worldly statutes.

Many backslidden Believers need to be warned lest they die in their sin.  Other professing Christians need to be told except a man be born again, born of the Spirit of God…spiritually alive unto God, they will not see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-5).  Unless a person knows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, not just intellectual knowledge…they will not see the Kingdom of God. Satan has deceived many, and used the pulpit to do so, into believing their intellectual knowledge of Jesus will save their soul.

Jesus Christ is alive.  He is sitting at the Right Hand of God making intercession for those who believe upon His atoning work on Calvary’s Cross for their Salvation and their Sanctification.  He authors and finishes the faith of those who look to Him for everything they receive from God.  The blessings of God are “yes” and “amen” unto those who have denied themselves, picked up their cross and chose to follow Jesus Christ.  We may not be perfected but we know in Whom we have believed and our heart’s cry is prepare ye the way of the Lord!

But God said unto him, you fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?” Luke 12:20

No one knows the hour our soul will be required of us.  If we are backslidden and die in our sin, our righteousness will be remembered no more (Ezekiel 3:20).

Warn them lest their blood be required at your hand.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

 

Foolishness of Preaching

Foolishness of preaching23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

Just as the Azusa Street revival in the early 1900’s birthed the Pentecostal movement with untold thousands going through to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4), so too are thousands (prayerfully millions) going through to victory over the world, the flesh and the devil because the message of Jesus Christ and Him crucified being brought back to the Church.

Some Believers have rejected the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for daily living and deemed such preaching foolishness.  While they maintain the Atonement’s sufficiency to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner, these same Believers have rendered the Cross of Christ insufficient to break the power of sin in their life.  Sadly, they have believed on another Jesus and another gospel to deliver them from their bondage by way of humanistic psychology, motivational reasoning and vain philosophies pointing to a “purpose” instead of their faith pointing to the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning work.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.

21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My Throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His Throne.

22 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.”  Revelation 3:20-22

Those who have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying unto the Churches.  The Bible shows Jesus Christ on the outside of the endtime apostate church knocking.  The Message of the Cross, the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, is being lifted up among God’s Children, those who have ears to hear, and He is drawing them closer…He is supping with them and them with Him.

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

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

-Donna Clark Warren

Faith to Faith

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16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto Salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the Just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17

The just shall live by law?  No.

The just shall live by willpower? No.

Perhaps the just shall live by imposing a “purpose” to replace faith in Christ and Him crucified and that purpose becomes a law while our willpower is our source?  Why yes, that makes perfect sense….to the unregenerate man.

The Just, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and are justified by His finished work on Calvary’s Cross, LIVE by faith in the Son of God Who loved us and gave Himself for us as the perfect Lamb of God and is sitting at the Right Hand of God searching to and fro to show Himself strong in those whose heart is perfect toward Him (Galatians 2:202 Chronicles 16:9).

Listen to me Child of God, the Just shall DIE by vain philosophies that tickle the ears of the foolish and simple.  God’s Children are dying in their proposed purposes to break the yoke of sin and remain bound by the law of sin and death because the pulpits have not lifted up Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to break the power of sin in their life.

For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2

In vain, God’s Children are attempting to resist the devil without first submitting to God (James 4:7).  They are zealously trying to follow Jesus without first denying themselves (Luke 9:23).  Unless and until we are IN Christ Jesus by faith in HIS redeeming work (not our purposes or philosophies) we are not spiritually living but we are dying.  The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death when our faith is in our willpower to be obedient to the law given to us for a purpose. If that were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain. God forbid no!

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Seeds of death are being planted among the Just and they are dying by works of vain philosophies instead of living by faith in the Cross of Christ to supply all of their needs according to His riches and glory.

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 1:18

Consider whether or not the preaching of the Cross of Christ is foolishness.  Consider how the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is received in your heart.  The Gospel of Jesus will have It’s effect…whether it be a hardening or a softening effect and will bring us to a point of receiving or rejecting the power of God, which IS the Cross of Christ, as the Source and the means by which we LIVE unto God.

From faith to faith, daily fighting the good fight of faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the righteousness of God is revealed unto whosoever will believe.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Doeg the Talebearer

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Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse (David) coming to Nob, to Ahimelech (the High Priest) the son of Ahitub.

10 And he inquired of the Lord for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

11 Then the king (Saul) sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father’s house, the priests that were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.

12 And Saul said, Hear now, you son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.

13 And Saul said unto him, Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread, and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?” 1 Samuel 22:9-13

Doeg, a servant of Saul, was present in the Tabernacle when David, God’s anointed, inquired of the High Priest for the shewbread and sword.  Doeg zealously peddled this scandal before King Saul.

Satan’s weapons against the faithfulness to Truth are violence, which is easily recognized and ” sincere” flattery, which is much more deceitful.  Nevertheless, the Truth remains…it is up to each and every Believer to seek out the Truth according to God’s Word.  Don’t mistake seeking out gossip with seeking out Truth.  God’s Word clearly tells us how to handle gossip.  We seek out how to handle the gossip and not the “truth” of the gossip.  This isn’t a buffet…we need to eat off of our own plate and stop meddling in others personal affairs.

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.” Proverbs 20:19

Furthermore, slander is still gossip whether the slander is true or not and only a fool utters slander and flatters with lying lips.

He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utter a slander, is a fool.” Proverbs 10:18

Before aligning with Doeg, consider the spirit behind Doeg’s actions.  Recognize the deceitfulness of flattery, even in the most sincere forms, when it is used by satan to hinder one’s faithfulness to the Truth of God’s Word.  Doeg was flattered to be used as a tool to “warn” Saul.

Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” 1 John 3:15

Beware of the modern day “Doegs”…but also beware of being used of satan as a Doeg.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

God’s Grace

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Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By Whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:1-5

Man’s access to God’s Grace is not given by good works (civic, social or otherwise), water baptism, fasting, putting ashes on your head, going forty days with a purpose, stimulating emotional responses via humanistic psychology or vain philosophies given for victory.  Fasting and water baptism are by all means Scriptural but they were not given to the Body of Christ for access to God’s Grace.  Our Justification nor our access to God’s Grace is given us by our consecration, sanctification or purification.  God’s Grace is not for sale.   Solely and exclusively we have access into to God’s Grace through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ…”wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14

It is this same Grace, God’s Grace, accessed through faith in the atoning work our Lord Jesus Christ, that we are given dominion over sin.  The same Jesus which paid the penalty of sin on Calvary’s Cross thereby justifying the believing sinner unto Salvation also breaks the power of sin in the Saints life through access by faith into “this Grace“.  This same Grace Sanctifies the defiled Saint when accessed through the Blood of Jesus Christ and we are alive unto God…there is no other Way, no other Truth nor Life given unto man that we may have peace with God and access into His Grace except through Jesus (John 14:6).

It is Jesus’ work on Calvary’s Cross which freely justifies whosoever will believe and it is His work which freely sanctifies whosoever will believe.  Faith in Jesus’ work produces fruit unto God in the hearts of the Believer.  The Cross of Christ has It’s effect in the life of the believing Saint because of Whom we have believed…not because of what we have done.  Our heart’s desire is to be consecrated unto His Word, obedient to His Statutes while forever seeking God’s perfect Will on earth as it is in Heaven.

We are able to glory in God’s Grace through trials and tribulations and unashamedly glory in this hope we have been given because there is love shed abroad in our hearts.  Precept upon precept and line upon line, our faith is authored and finished by the One in Whom we have believed…Jesus Christ.

Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

-Donna Clark Warren

Door of Hope

Discover-the-door-of-hope-WP-680x280-120 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:

21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.

23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the Lord.

24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.

25 And Joshua said, Why have you troubled us? the Lord shall trouble you this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.

26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the Lord turned from the fierceness of His anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The Valley of Achor, unto this day.” Joshua 7:20-26

As Achan coveted the Babylonian riches, so too does the modern church covet worldly riches. The modern church ascribes her blessings to her methods and philosophies to achieve worldly goods and uses them to seduce the Child of God into their own apostate fold by adding Scripture to the methods presented. The Valley of Achor became a place of great horror for Achan because of his covetousness of the Babylonian riches.

14 Therefore, behold, I (GOD) will allure her (Israel), and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the Valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.” Hosea 2:14-15

The valley of horror became a vale of hope for the Israelites.  There are some who have spun a web of horror in their lives. The lusts of the flesh and the deceitfulness of sin have resulted in attaining many a worldly goods; shekels of silver and gold have been won by the vain philosophies and have no doubt been revealed as a snare; bait to entice others down the road of apostasy.

2 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

There are some whom the Lord has brought into the wilderness, to the valley of horror, but this valley of horror is now a door of hope yet seeing they do not see.  The devil maintains his lies while God’s Children vainly attempt to gain His blessings through methods of man.  Instead of walking through the door of blessing made available to us by our Lord Jesus Christ through His redeeming work on Calvary’s Cross, we stand at the door in fear.

And He (Jesus) 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

The Cross of Christ was a place of great sorrow for our Lord…it was a valley of horror.  Yet for us, the Cross of Christ is a vale of Hope that we must pick up in order to follow Him.  When we go through valley’s of despair, unpleasant circumstances sometimes caused by our failures, there remains a Door of Hope afforded the repentant Saint, a cross to pick up with the blessings of God.

There are many broken sitting at the gate called Beautiful who need someone to take them by the hand lead them to the Door of Hope…Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

I (Jesus) am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:9-10

God’s Arm is not shortened.  If sin has hindered your walk with the Lord, confess such sin to the Lord and walk through the Door of Hope…you will find life more abundantly.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

The Bread of Life

Bread of LifeBut He (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the Mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

The study of the Word of God is not mere intellectual entertainment but nourishment to our spirit.  Many protestant churches will begin their denominational “series” on the tradition of ash Wednesday and Lent while their remains a lost and dying world who needs to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer.

When the Word of God is preached in context and not used as bait to deceive the sincere Believer or to rationalize the preacher’s philosophy (aka sermon), the Word is anointed by the Holy Spirit and pierces the heart of the Believer.

For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

With one side, the Word of God will circumcise the heart; removing the carnality of the old man as it reproves and corrects both the Saint and convicts the sinner. The Word of God will cut off sin from man or man in his sin as it guides us to a point of decision which we all must make.  Do we follow the Lord or submit to the intellectual stimuli offered from the pulpit?  The decision is strictly the individual’s.  If they wish to follow that which the Lord seeks to sever because of denominational hindrances, God will see to it they are sent a strong delusion that they should believe a lie (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12).

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

The Word of God is His faithful witness to His saving purposes for mankind.  It brings death to the old man and resurrection power through the anointing of the Holy Spirit when Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done, is lifted up to all who may hear and our faith has come by hearing the Word of God, rooted and built up in HIM – Jesus Christ, the Rock of our Salvation…not a religious tradition given to stimulate the intellect.

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

Recognize the difference between intellectual entertainment and the Word of God feeding your spirit with the Bread of Life.

And Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: he that comes to Me shall never hunger; and he that believes on Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Be Not Deceived

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Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:7-8

If a Believer could not be deceived, the Apostle Paul would not have warned us to “Be not deceived…”.  Whatsoever a man sows, he shall indeed reap.  If one sows to the flesh and rebels against the precepts of God, they will reap the curse which they have sowed, namely corruption.

What many fail to understand is the rebellion in the heart of man began long before the fruit is realized.  Just as the prodigal son’s rebellion began the moment he desired His Father’s goods without His Father’s presence and the fruit of this rebellion ended in him not only feeding the swine but eating with them as well (Luke 15:11-32), so too does man’s rebellion today begin the moment we seek God’s blessing through sowing to the flesh and we quickly reap corruption.

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” Romans 8:5

Sowing to the flesh and minding the things of the flesh result in the Believer stepping out of the Will of God and into their own personal or religious philosophies regarding God’s Prescribed Order for victory in the Believer’s life.  These philosophies will often involve “our part” in gaining  (not maintaining) life everlasting.  Our faith is then directed to “our part” and hence the rebellion begins in our heart. Without realizing, our consecration is replaced with ambition and we are deceived.

Please understand, the modern church does not understand the difference in ambition and consecration.  Their “purpose” IS the exaltation of ambition in the professed Christian…not consecration.  Consecration is a fruit of sowing to the Spirit.  Ambition is a fruit of minding the things of the flesh and results in dining with swine.  This corruption of our faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ for maintaining victory over sin leads to spiritual death…not life everlasting.

God’s Prescribed Order of victory requires faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross.  The power of sin was broken on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe (Romans 6:14).  Our faith in Jesus’ finished work gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do in the Believer’s life, free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).  To be frank and honest, there is no other way to sow to the Spirit other than faith in the Cross of Christ.  It is this faith that reaps life everlasting and gives the Believer dominion over sin.  This faith produces fruit unto God and is not corrupted by vain philosophies rooted in feelings, thoughts and opinions.

Fight the good fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

Be not deceived by vain philosophies.

-Donna Clark Warren