“You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:17-18.
Considering the fact that it was our Lord Jesus Christ who was sacrificed on the Cross, considering the fact that it was His Blood which atoned for our sins and His righteousness which washes us; I think I prefer to grow in His knowledge and grace to overcome than man made doctrine. It is the Lord’s grace that helps us overcome our sin nature not ignoring our sin nature. Instead of confessing sins we confess our healing with no regards to who paid for our healing. Somewhere we fail to realize we are not healed because of our confession of healing but because of Jesus’ shed Blood.
The Lord’s grace is to free us from the corruption that remains in us after redemption. We want what God has without allowing Him to produce in us what He is, His character. We pray for the power of God and preach the power of self. The Lord will never share His glory and cannot work with something man has built. We must seek God to see the glory of God. Any other way other than God’s way drives one farther and farther into deception. If we get Jesus wrong or sin wrong, we are in trouble. Jesus died to save us FROM sin, not in sin. Souls are at stake in the deceit of truth. Diluted and sugar coated gospel does not set the captives free but keeps their conscience pacified weekly.
In the end, God’s Word and His authority is sovereign. We must seek Him out ourselves and allow Him to guide us into His truth. There is no unity without His truth. We put our life in God’s hands, why then would we seek His knowledge through another program instead of directly from Him? That is nothing but deceit straight from the pits of hell to keep us out of fellowship with the Lord. We don’t need a program to learn God’s will for our life we need God. Jesus’ sacrifice reconciled us with God. For us to then seek God’s will through “40 days” or whatever the case, is an insult to the Lord.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; ” 1 Timothy 4:1-4.