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Plea to Pastors…

“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?” Matthew 21:42.

After many years of legalism, it seems as though the church may have over shot and once again stumbled over the Cross of Jesus and His finished work.  Yesterday I pulled out some of those little booklets you get after being saved and began to read what many of the churches today suggest one to do after accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour.  Here are a couple of the suggestions they give to help in our spiritual growth:

  • ______ Church offers so many things to help you grow and mature in your faith.  Regular attendance to church and finding a place of service in the church is the key to discovering everything God has for you.
  • During these next few days I will show you how to grow spiritually.  I cannot emphasize too strongly how important these days are.  You are establishing the pattern for the rest of your life.  You are determining the kind of Christian you will be.  If you will follow each suggestion carefully, you will have a happy, successful Christian life.

Albeit, there were many helpful things in these booklets as well, for this discussion I wish to point out some of the ways the new believer is being directed.  It appears that this false reformation has opened the doors of the church wide open to the ways of the world.  Instead of scaring the lost into Heaven, we are now trying to love them into Heaven.  What do I mean by loving them into Heaven?  If we can just get them to recite the sinner’s prayer, get them to stay in church so we can keep them lifted up and pray that they will beat that devil, they will indeed have a “successful Christian life”.  The problem with this scenario is this – we love them, we told them of Jesus’ love for them and they recited the sinner’s prayer.  We point them to their next step and they put one foot in front of the other as we direct them.  They read their Bible for 15 minutes everyday, they set aside their prayer time, they come to church and we show them love…they do everything we have instructed them to do but the bondage is still there, the weight is getting heavier – there is not yet any victory.  We, as the church, with upmost sincerity have told them of God’s love for us but we have not let God show them His love…we are actually in the way while sincerely trying to help and God doesn’t need our help, He wants our trust.  We no longer trust the Gospel of Jesus to allow the Holy Spirit to convict and draw the sinners and the saints to repentance.  Today’s church is more concerned with the Holy Spirit running people out of the church, instead of allowing Him to draw people into the church.

  • “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:” Luke 12:50
  • Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

Yes, Jesus was love but it is His love for us that sets us apart to provoke the lost to seek the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  As Christians, are we not suppose to love the lost, reach out to them and tell them of Who saved us and how He saved us, through Jesus Christ and Him Crucified?  Then when the enemy begins to roar, do we not remind them of His victory and point them back to what Jesus did and allow Him to deliver them…or do we point them to our program we have for that particular problem?  All too often we attempt to use the authority we have in Jesus name as a means to an end, a method of victory, while in reality we don’t know Jesus as all…we just know about Him.  “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23. 

So my plea today is aimed directly to the preachers and teachers of the Gospel of Jesus and I am asking this question from a sincere heart… are you still preaching HIS Gospel His way? The salvations being seen in your churches, have they accepted Jesus in their heart or has the mental ascension been hijacked by the methods while the knowledge of Jesus remains in their minds instead of revealed by Him in their hearts? Please think back to your own salvation and the conviction and draw of the Holy Spirit.  Are the vines being cut off by the little foxes who are trying to help the Holy Spirit convict, save and sanctify?  By us attempting to love them into Heaven, is it possible we are getting in the way of Jesus trying to separate them making us in direct enmity with God’s will?  “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:5.  Such things as this are not for us to judge, our commission is to preach the Gospel, not perform the miracles.

This may sound as if I am without love for the lost.  However, this is coming from one who was lost and had to be turned over and I am thankful I didn’t have a bunch of religious folks telling me “but God loves you and so do I” which would have prolonged my deliverance. For, to be quite honest, if there love was anything like God’s love…I didn’t want any part of it. There love was weak and had no power.   I was going through literal hell and didn’t want love but deliverance.   I am thankful to God for the preacher that night obeying the quickening of the Holy Spirit and holding on to that altar call. Through that preachers words, the Holy Spirit was ministering straight to my heart, convicting me of my weaknesses and causing me to seek Him for my deliverance.   I am so thankful to God for the church I was in that prayed for me and prayed for God to direct me while they remained sensitive to the Holy Sprit for His guidance regarding my spiritual growth and not a program.  I am thankful to God for the people He put in my life that would always tell me to seek God for the answer to my problem and not try to “fix it” themselves.  I am thankful to God for not forsaking me in the snares in which the enemy has placed in my path but revealing them to me.  Because of their “lack” of helping God, it caused me to seek Him myself and now , I know that I know that I know, it was God’s Hand in my life – not man’s, that has seen me through.

If God has called you as a preacher, teacher, evangelist, apostle or prophet of His Word, you will be held accountable for what you do with this gift of His Gospel you have been given.  You are indeed held to a higher standard.  It is because of this that I earnestly ask you to once again go back to trusting and believing in Jesus’ finished work and to be sensitive to the unction of the Holy Spirit.  I ask you to once again point both the sinners and the saints back to the Cross of Jesus, where the victory was won for both salvation and sanctification. I ask you to reject man’s plan and return to God’s plan…Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.  I ask you to be determined to know nothing but  Jesus Christ and Him Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).  I ask you to not stumble over the Cornerstone.

“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”  Matthew 21:43-44. 

Blood Bought and Redeemed

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11

As a Blood bought and redeemed child of God, we are called to tell the lost our testimony.  Not the testimony of how we overcame but of how He overcame for us.  Our testimony of going from sinner to saint is a testimony of how Jesus Christ defeated sin and because of His victory, we are no longer dominated by sin.  Factually speaking, as a Christian, we all have the same testimony just a different sin.  There is a difference in telling them your testimony and telling them the method.  When we tell them the method God used to deliver us, they inevitably try the method without seeking the Deliverer.  When we tell them of our deliverance and of our Deliverer, they too will seek Him for their deliverance.  All too often, in our sincere efforts to help we tell them “how” and not “Who”.  “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8.  Go tell them what He delivered you from and how He delivered you…”by the Blood of the Lamb,”.  – Donna Warren

A Sanctifying Salvation – Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

“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 cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”  2 Corinthians 11:3-4

One of the hardest things for a believer to do is know how to receive God’s grace freely.  If we don’t understand God’s plan for our continued sanctification after salvation is the same as His plan for our salvation, we inevitably go to work trying to “stay saved”.   We begin going to classes to learn how to live holy from man which prevents the Holy Spirit from empowering us to live holy.  God’s plan for salvation and sanctification is Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.  Our belief and our faith in what Jesus accomplished for us on His Cross is what redeems us, reconciles us and saves us.

We cannot separate Jesus from the Cross.  By that statement, I don’t mean the wooden beam but the action which was performed on the Cross.  We cannot separate Jesus’ from His work on the Cross and His work  on the Cross is where our redemption, salvation, reconciliation, sanctification and victory over sin, hell and the grave lies.  It is this “action”, if you will, that is the offense to those who do not believe.  Jesus is not the offense but what He accomplished on the Cross is the offense.  It is this same unbelief that offends the believer.  Take a minute to soak that in if you will…just as I had (and have) to do daily.   The same belief that we have upon salvation, that through His work on the Cross, Jesus Christ saved our soul, is the same belief we continue in for our sanctification process.  In other words, the Gospel of Jesus is an offense to the believer who does not understand how to freely receive His grace.  The “action” of the Gospel of Jesus does not need our help…only our faith in Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.  As humans, we are quite offended when our help is not needed, it is an insult to our ego.  Hence, the Gospel is an offense to the unbelieving saint and/or sinner, whether it be for salvation or sanctification.

Our fight is the fight of faith. “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life…” 1 Timothy 6:12.  Our fight is to believe and not be offended that Jesus’ work is finished.  The enemy’s goal is to distract us with a counterfeit gospel for sanctification.  Satan knows a bunch of sanctified, Holy Ghost filled Christians would hinder his plan to kill, steal and destroy what Jesus died for…our eternal salvation and victorious life.  Sincere Christians, albeit sincerely wrong, are being used by satan to distract believer’s faith away from what Jesus has already accomplished to what they need to do to accomplish it.  This is another gospel, preaching another Jesus.  Determine to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).  – Donna Warren

When Grace Abounds

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6

In Romans 6, sin is spoke of in the Greek as a noun and not a verb.  Upon our salvation, our sin nature is not dead but we are dead to it.  Our sin nature no longer reigns over us.  Such is why saying yes to God, we  are crucified with Him to our sin nature…it is still there but no longer has dominion over us.  Simply saying no to our sin nature is not by default yes to God.  We do not have the ability to overcome our sin nature on our own accord.  Victory over our sin nature only comes by saying yes to Jesus and His finished work on the Cross.

The problem we have as believers have is learning how receive something we have not earned – this is called grace.  Once we understand that anything we receive from God is not from anything WE have done, for example – binding, rebuking, positive confessing or sacrificing but exclusively because of what Jesus Christ did and what we believe, grace abounds.   Invariably, satan tries to invoke us to accomplish time and time again, what Jesus has already done for us once and for all.  By doing this we never know the grace of God and continue in our works trying to gain the victory Jesus Christ has already won.

God isn’t asking us to fight our sin nature, He’s asking us to believe we are dead to it.  Our sin nature is not an act but an entity which once reigned over us.  “Neither yield ye 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.” Romans 6:13.    We are free from our sin nature by virtue of the Cross of Jesus.  If your deliverance has not yet come, the test is in where your faith lies…continued faith in Jesus victory over the sin nature.   Knowing you are now dead to that sin nature and waiting on your deliverance, not working for your deliverance, is where grace abounds.  The error is found in knowing you are dead to the sin nature and believing you have been delivered while sin abounds.  There is a vast difference there that must be emphasized.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.

-Donna Warren

One Man

Because of one man’s fall, we are constituted a sinner and sentenced to death – Adam.  Because of another Man’s sacrifice, we are constituted as righteous  and granted eternal life – Jesus Christ.  Neither result is due to our own action, yet only one result is by choice.  We are a sinner by default, hence the need for a Saviour.  He loved us even as a sinner, hence He saved us.  His name is Jesus and He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man comes to the Father except by Him (John 14:6).  Seek Him while He can still be found.

The Harlots in the Church

“And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.” Joshua 6:18.

When God gave the instruction to Joshua for entering Jericho, it was not to compromise with the was to by all means abstain from the accursed things.  What we call “compromise” in an effort to “unite”, God referred to as an abomination or a harlot,  “She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot.” Jeremiah 3:6.  Some examples of the harlot under the tree in the church today are as follows:

1. Positive confession: This harlot of self will and self motivation, aka name it and claim it or word of faith, in no way promotes a relationship with our Lord and Saviour but instead seeks His finished work.  In other words, the believer seeks deliverance without the Deliverer.  We tend to skip over the “likeness of His (Jesus’) death” and go straight to the “likeness of His (Jesus’)resurrection” (Romans 6:5), that way we don’t have to crucify any flesh.  While in reality, we understand Jesus’ sacrifice for salvation but we leave the Cross of Jesus for our sanctification.  The enemy doesn’t stop his attacks after we are saved.  Our faith must remain in Jesus’ finished work on the Cross and always remember, our victory is not because we confessed it but because of Jesus’.  It is easy for this harlot to lead believers away after salvation.  She appeals to our flesh because we are not use to doing nothing.  It is hard for us to believe it unless we confess it.  This is work, our confession has nothing to do with our belief.  Yet , our belief has everything to do with our victory – belief in Jesus’ finished work, whether we confess it or not.

2. Deliverance ministry:  This harlot has a mysterious attraction.  She seems to be able to clarify the “why” of our sins.  Why we drink, why we have anger issues, etc., etc.  Usually, these issues come from childhood experiences.  These experiences are very real to the believer and they do have an affect on us as adults.  Therefore, these “curses” must be dealt with appropriately.  Some of these curses occurred before our salvation, such as family curses.  Others could have occurred before or after salvation, such as soul ties, addictions, etc.  So in a deliverance ministry, one must search out the “truth” to find the spirit behind such oppression and cast it out or bind it.  Once this occurs, then you are instructed not to agree with that spirit anymore.  If that spirit comes back to tempt you, don’t allow it.  The problem here is this – first of all, upon salvation any and every family curse or soul tie the sinner ever had is broken by the finished work of Jesus Christ and it is our belief and faith in HIS finished work that delivers us, not our faith in that spirit being gone.  We cannot resist that temptation or battle that demon, even in Jesus name, if we are not abiding in Him and Him in us – it was His victory that won the battle, not ours.  “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:23-24.  Oppression is a serious thing and should not be dealt with lightly, but neither should the power of God be dealt with lightly.  The power of God is in the Cross of Jesus for those who believe, the power of God is what tears down strongholds and sets the captives free.  We preach deliverance by preaching the Truth to the captives…anything else, and I do mean anything, is adding to the work of Jesus and thus becomes work.  We can’t mix grace and work, therefore we will be judged by our work. That hour long session just became an hour of work, when all we have to do is recognize our battle has already been won, and now our battle is to keep the faith in Jesus finished work and not allow these various harlots to distract us.  We pray to God for deliverance because His Son paid for our deliverance….and HE  will deliver us.  God does not share His glory with man. 

3. 40 days of purpose, motivational, psychological gospels – Yet another harlot, preaching another gospel with another Jesus.  This gospel is extremely popular with many televangelist.  She seems pretty harmless, I mean she points to God, she quotes scripture – what’s the harm.  Lest we forget, satan knows the scripture better than most Christians.  The harm is the destruction of one’s faith.  This harlot is pointing us everywhere but where victory was and is achieved, the Cross of Jesus.  She motivates our soul and soothes our conscience until the next Sunday.  She will tell you how to get closer to God…the problem is she’s telling you HER way and not GOD’S way.  This harlot knows once you find God’s way of getting close to Him, you have found the power of God.  This harlot knows the power of God is in the Cross of Jesus and with her wisdom of words, she can make it of no effect for the sincere believer.  “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.  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.  Please don’t misunderstand that statement, the power of God is and will always be effective – period, but with wisdom of words this harlot can make if of no effect in the believers life by redirecting their faith. This also makes the “harmless” suggestions of the harlot to come closer to God, works, and again – we will be judged by such works.  There is only one way to be reconciled with God and that is through Jesus Christ.

These are just some of the harlots in todays church.  Unfortunately, many do not recognize these harlots.  We are warned of seducing spirits in 1 Timothy 4:1.  If you have been seduced by these spirits, satan will try to shame you into rebellion, while God will “… 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.” Revelation 3:20.  Now that you have been given the knowledge, seek it out for yourself.   Test the spirits.  God has given us a free will and now we must choose whose way we will seek.  “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.  – Donna Warren


When the Levites brought the Arc of the Covenant back to Jerusalem, they had to stop every 18′ and make a sacrifice (2 Samuel 6:13).   When King David looked from afar to see the Glory of God coming back to the Temple, he had to follow the blood trail.   Always follow the Blood trail….Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and not the Levites.   Discern the distractions that don’t lead us down Calvary Road.  If we walk away trying to figure out a science project, that may be the wrong gospel.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not complicated, it is the Power of God.
“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.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” 1 Cor. 17-20.
-Donna Warren

As For Me and Shemitahs, Harbingers and Blood Moons

Shemitahs, harbingers and blood moons are interesting enough.  They must be, as many books as they have sold…and yes, I bought each and every one of them.  However, as for me, I always felt a sense of conviction when I would delve off too far in these books.  I know some have gotten carried away in seeking these signs and left God back at the corner of Calvary Road and Distraction Avenue.  Prophecy never looks backwards.  A Word from God will always call His children back into covenant faithfulness with Him.  The watchman’s warning will always be conditional.  The result will depend on the response of the people to which the prophecy was given.  Just as Jonah’s preaching to the Ninevites caused them to change their wicked ways and turn back to God.  Furthermore, a personal prophecy is never given to a person for direction in their life unless it confirms something God has already placed on their heart.

Many Christians understand the finished work of Jesus Christ for salvation but don’t understand His finished work for sanctification.  To go deeper with God, we have to continue to seek God…not signs.  Obviously, I am far from perfect.  This sanctification process is a continual work in me, as it is all of us.  God is keeping me pretty busy in His Word, revealing things in me that are contrary to His ways.  Many times I try to share these things in hopes of helping others.  Unfortunately, I feel some believe their sanctification process is complete.  In an attempt to go deeper with God, they step outside of God’s plan and jump right in the middle of the enemy’s snare.  This keeps them busy for a while until the next best seller comes out.    I don’t live in condemnation of these ways of mine.  The Bible tells me that my carnal mind is at enmity with God (Romans 8:7) but I am grateful that God is taking His time to reveal this to me…that is as long as I’m seeking His ways and not man’s ways.  This is part of God’s grace.  The more I say yes to Him, the easier it is to say no to my flesh.  The Lord equips us to live holy through the Holy Spirit.  I can’t do this on my own and still have a long way to go…but God is faithful and longsuffering. God won’t stop as long as I don’t stop and just when I think I’m “there”, He shows me there is more.  Hallelujah!

As for me, everyday is Jubilee!  I don’t have to wait every seven years for a blessing.  I don’t completely depend on God every seven years, I depend on Him every day of my life.  I don’t need a sign of the times, I can watch the news and read the prophets…I know time is running out for the lost.  I understand the Bible says God will show wonders in heaven above (Acts 2:19) and am in awe of God’s glorious Word and Works.

As for me, I have the real thing…I have Jesus Christ.  It is His Gospel that drew me in and saved my soul and it is His Gospel that continues to work in my heart.  This life saving, heart changing Gospel of Jesus is what I want everyone to know and to grow in His knowledge through HIM…not Shemitahs, harbingers and blood moons.  But that’s just me…Donna Warren.


“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”  Mark 11:25-26.

I have often wondered who are we to not forgive?  Even when we are directly effected by the offender, why are we offended?  Who are we to be offended of a sin that was not committed against us but against God…even though it affects us?  On the other hand, what if we were the offender and our apology was not accepted?  Bitterness and offense can take hold in either circumstance.  “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:2.  Our own metes and measures can be tough when turned around on us.  Are we not trespassing God’s authority when we choose to hold others accountable for a sin committed against Him? 

Forgiveness blesses the forgiver, whether the forgiven forgives or not.  The effects of the offender’s sin against another depends on the condition of the heart.  Jesus Christ paid for the forgiveness of our sins.  Who are we to hold other’s sins against them?  Is this not what satan himself does? Is satan not the accuser of the brethren (Revelations 12:10)?

Be aware of the metes and measures in which we hold others.  Sin is against God but satan will use it against you to hinder your blessings.  We forgive them because it is not our place to be offended but to show God’s grace. – Donna Warren.

Love of the Truth

“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11.

Religion creates a strong delusion.  It creates a delusion of grace while the reality is law.  Granted it is a new law and not the Old Covenant law…but it is law.  Any works outside of faith and grace is law.  Satan’s counterfeit grace is readily available to those who don’t seek the Truth of the Word of God and accepts any scheme of man.  The grace of God saves us, then we begin a journey to become Christ like.  Immediately man steps in to help the sanctification process.  There seems to be a program for every step of your new Christian walk.  Many motivational books telling one how to live for God are readily available.  If you do run into a problem, a sin you can’t seem to overcome, there is always a deliverance ministry to bind that demon behind that sin, to break those soul ties from years ago and take authority over all of the family curses dating back to Noah.  Ahhh…your new Christian walk is full of counterfeit grace and you have been ensnared by satan himself.  Life goes on and one of two things come to pass.

One thing that may happen is you grow comfortable in this counterfeit grace.  Everyone is nice.  Community outreaches become spectacular social events aimed at bringing in new converts.  Things like this become normal.  These are the good works that you had heard about.  You profess, proclaim and decree promising scriptures over your life and stand on them.  Church itself becomes a spectacular event!  The feelings of love over flow for your brothers and sisters.  All along  salvation has never made it’s way to your heart because man made scheme’s for sanctification cut it off.  The wolves in the sheep’s clothing took over the sanctification process which should have been done by the Holy Spirit.  In our eagerness, we chose flesh because flesh would never crucify itself.  We left the very place of our salvation, the Cross of Jesus Christ, and followed man for sanctification.  The Holy Spirit is the only one who can “equip” us to live a holy life; man can only attempt to tell us.  When our faith remains in the finished work of Jesus Christ for sanctification, our salvation ascends from our mind to our heart.  We become a new creation and not a rehabilitated creation.  The Holy Spirit is a gentleman.  He will convict us in our heart and always guide us back to the Cross of Jesus…IF we will listen and respond to Him.  If we are seeking the Truth, God will always lead us to the Truth through His Holy Spirit.  If we are seeking a counterfeit gospel with a counterfeit grace…the Lord will allow such.  God wants us to willingly follow Him.

Another scenario in the counterfeit grace scheme is losing faith all together.  As our dominion over sin is lost due to seeking schemes of man instead of the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus, we give up.  We are not strong enough to overcome our sin nature on our own.  After breaking every family curse and soul tie and binding every evil spirit you can think of, you just quit.  Give up!  This Christianity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Done, finished, quit…out! Back to the bar with your buddies.  You’re as bad off as you were when you started.

The mental ascension of our salvation to the heart is only done when we allow the Holy Spirit latitude to work in us.  This latitude is manifested when our faith remains in the finished work of Jesus.  Any processes that does not embrace faith and grace is NOT the New Covenant but works.  Jesus Christ and Him Crucified broke every soul tie and family curse and any “deliverance” after salvation is “work” added to Jesus finished work with our faith placed on the “deliverance” and not Jesus’ finished work.

In our attempts to please God, we have been so busy saying no to the devil that we forgot to say yes to God.   We only believe in God for our will and not His.  God is raising up a remnant that will seek the Truth of His Word, those who test the spirits, confirm and divide correctly the doctrine.  This remnant will not be chasing shemitah’s and harbingers; nor will they be looking for blood moons but instead for the face of Jesus.  The remnant God will raise up will be those seeking the Truth of His Word.  They will not be under strong delusion.  Discern the doctrine  you are sitting under.  If YOU are not seeking the Truth but instead are comfortable in your religion, you are in fact under strong delusion.

The finished work of Jesus is not only strong enough for salvation but for our sanctification as well.  Yes, demons are real but it is the Gospel of Jesus that breaks bondages and delivers the captives.   We are told to “preach deliverance to the captives” in Luke 4:18.  Deliverance is preaching them the Truth and the Truth will set you free (John 8:32).  My husband and I pray every night for those bound up in counterfeit grace, we pray they hear the Truth and do not reject It.  We pray for them to remember their first Love.  We pray they don’t allow their religion to keep their salvation in their minds only but that they allow the Holy Spirit to point them back to where their victory lies…at the Cross of Jesus and Him Crucified. – Donna Warren