“28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John (John the Baptist) came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.” Matthew 21:28-32.
I wonder how many of God’s people spent time sitting on the pews in “church” learning about the blood moons, shemitahs and harbingers all in the name of “worshipping” Jesus? How about those who worship Jesus in ceremony and sabbaths? We have Christians running around in prayer shawls like they are Jewish Rabbi’s. We are instructed to pray in the Name of Jesus, not in a prayer shawl. To be sure I haven’t missed anyone, let’s talk about the 40 days of purpose. What happens the other 325 days without purpose? Have you taught or have you been taught we must break those soul ties and family curses after we are saved? I thought what Jesus did on the Cross broke those curses once I accepted Him as my Lord and Saviour. If I go back and partake in that sin again, don’t I repent and ask the Lord to deliver me from that bondage? Or do I just cast that demon out? It’s not my fault, right?
I have heard it said we need to put Christ back in Christianity. Can you see how all of those different methods can confuse and deceive a Believer? Do we even want to discuss how they appear to unbelievers? Did not the blood moons and shemitah debacle make a mockery out of what the world views as God’s people? They see us running around in our prayer shawls and we appear as the Orthodox Jewish people who don’t even believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah. I by no means wish to insult my Jewish friends and that is EXACTLY why I don’t pretend to be Jewish. 40 days of purpose tells us how to grow spiritually in 40 days without ever placing our faith in Jesus, Who He is and what He has done, to have victory in our life.
Yet, we, who still believe in the sanctifying power of the Lord Jesus Christ and refuse to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified, are the ones who are bound up in religion. We are legalistic and do not understand God’s mercy because we don’t follow schemes of man. While those who follow schemes of man have in fact mistaken God’s mercy for approval of their sin. I present the Israelites wondering around in the wilderness for 40 years, did God approve of their rebellion? I think not.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth 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 Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23.
Do you ever wonder who the Lord was speaking of in that passage? I have. Christians have encompassed the tares and wheat as unity. In the name of love they have embraced the tares. While in reality if they loved the tares, they would tell them they are tares and what happens to the tares. “As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.” Matthew 13:40. How is embracing them, so as not to offend them while knowing what will happen to them loving them? “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Galatians 4:16.
Religion has always twisted the Word of God to fit their doctrine and directed our attention and faith away from what Jesus has done on Calvary’s Cross…pay the full debt of sin for whosoever will accept Him as their Lord and Saviour. He, Jesus Christ is the One Who broke the curse of sin and He is the One Who will deliver us from that bondage. We don’t have to seek all of those schemes of man for victory over sin, we seek the One Who made a show of the demons openly for our deliverance. We hold His Name, the Name of Jesus Christ up for our deliverance. All of those schemes of man are spiritual adultery and are not of God.
There are many out of Covenant teachers, preachers and prophets who have set up their altars before God and sacrifice their works in the name of Jesus. “And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen, If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.” Genesis 4:6-7. Many of the out of Covenant preachers, teachers and prophets now see their error and repent not. Why art thou wroth? If thou does well, shalt thou not be accepted? Repent and be accepted…be determined to know nothing among you accept Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Hold His name on high and testify of His power to set the captives free. – Donna Clark Warren.