“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of The Gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” 2 Timothy 1:8-9.
The Lord has not called a sinful people to be His people. He has not called us according to our works to be His people. The Lord Jesus Christ has called whosoever will accept Him as their Lord and Saviour to be His people.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17.
The modern apostate church must repent of playing the harlot and following every wind of doctrine that comes down satan’s pike. They must repent of seducing the children to another bridegroom for their deliverance and every day living for Christ. There are many of God’s Children who remain in bondage because they have sought another for their victory. For some the bondage is religion and they do not see themselves as bound. They are used as bait by satan to seduce other’s into the same bondage. They twist the Word of God to make themselves appear holy to the babes and unlearned who blindly follow them into a ditch.
The Lord Jesus Christ did not call us to be holy without equipping us to be able to be holy. It is not our works that deem us holy. We are called to be obedient to God’s plan for our Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ and our Sanctification through the Blood of Jesus Christ. The modern church does not teach or preach Sanctification through the Blood of Jesus. They somehow believe the Lord’s Arm is shortened when it comes to being able to deliver His own and teach their many ways of victory over our sin nature thus deeming us holy. This is spiritual adultery.
Religion directs our faith to another for our Sanctification. Let us be clear, if we could overcome our sin nature by any other means than Jesus Christ and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross, Jesus Christ would not have had to go to Calvary’s Cross. Do you get that? I’m not trying to be harsh but I want you to know…you cannot have victory, you cannot be delivered nor can you be holy UNLESS your faith is placed solely and exclusively in Jesus and what He has done for us on Calvary’s Cross. Any other method, no matter how holy and religious it seems will not and cannot give us victory. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2. The law of the Holy Spirit is the requirement of faith in Jesus, Who He is and what He has done, to make us free from sin and death. With our faith placed in all of these other methods for victory, the Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from sin and death.
I realize this flies in the face of most of the religious doctrines running the gamut today. However, I also realize the harlot of false doctrine is flying in the face of the Lord Jesus Christ. HE is the One Who paid the price for our Salvation. HE is also the One Who is able to establish unto Himself a holy people. Please understand, and I say this sincerely, if you don’t see this…well, you are blinded by it. If you cannot see the faith of God’s children being directed to another for their sanctification through these different schemes of man, then the chances are high that your faith is in another. Don’t take my word for it though. Put aside everything I have said and everything you have learned from man and seek the Lord Jesus for answers. Look unto Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith and the Holy Spirit will guide you into all Truths – line upon line and precept upon precept. His Arm is not shortened. The Lord Jesus Christ will deliver His people from the harlot of false doctrine…but we must seek Him for deliverance.
“The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.” Deuteronomy 28:9.
-Donna Clark Warren