“ But when the Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me:” John 15:26.
The modern church will be judged for refusing to judge evil as evil. Sympathizing, compromising and unifying with the world in order to win the world is not declaring the Gospel of Jesus to the four corners of the world. Instead it is a cloak of deception which presents philosophies and superstitions as the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Please understand, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a method and these vain superstitions and philosophies will not grow a relationship with our Lord Jesus.
“He that has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves Me: and he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21.
One of the results of love is obedience to that which is loved…because it is out of love that the obedience is done. How does one know Jesus, Who He is and what He has done, if philosophies from the hearts of man are taught behind the pulpits? Harbingers, shemitahs, blood moons, prayer shawls, feasts, festivals and ceremonies appeal to the flesh but are nothing more than superstition. It is the same seducing spirit behind old Jewish mysticism wrapped in a new package for the modern church to get their eyes off of Jesus, or rather keep their eyes off of Jesus and keep them focused on the ceremonies. Their ceremonies attempt to rival the atoning work of Jesus as holy. Please don’t say the ceremonies and festivals are done to honor God because they are not honoring God but bringing reproach upon the work of the Lord. They distract the Believer by veiling the evil motives of the seducing spirits through their (the Believer’s) reverence for God and cause them to continually look to and depend upon the ceremonies for their perceived holiness. It would not be called deceit if it wasn’t deceitful.
“ Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto Me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble unto Me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.” Isaiah 1:13-15.
It is not a new thing that God’s people are swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine because of seducing spirits. The Israelites removed their eyes from God and placed them on the ceremonies as well as we see in the above Scripture. The allurements of the world has not changed and neither has the Lord our God.
“Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:” Isaiah 1:16-19.
There is but one way the Holy Spirit is commissioned to open the eyes of our heart and that is the closest thing to a “method” the Word of God gives. It is through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross that the Holy Spirit is commissioned to free us from sin and death. The modern church will be judged for not judging that which competes with the work of Jesus for atonement, deliverance and holiness.
“ I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?” 1 Corinthians 6:5.
Come, let us reason….
-Donna Clark Warren