“13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
There is no light other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He did on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer (Romans 6:14). Any other “light” (full moons, blood moons, eclipse, harbingers, shemitahs and the list goes on and on) is in fact darkness.
This Light that we have been given, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will set the captives free. It will heal the sick and mend the broken hearted for whosoever will believe upon the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. 40 days of purpose is not light. There is no “secret power” of speaking God’s Word. If we speak God’s Word to manipulate our will and not God’s Will, we are doing nothing more than using God’s Word to cast spells. The word of faith doctrine is full of witchcraft…and it’s not limited to only the pentecostal world either.
“Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?” Matthew 7:22
Doing many wonderful works in Jesus’ name is not the criteria for entering in to the Kingdom of Heaven. Prophesying in Jesus’ name is not the criteria. Just because these false apostles and deceitful workers are ministering in the Name of Jesus, recognize WHAT they are ministering. Is it another Jesus? Another gospel?
“For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:4
Methods of man and humanistic psychology appeal to the flesh and are often mistaken as “light”. They are not light; they are darkness. These “angels of light” are ministering darkness to the Body of Christ and many are following. They are being swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine. The weight of the darkness is bearing down on their faith. Their yoke is heavy. Sin has dominion over them. They celebrate recovery on Tuesday and stumble on Wednesday. This is NOT victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. This is NOT life and life more abundantly. Lying to ourselves about our condition is not deliverance from our condition.
“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Friends, there is a joy unspeakable and full of joy for those who love the Lord. Many love the Lord but are bound by darkness. Their faith is in various methods and man made doctrines to overthrow the sin that so easily besets them and they remain bound by the law of sin and death.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
If our faith is not in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ as the source and the means by which we receive anything and everything from God, the Holy Spirit is not commissioned to isolate our sin nature and free us from the law of sin and death. Due to Adam’s original fall, we are all born with a sin nature which rules and reigns in our heart until the Holy Spirit dethrones the reigning monarch and takes up residence. Our sin nature is isolated by the power of the Holy Spirit and we have dominion over sin (Romans 6:14). Again, the Holy Spirit is only commissioned to do this when our faith is placed in Jesus Christ and HIS redeeming work…this IS the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus that makes us free from the law of sin and death.
Our fight is the fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The “angels of light”, the false apostles and deceitful workers, are ministering darkness to the Body of Christ. Many of God’s Children are bound by the powers of darkness because their faith has been redirected to methods of man.
“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
-Donna Clark Warren