“8 For thus says the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in My Name: I have not sent them, says the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:8-9
The requirement for entering in to the Kingdom of Heaven is not prophesying in the Name of Jesus (Matthew 7:22-23). The religious Israelites who rebelled against God and did not go into Babylonian captivity thought themselves to be blessed and the captives cursed.
Satan certainly cannot change the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Atonement is finished, the Veil is rent and whosoever believes Jesus Christ is the ONLY source and His death on Calvary’s Cross is the ONLY means by which we are reconciled to God the Father, shall be saved (John 14:6). Knowing this, Who Jesus is and what He has done, leaves no doubt to His Resurrection. Jesus Christ is alive and sitting at the Right Hand of God. We either believe this to be true or we believe it to be a lie. With our free will, we are given the ability to choose. Once we choose to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, the Holy Spirit comes to abide in our heart. It is then and there that the circumcision without hands begins (Colossians 2:11-12) and we are made a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17).
“Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4
Being baptized into His death, the penalty of sin is paid in full and the power of sin broken (Romans 6:14) and we walk in newness of life. The Holy Spirit, who now resides in our heart, isolates the sin nature of which we are all born with due to Adam’s fall, hence the dominion of sin for whosoever will believe. We are now freely given to be partakers in God’s Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4) and no longer ruled (dominated) by our sin nature. Before our Salvation, we could not submit to God willingly. We had to choose to believe. What a glorious day that was and forever will be for all who have decided to follow Jesus!!
Then comes religion; prophets who prophesy falsely and deceive the very elect with their vain philosophies. Prophesying in Jesus’ Name, cast out devils in Jesus Name and do many wonderful works (Matthew 7:22-23). They are satan’s instruments used to corrupt the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. These false apostles and deceitful workers transform themselves into ministers of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:13-14) as they declare the rebellious blessed and the captives cursed.
“11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Beware of false prophets prophesying peace, peace; flattery does not seek Truth but favor of man. God has an expected end for those who seek His Will and follow Him. Keep running the race.
“And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23
-Donna Clark Warren