“16 And in very deed for this cause have I (God) raised you (Pharaoh) up, for to show in you My Power; and that My Name may be declared throughout all the earth.
17 As yet exalt you yourself against My People, that you will not let them go?” Exodus 9:16-17
God has allowed the false teachers and preachers to be raised up; those who have been sent a strong delusion because they do not have the love of the Truth but the love of power and control over His People, in order to show His Power.
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
The preaching of the Cross of Christ is causing the pride and stubbornness of those who have aligned themselves with unrighteous, man-made, religious doctrines and vain philosophies being taught as biblical doctrine to be made manifest. As religion waxes cold, the stubbornness of the modern day pharaohs and their followers will double down in a vain attempt to exalt themselves against God’s people and maintain their control over those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
As the plagues come through the apostate church like wildfire, the small churches who have chosen to follow their “seeker sensitive success” design for church growth instead of following the preaching of the Cross of Christ will be driven to choose between the preaching of the Cross of Christ or the methods they have proudly interwoven into the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to draw the masses.
Untold thousands attend these religious institutions every Sunday morning believing that their attendance atones for their sin. Not so. Others have been told that their sin is not sin which makes the need for a Sin Sacrifice (Jesus Christ and what He did on Calvary’s Cross to atone for sin) unnecessary.
Still, others have turned to witchcraft and superstition in a vain attempt for victory over sin by speaking incantations in order to manipulate the spirit world of righteousness. I have news for you Kenneth Copeland and all of the others following this heresy, man does not control the spirit world of righteousness nor unrighteousness for that matter. The born again Believer has power in the Name of Jesus to speak the Will of God but not to take His Word out of context in order to achieve one’s own will. If the Lord puts something on our heart, we by all means stand on His Promise. However, if we presume God’s Will for a particular circumstance and use His Name in vain, we bring reproach. God forbid no.
We must be led by the Holy Spirit and to be led by the Holy Spirit our faith must be placed in the Cross of Christ for everything that we receive from God. Jesus is the Source and His Cross the means by which we are redeemed unto God. Many who deem themselves spiritual are indeed ‘spiritual’ but not holy. They are led by demon spirits who are pointing them to that which they declare and decree for dominion over sin. If that which we say could break the power of sin in our life, the Cross of Christ was in vain. Once again, God forbid no.
“So shall they fear the Name of the Lord from the west, and His Glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19
The Spirit of the Lord is lifting up a standard against the enemy and it is the preaching of the Cross of Christ; the power of God to us who are saved (1 Corinthians 1:18). There will be many who will stubbornly align themselves with the pharaohs of the modern church and allow destruction to come before repentance of their error. The End Time church does not show Jesus in the church house reviving but instead, shows Him on the outside knocking, calling all of those who have ears to hear to come out from among them and be ye separate. He wants to come in and sup with you, not religious ceremonies and emotional entertaining the modern church has deemed ‘worship’.
“27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.
28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.
29 And Moses said, you have spoken well, I will see your face again no more.” Exodus 10:27-29
To the preachers and teachers who are preaching the Cross of Christ, the hardened hearts will wax harder before God’s people are let go…but they will be let go and God’s Glory will be seen throughout the four corners of the world. Blind eyes will see. The lame will walk and the sick in body will be healed by the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
“17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:17-18
-Donna Clark Warren