All posts by Donna Warren

IN THE BEGINNING

“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
 
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
 
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
 
5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
 
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
 
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
 
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
 
9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.
 
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
 
11 He came unto His own, and His own received him not.
 
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:
 
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:1-14
 
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehends it not. The born again Believer is to bear witness of that Light. We have been given power through the Blood of Christ Jesus to become a Child of God. This is a legal work which can only be done through the shed Blood of Christ Jesus.
 
The Cross of Christ IS the power of God for us who believe upon His Name. The light which we bear witness of is not diminish as it is spread but in fact pierces the darkness.
 
“14 For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
 
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
 
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
 
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
 
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.” Matthew 25:14-18
 
This light we bear witness of to a lost and dying world is not to be hidden…if so, it will be taken away and given to those who have an abundance of light.
 
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto Salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
 
The Light of the world has come and dwelt among us. Despised and rejected, still He paid our Redemption price that we may be a Child of God. Born again, born of the Spirit of God, we should be bearing witness of His Light and not hiding it in the darkness but exposing the darkness so that others may see the light.
 
There is power in the Cross of Christ to Save. There is power to Sanctify. Sin shall not have dominion over the Believer. The power of sin was broken at Calvary. It was laid waste; nailed to the Cross when Jesus Christ gave up the Ghost.
 
Jesus came and dwelt among us but we received Him not. He made a way that we too might be a Child of God…if only we will choose to believe upon His Name.
 
Have you believed? Do you know the power of God’s Saving Grace? Have you been washed in the Blood of Christ?
 
Today is the day of Salvation.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

TRYING THE SPIRITS

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
 
Behind every action is a spirit. Every song and every sermon there is a spirit. The forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil didn’t just serve up knowledge of ‘evil’ but knowledge of ‘good’ as well and to be sure, such knowledge is not of God because it breeds self righteousness and pride. It is the knowledge of the world; of fallen man whose moral compass is rooted in such knowledge.
 
Some can easily recognize the spirit behind the song when it is delivered. It appeals to our emotion…the same emotion pricked by the love song of a heartbroken teenager or perhaps it appeals to the emotion of the teenager’s first love and all of it’s grandeur. I’m old but I still remember; I still recognize that familiar spirit…but I also recognize the Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord for the overwhelming power of the Holy Spirit when the broken Believer humbles themselves before the Lord. I’m so thankful to know the difference in the power of God; to know the peace beyond all understanding and the joy unspeakable – no matter the circumstances.
 
It is much more difficult (I believe) to recognize the spirit behind the sermon when it is delivered. Your doctrine may be straight down the line but when it’s delivered with the wrong spirit, it does more damage than good to the work of God. The lady with the spirit of divination was correct in saying Paul and Silas were great men of God but the spirit behind her acclamations was wrong.
 
“16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
 
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
 
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.” Acts 16:16-18
 
To be clear, I’m certainly not saying these people are possessed in any manner. What I am saying though is that the spirit behind many songs and sermons will grieve the Holy Spirit and we must pray for discernment. It may seem good and even sound right but recognize the spirit behind the sermon to see whether they are being led by the Lord. The Lord does not try to exclude but seeks to include whosoever will believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
 
Try the spirits. At Calvary Jesus Christ afforded us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all Truths according to the Word of God. If it sounds right but your spirit is grieved, pray for discernment…seek understanding. If it robs you of your peace, it’s the devil seeking to kill, steal and destroy.
 
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
 
Jesus Christ has gone before us. He is perfectly capable of authoring and finishing our faith. Be determined to know nothing else. Know in Whom you have believed…let not your spirit be grieved.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

PRAY FOR THE LABORERS

1 Now we beseech you, Brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,
 
2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
 
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 
4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
 
Many believe the day of the Lord is at hand. No man knows the day nor the hour that the Lord will return for His Children but we do know it could happen at any time. There is nothing else in Scripture that needs to happen before His return. Nevertheless their remains a people who do not believe the great falling away is happening right now as we speak.
 
For years I have said that much of the harvest is sitting in the pews every Sunday morning in need of nothing. Sadly they have fallen away. Hearing, they hear not. Seeing, they see not and neither do they understand that there is a great falling away and they are part of it. The Endtime Apostate Church who desperately seeks revival cannot hear Jesus on the outside knocking but continue looking for Him among their foolishness. The fire tunnels, white witchcraft and seeker sensitive garbage cloaked in Scripture keeps them focused on everything but Jesus Christ and Him crucified…who HE is and what HE has done to break the power of sin in their lives is dismissed as rudimentary; “Christianity 101”.
 
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
 
36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
 
37 Then said He unto His Disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
 
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:35-37
 
Hear me friends, if your heart is not filled with compassion when you see the multitudes in the great falling away; if you are not concerned for the eternal souls of those who are fainting under the heavy yoke of another Jesus and another gospel being presented to them every Sunday morning as they raise their hands in a form of worship but their hearts are far from the God of the Bible; than you too are of another spirit.
 
PRAY for the laborers. Pray for the Lord to send forth His Laborers into the harvest and with they go into the synagogues of the fallen away don’t crucify them as compromising but keep praying… they are the laborers of the Lord that we have prayed for and they are going about doing the work of God. They’re hearts SHOULD be filled with compassion for these people who are bound…and so should ours.
 
PRAY for the laborers. The harvest is great.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

THE TRIMMED WICKS OF THE FOOLISH

“1 Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
 
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
 
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
 
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
 
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
 
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him.
 
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
 
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
 
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
 
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
 
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
 
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” Matthew 25:1-12
It is the midnight hour. The time for slumbering and sleep has well past. The religious activities may trim the lamps of the religious but it will not fill them with oil.
Doing many wonderful works, prophesying and casting out demons in Jesus Name does NOT mean our lamps are filled with oil.
 
“22 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?
 
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23
 
The preacher can’t effectively preach and the teachers can’t effectively teach if our lamps aren’t filled with oil…no matter how trim that wick may be.
 
There are too many foolish virgins slumbering at the midnight hour while the other Marthas are busy zealously trimming their wicks.
 
We need some Mary’s; some wise virgins – those who know how to touch God because their faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ to supply all of their needs according to His riches in glory to stand up and declare to the people the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified; to lift HIM up to the people so the oil will began filling their lamps. HE is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus Christ paid the price of your Redemption AND theirs if they too will just choose to believe. Lift HIM up to the congregation so that He may draw all men to Him, both the Saved and the sinner.
 
It is midnight. There are many asleep while others are zealously trimming their wicks. The door will soon shut. Seeing they see not. Hearing they hear not and neither do they understand. Nevertheless, Go and Tell. Eternal souls are at stake.
 
There is but ONE WAY to fill our lamp with oil and that is faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit will not operate with our faith in the sincerity of our wick trimming – just ask Cain. He will not fill Martha’s lamp as she scurries about doing many wonderful works.
 
“38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He (Jesus) entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.
 
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His Word.
 
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
 
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:
 
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42
 
Choose that good part. Keep your lamps full. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

GO AND TELL

9 And He (GOD) said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
 
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9-10
 
Nevertheless, our commission is to GO AND TELL! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God yet many who hear, will not understand…nevertheless, go and tell.
 
As we look around us and see the Endtime Apostate Church surrounding us at every turn, remember the Lord is knocking at their door seeking those whose heart is perfect toward Him to come out from among the heresy and be ye separate.
 
Will they hear? Not if we don’t go and tell.
 
Will they understand? That’s not our business. We don’t know the heart of man. We don’t know who is in the fight of their lives and are getting swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine coming down the pike.
 
“15 And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
 
16 He that believes and is baptized shall be Saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.” Mark 16:15-16
 
For us who have believed, we are baptized into Jesus’ Death; dead unto the sin nature which has set on the throne of our hearts for so long. No longer bound to sin but free to live for God IF we so choose. The unbeliever cannot live unto God because their sin nature still reigns in their heart. They cannot help but to serve sin.
 
“3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?
 
4 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.
 
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection:
 
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
 
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Romans 6:3-7
 
Being dead unto sin, we can now walk in the newness of life that Christ Jesus afforded whosoever will believe.
 
This is the answer to man’s dilemma. The Cross of Christ must be lifted up among the camp; among those who hear but understand not. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is just as much for the Saint as it is for the sinner. There is no graduating class.
 
Go and Tell. Preach the Gospel…in season and out of season. For some, their eyes may dim and their ears grow heavy but for others…for those whose hearts are perfect toward the Lord Jesus Christ, He is standing their knocking; wanting to come sup with them. The Holy Spirit will draw all men unto Him when the Cross of Christ is lifted us as the answer. We are forever being called unto Holiness and Righteousness, no matter our condition.
 
Jesus Christ is ALIVE. He wants to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are perfect toward Him. GO AND TELL…tell them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

BELIEVE THE GOSPEL

“3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
 
4 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 11:3-4
 
There are too many who have heard another gospel; they even recognized it as another gospel but decided to ‘pick out the good parts’ and have willing decided to bear with it for the sake of “unity”. They are indifferent to the wiles of satan and sit idly by as he corrupts the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to Brethren. Like a virus, this wickedness spreads throughout the body and changes the simplicity of faith in the Cross of Christ to meet the every need of man to method into a philosophy from the vanities of man’s mind.
 
These vain philosophies are being taught as Biblical doctrine behind many a pulpit as those who are supposed to know better; the elders of the church have either sat idly by OR accepted it themselves and are now propagators of such nonsense themselves.
 
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.” Jude 1:3
 
If you’ve been touched by God and know the power of God in your heart and life, contend for the faith in the Cross of Christ…contend for our Christian values. Let no man come before you preaching another gospel for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Don’t bear with the preachers and teachers of another gospel but contend for the faith.
 
“14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God,
 
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel.” Mark 1:14-15
 
Repent and believe the Gospel.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

EXAMINE YOURSELVES

There are many people in hell today who thought they were Saved because a man made religion told them such. Whether they were confirmed at the age of 13, recited a prayer at the age of 10, completed sacraments or merely joined the big ‘church’ on the corner which is really nothing more than a religious civic organization, there are indeed many who think they are Saved but are far from the Lord. I know this because I was one of them. The devil will tell the sinner they’re Saved and the Saint they’re not Saved. He lies and is the father of lies. Our plumb line is the Word of God and that is why we must know It for ourselves…not just what somebody says it says.
 
“21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.
 
22 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?
 
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
 
As a young child I was Saved at a local church but as I grew older I walked away from the Lord. At one time in my teenage years I even professed to be an atheist. Throughout my 20’s I was comfortable joking about ‘you’ religious folk. Then in my 30’s – 40’s I ‘matured’ enough to profess that I believed in Jesus Christ and even declared myself a ‘Christian’.
 
Was I Saved? Absolutely not. My heart was far from God. I simply knew the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and was superstitious. No way would I say I wasn’t a Christian for that meant I would go to hell. It was fear of what would happen if I said I wasn’t a Christian…but it was the same fear that would make my heart drop when a black cat would cross the street in front of me or if I found a penny on tails. It wasn’t a fear of the Lord but fear of the circumstances….it was superstition and nothing more.
 
On top of that, I was born in the USA. I mean, we are a Christian Nation, right? So yes, I declared myself a Christian but I was nothing more than a lukewarm Christian living under the banner of Christianity but bringing much reproach to the Name of the Lord.
 
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3
 
When I was born again 2013, there was a change in my heart. That ‘new creature’ promised me in the Word of God was created in me. Am I perfect? Just ask my dear husband…no! Do I have a heart for God, for the things of God? Yes, I do. To be sure, it’s not my sincerity that secures my Salvation though. It’s my faith; faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified that secures my justification.
 
There are many, praise the Lord, who are Born Again. I, just like so many others, are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses – those who have the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and the work He has done in their hearts as well. This is not just ‘my story’ but it’s the story of so very many. We are no longer ‘religious’ and we are far from perfect but we have been Born Again…born of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. We have been baptized into HIS death and are dead to the sin nature which reigned in our hearts for so long. There is a liberty in not ‘having’ to sin. We have the ability to say yes to the Lord instead of yes to sin and it is a peace beyond all understanding.
 
Prophesying in the Name of Jesus, casting out devils in the Name of Jesus or doing many wonderful works in the Name of Jesus does not secure one’s Salvation. Being Born Again, born of the Spirit of God; spiritually alive unto God through the precious Blood of Jesus secures our Salvation and it’s only requirement is faith…simply faith in Jesus that His finished work is sufficient to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the believing Saint.
 
There are many religious who think they are Saved but they have never been Born Again. Sadly, they know the doctrine of their religion but have no relationship whatsoever with Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done. Their Jesus is another Jesus and their gospel another gospel. They are accursed and following their religious leaders to the gates of a devil’s hell.
 
I don’t say these things with any gladness of heart. I simply say them because I have lived them and know many others who are currently doing the same. I simply ask you to examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith or not. Time is short. This world is waxing worse and worse but the Blood of Jesus still Saves; His Eyes are still searching to and fro to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him. Seek Him while He may be found.
 
“Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates?” 2 Corinthians 13:5
 
-Donna Clark Warren

THE EFFICACY OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

When the Believer finally comes to the understanding that God’s Righteousness and His Justification rest solely and precisely on the efficacy of the Finished Work of Christ Jesus, we will stop striving to gain this status through our ‘good works’ and learn to rest in Jesus’ Work.
 
We are Justified by faith and we are Sanctified by Faith. Once we are Born Again, we CONTINUE looking unto the Cross of Christ for the increase. No manipulation needed…no twisting of Scripture, no doing of good works; civic works given to the Believer to promote the status of the religious organization, aka the church, among the community. No, not at all. Those religious yokes are heavy and there is no rest for the weary. Through simple faith in the Cross of Christ for all that we need for life and living, we give the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do in our hearts; we give Him latitude to circumcise our heart with the circumcision without hands. We allow Him to remove those things which are not of God and give us the desires of our heart which will in turn always line up with God’s desires. The Holy Spirit is commissioned to superintend the work of God in our hearts and to produce fruit unto God for the world to see. We don’t have to fake it until we make it. We don’t have to lie to ourselves or unto God about our present circumstances. We simply cry out to God for help and His Arm is not shortened. He will reach down into the deepest depths and rip us from satan’s grip when we look unto the Cross of Christ Jesus for our help.
 
“3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
 
4 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 Cor. 11:3-4
 
The simplicity of the Gospel doesn’t change after our Salvation but man being man will always try to make it harder. Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ for all that you need. Look unto Him expecting . He will supply all of your needs according to HIS riches in Glory. It is the efficacy of the Cross of Christ that many put on trial when it comes to our need. We either believe or we don’t. Lord help our unbelief, give us the increase according to your riches in glory. God knows our need whether it be physical, spiritual or financial and He is fully capable of meeting that need. Trust Him.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

STILL SMALL VOICE

“1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
 
2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
 
3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.” Numbers 25:1-3
 
If we foolishly believe that we can pick out the ‘good’ in one’s ministry and dismiss the ‘bad’, we have gone a whoring with the children of Moab ourselves. It’s not that we ‘dismiss’ the Lord and His precepts when we do such but that we DON’T dismiss their ways as the wrong way. Too many joyfully stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have gone a whoring after the daughters of Moab without ever telling them. As the daughters perish, so too are those who stand beside them comforting them as they are living a life of spiritual defeat while grasping at the altars of Cain. With our mouths we indeed worship the Lord but our hearts are far from Him as we stand in unity…committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
 
Satan, by and through religious teachers and preachers, associate religious idolatry with Christ, recognize the ‘good’ in ALL religions and provide a form of worship that appeals to man’s natural heart. If Satan can give a religious rite or a sanctimonious ceremony in order to bring us closer to God…something that ‘we’ can do, our carnal mind can intellectually interpret it; the world accepts it and off to Moab we go a whoring. Make no mistake, there is a Golden Calf on every street corner in every town with their doors wide open to all Christians who profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour seeking for us to join with them; to align ourselves with their ways so we may serve as bait for others. The devils no fool and if we think he is, we are being played the fool.
 
“1 Know ye not, Brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?
 
2 For the woman which has an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.” Romans 7:1-2
 
When we commit spiritual adultery with the daughters of Moab, we are no longer dead to the law by the Baptism into the Death of Jesus but are in fact alive unto our old husband; joining ourselves spiritually with him by faith in his precepts for righteousness.
 
“3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?
 
4 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 6:3-4
 
We are either dead to the former spouse (the law) through the Blood of Christ Jesus or we are alive unto Him. It is where our faith is placed that determines in whom we are going to join ourselves with…the daughters of Moab or the Cross of Christ.
 
“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
 
The Believer cannot remain in an unscriptural environment and remain spiritually clean as it regards false doctrine. When our faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ for the answer to our dilemma…whatever that dilemma might be, we remain dead to our former husband and alive unto God; spiritually alive and able to worship Him in spirit and in truth…not merely a form. It is the Holy Spirit and Him ALONE Who can free us from the Law of Sin and Death and place us squarely under the Government of Grace. The Government of Law, where our former spouse abides, is not going to free us from his dominion but deceitfully bring us back into captivity. Rewrapped and cloaked in religious precepts, our natural heart lusts for his ways.
 
“4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
 
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.
 
6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth, and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:4-6
 
The Holy Spirit lusts to envy; He wants to free us from the law of our former spouse and take back what the devil has stolen. He wants to set at liberty the captive and heal the sick but He cannot do so when we are looking to and joining with the world and it’s precepts for victorious Christian living.
 
We are of God and he that knows God hears us. Listen for that still small Voice. He is calling His People out from among the daughters of Moab; He’s standing at the door knocking.
 
“12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small Voice.
 
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19: 12-13
 
God is not in your storms. He is not in your earthquake. Not trusting in His Grace, you have run and hid in the caves of religious rites…but there remains a Voice; a still small Voice Who is wanting to use you; wanting you to attend to your ministry He has given you – your perfect purpose according to His Will. Come out from among them. Listen to the still small Voice and just believe.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

BALAK’S MOUTHPIECE

“19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: has He said, and shall He not do it? or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
 
20 Behold, I have received Commandment to bless: and He has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” Numbers 25:19-20
 
There are far too many Balaks out there aligning themselves with the prophet’s of God wanting nothing more than for the prophet to curse the People of God. Sadly, instead of seeking the Face of God for His Will in the matter, they will quickly be the mouthpiece for the enemy instead the Lord. It is God’s Will for all to come to the saving knowledge of Him…not just who ‘we’ deem worthy. Job’s friends are a dime a dozen.
 
Don’t be a mouthpiece for Balak. God is not a man that He should lie. That which He has blessed shall be blessed. They may be limping through this life in Egypt but if they have excepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, they SHALL be blessed.
 
When we see our Brethren struggling point them to the answer in which they seek…the ONLY answer to man’s dilemma; Jesus Christ and Him crucified. At Calvary, Jesus paid the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe but He also broke the power of sin for whosoever will believe. Many are still struggling in their own power to overcome the power of sin. Just because we may know the answer, doesn’t mean we’re supposed to get that talent and bury it until the Lord returns. NO!! We must go invest it into others who are bound. Perhaps they don’t know the difference between forgiveness and deliverance…and neither did we at one time or another.
 
Don’t be Balak’s mouthpiece. When Balak comes alongside and promises you the riches of the world to curse the People of God; recognize he (or she) are nothing more than the complainer looking for a mouthpiece to align himself.
 
God is not a man that He should lie. His People belong to Him and He is fully capable of keeping them according to His Will and His timing. How dare us try to reverse what God has meant for good in the life of the Brethren.
 
-Donna Clark Warren