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GREATER IS HE

“4 You 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
 
There are many things in this world that are greater than we are. The devil himself is stronger than us. Our willpower cannot overcome the powers of darkness. Our God-given talents and intellect can defeat the wickedness of the worldly ways. We can quote all of the Scripture at the devil we want, and it will not stop the power of satan. I remind you, the devil knows the Scriptures better than most Christians.
 
There is ONE Who is Greater and there is NOTHING greater than HE in this world and that is the Spirit of the Lord. If the Spirit of the Lord is not working on our behalf, we are headed for destruction. Our foe is not defeated.
 
It is the Holy Spirit alone Who superintends the Work of God in our lives. As we vainly attempt to manipulate the righteous spirit world with our religious incantations, it is “WE”, not “HE Who is within us” who is engaging in a battle with the enemy of our soul.
 
Understand this, there is no further “battle” needed for victory over sin. The battle has been won. The enemy is indeed a defeated foe. When Jesus Christ gave up the Ghost at Calvary and uttered the words “It is Finished”, the penalty of sin was and is and will forever be paid for whosoever will believe AND the power of sin utterly broken. Jesus Christ made a show openly of every demon in hell; HE spoiled EVERY evil plan of every wicked principality and power at the Cross. It’s just that simple.
 
Sadly though many are taught that they must engage in this battle of victory over sin. No, not at all. As a Believer, the only fight we are called to fight is the good fight of faith. That’s it. Nothing more. With our faith properly placed in the Cross of Christ and not in our part of this man made method for victory over sin, the Holy Spirit is commissioned to perform HIS Ministry in our lives. As previously stated, it is HE (the Holy Spirit) Who is greater and can utterly expel those evil desires in the heart of man…yes, even us sanctified, Born Again folks whose heart will so easily and readily deceive us if we don’t rightfully discern the Word of God.
 
There is a fight to be won and the Holy Spirit lusts to envy; He is jealous over those things we give over to other methods for this victory. I’m speaking here to Believers whose faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ for our Salvation. It is that SAME faith, faith in the Finished Word of Christ Jesus, that engages the Holy Spirit to do His mighty work in our lives. It is then that He is able to produce fruit unto God. Not when we talk about it. Not when we think about it. But when we do it…purposefully place our faith in the Cross of Christ by denying ourselves, picking up all that He afforded us at Calvary and following Him. Then is enemy defeated. Then is the battle won. Then and only then will God be glorified.
 
The world does not understand the things of the Spirit of God. It is foolishness to them. Sadly, many carnally minded Christians also believe the Cross of Christ for daily living for God is foolishness and they too are perishing. Bound to worldly ways, the world is overtaking them one precept at a time. One line at a time, satan is making his play in their hearts. Surely in vain the net is spread in front of them and they will soon be captured if they do not turn from their wicked ways and fight that good fight of faith.
 
Fight the good fight of faith. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
 
-Donna Clark Warren

THE TIME HAS COME

Man and/or mama-appointed leadership in the church has led the church astray into nefarious forms of religious rites. Social justice and political correctness cloaked in Scripture is the gospel presented to make the world a “better place”. It is another gospel and another Jesus and it’s road leads to destruction.
 
Judgement begins at the House of the Lord. As the church goes, so goes the nation. As God’s People, WE MUST turn from our wicked ways; forsake these religious rites given for victorious Christian living and return to our First Love – Jesus Christ. Jesus alone is the answer.
 
At Calvary, Jesus Christ paid the price for the believing sinner’s Redemption AND HE alone has the power to possess the Believer and utterly expel all manner of wicked desires. This dominion over sin is not ours to ‘gain’ by and through self will, intellect, ability or religious rites but rather ours to MAINTAIN by the same faith that brought us into the Kingdom of God…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
Our First Love remains at the door knocking. Come out from among the apostate church and be ye separate. The Blood of Christ still Saves; He still delivers. There remains a Sacrifice for sin if we will simple choose HIM – Jesus Christ.
 
“16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
 
17 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?
 
18 And if the righteous scarcely be Saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
 
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the Will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:16-19
 
-Donna Clark Warren

CONFOUNDING THE WISE

“26 For you see your calling, Brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
 
27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
 
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
 
29 That no flesh should glory in His Presence.” 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
 
Now (nor ever for that matter) is the time for any Born Again Believer to depend on self. If we walk after the flesh, the righteousness of the Law will not be fulfilled in us but rather we will be condemned by the Law.
 
Our faith is objective, based on a fact, not subjective where it is based on personal opinion. There are a multitude of professing “Christian” religions whose faith is subjective. I believe this, you believe that and it’s all based on personal opinion but not matter the case according to their religious rites we are all Saved. NOT SO!
 
While on the other hand, other religions will exclude all of the “whosoevers” because according to their subjections, another has not passed their specific litmus test for Salvation (Water baptism, church membership, speaking in tongues, etc.). Again, NOT SO!
 
Subjective faith is the unity which the world is seeking. Whether your religion may be political correctness, social justice, islam or Christianity, the world wants us all to unite under a form of subjective faith. According to them we all serve the same god but have different methods of reaching Him. It’s all just a matter of opinion and if you disagree, then you are the “bad guy” for refusing to unite under such a banner.
 
This unity appeals to the flesh. It gives you the warm and fuzzies for making “peace” when in reality for all who turn their back on Jehovah God, they are at war with Him and wherever we may go, the Hand of God is against us. We may be at “peace” with the enemy but the Hand of God is working against us and not for us. To be sure, this is not God’s Will but our choice when we choose to go against God’s Plan of our Salvation and daily living for God.
 
The Believer’s faith is objective. Our faith is based on a reality; a fact that can never be changed. The Object of our faith is Jesus Christ is the Source and His Cross the means by which we receive from God. This is not just some form of religion or doctrine but God’s only begotten Son, God manifest in the flesh, Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner AND break the power of sin for the believing Saint. Then and only then is the righteousness of the Law fulfilled in us. Only then will God’s Divine Grace expel the lawlessness that so easily abounds in our flesh and take His rightful place on the throne of our heart. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to do these things when our faith is in an invention of man’s mind.
 
The Believer’s faith is objective but if it’s in the wrong object, there remains no sacrifice for our sins.
 
“26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth, there remains no more Sacrifice for sins,
 
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Hebrews 10:26-27
 
When the object of our faith turns from the Cross of Christ and to another object, there is therefore a condemnation…a fearful looking for of judgment because we are walking after the flesh and not the Spirit by Grace through faith in the Cross of Christ.
 
We must as a Born Again Believer dismiss any and all notions of some sort of “subjective faith”. There is no unity is subjective faith but a delusion…a strong delusion. Our faith is objective; it is based on a reality…our faith is based on Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

LIFE AND GODLINESS

The world has not become more “Christian” because the seeker sensitive/social justice church has made league with them but rather the church has become more worldly. No longer can the separation be seen between the “Christian” and the world. Joining the world to overcome the world has left too many Christians spiritually defeated and their faith is in danger of destruction.
“3 According as His Divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue:
 
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4
The Lord has given unto us all things pertaining to life and godliness. No where in the Word of God does the Lord tell us to join the world to overcome the world. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Forsake the vain philosophies cloaked in Scripture and presented by man as biblical doctrine and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ for all things that pertain unto life and godliness. Jesus is the Source and His Cross the means by which we receive from God…not the vanities from the minds of man. Jesus Christ afforded us this Divine Nature when He gave up the Ghost on Calvary yet religion strives daily to hinder us from partaking and it (religion) has worked.
Believe upon the Cross of Christ to break the power of sin in your life. Believe upon Him for victorious Christian living so that others may see and come out from among them as well. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to circumcise our heart and remove those things which are not pleasing unto God but we usurp that ministry when we go the ways of the world for victory. There is no peace beyond understanding; there is no joy unspeakable when we do not partake in God’s Divine Nature.
Choose this day in whom you are going to serve. He stands at the door knocking wanting you to partake in Him…wanting you to taste and see that He is good.
“4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
 
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
 
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
 
7 The Angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them.
 
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him.
 
9O fear the Lord, ye His Saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him.” Psalms 34:4-9
-Donna Clark Warren

DIVINE GRACE

It is the Divine Grace of God that flows uninterrupted in the Believer’s life that changes us from glory to glory into the image of God by faith in the Cross of Christ alone. This is the Fruit of the Spirit that brings glory to God. We can’t manifest this ourselves but it is a spiritual work done by the Holy Spirit when we look unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Holy Spirit circumcises our hearts and removes those things which are not pleasing to God.
 
Too many of us unknowingly try to perform the ministry of the Holy Spirit by doing these things ourselves. When we stop applying vain philosophies in a sincere effort to gain these spiritual victories and instead apply faith the size of a mustard seed into Jesus Christ as the Source and His Cross as the means by which we receive the power of the Holy Spirit to break the chains of sin, we will see victory as the Holy Spirit does what He is commissioned to do.
 
Our faith is placed in the Jesus Christ, Who HE is and what HE has done and the Holy Spirit will go to work making those crooked paths straight.
 
Look unto Jesus. Those who believe do not follow the signs and wonders but signs and wonders will follow us.
 
“17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
 
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the Glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
 
-Donna Clark Warren

PROPER ATONEMENT

For the believing sinner, Salvation is not made without the proper atonement for sin. Jesus Christ came to die to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner. At Calvary, He and He alone atoned for our sin. Knowing Who Jesus is and what He did, there is no doubt as to His Resurrection. At Salvation we are Born Again and made a new creature, not a rehabilitated creature. There is a witness to our spirit that we are a Child of God. The lost do not understand this witness for they cannot discern the things of the Spirit no matter their intellect.
 
“11 But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you.
 
12 Therefore, Brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
 
13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.
 
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
 
16 The Spirit itself (Himself) bears witness with our spirit, that we are the Children of God:” Romans 8:11-16
 
For the believing Saint, Sanctification is not afforded without the proper atonement for sin. At Calvary, Jesus Christ broke the power of sin for whosoever will believe. This is where many Christians stumble and remain in the wilderness far too long. They are Saved but never made into the image of God from glory to glory by the Spirit of God by Grace through faith. Religion has swept them away into a world of superstition, mysticism and witchcraft…all in the Name of Jesus. Their faith is incantations and many wonderful works as they set about doing community service…all in the Name of Jesus.
 
“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, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23
 
It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to isolate the sin nature which dwells in all of us due to the fall of Adam. When our faith is redirected into our good works, even those things which are Scriptural (aka Bible reading, prayer, etc.) for victory over our sin nature, we do not give the Holy Spirit the latitude He needs and desires to remove those things in our heart which are not pleasing unto the Lord. The Holy Spirit is jealous over those things that we do for victorious Christian living; those things that we believe we can do on our own but continue striving in our flesh to overcome. In a moments time the Spirit of God can lay waste every sin that so easily besets us if we will simply look unto the proper Atonement given mankind for this victory…Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
At Calvary, there is dominion over sin for the believing Saint. Look to Jesus and He will author and finish your faith just like the Bible says. Old things will pass away and all things become new when we look to the ONLY Atonement made for sin; otherwise we are producing fruit unto death and remain in the wilderness.
 
“O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the Truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” Galatians 3:1
 
Galatianism is alive and well in the church today and has left many of God’s Children in bondage. Come out from among them. Jesus Christ stands at the door knocking…He’s not on the inside. There is still a work to be done in ALL of us who believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep knocking. Keep seeking. To him who much is given, much is required. Don’t look back but forward. Time is short and the harvest is great.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

ETERNALLY CONSCIOUS

There are many who know the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified but they keep it in their pocket. They don’t want to be converted by the Cross of Christ because it will hinder their best life now agenda therefore they keep this knowledge in their pocket in order to use it when death comes knocking on their door so that they may have eternal life in Heaven.
 
Can Jesus Save the dying thief on the cross? Absolutely. Anyone who calls upon the Name of Jesus this side of Heaven can and will be Saved on the condition of accepting HIM as their Lord and Saviour. We are Saved by Grace through Faith. Our Salvation is not of works, lest any man should boast.
 
HOWEVER, the irreparable harm that is done in the lives of others, those that surround the thief who has the Gospel in his pocket but rejects the Salvation of which it offers, cannot be undone when the thief accepts Christ.
 
I feel strongly in my heart that they’re many in this world today that the Lord is wanting to use to bring their’s into the Kingdom of God….their loved ones; their children, parents, brothers, sisters, co-workers, etc. but pride stands in the way.
 
“22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
 
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
 
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” Luke 16:22-24
 
Hell is real. Hell is eternal. Hell is a CONSCIOUS eternity. The rich man today is still seeking for that water which he will never have. I can’t help but wonder, did someone keep the Gospel from him; did they keep the knowledge in their pocket for their use at a later date for eternal Salvation OR was he the one with the knowledge in his pocket with good intentions of accepting when all other measures were exhausted for their best life. We never know the day nor the hour that the Lord will demand of us our soul. In our carnal minds we may have it all planned out but quite frankly that’s foolish. The gates of hell open wide for those who believe such and once the gates of hell close behind the lost soul it is indeed eternal. There is no purgatory…that too is a lie from the devil.
 
If you are one who has been keeping the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified in your pocket for a later date, I urge you today to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. TODAY is the day of Salvation. There are those around you, YOUR loved ones that need to see YOU converted into the image of Christ Jesus so that they too can believe. There are eternal souls in your path that the Lord is wanting to use YOU for His Glory in their lives but until you pull that knowledge out of your pocket and submit unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified, the damage done continues to worsen. I life misspent can certainly and will always be forgiven upon repentance but the damage cannot be undone.
 
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Be the vessel the Lord wills you to be…not the vessel we will ourselves to be. The Holy Spirit is jealous over the powers of darkness that has control of your life and HE and HE alone if fully capable of apprehending those powers and lay them waste if we will simply submit unto the Cross of Christ for our Salvation AND for our daily living for God.
 
The Promises of God are yes and amen but they are also conditional…conditional on conversion which is repugnant to the carnal mind which is precisely why we keep them in our pocket; we don’t want to be converted. I speak because I know. For most of my life I confessed Christianity because I had knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified but just like so many today, I kept this knowledge in my pocket for use if I got sick, got old, got old and sick. You name it, I had an excuse for it.
 
However, praise be to God His Arm was not and is not shortened. I stand here today converted. Not perfect, but converted. Daily submitting unto the Cross of Christ; daily fighting the good fight of faith in the Cross of Christ and able to live unto God because I applied the knowledge of the Gospel to my own heart and it is doing just what the Bible says it will do. It removes those things that are not pleasing to God and places in my heart the desires of God. It reveals to me those things that are not pleasing to God and points me to Calvary for deliverance. This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit. This is His Commission in the hearts of the Believer.
 
This glorious Gospel has this effect on all who believe with their heart that Jesus Christ is Lord but it will do nothing if we keep it in our pocket.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE

“1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the Truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
 
2 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
 
3 Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:1-3
 
Too many Christians are stuck in the 7th chapter of Romans. They began in the Spirit but now try in vain to be made perfect by flesh. Humanistic psychology cloaked in Scripture has taken the place of the Cross of Christ and the Cross of Christ has been made of no effect in their lives.
 
“22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
 
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
 
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:22-24
 
They are sincere but sincerely wrong. They delight in the law of God and strive in vain to do that which is right according to His Word but quickly find that what they want to do and what they do are two completely different things. Having looked to the law of our mind; the vain philosophies of humanistic psychology, which appear to be good and right, our members war against us. The sin nature which dwells in us because of Adam’s fall is quickened by these nefarious laws and quickly bring us into submission .
 
If we think for one minute that we can have victory over the power of the sin nature which dwells in us through will power, humanistic psychology or ANY other method other than pure and simple faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we are deceived and the Cross of Christ was in vain. We cannot have both the Cross of Christ AND humanistic psychology. I’m speaking here to Christians. The Cross of Christ is either sufficient or it isn’t. The Holy Spirit does not operate outside of the Cross of Christ. Our faith placed in the vain philosophies in our minds for victory over our sin nature will not give the Holy Spirit the latitude He must have to isolate our sin nature and leaves the Christian struggling in Romans chapter 7.
 
“1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 
2 For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” Romans 8:1-2
 
It is the Law of the Spirit of Life IN Christ Jesus that gives the Holy Spirit latitude to superintend the work of God in our hearts. It is a legal matter. If we are not IN Christ Jesus, submitted unto Him, Who HE is and what HE has done to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life (Romans 6:14), we are not made free from the Law of Sin and Death. We ARE one of those foolish Galatians who have begun in the flesh but attempt in vain to be made perfect by the law.
 
“2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
 
3 According as His Divine Power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue:
 
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 2:2-4
 
Every Born Again Believer has been given a Divine Nature. Whether we partake or not depends upon the object of our faith. You will know them by their fruit. Every good tree brings forth good fruit and every corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. If the object of our faith is the Cross of Christ for dominion over our sin nature, we are IN Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit will free us from the Law of Sin and Death. On the other hand, if the object of our faith is self, self will, talents, intellect, humanistic psychology, etc., the Holy Spirit will not free us from the Law of Sin and Death and we will continue bring forth evil fruit.
 
There IS freedom from the Law of Sin and Death but it only comes by Grace through faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus…it only comes as we are submitted unto HIS finished work. Seek Him for deliverance of the sin that so easily besets you. You can’t break the power of that sin but Jesus Christ already has at Calvary’s Cross 2000+ years ago. Step in to Romans Chapter 8…be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

ASKING AMISS

“1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
 
2 You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.
 
3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts.
 
4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:1-4
 
Looking unto other methods; other vain philosophies, education and knowledge, many wars have started. Lusting for our will and not the Lord’s Will, we ask amiss so that we may consume it upon our own lusts. We presume the Will of God instead of seek the Will of God. The majority of the churches has become a friend of the world and an enemy of God.
 
The problem in the church today is that they have looked, considered and believed every solution to man’s problem that the world has to offer and have done nothing more than give a mental nod to the ONLY answer which besets every Believer and that is the Cross of Christ Jesus. We’ve asked but we asked amiss. Our faith is in our doings; our declarations and decrees rather than the Finished Work of the Lord. We are superstitious and believe not the Cross of Christ is sufficient. Our many good works are as Cain’s sacrifice before the Lord. We are sincere but sincerely wrong. The object of our faith for daily living for God self and the means intellect, talent, abilities, etc..
 
“15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
 
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” James 3:15-16
 
Hear me friend, Jesus Christ is the ONLY Source and HIS Cross is the ONLY means by which we receive from God. Church membership, 40 days of purpose, 21 days of fasting, water baptism, and penance are NOT the Source nor the means by which we make Heaven our home. Doing these many good works are not consecration, they are ambition…ambitious works in hopes to obtain Salvation.
 
Salvation is a gift from God and it only comes by and through Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Victorious daily living for God is a gift from God and it too only comes by and through Jesus Christ and Him crucified. This IS the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit alone is the One Who can isolate the sin nature we are all born with due to Adam’s fall and He (the Holy Spirit) only superintends the work of God in our hearts as we look unto the Cross of Christ.
 
Look and live. Look unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Fight the good fight of faith. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Contend for the faith.
 
There are many today who do many religious works but their hearts are far from the Lord. With their mouths they do worship Him but they are receiving not because they are asking not and when they do ask, they ask amiss.
 
“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, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
 
Seek Him while He may be found. Good works, casting out devils and prophesying in the Name of the Lord are not requirements of Salvation. The Eyes of the Lord are searching to and fro for those whose hearts are perfect toward Him. His Arm is not shortened. No matter the pit of which you may find yourself in, call on His Name…the Name of Jesus Christ; the Lord of Lord and the King of Kings. He still Saves the lost. He still sets at liberty the bound and opens blind eyes. Seek Him and you will find Him. He has a robe and a crown just for you!!
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 
 
 

TO HIM THAT OVERCOMES

12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
 
13 Yet it came to pass, when the Children of Israel were waxed strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, but did not utterly drive them out.” Joshua 17:12-13
 
Instead of utterly driving out the enemy, the Children of Israel compromised with the enemy which caused tremendous problems for them. They did not trust God to supply all of their needs according to His riches in glory but preferred to trust in their intellect to ‘make peace’ with the enemy.
 
15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot.
 
16 So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth.
 
17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” Revelation 3:15-17
 
The Endtime Apostate Church has done the same thing. They failed to drive out the enemy and compromised with the world and it’s wicked ways. Psychology cloaked with much Scripture is the new gospel. Jesus is not the Source not His Cross the means by which they receive victory over the power of sin, therefore they do not have victory over sin. You will know them by their fruit. None of us are perfect and there will be times that we too will fail the Lord BUT when we do, the Holy Spirit convicts our heart and we repent. We are not lukewarm about our conviction but sincerely want to please the Lord and not bring reproach unto His Name. The problem with the lukewarm is that they claim to be Christians yet their hearts are far from God and it is evident by their fruit. Claiming to be Christians while doing this brings reproach to the work of God.
 
If you are the source and your intellect, education, talents, etc. is the means by which you are living, then you are perishing my friend. The Canaanites are still living in your land. You have not overcome them but psychology has taught you to make them comfortable.
 
Understand this, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified can be corrupted when we are taught to believe wrong and It will have no effect in our lives. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to perform the Work of God in our hearts but He is only commissioned to do so when we look to Jesus as the Source and His Cross the means by which we receive the power of God to break the power of sin. Looking unto ourselves and our abilities will not afford us the power of the Holy Spirit to work on our behalf. He will not circumcise our hearts and remove those things that are not pleasing to God if we are looking unto another way.
 
On the other hand, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified will utterly expel the Canaanites. Righteousness expels wickedness BUT wickedness will corrupt righteousness if we so allow. Such is why we touch not the unclean thing. This is why we must come out from among them and be ye separate. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. What we hear should be the object of our faith is where our faith will be. The majority of gospels today point our faith toward self and works in order to obtain righteousness which leaves the unbelieving Believer spiritually defeated.
 
For too long, God’s people have been dwelling with the Canaanites and have no idea that they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Yet there remain some whose hearts are truly perfect toward the Lord. They love God but have built their house among the Canaanites.
 
Jesus is knocking. He remains on the outside of the church wanting to sup with those who have ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches. Come out from among them. Come out from among the Laodiceans who have made their bed with the Canaanites. The Bridegroom is coming and your lamp needs some oil my friend.
 
19 As many as I (JESUS) love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
 
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.
 
21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His Throne.
 
22 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.” Revelation 3:19-22
 
-Donna Clark Warren