Judge Not

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“33 But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Judge not, that you be not judged.

For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.”  Matthew 6:33 – 7:2

Many believe that every peculiar blessing, or disaster for that matter, points to a particular sin or a particular work performed by the Believer.  While obedience and consecration to the Word of God results in blessing; this blessing is not afforded us because we spoke it or because of who we are but because of Who Jesus is and what He has done.

God is a blessing God; that’s Who He is.  Our relationship with God comes through the Blood of Jesus, His only begotten Son.  Our faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, the Sacrificial Lamb of God, as sufficient payment for the penalty of our sin affords us this relationship with God.  The Creator of all, created mankind in His own image and wants to bless His highest creation.  Because He loves us, He sent His Son to wash us…to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  The Lord doesn’t love us because we are cleansed; we are cleansed because He loves us.

On Calvary’s Cross, Jesus paid the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe and broke the power of sin for whosoever does believe. The Resurrection of our Lord is proof that every sin is Atoned.  Right now, today, Jesus is alive and sitting at the Right Hand of the Throne of God making intercession for those who have believed upon Who HE is and what HE has done on the Cross to provide all that we need according to His riches in Glory.

Unknowingly, many do not choose to believe our Lord’s Sacrifice was sufficient to break the power of sin in their lives and resort to vain philosophies from the minds of man to gain this victory.  They themselves do not realize the evil of their own heart.  Seeing they see not.  Religious, they are wretched, miserable, poor and blind. They have need of nothing (Revelation 3:17-18).

The Righteousness exclusively of Christ, can only be gained by faith in the Cross of Christ.  This same Righteousness, which is exclusively of Christ, can only be maintained by faith in the Cross of Christ.  This is the Righteousness which affords us communion with a Holy God.   Partaking in Jewish feasts and festivals while wearing prayer shawls and yamakas does not afford one the Righteousness of God.  Only faith in the Cross of Christ affords the Believer the Righteousness of God; all else affords us self righteousness and communion with the world.

Fighting this good fight, the fight of faith in the Cross of Christ; seeking HIS Righteousness first, we are promised all that we need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus…THEREFORE, we are to judge NOT according to circumstances.  The most consecrated Believer in the world may be facing hell on earth and we best not deem their unpleasant circumstances a result of their lack of righteousness.   By doing so, we are declaring Jesus Righteousness as insufficient for the blessings of God.  Job’s friends are a dime a dozen.  Don’t be like Job’s friends.

On the other hand, we may see the religious being blessed of God.  I look back at the times I have stumbled and was caught up in the word of faith and thank my God above for His Mercy and Grace.  His blessing sustained me until my eyes were anointed with salve and seeing I could see; understanding, I understood…hearing, I heard.  The carnal Christians, those being led by their flesh, truly believe their blessings are dependent upon what they do.   I don’t mean that disparagingly but am speaking from experience.  The world looks to them and judges them as blessed and those who are without the world judges as cursed.  God forbid no!!

We are blessed because of Who Jesus is and what He has done.  The sinner and the Saint, from our first breath to our last, we are blessed because we either have eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord as a Saint or as a sinner, we still have the opportunity for eternal life through Christ Jesus if we choose to believe.  Life may indeed be a continuous hell on earth for the sinner but as long as they draw a breath and have an opportunity to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, they are blessed.  When the sinner closes their eyes in death and the gates of hell close behind them, it is a conscious eternity in a burning hell.  There is no more opportunity for Salvation, no matter what the Roman Catholic doctrine says…the Word of God says different.  Just ask the rich man who wanted Lazarus to touch his lips with water to quench his thirst.  The same rich man who beseeched the Lord to send the dead back to his brothers so they would believe, remains in hell to this very hour.  The Lord sent Moses and the Prophets, yet they did not believe.  Today, the Lord has given us His Word, the Holy Spirit and the Five Fold Ministry to declare “Thus saith the Lord…”.  If the sinner dies lost, there is devil’s hell waiting for him.

Judge not according to circumstances.  Judge righteously according to the Word of God.  Search the Scriptures to see whether things are so.  Try the spirits to see whether they are of God.  By all means judge according to the Word of God whether something is good or evil and act accordingly.  By doing so you are not judging one’s Salvation but simply discerning what the Bible has declared as sinful and separating yourself from such.  It is high time for the church to be the church; a light on the hill for the lost to recognize as those who have believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ.

 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Indeed

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28 Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall you know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father has taught Me, I speak these things.

29 And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father has not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him.

30 As He spoke these words, many believed on Him.

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If you continue in My Word, then are you My Disciples indeed; 32 And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” John 8:28-32

The sinner is called to believe on Jesus, the Believer is called to continue in His Word and you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.  Sadly, many who choose to believe Jesus atoned for all sin on Calvary’s Cross, fail to continue in His Word and never come to the understanding of the Truth, the same Truth, makes us free from the power of sin.

Upon believing, the religious will present questionnaires, methods and various other philosophies to gain freedom from sin.  12 steps, 40 days, 100 ways, etc. all utilize the Believers efforts to “gain” the freedom which is freely given to Jesus’ Disciples upon continuing in His Word.  It is not a matter of “gaining” but “maintaining” in this Truth which makes us free; maintaining our faith in the Cross of Christ.  Fighting the good fight of faith in the Cross of Christ is the only fight of which the Believer is called to engage.  These other methods given by the well intentioned religious corrupt this Truth which makes us free and makes It of no effect.  It is the poison in the pot; the leaven which leavens the whole lump.

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:17

The Truth will make you free but we must maintain our faith in this great Truth that we have been given and not be swept to and fro with every wind of doctrine.  The Truth is Jesus Christ paid the penalty of sin for the sinner, broke the power of sin for the Believer, He is Risen and now sits at the Right Hand of the Throne of God searching to and fro to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9).  Seek Him.  Continue in His Word.  Be made free from the power of sin.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

-Donna Clark Warren

Labor Not For The Meat Which Perishes

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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

Doing many wonderful works in the Name of Jesus is not the condition of entering the Kingdom of Heaven.  The religious world will have the people laboring and toiling in the world for things which are temporal.

26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, You seek Me, not because you saw the Miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures unto Everlasting Life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you: for Him has God the Father sealed.” John 6:26-27

With their mouths, they draw near to Jesus because they have seen true miracles of God; they have eaten of the Bread of Life and were indeed filled but their hearts are far from Him.  Instead of seeking Jesus for the truth in which He came, Salvation for whosoever will believe, these workers of iniquity seek Him for their own purposes which always and without fail result in self righteousness.

This people draw nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.” Matthew 15:8

There are many religious/civic organizations which do many good works in a vain attempt to “connect” with the world and manipulate them into coming to see that they are “good”.  It’s called seeker sensitive and is the method of the world to attract business/customers.

However, this is not the method of God to draw the lost unto Him.

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32

The supposed success of these large civic/religious institutions is accounted to them by the carnal Christian as “right”.  Their “success” is equated with blessings from God.  I remind you, the Israelites were blessed of God in the wilderness but they were far from His Will.  We can never equate the blessings of God as His condoning of error.  The Lord is long-suffering and it is His Will that all will come to the knowledge of Truth of His Word…but the ax is laid at the root of the tree and it will be cut down and thrown into the refining fire.  This fire of refining will bring some to repentance but sadly, some will be lost.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17

The religious noise and endless temporal labor does not prepare the heart for the conviction of the Holy Spirit to draw the sinner to Salvation and the Saint to Sanctification.  This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit when the atoning work of Jesus Christ is lifted up to the people for all they need for life and living.  Mankind does not need to be manipulated through humanistic psychology in a vain attempt at mind over matter to motivate.  We need the Power of God to move on our hearts to do that which is of God; His Will and not ours. We need the Power of God to isolate that which is not of Him, so we can live unto Him.  This is the reason that Jesus Christ came.  Our Lord came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer.  This power of sin can only remain broken by faith in the Cross of Christ, not faith in our mind over matter (self will). Abstinence is not deliverance.  There is freedom from the power of sin in the Cross of Christ.

Don’t allow religious racket to corrupt the faith once given unto you at Salvation.   Be determined to know nothing else among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  The Cross of Christ is the Power of God unto us who are Saved, look unto Jesus…lift Him up.

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

-Donna Clark Warren

Stumbling Church

8319438414_a94e4083fbBut we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Cor. 1:23-24
 
To the Jews, it WAS a terrible offense. They were unwilling to accept that their Messiah would be crucified and His most distinctive act would be the Sacrifice of Himself to save whosoever will believe from eternal hell.
 
To the modern church, the Cross of Christ IS a terrible offense. They too are unwilling to accept that their Messiah’s most distinctive act would be the Sacrifice of Himself to save whosoever will believe from eternal hell.
 
The Jews stumbled and the modern church is stumbling over the Cross of Christ. For the modern church, their stumbling is not on theological grounds but on moral grounds. Jesus broke the power of sin in the Believer’s life when He willingly died on the Cross and His Resurrection is proof that every sin was paid in full. For one to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they have no excuse to willingly live under the bondage of sin because Jesus delivered us from sin. As a Believer, we are not yet perfected but sin no longer has dominion over us (Romans 6:14).  When we do have a problem, we take it to the Cross of Christ knowing the He broke the power of sin there, at Calvary’s Cross.  
Such is why the modern church condones sinful lifestyles and chooses humanistic psychology as the means to live a victorious “Christian” life; they too have stumbled over the Cross of Christ.  His Sacrifice is an offense.  For the Jews, their Messiah being sacrificed was offensive.  For the modern church, their Messiah being sacrificed is offensive because it gives them no excuse to sin.  You will know them by their fruit and need to come out from among them.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:15-16

-Donna Clark Warren

Arise

john-5-8-400x400Jesus said to the lame man “Rise, take up your bed, and walk” (John 5:8).

Jesus said unto him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath.

10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the Sabbath Day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.

11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed, and walk.  John 5:8-9

The religious do not understand the Child of God cannot rest until we walk.  Yet we cannot walk until we take up our bed.  Taking up our bed is a blessing afforded us through the Cross of Christ.  The Cross of Christ was a place of great suffering for our Lord but for us, it is a place of great blessing. We do not have the power to take up our bed until we deny our self efforts; our abilities, talents, etc., and freely choose to trust in Jesus.  When we rise up and believe in Him Who broke the power of sin, Jesus Christ will make us whole.

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

Unbelief is the problem in the heart of man.  With our mouths we confess the Lord Jesus but our hearts are far from Him.  The hardest part of believing in the Cross of Christ is denying ourselves.  It is US who get in the way of our blessings because of unbelief.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

My friend, we must repent of our unbelief and decide this day in Whom we are going to follow.  Time is short.  We have Brothers and Sisters who need to rise up, take their bed and walk but are looking unto men to carry them to the healing waters.  The Lord wants to heal them but religion keeps them focused on themselves, therefore they cannot pick their cross and follow Jesus.

Who is going to tell the broken hearted Jesus heals them if the Church won’t?  Who?

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Prepare Ye The Way

1421351383765In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 

For this is He that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.” Matthew 3:1-3

As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, that which we preach and declare unto the people prepares the heart of the broken for the way of the Lord.  Sadly, too many are not making Jesus’ paths straight and are in fact hindering the way of the Lord.  Instead of lifting up the Cross of Christ to a lost and dying world, they choose  methods of man that are born of the flesh from the vanity of their own mind to prepare the heart for the way of the Lord.

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.” 2 Corinthians 11:3

The simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is corrupted when fasting 21 days is given for deliverance from sin.  When prophecies from the mind of man are spewed to the people as a distraction from their broken hearts, blinded eyes or the captivity which has them bound; the way of the Lord is hindered.  There is no piercing asunder of the soul and spirit; no discerning of discerning of the intents and thoughts of the heart by the power of the Word of God being preached to the people under the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 4:12).  Properly dividing the Word of God, a workman who needs not be ashamed will make straight the ways of the Lord to prepare the hearts of man to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  These unashamed preachers and teachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified will make the path straight for the brokenhearted, the captives, the blind and the bruised to be healed.

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19

Every word that comes out of the mouth of a God called preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified should be to prepare the heart of man to receive that which they need from the Lord…whatever that may be.  Make His path straight or get out of the way. Preach the Gospel.

-Donna Clark Warren

Shallow Faith

fullsizeoutput_b0522 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:22-24

Shallow faith, rooted in the outward observance of signs, does not grow rooted and grounded in Christ but is authored by sight which results in the seeing to see not the Cross of Christ as the Source and the means by which we receive from God.  Those with such shallow faith stumble over the Cross of Christ for daily living for God and live a defeated Christian life.

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. If faith is seen, it is not faith.  This is the faith that is authored and finished by Jesus Christ.  This faith, being rooted in the Word of God, will always and without fail direct us to the Cross of Christ for all that we need for life and living.  As a Believer, the power of sin is broken by Jesus’ finished work on Calvary’s Cross.  The Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in our hearts as we look unto Jesus, Who He is and what HE has done…not outward observance of signs and wonders.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

Lay hold on eternal life.  Fight the good fight of faith…faith in the Cross of Christ.

As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

 

Child of God

john-3-16-spiritual-wall-art-bible-verses-art-studio-grafiikka12 But as many as received Him (Jesus), 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.” John 1:12-13

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the heart of the Believer is not a mental nod of accepting the possibility that Jesus Christ is the Son of God but a brokenness in our heart of our true condition as a sinner.  This brokenness is the conviction of the Holy Spirit as HE superintends His Ministry of drawing all men unto Jesus when the preacher who superintends their own ministry, lifts up the Name of Jesus to the people.

And I (Jesus), if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32

To be sure, when the preacher stands behind the pulpit lifting up his own personal prophecies from the vanities of their own mind, they are not superintending their ministry of lifting up Jesus to the people; therefore, neither will the Holy Spirit superintend His ministry of drawing the people unto Jesus under such vanities.

Furthermore, the social gospel to draw men into a social or civic event under the guise of “religion”, has nothing to do with the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  In fact, such “events” bring reproach to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified because it brings lukewarm Christians together under the banner of “unity” which in reality is the banner of “compromise”.  These lukewarm Christians profess Christianity but do not know the Jesus of the Bible.  Sadly, they are deceived and have been sent a strong delusion as they are taught and subscribe to the vanities of man’s mind which are being presented as biblical doctrine because the “man of God” has declared such.

For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

This conviction, the brokenness of the heart of the believing sinner, is one edge of the two edged sword.  While one edge cuts asunder, the other edge sears and heals the broken heart.  The newness of life becomes a reality as we learn to walk, precept upon precept and line upon line, IN the power of God through faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  The weight of sin being lifted because it’s power is broken at the Cross of Christ, we are now alive unto God.

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

Continually looking unto Jesus, He Authors our faith in Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe.  As our faith in His finished work grows into a mustard tree, we know that we know that we know in Whom we have believed and are fully persuaded that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him(2 Timothy 1:12).

Finishing our faith, we are as children who are completely dependent upon Him.

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:3

This revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer, is revealed to those who willingly choose to believe.  The Spirit Himself bears witness that we are a Child of God (Romans 8:16).  This revelation of Jesus Christ is not born of blood, nor of flesh but of God.  Personally, I am convinced that there are untold thousands who have an intellectual knowledge of God but have not yet submitted unto Him.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

This knowledge is not merely intellectual but a revelation to whosoever will believe.  Choose this day in Whom you will believe and be not moved from the power of God and the Truth of which has been given.  It is not about goose bumps and gold dust but a revelation of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for it is He Who lives in the Believer and the life which we now live in the flesh, we live by faith in Him.  Be determined to know nothing else among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

IN Christ Jesus

What we need to be in Christ, we simply cannot be within ourselves. If such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain. Mankind does not have the ability to overcome the powers of darkness that are against us within ourselves. Our abilities, talents, education and intellect have no power over the devil and his minions.

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 only spiritual law greater than the Law of Sin and Death is the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit, who superintends these spiritual laws, is not commissioned to free us from the Law of Sin and Death when our faith is placed anywhere other than the Cross of Christ. Being born of the Spirit, we are Justified.

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit (natural child birth, NOT water baptism), he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6

Buried with Christ Jesus by the baptism into His Death (Romans 6:4), we are IN Jesus and the Spirit of Life (the Holy Spirit) frees us from the Law of Sin and Death. Whether we choose to partake in this liberty we are now freely given through the Cross of Christ is another story all together. Due to religions many methods and vain philosophies, the Believer often gets swept to and fro with every wind of doctrine. The freedom from the Law of Sin and Death which the Believer is now afforded through their faith in the Cross of Christ, we unknowingly set aside for the religiosity that appeals to our flesh because it utilizes our abilities, talents, education and intellect. It is the seducing of seducing spirits; the deceit which creeps in unaware and leavens the whole lump.

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” 1 Timothy 4:1-2

The life more abundantly, peace beyond all understanding and joy unspeakable are stolen by the lies of the devil as our faith becomes focused on our efforts and the storms swirling around us continually distract.

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18 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 1:17-18.

There are a people who are taking back what the devil has stolen. They are embracing the preaching of the Cross, the power of God, for daily living and have learned to deny themselves and partake in God’s Divine Nature. They have cast away the cares of the world and laid them at the Cross of Christ. These are a light on a hill; a peculiar people who have chosen to come out from among religion and follow Jesus.

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

The Way of Life

“Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6

God alone knows the way to life and living and He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as the Sacrificial Lamb to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer so that we may have life. Through the Cross of Christ we are alive unto God and afforded the ability to partake in God’s Divine Nature if we so choose.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of God’s Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4

The way of man without God is corrupted and leads to death. No matter the vanities of humanistic psychology to overcome the world and live your best life now, it is a product of carnal minds under satan’s dominion. In the modern church, psychology is draped in Scripture to appear “right” to the unknowing Believer, whereby they then equate this doctrine of demons with biblical Christianity. Being deceived, the Believer leads a defeated Christian life because they are not partaking in God’s Divine Nature but learning worldly statutes believing them to be the “Truth”. The Truth (the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for Salvation AND daily living for God) is no longer Truth when it has been corrupted with a lie. This IS the leaven which leavens the whole lump.

Prayerfully these Believers run this race to the end and enter the Gates of Pearl still smoking from the fire which continues to burn the many unprofitable works they have been toiling over in the ways of the world, as their faith remains steadfast in the Cross of Christ for Salvation. Sadly however, there are untold millions who give up and turn from God’s Prescribed Order for life and life more abundantly through faith in the Cross of Christ for everything they receive from God and turn from Him. Their faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified for Salvation is destroyed by the commandments of men given as doctrine and they lose their way. It is the devil’s purpose to destroy the Believers faith in the Cross of Christ and he uses religion to achieve his goal. The sincere yet deceived Believer is satan’s tool…just ask Adam.

 But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

-Donna Clark Warren