Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Evil Spirit from the LORD

I am in slack-jawed wonderment at modern pseudo-preachers and singers who can dupe their followers with big talk of being "SOLD OUT" for Jesus, while they spend enormous blocks of time obsessed with sports, movies, carnal, worldly materialistic lifestyles, immodest dress, secular entertainment, irreverent mocking humor, and emulating celebrities, athletes and this secular, sinful culture. The hypocrisy of it all is suffocating. It's like a drug dealer preaching sobriety, or a prostitute preaching abstinence.

The whole lot of them are under a Heaven-sent strong delusion. 

Their delusion and self-deception is reminiscent of "the evil spirit from the Lord," that troubled rebellious King Saul in 1 Samuel 16:14 and again in 1 Samuel 19:9.

God dealt with Saul on several occasions to carefully obey His Will, but Saul was stubborn, petulant and rebellious. Saul hated David and would have killed him, although the anointing of God was on David. And when God told Saul to utterly destroy the Amalekites, Saul kept the most valuable spoils and gave asylum to the enemy, the King of the Amalekites. God was furious - and cursed Saul for that.

"But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them," 1 Samuel 15:9.

This is the IDENTICAL syndrome that we see in Christianity today. When God says, "Come out and be separate," they never actually come out. They never actually separate from the world.

"Love Your Life"
preachers are everywhere.
Where are the "deny yourself" preachers?
They keep back "the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, ...and would not utterly destroy them."

"Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments."

So God looks at modern Christianity, sees the same kind of disobedience, and repents again that these men and women are in power.

But like Saul, modern preachers and modern Christians defend their silly behaviour, saying, "I HAVE PERFORMED THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD!"

And the prophet answers, "What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?" 1 Samuel 15:14.

If you are a truly consecrated Christian, what is the meaning of all these worldly obsessions? What is the meaning of all this love for money, love for worldly things; worldly music, worldly movies, worldly sports, and worldly entertainment? Why have you not separated yourself from these things? Why have you not put away these things as I have commanded?

These pseudo-Christians HONESTLY BELIEVE that God does not object to their carnal, worldly, sinful obsessions. But they are wrong. DEAD wrong.

Consequently, an "evil spirit from the Lord" came upon Saul, and Saul came to ruin. God took his kingdom from him, and pronounced judgment on him. Saul was killed in battle forthwith.

The deception in modern "Christianity" is also of the same kind as "the lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets," that led to the death of King Ahab in 1 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 18.

If you are not familiar with that story, you should study it. King Ahab and Queen Jezebel were both stubborn, self-willed shepherds of Israel.

The prophet Elijah prayed down fire from Heaven on 800 of their false prophets, but it did nothing to sober up Ahab or Jezebel. Elijah pronounced a horrific death on Jezebel, yet Ahab sinned on. Ahab ignored the counsel of the Lord. He spurned God and the prophets, and pursued his own selfish agenda.

Ahab set out to conquer a neighboring kingdom, when the Word of the Lord was against it. He called in four hundred false prophets to preach prosperity to him. But a TRUE prophet named Micaiah prophesied his doom, and declared exactly how it would come to him.

A lying spirit FROM GOD in the mouth of all his prophets.

"And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee," 1 Kings 22:21-23.

Ahab had 400 prosperity preachers who told him to go and prosper. They told him that the Lord was with him. But one TRUE prophet said, "I see all Israel scattered sheep that have no shepherd," 2 Chronicles 18:16. He prophesied Ahab's death. Ahab died on a battlefield within 24 hours of that prophecy.

Far too many professing Christians have NO IDEA
that Almighty God DECEIVES people
who are insincere, hypocritical or rebellious
against His Word and His Will. 

If you mess with God, He will mess with you.

God STILL sends lying spirits to rebellious men today.

If you rebel against God long enough, He will send a lying spirit to deceive you, and you will be damned to Hell.

It's in the Bible. 

"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness," 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" Romans 1:28.

The deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that PERISH...

DELUSION is more than mere delusion. It is DEATH.
Delusion from God is a sentence of death.
Once DELUSION overcomes you, you will not be saved.
Delusion leads to death.
God destroys those who despise His Truth.

At the end of time, the prophesied Man of Sin will come in the power of Satan, "with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved," 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10.

These are the days that forebode the rise of the Man of Sin. These are days of lying wonders. These are the days of the deceivableness of unrighteousness.

will deceive you! 
("the deceivableness
of unrighteousness")

Former Christians who reject holiness and godly living will fall into GOD'S TRAP of the deceivableness of unrighteousness. Even YOUR PREACHER WILL DECEIVE YOU.

The man you think is your man of God is actually your GRIM REAPER. 

There is no way out of that trap except radical repentance and change of heart - renouncing sin, unrighteousness and unholiness.

There is not enough money in the world to make me join up with that phony, deluded, double-minded crowd. Their actions speak louder than their words, and what their actions say contradicts what their voices say. Such hypocrisy exceeds that of the ancient scribes and Pharisees. It is a self-righteous generation, not the righteousness of Christ, which comes by complete obedience to the teachings and commandments of Christ and the Word of God.

Living for God requires a great deal of affection for God and His Word, and a die-hard commitment to live by His Word no matter what the cost may be.

Living a holy life means separating yourself from the world, rejecting and renouncing the world's entire agenda, and completely giving your BODY, MIND and SOUL to be molded like clay on the potter's  wheel, consumed like the wick in a candle; and conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, while utterly dying to self and self-will.

God's people are to be identifiably different in every imaginable way. SOLD OUT actually means SOLD OUT. Everything. Everything in submission to Him. God wants the world to see that HIS PEOPLE have set their affections on things above, not on things below. When you really sell out, the things in this world dim and lose their value, and the things of God, His Word, His Will and His Kingdom become your consuming desire and obsession.

You need an Apostolic Pentecostal Holiness Church and preacher to lead you in the way of the Word of God. Oneness. Jesus' name baptism. Holy Ghost baptism. NEW BIRTH of the water and the Spirit. And HOLINESS, without which NO MAN shall see the LORD (Hebrews 12:14).

Nothing less will get you to Heaven.  Phony religion will NOT save you.