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Today I would like to introduce you to a dear Sister-in-Christ that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few months or so. Her name is Barbara Wilhelm and she writes for HOLDING HIS WORD HIGHER

She just completed her in depth report on the extremely popular devotional, JESUS CALLING, that was written by Sarah Young and has sadly captivated the hearts and minds of millions.  You may even be one of them. If not, then you may know of someone who has begun to set aside God’s Word, the Bible, and instead now yearns for a fresh new word from Sarah Young’s Jesus, which is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, as you will soon see. If you know of someone who is deeply mesmerized by these devotionals, please consider sharing this very important report with them and pray that they come to realize just how unbiblical these messages really are, as well as the practice by which Sarah Young receives these messages.

And now, here is PART 1 of Barbara Wilhelm’s special report concerning Sarah Young’s devotional, Jesus Calling:

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To read Part 2 and 3 of Barbara’s in depth report, entitled,ANOTHER GOD,’ and ‘ANOTHER JESUS,’ and to watch for her final post in this series, please go to HERESCOPE where you will also find many other excellent in depth articles written by Sarah Leslie, Gaylene Goodroad, the late Pastor Larry DeBruyn, who earnestly contended for the faith until the very end of his life, Martin Erdmann, and others. Or, if you’d prefer, you can simply click on the links below. I will add the link to PART 4 for you as soon as it is officially posted on HERESCOPE, which should be within the next few days, according to Barbara.

 PART 2 – ANOTHER GOD

PART 3 – ANOTHER JESUS

 

Herescope is an online journal revealing heresies and false teachings that are affecting the church today. You will be blessed and greatly informed by what you will read there, and you will also come to realize even more, the importance of reading God’s Word and ‘examining the Scriptures daily to see if what is being said (and done by those who claim to speak for God) is true.’ (Acts 17:11)

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking time to read this well written and researched report on Jesus Calling that was done by my dear Sister-in-Christ, Barbara Wilhelm.

God Bless You

Mary/Living4HisGlory

 

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN READING:

THE JESUS THAT IS CALLING IN THE POPULAR DEVOTIONAL ‘JESUS CALLING,’ IS NOT THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” (Jeremiah 14:14)

“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)

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 11:3,4)

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9)

 

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UPDATE:

Lord willing, I should be done with Part 2 in my series, ‘APPARITIONS OF THE VIRGIN MARY, OR DEMONS IN DISGUISE – EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE IN LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE’  by Sunday evening. 

 

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Capture Eyes with tears 1Welcome to another post in the series of posts that I have entitled, Warning You With Tears Wednesdays. Lord willing, at least once a month on Wednesdays I will be writing and sharing one of these posts with you so that I can make you all aware of some important information that I come across on the Internet that you may not have heard about.

Since I knew that I would soon be starting a new job (and I did last month)  and that my free time would then be somewhat limited, I was trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least that was my intention). And since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things that pastors and teachers say (and do) in light of Scripture (Acts 17:11), the idea to do these posts — as well as the name — came to my mind in November of 2014, based on Acts 20:26-31:

“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”

So with all of that in mind, here is what I’d like to share with you in today’s WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY:

1) As many of us know, Pope Francis has been saying some very disturbing and strange things so far during his reign as Pope, such as THIS  and THIS. Those reports, which are true, are causing some people to believe that THIS story, which I saw posted on Facebook, is true, as well. However, it is not. I thought it was a story that sounded just a little to far fetched to be true, and decided to check it out for myself. You can read the articles that I found about it HERE and HERE.


2)
This article by Anton Bosch is quite interesting, though. He points out some new facts that many of you may not be aware of. As always, we must be sure to test everything we hear and read against the truth of God’s Word:

VATICAN FULFILLS PROPHECY

3) When it comes to God’s Word, the Bible, we simply cannot compromise! When time allows, please read this article:

OPENING THE DOOR FOR COMPROMISE – KEN HAM – ANSWERS IN GENESIS

4) For those of us who are aware of who Todd Bentley is because we watched in horror as we saw what he did during his times of ministry back in 2008 as he prayed for people, it grieves us to see that he is still leading many people astray! Todd Bentley serves as a clear example to us of why it is so very important for us to test the words and the actions of everyone who claims to speak for God against the truth of God’s Word! (Acts 17:11) Please read the following article to be aware of the latest news on him, and please pray for discernment for all those who choose to go and see him. He claims to be a Christian, and only God knows if that is true or not, but the fruit that he exhibits through his life and ministry says otherwise.  May God bring conviction on Todd Bentley for how he is misleading so many  people by presenting them with doctrines of demons as well as another Jesus and another gospel!

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH – ‘TWO BENTLEY ITEMS: TODD BENTLEY’S SCHOOL OF REVIVAL’ AND ‘BENTLEY TO SPEAK IN SACRAMENTO CA AUGUST 5TH – 8TH’

5) Beware of any pastor or teacher who begins to focus more on the Presence of God instead of on the Word of God! This would include the very popular but unbiblicalJesus Calling‘ Devotional. Please read the following article when time allows:

LIGHTOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH – WARREN B SMITH – WOULD JESUS MAGNIFY HIS PRESENCE ABOVE THE WORD OF GOD? 

6) When time allows, here are some very lengthy, but excellent articles for you to read that have very detailed and in depth information on the same subject written by Sarah Leslie of Herescope that you truly need to be aware of since so many pastors and teachers are beginning to focus more and more on the manifest presence of God:

PART 1 – THE PASSION OF THE PRESENCE & THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION 1/25/2014

PART 2 – “PRESENCE” ESCHATOLOGY – THE PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 3 – BRIDAL ESCHATOLOGY – THE PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 4 – THE PERFECTLY OBEDIENT BRIDE – PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 5 – THE 2ND COMING OF THE “PRESENCE” – PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 6 – THE BATTLED BRIDE – PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

 

7) If you are a born-again, Bible believing Christian like I am,  don’t you find it very heartbreaking and even somewhat frustrating and discouraging when you see your Christian friends continue to post and ‘like’ things on Facebook after you having taken a lot of time to lovingly warn them about those same things such as the INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER? And it makes things even worse when those in leadership begin to endorse and promote them! Here’s an example for you, which again shows that we as Christians must be followers of Jesus Christ alone, and not followers of any Christian leader and their ministry:

BEREAN RESEARCH – MARSHA WEST – REFORMED PASTOR, FRANCIS CHAN, TO SPEAK AT IHOP CULT – AGAIN!

8) I’ll end this post with an article by Harry Ironside that was posted by LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS that will not only bring glory to God, but also will bring hope and encouragement to those of you who may have come across this post and feel as if you have messed your life up so completely that you think God could never forgive you for all the things that you have done. That simply is not true! Please read this:

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD …THAT WHOSOEVER!” BY HARRY IRONSIDE

RELATED SCRIPTURES

 

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel– which is really no gospel at all.  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned.  As we have already said, so now I say again:  If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:3-9)

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerades as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”       (2 Corinthians 11:14,15)

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16,17)

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

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 Capture Eyes with tears 1Welcome to another post in the series of posts that I have entitled, Warning You With Tears Wednesdays. Lord willing, at least once a month on Wednesdays I will be writing and sharing one of these posts with you so that I can make you all aware of some important information that I come across on the Internet that you may not have heard about.

Since I knew that I would soon be starting a new job (and I did last month)  and that my free time would then be somewhat limited, I was trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least that was my intention). And since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things that pastors and teachers say (and do) in light of Scripture (Acts 17:11), the idea to do these posts — as well as the name — came to my mind in November of 2014, based on Acts 20:26-31:

“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”

So with all of that in mind, here is what I’d like to share with you in today’s WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY:

FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE BLOG – LECTIO DIVINA – WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT IS NOT, AND SHOULD CHRISTIANS PRACTICE IT?

You’d be aghast at the > LIST OF SPEAKERS < at this ‘Parliament of the World Religions’ that Brian McLaren is speaking at, in light of one of my previous post that I just finished writing:

NEW AGE LEONARD SWEET – A CHAMELEON BLENDING IN AMONG CHRISTIANS AND CLEAR EVIDENCE FOR A LACK OF SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT AMONG CHRISTIANS,

The speakers include the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism who is the 14th Dalai Lama, a former Roman Catholic nun, Chief Arvol Runninghorse, as well as a New Thought minister, a rabbi, a Hindu author and environmental justice activist, the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine –Jim Wallis, and many others.  You can read more about this gathering at the following link:

FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE BLOG – LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BRIAN MCLAREN, JIM WALLIS, MARIANNE WILLIAMSON SPEAKING AT “PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD RELIGIONS”

As stated in the link above, one of the speakers at this Global Interfaith Movement gathering is Marrianne Williamson. Many of you are probably not aware of who she is — unless, of course you have seen her on Oprah. If so, then you are also aware of her book A Return To Love, as well as the book that she strongly promoted on Oprah and continues to promote, called, ‘A Course in Miracles.’ This book was written by Helen Schucman, a Columbia University professor who wrote this book over a span of seven years after hearing a voice — claiming to be Jesus Christ — say to her,

“This is a Course in Miracles. Please take notes.”

Here are some of the things that this Jesus of the Course in Miracles teaches:

“God did not create the world.”

“We are all equally Christ.”

“Jesus is not the only Son of God.”

“My salvation comes from me.”

“There is no sin, no evil, and no devil, and “God is “in” everyone and everything.”

This course states:

“This is a course in mind training” and is dedicated to thought reversal.” (SOURCE – VIDEO SERIES  BELOW)

When time allows, please watch these videos to learn about the many messages from this Jesus whose words contradict God’s Word in many blasphemous ways, so that you are aware of the many spiritually deceptive teachings that are attempting to destroy Christianity:

Now maybe you understand a little better why so many Christians are warning about Sarah Young‘s book Jesus Calling, because she claims to have written her book in a very similar way. Below you will see a “quick capture” from a portion of an interview that Sarah Young did with CBN in which she said that her inspiration to write Jesus Calling was a ‘devotional’ with a similar title —God Calling. For your information, this book was written back in the 1930s by two anonymous women who simply called themselves “two listeners.” That “devotional” book was very popular in the 1980’s when I first became a Christian and it was sold at the book store of the Assembly of God Church that I once attended. Because I dabbled in the occult before I was a Christian, and attempted to contact the spirits through automatic writing, I knew very well that the book God Calling was not a Christian book! Here’s an excerpt from God Calling:

“But with my friend a very wonderful thing happened. From the first, beautiful messages were given to her FROM THE LORD HIMSELF, and every day from then these messages have never failed us. We felt all unworthy and overwhelmed by the wonder of it, and could hardly realize that we were being taught, trained and encouraged day by day BY HIM PERSONALLY,when millions of souls who are far worthier, had to be content with guidance from the Bible, sermons, their Churches, books and other sources.” (God Calling” Page 11-12 ) (Emphasis in red is mine).

Can you see the danger in reading devotionals like God Calling and Jesus Calling? They are considered to be new revelations by Jesus Christ Himself! This will lead many Christians to abandon the true Word of God — The Bible — for counterfeit words from a counterfeit Jesus!

Capture Sarah Young CBN interview concerning 'God Calling'Although Sarah Young accurately states that “the Bible is the only infallible record of God speaking,”and also gives some Biblical advise in her “cautions” below, she fails to recognize the fact that this practice mirrors the occult practice of automatic writing. She also misinterprets Psalm 46:10 as many who promote Contemplative Prayer often do. (See article under Further Reading).

Capture Sarah Young 'Jesus Calling'(SOURCE)

As you will discover in the following article and the videos below, Sarah Young also fails to test the spirits — as well as the messages from this Jesus — in light of Scripture. This information is also for those of you who have requested Book Reviews:

Here is some very detailed information by Warren B Smith concerning the messages that Sarah Young claims to have received from Jesus which were written  down and recorded in her extremely popular Jesus Calling devotionals which have sold millions.

Warren has been a Christian for many years, but he was once deeply involved in the New Age Movement. He now writes books and speaks at many Christian Conferences so that he can warn Christians about Contemplative Prayer, Spiritual Formation, Yoga, and many other ways in which the New Age Movement has made its way into the church. Because these New Age/New Spirituality practices are cloaked in somewhat Christian terminology they are deceiving many people. That is why it is so extremely important for us as Christians to “examine the Scriptures daily to see if what is being said (and done) is true.” (Acts 17:11)

NEW BOOKLET TRACT CHANGING “JESUS CALLING” – DAMAGE CONTROL FOR A FALSE CHRIST

 

 

Many Christians are also warning other Christians about another book that is deceiving many Christians and leading them to embrace a completely different view of God and salvation — The Shack . Read this article >  IN CASE YOU’RE STILL NOT SURE ABOUT THE SHACK AND ITS AUTHOR – (LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH BLOG)

I’m sorry that I have to remind you of what you may be trying to shove to the back of your mind, but…summer is quickly coming to an end, which also means that your children will soon be going back to school. To some of you that may be good news. To others, the thought of them going back to school makes you sad because you thoroughly enjoy spending all that extra time with your children. Whatever the case may be, I am sure that all of you deeply love and care about your children. So here are a few things that you truly need to be aware of concerning what is happening in many schools these days so you can warn your children, and know what to look for when school does start:

ARTICLETHE NEW AGE, OCCULTISM, AND OUR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH BLOG)

WHEN TIME ALLOWS, PLEASE WATCH THESE VIDEOS CONCERNING ‘COMMON CORE CURRICULUM’

 

 

 

 

SHOCKING GENDER INDOCTRINATION IN CALIFORNIA – ARTICLE AND VIDEO STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH

The following article is filled with the most disturbing information that I came across recently, and it  truly reveals the hardness of heart and the blindness to sin that many have today. Reading things like the following article should truly makes a Christian realize the awfulness of sin and the immense patience and mercy of God:

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO EXPOSING THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF BABY BODY PARTS

Please pray for God to open the eyes of those involved in the abortion industry which involves not only the brutal destruction of thousands of precious unborn babies, but also the manipulation and devastation of  many women who are emotionally and physically damaged by how they are treated and what they observe during the abortion process.

Please also pray for the women who have chosen or will choose to have abortions, that they will find forgiveness and healing through Jesus Christ. Pray that God will one day use these women for His glory to let their stories be told to stop other women from making the wrong choice, and that these women would choose life instead.

Pray for the women who are now contemplating having an abortion, that they will have a change of heart after coming across information that will show them the humanity of their child within their womb. Pray that they will connect with one of the many online support groups that help women through the whole course of their pregnancy, such as ONLINE FOR LIFE. (Click HERE to listen to the stories of the many women who chose life, and even the story of one young woman who regretfully did not).

Some organizations will even help arrange for a woman’s baby to be adopted into a loving family if they choose to give their baby up. Many women who choose to make this difficult choice do so out of a desire to do what’s best for their child.

This is a time when we should not judge these women, but instead we must reach out with the love of Jesus Christ and help them in the midst of their situation so that they will see hope in what may appear to them as a hopeless and very frightening situation.

One thing is for sure. So far, this year has been the darkest one spiritually as we continue to observe the hearts of mankind growing harder and more wicked, and so outright rebellious against a thrice Holy God! It makes many of us who are Christians stop and wonder:

“How long, O Lord, will You continue to be patient and wait until You gather those of us who have placed their trust in Your Son’s finished work on the cross to Yourself, and then begin to pour out Your wrath on an unrepentant world?” 

If you have not yet come to the point of realizing that you are a sinner in need of a Savior — as we all are —  I pray that your eyes would soon be opened to realize the truth. I pray that with godly sorrow in your heart because of all the wrong that you have done against a completely God, you would  turn from your sins to Him, and live in such a way that it will bring glory and honor to Him for all that He did to set you free from the bondage of sin.

SCRIPTURES TO REFLECT ON

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:7-10)

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel– which is really no gospel at all.  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned.  As we have already said, so now I say again:  If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:3-9)

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16)

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

 

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

 

FURTHER READING:

WARREN B SMITH – ONLINE BOOK – REINVENTING JESUS CHRIST: MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER – (CHAPTER 5)

 

 

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As the rapidly growing popularity of the devotional book ‘JESUS CALLING‘ continues to increase, and the season of gift giving is soon to be upon us, I now find it necessary to warn all of you about this widely popular devotional book, JESUS CALLING.  Like the many who have already spoken out about this book, I also do not doubt the sincerity of Sarah Young in writing this book.  However, a person can be truly sincere, and still be sincerely wrong, and thus lead many others astray in the process of one’s sincere endeavors.  That’s why it’s so very important for us to always test things in light of Scripture as the Bereans did in Acts 17:11:

“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”

Back when I first became a Christian in 1980, the devotional book ‘GOD CALLING‘ was very popular.  This book was written in the 1930’s by two women who referred to themselves as “Two Listeners” because they sat and listened, waiting for God to speak, and they would write down what they believed God was saying to them.  It’s popularity emerged again in the early 1980’s and many Christians began reading it.  My friend encouraged me to get it, but when I heard how this book came about, God gave me discernment to realize that what these women had been doing was the very occult practice of ‘automatic writing’ that I attempted to try (and failed at, thank God!) back when I was a young teen dabbling in things that captured my curiosity.  (More on that in another post I will write at some time in the future –Lord willing).  I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to settle for a counterfeit when they already have the real thing –God’s Word, the Bible. 

As you will see in the ‘quick capture‘ below, Sarah Young expressed in an interview with CBN that she was inspired to write this book, ‘JESUS CALLING‘ by ‘beginning her journey with this devotional book, ‘GOD CALLING.’ ‘

Capture Sarah Young CBN interview concerning 'God Calling'

Capture Sarah Young 'Jesus Calling'SOURCE

In the very first sentence of the ‘quick capture‘ above, even though Sarah gives some strong words of caution concerning “listening” to God, when you listen to the video I posted below you will realize that she did not test the spirits and the words of this ‘Jesus’ who spoke to her.

Also notice how Sarah Young capitalized the word ‘Presence’ in the last sentence of the ‘quick capture‘ above, thus going beyond Scripture itself by implying Jesus indeed is speaking to her, and in doing so, she has added to the very words of God when the Canon of Scripture is now closed, and she is going contrary to Scripture by going beyond what has been written.  (1 Corinthians 4:6)  Without discernment, books like this will only cause many to abandon Biblical truth and to seek after ‘experiences’ with God.

If we yearn to hear Jesus speak to us, why would we even desire to read any devotional book when we have the Bible –the very God-breathed Words of God Himself?!

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us through His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom also He made the universe.  The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word.” (Hebrews 1:1-3a)

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness…”  (2 Timothy 3:16)

“For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.  He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”  We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with Him on the sacred mountain.  We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the own prophet’s interpretation of things.  For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:16-21)

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Have so many people who claim to be Christians today lost the appreciation and amazement of the fact that we have the very Words of God recorded for us in the Bible  –the Book that many people willingly fought for and gave their lives for?  Are so many today willing to settle for a counterfeit because they do not test the spirits and desire to seek after something new?

I ask that you please pray for discernment and consider taking the time to listen to what Warren Smith has to say concerning ‘JESUS CALLING‘ in the video below, and test what he says in light of Scripture as we are to do when listening to anyone claiming to speak truth to us.  We as Christians need to pray for Sarah Young, as well as for all those who, for some reason, find the need to read a devotional instead of God’s Word, the Bible.

Also, as you are considering the gifts you will be giving to friends and family this Christmas season, consider giving the book, ‘ANOTHER JESUS CALLING‘ by Warren Smith, to those who have been captivated by reading this spiritually misleading book, ‘JESUS CALLING.’  Or at least warn them about it by sharing the following videos with them. 

Spiritual deception is growing rapidly these days, and those of us who are true followers of Christ need to be aware of  these things, and warn others so they will not be led into deception.

“And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:3-5)

Thank you for stopping by, and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems. 

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

 

WARREN B SMITH – JESUS CALLING

 

ANOTHER VIDEO WITH GOOD INFORMATION FOR YOU- BOB DEWAAY 

‘JESUS: INTERCEEDING FOR US OR COMPLAINING ABOUT US?’

Warren B. Smith’s new book, ‘ANOTHER JESUS CALLING’ has just been released.

Capture Another Jesus Calling

Capture 'Another Jesus Calling' Warren Smith's expresses his concerns

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness.  Yes, please put up with me!  I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy.  I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to Him.  But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:1-4)

“Test all things.  Hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

FURTHER INFORMATION

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS:

TEN THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DEVOTIONAL ‘JESUS CALLING’

BOOK REVIEW BY SARAH LESLIE – HERESCOPE BLOG – OF WARREN B SMITH’S BOOK –‘ “ANOTHER JESUS” CALLING’ – WHICH JESUS IS CALLING ON YOU?

**ADDED 1/10/14** WARREN B SMITH, FORMER NEW AGER, SHARES HIS CONCERNS ABOUT ‘JESUS CALLING’ ON THE JANET MEFFERD SHOW

**ADDED 1/11/14**BOOK REVIEW OF ‘JESUS CALLING’ BY WHITE HORSE INN’S, MICHAEL HORTON