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Capture Jesus Calling Devotional

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

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INTRODUCTION

Not too long ago, a friend had shared with me about two Jehovah’s Witnesses, who now have serious concerns about the teachings of the Watchtower Society.   But in spite of the courage they have in making the decision to leave,  they are also experiencing fear and confusion.   My friend had asked me to pray for them, and later as I thought about what they may possibly be going through as I prayed for them,  this poem began to come together in my mind.

If God leads you to pray for them, your prayers would be greatly appreciated.  I do not, however, feel free to share their names.  God knows who they are, and cares deeply for them, and for all of you who have been mentally, emotionally, and sadly sometimes even physically and sexually abused by religious movements such as the Watchtower Society. 

Any religion that claims they are the only source of truth, or tries to take away your freedom to think and to test what they say in light of Scripture, as God’s Word tells us we are to do, and proclaims doctrines that conflict with or completely contradicts Biblical truth, should be clear warning signs to you that they are presenting a false gospel.  Seek God in His Word, and ask Him to reveal His truth to you, and He will be faithful to do that.

May God reveal His truth to all of you who may unknowingly be trapped in a false religious system.  As He does, I pray God will give you courage so that you would have the strength and determination to leave.  May God lead you out and bring healing to your minds and restore your lives, so that you will bring Him glory and help others who are going through the same emotional pain, anger, and confusion that you are experiencing.

***UPDATE FEBRUARY 6th 2011***For those of you who are either considering joining the Watchtower Society, or who are already involved in it and are beginning to have doubts and questions about their teachings, please don’t ignore your concerns and push them to the back of your mind.  Instead, please read a King James Version of the Bible, and test all things you hear against the truth of God’s Word.  God set forth this practice of testing men’s words against the truth of His Word to protect us from being deceived. 

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”    (Acts 17:11)

Even though you are told as a  Jehovah’s Witness not to question the Governing Body’s teachings, because of your love for Jehovah you need to hold His Word higher than the words of men.  Even though they claim to speak for God,  their words still need to be tested against the truth of God’s Word. Please choose to be the spiritual leader for your family and pray and ask God to show you what the truth is in His Word, to protect you and your loved ones.  If you do, you will save yourself and your loved ones from a lot of heartache and serious mental and emotional confusion. God bless you.

YouTube Channel>>>  Sharing Biblical truth with Jehovah’s Witnesses

Click here for>>> Her website 

4jehovah.org  click here>>> Web site with very important and helpful information

To hear the testimony of a husband and wife, two former Jehovah’s Witnesses for 50 years, please click here>>> Testimony of Rick And Inez Fearon (Their full testimony can be heard at the link below their video)

Rick Fearon’s web site, here>>>Six Screens Of The Watchtower

***UPDATE FEBRUARY 7th 2011 *** >>>Click here for reachouttrust.org <<<An organization that reaches people with Biblical truth.

God bless you, and thank you very much for stopping by to read my poems.

SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO REFLECT ON

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth…”  Romans 1:16 KJV

“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 1:8,9 KJV

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”  Acts 17:11 KJV

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtity, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”  2 Corinthians 11:3,4,13-15 KJV

“Making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye hath delivered: and many such like things do ye.”  Mark 7:13 KJV

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”  Colossians 2:8 KJV

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”  1 John 4:18 KJV

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all…”  1 Timothy 2:5,6 KJV

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”  John 14:6 KJV

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh:  yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”  2 Corinthians 5: 14-20 KJV

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

“But as many have received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believeth on His name.”  John 1:12 KJV

“For ye hath not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”  Romans 8:15 KJV

“And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:32 KJV

BREAKING FREE

Bound by fear and the lies of the enemy,

Lord, they need Your mighty power to rush in and set them free,

Reveal Your grace and mercy that You showed for all mankind,

Remove fear and deception, so they may leave it all behind,

Replace them with Your love and truth, as You give them eyes to see,

The beauty of the gospel message, that has the power to set them free,

Remove from their thinking those things not of You,

Replace in their minds only things that are true,

Scriptures to show them the power in Your Word,

Your message of life that they have not heard,

Reveal they are sinners with no hope at all,

But that You provided a Savior and to Him they would call,

Release them from the bondage of lies and control,

As the power of the gospel shatters deception and saves their soul,

Restore them to Yourself when Your truth they would see,

That Jesus took Your wrath upon Himself, and He’s waiting to set them free.

Copyright©2010 Mary K. Dalke/Living For His Glory/Living4HisGlory All rights reserved.

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