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First I’d like to start out with an apology for not posting anything lately…life has been quite hectic because my mom is still in a rehabilitation center, and I just started a new job as a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant sharing designs and information with women about these stylish, long wearing, chemical free, latex free, vinyl nail wraps on my Facebook Business Page, (and elsewhere) and seeing if I can set up a Jamberry Nails fundraiser for a shelter for abused women some time during the month of June. (You can see my ABOUT page if you’re interested in knowing more about these nail wraps. 🙂 ) **UPDATE** I’m sorry. As of November 30th 2014 I am no longer a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant).

Well, Lord willing, tomorrow morning I will be posting the poem I wrote over the past week as something to warn you about concerning the “unity” we are now seeing take place in the name of ‘Christianity.’  I’ll also be posting another poll hoping that those of you who stop by my blog will participate if you at one point attended a Catholic church but left once your eyes were opened by hearing the Biblical gospel that exposed the gospel according to Rome which sadly traps precious Catholics by their deceptive teachings and fills them with fear and keeps them in bondage.  I speak by personal experience!

I enjoyed presenting the last poll to you and appreciated those of you who took the time to participate!  Thank you very much!  And just as a reminder, I’m not sure, but I believe the longest amount of time a person can participate in a poll is only until the end of the day it’s posted, which is why I’ll be posting the poem I wrote tomorrow morning as opposed to now.  And I just found out by looking at my previous post that they actually remove the polls after a certain amount of time; they don’t even allow us to keep them posted on our blogs.  😦  (UPDATE: 6-7-14: I just noticed now that the poll is still there…I just didn’t scroll down far enough :/  )

I also wanted to let you know that, Lord willing, I am hoping by the end of July (possibly August) that I will find enough time to write and completePart 3‘ of my testimony, which should be the final part of – ‘MY TESTIMONY: FROM FEAR AND UNCERTAINTY TO PEACE AND ASSURANCE — HOW GOD REVEALED THE TRUTH TO ME AS I WAS READING A CATHOLIC NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE’ (**UPDATE** Already completed. You can read all three pasts by clicking HERE).

I hope you’ll consider stopping back here tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 7, 2014, to read my poem and learn about this false unity that’s being presented these days just in case you’re not aware of what I will be sharing here, as well as taking part in the poll if it applies to you.

Thank you very much for stopping by. And thank you very much for taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.  If you feel led, please leave a comment and share what you have been through on this post or any recent  post or poem I have written.  I would love to hear from you or to encourage you if you’re presently going through a difficult time in your life.

Thank you very much for stopping by. And thank you very much for 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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As you can hear in the video posted above, (1/6/14 I’m sorry…just noticed this video is now made ‘private,’ and unfortunately there is no other copies of this video to post) Pastor James MacDonald, senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows, thinks very highly of Beth Moore, and calls her studies “pretty phenomenal.”   And because I have recently learned that Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows (my previous church for almost 15 years) is presently featuring a Beth Moore book as their focus for one of their ‘small groups,’ (and they have also chosen many of her books in the past –and probably presently — as the topic for some of their Bible Studies, as well) I found it now necessary to be one among many others who are expressing their concerns about Beth Moore to warn those of you who are avid followers of hers, the importance of testing what she says against Scripture. 

As many solid Bible teachers say, “The first key to proper Biblical interpretation is context, context, context!”  We must not take a person’s word for what a certain passage means, but rather go to Scripture and read the surrounding verses as well, in order to get a clear and proper understanding of what that text is actually saying.

Beth Moore is definitely a gifted speaker, but those of us who are Christians are commanded to ‘test all things,’ and to ‘hold fast to what is true.’  (1Thessalonians 5:21,22)

We are also shown in Scripture to ‘test what is said by those who claim to speak for God against Scripture to see if what is being said is true’:

“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)

So with that in mind, I plead with those of you who have been caught up into Beth Moore’s teachings and captivated by her charming personality and who consider yourselves to be one of her faithful followers, to pray for discernment and please listen to Chris Rosebrough of ‘Fighting For The Faith’ and ‘Pirate Christian Radio,’ as he gives his Biblical analysis of one of her messages in the video posted at the link below.  Please be sure to open up your Bible and follow along to see if what is being said is really true:

Chris Rosebrough BETH MOORE’S DANGEROUS BIBLE TWISTING

 

SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO FOCUS ON

“I appeal to you , brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.  My brothers, some from Cloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.  What I mean is this:  One of you says,  “I follow Paul”; another,I follow Apollos”;  another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.”  Is Christ divided?  Was Paul crucified for you?”                                         (1 Corinthians 1:10-13)

“Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly–mere infants in Christ.  I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it.  Indeed, you are still not ready.  You are still worldly.  For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly?  Are you not acting like mere men?  For when one says,  “I follow Paul,”  and another,  “I follow Apollos,”  are you not mere men?  “What, after all, is Apollos?  And what is Paul?  Only servants through whom you came to believe–as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.  So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.  For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.  By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it.  But each one should be careful how he builds.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:1-11)

“We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.  For 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.  And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, 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 prophet’s own interpretation.  For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”  (2 Peter 1:16-21)

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom 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.  After He had  provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.  SO He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.  For to which of the angels did God ever say,  “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.”  (Hebrews 1:1-5)  (Since this is such a powerful passage of Scripture that speaks so much Biblical truth –and one of my favorites, as well–I decided to post more than just the portion of this passage that applies to Beth Moore, which I will elaborate upon at a later time –Lord willing — if time allows).

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”           (Galatians 6:14)

“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 men 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)

“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 of 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)

“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 masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve.”        (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

“Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them.  Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.  “Not everyone who says to Me,  ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to Me on that day,  ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’  Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you.  Away from Me you evildoers!'” (Matthew 7:15-23)

“But there were also false prophets  among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.  They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.  Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”            (2 Peter 2:1,2)

“Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  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.”  (Acts 20:26-31)

JUDGING

For those of you who may accuse me of judging Beth Moore, I want you to know that even though we as Christians are not to judge a person’s heart or their intentions, we are supposed to judge/test what she says — as well as what others say, who claim to preach and teach God’s Word — in light of Scripture, and we are also to expose those who teach false doctrines.  Again, I will cite these verses: Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22

  “Stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment.”               (John 7:24)

“I have written to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters.  In that case you would have to leave this world.  But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler.  With such a man do not even eat.  What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church?  Are you not to judge those inside?  God will judge those outside.  “Expel the wicked man from among you.” (1 Corinthians 5:9-12)

Lord willing, I will post more information on Beth Moore concerning her promotion of ‘mysticism’ some time in the future, but now I am trying to finish the poem I am presently writing, entitled: ‘RISE UP!’

**UPDATED** 6/16/13 I’M SORRY I’M LATE IN ADDING THIS, BUT, AS PROMISED, HERE’S SOME INFORMATION CONCERNING BETH MOORE AND HER INVOLVEMENT WITH — AND PROMOTION OF —  ‘MYSTICISM.’  LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS – >>BE STILL DVD<<

Thank you very much 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

**ADDED 3-1-14** 8:21a.m.** PLEASE CONSIDER LISTENING TO CHRIS ROSEBROUGH’S BIBLICAL ANALYSIS OF BETH MOORE’S OUTPOURING PROPHECY AT THE LINK BELOW! AND PLEASE READ YOUR BIBLES AND TEST EVERY PASTOR AND TEACHER’S WORDS (AND ACTIONS) IN LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE (ACTS 17:11)  (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21,22) SO THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE LED INTO DECEPTION!

>BETH MOORE’S FUTURE OUTPOURING PROPHECY – @ 50 MIN. MARK – 1:10 MIN. MARK<

ADDED 3/20/14 OR…YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO THAT ENTIRE SEGMENT IN THE VIDEO BELOW:

FURTHER READING:

WHOM DO YOU FOLLOW

WARNING YOU WITH TEARS

**UPDATED 3-20-14 **  ADDED VIDEO – PIRATE CHRISTIAN – BETH MOORE’S FUTURE OUTPOURING “PROPHECY”

1-1-14 ADDED REVIEW BY CHRIS ROSEBROUGH OF BETH MOORE’S FUTURE OUTPOURING PROPHECY’

INTRODUCTION

Well it seems quite fitting that I decided now to begin to write about the shift we are seeing from Biblical Christianity to “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6-9) and “another Jesus,” (2 Corinthians 11:4) as we see Todd Bentley is back once again.   

For those of you who are not aware of who Todd Bentley is, you can watch the video ‘Playlists’ at the links below.   My prayer is that you will be a good Berean and ‘examine the Scriptures daily’ to see if what Todd Bentley says and does is true,  (Acts 17:11) and ask yourself: Is the focus on Christ? Does he preach the Word of God? Does he present the gospel?  Does he speak of repentance and the need for forgiveness? Does he make an attempt to expose the sin in the hearts of those who come to his ‘revivals?’ Does he exhibit the fruits of the spirit…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? (Galatians 5:22,23)  Do these manifestations reflect the Holy nature of our God, or do they resemble the things that take place in  ‘revivals’ and at other gatherings where people who claim they are bringing forth the anointing and move of God, but instead are imitating pagan practices of emptying one’s mind by meditation and receiving an ‘impartation’ known as ‘kundalini,’ that is said to ‘arouse the serpent power coiled at the base of the spine.’ 

True revival is a move of God; He opens our eyes to realize our sinfulness in the light of His holiness. Men and women weep in the presence of God and there is a true sorrow that brings a change of heart and mind, and people choose to turn from sin and surrender their lives to Him.  (2 Corinthians 7:10) (2 Corinthians 5:17) (Acts 3:19)

The so-called ‘revivals’ that are taking place today, have their focus on unbiblical manifestations such as being so-called ‘drunk in the spirit,’ when God’s Word clearly tells us to “be alert and sober-minded,’ (1 Thessalonians 5:6,7)  and that we are ‘ not to get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery, but instead we are to be filled with the Spirit’ and we are to ‘speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.’ (Ephesians 5:18-20)  That’s a far cry from what Todd Bentley and others present to us when they claim to be ‘drunk in the spirit.’

Those of us who have had God’s love and mercy revealed to us are grieved in our hearts when we see these things that are taking place today.  Our desire is to be a voice of warning to the church and to the unbelievers, who not only seem to be able to see these people as false much easier than even some Christians can, but sadly they are turning away from even considering Christianity, when they see these types of things and think this is an accurate representation of Christianity!

How it must grieve the very heart of God when He sees so many claiming to be prophets and followers of Christ, and yet giving such a blasphemous representation of the ‘gospel’ to some who are genuinely seeking God, but ending up with a counterfeit instead. 

If you are a true follower of Christ, and are caught up in these types of ‘revivals,’ I pray you will ask God for discernment, and that you will test all things in light of Scripture,  holding God’s Word as the standard to judge truth from error. 

Find joy and satisfaction in hearing Him speak to you through His Word and being in His presence, giving Him the praise and worship He is SO worthy of, and you will not want to look elsewhere for something to satisfy your spiritual hunger. 

If you are someone who has been hurt by movements such as this, I pray you will not place your focus on men who will fail every time to ever come close in comparison to the glory of God. We must ‘keep our eyes on Jesus,’ (Hebrews 12:2) and stay in His Word so we will not be led into deception.

Those who have the gift of discernment, have a precious gift that should be used lovingly but firmly, to warn others of the many false prophets and teachers that seem to be popping up at every turn today!  We need to pray and let our voices be heard…we need to be a watchman on our knees; alerting other Christians of the spiritual dangers of these prophets, teachers, and movements, and crying out to God in prayer for believers, those seeking him, and even for those who are the ones perverting the gospel, that they might see the truth and repent and preach the true gospel.

We may be filled with a righteous anger when we see such blasphemous behavior and hear the teachings of people such as Todd Bentley, John Crowder, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Patricia King, Rick Warren — and the list can go on and on and on — but we must remember that Jesus died for them too. We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, and must have compassion and concern for them, as well.

Remember that Jesus warns us of false prophets and false teachers and how ‘they would come in among us and not spare the flock’, and added:

“Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guardRemember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:28-31)

Please, more than ever before, study God’s Word, and test the words and actions of everyone who claims to be speaking ‘words from God.’  (Acts 17:11)  Please use your critical thinking skills, and do not fall for the line that ‘we are not to judge those who claim to be hearing from God.’  God’s Word tells us to:

“Test everything.  Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) 

Jesus said:

“Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” (John 7:24)

And He clearly shows us we are to judge in this verse:

“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church?  Are you not to judge those inside?  God will judge those outside.  “Expel the wicked man from among you.”  (1 Corinthians 5:12,13)

Cults use the ‘don’t judge or question our teachings’ tactic, so please use your God-given ability to question their words and actions in light of Scripture, and don’t allow yourselves to be deceived.

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

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

All these Playlists and Videos listed below are made by other YouTube users; I just chose them to add to my site on YouTube.

Video on what God’s Word says about judging, here:

Playlists on Todd Bentley, here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/DC27ACED7AA41CB3

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/CEAB6D6277396070/0/EFuiwcpqUdk

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/CB2741DD37A207F7/0/Sto2Rvui11k

Video on Patricia King, here:

Video on John Crowder, here:

Below are Playlists that I put together on my YouTube Channel:

Playlist on Yoga, here: http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/DDB9AA42381A5B89/0/XjxQaVtOxUA

Playlist on Rick Warren, here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/908117D25DB1859D/0/hOMFHej1KVk

Playlist on Rick Warren’s ‘PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE/CHURCH,’ here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/A9059A20699A7E1D/0/DQOQnVx9n24

Playlist on the ‘Emergent/Emerging Church,’ here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingForHisGlory#p/c/70241FE07D4F03E2/0/idZCcg3MvEI

Here are some videos concerning  calling down fire:

 

 

Excellent article, ‘PREPARED FOR THE SLAUGHTER: The Disarming Of The Church,’ here:

http://godnet.org/SLAUGHTER.htm

An excellent series of articles  from June 2008, examining Todd Bentley’s ‘revival’ by Pastor Gary Osborne, here:

http://herescope.blogspot.com/2008/06/lakelands-recycled-revival.html

SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO REFLECT ON

“Then the LORD said to me,  “The false prophets are prophesying lies in my name.  I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them.  They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.”  (Jeremiah 14:14)

“This is what the LORD Almighty says:  “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes.  They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.  I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.  But if they had stood in My council, they would have proclaimed My Words to My people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds.  Am I only a God nearby,”  declares the LORD,  “and not a God far away?  Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?’  declares the LORD.  “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”  declares the LORD.  “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in My name.  They say,  “I had a dream!”  How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?  “Is not My Word like fire,”  declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?  Therefore,”  declares the LORD,  “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from Me.  Yes,”  declares the LORD,  “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare,  ‘The LORD declares.’  Indeed I am against those who prophesy false dreams,”  declares the LORD.  “They tell them and lead My people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them.  They do not benefit these people in the least,”  declares ther LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:16,18,21-26,29-32)

“The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity.”  (Lamentations 2:14)

“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 men 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 4:2-4)

“Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

“At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.  At that time if anyone says to you,  ‘Look, here is the Christ!’   or, ‘There he is!’  do not believe it.  For false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect–if that were possible.” (Matthew 24:11,23-26)

“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)

“The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood–idols that cannot see or hear or walk.  Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.”                    (Revelation 9:20,21)

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.  They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

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

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…” (Acts 3:19) 

“You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1)

“…contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” (Jude 3)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.  They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.  Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.” (2 Peter 2:1-3)

“Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize.  Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.  He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.”  (Colossians 2:18,19)

“A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign!  But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:39)

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1)

“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.” (Ezekiel 33:6)

 WATCHMEN ON OUR KNEES

Will you stand for Biblical truth when not many seem to care?

Will you expose the lies as ‘new age’ teachings slip into churches, unaware?

Will you speak God’s Word to set them free,

From deception that holds them in captivity?

Visions and words from demons, or their own minds these ‘prophets’ tell,

They fail to give the gospel message, that  alone has the power to save men from hell,

Instead they call on God to send fire to fall upon men,

Never warning them of the eternal fire that awaits  those who are still in bondage

to sin, 

God’s fire is a purifying fire that cleanses our evil hearts, as His Spirit makes us bold,

Their fire fills some with terror, and causes a depth of emotional damage untold,

It’s time for the church to fall on our face,

To cry out for His forgiveness, His mercy and grace,

If we are His sheep, then it’s His voice we should hear,

For the wolves are in the sheep pen, and the slaughter is near,

When we fail to test men’s words against Scripture, and seek signs and miracles

instead,

Should we even have to wonder, why so many are misled?

We need to sound the alarm and let our voices be heard,

For these ‘prophets’ have rejected sound doctrine, and have perverted God’s Word,

People need to be warned, so God’s truth they can see,

Pray their eyes will be opened, and that His truth will set the captives free.

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

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version®.  Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.

Picture obtained from Photobucket – watchmanonwall

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INTRODUCTION

I was in the process of writing a completely different poem yesterday, Saturday, October 17th 2009, and was trying to write the final verse, when something happened that caused me to write this poem just today, Sunday, October 18th… As I was on my way to work, at a later time than I normally start on a Saturday, I saw a family standing in the lobby of my condo, talking to my neighbor.  I saw an ‘AWAKE’ magazine in the woman’s hand, and knew right away that they were Jehovah’s Witnesses.

On my way to work, I prayed for them, and the many other Jehovah’s Witnesses who faithfully go door to door, hoping to one day be one of the 144,000 whom they are told will be the only ones allowed to enter into the Kingdom.  (Need to correct the previous statement…a former JW told me that what I thought to be true is not accurate.  Will correct when time allows).  My heart went out to them in prayer,  as I saw the children especially, standing there in all their innocence, being led astray.   Their parents, who I am sure have  hearts filled with love for God and a  deep desire to live for Him, have unknowingly been caught in a web of deceit, and sadly were now leading their children down the same path.

 I  prayed for those who were former Jehovah’s Witnesses, left damaged and broken, and not yet knowing the One True Savior who alone can bring hope and healing to their lives.  I also prayed for the ones who thankfully have been set free by His grace, that they would continue to experience His healing in their minds and their lives, and be given God’s wisdom and courage to share their testimonies with friends and family, of how His truth shattered the darkness and deception that had such a tight grip on their minds and lives…for all of them I will continue to pray.

 When I lived in my home, before I had a full time job, I always prayed for God to give me opportunities to witness to people,  and He was faithful to do that.  Even though my heart was moved with compassion towards every person God brought my way, for some reason I found myself having  a stronger compassion for the Jehovah’s Witnesses who came to my home.

I especially remember the married couple who were probably in their 70’s, who came to my home when I was a brand new Christian.. maybe a month in the faith at the most.  They had me completely confused, and with tears in my eyes, I confessed that I didn’t know my Bible enough to show them the truth, but that I believed that Jesus is God, and that we are saved by grace through faith and not by works.  I asked them if I could pray with them before they left, and they let me.  I asked God to bless them and show them the truth of who Jesus is, and that He would reveal the truth to them that I was not able to show them.

 God used them to put a strong desire in my heart, to search the Scriptures and to ‘do my best to present myself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, and who correctly handles the word of truth. ‘  (2 Timothy 2:15)  God also used them to make me realize that I needed to ‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks me to give the reason for the hope that I have, but that I would do this with gentleness and respect…’  (1 Peter 3:15)

After that incident, before I let any Jehovah’s Witnesses back into my home, I took a year or more to study Scripture, so I could show them the verses that showed them Jesus is God… (John 14:9) (John 1:1)  (Hebrews 1:1-13) (Colossians 1:15-20), and that Jesus claimed to be God, (John 10:30-33) and that salvation is a gift and we can’t earn it, (Titus 3:4-7) (Ephesians 2:8,9) because God’s Word says ‘all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.’ (Isaiah 64:6)

Seeing them as I went to work, caused me to realize the importance for all who claim to be Christians, to take the time to not only study God’s Word, but also to share it with those who, through no fault of their own, have been deceived and held captive.

I pray God will use this poem to fill the hearts of many with a compassion for all Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others like them, so that when they come to our doors, we will pray and be prepared to reach out to them with His love and His truth that has the power to set them free.

Below are videos with valuable information to help these precious people see the truth in God’s Word.  I pray many of you who are ‘born of the Spirit of God’ will take the time to watch and learn how to share the truth in love with these sincere, but sincerely deceived precious people.  The next time they come to your door, please consider inviting them in and at least share how you came to know the truth presented in God’s Word that opened your eyes to see the ‘good news’ of the gospel.  Pray for their eyes and minds to be opened by God’s Holy Spirit before you speak, and trust God to work in their hearts as only He can help them to know the truth that can set them free.

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

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

 

RELATED VIDEOS WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION

 

 

Here’s the link to Christy’s web site: WITNESSES FOR JESUS

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SILENT CRIES

Deceived but led right to your door,

Can you share the truth with them that they are really searching for?

You claim to know Him and His Word,

The Truth that they have never heard,

They are told not to question their doctrines, and even not to think,

So into the depths of darkness and deception they continue to sink,

There they stand a husband and wife,

They’ve been going door to door many years of their lives,

Children destined for a future of gloom and despair,

Won’t you open your door, and show them that you care?

Oh son and daughter of the Risen King,

On Sunday your praises to Him you do sing,

Can you just ignore them when they come by?

Can’t you hear their silent but desperate cry?

A knock at your door, an ‘AWAKE’ magazine in hand,

There on your porch they continue to stand,

Will you take the time to listen and guide,

With God’s Word and His Spirit right at your side?

Can you give them His Word to plant truth in their mind?

To shatter their darkness, and open eyes that are blind?

Can you share the hope that you have found,

A gospel of grace, and not by works, that is Biblically sound?

Can you walk them down the ‘Romans Path,’

To reveal the truth of God’s mercy as well as His soon coming wrath?

Can you show them in Scripture, Jesus is the only true way?

That He’s God in the flesh, and our debt to sin He did pay?

Study God’s Word, so His truth you can share,

Treat them with kindness, and keep them in prayer,

Be patient and loving, and pray one day they will see,

God’s Truth exposing their deception, and setting them free.

Copyright© 2009  Mary K. Dalke/Living For His Glory/Living4HisGlory All rights reserved. Written Sunday October 18, 2009

Picture Obtained From Photobucket   Heaven-13-2

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible New International Version® Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.