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Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation, or has your pastor been preaching on it? Have you been involved in “ChristianYoga, Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, or Lectio Divina? Well, this series of posts in the new Category of posts that I have entitled, ‘MYSTICISM MONDAYS,‘ will attempt to not only peel back the layers of the many forms of spiritual deception that have been entering the church in order to reveal them to you as being lies of the enemy of our souls, but also the intention of these posts is to present you with the truth of God’s Word in order to expose the spiritual dangers of these practices.

Lord willing, at least once a month on a Monday, I will be sharing teachings with you from Christian experts on the subject, some of whom have even been personally involved with these dangerous practices. All of these teachings that I will be presenting to you will focus on many Scriptures; those who speak on these topics will not just be talking about these practices, because it’s only the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices and set a deceived person free.

Lord willing, when time allows, I will be writing many posts in the future zeroing in on specific Christian programming and Christian teachers who are promoting these deceptive practices, (I recently posted a very lengthy one concerning Moody Radio which I will continue to update until completed) but since my time is getting rather limited these days because of other important responsibilities that I now have, I will oftentimes simply be sharing a video or an article with you.

When time allows, I truly hope and pray that you will take the time to listen to these messages or read these articles, as well as read the upcoming posts that — Lord willing — I will be writing on these important topics so that you can be aware of these false teachings that are deceiving many Christians –possibly even you.

Please be sure that you test the teachings of all those whom you listen to against Scripture as God’s Word shows us that we are to do (Acts 17:11) so that you will never be deceived.

I hope and pray that all of you who are Bible believing followers of Jesus Christ are constantly testing what your pastors and teachers are presenting to you against the truth of God’s Word as we are shown in Scripture to do (Acts 17:11) no matter how long they have been in ministry, because many pastors and teachers are now embracing and presenting New Age mystical practices to their people through things such as yoga, as well as  though meditation practices which often times are found in Spiritual Formation classes and are referred to as Contemplative Prayer, silent prayer, Lectio Divina, Taize, etc.

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)

Mysticism in the church is one of the many ways that Satan is now using to bring about the oneness and unity that is being promoted in the world to bring about the One World Religion. Sadly, many pastors and teachers lack discernment and have now become tools in Satan’s hands to promote these mystical practices. We must keep in mind what God says in His Word:

“Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11) 

Are you a follower of  a man (or woman) and their ministry? Or are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Will you be a Berean and examine the Scriptures daily to see if what they are saying is true? Will you walk in the light and in truth and leave, if necessary, if Yoga and other mystical practices  are being promoted at your church? Or are the relationships that you have developed over the years while you have attended your church more important to you than being obedient to God and the truth presented in His Word? True followers of Jesus Christ will follow Him –no matter what the cost.

“For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.” (2 Corinthians 2:9)

Now for today’s very short, but very important, Mysticism Monday:

This post has to be very short because my condo is still rather messy, and  as I am writing this I am eating my cereal out of a container meant for left overs, and eating it with a fork. :/ That’s what happens when a Berean and detective-at-heart is filled with an urgency to warn other Christians by spending countless hours writing and updating posts out of a desire to reach other Christians in order to emphasize the importance of testing the teachings of Christian pastors, leaders, and writers against the truth of God’s Word so they will not be deceived! At least that’s my excuse reason.

In all seriousness now, I’d like to share one of Ray Yungen’sFor Many Shall Come In My Name’ programs that he does on Rapture Ready Radio with you. In this episode Ray Yungen is joined by Jackie Alnor of THE SCATTERED SHEEP REPORT. The World The Parliament of the World’s Religions, oneness, the pope, Contemplative Prayer, and Beth Moore are some of the topics discussed in the following thirty minute message. Just click on the link below.

Here now is today’s Mysticism Monday:

RAPTURE READY RADIO – MANY SHALL COME IN MY NAME WITH RAY YUNGEN

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/Living4HisGlory

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Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation? Have you been involved in Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, or Lectio Divina? Well, this new series of posts in the new Category of posts that I have entitled ‘MYSTICISM MONDAYS‘ will attempt to peel back the layers of spiritual deception and present you with the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices. Lord willing, at least once a month on a Monday, I will be sharing teachings with you from Christian experts on the subject, some of whom have even been personally involved with these dangerous practices. All of these teachings that I will be presenting to you will focus on many Scriptures; those who speak on these topics will not just be talking about these practices, because it’s only the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices and set a deceived person free.

Lord willing, when time allows, I will be writing many posts in the future zeroing in on specific Christian programming and Christian teachers who are promoting these deceptive practices, but since my time is getting rather limited these days because of other important responsibilities that I have, I will oftentimes simply be sharing a video with you.

When time allows, I truly hope and pray that you will take the time to listen to these messages and read the upcoming posts on this important topic so that you can be aware of these false teachings that are deceiving many Christians –possibly even you.

Please test the teachings of all those whom you listen to against Scripture as God’s Word shows us that we are to do. (Acts 17:11)

Now for today’s Mysticism Monday:

In the video below, Sandy Simpson of DECEPTION IN THE CHURCH gives an in depth teaching on Panentheism and shares a lot of documented information concerning how this teaching is being promoted in many churches today by Christian leaders such as Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and many others.

Here is Sandy Simpson’s YouTube video description:

“Now, I bet you read the title of this article and thought I had misspelled the word “pantheism”. Just so that those of you who write to me advising me of words I have misspelled in articles (and I do often) I want to tell you that I am using the term “panentheism” as coined by Karl C. F. Krause. You can read more about this word and concept in an excellent book called “A Time Of Departing” by Ray Yungen.

There is a new “God” being promoted in the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Word of Faith movements whose teachers are regularly seen on TBN, Daystar, SkyAngel, CBN and other “Christian” TV networks. Some of those teachers even have, what would be considered, a fairly typical statement of faith or doctrinal statement they endorse. But by what they teach they end up promoting a false unbiblical view of God, especially through their actions and experiences. The whole phenomenon of “slain in the spirit” and all the antics that go with it are brainwashing an entire generation of Christians to put their faith in another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel. This new “Jesus” and “Holy Spirit” is clearly pantheistic or panentheistic in nature. Though some of these teachers would claim to be believing in the God who is One God in Three Persons, by what they teach they deny the very revealed character of God from Scripture.”

 

For those of you who are not aware of what Panentheism is, here’s the definition which I quick captured for you from the video below:

Capture Panentheism - Quick captured from The New Panentheistic God of Christendom - Sandy Simpson

 

 

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)

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 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 3:16,17-4:1-4)

“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)

“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)

“But evil men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13)

 “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7: 13-15)

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UPDATE

Lord willing, I am hoping to have the post that I am presently writing (which focuses on mysticism) completed by sometime this weekend. However, as I have been continuing to do research for this post, the new information that I find has caused me to change the title of this post (as well as change some of the content of this post) three times already! So I’m not quite sure exactly when it will be finished.

Realizing the need to share this information with you also caused me to set aside reading my Catechism of the Catholic Church book, which means that the post I will write that will compare the teachings in the CCC with the truth of God’s Word,  the Bible, will probably not be finished until some time in the early part of 2016 –Lord willing.

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/Living For His Glory

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 part-time job (and I did in June)  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:

Many of us as Christians were pretty certain which pastors would continue to stand for God’s definition of marriage, and sadly wondered who would be among the first to give in to compromise after same sex marriage became legal in all of the United States on June 26th 2015.  On August 7, 2015 Christian News shared THIS REPORT concerning where T D Jakes stands. He said something very similar during the Elephant Room 2 Conference    when he was briefly questioned concerning where he stands on the Trinity since he is known to be a Modalist. (See video and articles below for details).

Are you aware of what “soaking” prayer is? If you think that it’s Biblical, and you are participating in this practice, or if you are among those who are not aware of what it is, when time allows, please read THESE ARTICLES  on “soaking prayer” posted on Lighthouse Trails so that you will not be deceived and led astray by this unbiblical, occultic practice. (Also see related videos below).

Many of us are aware of the ‘unity’ that we see taking place as many  ministries are beginning to merge together. Here’s some  information by Cecil Andrews of TAKE HEED MINISTRIES in a PDF file, entitled, ‘ELLEL’ & ‘NEW HEART MINISTRIES: IHOP: JOHN CROWDER: THEIR INTERCONNECTEDNESSEllel-Ministries 

In last week’s Warning You With Tears Wednesday’s post I shared an interesting article with you written by Pastor Anton Bosch concerning new facts on how the Vatican fulfills prophecy. This week I’d like to share his very Scriptural articles concerning the return of Jesus Christ with you that may help those of you who may be confused on this issue since there are so many who teach different views on when He will return. Please pray for discernment before you read, and be sure to get your Bible and test everything in light of Scripture. Remember this is an issue that we can debate, but we must not allow it to divide us:

PART 1 – IMMINENCE – BY PASTOR ANTON BOSCH – HERESCOPE BLOG

PART 2 – PAUL AND IMMINENCE – BY PASTOR ANTON BOSCH – HERESCOPE BLOG

PART 3 – I AM COMING QUICKLY – BY PASTOR ANTON BOSCH – HERESCOPE BLOG

If you are among the many who have been devastated and disgusted after  seeing all the horrendous videos concerning Planned Parenthood and the coldness and hardness of heart of those who were video taped as they were in the process of selling the body parts of precious babies who were aborted, here’s an article for you by Avery Foley from Answers in Genesis:

UNDERSTANDING THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS FROM A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

Here’s some good news to end this post with in  order to give glory to God, and to encourage all of you: After some women viewed an ultrasound of their babies at various stages of growth within their wombs, they chose life for their babies!

 

Please pray for the many women who are pregnant and fearful, or feel threatened and think that there is no other alternative than to end the life of their unborn child. Pray also for the women who have hardened their hearts and think only of themselves, their freedom, and their careers, and care nothing at all about their baby’s opportunity to live.

Pray for discernment for Christians so they will not be deceived by the many spiritually deceptive practices that are entering many churches today. And may all of us who proclaim the name of Jesus Christ never compromise with the truth that God has put forth in His Word in spite of an ever changing world that seeks to call what is evil good, and what is good evil.

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

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16)

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”         (Isaiah 5:20)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.” (2 Peter 2:1)

“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 4:2-4)

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” (Proverbs 31:8)

 

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SOAKING PRAYER – JOHN AND CAROL ARNOTT

Detailed information by Cecil Andrews of TAKE HEED MINISTRIES on the so-called ‘Toronto Blessing‘ (in which John and Carol Arnott were a part of) so that you can clearly see that the practice of soaking prayer — which John and Carol Arnott promote —  has its roots in something that is completely  unbiblical:

MARGARET SANGER AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

FURTHER READING FOR YOU:

KEN SILVA – APPRISING MINISTRIES – ELEPHANT ROOM 2 – MAY WE NOW REGARD T D JAKES AS TRINITARIAN AND ORTHODOX

TOM CHANTRY ON THE ELEPHANT ROOM 2 SESSION 4 TRANSCRIPT

Well, I was wondering if there was going to be another ‘Code Orange Revival’ again this year, but thanks to Erin Benziger of  DO NOT BE SURPRISED, I don’t have to wonder any more.  You can read about it here>> STEVEN FURTICK TAKES THE CODE ORANGE REVIVAL UNDERGROUND   Then, after searching YouTube for videos on Steven Furtick’s ‘CODE ORANGE UNDERGROUND,’ I found the deeply disturbing video posted above.

Here, you can also watch the>> “CODE ORANGE UNDERGROUND” TRAILER” <<I just found on Vimeo.

If you’d like, you can watch the videos and Biblical analysis of the 2012 Code Orange Revival on my previous post at the link below>>

PRAY FOR GOD TO AWAKEN YOUR DISCERNMENTANOTHER REVIVAL IS SOON TO TAKE PLACE

Just reading the tweets on Twitter under #codeorangeunderground is extremely troubling:

>> You can read them all here<<

I sincerely pray that all who are attending this revival — which is by ‘invitation only’ — will test all they see and hear against Scripture, as we are shown to do in God’s Word:

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

It grieves me to know they had an aerialist as part of their ‘revival’ last night.  Somehow I think that a more somber atmosphere, where people would be crying out to God in repentance, and reading Scripture and praying fervently for God to move in the hearts of people in our country and in the world, would be an atmosphere more conducive to revival.  God wants our hearts to be broken over sin and He desires us to seek His face.  Sadly, this seems more like a circus, and must grieve the heart of God more deeply than we can ever imagine.  Again James 4:7-10 comes to mind:

“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.” 

(Will add more Scripture and a few more thoughts if time allows).

Please be in prayer for all who are speaking at this revival, and for all who are attending.

God bless you.  Thank you for stopping by, and thank you very much for taking the time to read this post.

NEW POEM COMING SOON: RISE UP!

***(UPDATED 1/13/13 VIDEOS AND A FEW THOUGHTS ADDED BELOW)**

AWAKENING THE REVIVAL

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CELEBRATION ARENA

9555 R.G. Skinner Parkway

Jacksonville, Florida 32256

DAY 1JANUARY 29th TUESDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGBISHOP T D JAKES

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 2 – JANUARY 30th WEDNESDAY NIGHT

FEATURING – STEVEN FURTICK

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE STARTS AT 7:00P.M.

DAY3 – JANUARY 31st THURSDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGJUDAH SMITH

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 4FEBRUARY 1st FRIDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGISRAEL HOUGHTON

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 5 -FEBRUARY 2nd SATURDAY

FEATURINGJOHN SIEBERLING

DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.   SOURCE

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Well, another revival is about to take place, and once again we see some of the same names appearing on the schedule as we have seen in many other revivals and conferences in the recent past:  T D Jakes, Steven Furtick, Judah Smith, and Israel Houghton, as well.  And once again, many of us have valid reasons to be filled with concern.

If you choose to attend the AWAKENING REVIVAL,’ or to watch it  if it’s available online, please keep the Scriptures below in mind as you do, and please consider watching the videos below, as well.  Ask yourself if the focus of the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ is on Christ and turning from sin, or is it focused on something or someone other than Christ.  And please make sure that you test all that is said and done in light of Scripture:

“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

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

True revival begins by a move of the Holy Spirit on a person’s heart to repent of sin.  A move of God cannot be manufactured or scheduled.

**UPDATED 1/11/13  ADDED STOVALL WEEMS VIDEO AND LINK TO CHRIS ROSEBROUGH’S ANALYSIS OF A STOVALL WEEMS SERMON** Stovall Weems, lead pastor of Celebration Church, will be hosting this revival.  If you’d like, you can listen to Chris Rosebrough and his Biblical analysis of one of Stovall Weems sermons that starts in Hour 2 @1:21:49 here> INTOLERANCE OF TOLERANCE     Once again, be sure to test everything in light of Scripture. 

If you’d like, you can also watch the following video of Stovall Weems who was one of the guest speakers at C3 2012.  In opening, he says the following to all in attendance, starting @3:35…

“I was fasting, and it’s interesting, God spoke to me this word that I’m gonna share tonight.  He spoke to me this word for C3 conference-the message I’m gonna speak tonight…I preached this same passage before, but I’ve never preached this message.”

So, if this message truly is from God, then it should line up to His Word.  Pray for discernment, and see if you think his message is from God, and if the words he uses is befitting of a man/pastor who is supposed to be speaking God’s Word.

TRUE REVIVAL AND CONCERNS

In the following videos, you will hear Leonard Ravenhill say some very soul-stirring things concerning genuine repentance and revival…

AGONY AND SACRIFICE COMPILATIONLEONARD RAVENHILL

HOLINESSREPENTANCEREVIVAL

REPENTANCE! BY LEONARD RAVENHILLFULL VERSION

**ADDED 1/13/13**  However, can true revival take place when the pastors who will be leading this revival are known by many to have some unbiblical teachings and even some heretical beliefs? 

On DAY 1 of the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ T D Jakes will be preaching.  Please take the time to listen to James White point out the serious and valid concerns many have about T D Jakes.  Also, please consider watching the following videos of T D Jakes and Steven Furtick from the Code Orange Revival that took place in January of 2012, as well as a very good Biblical analysis of Steven Furtick’s message by YouTube user, Bezel333…

TD JAKES AT CODE ORANGE REVIVAL 2012

T D JAKES DELIVERS “DESIGNER” SERMON AT CODE ORANGE 2012

On DAY 2 of  the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL, ‘Steven Furtick, pastor of ELEVATION CHURCH will be preaching.  His message at ‘CODE ORANGE REVIVAL’ is not available on YouTube.  However, a Biblical analysis of his message is:

BIBLICAL ANALYSIS OF STEVEN FURTICK’S MESSAGE AT CODE ORANGE 2012

Many have concerns about Steven Furtick because of his promotion of T D Jakes, as well as other ‘Word-Faith’ preachers, such as Joel Osteen.  (If you’d like to read about the heretical teachings of the Word-Faith movement, please consider reading this article by Pastor Gary E. Gilley of Southern View Chapel>> THE WORD-FAITH MOVEMENTBY GARY GILLEY)

If any of you watched the ‘Code Orange Revival’ that took place in January of 2012 at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, then I’m sure some of you are aware of how it was everything but a genuine revival.  Many of us watched in horror as Scripture was twisted as you will clearly hear in the following video…

Some of us also cringed as many of them praised each other and their ministries instead of having their focus on Jesus Christ,  and pointing those in attendance to the fact that we are all wretched sinners and can only be saved by repenting from sin and placing their trust completely in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus when He died in our place on the cross. 

There was no exegetical preaching of God’s Word –except for Matt Chandler’s message (posted below) that ‘mysteriously disappeared’ from Elevation Church’s website for a time, possibly due to the strong exhortation by Matt Chandler to those who made the Scriptures about themselves by reading themselves into the text, as we saw take place that night.

As I watched the CODE ORANGE REVIVAL, I was grieved along with many of you.  There was so much laughter during that ‘revival,’ that is appeared as a week of entertainment instead of a true revival, and therefore this verse came to mind:

“Submit yourselves, then, to GodResist 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)

Will the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ be another ‘CODE ORANGE REVIVAL?’   Only time will tell.  I pray those of you who are planning on attending will pray for discernment and test all you will hear and see against the truth of God’s Word (Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) so you will not be deceived.

God bless you and thank you very much for stopping by and taking time to read some of my posts and poems.

SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO REFLECT ON

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:  “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  (Isaiah 30:15)

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”  (2 Corinthians 7:10)

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.”  (Luke 3:8)

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you to repentance?”  (Romans 2:4)

“From that time on Jesus began to preach,  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”  (Matthew 4:17)

“They went out and preached that people should repent.”  (Mark 6:12)

“But unless you repent, you too will perish.”  (Luke 13:5)

“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)

“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent.”  (Acts 17:30)

“Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth…”  (2 Timothy 2:25)

“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)

“Remember therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it and repent.  But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”  (Revelation 3:2-4)

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

COMING SOON: ANOTHER POEM – ‘RISE UP!’