If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Here we are walking in faith, day by day during the last "pre-flood" days this earth will see for a long time. It's becoming more obvious to people that what calls itself christianity today is not true christianity. The bible predicted what's happening today:
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
We do indeed see the "way of truth" being spoken of as evil, but why? "There shall be false teachers among you" <---that's why. The apostles asked Jesus what would be the sign of his coming and he started out by saying "be not deceived." Deception, deception is everywhere, its the defining characteristic of our days. This entire world is based on lies and deceit including what calls itself christianity today.
Throwing the name of Jesus around and opening bibles does'nt mean you've been somehow magically spared the lies and deceit. We are told there shall be false teachers among you. That means you shouls expect the lies and deceit to be right there among all the "christian" jargon and open bibles in todays monument to men babylonian temples that pass for "churches."
With all the deceit and lies, what can a person do? Well, you can start with maintaining your "first love" above all else:
Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
We have to keep first things first, and our love affair with the Son of God is primary, it is first above all else. Loving Jesus means loving his word, because he is the word of God. Loving God's word will provide you with the things you need during these days of lies and deceit. What are we told here:
James 1 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
If mankind ever needed wisdom, they need it now. Where are men to get this wisdom, from their "pastor?" Hardly...we are told to ask GOD for wisdom. Another cut string of dependance on the babylonian system of churchianty right there..
What else are we told about seeking the truth? 1 John 2: 26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
And ye need not that any man teach you...I suppose that means your "pastor" is on the outside of that as well. He who has an ear to hear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches today. From the very beginning our God has wanted the love affair to be a one on one thing between him and you, but men love their idols, the love their spiritually adulterous affairs with each other more than their desire for time with the Creator of all things.
He himself will teach you, that's what the bible says in plain english, question is, can you receive that promise? Do you believe he will do what he said he will do? Righteousness is imputed to those men and women who throughout history have believed what God said, its that simple.
Simplicity is really the key to all of this, but the men who serve this world and its master HATE simplicity, because with simplicity they lose their control over the masses. Men make things oh so complex so they can sell you the lie that a doctorate degree in Theology is needed to "really" know God and do his will. You need to attend seminary for X number of years to really "know God." You need "pastors" who "really know God" to teach you about God because its all SOOOOOOO complex that you peon members, you "laypeople" could neeeeever understand God on your own. No, you need laity conquerers, also known as the clergy to mediate for you with God. Never mind the fact that God himself, Jesus Christ did away with that system when he died on the cross, its convenient for the religious powers of this world to continue to lord over you their position through the idolatrous system of priests/pastors to keep you conquered/controlled/powerless.
Judgement begins with the church. We are told clearly that in the last days there would be apostasy but every "church" points their fingers out the doors and say "the apostasy is out there!" It's never in their "church," its always somewhere else..how convenient.
The simplicity of a simple childlike faith in Christ is horrific to today's babylonian priests because with a simple faith in Jesus Christ, they are out of a job...Todays so called christianty has elaborate doctrines, pages and pages, books upon books, "apologetics" as far as the eye can see but what did our Lord tell us about the way of truth/real Christianity?
James 1If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Help the poor and needy, keep from being spotted by the world, boy, I sure need a "degree" to understand that!! Thrown in thousands of "pastors" while we're at it because this is soooo hard for us "laypeople" to understand.
There's a reason the Spirit has been on this topic of returning to fundamentals. You don't need hired hands to teach you, God himself said he would teach you but most people prefer to be taught by men who oppress them. It's always been that way. When I say the clergy oppress you realize that the oppression, the theft, the deceit is always subtle. The serpent is not stupid, he's perfected his lies and his satanic systems for enslaving men over thousands of years and he was one of the brightest of the angels.
The deceit and lies we see in todays babylonian form of "christianity" are snake oil smooth. The lies have been passed down over generations now so people say "it's always been this way" so it must be right! A lie perpetrated for generations is still a lie....
In these last days, I believe we are called back to the fundamentals of the faith. We are called to a simple, childlike faith in Jesus Christ. We are called to love, faith, hope. We are called out of the spider web babylonian control system created to snare then spiritually bleed men to death. We are called to keep our first love first. Jesus Christ is first everything else is a distant second or less. Put him first, keep the fire burning for him, be a wise servant who knows his master could be back any second now. Be ready, be watching, he could be right at the door...
grace and peace