Does light share fellowship with darkness? The babylonian church tells you that "attendance" at church is mandatory because we must not break fellowship. Really? If the Holy Spirit is not in attendance there I'm supposed to sit staring at the back of everyone's head week in and week out while the spiritual "guru" pastor pontificates so as not to "break fellowship?"
First of all, how can we "attend church" if we are the church? Wherever we go that's where the church is. Second, we are called to be holy before the Lord. What exactly does holiness mean anyway?
Hebrews 12:14 (KJV) Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Here's the translation from a literal bible,
(YLT) peace pursue with all, and the separation, apart from which no one shall see the Lord,
Holiness means separation from wickedness. If Jesus says he hates something, like for instance the nicolaitan teachings and practices I see in every church these days, perhaps I shouldn't be there? Or do you sit there week after week listening to teachings and being part of practices that Jesus hates, which is it? Holiness means COME OUT of the babylonian whore, separate yourselves. Of course most people refuse to do this which comes with a price to be paid:
Revelation 18:4 ... Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you don't participate in her sins and also suffer from her diseases.
There are churches and pastors on every corner of every street in America yet the people are soul starved. Psychology and marketing 101 tell us that satisfied needs don't motivate people. In other words if my hunger is satisfied and you come by trying to sell me something to eat you are out of luck, I'm not looking anymore. You wonder why so called christianity is disintigrating into the occult, new age, atheism etc etc these days? People tried out the babylonian prostitute, found her lacking and went somewhere else to fill the gaping GOD SIZED void within them. They are spiritually STARVING, churchianity promised them a meal and when all was said and done the people went home both starving AND lighter in the wallet, what a deal!!!!
The writing here is as much a condemnation of the apostasy of the "christian" church as it is an exhortation to those who are sick to the point of vomiting with churchianity and want the real thing. The truth is out there for those who want it with all their heart. Satan has masterfully created thousands of "brands" of churchianity in an attempt to bury the true church.
2 Peter 2 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. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
You read that? The way of truth will be spoken of as "evil" because of all the false prophets and the MANY who follow them. You still wondering why only a few will be saved in the end (matt 7:14-28)? Where are all the "men of god" today warning people that only a few will make it in? I can hear it already "oh, but that would make people afraid and we weren't given a spirit of fear." Really? Guess what, a "state of fear" and a "spirit of fear" are two DIFFERENT THINGS. Guess what a "spirit of fear" is? ......................its a spirit, what a revelation huh? People today use that quote "we weren't given a spirit of fear" to brush away almost every warning in the bible, how convenient!
All of God's judgements and warnings, every place we are taught about the fear of the Lord ALL BRUSHED ASIDE in one spiritual karate move "i wasn't given a spirit of fear!" Wow, that's one of the best spiri-jujitsu moves I've ever seen. You are told to FEAR him who can and will cast YOUR soul into hell if you are not found "in Christ" at the end. Notice the pronoun YOU that's used here:
... "But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!
Not the heathen, not the muslim or satanist...YOU..read it in context, he's talking to believers. Just like those in the vine in John 15, if they are not fruitful, they are CUTOFF thrown out and burned up. Sound "saved" to you?
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Nope, we weren't given a "spirit of fear" we were given the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit inside us are we supposed to fear him who can cut us off from the vine and kill both the body and soul in hell? YES.
Instead of manufacturing false doctrines like (once saved always saved-the license to sin but saved anyway) how about doing what the bible tells us to do instead? How can I hold our Lord in reverential awe/fear and still be at peace regarding my salvation?
1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
This nail has been hit so many times its beginning to bend....if you do what you are supposed to do which is spend time daily with the Lord, His Spirit which searches your spirit will point out what needs to be fixed if you are going down the wrong path.
Romans 8:27 ... and the one who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God's will.
Here's an interesting one:
Revelation 2:23 'And I will kill her children with pestilence, and ...
... I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts.
The Lord says he will kill THIS CHURCHES CHILDREN off with pestilence, he will STRIKE THEM DEAD if they do not get their act together. Are you a parent? You reading this? He will strike your prized offspring dead. I guess that will be a rude awakening to today's sugar daddy in the sky, puff me up some more cotton candy and lets "do" church! crowd.
Of course, the Lord striking your children down dead can be so easily dispensed with using churchianities handy tool "I WASN'T GIVEN A SPIRIT OF FEAR!!!!!" Yep, that's great all right. I suppose when their children are slain before them they'll just keep repeating that over and over again "i wasn't given a spirit of fear, i wasn't given a spirit of fear, i wasn't given a spirit of fear, i wasn't given a spirit of fear, i wasn't given a spirit of fear, etc etc"
The Lord warns you first. He wants to be merciful and kind. He wants to reason with you before your children get stricken down:
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
There it is in plain language. Willing and obedient will get you one thing, refuse and rebel get something else. It's up to you. If todays babylonian form of churchianity continues to erase large portions of the bible with their satanic tools (like OSAS and the "spirit of fear" trick) , well..there will be a price.
While preachers are tickling peoples ears and everyone else is out watching satan's chess moves in the world where are the people who are WARNING the church? Where are the people putting what was written squarely in the face of today's so called church? There are a few out there, but few is the key word. Its always a few who "get it." It's a few who find the small gate on the narrow path that leads to life (Matt 7:14).
This is way longer than I thought it would be. Done for today. grace and peace