Monday, July 3, 2023

People Don't See

People Don't See 
by David Brenneman 

People are easily blinded by those whom are experts at deceiving others.  Many so-called churches have blind leaders leading the blind.  

These teach and promote ideas and ideologies that are not what the God of the Bible, through the Holy Spirit, teaches. 

Promoting health, wealth and prosperity is indeed only feeding a lost soul exactly what the sin nature desires.  

People who delve into such things do not see that they in fact are being robbed.

Personally, I would rather someone get mad at me while they still live and have the capacity to turn from sin to a new life in Christ Jesus, than to say nothing and then later have them rage because I said nothing after they have died.

Popular so-called preachers are misleading millions because they are part of the enterprise of Satan's business here on Earth. 

Atheists have a better shot at coming to Christ than these people who have been so mislead.  Following people who have redefined the intended words of God through Jesus's words of life. 

We're told to test the words of supposed Godly people to see if they stack up to the true Word of God.  These millions of people behind these ill-gotten so-called churches are going to have a very very rude awakening when they face Jesus. 

Focusing on health, wealth and prosperity is not what the Spirit teaches us. 

Focusing on even spiritual gifts is not what the Spirit teaches.

Focusing on creating our own slice of Heaven here on Earth is not what the Spirit teaches.

Focusing on self is not what the Spirit teaches.

"I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ." Galatians 1:6-10 NASB95 

What ought to be preached?

"I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.  The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—  you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.  And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”" Acts 10:34-43 NASB95 

If Christ's death, burial and resurrection isn't preached...
If eternal life through the finished work of Jesus isn't presented...

Get out of whatever so-called church you may be in.

If a right relationship with Jesus isn't being presented, taught and lived out...get away from those blind guides to the blind.

As Paul said, so say I, let those blind leaders be accused. 

Jesus said He came to give life. Life as defined by a right relationship with Him. A life that is His workmanship, not ours. A life that is lived in such a way that people see our good works and glorify our Father in Heaven.  A life that says "God loved you enough to die for you. He wants a relationship with you.  Come and see!"

Oh the unspoken horrors of deceived people waking up in Hell.   I used to consider that Hell is the absence of God's grace and mercy, but even there, it's there. The absence of any relationship with Jesus is present in Hell to these who wake up there, having been deceived by the god of this world.  Grace and mercy are still yet present because the alternative would be complete annihilation of a soul and spirit, both of which were precious enough for Jesus to step down out of Heaven to die for.

My Dear sure of your salvation in Christ Jesus.  If you are not, you just read the words of Peter.  You can be sure today, right now.

Don't run after what the world offers, it only leads to an eternal life separated from God. 

As the children's song goes "Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so."

If all those whom you are following are doing is pointing you to health, wealth and prosperity, then they are not showing you the love of Christ Jesus. They are not showing you the truth in Christ.  

"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they? And which of you by worrying can add a single day to his life’s span? And why are you worried about clothing? Notice how the lilies of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin thread for cloth, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 16:25-34 NASB 

People don't see what they ought to at times.  They see what they want because it's what they desire.  Being taught by the Spirit is to learn what we need for life, not what we desire for life.  

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