Gimmicks or God?

Those who don't have a foundation in God's Word, should have no higher goal and plan than to daily seek the LORD and to devour His Word (Psalms 119; 1 Peter 2:2, etc.). There should be no greater pursuit in your life. When we read and study and memorize and meditate on God's Word, He is speaking to us. We need never look for a Word outside of that which is written between Genesis and Revelation in the glorious canon of Holy Writ!


Knowing God’s Voice and the Voice of the Enemy

2 tim 2-15cBeware of the Many  Self-Proclaimed “Prophetic” Pimps and their Gimmicks

Beware of those who commercialize the Gospel (2 Peter 2:1-3).

—- BELOVED, beware of the many gimmicks that float around on online. There are many who want you to listen to “the voice/message of the LORD” that God supposedly gave them. Yet, how do we know if they are truly conveying the very Word of God?

Without exception, any person who is supposedly hearing from and speaking for the LORD who is not grounding their hearers in God’s written Word, is an absolute false prophet.

God’s Word tells us that any person who is going to speak for God MUST use His “oracles” – that is, His written Word. Listen please:

“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God.” 1 Peter 4:11

The only way to know the truth is to study and obey God’s Word for yourself. It’s only then that one will be made free from deceptions and the snares Satan has laid via his “ministers” who pose as Christ’s representatives in our midst:

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32

It’s only as one is learning and knows God’s written Word that you will be able to divide between that which is flesh, devils, or God.

The only way to be rooted and grounded in Christ is by learning of Him through the diligent study of His blessed Word. It’s only then that we will be blessed by Him to escape the seductions of Satan who uses His imposters in the midst of the modern church world.

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:6-10

You have a Bible. Read it and obey the Word of God and you will always know His leading and His voice (Psalms 1, 23; John 10).

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
The LORD has magnified His written Word even above His own name.
PredatorsBookshelf“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Psalms 138:2
Daily, ungrounded, gullible dupes fall for these gimmicks by the thousands.
“The simple (Heb. seducible, foolish) believeth every word: but the prudent (wise) man looketh well to his going.” Proverbs 14:15
The Word of the LORD is from Genesis to Revelation and nothing is left out. “ALL things that pertain unto life and godliness” are found in the tangibly recorded and “exceeding great and precious promises” we are given in the Holy Bible – the King James Bible, which is the preserved Word of God for the English speaking people of the world.
deceiverssmallHis written Word is “the MORE sure word of prophecy” and is more sure and authoritative than even the literal and true and authenticated audible voice of God. Read 2 Peter 1:12-21 carefully and your life will never be the same. THEN, read the next few verses – 2 Peter 2:1-3.
If a person does not know God’s Word for himself, how can he possibly discern between what is true and false? He simply cannot and will be swept away in this foretold last hour spiritual delusion (2 Thessalonians 2, etc.).
“Rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) Christians are to judge/discern everything against God’s Word (Acts 17:11). Read John 7:24 and 1 Corinthians 5:12b. Memorize these 2 verses saints. We will need them often as we are under attack for exposing Satan’s wolves (2 Corinthians 11:12-15).

If we do not know God’s Word, that’s our fault. Further, when we don’t have HIS answer from His Word, should we manipulate, whitewash, or polarize? Or, should we repent and diligently, daily search the Scriptures to learn His truth?

Jesus says: “Search the scriptures.” (John 5:39)

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6

“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. 19 That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” Proverbs 22:17-21

If the truth hurts/wounds you it’s because you are in error and in great jeopardy. You will either choose to humble yourself and be teachable and corrected by God’s Word, or you will reject it and God Himself will plunge you deeper into the delusion so that you actually are helped to believe the lie and will perish in it. The LORD takes it personally when people don’t learn and love His truth. Listen….

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

THERE are DEVILS (demons) behind all false notions and philosophies and doctrines.

Do devils have doctrines?

“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; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (here comes the false doctrines) 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3

Watch this … Test the spirits which always speak contrary to God’s written Word. They have “the SPIRIT OF ERROR”:

 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test against the Word) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:1-6

Prayer: Holy Father, in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ, please instill Your holy fear in the depth of my heart. Allow me to hear Your voice Jesus and to discern that which is flesh and satanic from that which is from You. Grant to my heart and mind the ability to learn, apprehend, and memorize Your Word. Grant me Your understanding through Your Word as You have ordained to speak to Your people. Use me to help others in the same LORD. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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