This morning my thoughts still remain on false teaching and the new movements teachings on the Holy Spirit.
These false teachers speak of the Holy Spirit as a “force” and believes that you receive power as a THING – independent of the Person of Jesus Christ in us.
They make power to be the ability to do things for God, instead of a manifestation of the Person of Christ in and through us, that of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 19:2 makes it clear; without making Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior, personally, you will not be given God’s grace, forgiveness and the resurrection life of Jesus. Christ in you.
As Apostle Paul states below in Acts 19:2, the infilling of the Holy Spirit comes after you believe. This amazing gift, the power to witness comes after you believe. “He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.”
Another false teaching taught is that they see themselves as a, “little god,” and teach you to consider or make yourself as a “little god” but they ignore the fact that they don’t know God Himself.
On the surface, it may not appear that believing in a “second blessing” could possibly be a denial of the Cross, or have any relation to these other errors. But the deceptions of Satan are a process and always a counterfeit of the real.
There are also many who believe in a “second experience” and do walk under the power and understanding of the Cross. But it is not a coincidence that where you find the teaching of the second blessing, you very often find the teachings of deception, positive confession, health and wealth, and many other errors.
There is a process of deception going on here, and I believe that God would open the eyes of those who truly want Him, that they might see the Truth and be set free.
I also know that many who reject the idea of the second experience also reject the Truth of the Cross. They haven’t fashion another way to receive power – they simply don’t acknowledge the power of Christ’s resurrection at all.
To many of these people, Christianity is a religion. They have some intellectual knowledge of the Bible, but don’t know God Himself. This too is a deception.
The only solution is to realize that Christianity is Christ in us. Christ is the power of God (see 1 Cor. 1:24 and Rev. 12:10) And the means of the power of His resurrection is the power of His Cross.
Once I accept the false notion that if Christ is in me, I automatically have both the right and the might to exercise the power and authority of Jesus, other false teaching will emerge, such as the teaching that you are, “a little god”.
Let me make it very clear in my position, I have to really wonder about the spiritual condition of anyone who actually thinks that they are qualified to be a little god.
I have to wonder what they think their relationship to God through Jesus Christ is supposed to be – or whether they could possibly have seen much Truth at all. The Bible never says we are little gods. It says we are redeemed humanity – new creations IN Christ Jesus.
And can we see how the notion that you and I are little gods springs from the idea that we have everything Jesus has? – just because we are Christians?
It is then just a short leap to say that we sre everything Jesus is: God. The modern day movements believe that you can create things by what we say.
Do you believe that this is possible?
That this is the way God works?
That you and I simply decide what we want, and because we have the authority of Christ, we can create it with our confession?
Where is this – even once – pictured in the Bible?
Where is it – even once – talked about in the Bible? You won’t find it.
If this is true how come they are not speaking and confessing money and provision into the lives of the poor and needy.
I say that those who teach these terrible faults are in those faults precisely because they have not received the Truth!
Are we to believe that they know the Truth, but teach fault alongside of it? No. They don’t know the Truth. That is why they are teaching error – unless you want to say they are deliberately and knowingly lying.
I’m not sure how much more obvious it could be that people who teach such fault are deceived. They need to be corrected and stopped. They need to listen, and not teach.
They need to repent and be set free by the Truth. But, of course, we are way past that possibility with most of these false teachers. They have been approached, appealed to, and even publicly confronted over their teachings.
Their response has been to defend their error and continue in it getting richer as they go and building their own kingdoms.
And they all support it in each other – not to mention the fact that those who send them millions every year likewise support their teaching.
Their entire concept of faith, God, and Christianity itself, is off track. At the end of the day, the Body of Christ is going to produce what it chooses to produce.
We are going to get the message out that we choose to get out. God will allow this – whether that message is Truth or error. Right now, much of it is error.
Let’s search out the truth of the Gospel and follow the teachings of Christ. When we open our hearts to Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives we will begin to know God and His love for all mankind.
We will live, move and have our being in Christ Jesus; the way, the truth and yes, the life.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,