Dear Friends, We are living in strange and perilous times in America. the enemy has come in unawares, and he and his cohort have set up camp. We hear all types of disinformation from the news media, the mass communications, the pulpits, the political arena, and every area of society. The infiltrators and perpetrators are on the Internet as well which is the last Bastian for the Truth. Even the very elect Christians seem to be confused by all of the conflicting reports. However, it is not possible for those who are daily stud hying the Word of God to be deceived. Hallelujah! The enemy of our country and of us; the law-abiding American citizens is trying to use intimidation, lies and community “policing” groups to take over this country. These gangs are being used, and they will be discarded later as history reveals. All of these attempts to control this country will be rendered futile because America was founded on the Gospel and on Jesus Christ. He is the rock that cannot be moved or overturned. We, God’s people have His authority to bind and loose, and we have all power of the enemy, and nothing will by any means harm those who put their total trust in Jesus Christ. We need to start using our authority to take back this land. Our authority was bought and paid for by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. How do we take back our land true men, women and children of God? We do it in the spiritual realm; not the physical realm. The physical realm is finite, but the spiritual realm is infinite, and it is under the control and power of our all-powerful, all-knowing and omnipresent God. 1.)First, we need to repent because the evil one has been working during our watch, and we need to dispel him, his ritual sites, high places and followers from our area. All the corruption needs to be purged from our territory. 2.)Second, we need to come together in each area in love and unity to pray for the people from the top down, “Save Thy people Oh, Lord”. 3.)We need to that the Lord will send His Holy Spirit and angels to tear down all of the principalities and powers of Satan in our area, our states, country and throughout the world. We need to pray that the strongholds, of Jezebel, Ahab, witchcraft, sorcery, greed, lawlessness, selfish ambition, competition, control, racism, sexism, sectarianism, lusts of every kind, pride and all other demonic powers will be pulled down and destroyed in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came to destroy ALL of the works of Satan. 4.)We need to pray that the Lord will take His rightful place as the Head of The church all over the world and in our own area. We need to pray that The Lord will raise up the true apostles, prophets, elders, teacher, evangelists, and the pastors who will even care for one of the least of these. 5.)We need to stand strong on God’s Word and we need to make God’s House a House of Prayer for all people and all nations. I worked as a missionary/tent maker in Seoul, Korea for thirteen years, and our one church had 169 prayer houses scattered throughout the Seoul City. All of the other churches also had prayer houses. Each prayer house had a red cross at the its location, and when the planes flew over Seoul City; you could see hundreds of neon red crosses shining over the city. America needs to turn to the Lord in repentance, prayer, and intercession. We need to come back to our heritage. There is great hope for America, if we the people of God will humble ourselves, pray, seek The Lord’s face and turn from our wicked ways, then the Lord will hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our land. Let’s take back our land for God’s Kingdom, honor and glory. The Lord bless each and every one of you, and may He keep you in His loving arms both now and always. Margaret (Peggy) Kannaday Regent Park/Glen Ridge 707 Torrey Pines Lane Fort Mill, SC 29715 803 547-2164 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org http:// ihcf.homestead.com/index.html
My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer for All Nations My House Shall be Called The “House of Prayer” for All Nations! In the future God’s House will not only be called the House of Prayer, but it will become The House of Prayer. When all else fails; God’s House will become the place to come together in love and unity to pray. The House of God will become the place where God’s Kingdom will be built through prayer. The Day of Pentecost brought forth the first Holy Spirit led church, and in the coming days; it will be the same with the last day church. The last day church will be birthed through united, heartfelt prayer by believers in one accord. On the “Day of Pentecost” there were 120 Christians in one Spirit, and through the power of agreement; the power of God was manifested and 3,000 people were saved. Peter preached The Gospel message with great power in The Holy Spirit and the new converts were immediately baptized and the church was born on that very day. Acts 2: 42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” What a great day that was because of prayer, agreement and the power of The Holy Spirit. This rather small group of believers literally turned the earth upside down with the power of God to heal, deliver and preach the “Good News”. We need a new “Day of Pentecost” to jump start and revive the church again. We need to emulate what the first Church did to bring the power of God. They were simply waiting upon the Lord, and He came in mighty power. The territory that belongs to The Lord has been occupied by the enemy of our souls in much of the world, and we (God’s beloved people) need to take it back for The Lord’s Kingdom, and by His power and for His glory. The Lord’s prayer clearly gives us the mandate to pray that our Father’s Kingdom will come in earth as it is in heaven. Our prayers can bring in the Kingdom of God wherever The Lord sends us. Where He guides; He also provides. Where He leads; He also precedes. Where He appoints; He also anoints. The Lord has been given all power over the enemy, Satan, and The Lord has in turn given us all power over our enemy by appropriating the power of The Holy Spirit through The blood of The Lamb and the death on the cross. Matthew 28: 18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” The Lord has given us total authority over Satan and his demons, and not only that; the Lord told us that nothing would by any means harm us. He told us to occupy until He comes, and we need to take our area, our region and our family, friends and even our enemies for His Kingdom, honor and glory. We must pray for our enemies as if our own lives depend on it, and they do to a great extent. First and foremost; we should come together in love and unity to pray down the strongholds of satan. The strongman over our areas must be bound and cast out before we can take the territory for the Kingdom of God. Matthew 12: 29 “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” Instead of the enemy spoiling innocent children and people through alcohol, drugs, abuse, porn, and every other vice; it is time we, God’s people start spoiling the enemy’s territory. We need to pray that all the works of Satan will be exposed, and we need to pray that all of the works of Satan will be destroyed in our areas. Satan seems to have a free hand in our society due to crafty coverups, whitewashing, and secrecy, but that day should be over as all that is hidden will be revealed. Innocent Christians are being led to the slaughter by unscrupulous wolves in sheeps’ clothing, and yet we continue to support them with our time, energy and finances. Many innocent people are being gang stalked by perpetrators, and this is going on covertly right under the noses of our most esteemed religious, political and law enforcement agencies with their knowledge, and these wire tappers, cyber criminals, slanderers, trespassers, thieves and abusers continue on and on with impunity. Many of these perpetrators are Satanists, and they use witchcraft, sorcery, rituals, curses, spells, etc. to accomplish their deceptions, destruction, sicknesses and even deaths. Judgement day is coming! Spiritual warfare will bring all of these illegal activities to the forefront. The Lord has commanded His people to “expose all of the evil deeds of darkness”. Ephesians 5: 10 “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” I read that a serial killer had alluded the police for decades, and he was flaunting his killings as well through sending out evidence of the various crimes to the police. One night, a small church group decided to come together to specifically pray for the serial killer to be exposed and brought to justice. They met together in the small church and prayed even though there was a huge storm which could have hindered them from coming together. In one month’s time; the serial was caught, and he was prosecuted. We have not even scratched the surface of what we can accomplish through prayer in one accord. After spiritual warfare is accomplished, then it is time to keep the territory pure, holy and righteous with prayer, preaching the pure and holy Word of God and by coming together in worship, fellowship and obedience to the leading of The Holy Spirit. The Lord has commissioned all of His people to be able to cast out demons, minister to the sick, and to always be able to relate the Word of God, the word of our testimony, and to always be able to answer for the hope that is within us. 2 Cor. 10: 3 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” The Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth and died on the cross to destroy all of the works of Satan, and it is our job to enforce His authority in the areas where He has sent us. We need to stop allowing the enemy of our souls to control us, by keeping us entertained and by keeping us preoccupied with many unnecessary and irrelevant activities. The Lord’s House must become the “House of Prayer” for all people, and this mandate is becoming more and more crucial and urgent each day. We need to take back the territory that we have surrendered by default, and we must be bold and courageous like Joshua, Caleb, Jehu and Josiah. The enemy is working overtime these days as his time is short, and we need to be working constantly to bring in the Kingdom of God and build His glorious last day church. The last day church will be the church that the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against. It will be the church that The Lord Himself builds using His people and making it a “House of Prayer”. It will also become the true family of God without the sibling rivalry, control. selfist ambition and greed that characterized the church in previous years. We, God’s people, need to start building this last day church in each of our areas and in our own homes as well. We will need to make prayer our top priority when we come together even in our homes as where even two people are gathered in The Name of Jesus Christ: He is there with us. It is the church, the house of prayer and the family of God no matter where it is located. In the coming times; every decision should be bathed in prayer, and every activity should receive prayer until we pray through to hear from the heart of God. In the coming years; this will be imperative for our success in ministry and life and even for our survival. Our faith and trust must be totally in The Lord, His Word and His will, and then we will be able to bring in the Kingdom of God in earth, even as it is in heaven. Peggy Kannaday has been the Managing Editor for The “Church Growth International” Ministry since 1991. Her contact information is: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-547-2164 in Fort Mill, SC, USA.
How to Pray The Korean Way!
Many years ago, I prayed a simple prayer. “Lord, please teach me how to pray”.
Later, after my daughter got married; I was sent by The Lord to Seoul, Korea to be a tent maker for 13 years.
It was an awesome experience. I learned more than words can express about how to pray.
The Koreans not only taught me how to pray, but they also taught me the way to pray.
I learned that prayer was not something that you did periodically when you were faced with a severe problem, but prayer was a way of life to the Korean people.
The Koreans prayed before they drove their cars, they prayed upon entering their churches, they prayed everyday for their children, and they prayed in the City Hall area when their country needed help.
The Koreans’ prayers changed their nation during hard times over and over again. I asked my associate if she was ever concerned when one million North Koreans were lined up on our northern border? She said, “No, because we will go to the City Hall area, and thousands of our Christians from many churches will pray together. She told me that the good Lord always answered their prayers, and so they didn’t worry about their circumstances.
I learned that The Korean Prayer Warriors also had an indomitable faith in The Lord’s supreme and almighty power to answer their prayers. Their faith was so strong that the results were already evident to them in their minds.
If only all people could learn the power that the church united in prayer has in every area of their lives. What a changed world this could and would be if we simply would pray “Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”. When we pray as Jesus Himself taught us, then The Holy Spirit moves mightily to bring The Kingdom of God into our territory.
The Lord wants His Kingdom to be manifested in our lives, and He wants what is already bound in heaven to be bound on earth, and He wants want is loosed in heaven to be loosed on earth.
I lived in Korea during one of their elections. The conservative candidate was winning, and then we looked at the TV Screen, and the conservatives’ name and photo were switched, and it looked like the leftist candidate was winning.
The leftist was pronounced the winner, and the conservatives asked for a recount which they were not allowed to have. The leftist President of South Korea was exposed for what he was, and he later committed suicide when he came under investigation.
During this time; many of The Christian pastors along with their members visited the City Hall area in Seoul, Korea to pray. Now, to the glory of God, South Korea has a wonderful, Christian President that understands business and every aspect of government because he was head of the Hyundai Corp. He is also are true Elder in his church.
Praise God that the Christians prayed for their country, as we are commanded to do in The Word of God. There is unlimited power in the prayers of agreement among the Christians who come together in the Name of Jesus Christ.
That is why He came to give us the Keys to The Kingdom of God. He wants us to take our territories for His Kingdom honor and glory.
I learned that this can be done when the Christians come together to pray for every need. It is a beautiful experience to go to The Osanri Prayer Mountain, and see the people praying in the many daily services, and in the prayer grottoes.
Prayer in Korea is not the last resort, but it is the first priority.
I do not worry about the future of the Christian Koreans because I know that they will turn to the Lord, and they will overcome every obstacle through the power of prayer, faith and total trust in The Lord’s mighty power.
Dr. Yonggi Cho always says that he simply “prays, listens and obeys”. It is very simple, but the Korean Way of Prayer is amazing, and the answers are life-changing, nation transforming, and out-of-this world.
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707 Torrey Pines Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29715
I am hearing all kinds of doctrines today. We must learn to “fear nothing” because fear will be one of the main tools to ensnare Christians into making the wrong decisions in the coming days.
Jesus says that we overcome Satan by the Blood of The Lamb, the Word of our testimony, and we do not love our lives unto the death. We must overcome all fear of man, death, and suffering in order to be over comers.
What did Jesus say about the last days?
(Rev. 2:10) “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
The Word of God tells us that every person that tries to live a righteous and godly life “will” be persecuted. We are told to rejoice because the true prophets were also lied about and persecuted for righteousness sake. It comes with the territory. I just wonder why more of us are not being lied about, persecuted and attacked, because it is happening in this country and all over the world.
We shouldn’t wonder why we are being lied about and persecuted, but we should wonder why we are not being lied about and persecuted.
When The Lord Jesus walked this earth; he was consistently warning us about the “religious” people who were nothing but wolves in disguise. He constantly warned about the coming persecutions, trials and tribulations, but He told us not to worry because He had overcome the world.
He was always telling us to watch and pray, to repent and be ready for His return 24/7. When His disciples asked Him if those that were killed by the tower were worse sinners than them, Jesus told them to repent or they would likewise perish. In short, every disaster we see (i.e. Haiti’s earthquake) are signs for us to repent or we likewise will perish.
The Lord taught His disciples to pray, “Thy Kingdom Come; Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”. If only we would pray according to The Lord’s will instead of our own will, knowledge and desires. Father always knows best, and we can put our 100% trust in Him regarding every area of our lives, our families, our work, our city, our country and the world. Yes, our faith will be tested, but I pray that it will come out as pure gold in the end.
We are told by The Lord Jesus to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow Him daily. In The Kingdom of God, death brings life, up is down, last is first, and poor is rich.
Listen to Jesus as He tells us the Truth, The Way and what will bring us Life. A famous martyr once said, “It is no fool who gives what he cannot save to gain what he cannot lose”.
If we die to ourselves daily; Jesus will increase, and we will decrease. We will be growing into the image of Jesus Christ. That is our goal. Christ in us; the hope of glory.
The messages that we are getting these days are very confusing, and God is not confused. He has made the Truth very clear, simple and easy to understand in His Word. He gave us countless parables about the end times.
Remember the five wise virgins who had their oil ready at all times. We need to have the oil of The Holy Spirit buring in our hearts and lives, and we need to put The Lord Jesus Christ first now, today. We are not promised tomorrow.
The details of our lives are puposely obscure because our walk is a total walk of faith. What is crucial is very clear, but our walk is by faith, trusting in The Lord each step of the way.
Where are the Jonah’s of today? Ninevah repented down to the cows, and they were unspeakably wicked. May The Lord raise up those who will warn the people in America, just like the people of Ninevah were warned.
Jesus says, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”.
We don’t want to hear that, but it is the truth. All of us need to repent because we have all fallen short of the glory of God. We all need to “Humble ourselves, pray, seek The Face of Almighty God, and turn from out wicked ways, and then The Lord promised that He will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our lands”.
This is our only hope.
HEAR YE HIM!
We are hearing many voices today. There are the false teachers, apostles and prophets, and on top of all that; there are those who are putting out all types of disinformation.
Never before in the history of mankind has there been a need to have the mind of Christ, and discernment as a true Christian.
On the Mount of Transfiguration, God brought a few of His disciples together. They were Peter, James and John. Jesus was transfigured, and there also appeared Moses and Elias, which represented the Law and the Prophets.
Peter being very impulsive, wanted to set up three tabernacles which would put Moses and Elias on an equal par with Jesus Christ. Peter was immediate corrected as God the Father, spoke to Peter, James and John, and He said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.”
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead” (Matthew 17:1-9 KJV).
I believe that God Almighty, is saying the same thing today. We are to study the law and the prophets in the Word of God, but what Jesus Christ said to us is of utmost importance. It is the highest Truth because it came from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Himself.
Many people have tried to destroy our forefathers heritage, but their rumors are not based on the truth. I remember, that one of our forefathers, Thomas Jefferson had cut out all of the words of Jesus Christ, and he had pasted Jesus Christ’s words in a small book that he kept next to his bed. He understood that every Word in The Bible is important, but the Words of Jesus Christ are imperative to understand and obey.
The Apostle Paul also warned the Christians not to be confused in who they listened to and followed.
He so that there was so much division in the Body of Christ because one followed Paul, and another followed Apollos, and another Cephas. Paul asked them, “Is Christ divided?” Who was crucified for you, or whose Name were you baptized into?
The Apostle Paul was trying to give the Christians a reality break. He was trying to get them to understand that they were bringing division into The Body of Christ.
12 “Now this I say , that every one of you saith , I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided ? was Paul cruified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize , but to preach the gospel : not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect” 1 Cor. 1:12-17).
Paul told the Christians that God’s wisdom is far higher than any finite being. The foolishness of God is wiser than men. In short, the mind of finiate man cannot even be compared with God The Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Truth that The Holy Spirit brings to God’s people.
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written , I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe . 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified , unto the Jews a stumblingblock , and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Cor. 1:18-25).
The Apostle reiterates that God purposely calls those who are not wise, mighty or noble after the flesh, but He choses the foolish, base, and despised of the world to confound the so-called wise of the world.
People who think that they know it all, and that are arrogant and proud cannot be used by God.
They have disqualified themselves because they have confidence in themselves and not in Almighty God.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised , hath God chosen , yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are : 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence . 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written , He that glorieth , let him glory in the Lord”
(1 Cor. 1:12-31).
Jesus Christ alone deserves to be heard and glorified. He alone proved His love for each one of us.
He alone came and offered Himself as a living sacrifice for even the least of us. He alone was the acceptable propitiation for our sins. He alone was worthy to be the perfect “Lamb of God Who Took away the sins of the world”.
We know that all of The Word of God is of The Lord Jesus Christ, and all of it is true. It can be used for doctrine, edification, and it is sharpter than any two edged sword. However, we need to also “Listen to Him as our Father said, “Hear ye Him”!
In 1972, when I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ, I had a tremenous revelation. I was told that every Word in The Bible was true. I will never ever doubt even one Word of the holy Scriptures. However, I do not care anything about man’s interpretations, opinions and doctrines when they do not line up totally with the inspired Word of God.
Let’s stop being tossed around by every wind of doctrine, man-made, doctrines of demons and those that are basically pushing their own agendas.
Let’s grow up into the image of Jesus Christ, and into maturity where we are led by The Holy Spirit.
Those are the Sons and Daughters of God that are led by The Holy Spirit.
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ:” (Eph. 4:15).
LISTEN TO HIM!
Regent Park/Glen Ridge
707 Torrey Pines Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29715
The church has had a long run being dominated by men and their doctrines to a great extent. It has seemed that man has been at the head of almost every movement, denomination and ministry. When joining the church today; it feels like you are joining a particular club. You are forced to make a choice of a limited group of people, when actually the church is made up of all the groups and Christians in your town or city.
The church needs to become the true Body of Christ with Christ as the Head in order to become the glorious last day church. The glorious last day church is coming because Jesus prayed that we would be one, and so it is going to happen. It has not happened as yet, but it will happen in the future. Hallelujah!
The church today, has deteriorated into a number of super star celebrities, who seem to control the doctrines and teachings to a large extent, and many of the others follow them. It seems like the blind are leading the blind in many situations.
Most pastors are good men of God, and they were called into the ministry, and they are trying to fulfill their call. However, the latest trend among a few leaders seems to be to compete with one another which brings witchcraft and sorcery into play. Some of the new leaders are not content to just be one of the other leaders; they seem to want to be worshiped and they want to be positioned at the very pinnacle.
If you make yourself into an idol, than you have produced idolatry in your ministry or church. Some so-called Christian leader demand total allegiance to them (there is no mention of total allegiance to The Lord Jesus Christ).
One of the sins of Satan was that he wanted to be worshiped, and he passed this passion down the line to the carnal church leaders of today. There are churches today that are using witchcraft and sorcery to seduce and beguile unsuspecting “Christians”. This method to deceive people is as old as dirt. This type of sin comes from wanting to be the greatest and it was satan’s big downfall. Beware if you or your leaders are striving to be the greatest. They use words like cutting edge, going higher and higher, and we are the head of a movement. Where is the humility?
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.”
Simon The Sorcerer was able to use witchcraft prayers and sorcery to get the people of his day to think he was the greatest. Many so-called Christian leaders today are using these methods to get people to flock to them like magnets.
Some churches and ministries are now becoming part of the world system. They use Madison Ave. techniques to get more money, to bring in people to their churches, and to compete with the other churches, ministries, movements and leaders.
However, the true church is the Body of Christ, and it is part of the Kingdom of God which is led by The Holy Spirit, and it is led in the opposite way that the world system is operated. In the real Kingdom of God; the last will be first, the poor are rich in faith, and the meek shall inherit the earth; not the proud, arrogant and aggressive..
Do not be bewitched by demonic spirits that have been conjured and sent out to draw in the people. They are used to get people to serve the leader and the leaders’ kingdom instead of the Kingdom of God. The victims are tricked and seduced into giving every last penny to the leader in order to win favor, and they are manipulated, controlled and then when they are depleted; they are discarded.
Get out of the churches that are going down the way of the world system. They are going to be spewed out in the not-too-distant future by The Lord, Himself.
We need to worship, and give our total devotion toThe Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone, and then He will lead and guide us each dady.
Love God with all of your heart, obey Him, seek Him first and His Kingdom and righteousness, and you will not be deceived. Jesus Christ has to be first and foremost in our lives, and then we will have a love for The Truth, The Way and The Life that will sustain us through every trial and temptation in the coming days.
The Bible says that if it were possible even the very elect will be deceived in the last days, and so we need to get so close to the Lord so that we cannot be deceived by the many deceptions that are coming down.
The Jezebel spirit is rampant in also rampant in the churches at large, and we must be aware of the seducing, witchcraft that the spirit of Jezebel brings into the church. This spirit has already been defeated on the cross, but it is still working overtime to deceive gullible Christians.
“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Jesus warned us about all of the false apostles, prophets, teachers and the witchcraft and sorcery. He told us that we would be sent out like lambs among wolves. Remember that the wolves will always appear as sheep, and they will come disguised as angels of light. Please pray, and ask God where you are to go, support and submit to, and He will lead you by The Holy Spirit.
Beware of the witchcraft and sorcery that will bring your mind into confusion, and it will lead you away from Christ. It iis of the anti-Christ spirit. Please do not be deceived in these last days.
Beware of Self-Appointed Apostles and Prophets
Sadly, many of us do not learn from our past mistakes, and many take advantage of past errors in order to promote themselves, their finances and their own kingdoms.
I am old enough to remember the “Shepherding or Discipleship Movement”. It all sounded very nice, but in reality; it became a disaster in The Body of Christ. All the self-appointed leaders later repented and asked for forgiveness from the people that they had tried to control, railroad and literally used for their own purposes of greed and lust for more and more power and prestige. Countless young people were used, abused and left without anything in the end but a distrust of all “Christian Leadership”.
Now, we have another group that has delegated themselves as head of a “movement” that is publicized to conquer the world using the Name of Jesus Christ. However, these people are trying to recruit people for their movement to be used in every area of society and the government, and they want to use religion as a weapon of offense to conquer for their own purposes.
We do not need another movement created by man, but we need to move forward to place Jesus Christ in His proper position as Head of His church. We just need to get out of the way, pray, listen and obey.
We know that Jesus Christ was a man of humility and meekness, and He only did what His Father revealed for Him to do. There is no legitimate movement that is headed up by self-appointed apostles and prophets.
The real movement coming in the last days will be that of The Holy Spirit. It will be a supernatural phenomenon that is totally orchestrated by The Lord Jesus Christ and not by men and women.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: “(Acts 2:17).
This last day outpouring will be awesome, and the participants will not be self-appointed apostles and prophets, but they will be comprised of all of the people of God from the youngest to the oldest.
No, group of people have a market on the power and work of The mighty Holy Spirit. Beware, that you do not get sucked into a movement created and controlled by a group of men and women who have put their own names at the top of the pyramid.
The Church needs to learn to be led by The Holy Spirit. We need to grow up, and we need to stop being tossed around by every wind of doctrine, and we need to stop looking to people instead of looking to the Head of The Church Jesus Christ.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God
God is going to move in the last days, and He is going to heal our lands, and restore all that has been stolen, but He is going to do it after the church repents.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. 20 And He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
The old familiar Scripture is still totally true and valid. Do not sell yourself out to those who will use you and then lead you to the slaughter. Do not submit to those who are not the true shepherds, apostles and prophets of God. How do you know the true men and women of God? You know them by their fruit.
Do they walk humbly with God, and do they care even from that one person who needs help. Or are they living like celebrities, and if you need to talk to them; they are unreachable except at predesignated events.
The Lord is going to raise up His true shepherds that will leave the 99 and go and find that one person that needs his or her help even if they are poor, disabled, and not influential. He or she will be the ministers that will do what they do for the “least of these”. Then they will be doing it unto The Lord Himself.
We need to repent of giving our money, time and energy to those who live like celebrities. Those that are receiving all of the benefits, and yet they can’t help that person who needs a loaf of bread.
2 Chron. 7:14
If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Follow only The Good Shepherd and those who follow The supreme Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
The true shepherds that The Lord is going to raise up in these last days will not be interested in what you can do for them and their kingdom, but they will care about the sheep. The true shepherd that is sent by The Lord will care about even that one person who is in need.
They will not be setting up rules for who can join their group, but they will welcome all people so that they can help them all in their area of need from the least to the greatest, from the poorest to the richest, from the most influential to those who may have no worldly influence. It doesn’t matter to the true shepherd because he or she is just there to serve the Lord Jesus Christ as He and He alone is the Head of The Church.
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Those that are hypocrites are about to be spewed out of The Lord’s mouth. Do not expend your time, talents, finances and energy on those who are only building up their own names, big homes, their own pocketbooks, power, prestige and their kingdoms at your expense.
Wake up because each one of us is accountable concerning who we follow, where we give our money, and what we do with our precious time. Do not be deceived,but pray, seek the face of God, and turn to Him with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, and He will lead and guide you each day.
Be delivered from the false apostles, teachers and prophets. Study the Word of God for yourself.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We are no longer living in the dark ages. We no longer need self-appointed “leaders” to interpret the Word of God and to establish “movements” that use, control and manipulate unsuspecting Christians that get ensnared in a web of deceit.
We must learn from history, but more importantly, we must learn how to live and walk in The Holy Spirit from The Word of God. We are to fellowship with one another, submitting to one another in love, but no person is to set themselves up into the head positions.
According to The Word of God; the leaders are the most humble and subserviant Christians among us who are literally laying down their lives for their brothers and sisters. The true leaders in The Body of Christ will be those who will shun titles, positions, and any elevation of themselves above others in The Church. They will be those who are known only by their love and obedience to The Lord, and by their fruit.
Wake up church and stop supporting those who are only building up their own businesses and empires, and using you to gain power and prestige for themselves. Repent, turn to the Living God and offer yourself as a living sacrifice unto the Lord (not man) which is your reasonable service unto Him.
I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service.