Monday, February 23, 2009
Only In America...
It is unfortunate that I didnt come up with this phrase myself, it being so relevant and applicable to todays mainstream Christianity and all. "Only in America"...I must give credit to Don King who so joyusly used this phrase as he stroked a plethora of greenbacks in his hands as he was promoting then champion, Mike Tyson.
With all that aside, its time to bring forth the latest words from "Modern Mainstream Christianity". You know them well, the preachers and teachers we see on TV everyday, coming out of their mouths with doctrinal errors and falsehoods, most of them with sincere hearts, yet sincerely wrong. Before we start our journey on the latest heresies, I would like to say that I am not a heresy hunter. I dont sit around googling "heresy" and looking for faces to match it. Although these false sayings do anger me, I do keep these people lifted up in prayer, hoping that God's grace would work twoard them so that they may see the truth, as God has graciously done for me and so many others. The quotes:
This came from a very prominent evangelists' (prophetess') blog site:
"IF YOU WERE ONE OF THE ONES WHO HEARD THE MESSAGE AND TRIED TO SOW YOUR $21.00 SEED OFFERING THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT THE PAYPAL SYSTEM CRASHED. HOWEVER WE ARE IN A PROPHETIC FLOW AND THAT $21.00 SEED WAS ON THE FLOOR IN THE SPIRIT INSTANT PROPHETIC WORD RELEASED BY WAY OF INTERNET. THE WORD WAS THAT HE WOULD TAKE THIS $21.00 SEED AND TURN IT INTO YOUR MIRACLE.
AS MANY OF YOU KNOW I AM NOT ONE TO GET ONLINE TO SEND OUT LETTERS IF GOD HAS NOT GIVEN ME TO DO SO. MANY HAVE TRIED TO DO SO IN MY NAME AND GOD STOPPED IT. SO, TONIGHT WHEN HE SPOKE OUT ACROSS THE INTERNET THAT THOSE THAT WERE WATCHING WOULD BE OBEDIENT AND SOW THAT $21.00 SEED IT WAS HIS DOING AND HIS DOING ALONE.
I WANT TO URGE YOU THAT IF YOU TRIED TO GIVE IT AND COULD NOT YOU NEED TO GO THE RESOURCE CENTER AND PRESS SOW A SEED AND SOW THAT $21 SEED AND YOU NEED TO DO IT NOW WHILE THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS MOVING UPON ME. GOD IS GETTING READY TO TURN IT AROUND IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE OBEDIENCE OF YOUR SEED. HE SPOKE AND SAID BECAUSE OF OUR TIMES HE IS BRINGING THE SEED AMOUNT DOWN TO A LEVEL WHERE ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS OBEY HIM FOR A SMALL AMOUNT AND YOU WILL SEE HIS HAND FROM ALL THAT YOU DO FROM THIS POINT ON.
IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY THAT DID NOT HEAR THE MESSAGE I URGE YOU TO CALL 12 PEOPLE AND SEND THEM ONLINE TO JUANITABYNUM.COM ON JBETV TO WATCH THIS MESSAGE. FOR JUST AS HE HAS DONE FOR YOU HE DESIRES TO DO THE SAME FOR THEM BECAUSE ALL OVER THE WORLD IT IS TIME FOR US TO WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!"
* I didnt know that my money could "spiritually be on the floor" and "spiritually pay for my miracle" and then I "spiritually get it over the internet"...all while the omnipotent, omnipresent Spirit of God moves upon...her??? I think I got it,...as long as I give my money to you (specifically $21 dollars) God can give me a miracle ( a special Internet one) and Ill see his Soverign hand on my life starting after I click "Buy Now"...ok.. Where was His hand in saving a wrtetched sinner like myself and graciously sending His son to bear the sins of many (Isa 53:12)??
I read this little bit of information in a magazine the other day and it just made me sick....
"One of the biggest misconceptions I have found in my ministry experience, is people assuming God will fight our batles for us. Please notice that passage by Isaiah
to start my article ( Isaiah 54:17 ), it doesent say God will condemn the tounges that rise up against you. It says you will condemn them.
Misinformed teachers have been telling the body of Christ that God will handle everything for them. God has no intention of fighting our battles for us." He later goes on to say, "Nonsense!We do not pull down evil strongholds when we just leave it all up to God, then our ignorance gives occasion to the enemy....Wake up! God is your Father, and He is a good one! Good fathers dont teach their children by putting them through trials and tribulations."
Wow, this is a big bite of misinformed teaching. While I understand where he could be coming from in saying that we shouldnt be "lazy Christians"...a lazy Christian might find himself to be no Christian at all....but this isnt where he is coming from. He is preaching a gospel that glorifies man and not God. In the Bible, if the nation of Israel went to war without God...they lost...who was the cause of the win then? Israel? Their weapons? No. God was. Who told them whether they should even go to war in the first place knowing if they would win or not? Did Israel? No. God did.
I recall that when David tried to do things in his own strength and counted his men...did he win?? No, he lost more people than he even started with.
2 Chronicles 20:15 :And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
1 Samuel 17..when David slew the lion and bear, who did he give credit to for slaying the lion and bear? Himself? His ability? No. "David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." (1 Sam 17:37 )
Then David went on further to say in the same passage :
" This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.1 Sam 17:46-47 (KJV)"
Now, Mr.Avanzini's verse in Isaiah that he uses out of context...Isaiah 54:17
How are the people able to be weapon proof? Why is it that they are able to condemn tounges rising against them? Verse 17 "This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD." So who gets credit? Who makes them weapon proof? Who gives them the right and ability to condemn tounges against them? God.
GOD HAS EVERY INTENTION OF FIGHTING OUR BATTLES FOR US!!! HE ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL!!
How is the Christian even able to do greater things than Christ...its because of Christ...and wait wait...context, always remember context!!! there is an AND that connects that verse to the next one...lets look...
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
So who's really doing the work here? Who's really doing it all? Christ...whats mans role in this? Asking, thats all...He does..."I will do it". You cant do a thing of yourself. Youre not great apart from God, as a matter of fact...apart from the grace of God we are losers of every battle, losers from the beginning and will end up losers in the end, in hell losing under the wrath of God.
This modern mainstream stuff glorifies a man that cant even breathe without the grace of the living God, much less fight your own battle. You'd better give it to the Lord, and you dont even have to give him $21 dollars for Him to fight it for you. Just ask...and "I will do".
Furthermore, God is the most Wonderful Father and yes he does put His children in the fire of affliction and tribulation. Being that we all deserve His wrath...right??..Is He unjust for putting His children in a fire to purify, rather than in a fire to consume? I wonder if Mr.Avanzini has read Isaiah 48:10 or Ezekiel 22:18-20, or 1 Peter 1:6-7?? I wonder if he has ever taken a look at Hebrews 12:5-8??
Reader, my encouragement to you is to not be fooled by some man-centered, fleshly, "its up to you" gospel. Let it be accursed and those teachers who speak it be accursed. While it may not be some totally off the wall-"there is no God" teaching, it is incomplete; and by partaking of it, it will make you incomplete, always searching and running after "the newest revelation". Youll be dropping money in the bucket and running to the stage to put it down until your blue in the face...Yes there are laws of sowing and reaping, seedtime and harvest...but where is your heart at? after the "blessing" promised to you...or after a Soverign God?
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