Sometimes people will pretend to help you and appear to be your friend as long as you are dependent upon them and subordinate to them. They really have no interest in seeing you out blossom them and shine as bright, if not brighter, than they do.
Stay Alert! Watch as well as PRAY.
It is almost impossible to distinguish friends from enemies these days. They both look and sound so much alike.
And just as in personal relationships where we cannot trust everybody who says that they love us or who pretends to care about us, we better not trust everybody who says that they are sent by God and know the way to salvation. Experience and past betrayals have taught me to examine and question everything and not to trust anybody, especially Christian Religious Institutions and church folks.
“For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible. So be on your guard.”
Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed? (Isaiah 2:22)
Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. (Psalm 146:3)
Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.” (Jeremiah 17:5)
Regardless of their positive propaganda and smooth-talking convincing and accommodating rhetoric, mankind and its financial, social, political and religious machinery will not and cannot effectuate any type of righteous, fair and peaceful solution to the world’s problems of racial hatred, economic inequality, judicial disparity and governmental corruption, unfair taxation and unfair distribution of wealth and resources and poor and inaccessible health care.
These problems are rooted in man’s fundamental problem of sin and rebellion. And until all peoples and nations on earth REPENT and DILIGENTLY seek YHVH and His righteousness, Satan’s agenda will continue to prosper and evil will continue to rule on earth. (Daniel 7:25, 2 Corinthians 4:4 and Revelation 12:9)
Anyone who trusts in humanity and who looks for salvation and righteousness from the works of mankind is cursed and has turned away from the LORD.
We cannot be trusted with our own personal happiness and we cannot correct our own evils. Our decisions are corrupted by our selfishness and our choices are stained with the sin of rebellion. We were born inherently perverted and arrogant and with a prideful spirit. We love and trust ourselves, our monies, our material symbols of wealth and success and the admiration of other sinful human beings too much. We love our Christian religions and churches and manufactured systems of Faith too much to be trusted with genuine righteousness and divine salvation. We cannot save ourselves or solve our own problems. We Need CHRIST.
Even some of those who profess to be ministers of the Gospel of Christ and who appear to be servants of GOD cannot be trusted. Many of these false prophets serve the idol gods of greed and selfishness and of institutional Christianity and new world morality. They are full of blasphemies, misdirection, thievery, fornication, perversion and deception.
God never told us to put our trust in man’s institutional systems of Catholic or Protestant Christian Faiths and churches nor did Christ teach His disciples to trust in man’s twisted and self-serving interpretations of Holy Scripture and way of salvation. To the contrary. All believers are encouraged to OBEY GOD’S Commandments and the Teachings of CHRIST while working out their salvation. (Proverbs 3:5, Psalm 118:8 and Philippians 2:12)
Saints of FATHER YHVH who believed the Gospel of CHRIST and who have correctly responded to the Gospel by OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDMENT to REPENT and be Buried with CHRIST by water Baptism into His death in His HOLY Name and who have received the precious gift of the HOLY SPIRIT, are encouraged and taught to TRUST in the HOLY SPIRIT. (1 John 2:27) And this is where many would be saints of GOD miss the mark.
They are indoctrinated into believing in an imaginary, church imputed, Pastor approved, academically sanctioned, emotionally charged and physically animated false spirit that their doctrines decree and declare as being the Holy Spirit. Many souls no longer believe in or seek the authentic HOLY SPIRIT of YHVH. Many no longer believe the HOLY SCRIPTURES’ witness regarding GOD’S Gift and HIS Sign of speaking in tongue as evidence of our acceptance by GOD. And because they don’t believe they are already condemned. (John 3:18, Acts 10:45-46, Acts 19:6 and Acts 15:8)
Don’t Get It Twisted My Friends. Belief in any one of the many sects of Catholicism or Protestantism doesn’t equate to belief in GOD and it sure doesn’t equal to eternal life with CHRIST. (Matthew 7:21-23)
LORD PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON US.
WE NEED TO REPENT!
WE NEED CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR.
WE NEED THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
WE NEED TO TRUST IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Help us, Oh LORD, to turn back to you and to seek you in earnest and please forgive us for trusting in ourselves and in our own devices of salvation.
Copyright © Othealor W. Prince November 22, 2016
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!