Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jesus tells us to IGNORE certain Apostles, Prophets and Senior Leaders

Jesus spoke out against the leadership of the Pharisees.  They were leading people into false religiosity  His words ring true today as well.  We are now once more at that place.  We have a whole new crop of parasitic pharisees.

How did JESUS deal with them?

Matthew 15 New Living Translation
1Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him, 2“Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat.”
3Jesus replied, “And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commandments of God? 4For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’a and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’b 5But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’ 6In this way, you say they don’t need to honor their parents.c And so you cancel the word of God for the sake of your own tradition. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
8‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
9Their worship is a farce,
for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’d
10Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “Listen,” he said, “and try to understand. 11It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.”
12Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you realize you offended the Pharisees by what you just said?”
13Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted, 14so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
15Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”
16“Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. 17“Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. 18But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. 19For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. 20These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.”

Read carefully, for we have many so called Pastors, Leaders and Apostles who are doing exactly what the Pharisees did in Jesus day.  They are blind and those who follow them are led into a ditch.

What is at the bottom of that ditch?
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Conspiracies
  • Lies
  • Vain Imaginations
  • Victimized ideas
  • Old wives tales
  • Speculation
  • False Teachings
  • Taking Offense at every turn
  • Unrighteous indignation 
  • Passionate diatribe against fictitious enemies

There are many who hold themselves up as so called apostles who are leading people into perdition.  Many so called prophets who have no voice of their own.  They are led into the ditch to die.  

The answer to this is to do as Jesus said....  Ignore them.  And encourage others to do the same.  They will not change.  They will not reform.  The passion and anger they possess is their calling card.  Indignation and offense is their "Ministry".   We as leaders in the Church of Jesus must do our level best to offer a counter to the falsehoods, call them out when they are propagated and isolate the purveyors of these things. 

I am concerned about the Body of Christ. It's my prophetic job.  The venom being generated right now is wounding many by the false doctrines being taught.  I'm not talking about biblical doctrine.  I'm talking about doctrines of devils.  Doctrine is defined by the dictionary as: A belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group.

I could in this post name some names.  Many of those who I know that are in this category think they are doing the will of God.  They are not.  God's kingdom is not made of of division.  Unity in the spirit must be foremost.  

The Apostle Paul in Romans 16 warned them of the fruits of division:
17 Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. 18Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people. 19But everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. 20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

The God of Peace must rule your hearts and minds.  Whenever you are in doubt of the teaching and leadership you find, ask yourself this question, Do I have MORE or LESS peace as a result of this teaching.  If you want to allow the God of Peace to crush satan under your feet... you must get away from the destroyer who are so called apostles and prophets of this age who do the opposite.   

God did not give you a spirit of fear and if someone is.. they are the ones Jesus is against

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