Saturday, March 31, 2018

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A DANIEL FAST

Quite often when I hear of prophets and pastors calling for a fast, they give the people a range of fasting options, like the total abstention from food and drink (except water) or what is often called “the Daniel fast.” The Daniel fast is usually defined as eating only vegetables and drinking liquids.

The basis for the Daniel fast is found in the Old Testament Bible book of Daniel, chapter 1, verses 8-16.

Daniel was among the captives taken from Jerusalem to Babylon. The king of Babylon, Belshazzar, had Daniel and three other young men from the tribe of Judah put into a three-year training program so that they might serve in the king’s court.  As part of the program, the king provided the initiates with his edible delicacies, including his wine. Daniel objected to eating and drinking these things because these foods were ritually unclean according to Jewish dietary laws. Instead of eating and drinking the king’s ritually unclean delicacies, Daniel chose to limit his diet to vegetables and water.
Daniel was able to persuade the king’s attendant to provide him with his special diet for ten days (which was against their customs) to determine whether it would, in fact, affect Daniel’s appearance.  After the ten days had expired, Daniel’s appearance was healthier than the initiates who ate the king’s delicacies! As a result, the attendant allowed Daniel to continue his diet of vegetables and water.
Daniel’s abstention from the king’s meat and wine was morally motivated, not spiritually motivated! He was not abstaining for reasons of spiritual growth, but because participation would have been immoral according to the Law of Moses. That’s it! Besides, where does it say that it was even a “fast”??? Daniels wasn’t fasting! He had a change of diet!
As we can see, this notion of a “Daniel fast” is just another fabricated ridiculous lie in the church! The Bible doesn’t advocate observing a “Daniel fast” anywhere. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

LIES IN THE CHURCH

Even Benny Hinn now reluctantly admits that he has taken the preaching of the prosperity gospel to the extreme, when he said:

"We get attacked for preaching prosperity, well it's in the Bible, but I think some have gone to the extreme with it sadly, and it's not God's word what is taught, and I think I'm as guilty as others.”

Benny Hinn now realizes that some of the things he learned from preachers, when he was growing up, aren't biblical and the popular interpretation of the prosperity gospel — the teaching that believers have a right to the blessings of health and wealth and that they can obtain these blessings through positive confessions of faith, and the "sowing of seeds" through the faithful payments of tithes and offerings — is one of those things.

Yes, Benny Hinn, you deceived millions of Christians all over the world and you took advantage of many of them!

The Bible teaches that we are free from the guilt and bondage of the Old Testament Law of Tithing! There has never been such requirement for the New Testament believer! The decision making in how we handle our giving should come from being led by what God tells us individually through the Holy Spirit. As believers in Jesus Christ, we ought to be controlled by His Spirit and God’s Word in regard to how much money we should give, and through His Word. No church or televangelist should ever make us feel guilty about the amount of money we give or try to control it!
The apostle Paul, who himself at one point was living according to the Old Testament law of tithing, now writes, after being born-again, in the New Testament: 
“You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “Godly people give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will never be forgotten.” 2. Corinthians 9:7-11 NLT  
In other words, whether you are able to give 5% of your income, or at other times you may be able to give 20, 30, or even 100%, the point is that you are giving the appropriate amount of money the Holy Spirit directs you to give and God will bless you for doing so.
This is how Paul instructed the Christians in Jerusalem to give each week: 
“On every Lord’s Day, each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering.” 1. Corinthians 16:2 NLT  
When it comes to who to give money to, wefirst and foremost, we need to take care of our own family, making sure they have food, clothing, and shelter. If we don’t, according to the Bible, we are “worse than an unbeliever.” (See 1. Timothy 5:8)
As a believer, we each have a duty to support the church we join, which pays for the pastor, the elders, evangelists, teachers and other ministry services.
“Elders who do their work well should be paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “Do not keep an ox from eating as it treads out the grain.” And in another place, “Those who work deserve their pay!” 1. Timothy 5:17-18 NLT  
“Those who are taught the word of God should help their teachers by paying them.” Galatians 6:6 NLT  
We should also support missions financially as stated in Romans 15:25-27, and we need to be willing to help a brother or sister in need.
“Suppose you see a brother or sister who needs food or clothing, and you say, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat well” — but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?” James 2:15-16 NLT

Friday, November 17, 2017

FOR ALL THOSE CHRISTIANS LIVING IN FORNICATION


According to the dictionary, fornication means ‘sexual intercourse between a man and woman not married to each other.’

The Bible says, “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints.” Ephesians 5:3 NKJV

In other words, God does not approve of a lifestyle of living together and having sex without being married.

Jesus said to the woman He met at the well, “You don’t have a husband— for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.” John 4:17-18 NLT

Jesus was making it obvious to this woman what He thought about her lifestyle of living in the sin of fornication!

It for this reason the Scriptures say: “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4 NKJV

Monday, November 13, 2017

DID JESUS SAID TO CHARGE FOR HIS WORD?


No! Never! Instead, Jesus who truly loves us unconditionally said: Freely you have received, freely give! Matthew 10:8 NKJV

I just got a notification of an upcoming conference with Heidi Baker with the title Live to Love where they are charging a $39 Early Bird entrance fee per person, and a $45 Regular fee per person.

And then to top it off, these crooks have the nerve to explain their refund policy as follows:  

REFUNDS
All Iris Event ticket sales are final. Exceptions are made for medical emergencies, and will be reviewed case by case. Should a refund be given, it will be minus 20% of original cost. No refunds will be given 14 days prior the event.

These people are the types of whom the Bible says: They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money! Titus 1:11 NLT

Monday, October 30, 2017

WHAT MANY CHRISTIANS DO NOT KNOW ABOUT HALLOWEEN


Halloween is a highly pagan holiday shrouded in witchcraft and attention to everything evil and dark. Traditionally though, it is said to have been a commemoration of saints that were martyred for their faith in God, hence the macabre costumes. Halloween today has evolved into a modern-day mix of the two.

Halloween originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain celebrated from October 31st to November 1st, marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. In ancient Celtic stories, Samhain was a magical time of transition when important battles were fought and fairies cast spells. Over time, Samhain evolved into the modern Halloween and has been observed by Celtic Neo-pagans and Wiccans.

In the United States, the origins of Halloween started with the early settlers. When early American settlers came from England, many of them brought various beliefs about ghosts and witches with them. In the 1800s, many immigrants from Ireland and Scotland arrived in the United States and introduced their Halloween traditions. Other groups added their own cultural influences to Halloween customs. German immigrants brought a vivid witchcraft lore, and Haitian and African people brought their native voodoo beliefs about black cats, fire, and witchcraft.

Knowing all this, Christians should never take part in Halloween, let alone allowing their children to celebrate this demonic holiday!

The Bible says,

“Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.” Ephesians 5:10-11 NLT

“Don’t participate in the things these people do. For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” Ephesians 5:7-8 NLT

Saturday, October 14, 2017

THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR BEING A JEZEBEL IN THE CHURCH

First of all, in order for you to have the evil spirit of Jezebel, you must be a woman! Why is this?

Jesus made this very clear while admonishing the church of Thyatira. He told them: 

But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray.” Revelations 2:20 NLT

Here is Jesus specifically emphasizing the word “THAT”; you are permitting “THAT WOMAN” – that Jezebel, that is because Jesus was referring to the infamous wicked woman ‘Queen Jezebel’ from the Old Testament days, who was known for undermining the authority of her husband King Ahab, by controlling and manipulating him and taking over his leadership. (See 1. Kings 21)

The reason the Jezebel Spirit only pertains to women is because men have been given natural authority from God, it’s not something they would need to fight to get, they already have it as the Bible says, “But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” 1. Corinthians 11:3 NLT

Women, on the other hand, have not been given that same authority, and they would need tools to try to take that position of leadership that the man has. This is where the Jezebel Spirit comes in. A demon will come to a woman presenting different tools she can use to gain power over the man. 

These tools are, among many others: manipulation, control, domination and seduction. For a wounded or scorned woman, these tools come as a temptation she cannot resist, and she grabs them, and starts using them. This is the moment she opens the door to become possessed by the demonic spirit that promises to provide her with everything she needs to accomplish her goal. She may or may not even be aware of what a devastating spirit she has just welcomed into her life.

When a man seems to be using some of the same tools as the Jezebel woman does, it is not because he has the Jezebel Spirit, but rather a power-hungry spirit that comes from being an extremely wounded individual, who has most likely been abused in one way or another and need to control and manipulate his circumstances out of fear of being hurt again.

Secondly, in order to be a woman operating in the Jezebel Spirit in the realm of the church, you need to be able to teach people to commit sexual sin and make them idolize and worship you and lead them away from a relationship with Jesus Christ. To do that, they must follow your false teachings (deeper truths,’ as they are called—depths of Satan, actually). (See Revelation 2:20+24)

Thirdly, to have the Jezebel Spirit, you must be a narcissist, someone who is not able or willing to admit any wrongdoing. You think you are never wrong and therefore you will never repent or take any ownership! As Jesus said it: “I gave her time to repent, but SHE DOES NOT WANT to turn away from her immorality.” Revelation 2:21 NLT

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

YOU NEED TO KNOW THE WORD FROM THE BIBLE



Because, “Many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people!” Matthew 24:11 NLT

They will preach a different Jesus, a different kind of Spirit and a different kind of gospel! (See 2. Corinthians 11:4)

They twist the Scriptures to mean something quite different! (See 2. Peter 3:16)

“In their greed, they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money!” 2. Peter 2:3 NLT

They will perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones! (See Matthew 24:24)

Like Satan, these false prophets disguise themselves as angel of lights, like servants of righteousness! (See 2. Corinthians 11:14-15)

They trick people with lies so clever they sound like the truth! (See Ephesians 4:14)

Jesus made this very clear when He said: “See, I have warned you about this ahead of time!” Matthew 25:25 NLT

“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.” Matthew 7:15 NLT

Therefore, you must search the Scriptures to see if what these people are teaching is indeed the truth! (See Acts 17:11)