" CHRISTIANITY 101" THIS IS MY PRAYER OF HOPE TO THINK AND DO ALL IN LOVE! WHATSOEVER THINGS THAT ARE TRUE, HONEST, JUST, PURE, LOVELY, OF GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY WAY TO GIVE PRAISE TO GOD, THESE ARE THE THINGS I TRY TO THINK ABOUT…BASED ON PHILLIPIANS 4:8 I CLAIM THIS BASED BY ALL OF GODS WORD, PRAYING MY THOUGHTS HONOR THE MIND OF CHRIST.
WHEN PASTORS ARE DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
Its a very sad thing, when you see and know a Pastor has been deceived by the devil.
When you see Pastors push people away from truth, from Gods true word. Its a sad thing, when you don’t see love. When you see Pastors, talk about other churches, and puff themselves up, as if they know the truth. But they do not see the error of their own ways.
We are called to love one another. And I know that there are things, we do not always agree on. But when a Pastor, does not have patience. Does not see the truth, the perspective from God himself. He no longer, is guided by God, or the Holy spirit. But by the devil himself.
They become deceived by the devil.
We are called to look at the fruit. By their fruit you will know them. I have been to so many churches, and I have searched, long, and hard, for truth. I have searched for love. Love that is holy from God. Love that is in line with Gods truth. Love that is compassionate as Christ is. Love that accepts all people. And encourages, people of all races to attend.
I know we are all different, we are all growing on the vine at different stages. But Christ said, we would be known by the love.
And there are some things I tolerate, in love, but doctrine, is not one thing I compromise on. I do search for a place, where King James word is. But where there is a balance in truth.
But when I see a pastor, or a church, where growth is not there. Something, is wrong. Its not Gods fault, but the pastor, or the leader of the church is not doing something.
I guess, I have had a taste of this or that, so with discernment, I know, what pleases God. By worship, by prayer, at the beginning of a service, so the Holy Spirit, can have full control. By love. For if love comes from the pulpit, it would flow to the whole congregation.
When Pastors, are not patient, in even disagreeing, what does that say? If they do not communicate, when spoken to…If they accuse members of discord, and insist they are protecting the congregation, yet, pushing someone away who is sincerely, asking, for guidance, and they are reprimanded, just because they ask, thats not love.
This according to Jeremiah 23;1 is scattering the body of Christ. It is not unity, but it is causing division. A house divided cannot stand. Christ warned us, that they would push us out of our churches. Out of their synagogues. This is a Pharisee spirit. Beware.
He told us, these things. It does not make one feel better, but we know.
It is a sad state, we are all in, as the body of Christ. And it very well does make me understand, why many people stop going to church. Religion, is a very strange thing. When people embrace, “religious” principles, that go against the word of God, they are thereby making their own rules, regulations, and traditions. And they lose something. They are losing, truth, their emotions, they are losing relationship. Relationship with Christ. They are creating their own religion.
They lose the guidance of the Holy spirit, by the truth. Yes, it has to be truth, Gods holy King James word. To take the responsibility, as a Pastor, I am sure would be a very difficult job. Yet, with God guiding, I know it would be easy. He says, take my yoke it is easy.
But it is sad, when the truth, is picked over, or the gospel is watered down. And instead there is a tickling of the ears. To please people. Or to please just the pastor. Himself. But not God. Theres always a balance, and a false balance, is an abomination to God.
To lose balance, of truth, to lose balance, and accept, that salvation is secure, is not in fear of God. Its not taking to heart the many scriptures, that God has given us. Salvation can be lost. Folks, salvation, is a gift. But it is a contract. We have our part. God did His part, by sending His son to die for us. Christ did His part, by going on the cross, being obedient, to the Father.
But we have our part, we are to work out our salvation, with trembling, and fear. Fear of God. For He is the one who will judge us. He is the one, who can either allow us in heaven or hell. But it is by what we did on this earth.
We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. Repentance, is what keeps you secure. Obedience to God. Do not forget that, no matter what you get out of this. Remember repentance, is what keeps the slate clean. In fear of God.
Never take that for granted. If you do not see altar calls, for the lost, the broken, the backslider, to come to the altar to repent. That is a church, where the pastor is being disobedient. Don’t go there. When you see communion is not served. In remembrance of Christ. Don’t go there. If you see, God is not invited at the beginning of the service to have full reign, to guide that service, in prayer. Don’t go there. If you see, worship, is not encouraged, don’t go there. Worship must be always to please… the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. If you do not see prayer, for one another, and it is not encouraged, then don’t go there. If you see, the pastor, does not encourage everyone, in their own gifts and callings don’t go there. If you see the message, turns into a prosperity message, and someone twists and claims scripture for self, but dismisses salvation. Run….don’t follow them. Follow Christ.
If you do not see the pastor, love the people, but hides, and is evasive, run from that church. If you see, the scorner, the person, that thinks they are only right, but everybody else is wrong, at the pulpit, run from that church.
If you see, someone else being denied freedom of speech, or does not let someone express themselves, this is mind control. We all need to communicate now, and then, this is not discord, just because you talk. To another brother or sister in Christ. Or because you have different ideas. For someone who would take this stance, is very insecure themselves. This is someone, if they could would burn you at the stake if they could.
Instead, of talking, or communicating to someone, in love but putting someone down. This kind of spirit is trying to take away your own ability to think on your own. This is someone who does not embrace freedom to be themselves. Or others.
If someone has no respect to your pace, as to where you are, as a baby Christian, or as, even a seasoned Christian, or as just someone who wants to learn in Christ, or wants to understand the church, and are called, disrespectful, troublemakers, or someone causing discord, these kind of pastors are not walking in love. And, in Christ. We all need to ask questions, and love each other. If you don’t see the love run.
You don’t have to deny someone a right to think to be a leader. You don’t have to hit someone with the Bible, or hit someone back in the head with the Bible. Just because they disagree. Sure share word, and again, I only suggest King James word, because other versions are corrupt, and no longer holy or anointed, but share love, more then anything.
Run from them. Don’t let someone control your mind, or your soul, by being a part of them. By even being a member of that. It flows from the top, and it will flow to you, and decay your soul.
Salvation should always be the goal of the pastor. And the goal to bring the backslider back to the throne of God. If you do not see it, this is a dead church.
Sometimes it takes a while to see the signs. But God will protect you. Just stay obedient to God. Even if you don’t see love from the pulpit. Even if you have been rejected. Even if you were misunderstood.
Stay true to God. Pray for that pastor, for you see, they have been deceived. Pray for the members of that church. You see, they are Gods lambs. Not the pastor, who is disobedient to God. He sees the wolf in sheeps clothing. Just stay true to God, do not get discouraged.
God loves you, and He will guide you. You don’t wish or hope anything bad for anybody. But you know what God says.
For, it is a sad thing, when you know, truth, and love, and you see something from the pulpit that is not of God.
Just depart, and walk in peace. And always stay humble, and pray. You may be sad, or broken hearted, because it is a sad thing. To see, division, to see disobedience, to see religion, raise its ugly head, and call it Gods truth.
But you know who you are in Christ, and you choose to walk in love. Walk away.
Remember, if you have been accused, or hurt by someone, remember, Christ will stand by the accused. If they are innocent. If they are being obedient to Him. You see the devil, will use an accuser but that accuser has a place right in hell.
Sad, sometimes the devil will use a Pastor, to be an accuser. And they don’t see it, because they think they are right. And they scatter the church. This happens, when a Pastor is deceived by the devil.
AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICE SAYING IN HEAVEN, NOW IS COME SALVATION, AND STRENGTH, AND THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, AND THE POWER OF HIS CHRIST: FOR THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN IS CAST DOWN WHICH ACCUSED THEM BEFORE OUR GOD DAY AND NIGHT. AND THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH. REVELATION 12:10-11.
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE. SAITH THE LORD. THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD OF ISRAEL AGAINST THE PASTORS THAT FEED BY PEOPLE. YE HAVE SCATTERED MY FLOCK, AND DRIVEN THEM AWAY, AND HAVE NOT VISITED THEM, BEHOLD I WILL VISIT UPON YOU THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS, SAITH THE LORD. JEREMIAH 23:1 KJV.
FOR THE PASTORS ARE BECOME BRUTISH, AND HAVE NOT SOUGHT THE LORD: THEREFORE THEY SHALL NOT PROSPER, AND ALL THEIR FLOCKS SHALL BE SCATTERED. JEREMIAH 10:21 KJV.
MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS. THEY HAVE MADE IT DESOLATE, AND BEING DESOLATE IT MOURNETH UNTO ME, THE WHOLE LAND IS MADE DESOLATE, BECAUSE NO MAN LAYETH IT TO HEART. JEREMIAH 12:10-11. KJV.
Christ saved me, as I repented. You see, I was saved at an early age. But I sinned, after that. But if I had died, before repenting, I know, I would have found hell as my destination.
But I overcame the enemy, even now, by the blood of the lamb. By Gods truth. Not mine, but His. By rededicating myself. By repenting. By my testimony to the mercy of God, in salvation.
These things, I have experienced. But I so know the difference friends. If you need prayer, or kindness, feel free to write to me. I will lift you up to the Father. I will try to be someone to put salve on your own wounds, to ease your pain, because I do understand. And I am healed in Christ.