TITUS 3:10 A MAN THAT IS AN HERETIC AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND ADMONITION REJECT. KING JAMES.
I guess I wonder, because I was called that yesterday…….
And the sad thing is, I know I am not a heretic. I am a child of God. And I think if you are a Christian, and you know what God has done for you. And you know who God is, what He can do, His power, His majesty, all of His wonderful attributes, and you Love God. And I know I do, I always have….
You should not accept being labeled like that. By anyone. I won’t. I refuse those kind of words to be spoken over me. I won’t accept that, from anybody, no matter who they are. Because I know what God has done for me. I was lost, and broken, and it was Christ that came and soothed me, and tended to my wounds. And I reject, that word, heretic and refuse to be called that by anyone. I know who I am in Christ.
That did not come from God, but from the devil himself. He threw a rock at me. Accusing. I hope if this individual ever sees this, which I don’t know, or not, if God will make a way to do that, I pray, he looks up Revelation 12:10 from a King James. Because there is a place in hell for those who accuse the brethren. I am the brethren. Bought by the blood of Jesus. I will never take that for granted.
See, I have been bought by the blood of Jesus, and I have accepted my Lord and savior, and yes, He has accepted me. I know I have a place in His Kingdom. He has a prepared a place for me. I repented of my sins. I still repent for my short comings, because I know I am not perfect. But I always plead the blood of Jesus, because I never want to give place to the enemy.
Yes I value my salvation. I never want to be deceived by the enemy. I never want to take my salvation for granted. I know the enemy can deceive someone. Scripture says, let no man steal your crown. I suppose thats what ticked this individual off to begin with, because I used that scripture reference. I don’t know, exactly what ticked him off, but it was like he was a time bomb, and he exploded. I saw it.
BEHOLD I COME QUICKLY: HOLD THAT FAST WHICH THOU HAST, THAT NO MAN TAKE THY CROWN. Revelation 3:11 KJV
I walked in love with this individual, I admired this individual. This so-called man of God. I saw an anointing on him, because of his prayers. Because of his prayers, for our President. I bet some folks, could just read this, and know who I am talking about, because of his position, even in the body of Christ. Maybe you will tell him that I wrote this about him.
He took such a mean stance toward me, that I still quite do not understand. I got a little shocked. We were discussing, works, and grace, and he totally took my words out of context. I thought, I was talking to a true brother in Christ. I was not.
And even if I was wrong, which I don’t think I was, I just feel he should have been a gentleman in Christ, and extended grace to me, he did not. Instead, he shooed me away like I was filth. Like a fly. Like I was on the side of the enemy, and I am not. He made me his enemy, and I looked at him like a brother in Christ….
I rebuke that in the name of Jesus, because I know who I am in Christ.
But it made me think of that Pharisee spirit, that so many can have. It made me think of those who are in Christ, who may just want to express themselves, and they are put down, or silenced, or not given any patience. Perhaps, they are baby Christians, and they are trying to find truth, or their way, but instead, treated harshly.
It does make me wonder what God thinks, very seriously, because they have actually turned someone off to God. When they could have led them to Christ. It makes me sad, and I am sure it can make God sad to know, that this person, got so turned off, by what they see, with legalistic Christians, hitting them on the head.
No wonder, many are turned off, with religion. No wonder, many are turned off by Christianity. But I plead with you even here, if you have been turned off by religious folks, please don’t let that stop you from seeking Christ. Please, He is love. He will help you. No matter what….Its all about relationship with Christ. But it is up to us individually to seek Him.
See, I also have seen that religious spirit, that Pharisee spirit, from time to time, and it is so cruel, and mean. I can identify it, and call it for what it is. I am sure it happens more then I even know. But God knows, and if you have experienced that, please share your comments here. I will honor, honesty, in matters like this.
Now, if he had been talking to someone else, I probably would have been crushed by his words to me. It is a good thing, I had my armor of God on, it is a good thing, I know my King James Bible. Because I did walk in love. All I could do was shake the dust off. I think if I had been more of a baby Christian I would have been so hurt, that perhaps, “religion” would have turned me off. Well, too, late, religion did turn me off a long time ago.
See, religion is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions made by men, and groups. I don’t have a religion, I have a relationship with Christ. I thought this man did as well. But when it came to just sharing, he took my words, twisted them, insulted me, and tried to hurt me.
This is the definition of that word. From the dictionary.
HERETIC – SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES OR TEACHES SOMETHING THAT GOES AGAINST ACCEPTED OR OFFICIAL BELIEFS.
I suppose, if I could have had the chance, I would have asked him, whose beliefs are those? Yours or God? Because there was no love in his words. But he did not give me a chance to even communicate. No grace. Do those words come from God, or from some twisted pre-conceived idea of what religious thinking does and think? Because I will be honest, that spirit is not from the Christ, I know. And there is no other God. I don’t follow religion. I follow my Lord, and savior. Jesus Christ. Because in His spirit, I see, He is love. He is merciful, kind, patient, and above all, holy.
I hope who ever looks at this, will remember my post. I pray, you never treat a child of God like that. No matter how wrong they are. Or right they are. Remember, we all look at things differently. We all have our ways of learning, or understanding. I was accused of actually omitting things out of the word of God. Ironic, because I do uphold the King James as whole and true. So does he. Thats what was strange. But even though I do not agree with many who do not uphold the King James. I still walk in love. I try at least.
But I know my intention in my heart of hearts, it was not to misrepresent, or even interpret Gods word, any other way, then what He gives us. I know the word is not up for private interpretation, but is given by the Holy Spirit. Read II Peter 1:19-21 KJV
But I know who I am in Christ. I may not agree with many. On many different subjects. Including the loss of salvation. I believe it can be lost, if someone sins, and does not repent. Thats when grace runs out. And no, I don’t look for loop holes in the word of God. Ezekiel 33 tells us to warn one another. To save our own souls. So, yes I do warn. Though, you might call it judging.
There have been battles, spiritual battles, but I always try to remember even though we do not agree, the enemy may have deceived that person.
Yes there have been heretic spirits, I have encountered. When they actually want to fight, about word. I don’t want to fight about word. Or about Gods law. God is a legal God. If you don’t agree with me, thats your choice. But God did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament. He only freed us, from the law of sin and death. Not His commandments. But I don’t have to fight. I know truth stands on its own merit. And I know God will do the final judging.
To judge another sister, or brother in Christ, scares me, worse yet, to accuse them of being a heretic. But I pray, never to ever, treat someone so mean, so cruel, as I was treated yesterday. Sad thing is, I have seen this spirit before. And it makes me sad. I know what word says, and it says, we will be known by the love, we have for one another. And I did not see that love. From this man. A man of God. I suppose thats why I am writing this.
BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. JOHN 13:25 King James.
I hope you remember this. This is my prayer as I close. In Christs love, that I honor, and protect, and guard, my heart. My soul, my being. In Christ.
Oh Lord, I pray I never treat a child of yours like that. Even with what I know Lord. I pray, I never try to wound someone you call your child.
Lord, I know, you have given me knowledge, and understanding, discernment in many matters, but I pray, never to hit someone on the head with a bible, with your word. Father, I know I don’t know everything, and I will not even act like I do. I know there is much you can teach me.
Still…But I pray, you teach me. Because you are kind, and patient. You know where I am on the vine. Lord, its a good thing I walked in love with this man. I did not argue. I did not try to prove him right or wrong. As he did me. It looked like pride. I did not understand his stance. You know… I had peace, I was not in a spirit of strife. I knew it. But it hurt… Since, I have actually agreed in prayer with him. On other occasions. But he could not see who I was in Christ. I asked him not to judge me, but he did anyway. I just expressed myself, and he took my words, and used them against me, calling me a heretic.
Lord, I forgive him. But I pray, he sees the error of his ways. Yes, I suppose it does hurt, somewhat, because I admired him. But that was the most ugliest, most religious spirit, I have seen, and though I have seen it before in others, I never want to get near it again. I did not expect that from him. Sad thing is Lord, he did that publicly, in front of others. Trying to humiliate me, publicly. What does that say about him? Or even me? Why did that spirit come out of him? I suppose this is why I write this post, and make it public.
That is not who you are Lord. You tell us, that they will scourge us. You tell us they will hate us. You tell us, that we will be known by the love we have for one another, and he did not walk in that love toward me Lord. I tried, Lord, but you know our hearts. I put it in your hands, and pray for healing. I stood, in truth, and you’re love. Thats all I know.
Lord, I pray for others who have been hurt by religious folks, who have been cruel. Heal them, show them your truth, show them, who they are in Christ. Let them see the truth, to set them free. I know who I am to you. I am beloved. I am precious in your sight. I am more than a conqueror in Christ. I know my gifts and callings. I never want to treat them shabbily, or to ever make someone feel inferior. I never want to puff myself up. To be superior, or to treat someone shabbily. I only want to use my gifts and callings for your glory. To bring light, so the enemy will not deceive others. If I have not, I ask for forgiveness. This will make me very conscience to be careful.
Lord, we are all on the vine, at different places, some are baby Christians, some are seasoned. But you love us all! This comparing in the body of Christ, judging, gets me angry, but I don’t want to sin!
Lord, I value my salvation Father. I never want to abuse it, by thinking grace, covers it all. I am always aware of my part in this covenant, I agree with, by the blood of Jesus. Yes, I have works, because I know that stirs my faith. According to your word. I know, my works won’t get me into heaven. But I do them, for your glory, and he could not see that Lord. He did not recognize me as a sister in Christ. Lord, help us. The body of Christ. Because love is missing out of so many that call themselves a Christian.
In Jesus name. Amen.
BUT WILT THOU KNOW, O VAIN MAN, THAT FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD? JAMES 2:20 King James.
And as I conclude this, I just felt the Lord remind me, that we all have sinned, and come short of His glory. Read Romans 3:23. KJV. All of us have sinned, and we are still capable of sinning. And how dare, anybody, think they are above God when it comes to judging? Or calling someone such an ugly name. Like that, with that kind of wording. And connotation. To humiliate publicly….
See, we all have sinned, and we all have been heretics, at one time or another. In His sight. Think about it. Don’t forget what Christ did for you. See the battle is the Lords. Not mine.
This person, who I called a brother in Christ, just happened to insult, a sister in Christ. And I guess, the Lord knows…..this is why I write about it.
I am His servant. Its in His hands now.