'Jesus' = Jesus?
‘Jesus’ = Jesus?
During our corporate time of gathering as the Body of Christ yesterday the Lord spoke through His Word, His Spirit and His Body to confirm and affirm much that goes unsaid today.
We are rapidly headed into dark, dark days as a society and culture.
That being said, we know that…
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever
In the midst of ever increasing darkness, those that “know God” will shine brilliantly.
Hear this prophetic declaration and promise...they will turn many to righteousness!
There is a battle.
It is in the heavenly realm.
We see snippets of it manifesting in the natural, but the true battle is not against flesh and blood.
2 Corinthians 10
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,
4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
6 and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.
Yes, we are to “do something.”
But, we are not to move in the flesh, but rather, in the Spirit.
"By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.
Therefore, I encourage you to do so.
But, do so in the Spirit and the knowledge of the Word.
Seek the enlightenment, illumination, wisdom and revelation of the Lord...
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Hear the word of warning for today...
Many times we have covered Jesus’ answer to two questions posed by the disciples in Matthew 24-25. This teaching of the Lord is foundational to understanding what is occurring today.
The disciples asked “when will these things happen?” and “what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”
The first thing Jesus said in the answer was…
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.
5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
The Lord instructs us to see to it that no one mislead you.
We have a responsibility to avoid being mislead.
Sadly, most of the professing church is being led into a spiritual deception unlike any man has experienced.
Jesus then tells us one of the ways that misleading will occur.
“...many will come in My name, saying ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.”
One understanding of this has been obvious through the ages.
Individuals would proclaim themselves to be “christ”, the “anointed one”...the one for whom we have been waiting… “we are the ones that we have been waiting for”...
I think another truth is also here.
Not all “jesuses” are Jesus.
Just because someone speaks of “Jesus” it does not mean that they are speaking of the the Lord Jesus.
I’ll give you a pertinent example of the day.
The Mormon Jesus is not the same Jesus as the Son of God in the Word.
Here is a most useful redaction of Mormon belief… take four minutes to watch the video and read along.
Now, we are to fear not, but, we are to…
- know the Truth...get in the Word
- stand firm in the Lord...determine to be unwavering
- “be the Body”...we need one another as the Body of the Lord that He is weaving together for such a time as this
- shine as the stars in the firmament
- we are to destroy speculations raised up against God...whether “mormonism” or “Hawkins-ism”
- take captive every thought to the obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ
Again, fear not. Things will “get worse.” But those who know their God, and who are known by God, will shine brilliantly.
Do you “know of God?”
2 Corinthians 13:5
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?
Are you “known by God?”
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
A little housekeeping…
Have done some upgrading of websites...new website also...check ‘em out as you have time…
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There is more...enough for now…