Friday, September 25, 2015

Spirit Without The Truth

Yesterday I touched on having truth without the Spirit.  There is also a sort of flip side to that, which is a pitfall.  Having spirit without the Truth.

This is old news, but bears repeating as so many miss or forget it . . . and so, go off on grand "spiritual" journeys . . . having "spiritual" experiences . . . where the Truth is not there.

The devil, demons, familiar spirits . . . often bring a "spiritual" experience.  Those involved with "new age" teachings, Eastern mysticism, so-called "white magic" etc., do have profound "spiritual" experiences on occasion.  If pursued deeply, these "spiritual" experiences grow and will even produce "supernatural" abilities like astral travel, clairvoyance, telekinesis, future seeing, remote viewing, remote influence etc.  To the one who does not have the Truth, but has these experiences, it is all too easy to become dangerously lost, as he or she assumes they are on a proper "spiritual path."  They will think and say, "look here, the proof is in the pudding.  This is getting me results!"

The demonic, supernatural side of things can also produce (for a time) ecstatic feelings, a "high", purpose . . . which the practitioner mistakes for being God, or angelic influence, or the Holy Spirit.

Many such "paths" are followed, which, while producing "spirit" (as they are directed by unclean and other evil spirits) lack the Truth.  Jesus is the life, the TRUTH, the way . . . alone.  There is no other way to God--to the one, true, living God, but through Him.

There ARE ways to other spirits and other "spiritual" experiences.  In all these dangerous (and ultimately blasphemous and idolatrous) cases you will see the practitioner minimize the man/God Jesus . . . along with marginalizing, minimizing the critical nature of His Word. 

The Bible, along with "the Christ" . . . will be just some other resources, along with occult knowledge, Eastern mystical techniques and practices, along with "positive thinking" pop psychology . . . and various subtle forms of sorcery and witchcraft . . . and whatever else is tempting at the time . . . which are used in a conglomerate ideology . . . in place of The Truth.

But, we are to worship IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.  One without the other . . . is bound to result in "doctrines of demons."

As always, it boils down to whether you love Truth or not--Who is God, Who is Spirit.  If you don't, you will learn to love a lie.  And you will fight for the lie, defend it, protect it, evangelize it; just as the Born Again do when they have been revealed the Truth.

There is only one of two ways to go.  One is narrow, one is broad, wide. . . .

Just as Jesus was attacked, those who follow the narrow way . . . are ever being attacked as being "judgmental", "narrow-minded", "religious", "legalistic", "exclusivist", "harsh", "unloving". . . .

But it is among the most loving things in the world--to speak the Truth, regardless of consequences, to engage, as the Lord directed, to warn . . . to proclaim the good news.  Which "good news" . . . is not found in the false "spiritual" experiences and "paths/ways" of fallen humanity/angels.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Matthew 26:10,11,12
0But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me. 11"For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. 12"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.…

Deuteronomy15:10&1110"You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings. 11"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'

Mark14:6,7,86But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. 7"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. 8"She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.

John12:7&8 7Therefore Jesus said, "Let her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial. 8"For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

Proverbs 31:19,20,21 19She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. 20She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy. 21She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.…

Ezekiel 18:6,7,8…6and does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period-- 7if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing, 8if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,…

In watching the pope speak at the U.N. about leveling the human playing field through mans laws(human rights/civil rights) it appears the pope wants to correct another one of Gods errors.Like Obama he wants to play robin hood.

The pope defiantly has the wrong Jesus and the wrong teaching/message.

But there he was standing in the U.N. temple speaking great blasphemy against the lord

Thesalonian 2:3,4,5

…3Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?…

Brother Thomas ©2015

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