Interestingly many cessationists are now helping to provide much needed correction in these matters through blowing Satan's cover in alerting many to the dangers of Gnostic mysticism and occult methodology that has crept into many modern ministries.
Unfortunately due to their doctrinal position (That the gifts of God were withdrawn from the Church in AD ? ) they have cast a pall over the exercise of the genuine gifts of God that Satan is also attempting to discredit. Their assertion that God has deprived the church of many New Testament gifts naturally leaves many of them doubtful concerning anything beyond the spiritual deadness and dryness that characterizes the majority of their churches. The Church needs the complete ministry of the Holy Spirit by way of all the gifts of God. But the genuine only function in godly love and peace and not in the midst of selfish ambition and confusion. A wholesome fear of God and holiness of character is required to prevent lightness in the use of these gifts.
The Holy Spirit makes it plain that their (cessationists) spiritual experience is in part based on unbelief for the Lord did not change His mind or remove any of the gifts from the Church.
"FOR THE GIFTS AND CALLING OF GOD ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE"
The unbelief of some concerning God's provision for the saints does not alter the fact that all the genuine gifts are still found amidst God's people. Howbeit the tendency to idolize certain gifts and absurdly equate such to godliness (as in some Pentecostal churches) downplays the primary evidences of being filled with the Holy Spirit - charity, sound doctrine, witnessing, sobriety, etc.. Because many of the true gifts were selfishly misused or displayed as evidence of spiritual superiority by immature Christians occasion was given to those that deny the original gifts still exist. I have yet to read in the Holy scriptures where the Lord says that He would remove these gifts from the Church.
Their curious misuse of 1 Corinthians 13:8 IE. 'whether there be tongues, they shall cease' indicates a serious desperation on their part to back up their opinions on these matters. This verse does not say that the gift of tongues shall cease from among God's people. Ironically the next part of that verse says 'whether there be knowledge it shall vanish away'. I find it absolutely scary to see saints proud and stubborn to the point that they will dismiss parts of God's Word, but then add their own words to distort the truth to fit their experience based assumptions. Next to pragmatism; (If it works and appears to be helpful it must be from God.) or if it's in our church it must be from God, this; If we don't have it, it can't be of God, represents falling off the other side of the pier.
This section of scripture plainly advises us that at the resurrection of the just: (When the mystery of God shall be finished.) Note: 'when that which is perfect is come' (1 Cor. 13, verse 10)&(verse 12), 'then shall I know even as also I am known', that those things which are temporary or imperfect shall pass away, with only godly virtue remaining. This verse says absolutely nothing to indicate that God has removed any gift from the Church.
The common claim, that 'perfection' in 1 Cor. 13 alludes to the completion of the canon of scripture rather than the resurrection at the Lord's return lacks any support from scripture and actually contradicts the evidence that is revealed there. John in 1 John 3:1-2 uses the same language as Paul does in 1 Cor. 13 regarding 'our' perfection at the resurrection when the Lord returns.
1 John 3:1-2
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Which fits perfectly with: 1 Cor. 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
As does: 1 Cor. 13:10
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Here is strong proof for maintaining that the same subjects are in view in both cases.
Satan definitely knows that all the true gifts of God are found among the saints and that is precisely why he has produced so many counterfeits. Because he cannot destroy the genuine he is reduced to producing fakes to confuse and divert from the real. IE.
At present the few remaining Christian discernment ministries and cult information services ( Those not setup initially as fronts for the NWO.) are being targeted in an attempt to use them as disinformation outlets for Satan's New World Order. There is mounting evidence that many have already been compromised by NWO intelligence networks.
PROSPERITY & THE COMING APOCALYPSE
The following list represents information the NWO hopes to suppress and is followed by a list of things they hope to promote.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Psalm 118:8, 9 [A.V. 1611]
THE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO SATAN
True Gospel Vs False Gospel Chart
Demonic racial and cultural influences have followed the gospel into every part of the world fighting against the truth that God made man of one blood.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things: And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth . . .
Satan's churches have promoted their racist eugenic agenda wherever they have gone resulting in the mass murder and enslavement of native populations from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, the United States and many other countries. As a result, God's curse has rested upon these churches in that they are filled with filth and even now are being bound together in bundles so as to be burned in the fire of God's wrath. The deep hidden under current of satanic racial hatred that they fostered, fueled, and contained, is now being exploited and used to push the citizenry onwards into wars designed to profit the NWO.
In the Catholic Church idolatry has now hit the heights of absurdity in that they worship pieces of bread as their God. Indeed their priests still claim that all who do not worship their pieces of bread cannot be saved. The majority of real Christians put to death by the Catholic Church during the Inquisition died for refusing to dishonor Jesus Christ by worshiping a piece of bread.
An estimated 66 million people were murdered by the Catholic Church during the early inquisitions usually in order to legally confiscate their property. Even faithful Catholics were falsely accused of heresy and put to death so the Papacy and the secular powers could divide up their wealth. At one point the Catholic Church employed 100,000 prostitutes because the then ruling pope claimed that prostitution was a necessary evil.
It appears that Satan has little trouble making fools out of men. The Egyptians worshipped and then consumed bread that their priests supposedly transformed into their god, Ra, (Baal) the sun god. Could that be why the 'host' is often placed in a sunburst or disc? Is this why Constantine, the first real Pope, died a worshiper of Sol? (Baal) Is this why the Vatican was designed so that the rising sun shines down the hallway to light up the altar only once a year on Baal's traditional birthday? (December 25th.) And what about that Egyptian obelisk in the courtyard that represents Baal's private parts? And why do they place the sign of Baal, a circle of light, the 'halo' above representations of real and imagined saints? Where do you find God's people associated with this symbol in scripture? And these abominations now are considered 'Christian'? Woe to them that give the glory and honor due to Jesus Christ to a piece of bread and bow down before idols to wallow in the abomination of the Egyptians.
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And the great dragon was cast out,
that old serpent,
called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world:
he was cast out into the earth,
and his angels were cast out with him.
The secret societies have served Satan well in that they have provided a haven for his occult agenda of subverting the churches while spreading his plan for a global ecumenical empire based on mysticism. To become a member of these groups one must take an oath established on penalty of death to cover up crimes committed by the membership. This oath constitutes a satanic initiation due to the promise to protect evil which can only encourage the spread of such in the world. This wicked agreement to defy the laws of God, and of the land, allows Freemasons to be used as patsies to overthrow and subvert justice in their own countries. Allowing them to be compromised even further by fear of exposure, blackmail and/or expulsion from this religious sect that many have built their careers around. The good works done through these organizations are designed to distract the public from their sinister objectives. Similar foolishness is now becoming popular among some evangelical groups in that they similarly consent to forebear publicly exposing the doctrinal corruption found amidst each others ministries. Because their wickedness is being found out they think that by banding together they can preserve their religious empires.
Behold, they shall surely gather together,
but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee
shall fall for thy sake.
( Isaiah 54:15 )
If these men are indeed teaching the truth and living to serve God, why are they so fearful of a critical scriptural examination of their ministries? Only darkness fears the Light. Only the evil need depend on fleshly resources, protection in numbers, secret meetings, and conspiracies to maintain their positions.
In these last days a considerable number of poisonous mystical doctrines have invaded the churches. One of the most common is that of 'Holy Spirit impartation', meaning that God's Spirit can move from one person into another through, 'laying on of hands'. This concept is not found anywhere in the scriptures. The practice of laying on of hands to ask God's blessing upon individuals is however found throughout the Bible. Jesus is the only one who can baptize with the Holy Spirit. Since there is no shortage regarding God's Holy Spirit and grace why would He have to take from one to give to another, or for that matter dispense His Spirit by way of man? The transfer of demonic spirits through laying on of hands is a reality in the occult realm of Satan resulting in severe consequences to all who willfully consent to such. Another pagan concept promoted is the supposed requirement to be 'under a covering', a Roman Catholic teaching, which means - for salvation you must consent to having a mediator and authority over you in place of Jesus Christ, or alternately, between you and Jesus Christ. This is how Nicolaitanism is maintained; and furthermore acceptance of a mediator other than Jesus is an abomination unto God.
For there is one God,
and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus.
(1 Tim. 2:5)
This doctrine is actually a twisted misapplication of scripture regarding a wife's submission to her husband in Christ that pertains primarily to matters of domestic order. Another carnally minded practice is based on the absurd concept that the gifts of God can be taught. Certain madmen have even set up schools to teach people to be prophets. If it can be taught by man how is it then a gift from God?
Racial, religious, and national pride has been used extensively to blind believers into thinking that God condones their taking up of arms to destroy others. By killing another you deprive them of any future opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior and thus become partly responsible for them dying in their sins. In addition God's children could end up shooting at each other across the world's battlefields. By condoning war in your heart you are also guilty of desiring the destruction of man who is created in the image of God. This is the type of carnal madness that occurs when Christians forget who they are, why they are on the earth, and what manner of Spirit they are of. Besides, for Christians to join the world in killing sinners defies God's commandment not to fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. There are fools aplenty for the rich to use as cannon folder so there is no need for you to become such.
The religious blasphemy that man can be saved due to his good works has made quite a comeback since the Protestants stopped protesting the wickedness of Rome. If this doctrine is so why was it necessary for Jesus to die on the cross? This doctrine makes void salvation by the cross of the Lord Jesus. Does this mean however that a Christian who claims salvation through faith in Jesus Christ can therefore live anyway they please and still be saved? Of course not! Because if you refuse to abide in Christ by believing the Word of God, living for God, and doing what He says; you will by your conduct deny Him as your Lord. By reason of the Spirit of God that God put in us we can live for God rather than continuing in evil. So then it is by God's grace that we can walk pleasing to Him and it is by faith alone that we receive this free gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ who cleanses us from sin. God does not bless evil so if you intend to have His blessing on your life you must commit yourself to walk in His ways obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ. If it appears grievous to you to follow Jesus; Be warned that many deceivers are in the world and they are zealous to make new disciples. After all they have religious empires to build, mansions to maintain, vacations to plan, and many other self aggrandizing projects to finance and so they need all the money they can get their greedy little hands on.
But there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways;
by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they
with feigned words make merchandise of you:
whose judgement now of a long time lingereth not,
and their damnation slumberth not.
(2 Pet. 2:1-3)
The Lord Jesus establish your heart in His joy and peace
as you commit yourself to Him by love and faith unfeigned.
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