“….you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:52 NKJV
Jesus died for everyone with no strings attached. Which means, He died because He loved us, took our sins upon Himself yet leaving us the freedom to choose or reject Him.
He gave us a free-will. We can make the choice to be like Him or be a fake….a show-Christian.
In Rev. 3:20, Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock…..”
Generally this verse is used to preach to ‘sinners’ outside the church, but Jesus was speaking to the Church.
To a church who at one time allowed Jesus to stand as the Headship. He was given the freedom to lead His Church, but now He has found Himself excluded and standing outside knocking for the door to be opened for Him to return.
He is seeking entrance!
What is deception? “A church that appears to be outwardly spiritual and yet have no Holy Spirit in its midst and be totally unaware of the fact.”
How did Jesus/Holy Spirit come to be outside the Church?
The Religious leaders of Jesus’ time, on earth, rejected Him and crucified Him. He now has been excluded from His Church.
How did this happen?
The lust of man, his ego and his emotions became more important than surrendering to Jesus.
It has become abundantly clear that Jesus/Holy Spirit has been shut out and shut down in the Church all for man’s ego.
Sadly, most people sitting in church don’t seem to miss the presence of God.
They continue to play church as if nothing has gone awry.
They worship, sing praises and engage in all “forms” of religious acts-----yet the Holy Spirit has withdrawn.
Why? Sin == worldliness…Jezebelian spirit in leadership…..Balaam spirit over worship====deception.
There is no greater curse upon the earth than deception. “….having a form of godliness but denying its power.” 2 Tim. 3:5 NIV
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Gal. 6:7-8 NIV
Jesus Loves Me!