In the same way that we’ve all been deceived at point or another, anyone who has not accepted Christ and in turn been Born Again is deceived on a grand scale. This deception keeps them from all real truth.
The following is an excerpt from the book “The Search For Significance”:
One of the tragic implications of Adam and Eve’s original sin is that man lost his secure status with God and began to struggle with feelings of arrogance, inadequacy, and dispair, valuing the opinions of others more than the Truth of God. This robbed man of his true self-worth and put him on a continual, but fruitless, search for significance through his success and the approval of others.
Satan is slick and falling for his lies are easy because he crafts them to feed our ego and pride. God’s Truth humbles us but sometimes isn’t what we want to hear, so we take the path of least resistance. Until you are Born Again (which is available to anyone), you are a slave to sin and this easier path.
A person can only serve one master, God or Satan. As the book says : Rather than a spiritual and emotional being, man has been classified as merely a natural phenomenon of time plus chance, no greater than rocks, animals, or clouds. The apostle Paul described this foolish and demeaning perspective of man in Romans 1:20-25
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four footed animals and crawling creatures.
Therefore God gave them over in their lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the Truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen.
As you can see there is no excuse for not believing in God, and in turn His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit that dwells inside myself, millions of others and hopefully you someday when you’re able to humble yourself to God’s Truths.
May the love of Christ dwell in your hearts!
I’m reading the book “Search For Significance by Robert McGee” for a Bible study I’m a part of called “Next Level Men”. In the first chapter he describes in crystal clear fashion the thing that I’ve always said of people who aren’t Born Again: “You have a God sized hole in your heart, that can only be filled by God, and He’s begging you to let Him fill it”.
The following is Robert’s description of this phenomenon:
The central questions man must face in life are Who am I? and Why am I here? These questions relate directly to man’s search for self-worth and significance. The world has programed us with a specific system of evaluating ourselves. This system is contrary to God’s system, no matter what our standard of performance is or who’s approval we’re seeking. The worlds system will allow fleeting moments of success and pride, but it will never let us enjoy lasting personal significance. Success and approval cannot ultimately fulfill our need for self-worth.
Not approval or love from your spouse, not success in raising a family, there is only one kind of success or approval that will bring true fulfillment and that’s from Jesus Christ.
This is another excerpt:
Our deep hunger for self-worth is God given, and since He created us, He is the only one that can fill it.
If you throw out the New Testament you have to throw out Aristotle, Plato, Caesar, and the Iliad.
This morning the Lord Jesus Christ put what some call a faith statement, but what I prefer to call a Truth statement on my heart. So I started writing and this is what the result was. Everything I do or don’t do is through the power of the Holy Spirt through God’s only Son Jesus Christ!
There’s only one God, and He created people, the universe and all things.
He’s an intensely personal, loving and approachable God, who’s tangibly and intricately involved in our daily lives.
According to the Bible, which is the infallible Word of God, He sent His only Son Jesus Christ to Earth, who then died for our sins on the Cross.
On the third day Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead and appeared in person to his disciples, Mary and to over five hundred others during a period of forty days.
On the fortieth day he ascended into heaven in front of His eleven disciples to sit at the right hand of God the Father.
Ten days later at Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended from heaven on the Apostles, as Jesus Christ promised, and since that day everyone has the opportunity to be born again, as I and many others have, through the Holy Spirit by humbling ourselves before God and repenting of our sins so that we may spend eternity with Him in heaven instead of eternity in hell.
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech,
“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? (Proverbs 1:20)
So what about healings? How do they fit into the practice of misrepresenting the Holy Spirit (MHS)? Healings are definitely real and have always been happening. The ones done by GOD are incredibly rare. Bill Hybles has said he can count on one hand the number he’s aware of in forty years. Muddying the waters even more are the fake healings and the healings done by the devil. The fake healings are pretty easy to spot. The ones done by the devil are very deceiving just like everything he’s involved in. All works of the devil are meant to counterfeit or copy the works of GOD. They all make you feel good and fulfilled in the short term only.
The way you can tell the difference between a healing by GOD, and a healing by the devil, is how it happens and who gets the glory. The example of the exorcisms in the catholic church can serve as a parallel for healings. So lets look at how the catholic exorcisms are done. They’re done through ritual, through human works, and they’re done through the church by the church. They have nothing to do with GOD. Read more…