Are You Saved?
Having been in awe, which matured into reverence, fear, worship through a deep hunger for the knowledge of scripture. To love the Logos, or Word, of the Lord Jesus Christ is to love the triune Godhead and is an outgrowth of salvific faith; moreover, if you lack the desire to know the words spoken by the very Lord you claim rebirth in, it is time to read 2 Corinthians 13:5 and examine whether or not ye be in the faith.
We are assured that there will be a famine in the land for the Word of God, and this has been progressively intensifying in America for decades; yet, the disdain and cold-heartedness toward sound doctrine has accelerated since early 2000. Why? First, because all prophesy spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ will come to pass; second, mankind chases vapor that dissipates as rapidly as it appears. Materialism, pride, lust, and envy are the very underbelly of the unsaved world and the undergirding of much of what passes as church today.
There is but one foundation, a chief cornerstone to the Christian faith and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. No one can build any other, nor enter into glory apart from absolute submission to both the Father who called every redeemed soul unto the Son and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. It is He who instructs, corrects errant doctrine or belief, guides, and strengthens those who have not mere ascent to head knowledge of scripture but those who have been utterly leveled by the life-changing Power that converts the heart which produces radical transformation of whom they were prior.
Pride causes so many to fall away as soon as walking in faith reveals that there is a cost. It is so seductive to look at the false teachers fancy trinkets and lofty pledges that God wants you healthy, wealthy and wise. That, dear friend, is not the God of those in Christ but the god of this world. Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Mark Murdock, and many others I’ve written about for over a decade come to rob, steal, kill and destroy – your soul. These men run their buildings like a corporation, and are whited sepulchers in the employ of the devil. These are snake oil salesmen who have turned a hefty profit victimizing those who aspire not to service of God and fellow man but to walk streets of gold on this corrupt and fallen planet that longs for the return of it’s Creator. Recent tragedies that have hit America have been an answer to prayer in the sense that God ripped the mask off the smarmy Osteen who lied about his Osteen-Dome being flooded, denied pleas to open in service of homeless, hungry, cold, and hurting people which should result in serious reduction of his for-profit corporation. The word applies as Osteen and his wife oversee a multi-million dollar enterprise that profits from positive-thought books, and Pep-rally life coach speeches under the guise of preaching.
The fact that attendees of that house of witchcraft that promotes positive attraction as he holds a book aloft, it is irrelevant whether a bible as one will never hear exegetical instruction. Osteen opens every meeting:
This is my Bible.
I am what it says I am.
I can do what it says I can do.
Today, I will be taught the Word of God.
I boldly confess:
My mind is alert, My heart is receptive.
I will never be the same.
I am about to receive
The incorruptible, indestructible,
Ever-living seed of the Word of God.
I will never be the same .
Never, never, never.
I will never be the same.
In Jesus name. Amen¹
Positive Thinking or more accurately, Law of Attraction, originates in the occult and is utter folly as adherents believe to positively confess something causes a physical change in reality and brings prosperity, health, success to practitioners. A book that ran through the churched like a flood was Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, a practice promoted and embraced by New Age gurus Oprah Winfrey and Eckart Tolle. Hurricane Harvey surely revealed to anyone willing to heed the warning of God, that Joel Osteen serves manna not the Lord Jesus Christ.
Publicist or Repentance and Remorse?
Throughout the debacle that was the implosion of Joel Osteen, I was thinking where on earth is the publicist, and why has he, or she, not informed the positive thinking guru that he is committing brand suicide? While quite confidant his PR agent was communicating the fall out that was sure to result from revealing to the entire nation his true nature, it still took days for Osteen to finally respond.
What spurred the turnaround? Loss of finanical windfall. Lest any be confused or misled that somehow it was genuine remorse, repentance or regret visit YT and witness an interview with GMA and hear Joel Osteen lie about a flooded church. The GMA program showed pics of a flooded interior, however, that was from a 2011 flood of a storage facility. You see, all the world’s a stage for these clowns. They do the bidding of their father the devil, as the Lord said.
It matters not if people were suffering, exposed to diseases due to stagnant water that contained dead cattle and other refuse. No, Joel Osteen had to “open his corporation” (er, ‘church’) for purposes of putting out the fires on the internet exposing him for the liar he is.
Come Out Of Her My People
The Lord Jesus Christ told the religious, Law observant rich young man to go and give all he had to the poor and then return and follow him. The man walked away and the Lord told our brethren the Apostles that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.
Do not remain under the influence of a peddler of platitudes who is only interested in the cha-ching you bring. Flee into the arms of the One who purchased your salvation on the cross with His own blood. As He said, No greater love hath any man than to lay down his life for his brother. Notice Jesus did not say love is demonstrated by all the bling, success, positive thinking you can muster within yourself.
Turn and search the scripture to be saved. Remain and hear, “I never knew you.” – Jesus Christ.