The Pentecostal \ Charismatic movement is approaching more and more of the false prophets Jesus prophesied on several occasions!
When I preached in the church to the leader of the Pentecostal Movement in Norway in the 90th century flooded it with literature of spiritual warfare, etc. with Aage Åleskjær, the person concerned is the head of PB. This shows an association with the occult charismatic movement
It is not always so that the negative happening at once, there is a trend. Steps down as it were, a development that happens over time. For me it is a strange feeling I write this. When I got saved and baptized in the Holy Spirit for approx. 30 years ago I was an admirer and one who recognized Pentecostalism as a work of God and a revival of God. I noticed pretty quickly that the charismatic movement was a stretch, but not the Pentecostal movement in the same way. Actually, quite the contrary! I and several brothers went out on dates at the top Hedemark several years at the beginning of the 80th century onwards, there was a God's presence there and a lot of solid Bible teaching and preaching with such Martin Gran, Thorvald Gilbrant, Ludvig Karlsen, Robert Bergsaker etc. But the seeds of apostasy were there, especially through youth festival is always held the weekend prior. There was just the same nasty and dark spirit that I experienced in the charismatic, the world was in the church of God, that I had been saved from. Not least in the Sharon Valley and other charismatic places.
Otherwise, it is to say that I have read a lot of the older pinseforkynnerne both in Scandinavia and in the English-speaking world, and it is only to say amen and thank goodness most of what happened at the beginning of the Pentecostal revival, wonderful !
Why was it that was "wonderful" to a great deception, worse than Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons in many respects?
It is a development that has taken place, and what started wonderfully now become such a waiver that I have been disappointed, scared and know that this I do not in any way vouch for. How could this happen? I think I have the answer, or part of the answer. When I have both been part of the Pentecostal movement has been the spirit and heart enlightened eyes and eye ointment, why?
Stagnation, party spirit and do not catch the little foxes!
I will point out three things why this could happen, that should not happen. And that has made this possible.
1) Stagnation: What is a weakness of all denominations is that they never go any further, but is standing by what their founders came up with. When Barratt died, he said there are more countries to adopt, but what about those who have taken over the PB done? They have protected and not developed the movement from 1940 and up to 1990. After 1990 PB went from being "protected" down the hill and is now as much a part of the occult charismatic movement that they are Pentecostals. No "new" truths, only "old" and they are also back on as such. female elders, etc.
2) The party Sinn: When one gets revealed new truths Barratt and the first Pentecostals were the guards and keep a fast to these truths, and rightly so. But then there is also the party system, we are right and others are wrong and think you do not like us so held without a past. And then also a lot of other things that make the party system will develop, this is very inhibitory to the spiritual life. When I became familiar with PB in the 80's there was much of the party system that sat in the back row of very many, and again that God did not work unhindered. This in turn meant that when the first drop-out began in 1990 and there were meetings with such reconciliation the false prophet Aril Edvardsen and others, as did one from a ditch to the next trench. From the party system that everything was permitted, this is of course a simplification, but I have to put it on the tip so that understands that there is a lack of spiritual maturity and development that has made that PB has ended up where they have ended up today!
3) A do not catch the little foxes: When one grows as large as PB in Norway and is an approximate to the truth, not exactly, this is dangerous for your spiritual life. Is it important that? The serpent in Eden was approximate and it led to a fall, the serpent said, God has really spoken. Jesus when he met Satan at the temptation rock was carefully and quoted only and only the writing, he did not draw anything from and do not let anything and he prevailed. This is so tremendously important to recognize the difference.
God says in his own words that he is the only true God, how will anyone learn that God is triune?
God teaches in his own words, that an overseer should be a one woman man. For PB, this is not so carefully extended when Sigmund Kristoffersen who is the head of PB in Norway can be willing to interview of the false prophet in January Hanvold is a whore bucks and mega crook, he's married and divorced three times as a pastor and preacher. This is just the tip of an iceberg that is in PB in Norway.
There are so many little foxes in the PB in Norway that they keep down at all times to come up with new dreams, plans, committee meetings and everything else. A life support in the movement of not getting into the silence and find sin in his life and movement. Should we look for sin? Yes, we should examine ourselves, every day and see if we are in the faith.
2. Kor. 13. 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye are in the faith, prove your own selves! Or know ye not your own selves that Jesus Christ is in you? It may be that I do not keep trying. 6 But I hope that I will know that we are the ones who do not keep trying.
Dropping out today in PB is so large and extensive that the message to those who are reborn to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Kristis lie more and more.
John. Obvious. 18. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven say: Come out of her, my people, that ye shall not be partakers of her sins, and that you do not get any of her plagues!
PB today, especially here in Norway and elsewhere in the western world is about to evolve so that they come together more and more with the occult charismatic movement is not really a Christian revival but a New Age group disguised as a Christian . Eg. so it sounds very spiritual that one should invest in youth, but it does not teach writing. The youth should be trained and then tested, so they can focus on. Today everything is done the opposite. When the juggler Black Egil Dahl's best-known preacher PB must be very poorly made with the preachers, he is completely helpless in the pulpit as the Word teaches. Juggler and the catalyst for everything does not preach a Word. How could I have continued, but PB is about more and more to come under Jesus' words about the false prophets who will do more and more prevalent in the future. JV and the Mormons are far less forførisk and lying a PB as PB once stood before God, which they obviously do not do today.
Matt. 7. 15 But beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves! 16 By their fruits shall ye know them: Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. 18 A good tree can not bear bad fruit, and a bad tree can not bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. 20 Therefore shall ye know them by their fruits. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord! Lord! will enter the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does the Heavenly Father. 22 Many will say to me on that day, Lord! Lord! we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many miracles in your name? 23 And then will I declare to them: You have never known me. Go away from me, you who are doing lawlessness.
24. 11 and many false prophets will arise and deceive many.
Jesus says to the current pinsekarismatikere straight out: You never knew me. Go away from me, you who are doing lawlessness! What is the earliest is not allowed within its the Pentecostal charismatic movement, it all + much more!
Female elders gjengiftede preachers, young people who are rude and profane with dance events in Jesus' name and everything else, when are they gay and lespiske fit? The development is dismal and forføriske, this will end in Babylon the great harlot. When I grew up in PB was the Catholic Church the great whore, but today I would actually say that the Pentecostal charismatic movement "defending" the title much better! It is my clear opinion and when I think to have God's spirit with me and the word of God on my side, Amen!
We are not of this world, but in the world. Joh.17: 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
The church is eklesia, they called out ones, we are a special size in this world, we see that the PK movement after monkeys really everything in this world and call it Christian, and in the name of Jesus they hold on, it's almost not a single area that they do not mimic what they do in this world. But where does this actually from? The from, the charismatic movement, including Dominion Theology that was prominent in the 70's and 80's, as Arild Edvardsen was leading voice of his preaching, and he published, among other things. a booklet, Bring back the king, etc.
What is this about? Matt: 4 8 Again the devil took him up on a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms and their glory, and said to him: 9 All this I will give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said unto him, Depart from me, Satan! for it is written: The Lord your God, you worship and him alone shall you serve. WE will take over this world with "Christian" principles, this is the Crusader theology dressed in Pentecostal charismatic language, just learn and demons from seducing spirits (1 Tim. 4 1).
The VI and VI again, and all who disagree with us are squeezed, boycotted and in a way or kept without the past, the party's mind and being worse and uglier than ever. Yes, the Pentecostal charismatic movement in Norway and elsewhere in the western world is about to evolve more and more into the false prophets in the time that Jesus warned against and Paul talked about that they should have it scratched in the ear. The apostle John spoke of the antichrist spirit was in this world, and it is the antichrist spirit that underlies the entire charismatic movement with its Dominion Theology that PB has now joined forces, members and all with and, not surprising that David Ostby , Emanuel Minos, Lise Karlsen, Sigmund Kristoffersen willing and happy to set up the studio with the most influential false prophet Hanvold January, the empty he calls for the President in his own studio, which I myself heard Norvald Yri did. Here he uses enough a word from this world system and titles. Just this is Dominion Theology, seek power and influence. There is enough truth that it is the Protestant Christianity of the Pentecostal charismatic who is the great whore that we encounter in Revelation, more than any other. I'm terrified, confused and scared! Get out of this world nears while you still can, one day it may be too late dear friend!
Christ will rule - not us! Jesus did not seek power in this world, but only glory with the Father
The truth is that it is Christ who will dominate and control us, not we ourselves. He will reign over us and now and forever! Jesus came to earth as a man to redeem mankind from our sins and from all forms of slavery and captivity. This fact has been established in the minds and hearts of most Christians. But Christ came to earth in order to reveal our Heavenly Father for us.
First he told his disciples: ".... Father has sent me ...." (John 5:36).
Then he said: "I can not do anything by myself .... I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." (Verse 30).
Finally, he stated: ".... I go to my Father." (14:12).
Listen carefully to what Jesus says, "I came from the father. And while I'm here, I do only his will. Soon I will go back to my father."
Jesus said that his whole life was about the heavenly father - His coming to earth, his purpose while he was here, and his return. Everything was about to reveal the Father to us!
"The Son can do nothing of himself but what he seeth the Father do .... .... Father shows him all he does ...." (John 5:19-20).
"I can not do anything by myself .... I seek not mine own will but the will of him who sent me." (Verse 30). "
Jesus said that he had no self-will - that he did not do anything on the ground without the Father's will. Jesus told the Pharisees: "Look at my life, my ministry, all the miracles and good works that I do - and you will see the Heavenly Father. All I do is a reflection of who he is. And everything is meant to reveal him for you! "
"All things are delivered unto me of my Father. And no one knows the Son except the Father, nor knows the Father except the Son and the Son will reveal him." (Matthew 11:27).
Jesus says here: "It is impossible for you to know who the Father is unless I reveal him to you. You can not get the revelation on its own, or just by reading the Bible or going to church. I have to reveal him to you ! "
".... No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6).
And more importantly, Jesus adds in the next verse:
"Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).
It is important to know why this verse is related to the previous one. Jesus says if you want rest for your soul - if you want to put an end to all the inner struggle - then you need a revelation of who the Father is. You must know that you have a Father in heaven who cares about you!
But no one receives this revelation of the heavenly father, separated from Christ. Jesus tells us: "All that the father is, and all he wants to do for humanity, has been shown to me. I came to earth with the full knowledge of what he wants to achieve. So in everything I do and say I show you how God is.
"His spirit moves me. I am the embodiment of who he is. So look at me. Listen to my words. See all my miracles, all my good deeds, all my classes. I reveal my father for you - and your father! "
Jesus said to his disciples: ".... Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!" (Luke 10:23).
He said: "You are just babies. Yet God has chosen to reveal himself to you, as your father!"
"I marvel that ye soon turn away from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel, although there is nothing - it's just some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel than what we have preached unto you, let him be accursed! " (Galatians 1:6-8).
In the Old Testament, God's children just a glimpse of God as their father. David said: "As a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him." (Psalm 103:13). Isaiah called God ".... Eternal Father ...." (Isaiah 9:6). Jeremiah wrote of him: ".... You shall cry unto me, My father! ...." (Jer. 3:19).
But these ancients did not have the full revelation of the father. Jesus himself said: "The prophets longed to see what you see and hear what you hear - but they could not!" Those in the Old Testament times never had a vision of the heavenly father. Yes, they knew Jehovah by all the names he had revealed to them. But he had not revealed himself as the father.
The fact is that the revelation could not come before his son revealed the father. Jesus said, "No one knows the Father except the Son and the Son will reveal him." But now Christ has come to reveal the father of this last generation, in a way no other generation has ever known him!
Everything Jesus did - From Water Turned to Wine to the Raising of the Dead - Was an Illustrated Sermon!
Everything Jesus said and did was meant to say: "This is my father in business. This is what he is!"
".... And of myself I do nothing, but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. He who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I do always those things that is pleasing to him. " (John 8:28-29).
In other words: "I have spoken openly throughout this country. And when I walked through the streets of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Judea I told you time and again that all I do is of the father. If you had only opened their eyes and ears and accepted my word, I would have shown him to you. He has been revealed! "
The religious leaders said: "Abraham was our father." And when Jesus said, "I and the Father are one" (10:30), they were so indignant that they called him a devil and picked up stones to kill him.
But Jesus answered them:
"You say that I am a blasphemer. But will you stone the one whom the father himself has chosen to send into this world? I seek not mine own glory. I honor my father. I know him, and I keep his word, because he and I are one.
"If you will not take my word, just look at the works that I do. At least believe that these things are an expression of the father. I came here to tell you - and show you - that Abraham is the father alone have. You have a heavenly father! " (See verses 31-38).
This was important for Jesus. He knew that his time on earth was short. And he knew that if people did not have a revelation of the heavenly father - His love, His mercy, His grace - they would be left with a dead religion, dead ancestors, nothing alive they could stick to. They would have no sense of direction, no hope, no vision.
How painful it must have been for Jesus. He was going back to his father - and people would be left without any revelation of the Father in glory, who so longed to adopt them as his own!
In John 14 We Read It Had to Be One of Our Lord's Most Painful Experiences.
As painful as it may be for Jesus to be rejected and misunderstood by the unbelieving Jews, it was something else that must have been far more painful. It was the blindness of his own disciples!
The last meal was over. Judas had already gone out to betray the Lord. Soon Jesus would be on the way to Gethsemane. And now, as he sat with his disciples, he shared his final words to them, beseeching them to love each other after his death. He had spent three years to reveal the father to them.
And now he said: "I go back to my father. In his house are many mansions, and I go there to prepare a place for you. One day you will come and be with me there."
It must have shocked Jesus to hear Thomas say: ".... Lord, we know not whither thou goest, how can we know the way?" (John 14:5). The Thomas really said was: "Jesus, you speak so intimately about going to your father. But we do not know how to get to him. We do not know him like you do. How can we know the way to the father?"
This was a confession. Thomas admitted: "Lord, we know you. We've been intimate with you in the last three years. But we have no revelation of who the father is - of his love, his care, his gentleness. Please, before you leave us - show us the father! "
But that was exactly what Jesus had done for the last three years. His disciples had missed the revelation!
If we fully understand that we have a loving, caring Heavenly Father, why would we ever cast down when the enemy comes against us? Why would we ever despair of a financial burden that seems overwhelming? Why do we wonder at all why we can not seem to win victory over a besetting sin?
Listen carefully to Jesus' answer to Thomas. It has everything to do with us:
"If you had known Me, you would know my Father also." (Verse 7).
Then Philip speaks out: ".... Lord, show us the Father, and that is enough for us!" (Verse 8). Jesus was amazed at this! He could not believe what he heard. You can almost hear the amazement in his voice when he answered Philip, ".... so long time I have been with you, and you do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say: Show us the Father? " (Verse 9).
In other words: "Thomas, Philip, my precious disciples - how can you ask this? You say you know me, that we are familiar. But how can you have missed the revelation I have spent the last three years with to give you? Do not you see that all the miracles I did was the father in me - revealing who he is, how he is, what he wants to be to you? Everything I learned you were from his heart, not my own! "
The revelation of a human father has always failed. It failed in the Old Testament. And our current generation of fatherless young people have no concept of what a father is. Jesus knew there had to be a revelation of a caring, compassionate, gracious heavenly Father that we might have hope. And Jesus himself was the human expression of that heavenly father!
Jesus' whole life was an illustrated sermon. Day by day, with every miracle he did and every parable He taught, as he expressed who the father is. And he sent his Holy Spirit so that his followers could do even greater things and continue to reveal the father's love for future generations. Jesus knew that they had to have this revelation of the father, so that "the father may be glorified in the Son," in all of these things.
And now he told his disciples: "You need a revelation of who the father is. You must be able to teach others, who are like sheep without a shepherd right now. They think nobody cares, that they are illegitimate children. So you to do works which I did, to speak as I did. They need to know that they have a loving father in heaven! "
Honey, we need also the revelation! We must be able to say to the world: "Look at my life. Listen to what I say. See the works that I do. All about my Heavenly Father!"
Let's go a little deeper into the situation with his disciples. I imagine that Jesus said the following to them:
"So, Philip, you want me to show you the father? Just think back to the wedding at Cana, when I turned water into wine. It was not me who did it - not my will, my plan. It was an expression of my father ! He showed his concern for even the smallest, insignificant needs of their children. He showed that he cares about family, about marriage, about food for their children. It was the father at work, Philip: You know I've never done anything on own, but what he has asked me to do.
"Do you remember the four thousand, and later the five thousand? Those people had been without food for nearly three days. You saw how hungry they were. And you asked, 'How can we feed them?' So I broke the loaves and fishes, and shared them out. And you saw how people reached for the abundance of food. You remember all the baskets of food left over.
"But it was not my plan, my work. I just did what the father had told me: Even though my father knew that most people would later abandon me and despise me, as he did on their stomachs, their physical needs. It was a revelation of his care for the hungry seekers! And if you seek the father, he will take care of their daily needs as well. Did I tell you not know that he has every hair on your head - that no sparrow falls to the ground without that he knows it?
"How can you say, 'Show me the Father'? Do you remember the weeping widow of Nain? There was the sad funeral procession, where she took her son to the grave. Her hope was lost because her son was dead. So I reached out and touched the coffin - and the boy was raised from the dead. It was not my plan - it was my father's work: It's the way he is. He was moved by woman's tears. It was an expression of my father's care for pain, sadness , the sorrow of their children.
"You say you want to know the father. Do not you remember the woman caught in adultery? The self-righteous priests and the Pharisees were trying to stone her to death. So I said to her: 'Go away. I do not condemn you. Go and sin no more. ' This was not my words - they were my father, I said nothing, did nothing, except that which reflected his will. He spoke the words through me. It was a glimpse into his mercy, his longing to forgive!
"And what of the man who was possessed by a legion of demons, which I set free? We saw him when we got off the boat. There was terror in his face and voice when he cried out, 'Have mercy on me, Son of God! ' You remember how he was chained, with cuts and bruises all over his body. I commanded the demons to leave him and go into a herd of swine, which was destroyed. After that ye man in his right mind. And now you ask me to show you the father? This was my father in the business! He did it through me, he showed you what he would drive Satan away from all her children. He will break all demonic links from any child who call on him! "
I ask you - why does Jesus say the Holy Spirit will lead us to remember all things? It is so we can get a revelation of the father! It is that we can replay in our minds every miracle he has done in our lives - every deliverance, every wonderful work. Jesus says through it all: "Everything I've done for you is a description of the heavenly father - who he is and what he wants to be for you!"
We who live in the New Testament age has been given a great testimony. Not only do we have the works of Jesus to take into account, but also the great works of the first century church, as well as two thousand years of godly others "doing greater works than these." It is our heavenly father!
You might say, "I know the Lord. I have intimacy with him. I know who I am in Christ." Yet Jesus can say to you: "We've been together so long - and still you do not know God as your father!"
The purpose of having intimacy with Jesus is to get a revelation of who the father is. If you say you have intimacy with Christ, but do not know the father, then you have not gone into the fullness of intimacy - because you have not let Jesus open your eyes to the father!
Some Christians are becoming overwhelmed by fear. Someone is always discouraged. Others wallow in guilt, fear that they will never win the victory over sin. The fear of losing their jobs, their health, their family. They have no peace, joy or rest.
That is when I hear Jesus ask, "Have I been with you for so long and yet you do not? Do you still do not know God as your father?"
Out of Our Intimacy With Christ Must Come a Revelation That We Have a Father in Heaven Who Careful Have Shown Us What He Is - and What He Longs to Be for Us!
Let me share with you what I think Jesus has revealed to me about my heavenly father
1. He chose to be a father to me.
I did not choose him. Rather, this role he chose to be to me - a father. He says: "I choose who I want to be for you, how I want you to see me. I want you to know me as your loving heavenly father!"
God reigns over heaven and earth? Yes. Is he powerful? Yes. Is he powerful? Yes. He sits as a king on his throne? Yes. But in these last days, God wants us to have another revelation of him: "I want to be a father to you - and I want you to be a son or daughter for me!"
Jesus knew who the father was all the time he walked the earth, knowing his will and heard his voice. He lived every hour under the sunlight of his love was never in confusion or doubt. And so he could go in the face of everything the enemy threw at him - every trial, every Strabane - because he knew that his father was with him. He could say, "I know I have a father who sent me. He chose me and appointed me. And he is always with me. I'm never alone!"
"That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in you - that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me." (John 17:21).
Jesus said here: "You say you want to know me, and that is good and right. But now I want you to know my father. I want you to know him as I knew and enjoyed him - as Father! "
Father tells us, "I want to hover over you, being in front of you and behind you and below you and in you, to be your protector, to drive out all demonic attacks, making sure all your needs, to see you through all trials. I choose to be a father to you. Let me be your father! "
Think about it: He picked you out, out of all the hundreds of millions of people on earth. You were not looking for him, you did not ask to be born into His kingdom. He chose you! Not only chose you, but he adopted you as his child. And his Spirit prompts you to cry "Abba" to him and say, "You are my father. You are not only Abraham's father, or Peter and Paul` father, but my father. And you made me joint-heir, a brother, to Jesus. You are truly mine! "
2. He chose to be my father, and chose me to be his children, solely on the basis of love and mercy.
There is no other condition. God did not wait until I was "good enough" to be his son. He did not wait until I had all the teachings in order. No - he said: "Even when you were lost in sin, I came to you to be reconciled. I loved you when you were wallowing in filth. I called you, chosen you and adopted you for no other reason than that I love you! "
Sometimes I wonder how God could ever have looked down on us and loved us. We are so unlovable - so mean sometimes, so unworthy. But in his mercy, he says to each one of us, "I want you - I choose you - because I want to be a father to you!"
"Behold, what manner of love the Father has shown us that we should be called children of God ...." (1 John 3:1).
"Herein is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." (1 John 4:10).
It Is An Act Of Love!
He chose me, not because I loved him first, but because he loved me first. He took me as his child just because he loved me. And that brings me to a wonderful conclusion:
I do not understand it. I do not need to understand the profound doctrines of justification, sanctification, dødelsen of the flesh, glorification. All I need to know is that he picked me out to be his son - and that I am loved by God the father!
It does not matter what the hell tries to throw at me, nothing can move me from this wonderful knowledge. I am loved and chosen! I know that he chose me as his son for no other reason than that he loved me, and I can rest in that love. He would not have chosen to be my father if he ever intended to leave me or let me go. He chose me will keep me and carry me. He will never let my hand, because he is Abba father - my father!
Dear, I am an earthly father. And you can not find any reason on heaven or earth that I would ever leave or leave one of my children. I ask you: How much more will your heavenly father to be with you through everything you endure in this life?
3. If he is truly my father, he will provide for me, protect me and bless me, as a true godly father would do. But he can not be a just, loving father, but he warned me when I'm in danger!
My heavenly father will not save me from the truth. And I must allow him to do it, whether I like what he has to say to me or not.
We hear the same, in Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians, a loving rebuke from our heavenly father. He warns: "Get as far away from sin and the world as you can. Run from evil!"
"Wherefore come out from them and separate yourselves from them, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you. I will be their father, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:17-18).
What is God telling us here? He says: "I choose to be their father. And I will not share my role with the devil!"
To have a relationship with the father of lights, so you must break all ties with the father of lies. Every wicked person you run with is a curse for you. You must forsake the worldly crowd. And you must be willing to forsake all things, all the dirty habits, all evil.
You see, the devil has his own people. He is the father of all lies, all that is in turmoil, anyone who wants to live with a foot in both camps. God tells us: "You can get a revelation to me. You can get a measure of Jesus and know him better than you ever have known him. You can even say, 'I know my father loves me.' But let me speak to you as any father would speak to a child that he loves ....
"If you want to mix with the world - if you're going to hold on to something unclean in your life - then our community will not work. Your revelation of who I am will be in vain: If I will be your only father, then You forsake the world and its pleasures. You must add your sin. You can not hold onto any unclean thing in your life.
"I want to be a father to you - to bring you into my joy and victory, to lead you and guide you. I would like to favor you as only I can favor my children. So I will not allow you to come to me with a mixture - with hands that have touched something unclean. Come out to me after separation from all this. I will receive you as a son, a daughter. I long to be a father to you! "
So you say you want to follow Jesus? Then do not get half way out to him. Come all the way out of the world. Your father says: "If you trust me as a father is to deliver you, I will send the Holy Spirit and give you the power and authority. I will give you hope when you're in the struggle. And I will lead you through. Little by little you will see victory. If that's what you want, you can get it - because I am your father. I will not deny you any good! "
Take that step right now. Lay down all the love to the world. And follow him all the way. He will save you - and be a father to you!
Related links: http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2012/01/nr-229-pentecostals-and-charismatics.html
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