Mat 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
These verses are ringing in my ears this morning as I think of all the lost souls out there who don't know Jesus. I had thought that I had received Jesus Christ when I professed, but I realized years later I didn't even know God. I was so busy trying to copy others and gaining a head knowledge of the workers way that I failed to acknowledge the growing void and emptiness in my life that could not be filled no matter my "works" of testimonies, giving money to workers, taking them out to eat etc.
But I am happy to report now that I have a burning desire to learn more of the will of God and that I feel completely rewarded as He works through me. Last night in great fellowship with a dear friend, reading in Phil 4:6...
Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I was joking with Rita, wouldn't it be nice to have a "peace" machine? And then later in the day we came across these verses. I marvel at how God is answering so many of my prayers. And I marvel at how feverishly the devil is trying to destroy me! I have a huge battle going on in my life: serving God out of my love and necessity for life and withstanding the snares, traps and temptations set by the devil. The devil is very active in this world!
I just want to let you know that I love you all! I weep at nights seeing the lies being taught and rejoice to see people reading dozens of web pages for hours. Some people are so hungry for the Word of God and trying to make sense as they recover from the sorceries of the workers. They are under a spell by the workers and their followers and are desperately trying to make sense of the confusion they are in. I want to encourage you dear friends: cast all your cares on the LORD (FOR HE CARETH FOR YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE!) and meditate on HIS words. Receive Jesus Christ into your life and he will bless you. It is only He that can save you.
I have made many mistakes in putting together this website and also in trying to help others. But God is showing me more clearly how to reach out to others. One of my mistakes was reading psychology books on cults and how they work. While initially it helped me put into words what I was feeling, it offered me no solution to the problems. It only described the problems. For example, take the word "brainwashing". It seems to fit so many things, but lacks to describe the root of the problem. How about the word "deception"? That describes better what is happening. Deception or "deceit" better describes what is going on. And the beautiful thing is, that when you look through the Bible, there are 33 verses in the Bible that give huge amounts of context to the word, giving knowledge that is badly needed along with the wisdom and understanding to avoid deceit. Did you know that deceit is framed by the tongue? See Psalm 50:19
No amount of warning the workers or their followers seems to work. They thumb their nose at the law and at the commandments of God. I have found great comfort in Psalms 10. God sees the proud and their lying in wait for the poor. God will judge them. God is not in their thoughts and they think that they will never go through adversity. It reminds me of the storm when the disciples were with Jesus in the boat, and Jesus was asleep. God does care. God does see the works of the wicked and God will judge. I can rest and be assured of that. It is so hard to see the sorceries of the wicked confuse the poor people who do not understand the workings of the wicked one.
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|