ARTICLESONCE IN THELIFE: FRIENDS,FOES ANDFELLOWSHIPDELIVERANCEFROMCHURCHADDICTIONBecome aLover of theTruth!
The point of the movie is in its title. "Once IN the life," thereis no getting OUT! Like the mafia, life in the underworld is aprecarious place where even your best friends can becomeyour worst enemies. The Lord Jesus Christ has spoken to Hiselect in like manner:"AND A MAN'S FOES SHALL BE THEY OF HIS OWNHOUSEHOLD!" (Matt 10:36)How does this scripture play out today among Christians?Some who may fundamentally agree with our position andeven our beliefs can still be our worst enemies because theyrefuse to face the truth themselves. Here is an example of such a case from my own experience this past week. Ananonymous person ---who I sensed to be a man--- sent me acomplimentary email about my second book,---a book that I
have attempted to take off of the market, to no avail. So thefirst thing I did was suggest that he read the re-write, "ComeOut of Her, God's People." I also explained to him why I nolonger promote "the Making of a Prophet."In the course of our interactions back and forth, the "man"made the following statement:
I too am a prophet of God and I do not hear from the devil. Every word that I receive is fromthe Lord and the voice of a stranger I will not ollow
." In response, I made ONE simple statement that
went something like this."
ANYONE who does not believe that they hear from the devil is deceived already. If the devil had the nerve to speak to the son of God Himself, he will certainly speak to us."
Well, My readers, "the man" went email berserk, sendingmultiple emails, each within mere minutes of each other.The religious demon in him was very easy to discern.Ultimately, he yielded to that spirit by allowing himself to beused to attack me where the demon wrongfully believesthat I am most vulnerable--- the demon used this man tosend me the spirit of rejection.Here is the final word that a perfect stranger who claims tobe a Christian prophet wrote to me, word for word, in touchwith me for only ONE day:"