Thursday, June 12, 2008

Extra Sensual Perception

Most people reading this blog are born-again Christians. That is you have likely made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. A decision was made and you were translated out of the clutches of satan’s kingdom unto the Kingdom of God:

Colossians: 1:12-14

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Think back to the day you accepted Jesus Christ. The over whelming majority of you felt nothing, saw nothing such as a flash of lightening, but almost every one of you with a true salvation experience noticed you changed. A tremendous miracle occurred, and you received the Spirit of God and left the kingdom of darkness. And people who knew you before noted how you changed as well, particularly if you came from a family which did not know anything about the Living God.

Isaiah 9:2
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Acts 26:18
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.

Ephesians 5
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

As we look at current events happening in the Christian community, we see a sector stressing a walk by supernatural manifestations as oppose to a walk by faith. Indeed, this group advocates that if you are not seeing supernatural manifestations, you are not close to God. This is sensual, and is demonic reasoning. It is a walk by sight not by faith strategy which leads to gross error, just like we see with many in the modern day prophetic movement. And like we see with the people associated with the revival in Lakeland Florida. Satan is more than happy to hand you a portal vision or two, some of this stuff is astral projection and transcendental meditation. Although we have His Spirit, we can walk as fools as indicated from the passage directly above.

Have I seen supernatural manifestations? Yes--from both God and the enemy; yet I don’t seek them. I seek Him. He is more than what I can see, touch, taste, or smell. And I can attest to the fact the enemy sends visions and dreams to counterfeit works as of God.

These people—the supposedly enlightened new prophetic—will accept any vision or manifestation coming to them, exclaim “tis God”, and the next day it is packaged at your local Christian bookstore. Then brother so and so posts the vision in their newsletter for a small advertising fee of course or “perhaps beloved, you carry my link on your site?” Jesus told His disciples, “blessed are those who have not seen, yet believed”. He called them “blessed”. We walk by faith, not by sight:

II Corinthians 4:18

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

The “enlightened prophetic” will read this and say “thou doth not understand the prophetic anointing”. Well, blessed be God, I believe He is raising up prophets not for sale, not serving a god called “prophetic”, who will speak His Word and walk in Truth. The new prophetic movement have become idolatrous amongst themselves.