The Word: Idol Worship and False Prophecy
I woke up at 3:00 am this morning and knew I had to look up “false prophets” … One search led to another … I feel I was guided to post this.
Many thanks to all for your guest appearance … for the words of this post and for raising my awareness of The Word … and the highest Source and Healing Force of the world, as I remember a song with the words: “Music is the healing force of the world.”
Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.
Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them.
Worship gluttony … You may become a glutton …
Worship alcohol … You may become an alcohlic …
Worship sensuality … You may become a sex addict …
Can you see a pattern … a manifestation … here? …
We also recommend any of Dr. Clark’s books, especially The Cure For All Diseases. We reiterate the Pilot’s words above – don’t start worshiping the body, etc. – because we found it so easy to AGREE with so much of what such books say they can strongly influence you to make radical unnecessary changes. One has to maintain one’s primary purpose . .. A strong, healthy body is a natural, inevitable result of maintaining a purpose to de-aberrate ALL one’s dynamics (see 44.1). It is only the goal for ONE of your 8 dynamics so, as the Pilot says, Use judgment!
In America these days, idols are everywhere. Music idols like Britney and Madonna. Sports idols like Jeter or Manning. Fashion idols like Gucci, Armani or Prada. We even have television shows to make our own “American Idol.”
It’s as if there is a need, a hunger in America to idolize.
But wait a minute. Isn’t that just pop culture? Modern life? Isn’t the second commandment about worshipping the golden calf and graven images?
Just what is an idol?
Pastor Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill Church in Seattle has a clear answer.
“An idol is someone or something that occupies the place of God in your life,” he said. “[It] gives you identity, meaning, value, purpose, love, significance, security. When the Bible uses the word ‘idol’, that’s what it’s getting at.”
What idol stands in the way of your quiet time with God?
A Prayer For You Today
Dear God, please forgive me for putting _____________ ahead of my time with You. I know You have a lot in store for me, and I really desire to spend time with You. Please show me how I can set aside some time just for us, and help me make it a regular habit. Thank You, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
Wonderful Works Are Done By False Prophets In The Name Of The Lord
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
When we observe the way Jesus operated when He performed healings, we will notice that there was always a “Word process” that took place before the actual healings. Many times He would teach long sermons before performing miracles, and the intention of those teachings was to break spiritual bondages in people’s hearts, preparing them for His healing work. These spiritual bondages were generally caused by decisions of unbelief, decisions to submit to human authority rather than to God, decisions to rely on earthly methods, etc. As Jesus transformed people’s hearts through His teachings, He prepared them for the eventual healing. Jesus is more interested in healing your heart than in healing your body, and He will gladly heal your body when the sickness in that body has completed its purpose.
For example, remember the lame man at the temple that Peter and John healed after Jesus ascended to Heaven (Acts 3). Don’t you think that this lame man was already begging at the temple when Jesus was on Earth? Acts 3:10 declares that everyone at the temple was amazed at the healing because they knew that he was the lame man that begged by the gate called the “Beautiful”, and Acts 4:22 declares that this man was over 40 years old when he was healed.
Why didn’t Jesus heal this man while He was on Earth? He passed by the temple on many occasions and even performed healings there, but He never personally healed this lame man, because Jesus knew that there was a time and a glorious purpose behind the healing of this man. Acts 4:4 declares that, as a result of this man’s healing, 5,000 men converted to God in one day. If Jesus had healed him before the Father’s time, this would not have happened. If Jesus had been so concerned about stopping suffering in the world, He would have preferred to heal this man, but would have stifled the Father’s purposes. A famous passage in Romans declares the following:
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)
Pastors, don’t you think that the lame man is now in Heaven receiving eternal reward for his sacrifice on Earth? Through his suffering, 5,000 spiritually lame men were healed in one day. Would you rather have stopped his suffering 3 months in advance at the price of leaving 5,000 men in their spiritual lameness? What is more important to you, pastor? Is it God’s purposes or your members not having to suffer? Haven’t you preached from the pulpit that God’s will is always perfect?
It’s not only Caroline Myss who makes these connections …
The word “Girgashite,” which appears in the Bible 7 times in the Old Testament and once in the New Testament, means “dwelling on a clayey soil,” and refers to people who dwell in spiritual “earthliness.” Many believers are “infected” with this spirit, which emphasizes earthly concerns and the use of earthly and natural methods to achieve desired results. Girgashite believers hate other believers who sound too “spiritual,” considering them as “mystical fanatics.” Girgashite believers love a “down to earth” Gospel devoid of true spiritual overtones. They believe in acting first and praying later. At the manifestation of the slightest physical symptom, they run to the drug store to buy medicine. They buy all types of insurance, because, as they say, “you never know”.
When they need money, they go to different banks and take a loan from the bank that seems to offer the best interest rate. When they decide on what church to attend, they choose the one that is closest to home and has the most convenient service hours. When deciding whom they will marry, they analyze external factors such as the physical beauty of the other person, the other person’s professional and financial future, and so on. In other words, Girgashite believers are the type of people who live by their natural reasoning. They don’t believe that God could ever instruct them to attend a church that is all the way across town from their homes. They don’t believe that God could ever tell them to hold off on taking out a loan because supernatural provision is on its way, even though waiting might imply losing a business opportunity that seems too good to miss out on. Girgashite believers are the type of people who would never step out of the boat to “walk on water.” They live by sight and not by faith. Their motto is, “I only trust it if I can see it with my mind.”
… Girgashite believers, when viewed through the Scriptures, also reflect … self-centeredness. Girgashites have a “zest” for natural life, but it’s a zest that revolves around their own lives and, to some extent, the lives of their “loved ones”, but it never extends beyond that. This is, in essence, why the spiritual root of cancer is the Girgashite spirit, since cancer is basically “life gone out of control,” selfish cells reproducing themselves and eating away at the life of the entire body. This is why, behind every cancer, there is a Girgashite spirit involved. Proverbs 26:2 and many other passages illustrate, any disease, including cancer, has a spiritual root.
Suffering For Others
Most pastors and other believers love the passage in John 19:30 where Jesus says, “It is finished”, using it as a spiritual justification to avoid any inconveniences. Their battle cry is: “Jesus did all the suffering; all you have to do is to claim your blessings.” They might want to consider Colossians 1:24, which I may discuss with you in a future post.
Posted on November 17, 2010, in TheWord and tagged Christianity, Edgar Cayce, False Prophecy, Hulda Clark, Idol Worship, Jesus, Pastor Mark Driscoll, Religion and Spirituality, The New Testament. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.