You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
The following statements, pictures and postures of Christian clergy clearly tell everyone why these leaders are capable of perverting the Word and Gospel of Christ to such a horrible extent; mercilessly abusing the blood-bought body of Christ.
Christians aught to ask whether these leaders began to speak sign language — or does this sign not really say, “I love you,” but actually, as known in the occult, “I belong to the horned devil?”
Left: As signified by the masonic compass and square on his book, Kenneth Copeland’s ‘Firm Foundation,’
is the Great Architect Of The Universe or Baphomet, the goat-god of the masonic lodge.
Read: ‘Kenneth Copeland: God is Both Male & Female,’ by Joseph Chambers. ‘Exposing Kenneth Copeland,’ by Dr. Carl McIntire
Middle: The ‘Stand in the Gap’ tower or steeple on this guy’s T-shirt is in fact the Promise Keepers’ filthy phallic symbol of masonry!
Right: Photo to the Word of Faith magazine’s cover: Since the Tower of Babel, (Gen 11,) the sacred obelisk, tower, or church steeple had been the symbol of Baal or sun worship, and the worship of the erect phallus, (the male reproductive organ,) as the ‘giver of life.’ This indecent symbol is the essence of all pagan and masonic worship, which is the worship of Baphomet, the goat-god of lust and power, who is none other than Satan himself. Masonic Orders are a satanic sex cult.
GOD STRICTLY FORBADE THE SYMBOLISM OF SACRET PILLARS AND THE WORSHIP OF FALSE GODS IN BOTH THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS:
· 2 Kings 10:26-27, “And they brought the sacred pillars out of the temple of Baal and burned them. Then they broke down the sacred pillar [tower, obelisk or steeple] of Baal, and tore down the temple of Baal and made it a refuse dump to this day.”
· 1 Cor. 10:14-22, “FLEE from idolatry… Am I saying that an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot dink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons…”
THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD WAS CHANGED INTO THE PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHIZEDEK
Jesus inaugurated a new, spiritual priesthood from His spiritual nation of sincere believing disciples. Jesus annulled the entire physical, Old Testament temple with its Levitical priesthood on Golgotha, and all His sincere believers, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, became the spiritual, New Testament temple and priesthood of God, (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; 1 Pt. 2:9-10.) Jesus also changed or annulled the outward, rituals and ceremonial law that governed the physical temple, (Heb. 7:11-12.) There is now only One Law that governs New Covenant believers: The Moral Law of Love, (Jn. 13:34.) Thus, “there was a need for a [spiritual,] New [Testament/Covenant] priesthood, for there should rise another High Priest, [Jesus,] according to the Order of Melchizedek, and not according to the order of Aaron, [the Old Levitical priesthood.] For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the [temple] law…” (Heb. 7:11-12.) For Jesus Christ “has redeemed us [every sincere believer in Christ] to God by His blood out of every tribe, tongue, people and nation, and have made us, [each and every one of His sincere believers, spiritual] kings and priests to our God,” (Rev. 5:9-10.)
Yet, the New Testament church clergy assume special hierarchical positions above the rest of Jesus’ body. However, all the members of His body are completely equal with Only our Everlasting High Priest Melchizedek above us all. All the members of His body receive different gifts according to what the Holy Spirit Himself “gives as He wills.” From among the members of His body, The Spirit then calls servant-leaders; ordinary disciples still all on the same spiritual level as all the others, to fulfil different [not ‘special’] ministries (not positions) to the body, (1 Cor. 12:4-11; Eph. 4:11.) Still, the church hierarchy of clergy unscripturally mimic the Levitical priesthood and old physical temple to suit their false doctrines, and also claim the special financial support and mediating position that the Levitical priesthood had. (They say they stand between God and the people, which Only Jesus can do in the New Covenant dispensation, (Heb. 9:15; 1 Tim. 2:5.) They reject the humble spiritual priesthood of Melchizedek to assume the lofty, special, mediating position of the Old Levitical, priestly government of Old Israel, who ministered in the physical Old Testament temple as God’s parliamentary priests, (Heb. 7:11-12.)
This counterfeit ‘priesthood’ actually insists that they have the ‘legal right’ to 10% of every believer’s income, as well as most generous offerings, to keep their extremely luxurious lifestyles and elaborate church buildings. While they teach their members “to give until it hurts,” the entire Old Testament concept of the physical temple, physical altar and hierarchical, Levitical priesthood, were totally done away with in Jesus Christ, (Gal. 3:10-14; 1 Pet. 2:9-10; Heb. 7:11-12.)
Jesus does not dwell in “temples made with human hands, as the prophet says: Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool, what house will you build for Me? Says the Lord,” (Acts 7:48-49.)
This is why Paul, one of these so-called ‘hyper-anointed elders’ of the New Testament ‘clergy,’ clearly wrote, “We did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and struggle we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden or impose on any of you.” He continued in 2 Ths. 3:7-12. “Not because we ‘elders’ do not have a right to such support, but we wished to make ourselves an example for you to follow. For we gave you this charge: If anyone, [‘ministers, priests, or pastors’ included], will not work, neither let him eat…”
‘YES, BUT ABRAHAM TITHED TO MELCHIZEDEK’
Many abusers of the Old Testament’s ceremonial temple Law, which Jesus has changed to New Covenant Law, (the Moral Law, Heb. 7:11-12; Jn. 13:34,) twist the meaning of Heb. 7:4-5 in an attempt to sustain their legalistic tithing as a New Testament commandment. They say tithing to Melchizedek came before the Law, and therefore believers must tithe to Melchizedek. When we look at this passage in context, however, we find in it a much deeper meaning than ‘tithing,’ which greedy minds easily ignore.
Jesus or Melchizedek represents the New Order of spiritual, Melchizedekian priests, and the emphasis of Heb. 7 is on Christ Jesus as their eternal High Priest and His true spiritual ministry, not on legalistic tithing. “Now observe how great a Personage this Melchizedek was, to Whom Abram the patriarch, [of the Old Testament], gave a tenth of the topmost of the pick of the heap of the spoils.”
Strangely, the footnote of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirit Filled Bible explains this much abused and misinterpreted passage quite satisfactorily, “[In this passage,] Abraham represented Old Israel, [and the Levitical priesthood of the old covenant] when he paid tithes to Melchizedek... [However, In Heb. 7,] Melchizedek emphasizes the inauguration of a new priestly order. Another priesthood, totally different, now supersedes the old, Levitical priesthood. The first old covenant, [with its Ceremonial Law and its decree of tithing], proved weak and useless in providing either full access to God’s presence or full fitness for His company, [or blessing]! Therefore, it had to be annulled and a new and better hope introduced to succeed where it had failed.
“Jesus’ [spiritual priesthood of believers] supersedes Aaron’s as His was established by God’s solemn oath. Total salvation demands a perfect High Priest and a perfect sacrifice for sins – which attention to the Law could not accomplish: Heb. 7:28. The work of Melchizedek is so superior to the ministry of the Jewish priests that, by it, the old system is done away and replaced by the absolute, eternal, and perfect priesthood of Christ. Jesus’ ministry is performed in the true sanctuary, not on earth, but of heaven.
“The ministry of the old tabernacle, [with its continual Ceremonial Law], was only a symbol of the realities accomplished by Christ. Therefore, His ministry surpasses that of the Levitical priesthood as substance surpasses shadow: Heb. 8:5-7. His ministry is performed under the Covenant of Grace, wrought within the mind and hearts of believers by the power of the Spirit. “Thus, God established a new personal covenant-relationship with His people, based not on a compelling, [religious] force from without, [which forces believers to adhere to some of the decrees of the Ceremonial Law such as tithing], but an impelling power from within,” [wrought by the Holy Spirit and the Royal Law of Love written on the heart of every real believer: Heb. 8:10.] [Read more about the Mystical High Priest Melchizedek, the Lord Jesus Christ.]
THE MISUSE AND MISMANGAGEMENT OF ‘TITHES’ AND A ‘DIFFERENT GOSPEL’ OF ‘ANOTHER JESUS’
Even those who recognize the mismanagement of their ‘tithes’ and offerings were indoctrinated to believe that they should keep on ‘tithing’ no matter what. Even if they know that their rulers are squandering their hard-earned money, they were brainwashed to believe that these leaders are accountable to God; therefore the squandering and misuse of their money has nothing to do with them, the givers! These deluded givers do not realise that God will not, in any way, bless the exploitation of His Holy Word, (Rev. 22:18-19.) In reality, God cursed the ‘leaders’ who twist, abuse and use His Word to bring His blood-bought souls into bondage, as well as those who reject His Truth, His Word Jesus Christ, to follow the deception of men. 2 Ths. 1:7-12, “The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction… when he comes, in That Day…”
Paul lamented in Gal. 1:6-10, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him Who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached, let him be accursed… For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”
2 Cor. 11:4-14, “For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached [in the Scriptures,] or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received [from the truth of Scripture,] or a different gospel which you have not accepted [through the truth of Scripture,] you may well put up with it!... And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light…”
To pay our taxes is a physical law of the land and therefore it is compulsory. If and when pagan government officials squander and mismanage our taxes, we can safely allow God to be God in this matter it we have no physical recourse in this world. However, when believers are subjected to the abuse of God’s Word through false doctrines and false spiritual authority, they must realise that they are not submitting to God. In reality they are submitting to wolves in sheep’s clothing and to the lying father of these leaders, the devil – which is active idolatry! (Mt. 7:15-16; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Jn. 8:44; 1 Cor. 10:14-21.)
It is a Scriptural fact that God can and will hold us responsible for supporting such blatant sin through our emotional, physical and financial support. John warned in Rev. 21:7-8, “He who overcomes [the evil of this world] shall inherit all things… but the cowardly, [lukewarm, compromising believers,] unbelieving… and all liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone…” 2 Ths. 2:9-10, “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all [Kundalini or serpent] power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (Rom. 1:32; Mal. 2 & 3;)
David Wilkerson wrote in ‘Set the trumpet to your mouth,’ p. 199,’ “Christians, wake up! How can any true lover of Jesus support these great abominations? You who send money to build buildings and projects that have nothing to do with repentance and [spiritual] revival are partakers in these men’s sins. You, too, will be judged with them. In the name of all that is pure and righteous, stop! Not another dollar! They could not build their abominations, [man-made, unscriptural, physical churches, Acts 7:47-49], if God’s people had discernment and quit supporting them.”
Yes, to give freely to support truly God-called, servant-leaders and those in real need is a New Testament principle of God. But it is not a law that buys blessing from God. Giving simply proves our attitude towards God and our fellow man – our agapaö (love for God,) and agape, (love for our fellow man.) Obedience to the Scriptural principal of giving abundantly, do not diminish our responsibility to spend the money which God had entrusted to us wisely and with discretion, (2 Ths. 3:10; Col. 4:5; Ps. 112:5; Mt. 5:23-24; 25:24-30.) Above all, believers are commanded to live and give as, where and how the Holy Spirit leads them. False doctrines such as New Testament ‘tithing’ to earn the blessing of God were instituted to control believers through fear, and to bring them back under the yoke of legalism: Rom. 8:14; 2 Cor. 9:7: Gal. 5:1.
THE CONTEXTUAL TRUTH OF "ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED ON TO YOU..."
Pastors use this little uncontextual piece of Jesus' whole teaching on dependence on God above all else, (because He is the Supplier of all our needs not our greed, Mt. 6:24-34,) to enforce the 'blessing,' which church 'tithing' and excessive giving to churches supposedly bring. Here, Jesus' teaching is seated in the fact that God will always supply all our needs. Their get-rich-quick deception is based on only this second part of verse 33 - and then they either forget about the rest of the verse, or do not know what it really means, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness [in everything that is true; His Word above all else,] and then all these things shall be added on to you."
Church righteousness means to be a ‘diligent thither’ and ‘never to neglect any of the assemblies,’ (plural, as some translations teach and all churches practice,) but it lacks personal trust in Jesus under all circumstances. It is actually written, ‘assembling or meeting together,’ (singular.) Wherever believers study the Word and pray for one another, whether in houses, other meeting places, or even over the internet, they are ‘meeting together.’ ‘Meeting together’ is not a countless legalistic meetings that brainwash you with false teaching to control all your time to get to your money. Real 'meeting together' is to minister to one another on a regular basis in the Truth of God’s whole Word; to exhort, build, lead, meet real needs, and pray for one another to glorify Jesus! Seeking Jesus through the Truth of His whole Word in Holy Spirit teaching, is ‘first seeking the Kingdom of God.’ Doing what He teaches according to His Moral Law of Love under His New Testament Covenant, is seeking His righteousness.
So, what was Jesus really teaching in this passage, when He concluded that “ALL these things, [not most expensive cars, houses, and other great luxuries,] shall be added onto you if you seek first His Kingdom and Righteousness”? If we read this passage in context it is impossible to mistake it for the deception of the prosperity gospel. Jesus began saying, (Mt. 6:24-34), “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other... You cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, drink, or what you will wear. [All your necessities.] Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? [Where are your priorities?] Look at the [grateful, God-dependent] birds... They [all work very hard, but they] do not gather [greedily]... and the lilies of the fields... they neither toil... [exert themselves with useless work to earn blessing from God,] and yet your Heavenly Father [feeds and clothes them all.] Are you not of more value than they? [This is not a prohibition on hard, honest work, which is the first commandment (and privilege) God gave to all men at creation. If one violates this commandment and will not work because of laziness and ease, you shall not eat, 2 Ths. 3:10.] Therefore, do not worry about [all your needs...]" Even though you struggle financially and are looking for a job, God knows what you need. Ask and trust Jesus, and the Supplier of all your needs will help you, for God is always in control. In fact, He is the Only One, Who can really supply all your needs! Yet, we also have to do our part in working at our lives here on earth and our spiritual lives in heaven. So, Jesus also said, "Ask, [whatever you need] and it will be given to you. Seek [whatever you need,] and you will find. Knock, [on heaven's door with constant prayer,] and it will be opened to you..." Mt. 7:7.
THE FALSE SEED-FAITH PRINCIPLE
Where Paul spoke in 2 Cor. Chapter 8 on ‘excelling in giving,’ he actually said that the believers in Macedonia, “in great trial of affliction, but with abundance of joy... [gave as much as they could to fulfil certain needs among believers...] And not only did they first give themselves to the Lord and then to [the apostles] according to the will of God, [or as the Holy Spirit led,] but... they abound in everything — in faith, speech, knowledge, diligence, love...” Chapter 9:5, “Therefore... [Let] your gift be a matter of generosity and not a grudging obligation. [However,] he who sows sparingly, [or gives for the work of God grudgingly,] will also reap sparingly, [as all sin such as stinginess begets more stinginess and more sin.] So, let each one give as he purposes in his own heart… for God loves a cheerful giver...”
Paul was not applying either Old Testament tithing nor the so-called “seed-faith principle” of a “hundredfold return” to this sermon. He was saying that true believers should never be selfish and stingy, but give freely as the Holy Spirit leads to glorify God and to build the body of Christ. We should never give to be “rewarded” by God for then we give with the wrong motive, but actually, because everything we think we “have,” already belongs to God. Thus, we should honour Him with everything He had entrusted to us — not blindly and without wisdom, but responsibly, and always, as everything else, in the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Old Testament tithing is not the seed-faith principle of the prosperity preachers either. New Testament believers already live in a personal state or position of blessedness, simply because they are in Christ and He became a curse in our place on the cross, so that we could freely inherit the entire blessed state or position of Old Abraham in Him, Gal. 3:10-14.
Concerning the ‘first fruits,’ God commanded Old Israel in Deut. 26:2: “You shall take some of the first of all the produce of your harvest… and say: I give thanks… to the Lord…” The first fruits of our lives represent the very best that we have received from God and the very best that we can offer to Him. In Gen. 49:3 Jacob said: “Reuben, you are my firstborn… the first fruits of my manly strength…” The first fruits always pertain to the Law of Love, as Jesus illustrated in Lu. 14:12-14: “When you give a dinner, do not invite your friends, relatives or wealthy neighbours, lest they also invite you in return, and so you are paid back. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the disabled, the lame and the blind. Then you will be blessed, [you will honour God,] as they have no way of repaying you...”
Seen in context, our first fruits do not merely pertain to a tenth of our money, (Acts 4:32-35.) Offering our love to God, which will manifest in our love for our fellow man, are our first fruits. If we sacrifice our entire life and all that God had entrusted to us, we bring our first fruits to glorify His Name. Dedicating our marriages, finances, time, gifts and talents to His service, and rearing our children according to His holy decree, etc., are our also our first fruits on God’s Altar of Mercy.
Discussed on Facebook, 18.2.2017, GOD'S SEED IS NOT MONEY IT IS THE WORD! Lu. 8:3-21. "Seed-Faith" preachers are abusers and twisters of God's Word to enrich themselves. Every verse they give you is taken out of context. Jesus, in explaining the parable of the Sower, said, "THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD." (Mt. 13:19-23,) "When anyone hears the Word and does not understand it, the wicked one snatches away what was sown in his heart.." [The devil is after the Seed of God in your heart and mind. He will do anything in his power to steal, twist, and abuse it and to make you turn away from God's Truth, which is life now and eternal life in heaven.] "This is the seed received by the wayside,” [do not think you can glance at or even learn bible verses on a mental level without seeking God’s face to understand their real meaning; you are bluffing yourself.] Hence, Paul wrote in 2 Tim. 2:15, "Be diligent to present yourself approved unto God, [not to earn anything, but to be a knowledgeable] worker who does not need to be ashamed [when God gives you the honor to lead a soul closer to Him,] rightly dividing the Word of Truth. But shun profane babbling [false doctrine and superficial religion] that increases to more ungodliness." “For hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive... And he who receives the seed in stony places is he who immediately receives it but he has no [true commitment and does not love the Truth but compromises,] and he is only for a little while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Word, he immediately turns away. [As soon as his loved ones come against him when they are confronted with the Real Jesus, the Real Gospel, and the Real Holy Spirit, he fears he will lose them and bows to their false religious ideas, (2 Cor. 11:4.)]
The False Seed-faith Principle