Stop playing prophet and apostle

In the past few years I have witnessed loved ones in My Family,and many Friends pass from this earth to Gods arms.Some were prayed for and never were healed physically,after being told they were, by over zealous emotionalists.They said claim that miracle and trust the Lord, and He will heal your infirmities,because by His stripes You were healed.That’s sounds so nice and spiritual and everything,but it isn’t scriptural.All You have to do they said,name and claim that miracle.
Well guess what,as to the best of my knowledge they all claimed it,by those so-called healers words they claimed it,and yet still died.I believe in the healing power of God,but I also leave the healing to Him.
Every time Jesus or the Apostles prayed for someone it was instantaneous,and the sickness of that disease never returned.
When Peter prayed for the lame man begging for alms(Acts 3),He told him,silver and gold,I don’t have,but what I do have I give it to You,arise and walk,and he did.Peter never told the lame man to name and claim it,or just claim that miracle brother,the man just got up and walked.By the way,he didn’t have to wait,or go to the doctor the following week to see if he was healed.
Everyone Jesus touched was healed instantly,and interestingly enough,He never told them to “Claim that Miracle,”they were just healed.
Name and Claim it is not Biblical.Claiming a miracle is not Biblical,in the way that people a being told to do by many word of faith people.
What do You tell those Family members that lose’s a loved one to sickness or disease ,that You laid hands on and prayed for all the while proclaiming that Jesus said they are healed ? What do You tell those that are not saved who watch and listen to Your words of false proclamation ?
Folks it is time to stop playing prophet and apostle,just stop it.
When You pray for someone,don’t give an editorial,or false hope,just pray for them.Stop the name and claim it word silliness.I am tired of seeing my Friends sadly disappointed by Your false words of proclamation.So please do us all a big favor pray,and don’t make a big production out of it,and leave the miracle performing to God.

Let me leave You with this.James 5:14

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:James 5:14

Holy Spirit Discernment,Comprehension,and Context

Many false doctrines have been created by,lack of,Holy Spirit discernment,lack of comprehension,and ignoring scripture context.
I would add also,those who accuse others of adding,or taking away,are in many cases guilty of the same.
I believe the Apostle Paul’s letters in the New Testament,are the most abused by W.O.F.,and Prosperity teachers.I have witnessed this personally,and have discussed it with people who do this.
This is why context is so important when reading the Bible.One must know the text of the story,or letter in these cases in its entirety to discern scriptures correctly.
Allow me to put it this way,If I am talking to someone about fishing,the story is not about farming.Just because I mentioned something about a cornfield near the river where I was fishing,it doesn’t change the text of the story being about fishing.

1 Corinthians is probably,in my opinion,the most abused of Paul’s writings,and ,1 Timothy runs a close second.

Why I left the Charismatics :

Concerning the Holy Spirit :
Introduction:
No doubt, If You are from the south,You have heard some type of sermon,or talk about the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit).In most cases when one hears the word ,Holy Ghost,they automatically connect it with,speaking in tongues.Some actually believe the tongues are the Holy Ghost,and not a gift in itself,and salvation is always coupled with speaking in tongues.They do not separate the two.There are actually more than one gift of the Spirit,which can be found in 1 Corinthians 12;8-10,but for some reason tongues is the most coveted.

 

Some of My Friends,and Family ,have asked why I left the charismatic church.It wasn’t something I decided overnight.It was actually over a period of years,and sleepless nights,of long prayer and study.
This is not a debate about the gifts of the Spirit,I do not want to tell people how,and what to believe about the Holy Spirit,but after years of mental”spiritual”abuse,I had to choose,and here is My story.
As far back as I can remember,My family attended some type of
charismatic church.I was familiar to the typical worship in the charismatic denomination.I didn’t always understand,but thought this was the normal way of worship in every denomination,remember I was but a young impressionable child.
As I grew older,I started hearing things from the pulpit that seemed
strange,but dare not question the authority of the one delivering the
message,because that was just the way it was.We were rarely
encouraged to follow along in the Bible as the speaker would deliver
his spirited sermon.Because His (the speakers)word was all we
needed to hear,and believe.Here were some of the things that I heard that just struck me strange.
The message of salvation:
We would hear the normal things that most would consider the way to
be saved.Using Ephesians 2;8,9,John 3:16,Acts 2,and Romans
10.All the while maintain that salvation was by grace and not of
works,after receiving salvation,however there was either a but,or a
now. Let Me explain.
Sanctification:
After accepting Jesus and repentance,there was always a now.You now have to be sanctified.This required the person to go to an altar,to beg and plead,sometimes for hours, that God would somehow sanctify them,all the while not realizing the scripture tells us that We are justified by the blood of Christ.Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.Romans 5:9
This sanctification prayer somehow supernaturally made You cleaner
than what the blood of Christ did.This to my knowledge is still going on in these churches today.This is not scriptural,but is an internal doctrine teaching.
Seeking for the Holy Ghost:
After sanctification,now,we were then required to seek for the Holy
Ghost,which would be evidenced by speaking in an unknown
tongue.This is where My problem actually began.This is not a biblical
teaching,nor is it biblical requirement.I cannot tell You how many times I have heard someone quote,”the evidence of the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues.”To this day I have never found this phrase to be in the pages of the New Testament,no where.It was required however if You were to be accepted as a christian and a member of the “church.”
I also was told that if someone doesn’t speak in tongues ,they are not
saved,nor do they possess the Holy Spirit.Which is another non
biblical teaching.Ephesians 1:13 says,In whom ye also trusted, after
that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom
also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of
promise.
This is where I really ran into a problem with that teaching.How can I
be sealed by the Holy Spirit(Ghost)after I got saved ,if I don’t possess it
?
As I said earlier I do not debate with My friends and family about the
gifts of the Holy Spirit,but I will argue this point.
So please,stop telling people they have to speak in tongues to prove they have the Holy Spirit,it is not biblical,and it is a hateful thing to judge someones free salvation.
Also ,I was made to feel ashamed,or somehow inferior,and often pressured to seek for the Holy Ghost,just to speak in tongues.
This undue pressure is why many who were “raised’ in the charismatic
churches are leaving. I have talked to some that say that they were
ridiculed,and told that they weren’t saved.
Adding to the saving grace negates saving grace.It is a free gift,and not
of any kind of works.
So now You know why I left the charismatic denomination.
As I have repeatedly stated,I can’t and will not ,tell people how to worship or praise,and this is not meant to ridicule or try to embarrass anyone who believe this way.This is just my story.

 

What do the scriptures really say about Women being pastors?

In short,nothing.However this doesn’t mean scripture ever allows a woman to have authority over a congregation.The scriptures are very clear about the qualifications of the pastor and We will go through them one by one.

I have friends who believe women can hold the office of

pastor,and they tell me about it frequently.The odd thing
is,they never use scripture as authority.They use their
emotions and feelings on the matter.When I show them
scripture,where a man must be pastor,there are always an
abundance of buts.They have even stated,they do not care what Paul say’s,they are going to preach, and pastor anyway.

Scripture has plenty to say on the matter and that is what I
will use in this article.
This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a
bishop, he desireth a good work.
In verse one,We see that desiring to be a bishop(pastor)is a
good work to desire.It is an important role that should
never be taken lightly
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one
wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to
hospitality, apt to teach;
In verse two We see 7 marks of the pastor.
a.Blameless:Not having a bad reputation,someone who
will be able to shepherd without his past being a problem
b.He must be a husband of one wife.Not having more than
one,or having concubines.We will study this in more detail
later.
c.Vigilant:keeping careful watch for possible danger or
difficulties.Able to stop problems before they become
uncontrollable
d.Sober:Not only to be sober from abstaining from
alcohol,but being sober-minded in right thinking.
e.Good behavior:
f.Given to hospitality.Treating everyone fairly and with
respect.
g.Apt to teach:Being able to teach scripture,and share
wisdom and knowledge with others
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;
but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
Verse 3;
a.Not given to wine.Do not drink alcohol.
b.No striker:Non violent
c.Not greedy of filthy lucre,Love of money more than
God.
d.Patient:
e.Not a brawler:peaceable.
f.Not covetous.Not wanting what isn’t his.
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children
in subjection with all gravity;
a.Obedient children with His house under control.
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how
shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into
the condemnation of the devil.
a.Not a novice:Well studied,with experience in Church
business.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are
without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the
devil.
a.Good report:self explanatory
So here in 1 Timothy 3 We see the requirements and
qualifications of being a pastor.Every line was about men
and not women.
The one qualification that rings the loudest is ,He must be
a husband.As We who are followers of Christ
know,women cannot be a husband,and this
disqualifies them.
Nothing more can be said about the matter.
So the Bible has nothing in the affirmative to say about
women being pastors.Women do have a role in church,but not in authoritative leadership.

No New Revelation,or New Prophecy Needed ?

YOU SAY THE LORD GAVE YOU A NEW PROPHECY ?

There are many false prophets among and involved in the church today.Many people are being deceived by these prophets {profiteers},and follow them religiously.They believe their words come from God,regardless if it can be backed up with scripture or not.Take heed when listening to people who say they are a prophet,or prophetess.The Bible warns us in scripture that these people are of Satan.To many are trying to live outside of written scripture and are building their own doctrines contrary to the Word of God.

For I testify unto every man who heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.Rev 22:18,19.This is a clear warning to those who would add a new prophetic word,wouldn’t You agree?

If someone comes to You with a new revelation,walk away,do not be fooled by their false teaching.The Bible tells Us to study to scripture;2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
.Knowing scripture can really save someone a lot of struggle and embarrassment.If We know the scripture,We can stand boldly against the Devil,and also those who would  present a false gospel,by way of new revelation,or prophecy.

First warning sign of a false prophet.There will be no new revelations from God..The Lord has already given to everyone in scripture, how to live a successful spiritual,and healthy life.No need for a  soothsayer to give You a “word”as they call it.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV):All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Peter 2:1 – But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 Corinthians Chapter 11:13,14,15
For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Romans 16:17 – Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

If these people are not teaching ,thus saith the Lord,then it is to be regarded as false teaching.I  am not going to name any names,but you can find many of them on Facebook,and on so-called christian T.V.networks.When their main goal is money,and prosperity,then You will know them.

It is My most sincere hope that you will not be deceived by these who would give new revelation.

“God fearin,Bible believin bunch.”

This was a very thought-provoking story to Me.
This is a story as told to Me by a Preacher Friend, a few Years back.It isn’t trying to disparage or cast judgment or mock certain churches.It is just a reminder that people who are lost are looking and listening to the church folk.
He starts His story:
I go to visit a small church that, believes,teaches ,preaches,screams,and shouts about divine miraculous healing.Where the preacher anoint’s with oil and lays hands on them,by the way there is nothing wrong with that,the Bible says to do it,when done right.
I ask the pastor,how many members are in the congregation,He replies,”around 80,It is a small church,just a group of God fearin,Bible believin bunch.”
The service starts,and there are about 12 people in the pews.They open with prayer,sing a couple of songs,The Preacher brings his message,which ironically is about the divine healing touch of God,and the other gifts, the Deacon close in prayer,and dismisses the service.
Afterwards, I ask the Pastor,where was the rest of Your congregation.They all have been sick.He say’s ,”They just can’t seem to get well.”
Think about it

OH,I WAS SPEAKING TO GAIUS,MY BAD, SINCERELY,JOHN

Context ,context ,context.

Johns personal greeting to Gaius.3rd. John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
For years I was taught by some that John was talking to the Church.However,when I started digging deep into study,it revealed that He was only greeting Gaius,one of His friends.
I believe this is why that We need to keep everything We read in the proper context.
Many W.O.F.(word of faith),and name and claim it preachers,use this verse as a solid gospel fact for the whole Church.
Common sense and reasoning would conclude,that when using a proper noun such as Gaius,that would mean that He is the subject,and not the church.
Since “church” is not even mentioned ,then it can’t be the subject,in this case Gaius ,whom John was describing.Remember context matters.
I am not saying that God,does not want His children to prosper and be in good health,but this scripture cannot be misused,or confused as meaning of the Church as a whole.

I believe this is where many false doctrines come into being.Some read one or two scriptures out of context,and bang,boom,a new church,or “cult” has surfaced.The bible is so rich with scripture about false teachers,it would do each believer good to read them.
Sammy Smith.

Christians supporting millionaire false teachers

I do not wish to upset any of My Christian friends,brothers or sisters ,but this must be said. It is sad that people are sending false teachers on these phony Christian networks, their tithes and offerings and financial support, when there are so many regular folks in America that are hurting.

Here in our own country people are supporting these  False T.V.millionaire preachers, who by the way, DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU,JUST YOUR MONEY, instead of supporting local church programs to feed the hungry and homeless. Now, this goes to all You preachers/pastors out there who refuse to help other churches that do not share the same name as Yours, SHAME On YOU. Can You imagine if the Church of Christ, Baptist, Church of God ,Methodist, and all the non Denomination’s that Claim Christ, would work together as Christians instead of worrying about how one another worships inside the confines of their 4 walls what We could accomplish? SHAME on All of Us.

We have so many churches in this valley that claim to have the heart of Jesus, and His blood running through our veins, and some can’t come off Your spiritual high horse long enough to do His work. Sometimes I can only imagine how God the Father, and Son think about Us spoiled little Children.
If each Christian would just give a little, in this Valley, so many could have more. It isn’t the Governments place to give ,it is Ours .
I put Myself in the same boat too,because I  know can do more. Can You ?Sammy Smith.

Are You worried ?

My Christian report


Are You worried ?


Are You a Christian worried about going to Heaven ?You
shouldn’t be.If You are saved by the grace of God you have
obtained eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to
condemn the world; but that the world through him might be
saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not
believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:16-18 (KJV)
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this
is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who
is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus
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Believers baptism:

My Christian report

Believers baptism.

John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. John 1:26-27
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom…

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