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"You Are of Your Father the Devil!" Wow! Who Said That?

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It was Jesus Who spoke these confrontational words, and He spoke them to the religious leaders of His day. Do you think He would speak them to the religious leaders of today? Let’s find out.


What had the religious leaders done that caused Jesus to say such a thing?

"And He said to them, 'Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: "IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN." Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.... You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.'" (Mk. 7:6-9)

The Baptist church where I was saved refused to allow musical instruments as part of worship. I showed them Psalm 150:3-4: “Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.” They said, "That’s not our tradition." Tradition overruled the Bible, so I left that church at age 16.

Asbury Theology Seminary demanded that I promise not to speak in tongues, even privately. I showed them 1 Corinthians 14:39: “Do not forbid to speak in tongues.” They said, "Not on our campus during the years you are here." Tradition overruled the Bible, so I did not attend Asbury Theology Seminary.

The denomination I worked in as a pastor did not want me teaching on imagination. They believed it was New Age. I showed them 1 Chronicles 29:18 KJV: “Keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart.” Tradition overruled the Bible, so I was fired from my job on that pastoral team because I had a commission from God, “Let My people SEE!”

My co-pastor wanted to be ordained by Elim Fellowship of Churches. He was told he needed to promise to give up believing that God speaks through dreams, even though the Bible says, “In the last days, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams" (Acts 2:17). He refused to be ordained by Elim.  

A CLU student submitted his book to a publisher, and it contained two-way journaling. They said: "Take the two-way journaling out and replace it with Scripture verses." The student refused and chose not to publish his book through them.

If we do not choose truth above all else, we WILL enter into deception!

  • They did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, (2 Thess. 2:10-11).
  • I am absolutely astounded at the level of deception I see around me on all fronts: in the Church, in politics, in the media, with the CDC and other alphabet agencies. It is an endless trail of destruction that is robbing people of their lives, their health, their joy, and even their salvation.

It is time to choose

Choose to LOVE and pursue truth and walk in the light with all of your heart so you are not sent a spirit of delusion. It doesn’t appear to me that there is a middle road. It is one or the other (Lk. 14:33; 2 Thess. 2:10-11).

Right now we need a revival in the Church and a reformation in our nation. I challenge each of us to be a part of both. This is not a day to sit back while evil consumes the world. That already happened with Hilter. It is a day to come apart and stand up and to declare the truth. 

Every verse where Jesus speaks about discovering the truth

  1. Beholding Jesus: "We saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." (Jn. 1:14)
  2. Practicing truth: "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light." (Jn. 3:21)
  3. Continuing in Jesus’s words: "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." (Jn.  8:31-32 the word “know” in this verse is ginosko, the word for intimate knowing)
  4. Truth comes by hearing God’s voice: "a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God"(Jn. 8:40)
  5. Jesus is the truth: "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'" (Jn. 14:6-9)
  6. Spirit of Truth within teaches us: "The Spirit of truth … abides with you and will be in you." (Jn.  14:17)
  7. Spirit of Truth within testifies about Jesus: "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me." (Jn.  15:26)
  8. Spirit within guides into all truth: "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;" (Jn.  16:13-15)
  9. Evidence you are of the truth is that you hear Jesus’s voice: "Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." (Jn. 18:37)

It is evil ...

  1. For a church, Bible school or seminary to invalidate the word of God by their traditions, rather than teaching that “you can live the Bible.” They must repent and be reformed and if they are not on that path, you should come out from them (Mk. 7:6-9).
  2. To focus on the rapture, eschatology and escaping to heaven, rather than focusing on leading in the area God has called you to, using His voice and anointing (Deut. 28:1,12,13 NKJV).
  3. For media and technology to only allow one opinion to be heard, therefore we support alternative media (Prov. 18:13, 15, 17).
  4. For voting machines and voting processes to allow for cheating, therefore we must clean up this mess.
  5. For hospitals and doctors to be forced to do what the CDC orders them to do or they will lose their funding and licensing, therefore we promote doctors being allowed to follow their conscience and alternative health care to be readily available.
  6. For pharmaceutical companies to not be held liable for death and deformities their products cause people.
  7. For Christians to prophesy gloom and doom rather than being the light of the world which, when set in a lampstand, lights a home, a city, and a nation (Matt. 5:15; Matt. 28:18-20).
  8. Abortion and transgender are both evil (Isa. 5:20,21). 

Here are some of the resources which provide truth

  1. Flashpoint start with this broadcast (Lara Logan will blow you away)
  2. Citizenship training for your congregation
  3. Mercola free newsletter (scroll to the bottom to sign up)
  4. Coffee and Covid 2022 – you can subscribe for free
  5. America's Frontline Doctors
  6. Intercessors for America
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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages | Retail: $16.99

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?


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Dialogue with God

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This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

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Prayers That Heal the Heart - Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition

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Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

It is not part of the "human condition" to feel the constant nagging of doubt, insecurity, or anger. No matter what sin you are trying to overcome, what lie you think you’ll always believe, or what traumas your heart has suffered in the past, you will receive total freedom and restoration by praying these prayers in faith. 

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Counseled by God

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Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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It is always fun to be on the winning team. Well look what God has done with Charity's new dreams teaching. It has taken off like a rocket with a live TV interview on Cornerstone Network and her Sid Roth interview which has almost a million views on YouTube!

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