If the truth will set you free, then remember that lies will put you in bondage.
The gospel is complete. There is not going to be another testament, another way to reach God or another way to please God. Salvation is a complete gift from God and we cannot add anything to make it more complete.
Jude shows us about the character of false teachers. They’re DREAMERS – but what are they dreaming about? How about health, wealth, prosperity? They’re the “have it NOW” group. Sure, sure, God wants you in heaven with Him but you can really have heaven NOW – IF you “pray God’s word over…blah, blah, blah.. ” Because “God CANNOT defy his own WORD”. i.e. the Word is used like an incantation. That’s a big no-no. This is a very common teaching with Word of Faith. And that is called “testing God”, which He tells us not to do.
They DEFILE THE FLESH. i.e. Not only do they quietly ‘approve’ of sexual immorality, but after they’ve “accepted” these lifestyles, they even elevate these persons into teaching positions. ((Let’s take Bob Jones and Paul Cain as IHOP examples of this..Then there’s Benny Hinn… and the list goes on and on and on..)) Bob Jones and Paul Cain were kicked out of IHOP publically, but BOTH still close friends with Mike Bickle – and Bickle still referring to them as “great prophets”. The others still maintain their marvelous “ministries”..
They DESPISE AUTHORITY. They absolutely cannot accept ANY criticism of their teachings, thoughts or ideas at all. It becomes that attitude of, “I know something that YOU don’t because GOD speaks to ME.” ((This is yet another IHOP bump in the road. ANYone who speaks out against Mike Bickle or ANY of the other IHOP “teachers” is immediately looked upon as loathsome and someone to be avoided at all costs.)) Any friends or family who voice their opposition to Mike Bickle/IHOP, need to be avoided at all costs. “For your spiritual protection..”
They BLASPHEME GLORIOUS BEINGS. How many times have we heard about marvelous leaders “going up into the third heaven..” and “speaking directly” with God.. Let’s do one better than that. How about the “YOU CAN DO IT NOW” way of getting into INSTANT ACCESS with God – i.e. CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER. ***Never forget that ANY time someone was taken into the spirit realm, it was not by a decision on their part, but rather by the Spirit ONLY.
If only the people practicing contemplative prayer would have their eyes opened to the fact that it is not God they’re coming in contact with when they practice contemplative prayer. If only they would realize it is a familiar spirit – a demon entity they’re speaking with when practicing that.
Being one who has been delivered from the deception of believing these lies, I can tell you it’s no easy thing to do, but ASK God to remove the blinders from your eyes. Ask Him to really show you the deception and then allow Him to do that very thing. I tell you the truth: Once the blinders have been removed and you truly see, you will fall on your face thanking Him for allowing you to see how close you came to getting burned.