I Witnessed a Robbery Yesterday!
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” John 10:10
Yesterday I witnessed yet another robbery! This thief started stealing this power long ago and keeps up his antics today! Meanwhile, the robbed remain weak, wanting and even dumb-founded! Let me explain:
Last evening I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show, which is common for me. I record it during the day and then watch it after I complete my work time. Unless the subject is too negative, I enjoy the program and I like Oprah. But yesterday’s program left me riled! Not because of what Oprah or any of her guests were doing. But I was angry at the enemy for once again stealing the spiritual powers of Christ’s followers and then letting the world run away with them.
You see, the program was about some of the spiritual laws God created! These spiritual laws work for anyone who wants to use them, perhaps with less intensity for those without Christ in their hearts. But for the most part, the power is available to all human beings. Just like the physical law of gravity. It works no matter if a Christian drops an egg or a non-believer. The egg breaks either way!
The same goes for the spiritual laws of faith. In Mark 11:24 Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Oprah and friends gave the same advice, except they left Jesus out of it! They told the audience how important it is to make “positive affirmations.” They were championing the principle of, “if you believe you will receive.” Then they presented guest after and guest and example upon example of how this “creative force” works if you merely believe.
They even talked about how important it is to forgive people first so your heart will be pure and unobstructed from receiving what “the Universe” wants to give you! Then they went on to teach about the importance of saying your request aloud!
Sound familiar? Remember what Jesus told His disciples? ” For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20. Later He taught them, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6.
The Bible also teaches us, “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” 1 John 3:22. The problem is, Christians are not educated about this spiritual law. Or, if they have been taught, it is that this is all “New Age” and we should stay away from it!
But that would mean that Jesus is New Age . . . and that God is New Age! The truth is that the enemy stole this truth from the church! He did it through deception, lies, confusion and misinformation, which are all weapons in his arsenal.
So what remains? The world is out there using the spiritual truths God created for us . . . they are winning and becoming more convinced of their power and self-containment. Meanwhile, Christians keep begging Christ to answer their prayers and don’t employ the spiritual laws that “in the beginning, God created . . . ”
I know this message may ruffle some feathers . . . and I am very interested in hearing your point of view. But from my vantage point the thief put over a good one on Christ’s church! However, the good news is our Redeemer lives and all we have to do is take back what the Devil stole! These are OUR SPIRITUAL LAWS! They are ours for the taking.
By faith you and I accepted Christ into our heart and our lives were changed forever more. We received that truth and will stand on it from here to eternity. But that is not the end of faith. Over and over again Jesus told His disciples that the reason they didn’t have what they needed was because of their weak faith. Then He said that even with faith the size of a mustard seed that they could make mountains and trees move with their mere words!
Study the scriptures for yourself and then ask the Lord to reveal to you His truth. Don’t let the enemy claim and keep from you what Christ earned on the cross. Take it back, take it all back, in Jesus Name!