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 Common Practice

It is now common practice in most evangelical churches to offer the people, especially the young people, a maximum of entertainment and a minimum of serious instruction. It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God. One can only conclude that God's professed children are bored with Him, for they must be wooed to meeting with a stick of striped candy in the form of religious movies, games and refreshments.
This has influenced the whole pattern of church life, and even brought into being a new type of church architecture, designed to house the golden calf.
So we have the strange anomaly of orthodoxy in creed and heterodoxy in practice. The striped-candy technique has been so fully integrated into our present religious thinking that it is simply taken for granted. Its victims never dream that it is not a part of the teachings of Christ and His apostles.
Any objection to the carryings on of our present golden-calf Christianity is met with the triumphant reply, "But we are winning them!" And winning them to what? To true discipleship? To cross-carrying? To self-denial? To separation from the world? To crucifixion of the flesh? To holy living? To nobility of character? To a despising of the world's treasures? To hard self-discipline? To love for God? To total committal to Christ? Of course the answer to all these questions is no."
From chapter 30 of "Man - The Dwelling Place of God" by A.W. Tozer (1960)
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False preachers and false doctrines abounding, ALL using the HOLY BIBLE to support their teachings. In this busy world how is one to be sure of who is who, the TRUE prophet vs the FALSE profit? Is there an "acid test" if you will, that I and the TRUE REMNANT saints can apply to each and every voice in every pulpit and KNOW if they be sent by YEHOVAH?
I've mentioned this to you before. Thankfully there is a way, anyone can discern, is he/she from YEHOVAH? Or is he/she a legend in their own mind? The decisive text is found in Jeremiah, the 23 chapter.

Jer 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
Jer 23:21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
Jer 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Verse 22 is the deciding text, beloved. The TRUE VOICE OF YEHOVAH speaking through the TRUE PROPHET. The TRUE PROPHET stands in the COUNSEL of GOD. HE listens to HIM, in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. There is no philosophy on his/her tongue. They are quiet, as they stand before GOD and GOD alone, and hear HIS words, and not the words of men. They have one and only one well spring of TRUTH, the very heart of GOD, that has been pleading to mankind since the Garden of Eden. TURN FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS AND EVIL DOINGS. The very same message you shared above. REPENT!! or you shall likewise perish. If this is missing from their lips, they are false prophets. FALSE.
There is not ONE EXCEPTION to this in the entire Bible. Oh yes, some were forth telling. But all cried out for the children of YEHOVAH TO REPENT! Why? Because except one REPENT (stop sinning), they have no narrow gate into the wonderful world of GRACE. They are bound for HELL without hope!
Oh my, my, my. IT'S NOT COMPLICATED! The word of GOD gets complicated ONLY when it is added too or taken from.
Now I ask you, and your readers, compare the "church" today, with the "Body of CHRIST" in the New Testament. Are there any similarities? Hardly any, as you and they well know. We also know there is a remnant. But they are few and far between! So who is true and who is false? 99.3% world wide, are false by comparison. That is how bad the deception is. 40,000 denominations (divisions) and growing. Come out from them, is the Bible cry. The Apostle's words. COME OUT.
How can I make such a claim? How many today, look like what we find in ACTS and beyond? Look at the 7 churches in the REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST! And where are they today?: Those 7 churches? All are in ruin. How much awaits for these modern day profits, and their emporiums of DECEPTION.
REPENT, OR YOU SHALL LIKEWISE perish! If that is not my message, your message (I know of course this is your heart), anyone's message, WE ARE FALSE PROPHETS (PROFITS).
TRUE PROPHETS are preaching HIS kingdom, because how they live is more powerful than their words, and they are despised by all that is called "church" world wide. But watch, WATCH!!!! These mega palaces of deception are about to fall. Because they are kingdoms of men, they will CRASH. We see it now. This pangimick has caused thousands of them to close, some for good. They are going into "foreclosure". Their religious business called "church" has no customers. The false profits have no income. And the lost among them are crying out it is the hand of satan. WRONG Those who truly love GOD are discovering they can serve HIM without the debauchery described by Peter, Jude, the LORD and all TRUE BIBLE PROPHETS. Many of the church folks are having to completely realign their thinking. For some, they are beginning to hear the ONE WHO LEADS AND GUIDES INTO ALL TRUTH. And HIS name is NOT PASTOR. HALLELUYAH!!!!

2Ch 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2Ch 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

HIS ears are not open, because HIS people, called by HIS name have not TURNED, from their evil ways and doings. Such a stellar hallmark text and test. So simple. So clear. So thorough. Yet those who today TAKE HIS NAME IN VAIN by preaching another gospel, will not hear to it. Why? PRIDE and GREED. So be it. So be it. Be it done unto us, according to HIS word, and not the words spiritual sewage that flows like rivers from the mouths of these modern day "church" heroes. Oh how we need an awakening. d hope that in speaking HIS TRUTH a few more may be saved. Souls. SOULS! Lost souls, of church people....... 😢
Lahry Sibley


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