more pentecostal than the pentecostals: a testimony

The following came as a comment under one of my articles – a trip in charismania.  There are so many similarities in our experiences. Again, another eye witness to the false prophetic, healing, charismatic, etc. Since I put this up I have noticed some misunderstanding about this testimony so I want to clarify for future or repeat readers. This is not a crack against Pentecostals. Nor is the author taking a stand against practices taught in the bible for prayer, forgiveness, sin, intercession, healing, etc. She is speaking from 35 years spent in the false and excesses of those teachings, which I refer to as charismania.  Following the article is a great discussion that I had with someone who came upon this article. It was an opportunity that I had to explain the differences and hash it out a little more.  If time permits, you may want to have a look at our discussion in the comments section.

mk

I love to see people coming out and not going in…..to all this deception and craziness. For me it was 35 years! More Pentecostal than the Pentecostals! I ‘ministered’ in many areas and travelled the world….until I began to cry out for God to show me His truth through the Holy Spirit.

There were too many strange and bizarre happenings based on experience that didn’t line up with the Word of God. Satan and his demons always made sure all my expectations were fulfilled in the areas of feeling warm and fuzzy and causing supernatural things to happen. After all the Bible describes him as an angel of light….that makes it difficult to tell the difference between truth and deception….that is of course if one is not measuring everything by the Word.

I worked in the area of ‘breaking generational curses’….’setting people free from freemasonry, cults, sickness etc’ I was recognised as a’prophet’ and a lot of the ’stuff’ I forecast was totally true……(BUT coming from demonic powers). I ‘delivered’ people from demons and took them back in their memory so they could be healed by ‘jesus’.
I could go on and on but there is no need and the only reason I share this much is to try and help others who are deceived like me. Now, after having studied the Word, like I should have done in the first place instead of looking for experiences and listening to men, I know without a doubt….I was operating under demonic guidance and was nothing but a clairvoyant and deceived person. There are no generational curses, we cant use excuses for our behaviour and need to call it sin and repent…there are however consequences for making ungodly choices but Jesus became that curse for us (and anyway it was God who ordained curses and blessings for a certain time and generation in the old Testament) when He died on the cross.

We cannot ’stand in the gap’ as it were and repent on behalf of our country or another person….only that person can repent for his own sins. We cannot ‘bind’ satan or demons..that is taken from twisted scripture. The only time satan is bound is in Revelation by an angel and thrown into the pit. You cannot ‘break the power of freemasonry’ over someone….you do not have that power! Reading through screeds of renunciation papers will not set anyone free! The only way they can be freed is by God in His sovereign grace giving them the gift of repentance….that’s right, we even have to rely on Him for that!

We can’t ‘heal’ people from memories in their past…..the jesus who appears to comfort is a counterfeit and no where in scripture does it say we are to try and do that. Paul says…this one thing I do…..FORGETTING what lies behind, I press on, toward the goal. We are to lay our burdens down ….not go searching deep within our souls for past hurts and wounds. We are not to seek self satisfaction or to try and love ourselves…(that all based on man and psychology) We already love ourselves…too much….. but we are to take up our cross daily and follow Christ.
We are not to use some cultish babble in our prayers to God, Paul was chastising the Corinthian church for going back to their pagan ways and speaking in ecstatic tongues so they could have a mind altering experience. The Mormons and different cults and religions do this today….why oh why would we want to do this and waste hours in deception thinking we are talking to God when Jesus showed us plainly how we are to pray. “Our Father who art in Heaven”

Oh there is so much more….the totally plain and simple reason for all that happened during that soooo special time in history was to prove Jesus was the Messiah come to earth as had already been foretold many years ago………and the miracles for the Jews, but they still didn’t believe, so the Gentiles were grafted in.

To all those who have ‘come out’ I say “Praise God” but make sure you study the Word and grow in the ways of God. To those of you who are searching, can I please say…..don’t hang around any longer, get yourself out of that Pentecostal environment as fast as you can. We are living in a time like never before and we have been warned so many times that this was going to happen. The worst part is people don’t want the truth, they are listening to seducing spirits.

Remember everything we need to live this life in a Godly way is in His Word. He has spoken through it and doesn’t need messed up men and women to add to His Word. It is finished! All we need for life and Godliness is there.

Blessings

generational curses ..???

Generational Curses/Sin of Ancestors

Many teach that Christians are subject to choices and sins of their family members, choices they themselves never made by persons they never met.  This teaching is applied when a person has a problem overcoming certain behaviors, sin and situations, or when it continues in the family line such as divorce, alcoholism, poverty, etc.

The bible does in fact teach of generational sin, or sin that is passed through the family line.  However, the bible is specific on who this applies to and who it does not.

Deuteronomy 28 is used to support the idea that curses exist over believers, including generational curses.  These blessings and curses were specifically for the Jewish nation, curses imposed for those who would not obey the teachings of the whole law.   New Testament believers are not under the law, but under grace.  It is a different dispensation and this Old Testament teaching does not apply to New Testament believers. In fact, Jesus himself became the curse for us and in our faith we are blessed of Abraham.

Galatians 3:13, 14

13Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

With Christ, the old covenant was passed away.

Hebrews 8:11-14

11 Christ came as a High Priest of the good things to come with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.  13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling of unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Is the shed blood of Jesus not good enough to remove all sins?

Deuteronomy 5:9 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me.

Put in context, this is one of the Ten Commandments. The particular scripture refers to the idol worship of carved images; however, it has been used to prove that curses are passed through generations. But continue reading into verse 10 –

10showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

So, the Lord says here He will show mercy to those who love Him. Don’t believers and the repentant love Him?

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law, you have fallen from grace.

God deals with us as individuals. There is nothing in the New Testament to tell us that believers are held accountable or subject to sins of ancestors and generational curses.  This includes pacts or oaths taken in secret societies and those practicing the occult. There is nothing to substantiate soul ties or that it is necessary to break them or that it is necessary to have the guidance of another person to lead someone through prayers. It is futile and unbiblical to take a person through his lifetime and that of his ancestors seeking for reasons of his suffering.  We suffer because we exist in a fallen world!  Christ is our hope!

2 Corinthians 5:17 If anyone be in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

It is ridiculous to suggest in light of the true power of God that any of us are subject to the curse of a witch or better yet, “Christian” curses!

Colossians 2:10 You are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power.

Colossians 2:15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

God knows the heart of the repentant. Some people need to come into the full knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ, some need to renew their minds, others need to stop sinning or stop whining.  There are valid reasons why Christians struggle – in this world we will have tribulation – by the words of Jesus.  The disciples suffered tremendously and preached the gospel under horrendous conditions and considered themselves blessed.

1 Peter 4:14  If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.