The Great Falling
Paul said this almost 2000yrs ago.
2 Thessalonians 2:
we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by
our gathering together unto him,
2: That ye be not soon shaken in
mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as
from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3: Let no man deceive
you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a
falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of
For a very long time I believed that the Great Falling Away spoken of
in the Bible had happened during the dark ages and I taught this message
because I believed it to be true. But the Lord woke me up in my mind to
realizing what is taking place right under our noses. Jesus said that
there would come a time that there would be a famine for the Word of God.
I had always believed that this famine would come because people would not
be able to have a Bible, basically to be deprived from hearing the Word. I
didn't realize that the famine could come while people are still holding
the Bible in their hands and this seems to be the case.
It is easy to see apostasy in the doctrines such as Mormonism or
Jehovah's Witnesses. These doctrines have made great strides in America in
our time and have added many new converts to themselves, but there is
another doctrine that is swallowing up Christianity and deceit is in their
lips. This doctrine crosses denominational lines and barriers and takes up
roots in almost every kind of Church in America. It works through people
that are easy to like and who appear to have it all together. They are
very inspirational at times and preach a message that is mixed with truth
and untruth to the point that people are deceived into believing that
their messages are true. We end up with a famine for the truth because we
don't hear it being preached. The sad thing is that because some of their
false teachings have become so popular I myself have taught some of these
teachings. I did this by not taking time to examine what was being taught.
I simply believed that the messages must be true because so many people
were teaching and saying the same thing.
God help us and please try to bear with me on this matter and consider
the truth that I am about to share with you in the following things that I
am going to share. I have many good friends and relatives that believe
these false teachings and I love all of them very much. It is because of
my love for every one that I cannot help but be a good watchman and
declare the truth.
False Doctrines that are destroying Christianity in our world today are
to blame for "the great falling away" or apostasy that Paul spoke of and
is going across America and the World. This falling away from the faith is
caused by doctrines that strip the word from people's hearts and drag them
into apostasy and evil desire. One of the religions that does this is the
"Word of Faith" movement. This movement is so large that it controls
almost everything that is seen as Christianity on television. To sit down
and watch Christian TV to this day is to expose your self to a tremendous
amount of poison. Much in the same way that Liberals control the media on
most TV stations they own and control who is going to be on their
networks. If they have an opposing view from their false teachings then
they do not get on their network. If someone does manage to get on their
network that is opposed to "Word of Faith" teaching it is placed late at
night so that the multitudes cannot see. There are a few that do get on
but they never challenge the networks main believe and that is the
The "Word of Faith" movement manages to get into other Christian's
minds because it is placed right before their eyes on TV programs.
It is that old monster that Jesus spoke of called "Mammon", the god of
money. He is at work and is probably the most powerful false god of this
world, pulling Christians into many hurtful desires. The "Word of Faith"
preaches a heaven on earth philosophy that seeks to give a Christian their
mansions on earth rather than having to wait to get to heaven to get the
one that Jesus has prepared for them.
Do I seem to mean spirited? The Bible teaches us to cry out when the
wolf comes. If I cried wolf and didn't tell you where he was I wouldn't be
much of a watchman. Jesus would do as much if he were here in the flesh.
He warned the early church of the hypocrisy of the Temple leaders,
exposing their wickedness before them and the people. This made a lot of
people angry because millions of the people of Israel looked up to these
leaders as being appointed of God because of their positions. Positions do
not mean anything in the kingdom of God if godly people do not sit in
them. Just because someone is considered to be a great man of God by the
people does not mean that they are. I once had a man tell me this, "You
tell me that God talks to you? Why would God talk to you? You are not a
Television Preacher, you ain't nobody". He was right in the sense that I
am nobody. But he was wrong about me having to be a TV preacher in order
to hear the voice of God. This is the kind of deception that is going on.
Apparently if you are not on TV you are not worth listening to. The
following will give you an idea of the apostasy that is taking
E.W. Kenyon the founder of the "Word of Faith" doctrine writes in his
book called "The Two Kinds Of Life" some interesting and alarming things.
These statements are made on page 143 under the title " A NEW TYPE OF
The following is word for word from that page.
"Discerning men and women have been asking for a new type of
Christianity. They do not want a new philosophy or a new metaphysical
concept of Christ, but an unveiling of the reality that was seen in Jesus
in His earth walk.
We have looked back for it, but it is not in the
past. The early Church did not have the thing for which hearts are
You understand that the early Church did not have the Pauline
Revelation of Christ, of His Substitution, of the body of Christ, or of
His ministry at the right hand of the Father for us.
They had the
contact of the three years of Christ's earth walk. They were New
Creations; they had experienced all that God reveals to us through Paul,
but they did not understand. They knew of his death on the cross. They had
seen it. They knew of His resurrection as a reality. They had eaten with
Him, walked with Him, and fellowshipped with Him after His resurrection.
They had seen Him ascend. They were present on the day of Pentecost when
the Holy Spirit came to the earth, when the Church was born.
did not know that they were New Creations, however. They had first-hand
Sense Knowledge evidence of everything that took place. They did not know
that they were the righteousness of God in Christ. They had marvelous
experiences but did not know what caused it.
They were not walking by
faith then. They were walking by sight, by hearing, and by
John says: "That which was from the beginning, that which we
have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld,
and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life."1st John
The early Church walked in the realm of the senses. God permitted
it because the fuller Revelation had not been given.
Revelation did not get into the hands of the Church until after the
beginning of the second century."
By E.W. Kenyon
This is no different than the Mormon Church that claims to have another
or different New Testament. Notice that Kenyon's claims are that the early
church didn't understand the Gospel? You mean the 12 Apostles didn't
understand, only Paul did, and the rest were completely ignorant of the
true revelation from God? "Whew" it seems that somebody didn't read the
You see Paul himself went to the other disciples to see if he was
preaching the right message.
Galatians 2: 1: Then fourteen years
after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me
2: And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that
gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were
of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in
Paul checked his message alongside the disciples to see if his message
was right. How could we believe that His message was different from the
other disciples? How could E.W. Kenyon possibly believe that he had a new
revelation on Christian living that the Apostles didn't understand? Did he
say this because the scriptures that the apostles wrote did not match up
to his new understanding? Could we possibly believe that the truth was
not given to the Apostles but is now given to E.W. Kenyon?
"Whew" Does this remind you a little bit of Joseph Smith and other false
prophets that come up with a so-called new understanding of the
When it comes to Prophecy I do believe that there will be a greater
revealing of the end-times, but I do not claim to have all the answers to
these mysteries. There is a great difference between events in the future
and our daily living that God requires from us to walk in. Our daily walk
with God has a great effect on the body of Christ as well as the world. We
are the light of the world according to teachings of Jesus.
To correct E.W. Kenyon's thinking we go to a scripture that Paul
himself taught in the Word of God.
2nd Timothy: 4: 3:
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after
their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
This really seems to fit with what Kenyon himself says at the
top of this article. He says, "Discerning men and women have been asking
for a new type of Christianity." Does this mean that people
no longer look to the original teachings of the 12 Disciples to find what
they want from God? This seems to be the case. He goes on to say, "We have
looked back for it, but it is not in the past. The early Church did not
have the thing for which hearts are craving." This is saying that the
Early Church with the 12 Disciples and the other Apostles did not have the
right teachings to satisfy the desires of men. Apparently according to
Kenyon's belief all they need is a new doctrine that will meet the
requirements to satisfy the desires of men. And so it seems that he
invented one to do this and it worked, because the doctrines that Kenyon
invented have been followed by most of the TV ministers we see today. Many
of these are teaching a teaching that comes from E.W. Kenyon that believed
that the Gospel that was once delivered to the saints was not sufficient,
it wasn't good enough to meet the needs of mankind. This is a far cry from
what Jude had to say.
Jude: 1: 3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence
to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write
unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the
faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
that we are to contend for in this scripture is speaking specifically
about the Gospel that was being preached, which was also called the faith
at that time.
Should we look for another Gospel? Paul said this about other Gospels
and the results of some one that teaches them.
Galatians 1: 6: I
marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace
of Christ unto another gospel:
7: Which is not another;
but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the
gospel of Christ.
8: But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him
9: As we said before, so say I now again, If any man
preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him
In order to prove or demonstrate the apostasy that is in these
teachings I will start with one that causes a tremendous amount of pain
and suffering to the sick and also to the poor. The belief that we are
already healed and that we are all supposed to be extremely prosperous is
a perverted Gospel that is killing the children of God and bringing
terrible destruction to the body of Christ.
Number one if a teaching is a false teaching and we support it and
share it with others we ourselves become false prophets. It would be
impossible for us to have favor with God while being a false prophet; it
would be absurd to believe that we could. So carefully consider what I am
about to share with you. The first one we will approach is the teaching
that we are already healed. Does the Bible really say that we are already
healed? This teaching is drawn from Isaiah 53 verses 4 -6. In the King
James it reads:
4: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our
sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and
5: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised
for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed.
6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we
have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all.
According to the Word of Faith movement verse 4 of this chapter is
saying that Jesus bore or carried our sickness and sorrow to the cross. It
was there that he came down with every illness that was known to mankind
and died on the cross to obtain our healing. If this were the meaning of
this scripture I would be glad to accept it but this scripture definitely
does not mean this at all. We get the meaning of this scripture not from
your commentary or some preacher's opinion but from Matthew himself a
disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the 8th chapter of
Matthew we find that the first part of verse 4 pertaining to the lord
carrying sickness and sorrow was fulfilled sometime before Jesus ever went
to cross. Let's read what Matthew said.
Matthew 8:16: When the even
was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and
he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were
17: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias
the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our
The word fulfilled means that it happened as the scriptures had said
and this was the end of it. We do not need another meaning for this
scripture. To understand the whole verse let's look at it again.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
What this is saying is that Jesus came to Israel and healed the sick
and took away their disease and that by doing so he took away their
sorrows that accompany sickness. The prophet Isaiah was describing what
the Messiah would be like when he came and what he would do. In other
words how the children of Israel would be able to recognize him when he
came. Isaiah 53 verse 4 explained that they would be able to recognize him
because he would heal all the sick and take away their sorrows. This he
did and according to Matthew proved beyond a shadow of doubt that Jesus
was the Messiah to come. The last part of this verse is telling us that in
spite of the love and mercy he showed toward Israel by healing so many
they still believed that Jesus was a false prophet and should die on the
cross for blasphemy. Even though he had worked all of these wonderful
miracles they still said crucify him and made remarks such as physician
heal thy self. If you are the Son of God deliver yourself from the cross.
They believed that Jesus was getting the justice that God wanted him to
So verse 4 of Isaiah 53 does not mean what the Word of Faith people
believe and teach. They go on to the next verse that says;
he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are
Because they assumed that they were right on verse 4 they also assumed
that this verse only verifies what they already believed. By his stripes
we are healed. He went to the cross to take our punishments for our sins.
You see the chastisement of our peace was upon him. He was bruised
because of our sins. Is it a sin to be sick? Some of the Word of Faith
people seems to think so. But is sickness a sin? Has God ever punished the
sick because they were sick? You see there has never been a punishment for
being sick. Why would Jesus have to suffer the beatings that he took for
sickness if sickness carried no punishment? The stripes on his back from
the whip were for our sins not for our sicknesses. In Deuteronomy 25: 1-3
we find the reason Jesus suffered stripes. The Law of Moses required that
a person that was found guilty of being wicked must be beaten with
stripes, not to exceed forty. Jesus was found guilty by the Law for being
wicked and suffered for the worst kind of wickedness for all of
Jesus never had to go to the cross to give us healing of the body. God
had been healing sickness and disease all the way from the beginning of
mankind. We see all kinds of accounts of this in the Old Testament; some
were even raised from the dead by the prophets. God has always had the
ability to heal us at his own discretion and still has the right to do
this without Jesus going to the cross. The thing that separated us from
God was not sickness but it was sin. It was necessary for Jesus to die for
our sins on the cross, but not for sickness.
"With his stripes we are healed" is speaking of being healed from the
disease of the soul called sin.
Mk: 2:17: When Jesus heard it, he
saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but
they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to
In this scripture Jesus is referring to the sinner
being sick in sin and needing to be healed through repentance. When we
were born again we were healed from the power of sin. In the book of
Psalms David prayed for God to heal his soul.
Ps: 41:4: I said,
LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned
Going back to Isaiah 53 and continuing with the 6th verse we
see by the context that it was sin that was the problem not sickness.
Isaiah is explaining the reason for the cross. Notice what he says and
does not say. He says that we were like sheep that had gone astray but he
did not say that we were sick. He says that our iniquities were laid on
him, it he does not say that our sickness were laid on him.
we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to
his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us
Does God still heal? Absolutely he has never changed but we must ask
him for it. It isn't something that we can claim because it has already
happened. But it is given out of his love for us when we are in trouble.
Remember he was already in the healing business long before he went to the
What is wrong with believing that we are already healed? This doctrine
promotes people to act like Job's comforters toward the sick. They say
things like, all you have to do is confess it. If someone doesn't confess
to being healed when he or she says they are sick they are accused of a
lack of faith and are criticized rather than cared for and comforted. If
someone dies from sickness in a family the family members feel responsible
because they didn't say it right or claim it or didn't have the faith. If
we are responsible for someone's life because of not saying it right then
I guess we would be murderers as well, right? Wrong, God has not already
healed us and the healing power is in his hands not ours. God still does
according to his good pleasure no matter what we may attempt to claim or
do. To teach that we are already healed because of the cross is a false
doctrine and lays many hurtful burdens upon the sick. We shouldn't teach
it, don't be a false prophet.
The fruit of the spirit is not found in this teaching. The fruit of the
true spirit of God would be love, kindness and comfort toward the sick,
not condemnation and blame. This is the very thing that woke me up
concerning this teaching. I have seen it with my own eyes over and over
again. This is the very thing that caused me to search it out to find the
truth for myself and I have. The false teaching of the Word of Faith
movement not only condemns the sick; but condemns the poor as well.
Believe me when I say that if we do this to the sick and the poor we are
touching a very important issue with the Lord and could provoke his anger
toward us for it.
The evil that is found in this teaching is that it robs a sick persons
faith in God's love for them while they are still sick wondering what is
wrong with themselves. The Word of Faith teaching is a thief and a robber.
It protects the minister but does not protect the victim and I do mean
victim, not patient. Since they teach that you are already healed you must
confess it to be healed. If you confess it and you are still not healed
they say that you just don't have enough faith. If you say you have faith
and don't confess it then they say that you didn't confess it. The blame
is always placed on the shoulders of the person that is sick. Now faith
healing turns into blame.
A modern day faith healer teaches you that you must say that you are
healed in order for you to receive your healing. He then forms a prayer
line and prays for the sick. Then he asks everyone if they had received
their healing, duh? He just told them that in order to receive it they had
to say that they were healed so the congregation watching this assumes
that they must have all been healed. The Preacher is always protected.
People hear of some of these people not being healed and they are accused
of losing their healing. It is a no-lose situation for the ministers
themselves they can always say that you didn't have faith, it is never
that they didnt tell you the truth. One minister says, Well it ain't God's
fault that you didn't get healed. This shifts the eye from blaming the
minister to saying that a person that was not healed is accusing God.
These people that teach this stuff are nothing more than con-artist and
very talented indeed. Their false teachings does not change the fact that
God does heal today, he changes not. But it is not accomplished through
formulas, the tongue, the lips, or your hands but only through calling on
a God that loves you. If it doesn't happen we still trust him for his love
Hundred-fold and what it means
There are many that teach that a hundred-fold would be to take
something and fold it a hundred times which would mean that if you fold
something once that it would become two, then to fold it again would make
it four and so on. But the word hundred-fold in the Greek means to
multiply it by one hundred.
Word Origin: Greek, Adjective,
Strong #: 1542
- hundred-fold, a hundred times as much
The idea that God will give us a hundred times back for every dollar
that we give is a common teaching amongst the evil evangelist that are
stealing every dollar they can get from the people. Preying on the poor
and giving them false hopes and dreams to their despair. Let me share with
you what this would mean and try to explain it in simple terms. First
let's look at the mathematics of this idea.
My wife and I gave over 3,000 dollars in 2003 in tithes and offerings.
For God to give me a return for just this one year multiplied a hundred
times would be 300,000 dollars. This would be just for this year alone.
This is over a quarter of a million dollars, which is 250,000 dollars, for
the three thousand that I gave in offerings for one year. Now if God were
to wait on blessing me with the 300,000 dollars and I were to give 3,000
every year for just four years I would have given 12,000 dollars. If he
were to give me a hundred-fold return for just these four years I should
receive 1,200,000 dollars. I would be a millionaire in just four
years for paying a normal amount of tithes and offerings. Is this the
message that God is giving us? If this were the case Christians would be
the envy of America. Money is the god of most Americans today and it is to
many in the Church as well.
Well what are the scriptures talking about in Matthew 19:27-29 and Mark
Let's read through both of these and compare what is
27: Then answered Peter and said unto him,
Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall
we have therefore?
28: And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man
shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29: And every one that
hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or
wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an
hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have
29: And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father,
or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the
30: But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time,
houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
A distinction is made in Matthew's version because he explains that
Jesus has promised that the 12 disciples would judge the 12 tribes of
Israel at the final judgement. In Matthew it also includes wife and Mark
doesn't say wife in his version of this conversation. In Mark's version he
said that they would receive a hundred-fold now in this time and he also
included persecutions along with it whereas Matthew didn't tell us this
part of it.
The question is; what is Jesus talking about? Well we must also include
the fact that in both accounts of this conversation that Jesus had just
told the rich young ruler that he would have to sell what he had and give
it to the poor. He also said that he would have treasure in heaven if he
would take up his cross and follow Jesus. The man couldn't do it. Jesus
went on to explain how hard it was for people that had earthly riches.
That it was almost impossible to enter the kingdom of Heaven. He said that
it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it was
for a rich man to accept Jesus.
After Peter had explained to Jesus that him and the others had given up
everything to follow him Jesus gave the scriptures about a hundred-fold.
The idea behind this is not giving ten dollars in the offering and
expecting to receive a thousand dollars for it. It is about people who
have had to make great sacrifices in order to serve God. If God requires
you to give up everything in this world he will reward you for it a
hundred-fold in heaven. In Mark's version he said "in this time." This
simply means that from the moment we surrender these things to God that we
have treasure stored up in heaven "right now." Jesus told the rich young
ruler that he would have treasure in heaven and that meant "right then."
We are storing up treasure in heaven every time we give up something for
God on this earth.
Many of the Jews that became Christians at the time of Jesus lost their
families and friends. They lost their inheritance from their parents if
they had any coming. They lost their social status among the Jews and were
commonly rejected. They were often driven out of their homes and lands and
had to go somewhere else to live. It was very hard. But Jesus was telling
them that all of this suffering and persecution was going to be worth it
all when they get to heaven. This same kind of rejection also came to many
of the Gentiles in other lands that had left idolatry to follow Christ. In
lands that worshipped other gods this offended the worshippers of these
gods. Another part of this is the fact that when you give up family to
serve God that you receive a much larger family in the Kingdom of God, the
Church. In the family of God we have many mothers, brothers, sisters and
loved ones. We find many places to live among the brethren and the many
lands that the Body of Christ lives in. There is much more than a
hundred-fold in this promise.
Paul said in Rom: 8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this
present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be
revealed in us.
Our treasure is in heaven not in this present world. Jesus and the
Apostles warned us against desiring riches and materialism in this present
We might then ask about the term pressed down and shaken together. This
is another scripture that is misused in an effort to sell the common
so-called prosperity movement. Let's go to that scripture.
Lk: 6:38: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be
measured to you again.
Once again we must look at the context in which this scripture is
given. What is Jesus talking about? The two verses right before this verse
36: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is
37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and
ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Then it says:
38: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good
measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over, shall men
give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it
shall be measured to you again.
The thought behind this is that if you want to receive mercy then you
should give mercy. Or that if you don't judge others you won't be judged
if we don't condemn, we will not be condemned, if we forgive then we shall
be forgiven. And that if we will give this to others that we will receive
it again from others as well. Not just a little bit but the same measure
pressed down and shaken together and running over.
In order to understand this. Some things like clothes in order to get
more in a basket for it to be full we would have press down on them in
order to get something else into it. Shaken together means that it would
be like a basket of grain that we shake and bounce on a table to fill it
up completely to get as much as we can get into it. To the Jews running
over meant that a cup had been filled so full to the top that if you were
to pick it up you would be running the risk of spilling it. This is the
concept of this teaching. That what ever you give, whether it is good or
bad it is going to come back to you with a full measure of
whatever you give. Notice that it said that with the same
measure it would be measured to you again. Even in giving money to
help someone this scripture does not promise a greater return but will
give back exactly what you put into it. It isn't talking about an avenue
to gain riches or wealth.
What about seed faith?
2nd Corinthians 9: 6: But this I say, He which soweth
sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall
reap also bountifully.
This verse is the same as the same measure that we just
read about in Luke 6: 38. That what you put into it is what you will get
in return. If you plant one grain of corn you get one corn plant, if you
plant one field of corn you will get one field of corn, not two. Gal:
6:7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap.
Continuing with 2nd Corinthians 9:
7: Every man according
as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of
necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8: And God is able to make
all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all
things, may abound to every good work:
9: (As it is written, He hath
dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth
10: Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister
bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits
of your righteousness;)
11: Being enriched in every thing to all
bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the
saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed
subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution
unto them, and unto all men;
The scriptures that you have just read explain that if we sow sparingly
that we will reap sparingly. It also goes on to explain that God will
increase what we are able to sow if given in the right spirit. To give to
get wealth would be wrong; to give because we love would be right. God
loves a cheerful giver and will increase a person that will be willing to
take the increase and give it to someone in need. But he is not required
to do so. God is still sovereign and does according to his good pleasure.
We do not have a formula that demands God or forces God to do anything
that he doesn't want to do. Notice in verse 8 of the above scriptures that
Paul said that God is able not that God is required. Our
part is to trust God in all things. In these same scriptures Paul is
asking the Church in Corinth to share what things they could to help the
Church in Jerusalem that was starving to death. The whole point behind all
of this teaching is that if they will help the starving Church in
Jerusalem that God is able to help them if they ever get in the same
We must consider that Jesus went to great lengths to warn about the
consequences of desiring riches and what it does to a person.
13:22: He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the
word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of
riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your
Lk: 12:15: And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of
covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the
things which he possesseth.
27: Consider the lilies how they grow: they
toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28: If then God so clothe the
grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven;
how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
29: And seek
not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of
30: For all these things do the nations of the world
seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these
31: But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things
shall be added unto you.
32: Fear not, little flock; for it is your
Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33: Sell that ye have,
and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in
the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth
34: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be
The Lord's own brother, James had a perfect understanding of seeking
materialism. These are some of the scriptures that give us a warning to
9: Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is
10: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the
flower of the grass he shall pass away.
11: For the sun is no sooner
risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower
thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also
shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
The Evangelist and ministers that are teaching the Church today to give
to them in order to become prosperous are going to face the judgement of
all mighty God on judgement day for their horrible sins. Many own jet
planes, Mercedes and very expensive cars, live in homes that costs
millions, own million dollar condo's and do this at the expense of the
poor and needy. The poor and needy are giving with the hope of coming out
of their poverty but just like bingo or gambling their money doesn't
return with the dividends that are promised to them. Most of the times do
not break even. It is a sad thing that this deception is taking place but
it is happening to millions every day. There is one consolation that every
time someone gives to the Lord they are storing up treasure in heaven as
long as they are giving in order to please him and not giving to get
The health and wealth movement in America despises the poor the same as
the rich in James 2: 6. They place heavy burdens just like the Pharisees
and will not use one finger to lift any of these burdens from those that
are poor. The poor are criticized and accused as having no faith by the
so-called faith movement and are left not only poor but accused by people
they love for being poor. Robert Tilton said that it is a sin to be poor.
This all adds to their misery and is not a fruit of the spirit in fact it
is of the Devil. It is the same thing that Job's comforters did to him
while he was in the same situation. This is why I have written this
article and I am preaching the things that I am preaching. I love the
people of God's church everyone not just a few and I am concerned that we
all abide in the truth so that we can please the Heavenly Father the way
James: 2:5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor
of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath
promised to them that love him?
6: But ye have despised the poor. Do
not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment
James: 5:1: Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your
miseries that shall come upon you.
2: Your riches are corrupted, and
your garments are motheaten.
Jesus taught us to beware of the deceitfulness of riches yet the
prosperity message persuades men to seek after wealth in this world. Jesus
told us to set our affections on things above, to have treasure in
There are many ministers on TV that will tell you that God will give
you a special anointing if you send them a donation of so much. Some say
that God will bless your finances, some even go so far as to say that God
will heal you if you send them money. The things that they are putting a
price tag on are the gifts of God to men. God takes care of us because he
loves us, we do not have to buy it from some Evangelist on television. It
is easy to sit back and notice that the sellers of merchandise in God's
kingdom today are the TV ministers. Jesus told the Pharisees that they had
made his house a den of thieves and the Word of Faith people are doing the
same thing in the Body of Christ today. I would run from this doctrine as
fast as my spiritual legs could carry me.
But, did you ever think of the sin that we ourselves commit when we
give these preachers money in order to receive a special anointing or
anything similar to it? When Simon the sorcerer offered to buy the Holy
Spirit from Peter he was answered with sharp rebuke.
Acts: 8:18: And
when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy
Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19: Saying, Give me also this
power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy
20: But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because
thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right
in the sight of God.
22: Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and
pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven
Anything that we receive from God cannot be bought with
money, it is a sin to think so.
How many of these ministers while teaching their prosperity message
tell you that it would be good for you to give your money to the poor? Do
they tell you that if you have a poor neighbor that you would be better
off to give money to them? God would tell you that, I will tell you that.
The TV Evangelist will tell you that God wants you to give to them, that
the Lord says so. While they live in million dollar homes, own jet planes
and condos they ask for money from the poor and the suffering. They lie to
the poor and tell them to give their money to them and when God doesn't
give them money and a poor person is to write to them and tell them that
it didn't work. You are right. They say you just didn't have enough faith,
send us a little more money and we will pray for you. It is a no-lose
situation if you are on the butter end of the stick, but it is the poor
and the desperate that are buttering that sick without getting a return
The only way you can come out on top in the Word of Faith prosperity
message is to become a preacher yourself and tell others to give to you so
that they can be blessed. It is a pyramid of preachers getting rich off of
the people and leaving them hanging high and dry. This is why so many
preachers have become Word of Faith preachers. They are filled with a lust
for earthly wealth and have figured out how to get it. And you and I are
their source of wealth, not God. If you are a false teacher you may have
money and all the wealth in the world, but what you don't have is God's
favor and there will be a judgement day at the return of the Lord. Your
friends may not tell you this, but you see I love you and the Lord does
to. If you are going to help someone with money don't give it to some
preacher that is building a kingdom on this earth. Give it to the poor and
Ye are gods
Jn: 10:34: Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
As born again believers we are responsible for what we believe and teach and will face God in the judgement. All false teachers and prophets will go into the lake of fire. Let us consider what we teach. One such teaching is the teaching that teaches we are gods. When we leave the faith we are no longer protected by Grace.
Kenneth Copeland has taught the following:
That we do not have a god in us but that we are a God.
"You don't have a God in you. You are one!" - The Force of Love audiotape
He goes on to say that Adam was God manifest in the flesh.
"God's reason for creating
Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a reproduction of
Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He did just that. He was not a little
like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even.
. . . Adam is as much like God as you could get, just the same as Jesus. .
. . Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested in the flesh."
Following the Faith of Abraham I, side 1
Kenneth Hagin also says, "in the new birth God imparts his very nature,
substance and being to our human spirits" and he says that, "every
born-again man is an incarnation, as much an incarnation of God as Jesus."
He goes further to say that, "the church is Christ. It is the incarnation
of Christ, and we need to realize that in order to save the world."
Notice that he said that every born-again man is an incarnation, as
much an incarnation of God as Jesus. He goes on to say that the church is
Christ. In both cases he is wrong, every born-again man is not an
incarnation of God as much as Jesus Christ, neither is the church the
incarnation of God or Jesus. This teaching is not just another opinion of
the Gospel and to be treated as different strokes for different folks but
should be treated as a doctrine of demons and should be shunned and
rejected. Those that are teaching this are teaching a doctrine from Satan
himself. It is as bad as a Jehovah's witness and should not be allowed in
our homes. The teachers of such a doctrine are to be warned of God's
coming judgement on their souls for continuing to preach such a
What does the scripture say about human beings being "called"
gods?Jn:10:34: Jesus answered them, Is it not written in
your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35: If he called them gods, unto whom
the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36: Say ye of
him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou
blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Strongs Concordance says this about the word "gods" in the New
gods: 2316 qeovß
Word Origin: Greek, Noun Masculine,
Strong #: 2316
1.a god or goddess,
a general name of deities
2. the Godhead, trinity
God the Father, the
first person in the trinity
Christ, the second person of the trinity
Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity
Christ, the second
person of the trinity
Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity
spoken of the only and true God
3. refers to the things of God
his counsels, interests, things due to him
whatever can in any
respect be likened unto God, or resemble him in any way
representative or viceregent:
of magistrates and
The last definition above is the one that is used for what
Jesus said about man being called gods, magistrates and judges. he was
speaking to the rulers of Israel when he said this. He was not saying that
God called all men gods.
Matthew Henry's Commentary says this about this scripture: He called
them gods to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be
broken. The word of God's commission came to them, appointing them to
their offices, as judges, and therefore they are called gods, Ex.
22:28. To some the word of God came immediately, as to Moses; to others in
the way of an instituted ordinance. Magistracy is a divine institution;
and magistrates are God's delegates, and therefore the scripture calleth
them gods; and we are sure that the scripture cannot be broken, or
broken in upon, or found fault with.
Exodus 22: 28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of
Thou shalt not revile the gods, that is, the judges and
magistrates, for their executing these laws; they must do their duty,
whoever suffer by it. Magistrates ought not to fear the reproach of men,
nor their revilings, but to despise them as long as they keep a good
conscience; but those that do revile them for their being a terror to evil
works and workers reflect upon God himself, and will have a great deal to
answer for another day.
Deut:16:18: Judges and officers shalt thou
make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout
thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
Judge with just judgment, according to the direction of the law
and the evidence of the fact. The judges are here cautioned not to do
wrong to any, nor to take any gifts, which would tempt them to do
Strongs Concordance explains the word "gods" for us in the Old
gods: 430 ~yhla
'elohiym (el-o-heem'); Noun Masculine, Strong #:
(plural) rulers, judges, divine ones, angels, gods.
word "gods"was used as judges and magistrates five times in
the Old Testament
Psalms 82:1 is speaking expressly about judges and how that they will
be comdemned and punished for their evil judgments that they are
committing against the people and for forgetting Godï¿½s righteous
Psalms 82: 1: God standeth in the congregation of the
mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2: How long will ye
judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4: Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5: They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in
darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6: I have
said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most
7: But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the
8: Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all
God never said that everyone or that all men were gods, but that
the judges and rulers of Israel were called gods because they stood
in his place. God held the people responsible to obey them as though a
judge or a priest were God himself. This is because they were supposed to
judge the people according to the Law of Moses. If the people disobeyed it
was to disobey God himself. They were not gods but were called
God called Mammon or the love of money a god because people obey the
lust of this god. This god is not real but is called a god by Jesus
himself because people obey their lust for money. He called Satan the god
of this world, not the god of this earth and there is a difference. God
called Satan a god not because he is a god but because people obey him as
though he were. This is the same thing with the judges; they were called
gods because the people had to obey their commands as though a judge was
When Satan tempted Eve he planted the thought in her mind that there
were more gods than the one true God and that she and Adam could become
one as well.
Gen:3:5: For God doth know that in the day ye eat
thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as
gods, knowing good and evil.
Both Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland teach that we are not living up
to the ability that God has given us because we are gods made in the
image of God and that we have dominion over all things. Now that
Jesus has died for our sins we have been restored to our original status
as a god and have dominion over everything. Being restored to our god
status we can now create just as God did, speaking things into existence
with our words. This is not just a grave error; it is demonic
Psalms 8: 4: What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5: For thou hast made him a
little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and
6: Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy
hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
7: All sheep and oxen,
yea, and the beasts of the field;
8: The fowl of the air, and the fish
of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Gen:1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27: So God
created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.
28: And God blessed them, and God said
unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue
it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Strongs Concordance has this to say about this word
image: 6754 ~lc
Tselem (tseh'-lem); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 6754
images (of tumours, mice, heathen gods), image, likeness (of
resemblance), mere, empty, image, semblance (fig.)
This is not
meaning the Express Image of God as in Jesus who was God incarnate. But it
does mean that we are made in a likeness or similarity to God.
Hebrews 2: 5: For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the
world to come, whereof we speak.
6: But one in a certain place
testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son
of man, that thou visitest him?
7: Thou madest him a little lower than
the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him
over the works of thy hands:
8: Thou hast put all things in subjection
under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left
nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things
put under him.
(The rest of these scriptures reveal some of the
things that man have no dominion over while living on this earth.
We had no power over the devil but were taken captive by him at his will.
Once a person fell into sin it was impossible for them to find forgiveness
and deliverance outside of themselves they had to have help; we do not
have dominion over these things. We were commanded to be perfect but we
could not be perfect in our own strength. Therefor because of this we have
dominion over many things in this earth, yet we have no dominion over our
own self without God we are defeated and doomed to hell. We could not save
ourselves. We had no dominion over our final destiny without God's
salvation through the blood of Jesus and faith in him and him alone. We
see the solution to this lack of dominion and God's answer for it in the
9: But we see Jesus, who was made a little
lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and
honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every
10: For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are
all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.
11: For both he that sanctifieth
and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,
12: Saying, I will declare thy name unto
my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto
13: And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I
and the children which God hath given me.
14: Forasmuch then as the
children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took
part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the
power of death, that is, the devil;
(Question about this
scripture might be that some believe that Satan had the keys to death.
This is not what this scripture means. He only had the power to draw men
into spiritual death by taking them captive at his will. He did not have
the power over the death of the body. Only to tempt men to sin and there
by cause them to fall into spiritual death such as Adam and condemnation
to hell. He only had power through their weakness not because he had taken
the keys to death when Adam sinned. 1st Samuel 2: 6: The LORD killeth,
and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. This
means that God has always had the power to give or take life and to raise
the dead. God did not have to get permission from the devil to raise the
15: And deliver them who through fear of death were all their
lifetime subject to bondage.
16: For verily he took not on him the
nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he
might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God,
to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18: For in that he
himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are
1st Corinthians chapter 15 goes on to tell us the difference
between us and Jesus.
45: And so it is written, The first man Adam
was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural;
and afterward that which is spiritual.
47: The first man is of the
earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
We are not gods and we are not God Incarnate, we are the children of
God by title but are still human beings being saved by the Grace of God
that has been given to men. We have the great blessing of having God's
Spirit in us but to be God incarnate is much more than having God's Spirit
living in you. Jesus was much more than that, he was God living in a human
body. We are human beings in a human body with the Spirit of God living in
us to direct our steps. This is a vast difference from being God
To say that we are God incarnate destroys the deity of Jesus. Jesus was
not a person born into this earth with the Spirit of God living in him. He
was God clothed upon in this earth with his own personal human body that
was given to him and predestined to be his body just as we are given
bodies that have been predestined to be our body. He was not a human being
living in a human body with God's Spirit in him. We are but he wasn't, he
was God living in a human body without anyone else in there. In our bodies
we are in there as well as God as long as we have been born again. He was
not given a human Spirit. To try and make the incarnation like our human
frailness is blasphemy in itself.
Heb:10:5: Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared
Jesus the second person in the Godhead was given a human
body to become the sacrifice for our sins. He lived a perfect life because
he was God. His body became the lamb without spot or blemish and carried
ours sins to the cross. This is why he had a human body but He was the Son
of God come down from Heaven and living in this body that God had prepared
Even in the resurrection we will not become a God but will become
little gods in the sense of being judges and rulers. But God will always
be God. Even the angels are not God, but are subject to him. It is
doubtful that we will ever be given any more power to create or do
anything in the world to come except what God himself permits us to do. We
will always worship and obey him as the Almighty God that He is. Would a
true believer want it any other way? Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin
believe that God is a creature bound by faith laws and that Gods hands are
tied unless we step up to the plate and take our positions as gods. This
means to use this power that we now have since they believe that we are
gods, to speak things into existence by the words of our mouth. Since we
are gods we have the power to create and write our destiny with our lips.
This is a demonic view of God and his people. We depend on God because we
know that he loves us. Any law that he has created does not bind him;
there is no stupidity in God.
What about speaking those things that are not as though they are?
Didn't Abraham do this?
The truth of the matter is that this is a
false teaching. The only person that can create by calling those things
that are not as though they are is God himself. The doctrine used by these
teachers is taken from Romans 4:17.
17: (As it is written, I have
made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even
God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as
though they were.
We must realize that this is not saying that
Abraham said this but rather that God said it. It is taken from Genesis
17: 5 where God spoke to Abraham and said, "I have made
thee" a father of many nations and repeated in Romans 4 verse 17.
The emphasis is that God having said this meant that he was calling
those things that were not as though they were in order to give an
assurance to the promise. If you will carefully examine the scriptures you
will find that Abraham never once made this statement. Had he said this in
Genesis there would have been an account of it especially if we are to
teach it for a doctrine. Had God intended it for a doctrine for us to use
then it would have been found by at least two witnesses in scripture. So,
it is evident that only God has the power to create anything with his
When God told Abraham that he had made him the father of many
nations it was to make it a certainty so that the Jews would realize that
God was going to save the Gentiles as well as them. This was to establish
that it would happen and that nothing could stop it from happening.
Jude said this:
3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write
unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you,
and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which
was once delivered unto the saints.
4: For there are certain men crept
in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly
men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the
only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul said this in
Galatians the first chapter:
7: Which is not another; but there be
some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than
that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9: As we
said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto
you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
But, what about the way they worship God? Doesn't that count for
something? Jesus said this:
Matthew 15: 8: This people draweth
nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their
heart is far from me.
9: But in vain they do worship me, teaching
for doctrines the commandments of men.
One of the things
that create an illusion to us is the worship and praise of the Word of
Faith movement. It is a fact that out of this group comes forth a
tremendous amount of praise and worship. If it were possible to judge the
heart by the amount of praise and worship we would have to say that what
they are doing is acceptable to God. But God doesn't judge us according to
the amount of praise but according to the heart. Jesus explained that if
we teach doctrines that are of our own invention and twist scriptures to
prove our teachings that we worship God in vain. We must abide in
him and his Words abide in us. If we twist the meaning of scriptures we
are taking liberties that we do not have in Christ. Though we may worship
God and shout and weep and cry before him if we teach a false teaching
our worship is in vain. The only way that we can remain in him is
to remain in the truth. And this is the only way that we can worship God
is in Spirit and in truth. We must worship in truth as well
as in the Spirit. If we are teaching doctrines and expecting others to
follow after them then we are in a very precarious position and should
carefully examine everything that we teach and preach. The scriptures tell
us not to be many teachers because we will be held accountable for
James: 3: 1: My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we
shall receive the greater condemnation.
The meaning of masters in
the scripture is teachers. We must love everyone but not at the expense of
the truth of God's Word, his Word is Holy and should be kept that way.
For us to change it in any way is to defile and corrupt it from the purity
that is in it.
I am sure that God gives us a certain amount of grace in order to
repent from our false teachings. But, we can not depend on him allowing us
to go on forever without coming to the knowledge of truth. May God bless
you and may you gain some knowledge from what I have shared with you. It
is only in love and concern that I have said these things. There are many
other false teachings that cover the land such as Mormonism, Jehovah's
witnesses and others so I am not saying that the Word of Faith people is
the worst. It is my concern that the teachings in that movement does not
come out of the truth that is found in God's Word and it has been allowed
to go unchallenged for around sixty years. This has happened because it
seemed to be harmless, just a different point of view. But, now we know
that it is much more than this and should be avoided as much as possible.
It is like swimming to close to a whirlpool in a river, if you get too
close it could pull you down into it and drown you.
Your brother in Christ
Our nation is in dire straits because it has become one of the ten supporting kings of Revelation 13 and 17 that give their power and strength to the Beast. The New Democracy that has become the drive for the New World Order is promoted by the Human Rights groups and their Lawyers. This is the Beast and it is supporting the Harlot or Mystery Babylon at the very moment. It was and is the Harlot that has created this perverted democracy, a democracy without God or any moral laws, in America. The Beast has not come into power yet but Satan has given America's power and strength to it. It causes me great sorrow because I never dreamed America would be a part of the Beast, I always thought that we were the good guys.
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