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“When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’”
Deuteronomy 12:29-30 NKJV
“But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall put away the evil from your midst.”
Deuteronomy 13:5 NKJV
[Let’s set the scene] A coin toss…
[Heads] I thought God was good; but I just can’t see any proof. All I know is that I am in the weeds right now and I just can’t see my way out. If Yahweh is so loving, then why is my life so hard? I don’t deserve this; it’s not fair. I love God and I live a good Christian life. What’s the use in following Y’shua if all it gets me is pain and suffering? I’d be better off doing my own thing; look at all the happy people who could care less about Him.
[Tails] Life is good. I have every thing I need and every part of my life is dialed in. My relationships are excellent; my provisions are beyond my wildest expectations; and I seem to come out on top every time. I must be doing something right! It’s pretty easy to see the difference in my life from the others around me who always seem to be in a crisis. I try to tell them, but they are just too stubborn to listen. Yet, it is completely obvious I’m doing things right and they are not.
Which side of this coin is suffering Spiritual Amnesia? What is the cure and how can it be prevented in the first place?
Can you imagine this auspicious moment? You are standing in the presence of the Almighty Creator, your heart pounding out of your chest, and He asks you this daunting question. “How would you characterize your final testimony?” You pause for a moment as you consider your many years as a born-again Christian. And you think, “I got this; this is an easy one!” Suddenly your confidence swells; you stand a bit taller and your heart stops thumping. “I got this.” You look into His loving eyes and softly offer this answer. “I have faith in Y’shua, His blood has washed me clean. That is my testimony.”
Yahweh lovingly asks you one more question, one you did not expect for some reason. “What about obedience?” Your advocate is standing by your side and reminds you of His final revelation to John. “Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” (Revelation 14:12) “Faith and obedience,” the Father affirms. “Please enter as by faith, but you missed a powerful opportunity in your testimony because of your ignorance about obedience.” Join us and learn how to avoid this missed opportunity in your final testimony!
Take two swords with you! And by the way, the moment you think you need them, you won’t. The battle you are in and the enemy you will face is not one you will need a sharp steel blade to defeat. First and foremost it is a battle in the Spirit. But don’t be fooled, the spiritual battle you wage “against the rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” will also manifest as weapons of warfare in the earth. What might that look like? Join us as we explore the answers together.
Try to wrap your mind around this. Yahweh tells you to go take over a group of hostile nations. There are a gang of Kings who have it out for you and they have been preparing to take you on for quite some time. They’ve summoned the favor of their gods to come against you and have amassed a great army. Then Yahweh casually instructs you to take with you only 12,000 men. Don’t worry, your decisive victory has been prophesied. Oh, and when you get back from the war, pay attention to the greatest miracle of the entire campaign!
There is nothing wrong with being zealous. As a matter of fact, it seems that Yahweh prefers passion over neutral. “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) The problems start when what fuels your zeal is your own righteousness rather than the righteousness of God. And sometimes the line between the two can get pretty blurry. Join us and learn to discern the difference. Those who can draw a clear line become very powerful tools for the Kingdom.