We must remember to watch and discern all things with the Holy Spirit in order to know the signs of evil in these wicked days. We are to give of the Lord’s Holy Words freely to all. We are not to charge for the Word of God and sell it in the marketplace as though we are hired by Heaven to do so in the name of God. At no time did the Lord say to ask people to pay for a healing, a blessing, or any Word given. When he healed the leper, he did not put out his hand and say, “Give what your heart tells you to and remember when you give more, you shall reap more.” Nor did he turn to the crowd watching and say to them that Peter is taking up an offering now so give to him $127 to match the spirit of Psalms 127, or whatever you have on you to give. There is no such teachings of market place haggling to speak what the Lord gave to all freely. If someone gives an offering, that is of the heart that is a good thing, but to charge others to hear God’s word…that is a commercial aspect of the world and not of the teachings of the Lord.
Many are now in the market place selling their wares, the same as merchants sell their idols and gods of silver and gold that cannot speak, let alone save anyone of their sins. Many congregations have become the market place for manmade doctrines with a menu of visions and dreams, that most can’t even interpret, nor have a Biblical meaning. And many of them are mere common sense forecasts based on what is taking place in the news of the day.
The Lord said in His Revelation to the Church of Laodicea, “Buy from me Gold tried in the fire… Rev. 3: 18: “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.“ and it is free. All you have to do is open the door for the Lord to enter in. “20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.“ The Lord is calling for all to COME OUT OF THE LUKEWARM TEACHINGS, the prosperity teachings that teaches their own versions of thus saith the Lord that lead the congregations that have not eyes to see nor ears to hear.”
Many have made the Lord’s gift of salvation and his Word a modern day house of merchandise and that was never the way of the Lord.
Consider in the book of John chapter 6 when the Lord saw the people and the passover (feast of the Jews) was upon them, he asked where they could buy bread that they could eat. He was told they didn’t have the money to feed them. And Jesus then asked how much food they had and the disciples found a lad with five loaves and two fish and was told that was not enough to feed such a crowd. The Lord said to bring him what they had and they brought him the two fish and five loaves and he blessed the food and fed the multitude of 5,000 and they also gathered the droppings of 12 bushels after they were fed and full.
Now the part of this miracle we don’t ponder on and most just skip right past are the words that come right after in John 6:14, which are “14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. 15When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.”
Jesus who was the son of God did not allow himself to be elevated, to be made their king for his time had not yet come. Yet…today, the goal of prophets, teachers, and preachers is to be elevated and prosper in their works for they even teach that a prophet is to be paid for their words. Yet, Paul scolded the teachers in Corinthians who had elevated themselves above the flock and gained prosperity from them, saying: “6And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 8Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 11Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;”1 Corinthians 4:6-11
And even after that, Paul went on to shame them for what they were doing to the people in their teachings. “12And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 14I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.“
We are not to create new signs and ask for money to continue to give you new man made signs. How vain is it to try and figure out what God is going to do with a man…but instead, how wise is it for man to see what is taking place and go to the Word of God to understand it! It is so easy to go to hear what man has said about their visions and dreams. I too have been caught up in listening and trying to figure it out. The Holy Spirit tells us when we are not following an inspired word and when the word has been tainted by man made interpretations to deceive. That is not to say that the one who told the word was not speaking from the Holy Spirit, but it is to say that those who have taken that word and interpreted it to make it false or suit their own fancy is not sent of God, nor is such inspired by the Holy Spirit.
It is not of God to profit from His Words and not of God to make His warnings a SHOW. That is of the spirit of Python and Jezebel. The same as they do to the Biblical Prophetic Written Word of God! Let no man interpret for you but take all things before the Lord’s Holy Spirit for discernment. The Lord has led you to receive the Holy Spirit, and you have the power to call upon the Holy Spirit. It is the spirit of devils that tell you that you do not have the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Today, many have taken the Word of God and closed the book. They have gone backwards and marvel instead at what a man’s word says about the day and go to another man to hear what it means… for we are told we are not learned, not skilled to know such things, and were not anointed for such understanding by the Holy Spirit that must be laid upon you by a man’s anointed hands. This is a lie and not of truth at all. But the people who allow such things, have agreed to it or it would not stand. So, people wait to hear what man says by a vision, a dream and not the Word of God. Are we not all given our own dreams? When we dream do we ask the Holy Spirit what it means or do we ask man? We are given the Holy Spirit to teach, and guide us and comfort us…are we going to the Holy Spirit first… last… or not at all?
Who has told you that you are unlearned, or not worthy? Not the Lord, not the Holy Spirit and not the Word of God. Man has lied to you through an evil spirit that has deceived them and you have believed a lie. Come out of her my people also means the world’s church who says such man made doctrine of devils and seek to profit off of it.
It’s a time to weep.
Judges chapter 16.… David Wilkerson covers the chapter of Sampson. Our examples and warnings of these days are in the Word of God. Not in Man. Not in trying to figure out what man is doing.
Judges – Chapter 16 – Sampson
16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;
17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.
19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.
21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.
23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.
24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.
25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.
26 And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.
27 Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.
28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.
30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.
31 Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burying place of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.
Keep on pressing into the Kingdom of God….Press, press, press!