Studying God’s Word ping
Some seed falls on the path and the birds eat it, some fall in shallow soil and they sprout quickly but the weeds and cares of life choke them out...
Amen - God has already revealed what was, what is and what will be...any new “revelations” are way more likely to be false and designed to mislead us...a friend was going to a Black Church with a female pastor who “spoke in tongues” ... he asked her why the rest couldn’t understand what she was saying...she told him it was because she was on a higher spiritual plane than the rest...I exhorted him to run from that church.
Throughout the contemporary West and America many 'scientifically enlightened' Western and American theologians, seminarians and intellectuals take the side of revolutionary humanism in their rejection of belief in Moses in favor of scientism and esoteric biological evolution pagan materialistic scientism parading as Western science. By the logic of their position they implicitly or explicitly hold that Christ Himself was wrong about Genesis. Pope Francis, Timothy Keller, Leonard Sweet, and many others fall into this category. Having leaped into the scientism and evolution quagmire, they deride, ridicule, demonize, and harshly criticize obedient Christians who refuse to stumble after them. (2 Peter 2)
If you will, do a study on how often in the Bible God spoke, rather than just of laying down doctrine (which is of extremely high importance), but of personal, timely instruction to individuals about a vast variety of subjects. He was, and still is, interested in giving personal guidance and loving instruction.
He will never do anything that contradicts His written Word. But, His written Word shows forth that He is willing to and desires to communicate with His children. Of course if they refuse to see this, through ignorance and unbelief, they will not have this intimate, awesome, two way, living experience with Him. He is gracious though, and will lovingly accept this child and will work with and use this usually well intended child at the level of belief they have.
Granted there are many false, emotionally driven encounters that charlatans and the naive may think that are from God, and are not. It is sad that these false encounters often serve to drive the more careful and grounded Christian from being open to The Living LORD revealing Himself to them through living and true communications. Who can say how much true and living communion they have forfeited through their fear of being decieved, not letting Jesus into their lives in a manner as to truly “sup with Him”.
There is a reason, yes, we are to try the spirits so as not to not get caught up with false spirits. But let us not be so afraid of false spirits that we shut our lives up to all but a secondhand experience with The LORD, as though being satisfied with living vicariously through the people in The Bible, rather than being our own living epistles before God. Let us allow Him to lead us into all that He has prepared for us. Let us not be afraid to believe Him for amazing things, as Jesus, our perfect example modeled for us, and in His manner. God is a loving, mighty, miracle working God. His miracles, and His voice are His glory. May we see the glory of God. May The LORD be magnified.
Man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word which proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (The word proceedeth is not past tense, but more of a tense that suggests on a continual basis).