Saturday, February 21, 2009

DOCTRINES OF DEMONS !

1 Tim 4 "1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."

"As I saw this yesterday it suddenly came to me what doctrine of demons is. Doctrine of demons is any teaching that takes the focus off the completed work of Jesus and places focus on anything else, including us. If we are taught to add anything to what Christ has done, by own own human effort, or to even retain what has been given us as a gift, i.e righteousness and justification, by our own ability, good behavior, fasting, prayer, reading of the bible- as good as these this are for us to do- then it takes the focus off Christ's' completed performance.

The ploy of the devil is to sow doubt and unbelief. One of the major ways that he does this is by getting us doubt the fact that there is nothing we need to do to gain or retain our right standing with God, to walk in supernatural power of the anointing in order to minister to people, heal the sick etc. We are made to believe that we need to earn the presence of the Holy Spirit. All these things take the focus off the factual truth that Jesus Christ has performed and completed the task on our behalf.

If the focus is taken off Jesus through these teachings then it is not the gospel that is being preached, but may I be bold as to say, that it is lies, it is doctrines of demons.
Of course we need to read the bible, we would be stupid not to, same with fasting, spending time in prayer and meditation of God, but these are desires that come from a place of knowing and being and not out of a place of "earning". If we are taught to earn anything or perform in order to obtain anything, it is human effort, it belittles the work of the cross by making it seem uncompleted, not enough, it is doctrines of demons put in place to take the focus off the King and place it on to anything else, mostly ourselves."

Brad Dearlove

2 comments:

Hannagram said...

ANATOMY OF A DOUGHNUT
(Christianity For the 21st Century)
by Hannah Baty

1. Big hole in the middle (Rom. 8:7-9; 2 Cor. 13:5).

2. Puffed up with yeast and air (Luke 12:1; 1 Cor. 5:6-8).

3. A lot of sugar but very little salt (Mat. 5:13).

4. Coated in sweet, shiny glaze (Prov. 26:23).

5. Loaded with all kinds of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives (Mark 7:3-13; Col. 2:16-23).

*Not suitable as a substitute for BREAD!*
(Isa. 55:2; Luke 6:21 & 25)

"True Food" or junk food? Reasses YOUR diet at www.bethelministries.com TODAY

Hannagram said...

ANATOMY OF A DOUGHNUT
(Christianity For the 21st Century)
by Hannah Baty

1. Big hole in the middle
(Rom. 8:7-9; 2 Cor. 13:5)

2. Puffed up with yeast and air (Luke 12:1; 1 Cor. 5:6-8)

3. A lot of sugar but very little salt (Mat. 5:13)

4. Coated in sweet, shiny glaze (Prov. 26:23)

5. Loaded with all kinds of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives
(Mark 7:3-13; Col. 2:16-23)

*Not suitable as a substitute for BREAD!*
(Isa. 55:2; Luke 6:21 & 25)

"True Food" or junk food? Reassess YOUR diet. Vist: www.bethelministries.com TODAY