False Prophet of the Hour Revealed
False Prophet of the Hour Revealed
Analysis. After the 2020 elections, the words “false prophet” were thrown around more than ever. Since then, the church seems to be more and more divided. Are we focused on the wrong thing?
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I recently watched a live broadcast from prophetic teacher, author, and speaker Larry Sparks. In a time of prayer, the Lord revealed the name of the “false prophet of the hour.” Larry listened, expecting to hear a person’s name. The Holy Spirit said this, “Its name is progressive Christianity.”
If you do not know what progressive Christianity is, Sparks simplifies it as this, “Trying to take the Bible and make it take a knee and bow to culture.“
IFA Founder Derek Prince offered another name for progressive Christianity. In the newly released book, The Beast or the Lamb, he describes “apostate Christianity,” where the true, biblical Jesus is set aside for false representations. Prince saw the turning to apostate Christianity as part of the “falling away” that precedes the rise of the Antichrist (2 Thes 2:3).
After hearing this message, I sat and thought about it quite a bit. The truth really became personal for me. Many people I know and love are progressive “Christians.” We rarely see eye to eye about biblical truths.
Sparks said he believes the remedy for progressive Christianity is Pentecostal fire, meaning a return to the book of Acts. In Acts 2, the birth of the Church follows Pentecost. The Church today has strayed far from the Church of Acts. Pentecost wasn’t just about the tongues, the winds, and the fire; it was much more.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The disciples received power and boldness to become witnesses for Jesus and that’s exactly what happened. Peter preached his very first sermon and 3,000 souls were saved that day (Acts 2:41).
I know many Christians who wonder why much of Christianity doesn’t resemble the Church in Acts. The book of Acts describes what set them apart. We are more than able to live just as they did. We can cast out demons, heal the sick, see souls saved, and be bold witnesses too. But we must not just be hearers of the word, we have to be doers too (Jas 1:22). The same Holy Spirit poured out on the early church, is the same Spirit that resides in us.
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. (Rom. 8:11)
Prince shared an important warning based on 2 Thessalonians 9: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.” Prince said, “In other words, the coming of the Antichrist will be attested to by many supernatural miracles and signs.” He continues with an important admonition, “We have got to learn to discern and distinguish between good and evil because otherwise, inevitably, we will be deceived.”
There is a way to experience the power of the Holy Spirit with the discernment necessary in these times.
We must be a people given to prayer. When Pentecost came, they were praying in the Upper Room (Acts 1:14). In fact, prayer is a central theme throughout Acts. They prayed in agreement with one heart and mind as the body of Christ.
The disciples were devoted to the Word. If there is something we truly need to keep ourselves from deception, it’s the Word of God. We are in a time where it is necessary to study and store up His Word in our hearts.
Prince encourages us in The Beast or the Lamb, “If you do not cultivate a growing relationship with the Scripture, Jesus and His Holy Spirit as a kind of ‘triangulation of truth,’ you will be deceived.”
We equally need fellowship with one another. Many have churches to attend regularly, but for those who don’t, the disciples met in homes and shared communion and meals together. Maybe this is something you can do.
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper) and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. (Acts 2:42,43)
Covid cleared out the churches and many people have not returned. We can watch church services on Sunday morning from our homes, but this is not fellowship. Fellowship with other believers spurs us on to greater devotion and spiritual growth as well as protects us from deception.
The Acts church continued to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. The Bible says they sharing everything they had, not only with their immediate fellowship (Acts 2:41), but also with widows and all who were in need.
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. (Acts 4:32,33)
Armed to Suffer
I know this may not be a popular topic for many,especially today; we are not guaranteed a smooth Christian walk. James was beheaded. Paul was stoned and left for dead. Stephen was martyred. Peter and the disciples were arrested for preaching Jesus and their response has always amazed me.
The others accepted his advice. They called in the apostles and had them flogged. Then they ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus, and they let them go. The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. (Acts 5:40,41)
Paul would later write about the fruits of trials and suffering in Romans 3:3-5: Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
A lie of American culture teaches us that we should always be happy and choose what makes us happy. This lie can be found in the Church as well. Suffering is an integral part of the life of a believer in Christ. Peter said it clearly, “After all, God chose you to suffer as you follow in the footsteps of Christ, who set an example by suffering for you.” (1 Pt 2:21)
Fear of God, Not Man
The first church was confident that no matter what they faced, even death, God would be with them. Whether in prison, before the Sanhedrin, or traveling they never refrained from preaching the gospel. Wherever they went, Jesus was front and center. Even when they were forbidden to speak His name, they could not. He was like a fire in their bones that they just couldn’t contain.
See Acts 5:17-41 for the full account.
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.(Acts 4:29)
The early church lived what Christ himself modeled while He was with them. We, too, are called to a lifestyle of prayer and communion with the Father, fellowship, teaching the Word, being hands and feet, perseverance through persecution, total surrender, and obedience to God.
What was the result of this Christ-centered church?
“These men who have turned the world upside down.” (Acts 17:6)
These men and women, just regular people like us, turned the world upside down. They shook the status quo. They persevered to win. They counted the cost and realized everything else was meaningless when compared to the glory and honor of being called a follower of Jesus Christ.
The Word summarizes these points in 1 Peter 4:7-19.
Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!
Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.
If you’re abused because of Christ, count yourself fortunate. It’s the Spirit of God and his glory in you that brought you to the notice of others. If they’re on you because you broke the law or disturbed the peace, that’s a different matter. But if it’s because you’re a Christian, don’t give it a second thought. Be proud of the distinguished status reflected in that name!
It’s judgment time for God’s own family. We’re first in line. If it starts with us, think what it’s going to be like for those who refuse God’s Message!
If good people barely make it,
What’s in store for the bad?
So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it. (From the Message)
Let’s pray for the church together.
Lord, I pray for Your Church, bought and purchased by Your precious blood of Jesus Christ.
We stand in the gap for this nation as intercessors, and, Lord, we also stand in the gap for Your church.
Forgive us, Lord, for all the division in the church. Forgive us for allowing ourselves to be distracted when we have work to do. Forgive us for trading the fear of the Lord for the fear of man.
I pray for leaders in the church and Christians alike who have fallen away into progressive Christianity. Lord, I pray You open their eyes to see the truth in Your Word once again. Let it be light to their path, and truth that guides them daily.
Lay Your axe to the roots of progressive Christianity, and expose it for what it truly is…apostate and an abandonment of truth that is harming your church.
I pray in agreement with every Spirit-filled believer. If we have let our fire die down, set our hearts ablaze again. As I choose to walk in surrender and obedience, fill me afresh with Your Holy Spirit. Give me power to be a bold witness for Jesus.
I reject the god of culture, I want the God of the Bible.
I don’t want religion, I want revival.
I don’t want to settle for a church show, I want the weighty shekinah glory.
I reject the enemy. I want to see deliverance, signs, wonders, and miracles that glorify God.
I reject lukewarmness. I want total surrender to You.
I want to be like the early church, who turned the world upside down. Bring the church back to when it was all about Jesus, and nothing else.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
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Author Gloria Robles is a passionate intercessor with a prophetic voice for today. For more from Gloria, go to Spotify or Anchor to listen to her podcast Something To Share. Photo Credit: ALEXANDRE LALLEMAND on Unsplash.
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IFA is great. 100% studying the word. BUT the ONLY way to SEE the word in perfect harmony you MUST get the RAPTURE mindset for our generation out of your mind. This has been Satan’s greatest deception for 2,000 yrs. Perry Stone did a study on this and proved every generation believe just like we do today. It’s difficult to lay it aside . The lord showed me 7 yrs ago, 40 yrs prior I told everyone different. IF IF you can do this I promise you the Word will open up in a depth you never Dreamed possible. You will see that it’s generations away and you will see everything that’s happening daily is in the Word…its amazingly wonderful to see it ALL from Gen to Rev. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN. THEY will lead us and will cover the earth with his GLORY. There’s so much more to come. 2 Million children have been rescued under ground in Ukraine and may have never seen or have knowledge the surface of the earth existed that will bring us technology that will blow our minds..There’s 100’s of things to soon be revealed. Foster parents will be needed, 2/3 of congress soon be removed, Turkey soon to invade Syria were John McCain with the CIA created terrorism and under ground tunnels etc. The last military tribunal in June-July to take place. I’ll stop here..2023 will begin Heaven on EARTH praise God!!! Everything world wide will have knowledge of all this and much more
2 Thessalonians: 2 As I read these words it spoke to my spirit and made my heart pound: This is what I’ve been saying about some of the churches tag are big and small. God clearly speaks of these things that are happening in churches in America.” 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 perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?” God is speaking out through His words. As I read Gloria’s article it resonated strongly in my spirit—“A lie of American culture teaches us that we should always be happy and choose what makes us happy. This lie can be found in the Church as well.” This is a lie from Satan to deceive from Gods true words. As I read this article it gave me proof in my spirit that what is being said I have voiced it with my Mouth. I thank Father God for the writer of this article it is a comparable structured word of God. I never missed a sermon dustheap heights of Covid, what I missed was the fellowship with other Christians serving the Lords words with other. The words of strength and listening to prayers of others is a bonding of Gods words. There is strength in togetherness! I lift up these words of progressive Christianity they give a false Illusion about our Father, sure Jesus was outspoken when others mocked, sure he got mad when others tried to twist his words: “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” I believe God is going to bring us back around to His words so that we will feel his Fire rise up in us and we say NO to just the nicest of things being projected. God is so great and good: Look what was written in the Bible to direct us the way we should handle our lives. We failed because we did not understand! 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the (beginning) chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, (stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught,) whether by word, or our epistle. Father God forgive the ones who have settled for a water down version of your words, which is a form of lie from Satan as he deceives many. Father God I pray for Miracles of hearts to change back to Gods words that will replenish their souls, I thank you for the refresher course as I read your words my understanding became clear. To me as I focused on what is happening. And gives me insights to a more powerful prayer life. I thank you Jesus for Authors like Gloria Robles it gives inspiration to serve God with others. Jesus I pray my favorite scripture- Philippians-4:13? I (we) can do all things through Christ who gives us the strength ( or strengthens us) Jesus bring back the church you designed, the prayers, the love of fellowship, give us the anchor of your words back into churches, homes, schools, Government, businesses, lukewarm ness, Jesus we need you and the knowledge of what The Cross stands for. I am blessed because of your love.
Father God in your word you said righteousness exalts a nation and sin is a reproach. I called in the gates of this land, love,patience, kindness, goodness,gentleness and self control. I call out of the gates of this land, anger, bitterness, arrogance,pride, vengence, greed, abandonement, rejection. I call in the gates of this land, Humility, holiness, integrity and repentant hearts. I call out of the gates of this land, abortion, LGBTQ+ community, sin, Hatred, evil. drugs, drunkedness, Killings, Gambling Casino’s and anything that hurts Your heart.
God loves people but He hates the sin. Father God, you also said, when the wicked rules, the the people groan and when the righteous rule, the people rejoice. Father God our land is groaning. Father I pray that you give us a dream. let the dream be so vivid, so clear and so inescapable that it will be impossible for us to miss what you are saying to us. Tell us that we, as a nation, is going down the wrong road and it will lead us to destruction. Father God, if need be, give us that dream over and over again until we get it and it will brings us to the point of repentance. I pray as a result of that dream, we as a nation, shall fall to our knees and ask you to come into our heart and forgives us for our sins and turn from our wicked ways and follow you all the days of our life and we will be saved. Have mercy on us Lord as a nation and forgive our sins and heal our land, in Jesus name.
AMEN!!! Lord, bring the greatest Revival and Awakening the world has ever seen!
Amen and Amen! I totally am praying to be a believer that the Lord can use. I have been going through something though which feels like a total separation from God and I have been living in fear and confusion for some time. I am 75 years old, not able to get to church and this has been for a few years now. I have been saved for 45 years but for some reason which I can not figure out and I do pray and pray to seek the answers. I hear nothing and I do not “feel” the Holy Spirit’s leading in my life anymore. I don’t know what to do other than continue to pray and seek and just try to live in faith in Him and His Word, but then I get scared thinking that there is something that I can’t see which is unrepented of because there is no change and this has been going on for years with no let-up. I have had an awesome relationship with the Lord since March 24, 1977 so I do know what it is like, I just can’t find Him or that “Joy of my salvation anymore and I constantly see my bad and sinful attitudes and I repent but I seem to not be able to keep that going on my own for very long, I need the power of the Holy Spirit . I need prayer, Please if someone can give me some insight, I would so appreciate it. I am getting old and have some health issues and I really want to know that my Lord and Savior has and will forgive me and I will hear Him say to me, “Well Done, good and faithful servant” one day. Thanks, Carol [email protected]
Oh Carol, His love is so much deeper than we can imagine. I can relate to the isolation that you may be feeling. I think many of us experience this. I am praying for you dear sister, knowing that the Holy Spirit is within you. The Word says there is therefore now no condemnation for those in Christ who love Him. If you allow yourself to feel that condemnation, it is merely the voice of the enemy and not of the One who gave everything for you and loves you. It is the hardest thing to separate our feelings from faith. He calls us to have faith. But we’re human, frail in our weaknesses and often feelings drive us. So dear sister, stand in your faith and what you have learned in the 45 years of following Him that He is for you and not against you. We are in difficult times but the Word says to trust Him. Being out of fellowship is a difficult thing but there are so many resources to keep you connected and encouraged. Clearly you have found IFA. Hang on to every word that glorifies the Father and the Son. Be encouraged that many who have read your letter are sending you love. Trust it!! We are praying for you. Expect goodness and it will find you.
Amen and Amen! I totally am praying to be a believer that the Lord can use. I have been going through something though which feels like a total separation from God and I have been living in fear and confusion for some time. I am 75 years old, not able to get to church and this has been for a few years now. I have been saved for 45 years but for some reason which I can not figure out and I do pray and pray to seek the answers. I hear nothing and I do not “feel” the Holy Spirit’s leading in my life anymore. I don’t know what to do other than continue to pray and seek and just try to live in faith in Him and His Word, but then I get scared thinking that there is something that I can’t see which is unrepented of because there is no change and this has been going on for years with no let-up. I have had an awesome relationship with the Lord since March 24, 1977 so I do know what it is like, I just can’t find Him or that “Joy of my salvation anymore and I constantly see my bad and sinful attitudes and I repent but I seem to not be able to keep that going on my own for very long, I need the power of the Holy Spirit . I need prayer, Please if someone can give me some insight, I would so appreciate it. I am getting old and have some health issues and I really want to know that my Lord and Savior has and will forgive me and I will hear Him say to me, “Well Done, good and faithful servant” one day. Thanks, Carol [email protected] Thank you so much for your response and especially your prayer. I have been trying to fight the dreaded “feelings” as they are faith destroyers sometimes and I am praying for strength to do so and to recognize the lies. Again, thank you so much <3
Hi Carol. Going to church will help. You’ll find other believers there who can help you figure it out. They’ll get to know you and they may be able to see something that you can’t. You can learn from them. They may be able to give you some insight and may have been through what you have. We all need other believers in our lives. They help us to walk this walk of faith in this sin-filled world that we are in. May God bless you and keep you.
Stand in the confidence that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. We stand and live by faith. In his promise, in his forgiveness. It is already done! Now, when you feel the burden or condemnation, you can pray, Father, thank you that I stand forgiven by the blood of your precious Son. Thank you that I am not dabbed by my own righteousness, strength, or holiness, but only by you. This is the Rock that we stand on. This is our mighty Saviour and isn’t this a wonderful God that counts our sins forgiven by faith in His work. Not ours. That is condemnation coming at you and causing you to doubt! So, confess your sins and stand on that Rock. This is pleasing to Him. This is our walk of faith, that in him we stand, trust, find forgiven. In him we are holy and complete. Not in ourselves. You are letting your carnal mind rob you of the richness of relationship we have thru what Christ did. This means that when when you sin or fall short, you repent, confess and then thank him for the standing you have as his beloved child, forgiven! Because of his son. We day we live by faith, but we let our hearts condemn us. E have to correct that when we realize we are doing it. Condemnation is not from God. We are under his blood. See yourself that way. Get your eyes off yourself when you see how bad you are and thank God that we have righteous standing in Him. This is the Work of active faith. This is the work that pleased him, that we find our rest in him, when our mind condemns us. It is a new way of looking at it and it is your inheritance in Christ to have the right to do so. I how this makes sense. I thought I was believing but I allowed my heart to condemn me for my failures. I had to take those thoughts. Father, though I have sinned or fallen or whatever, I thank you that I am accepted in you. Now, send me to do your work.
You want to be used. He will use you. Keep seeking and make yourself available. This is wonderful!! Stand Stand stand in the complete work of Christ. This work was acceptable to the Father and none other. And it is ours!! You will need to get into the habit of telling yourself, oh, I’m not walking in forgiveness. I’m allowing my mind to dictate how I feel. I will intentionally and mentally stop and stand on that Rock of Chris and his completed work and thank God that we are while and acceptable in him and because of him. Now, with a good gracious God like this, how can we not praise Him ?!! And that is how it should be. When we condemn ourselves we are looking at us. Turn your eyes upon that Holy One, who has given his life for us to pay the price for ALL OF OUR SIN, WICKEDNESS, SHORTCOMING S. And Stand in faith!! This is very exciting!! And it will change your walk with the Lord. I will pray that you comprehend this, grasp it and run with it!! It took me many years to realize I was not j walking in faith. I thought I was. In my head. But I kept trying to pretext myself. I had to change my focus to beholding the one who was Perfection himself. And thank him that I am in him by faith. He has done the work!
Our God be with you always . Amen.
I believe that we need to pray for & educate those people who “attack” today’s prophets. One error I hear lots of critics make is “when”, as in “when is God Going To Do something?!” or, “you’re a false prophet because you said . . . a week, month, 3 months ago, but it has not happened.” #1 WHEN a prophecy from God is fulfilled is IN GOD’S TIMING, NOT OURS/”YOURS”. There are MANY prophecies in God’s Bible that have yet to be fulfilled, some of which are: rapture of the church; tribulation; battle of Armageddon, Damascus becoming a ruinous heap; & MANY more throughout the Old Testament prophets, & New Testament Scriptures. Another thing is how God Warned throughout Old & New Testaments to show RESPECT to God #1, & His prophets. Let’s pray, educate per God’s Word, & each of us keep Scripturally-accurate attitudes, instead of thinking, talking, &/or acting like the world.
Article was a normal, nicely worded, packaged little sermonette. Inoffensive, middle of the road, nothing to deep, spiritual with a couple scriptures. An excellent filler, while waiting.
For me a waste of time reading!!
Paul spoke out names.
AVOID these men. John did too.
If your a NAR follower
N- New A- Apostolic R- Reformation,,, WAKE UP,, RUN !!
Most of today’s Pentecostal/Charismatic church bows down to these clowns . Even publications turn a blind eye under a “FALSE UNITY”.
Charisma – Elijah List run from these too. Bethel church & music,
Hillsong church & music, Elevation church & music,, RUN !!
Look up Famine in the Land on Facebook. Find out the truth about these false church’s,, so smooth, “progressive”, so New Age.
A false spirit has invaded the Spirit filled American churches,, spreading like wildfire worldwide.
Leading into the end time remnant,, Awake oh Sleeper AWAKE !!
We humans always seem able to divide our communities into supporting two opposite errors and then battling each other in support for either one or the other error. Yes, a “Progressive” Christianity that tends to “throw out the baby with the bath water” is a challenge to those who want to apply traditional Truths to new social realities; but so is a “Regressive” Christianity that has also confused cultural customs with the timeless insights revealed through the Christ-Event.
The sacred history of redemption is still going on. It is now the history of the Church that is the Body of Christ. The Spirit-Comforter is already abiding in the Church. No complete system of Christian faith is yet possible, for the Church is still on her pilgrimage. And the Bible is kept by the Church as a book of history to remind believers of the dynamic nature of the divine revelation, “at sundry times and in diverse manners.” ~Georges V. Florovsky, Bible, Church, Tradition: An Eastern Orthodox View
In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome where it became an institution. Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture. And, finally, it moved to America where it became an enterprise. –Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the United States Senate
Here is a common error made by both “Progressive/Liberal” and “Traditionalist/Conservative” professing christians:
“My bent is to say that, to the degree that a pastor, for the gospel’s sake, becomes political, he probably in the long run, blunts his gospel power to transform culture.”~John Piper
Thankful for this stirring reminder of tge Church..!!..
I was looking for Colossians 2:8 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
The Greek word translated as spoil is συλαγωγέω sylagōgéō,
to carry off booty; to carry one off as a captive (and slave); to lead away from the truth and subject to one’s sway.
I am reminded of the story of Balaam the sorcerer.
He could not curse God’s people, but he knew that if the people sinned against God that that in itself would curse them.
Excellent exhortation and warning. My heart has been heavy for the church since 2020 and we need a revival. I will forward this to my pastors and friends.
With God All things are possible. And All God’s People said AMEN!
This was an excellent article which directly addresses very much of what I see in the church and on individual believers. It is a dangerous time not to be steeped in the Word and seeking Holy Spirit’s guidance. Thank you
Thank you for helping us become aware I believe in what you are saying. I need to stay close to the Lord. Great strength comes from faith in God Zacharia 12:5
Such an important article. I pray in agreement with it. Father, may we walk with you in truth.
Thanks for sharing that perspective about the “false prophet” being progressive Christianity! I agree and desire to be a true intercessor. Only God can save this nation and turn us back to Him and His Word of truth!
I stand in agreement with your concerns and prayers. Thanks for sharing.
Thank You Abba Father for waking all of us up! For searing the truth in our hearts and helping us discern the Your truth in all things – in our mind, body, spirit and heart!
Thank you Gloria for this article that sheds so much light. Lord, God help us all to bear witness to Your light of truth and love to all we come in contact with!
I loved it and read every word. It is all so true. If only more people could believe
Lord, let us be Your banner! Let the Holy Spirit show in us! Fill us with Your fire!
I agree. I must hold you before our Father’s throne and ask that you would do the same for me. I need God’s direction in a confusing time.
Thank you for spelling out what a lot of us have been thinking. Your article is the truth and yes we need to stand and be in agreement to pray against the lukewarm take on Christianity today. Pray for the church to open her eyes and heart and repent and return to the Jesus and life walk of the Bible.
This really touched my heart and said with clarity what has been on my heart. The church’s lukewarm-ness is so sickening. I am alarmed at the falling away that has already taken place. May God have mercy and fire us up to win souls.
I appreciated the article. We need passionate seekers of God’s face! The reference for Rom 3.3-5 is actually Rom 5.3-5.
The false prophet has millions of followers and they declare his name saying:
“there is no god but Allah and Mohamed is his prophet”
Do you really expect there to be a false prophet come along who will gather a greater number of followers than we see today?
The Pope (who has been considered as the anti-Christ by the Church for hundreds of years) recently said that he worships the same god as Islam…
I rest my case………….
Right On… Right On… Right On !!! I couldn’t agree more =). I also want to say that in the supposed “progressive” Christianity circles, no one seems to know how to ” be STILL and KNOW that I AM GOD ” either =( ! When I say to be STILL; I mean with absolute silence & quiet before GOD without ANY sounds, background music, NOTHING at all just waiting before HIM ! You’ll know when it’s the Shekinah Glory presence of the LORD because it IS weighty & overwhelming – no hoopla, whooping it up or jumping around – read, study the WORD for no flesh may “glory” in HIS PRESENCE – you’ll be totally undone AND acutely aware of the fact that HE is HOLY and you are not !!!
tToo often we forget about church history and the up and down falling away, suffering and renewal-revival Judges-like behavior of the God’s people/children. The NT canon didn’t really comeinto being until about 300 years after the resurrection of the Lord and that period saw a suffering church, no “edifices,” and no New Testament except for copied and recopied gospel accounts, Luke’s history/Acts, epistles and, if they lived long enough, John’s apocalypse that contained, what I think is the collective seven-churches -of-Asia description of the church many times in history. The last one describes the Lord knocking at the door to the church begging to come in and “fellowship/eat.” Those fallen 7 churches of Asia cannot be found today. Will the fallen Churches of Today’s Cultural Woke be found in 20 years? We don’t need another man-made revival, renewal, restoration, reconciliation, refreshing or ‘march.” We need a Revolution (which means a change in government) to see the fallen church put God Almighty, His Son Jesus Christ, the Living Word, and His Spirit, the inspired and written Word, back in charge, to replace the hirelings that love to be called by many unBiblical titles and who hold many unBiblical positions in the institutional not-for-profit corporations that we call in error, the church.
Excellent points, Will Winn, by both you and Gloria in this article. And, they all begin in MY heart!! Thank you for sharing.
Absolutely this article spoke to me! It’s right on and as I prayed the longer prayer I could feel Holy Spirit’s confirmation in me. It’s the right now for us to be walking out the book of Acts with truth and power in Christ Jesus!
The power of the Holy Spirit is the essential missing piece in so many professing Christians’ lives. Following His resurrection, Jesus breathed on His apostles and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Next, He took them to the Mount of Olives where He gave them the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. But what we often overlook or believe in a non-essential, He said just before He ascended to heaven: “Tarry until you are endued with power from on high”: The baptism in the Holy Spirit. Baptism, then going into all the world. Therein is the power to change the world.
As long as it doesn’t demand speaking in tongues as the only evidence of God’s Spirit in the Believer’s/Disciple’s life
An absolutely correct assessment of what a “Progressive Christian” looks like! We have not paid attention.
At our Prayer group meeting today, we discussed many of the same points you covered in your article. I have been admonishing my friends of these things since 2016.
Definitely most of us do not act or look like the Acts church, and it keeps me on my knees; it keeps me convicted to do better.
God is working. He is waking us up! Yea buddy!! 😊👍
CONNECTING THE DOTS
I know of no other way to explain what is happening in the world or how to deal with it but to seek counsel from the One who is Truth. As we observe the unexplainable world events swirling around us, we have to wonder where it is coming from. You can’t make this stuff up!
Matthew 22:37 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
your soul and with all your mind.’
The Victory that Overcomes
1 John 5:3-4 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
The mind of Christ gave us the scriptures. It takes the believer’s connection through the indwelling Spirit of God (The same power that raised Jesus from the dead.) to abide in the Lord’s commands and to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
About “Progressive” Christianity
James 4:4 4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Enmity is the same word used in Genesis 3 when God pronounced judgement on the serpent. It is a very strong word meaning deep-seated hatred. As far back as Genesis, God began communicating to you and me about the events of today. God foretold of the enmity between the world and the children of God.
A Warning From A Loving God
Matthew 24:25 NASB. “Behold, I have told you in advance.”
About The Bride Of Christ – The Church
The Bride must be cleansed “by the washing with water through the word” before the groom returns for her. She is cleansed by the blood, but the Word and it’s acceptance leads her to the altar.
Ephesians 5:25-27 25″…….Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
The Wedding of Christ and His Bride
Revelation 19:9 9 Then he *said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Have You Accepted Your Invitation?
The One Who Lights The Way
Revelation 19:13 “…..His name is called THE WORD of GOD.”
Revelation 19:13, all but jumped off the page at me a few years ago. I had read it many times before but I was drawn to the capital letters in “The Word of God”. It was like an exclamation point in the final book of the Bible. “The Way – The Truth – The Life”
Excellent, Tom. Thank you.
SAINTS OF G-D, STAND!
Hide! Distort! Misuse! Abuse!
Weaken all thoughts, leaving minds confused
About the Holy Scriptures (G-D’s Word divine),
His power and authority, His works and signs.
“No sin!” you say. “No Savior!” “No Cross!”
“No throne of G-D!” “He’s dead!” “No loss!”
Deception has entered the House of G-D.
False prophets and teachers on His Holy Word have trod.
Seducing spirits have entered in:
Deceiving spirits encouraging sin.
Satanic confederacy is fast at work;
Around every corner, great evil lurks.
O’ Saints of G-D, keep G-D’s camp free!
Obey His voice and with His Word, agree!
Be not afraid! Be strong and true
In your allegiance to Christ: G-D’s Hope born in you!
Come out of the world and be one with Him!
Let not the Light of His glory in you grow dim!
Stand guard! Stand faithful! Stand ever so true!
Do all for G-D’s glory in all that you do!
(Knowledge of G-D’s Holy Word is the primary safeguard against all deception).
An anointed word from this sister
Father, we keep saying to “awaken the Church”, but we also need to not only be awakened, but ‘shaken’ and ‘taken’ by YOU! Let Your “Fearless Fire” fall, oh Lord, until what remains is a selfless, humble, Bible-filled and passionate Christian whose ‘Love will not fail’ in this hour!
In Jesus’ Name,
Please pray with me. As I read your article, Holy Spirit helped me identify what has happened to my daughter, her husband and three daughters. They have been faithful servants of the Lord for 26;year, ordained pastors whom have now fallen into “progressive Christianity” and I believe bowing to the god of culture. I’m devastated. This have been going on for two and a half years. Please pray for the Chapman family in Colorado.
I pray they are not a part of what the Lord predicted in Matt. 24:4-5. ” And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Gloria Robles is dead on!! I appreciate the use of Peterson’s ‘Message’; it puts the original Greek text in very understandable easy to read and contemporary language .
Thank you for printing this article. The whole church needs to read it and pray it to the Father, through the Son, our living High Priest who is sitting at the Father’s right hand interceding for us and with the Father sending the Holy Spirit forth to all believers who will take this gift and surrender to His awesome power to become authentic witnesses to the transforming power of the gospel.
Heavenly Father, revive your church again in the midst of the years that we may turn our 22nd century world upside down I plead the blood of Jesus over this nation and the world that has become inundated with spiritual darkness, unrighteousness and injustice.
The prophet Isaiah who ministered 702 six A.D. BC prophesied in chapter 59 verse 19 ,’from the west men will fear the name of the Lord and from the rising of the sun they will revere his glory for he will come like a pent up flood that the breath of the Lord drives along! ‘ Peterson says,’for he’ll arrive like a river in flood stage, like a river in flood stage whipped to a torrent by the wind of God.’ The ‘He’ is Jesus, the Messiah, the Servant true, faithful and obedient Son of God Who will come again to renew His church that He said He would build and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
Even so come again Lord Jesus in saving, liberating and transforming power.
As Leonard Ravenhill once said,”God stamp eternity on my eyeballs.”
Let it be so Lord.
This is the Truth! The word of God cannot be changed to fit the times or culture.Sin is sin.The wages of sin is death.But to obay Jesus and the father is life and life more abundantly.But the suffering comes from the enemy attacks.Be strong in the Lord.Matter fact please pray I sell.house for top dollar then I can give.Thank you
Because we have traded The Word of God for politics. We lift up government officials more than Jesus. Man can’t help. It is man that got us in this mess. We in the Body of Christ have missed our calling: In the world, but not of the world. Simple as that. Father God, please forgive us.
Think about this possibility why progressive Christianity has taken hold in America. I must take you back to King Henry VIII who became the head of the Chruch of England due to a feud with the Pope about the King’s marriage. At the same time, the culture was changing with William Tyndale printing of the New Testament into the common English language. Shortened version of history, after Tyndale was burned to the stake, King Henry authorizes an English translation of the Bible to happen, under his supervision. One particular word was changed from the Greek. The word was ecclesia. King Henry required the translators to change the word to kuiakos, which means “lord of.” He became “lord of” the Church of England. In old English, the word was “kerke” which eventually became church. We have been under the delusion of the church that has been subservient to government for generations! Check the IRS guidelines for churches and religious organizations and you readily see that govt rules over the churches in America. Not until we understand the history of the words, that we come to understand the deception. Do a word study of the meaning of ecclesia and you find that it was a ruling civil body over a region. Jesus said He would build His ruling body of believers who will prevail against Hell. Now we see. The two words: church and ecclesia. We have been living under a delusion of a church subservient to govt for generations. It is in this season that Holy Spirit is revealing to the remnant the true ecclesia who rules with decrees and declarations from the Kingdom of Heaven over the earth! Amen and Amen!!
Well said and what I believe as well. Some have known it for years now. All believers need to realize first of all they’ve been under this delusion and mesmerization by the powers that be, repent of being under it, and come into the Truth that was clearly given to us without mixture by Jesus. The Kingdom of heaven is here, NOW, for us to walk in and operate out of, taking our Christ given, (bought and paid for dearly) authority over the kingdom of darkness in this world-righting the wrong and restoring all that is out of true Kingdom order.
Though it would be God’s will that ALL believers would come into the fullness of the truth of the word of God through faith in Christ,
God will use a remnant to do this often. Jesus himself was a remnant of one.
Of course King James 6th of Scotland 1st of Englad authrized the English translation, 1611.
Excellent essay, wonderful awakening call. It de-emphasizes the power of love, though, and verges on the judgmental. Yes, the culture has strayed, and we need be fully discerning of that and refuse to go where the strayed culture leads. Very specific examples of that wrong direction are coming to light, such as the passion for abortion, the encroachments of suicide/euthanasia, the abandonment of our physical bodies in favor of the illusion that on Earth we don’t have bodies and defined genders, the massive restrictions imposed concerning COVID and the like. We need to not follow those. We also need fellowship, which has become more difficult to find. Whether we really risk getting seriously ill or not by engaging deeply with others is up for debate, no one proving anything. We live in confusing times, and we need to be awake and aware. That said, the guiding principle should not be looking at whoever calls “Jesus” most loudly or frequently, or perhaps uses a different name (everyone does not speak the same language), and then condemning those who are different in approach, but looking at who is actually following the TEACHINGS Jesus gave us, especially those about loving. Loving can include discernment, but it is not judging. Our questions need be, “What is the most loving?” , “How did Jesus teach to act/react to this?” “What would Jesus do?” and always in prayer seek to enter more deeply into communion with the Creator and to understand His Creation (with which we are one).
This was a very profound article and a very powerful prayer. I have been praying for God’s spirit to be poured out on our lost generation. I have been praying for people to return to the God of the Bible and for believers to be anointed with the fire of the Holy Spirit.
The book of Hebrews also tells us….
Not forsaking our meeting together as believers for worship and instruction, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more faithfully AS YOU SEE THE DAY of Christ’s return APPROACHING. (emphasis mine)
The pandemic made ppl comfortable watching church services online & ppl think they do not have to get together as believers.
I believe this is another symptom of progressive easy Christianity.
We are told ALL THE MORE to gather together as we see the day approaching…and He is coming back soon!!!
Do you think the writer of Hebrews meant for this to mean open assemblies where Believers/Disciples would come together with unbelievers?
Thank you for sharing this!
It is exactly the leading I have been feeling.
In the parable of the Ten Virgins, which represent the Church, Jesus taught us that 1/2 of them were not ready.
It saddens me & causes me to pray for my church & the global Church.
So many brothers & sisters seem so distracted & not looking for the Return of Our King!
He is coming soon!!!!!
Absolutly right on! Thank You Lord for HELP as we pray for Your church to put YOU at the highest place of honor in every area of our lives. Amen.
The Lord gave me a word about a year ago “Worship in Spirit and Truth” (repeatedly validated since). Believing and walking out the lies of the enemy emasculates believers and destroys the witness of the church. Sadly most did not hear. Much of the church today is a “cultural” church bearing no resemblance to the church of Acts.
The Message is not a translation of the the inerrant word of God. Appearantly, Peterson did not feel the Holy Spirit’s sufficiency in convicting people and felt his students were bored and needed his interpretation. This too is part of the problem of progressive teaching.
Amen and amen! No more prophetic prostitution in the church! No more counterfeit spirits of divination posing as “prophetic words of knowledge”, no more false signs and wonders, Lord! Let Your true giftings in Your people arise and shine to glorify You, let Your true words be on the mouths of Your servants to pull down strongholds of evil in our day. No more adulteration of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ…. no more declaring “I have a dream, I have a dream! When it is not a dream from You but from the imagination of man’s own heart! Cleanse Your bride so she is adorned in robes of righteousness and walks in the fear of the Lord! Uphold her with Your righteous right hand, and separate sheep from goats, for Your sheep know Your voice and they follow You; the voice of another they will not follow. Show Your glory in this land again by Your own signs and wonders, with stony hearts and stiff necks softened and reformed to be lovers of God, not lovers of evil.
May Your people not perish for a lack of knowledge, and may they worship You, the Living God, who still saves, delivers and heals! May your people not play around with Your power, but submit to Your word and Your Spirit in all things. And may all Your blood bought saints strive to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
In the mighty name of Jesus we pray!
Thank you so much for bringing this to the fore. It has been burning in my heart for years, but what can one person do? Another word comes to mind Laodicea. The church MUST reverse course as soon as possible.
Thank you for this post. It cofirmed my feelings and spoke to me boldly!
I was so moved, may I live with eternity every moment of my day!
I want to be a forever, daily discipleship of My Saviour, JESUS
In total agreement with Gloria Robles account of the ignited church vs. the apostate church. Lord, open the eyes of all that call out your name and set them ablaze for your Word and the Truth. We need more people to declare your goodness, your majesty and your glory in Jesus name
Yes yes yes and amen now is the appointed time for the true followers of Christ to rise up in truth spirit and Holy revelation and fire 🔥
This is exactly what God is speaking
Let this great divide bring us closer to His coming in Jesus name
This article was so much more enlightening than anything I have read or watched. We as believers have so much more responsibility in our walk with Christ than I thought. Or prayer life is needed for the will of God to manifest in a timely manner. So much work to be done to transform the minds and spirit of believers that have been lead in the wrong direction.
Yes, we are the body of Christ and as such, we must do.
Thank you Dave Kubal and Gloria Rubles, for this critical teaching. Lord, help
us come home to You, and to reject the
ways of the world, 247. Amen!
Excellent teaching, ty Gloria. Very refreshing to hear the pure Gospel these days. I suspect that the perfect storm that is just upon us will be preaching the same exact message.
Derek also said first you must replace the gospel with another gospel. Then you replace Jesus with another Jesus. Then once you’ve gotten Him out of the way, you can bring in your own version of a savior, the political/spiritual version.
According to Song of Solomon 1:3, His name is the oil poured forth and five of the virgins in Mt. 25 didn’t have that oil. I guess they will have Crisco rather than pure oil.
Amen! Thank you for sharing this, Gloria!
Powerful message! I love how you put feet to the truth of God. What can we do to return to the Acts church of unity and power.
Halleluia l! So clear.
I’ll be asking the Lord where I have been deceived
God bless you sister,
We must all humble ourselves and ask him this question. We must remind ourselves not to “think more highly of ourselves than we ought,” as the Bible warns.
I constantly ask him “where am I missing it?” and he is so faithful to let me know. I have come a long way through that process, one day at a time, one step at a time. And when I look back, I see where I was and I’m thankful. When I look forward, I remind myself to simply continue in what I have been doing, going forward one step and one day at a time. I have definitely left and I’m on my way! But I have not arrived!
Thank you for this article.
Amen! Amen! Amdn!
Thank you for sharing this truth, Gloria.
I am encouraged, challenged and will also the Lord where I have been deceived l.
Bless you sister,
This is so powerful and this truly spoke to me. I need to be bolder. People in my church look at me like I’m crazy when I mention things that are transpiring now. I know the importance of this message and how many do not want to hear it. Please hold me up in prayer because sometimes I feel alone, when the Holy Spirit wants me to tell the truth. Thank you
Jovita, praying for you, in Jesus’ Mighty name!
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4:13
Amen! This is articulated so well and it is right where we’re at now. The separation is beginning between the true believing Church in Jesus Christ, and the apostate church that is more concerned about being accepted in the eyes of the world, and by the culture, than being obedient to Christ. But Jesus said of His true followers, “If they hated Me, they will hate you”. Now is the time for the Ecclesia, the true Church to rise up and advance the Kingdom of God. And we do it by obeying the great commission, sharing the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ, the gospel of the Kingdom, walking in the great commandment, the love of God; making disciples of every nation. I’ve seen many pentecostals pray for revival, as though God will drop His Spirit down into a church service or prayer meeting, which He could, but I read in the book of Acts, the early Christians were about sharing the gospel message, and the Holy Spirit confirmed it with healings signs, wonders, and deliverances following. Obedience to share the gospel, preceded the signs and miracles!
Gloria, this article is a good example of progressive Christianity. The Congregation of the Living God existed from the beginning. King James translators falsely gave it the name “church” to reflect his authority as head of the Church of England. ABRAHAM was in the Congregation. The Book of Hebrews leaves no doubt that Melchisedek was Father Yhovah, the reason that Abraham honored Him.
Hebrews 7:2-3 To whom also Abraham divided the tithes of all: who first indeed by interpretation is king of justice: and then also king of Salem, that is, king of peace:
Messiah Immanuel empowered the disciples with a fresh infilling of His Father’s Holy Spirit and Kingdom authority BEFORE Pentecost, when some allege the Holy Spirit was first given.
Luke 9:1 Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
John 20:21-23 …as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whosoevers sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoevers sins ye retain, they are retained.
One verse was added, to support the FALSE DOCTRINE that the Spirit was not given until Pentecost, but many OT saints had an infilling of Father’s Spirit. Given for the first time at Pentecost was the last spiritual gift of prayer language, known as tongues, delivered in tongues of fire.
John 7:38-39 He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.
Messiah Immanuel had already been seen glorified at the Mount of Transfiguration.
Revelation 20:9-10 THEY went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the BEAST and FALSE PROPHET are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever.
THEY represent Leviathan and his unholy army. Fire and brimstone represent final judgment. The false prophet represents spiritual leaders teaching another gospel and the beast represents the church system.
A spoken Word to Mikah – May 08, 2011
The Books go against every denomination and religion. The Church of the Living God, back into one accord.
The PILLAR CLOUD cover photo was taken during a visitation on May16, 2010. Are you surprised that the Holy Family still travels in a cloud? These Books are a must read for spiritual leaders in all religions, so they can come out of the idolatry of false beliefs and prepare the Congregation to be saved on the Day of Wrath. The false religion of Protestantism was birthed in 1577, a branch off of the false religion of Catholicism that was birthed in 321 by throwing out the Sabbath commandment and introducing idolatry into worship.
Yes Lord we praise You and humbly ask forgiveness for going with the flow and not always speaking up as we should. We stand in the gap in intercession for those swept away by false docterine of its all good when it is not! for complacency and self on the throne instead of God! we see on tv and video posts find America full of violence, hate,promotion and belief of dangerous blatant outright lies, imorality, addiction that says it is renamed disease instead of addiction, greed, degredation, intolerance for anything Holy and common sence has gone out the window! I see boasting in obscenities against You, calling evil good and good evil all the while they are being full of pride and bragging about their actions and venom.. We believe and declare and thank You fo sending The Holy Spirit to go before and You will remove stumblingblocks so spiritually blind eyes, minds and hearts will be Open to Your Truth, love, forgiveness and mercy. Heal people in mind, body and spirit Lord! starting with us, then our family family , our neighbors and friends, coworkers, for the obsenity screaming blaspheming, angey people in the videos ! Lord we also intercede for our block, for our neighborhood, our city, our county, our state! our nation and the world! bring in a mighty harvest in these last days Father! Lord bring not just a one time experience but rather a life changing transformation so they live for God moment by moment – and no longer just a fan of God but make You their Lord And Savior! thank You for touching them for You died for each one!! Thank You Lord that They each will grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord ! Thank You Lord for doing what You are famous for and making a way where there seems to be no way in Jesus mighty Name Amen
I preach this kind of message almost every Sunday, because the time has already come when the Great Falling away is here, the Rapture will follow quickly now, and then the Great Tribulation. Time of our departure is…. any moment now! Win souls for Jesus!
This is exactly right! Much prayer, much power; little prayer, little power. Make us a praying Church again, Lord!! And may we seek all the gifts of the Holy Spirit that He wants to bestow on us, so that God can do attesting signs and miracles through us to bless others & enlarge the Kingdom of God!
This is a very good word, I did not know what is progressive christianity. We dont live in the Books of Acts right now because Christians dont want to pay the price of santification. We need to separate ourselves from the world. It means no TV, no social media that does not edify, and spend more time with the Father just talking about to live a life of surrender. But, we fill our days with worthless things that we give the Father the leftover of our day.
What insight, and understanding, and tools for walking in the Spirit. I especially was struck by the definition of a false prophet.
Our study as we read through the Bible in a year, has us in Acts and it is so earth shaking to see what God did and will do as we follow that example for the church.
Sooooo good. Challenging and very moving article. Thank you, Gloria.
This song piggybacks what you said … https://youtu.be/Ax8N5O9On_g
just got youtube recently and it is shocking how /christians attack one another just thought we are suposed to fulfill Great Commission plus a lot of scams and can’t figure out zoom it sends me to whiteboard and blocks me
His Spirit within me affirms this message. The problem is not the world, but the ineffective church of modern nations. My heart breaks when I see how the church has compromised on His truth as revealed in His holy Word. I can imagine the grief that Jesus must feel as He sees the impurities within us, the Bride for which He paid such a high price. I’m so thankful for the believers in the persecuted nations of the world who understand the price of following Jesus. May those of us who are complacent and compromising learn from our brothers and sisters who stand firm in their faith despite ongoing exploitation and abuse. May Holy Spirit bring the fire of revival to our nation again as His people repent of our unholiness and seek His refining fire.
We have to be on guard in our church we don’t loose the core mission. Seeing souls saved each day.
Don’t forget Worship, as one of our tools to combat the Enemy and put God first! May we live lives of Worship that Honor and Glorify the Name of Jesus, as we honor one another. Amen!
Lord, thank you for these powerful words! Help me to not just read and agree with these words, but to act on them. Keep the multitudes of distractions in this world from draining my time and energy.
Well said, Patti… that’s exactly how my heart felt.
Great article, Gloria. It is high time for the church to wake up to what is happening around us in these End Times. I have sensed this fir quite awhile now. How can we be salt and light, when we are consumed with fitting into the decaying, corrupt world that we live in? Fill us with holiness,boldness, and the fruit of Holy Spirit.
So true, so true.
Finally! Someone has said it the way it needs to be said! Yes, we are called to suffering! Do a keyword search in your online Bible for the word suffer and suffering and you will be surprised, yes we shall through much tribulation into the Kingdom of Heaven! Great article, so happy to know someone in The Body of Christ recognizes the facts of the matter!
I was hoping to get this article to be able to send to family members, from my email .
Glory hallelujah! Lord Jesus, help us to walk like You. Holy, bold, and filled with the power of Your Spirit and word.
I read a quote quite some time ago that I will never forget that I will share: “Never become satisfied with religious activity rather than a personal, vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”. This quote is from Experiencing GOD Day-By_Day. How true this statement is and our church has become way to complacent in studying and knowing the word of GOD. Every true believer should fear the LORD and be shaking in their boots after knowing Matthew : 7:23. God bless you all and get into GOD’s word and draw nearer to your Lord and Savior.
Praise God for this article and prayer. It is time for the Church to arise and proclaim Jesus is Lord with signs and wonders and love for each other, fill us “Lord with your Spirit and set our hearts on fire for Jesus!
Thank you for sharing this with us. We are blessed to be here at this time. I stand in agreement and Al God to pour His spirit on us. Empower us to share His truth with a world full of fear and deception. Bring the church together in the Power of the Holy Spirit. We are in the middle of a spiritual battle and need to stay focused on Jesus!
I so wholeheartedly agree with that prayer! Amen! Thank you!!
Wonderfully anointed and desperately needed message for the body of Christ today. Thank you so very much!!!
Amen! The absolute truth is ” bring the Church back to when it was all about Jesus, and nothing else. Time to rock the world ! Restore!
This article is so full of truth. Today we are living among the ungodly and must keep the word of JESUS in our hearts, mind and deeds.
Saten, wants to destroy everyone and take them along with him to hell.
We must be aware all ways and believe in the word. Faith and works go hand in hand.
Glory to God! Amen
Lord God , I stand in agreement with this prayer, and this will be my continuous daily prayer until Yeshua return. Amen.
The TREASURE I received as a GIFT was loving GOD always and everywhere.
Let’s get back to the future! Our hope is in His return where we will be transformed in His likeness, our hearts soft. He will be our God and we the sheep of His pasture.
Yes and amen!!
Feigned Paramours https://theprayersentry.com/2022/06/18/feigned-paramour/
Thank you for this article, our family has been going through many struggles lately, and we know Christ is coming back and will set things in order, however, there are many who even though they attend church, they do not attend to God’s word as found in the Scriptures, it is those who need the Spirit in their lives, so they might be a witness to others, not a ” Sunday saint, Monday sinner”
What an amazing article! Thank you, Gloria Robles, for so clearly identifying the church of today and comparing it to the church of Acts 2. Many churches do need to come full circle.
Thank you for this wonderful and strong word. As I read it, I could hear Derek in my head. He would have said these very things in a hour such as the one in which we now find ourselves living. May our Heavenly Father graciously pour out genuine revival in His Church and across the Land in this time!
You neglected to address the urgency and importance of being BAPTIZED in the Holy Spirit w the evidence of speaking in tongues. For it is the POWER to be fruitful in your ministry. It is direct communication to God. It edifies the believer and gives them strength to move forward when the enemy pounces. It REFRESHES the saint. It prays directly to God when we are exhausted and do not know what to pray for. It will give messages to the church directly from God to encourage the church (there must be a saint who has the gift of interpretation present)in order for the message to come forth. I find it blasphemy /quenching to the Holy Spirit that church leaders and believers dismiss this very important spiritual moving and gift . BAPTISM of the HOLY SPIRIT is extremely important in such a time as this! GOD does not give these gifts for no reason. IT still exists and PASTORS don’t emphasize it enough. Some are afraid,embarrasssed,unbelieving,or fake Christians or exactly what this article is about,progressive Christians.God will not move on an unbelieving heart. GOD knows and sees everything! True some abuse it and misuse it,that is with everything. But guess what i?Being baptized w the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues enhances wisdom,discernment,knowledge and moving of the TRUE SPIRIT to perform Gods work.
As a retired ministers wife, I have witnessed this Progressive Christianity woven into the church world. My heart has been broken seeing the Holy Spirit removed from worship. Thank you for helping me understand this movement and how we as devoted Christians to God’s Word can make a difference in our prayer life and boldness I know we are being prepare for what lies ahead. I agree with the response about the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, the unseen power of God, that floods us with that spirit of boldness. Unfortunately, very few churches acknowledge this power and therefore have become a part of this Progressive Christianity. That is why we may see more believers conducting home services, rather than church services where it is all about the growth and money. May God help us to read your article with a heart to be led by the Holly Spirit by means of our own correction to follow His Word, be bold, unashamed, loving, and accepting our persecution and the abuse given from those who don’t choose the truth.
May God bless you in printing the Truth , and encouragement.
Different kinds of gifts!!!!! Not just tongues!!!
1 Co. 12:4-11.
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophesy, to another distinguishing between Spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of the same Spirit and HE gives them to each one, just as HE determines. “
I agree with Joy. I know that I am filled with the Holy Spirit. I am a Pentecostal Believer. I did not say I am a member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God sadly most of them have gone apostate. However, that is an aside. Since my conversion I cannot tell you how many people have tried (forced) to get me to speak in tongues but it has not manifested. I have another gift of the Spirit – the gift of discerning of spirts a gift that is SO NECESSARY today and so lacking and I thank God for it. So as Joy said above let us pay attention to 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and not get caught up in various obsessions.
Beautiful and bold on point message. Heavenly Father, thank you for those who speak your truth. We seek to bring the church back to Jesus and Jesus into the hearts of mankind. Jesus you are the light in a very dark culture. Only through you can the darkness be overcome. Holy Spirit, stoke the fires of our faith to exemplify Jesus teaching in everything we say and do in His name. Amen
HEAVENLY FATHER, I thank YOU for Gloria Robles and for this message. It has touched me way down deep inside. I come into Agreement with Gloria, and I pray it will go forth to multiplied millions of people—saved and unsaved all throughout the world. In the precious and holy name of my Savior and my LORD, JESUS CHRIST. Amen and Amen
“In Thee Oh LORD do I put my trust.”
I agree with you. Most churches ignore the biblical structure of the church set forth in the bible. Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, and Teachers are the structured leaders of the church according to the bible. How many churches follow Gods structure?
Such an excellent message for today!! I want to be as the early Apostles were!! It is the continuance and the faithful obedience of the Church to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit of Jesus!
This is a very enlightening article! My own heart has been challenged. How we need the fire of God ablaze in our hearts to live for Jesus uncompromisingly!
The awakening reveals all siin and corruption, in the church and the world simultaneously. The Love leadership, grace and compassion is crucial for Ecclesia (true believer) who stands as a prayer warrior right now.
The Ekklesia are ones “gathered / assembled” together in unity. As the Ekklesia can be accomplished by several or many, the fellowship of these Believers who then “go forth” to share Jesus with others, IS what we are commanded to do. Amen to the Faithful and True Word of God!
The urgency of this ‘hour’ among so many things is that we speak with ‘right and forcible words’ ( Job 6:25 ) Boldness, yes! Sagacity (God’s Wisdom), absolutely!
This teaching has totally blessed me and stirs me on to do what the early church has done and not to be afraid to suffer for His sake
Amen! Be glorified in our lives, Lord! Open our eyes to areas of compromise in our lives; purify our hearts, dear Lord! May we be faithful and effective witnesses to Your goodness, power and love. Remove blinders that all may see Your mighty power and love.
Ms. Robles, I read this false profit article this morning and most of it was all biblical based and true to God word.
Except when you were mentioning the word that said that they obeyed God and not man. Then you exemplified the fact that the Church Leaders went against it and closed the churches during covid! They allowed the devil to tell us that it was not important to go and the religious leaders hid and cowardly did nothing. They have lost their moral high ground and are no longer examples of disciples! They have no concern for the souls of their congregation! During last year my grandson had made his communion and they restricted the children, the parents and family that wanted to attend the important sacrament!
After the ceremony the ushered everyone out of church to the front steps to the church and their continued to try and enforce masks for their pictures! The priest wore them out side! So I asked them all 3 you are all priests that have NO faith in God! Doesn’t God know when and where are you called? Don’t you believe in God sovereignty?
No response as shows the devils smoke is in the churches!
What an Alabaster vase full of dead man’s bones they have become!
I totally agree.
Amen, I so appreciate and am so grateful for IFA. I pray a blessing on IFA and all the wonderful speakers and writers. They help us in praying for our church and country. God bless!
Titus 2:13 look up! Pray up pack up because we are going up ! SOON AND VERY SOON WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE KING!
Titus2:13 and LOOING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE OF GREAT LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!!!
I am a retired, single father of three teens. I was raised in a church going family and I’ve raised my children the same way. Well, that was until a little over a year ago.
Our Anglican bishop decided to EXCEED the government enforced covid control restrictions and even the recommendations She decreed that I and my healthy, socially distanced, mask wearing, young family were no longer welcome in the church building to worship in fellowship with our church family due to our unvaccinated status.
I had many discussions with our pastor, (who was sympathetic but unwilling to take any action) and I also had correspondence with our Bishop. There was no budging despite my assurance that I and my family would leave the denomination for one that was more welcoming and willing to follow the teachings found in the gospel, noting that there were no legal restrictions to changing or removing the unnecessary new policy.
Our congregation, like most these days, was quite small with less than 50 parishioners attending on a typical Sunday. The average age of our congregation members was likely in the low 80s. My children were three of the four there under age 30. Our Anglican church successfully restricted the future of the church… after much prayer, I made the tearfully difficult decision to withdraw our membership. We are still seeking a new church family. Not very long ago, I heard that our previous pastor has left Ministry.
Our church GraceWoodlands, Texas, opened quickly with masks and social distance at first and a twelve night revival.. Our Pastor has stood up for being open, no masks, no bowing to vaccine god, everyone choose their own health. We have grown. I’m so sad for others like your church who caved in to the pressure of man instead of God. Praying you Find a church that is growing even against the flow of political forces. Stand for truth. 🙏🙏🙏
The True Believer MUST follow after the righteous lead of Holy Spirit. This current move of Father God is separating the wheat and chaff. Continue to follow your heart for it is apparent that Christ is there.
You and your family need to be in a church that holds to the Word of God without embarrassment, and stands against the prevailing and popular sins of this hour. God bless you in your search. -old pastor Eric.
Trusting you will find people of like heart & mind that follow Jesus Christ & His Word with their whole heart!
What a blessing to have children walking in the faith of the Scriptures. May you have fellowship that will restore all of you as you walk in Jesus steps. Your later days will be greater than your former days!
Sadly the same thing happened in our small community . We found out that the government paid the church large sums of money to refuse unvaccinated persons to enter the church. We were never part of this or any of the congregations here. We immigrated here and found them all to be apostate. We started a home fellowship and two of the congregants who were kicked out unceremoniously, who had been attending one of these churches since children, joined our home fellowship. As soon as the mandates were lifted they returned. They still come to our home fellowship but I was speechless. It is unbelievable how people will attend churches where Ichabod is written clearly over the entrance.
I was happy to read this about false prophecies. I have found this to be the case in many churches of today. I usually just stay at home and do online worship through ministries I trust. Thank you for covering this topic.
Get into fellowship, real fellowship with other local trustworthy believers. Do NOT go it alone or attempt to.
We have one GREAT FALSE PROHET everywhere now.
This false Prophet is THE WORLD! – but not the one we still see around us in its old beauty,
but a fake and cad ARTIFICIAL WORLD in all its “Splendour” and “pretence Happiness”.
The danger know lies not even in “Bending a knee to CULTURE”
The can be faults in it, but True Culture is grown from Reality.
What faces us now is the blood-stained “false clowns”-face of UNCULTURE.
Let’s defend what’s GOOD and BEAUTIFUL, the real flowers, real men and women, THE REAL WORLD!
The can be faults in it, but True Culture is grown from Reality.
What faces us now is the blood-stained “false clowns”-face of UNCULTURE.
Let’s defend what’s GOOD and BEAUTIFUL, the real flowers, real men and women, THE REAL WORLD!
Father God thank you for your people who are called by your name that we humble ourselves and ask you to forgive us for our own wicked ways and to cleanse us from all evil thank you that you alone are God and we praise honor and glorify your name giving you all the the glory in the name of Jesus
I agree wholeheartedly that we need the Holy Spirit, and an experience like the early church in Acts. However, Acts 2 was the fruit, not the root of revival. The root was a soul searching 10 days in that upper room. Confessing their faults and seeking to bring their hearts in line with God’s will. A prerequisite for receiving the Holy Spirit is obedience to God’s revealed will. “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.” Acts 5:32. For generations, mainstream Christianity has insisted that God’s moral law was nailed to the cross. Now we’re reaping the harvest of that theology. May God open our eyes to see the perpetuity and necessity of His holy law.
In the excellent name of JESUS. Amen
Thank you for this much needed and timely caution.
Let us Fear GOD not man!!
May we stand firmly on the LORD’s side, taking the pathway of righteousness and walking on the highway of holiness.
We lay down our crowns and worship YAHWEH, our FATHER, GOD & KING.
In the name of JESUS’ excellent name. Amen
I trust that all of you who read this article understand that the Church our sister is writing about did not have the New Testament. Thank God we have it today, but when we pray for a return to God’s Word – that means starting from Genesis, and not just from Matthew. That early Church (all Messianic Jews until Acts 10), treasured and trusted the “Old Testament” which was to them “the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Messiah Yeshua!” (2 Tim. 3:15)
Blessings from Jerusalem,
Very good point Chuck.
Yes God’s Word attests to Messiah who is manifest in the man Jesus of Nazareth. The Christian root is the vine into which we are grafted, Judaism. In Acts we see an image of Ecclesia, now get ready to see the unveiling of the Body of Christ as we acknowledge our Jewish family into the fullness of the Gospel. Love you bro.
Amen and Amen
This article was spot on regarding what is happening in our churches. So sad and I’m sure it breaks God’s heart.
Lord, please purify Your Church and set a guard around our hearts and minds.
Cleanse us and forgive us for looking and acting like the world. Revive us once again and fill us with the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Mighty Name.