Friday, February 29, 2008

How Can Such A Thing Be True That Spiritual Leaders Would Attempt And Dare To Bypass The Cross?

When Vern Kuenzi wrote about work force seeking to short-circuit the Cross of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus Iodine could hardly believe that this was happening. Our Professor of New Testament in Edinburgh University encouraged us strongly never to prophesy without mentioned the cardinal truth of the Cross of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus and for that word in 1965 Iodine give thanks.

The Godhead have spoken three modern times over the last six old age about the absence of the cross in the current vision and personal business of the church. These are among the strongest and clearest words the Godhead have ever spoken to me. Astatine the clip of each of these speakings, the Godhead set me into a bare topographic point so that Iodine would acquire the point and there would be no confusion that He was speaking and about what He was saying.

The first clip was in late 1996, at a major men's evangelistic meeting here in Honolulu. At that meeting were the best of speakers, the best of musicians, an cheerful evangelistic message, and an communion table phone call to accept Jesus Of Nazareth as Savior. I tried to suit in with the flowing of the meeting and went down onto the sphere flooring to hopefully administer my quota of pledge cards, but I was uneffective and became very grieved in spirit and walked back up to my place and sat slumped there until the meeting was over. Iodine thought the job was with me. I didn't even desire to go to the adjacent day's meeting, and as I put in bed the adjacent morning time stripped of all enthusiasm, I was very surprised when the Godhead clearly spoke through Saint David Wilkerson's up-to-the-minute newsletter and said, "They have got done away with the cross." Obviously the very best that we can come up up with in footing of evangelistic attempts amounts to nil if we make away with cross. It might look good and sound good but still be wood, hay, and stubble. The cross is the wisdom and powerfulness of God, and without it the prisoners stay bound.

About two old age ago, I attended a magnetic place meeting near my house here in Pearl City. A known curate was invited and marks and wonderments and prophetic vocalizations seemed to flow. Saints were slain in the Spirit and some claimed healings. The adjacent morning time when Iodine woke up it was as if the Godhead had pulled a stopper and drained every spot of Negro spiritual life from me. All I could believe of was, "I'm not gonna brand it." I have got never been so empty in myl ife. But there was a little "Free Grace Broadcaster" booklet beside me on the bed which I picked up and began to read. The article that presented itself was titled, "The Glory of the Cross." And as I began to read that short article, I could experience the life flowing back into me. The Godhead spoke clearly through that article by saying, "God forbid that you should glorification in anything but in the cross of Jesus Of Nazareth Christ." Apparently I had been glorying in many things that nighttime other than in the cross.

Most recently (in mid-2002, about August) I was reviewing respective books written by popular writers who encompass and supervise a current apostolic/prophetic movement. The common vision of those writers is that the Christian church is called to pass the political, economic, financial, and educational systems of this state before Jesus Of Nazareth returns. Iodine felt so out of measure with this vision that I became unsettled for respective years and wondered again what was incorrect with me. I tried to purchase one of the books at the Christian bookshop where I was browsing it, but the hard cash registry was malfunctioning and I went place without the book feeling a bank check in my spirit. The adjacent twenty-four hours I went back to the bookshop and I picked up that book again and began to reread parts of it. I asked the Godhead to demo me where I was in error, and I also asked Him to maintain me from being deceived. Suddenly the Godhead seemed to say, "Where is the centrality of the cross in this vision?"

Three modern times the Godhead have spoken severely about things that seemed like "good" things, and in all three cases, the job that He identified was the absence of the cross. In all three cases, the hurting of the experience was very real. I now believe it was hurting associated with a birthing.

As "good" as it might look to pass the economic, judicial, financial, and educational systems before Jesus Of Nazareth returns, that is not the coating line that the Book describes. We see a leftover of saints who defeat Satan by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and by loving not their lives unto death. The book of Daniel reasons by saying the end of the age will come up when the powerfulness of the holy people have been shattered. We see a snapshot of this in the lives of the two witnessers of Disclosure 11.

Together the books of Daniel and Disclosure set up the true vision for the Christian church at the end of this age, and that vision is not triumph in a worldly sense, but triumph through presentation of the wisdom and powerfulness of the cross. The true leftover Christian church is destined to follow Jesus Of Nazareth and walk the way of the agony servant. God's ageless intent is to affect His saints in the licking of the devil, and that licking will be accomplished only as the Christian church walks in presentation of the wisdom and powerfulness of the cross.

We're setting ourselves up for the same error that the state of State Of Israel made 2000 old age ago when they expected a political messiah. Jesus Of Nazareth did not come up up to pass Rome, and the leftover Christian church is not destined to pass Babylon, but to come out of her. Her testimony in the thick of Babylon is what will put the prisoners free.

The danger of having our vision slightly off-target could do us to aline with the incorrect side. The Antichrist is not going to come up in a reddish lawsuit with horns. He is going to come up as a cheat and a
counterfeit. The nature of the imitation is to be as much like the existent thing as possible, but still not be the existent thing. He's going to come up with an docket of "good" things, but they will be things that have got done away with the cross.

The docket of the Satan is very simple. If he can acquire us to skew our vision just a small spot off centre by doing away with the centrality of the cross, he will have got won the victory. We will not
then be in place to show the wisdom and powerfulness of the cross through our lives. We will be fighting against the cross rather than embracing it.

The great dividing issue at the end of this age will be the issue of the cross of Jesus Of Nazareth Christ. Those who encompass it as the Holy Place Spirit takes them will overcome. Those who make not, and trust on the apprehension and abilities of natural man, will fall away. If our sinfulness and our defects make not convey us to the topographic point of entire realisation that not one good thing dwells in us in the flesh, then
we have got missed what it is that the Godhead desires to work in us. Alice Paul came to the topographic point where he realized that he was the head of sinners, and that no good thing was in him, and that he could glorification in nil but in the cross of Jesus Of Nazareth Christ. His words were not spoken in wisdom, but in meekness, fear, and trembling, and he recognized that lone by the saving grace and clemency of Supreme Being and by the powerfulness of the Holy Place Spirit could he ever offer anything of significance to a dying human race around him.

The things that are coming upon the Earth in these years are designed to purify the church, and are likened to birth pains. It is out of great trial that a great battalion emerges who have got washed their robes and made them achromatic in the blood of the Lamb. We must understand that this procedure is an outworking of God's love, not His wrath. His wrath will follow great tribulation, and will be directed only toward those who take not to repent.

I once heard a adult male sermon on television and saying, "God would never make that to His bride." (He was referring to the inquiry of her going through the great tribulation) He did not understand the work of the cross in the perfecting of the saints. His philosophy had done away with the cross.

Saints, let's not do that mistake. Let's encompass the cross rather than doing away with it. Let us constantly stay in the encompass of the Father's ardent love so that our love makes not turn cold. We love Him because He first loved us, and we go on to love Him and others as we go on to dwell in His love. The subduers will be lovers. And may all glorification be the Lord's!

Having read the above piece which I have got permission to utilize I am so glad that our New Testament Professor at Edinburgh University said - "Gentlemen, never prophesy the Word of Supreme Being without reminding the people of the importance and centrality of the Cross of Jesus Of Nazareth Christ."

Sandy Shaw

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