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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oprah Winfrey New Church Age & Deception of Christian leaders By Minister Speed



Denies Jesus's Purpose



Key Scripture - 1 Corinthians Chapter 2 KJV    
     
(1) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with Excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. (2) For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (3) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 

(4) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: (5) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

(6)Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: (7)But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: (8)Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

(9) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

(10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 

12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


(14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (16)For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Verse 16 give us a clue as to what defines “true” spirituality.  I am writing this lesson because throughout my travels I hear people say “I’m not talking about God, I’m not talking about Faith, I’m not talking about religion, I’m talking about SPIRITUALITY.  

Through scripture I would like to answer this NEW AGE old question.  It’s amazing how most people concept rules out CHRISTIANITY AS THE SOURCE OF SPIRITUALITY but let’s look at it from a more practical standpoint.

On the world scene celebrities often flock to “Certain Eastern Religion” which makes claims of spirituality.  One of those recent converts is Mega Billionaire Oprah Winfrey who recently denied Jesus Christ on air, and as a result began to lose a core group of supporters who were Christians.  This loss resulted in major financial losses for her and she recently changed her stance without apology to this statement.

"I am not talking about religion," she emphasized. “I am a Christian. That is my faith. I'm not asking you to be a Christian. If you want to be one I can show you how.  But it is not required. I have respect for all faiths.  But what I'm talking about is not faith or religion. I'm talking about spirituality." She added, "

My definition [of spirituality] is living your life with an open heart, through love... allowing yourself to align with the values of tolerance, acceptance, of harmony, of cooperation and reverence for life.  "There is a force energy consciousness divine thread, I believe, that connects spiritually to all of us, to something greater than ourselves.

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Many applauded her new stance but if we invoke the Holy Spirit and breath upon the Holy Scriptures we may see a truth beyond what was said.

1.She claims to be a Christian. What does the bible states is a Christian.  The bible/Jesus states in John 8:31 – “ Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed”

1A. This suggest that a Christian is one who has been discipline in the ways, words, teaching and lifestyle of Jesus.  The teaching of Jesus is that He is the only way to get to God. In John 14:6 – He states “I Am the way, the truth, and the light, No man can come through the Father except through me.”

 How is this relevant to obtaining spirituality?  In John 4:24 – The bible says “God is Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.  It becomes clear that any connection to “divine” consciousness” or A Power greater than oneself must start and finish with God the father.  

She also said “That is my faith.  The bible says “Faith without works is dead.  How can I be a Christian and have faith in Christ and not have works in what He said I MUST DO?  Sounds like CONFUSION and we all know that CONFUSION is not of God, but the devil.


2.She states “I have respect for all faiths.”  I find this INCLUSIVISM to be particular disturbing as certain Satanist and Luciferians have faith and I take no fellowship with them.  The bible which we as Disciples of Christ follow as our (Basic*Instruction*Before*Leaving*Earth) Manual and guide to live states a completely new idea.    

The bible reads in  2 John 1:10-11 - If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.  This teaching is the Christian teaching.

3.She makes the statement, if you want to be a Christian I can show you how, but that it not required.  This is a sharp contradiction to “THE GREAT COMMANDMENT” in Matthew 28: 18 – 20 which reads, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.  

What an amazing contradiction to the attempt to obtain oneness with all people of all faith and be under the guise of a power which binds us all together.  

Makes you wonder where she is really coming from and what her agenda really is.  I means how can she be a Christian when she denied Christ before millions and then claims Him again but does not apologies to going off the path in front of millions in direct disobedience to the one she claim to be following but has respect for all "religions".   Here is the actually video of her denial before millions:




4.I’m not talking about faith or religion Then why did she mention that “"There is a force energy consciousness divine thread, I believe, that connects spiritually to all of us, to something greater than ourselves”.  The word Force in the Greek means – Power.  Ability.  Or Influence.  What FORCE is she speaking of that has the power, ability to influence all people.  When you say spirituality do you know what you are saying?

  So now we can see that Oprah Winfrey and many like her who outwardly claim Christianity are really saying that they are seeking to bind mankind together under a human force, or power which will unify us all and give us the ability to respect all faith no matter what, and also be ok with being a hypocrite and claim Christianity at the same time.  If it’s not about God, Faith, or Religion then what must it be about?  The bible says, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25). 

 Let me see so you’re saying and I quote “Spirituality is living your life with an open heart, through love... allowing yourself to align with the values of tolerance, acceptance, of harmony, of cooperation and reverence for life.”  

So from this Chapter we can assume that Oprah is against ABORTION, HOMOSEXUALITY right?  WRONG!!!!

In a recent Interview with Peirs Morgan Oprah states “And when I  went to live with my father, things only got worse when he (her father) told her, “I would rather see a daughter of mine floating down the Cumberland River than to bring shame on this family and the indecency of an illegitimate child.” 

She then “hid the pregnancy until her swollen ankles and belly gave her away.” A few weeks later, the baby died in the hospital. Another shocking revelation was that Oprah said she “had no connection..." to the baby and viewed the death as a blessing in disguise. “When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance.”    See interview at:




 So Oprah’s spirituality would allow her to wish death upon the child of her own womb and when the child finally died, she was grateful and thought of it a blessing.   That is a far cry from the so called reverence for life movement she has aligned herself with.


5.Something greater than ourselves.   As a Christian I know that God and God alone is greater.  There is only one Power active in the Universe and that Power is God.  All else are a result of God and all darkness is the misuse/evil working of His ways, will and word.    

Acts 4:12 states “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”, saving the name of Jesus.   What Power could Oprah or anyone else be talking about that exist outside of Gods’?  Of what is she really thinking?  Could this be a concerted effort to lure men and women away from Christ?  The KEY SCRIPTURE for this lesson definitely shows us what true spirit-uality really is.


 In 1 Cor. 2:12-13, God clearly states that spirituality comes from the Holy Spirit which lives within us. Verse 12  reads, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God”.  Verse 13 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual”.

The reason we receive spirituality is so we may know the things that God would have us know.  My people know that I am not Judging Oprah Winfrey as I am told by the bible, “Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning”. (1 Timothy 5:20).   

Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful women in the world who claims to be a Christian after denying Jesus and leading million astray with hew now New Age Spiritual Class and her New Age Church T.V Program is in need of stern rebuke and prayer.

Is Speaking Gods’ Truth Judging Others?
Identifying sin and scriptural error is not judging or being judgmental. Sometimes when Christians address sin such as non-scriptural divorce and homosexuality they are accused of being non-loving and judgmental. Such statements are only used by those that are unstable, scripturally ignorant, rebellious, deceived, or those living in sin.

To judge means to render a decision, form an opinion, and make a determination based on knowledge. People make decisions and determinations every day. They judge what they will wear, say, and do, for example. They are cautious when first meeting strangers and know from experience not everyone is trustworthy. To throw caution to the wind is not wise. Let’s review a few scriptures regarding judgment.

TRY THE SPIRITS

The Apostle John taught to try the spirits. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try      ( Judge,Test)the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

There is the Holy Spirit, human spirits, and demonic spirits. Spirits are judged according to what they say and how they act. Our measurement for truth is the written Word of God, the bible. According to the Thayer Greek Lexicon “try” is the Greek word dokimazō meaning:

1.) To test, examine, prove, and scrutinize.

2.) To see whether a thing is genuine or not.

3.) To recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy.


To ignore, condone, and justify sin and sinful behavior is not biblical. To expect a Christian to overlook sin because “God will judge” is wrong. Your leader has the responsibility to feed the sheep and protect the flock from wolves, dogs, goats, foxes, false prophets, evil workers, and the deceived. (Matthew 7:15; Acts 20:29; Philippians 3:2; Matthew 25:32; 2 Timothy 4:14)



KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS

Jesus taught us to know people by their fruits.  “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:15-23).

According to Jesus the only way to know what’s inside a person is to know them by their fruits. In other words to know a person requires looking at the fruit of their actions and life. Some trees bear fruit quickly others take more time. The only way to know a person is through fruit inspection. Again, this requires sound scriptural judgment and examination.

 Jesus used the word “beware” meaning to use extreme caution because some are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Wolves devour sheep. To protect you Christ taught to look for righteous fruit because “a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” For someone, anyone, to tell you not to judge protects wolves and puts you in extreme danger.

In closing I hear a lot of people in the 12 Step Recovery programs who claim Christianity talk about a “Power Greater Than Themselves” without identifying that power.  Remember there is the Holy Spirit, Human Spirit, and Demonic Spirit.  You might want to stop being a “Puppet, Parrot, and Pigeon and chose today whom you will serve.

 I also would like to add that many people speak of God and state that “THEY CHOSE TO CALL HIM GOD, OR CHOSE TO WORSHIP GOD.  

The bible say in John 15:16, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”.  

Amazing how clear thing become when we just submit to the word of God and not the things of this world.  Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  Stop relying on celebrities whose motivation are not from God but obvious those of MONEY & SELF.

Selah – Think On, Ponder, and Meditate on that!!!







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