Friday, 18 September 2020
“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” – 1 Corinthians 2:2 NIV
One thing I love about the Word is that you can read a particular scripture today and get a revelation and read the same scripture the following week and get something different, from the same scripture. Also how different people can read the same scripture yet Holy Spirit ministers different things to each one. Problem is that others will come with “revelations” that distort the word of God knowingly or unbeknownst to them. This has led to different churches being formed everywhere and with each new “revelation” the Word is being diluted even further.
The beauty of Christianity is in its simplicity. In the above scripture Paul confessed to knowing Jesus and him crucified, nothing more nothing less. He is not laying a new foundation or adding any alterations to it. The simplicity is Christ died for my sins and His resurrection gives me victory every time (Proverbs 4:18). The minute anyone preaches a Word that is contrary to that or comes with a “deeper revelation”, according to the Word I must stay away from them. All I need to know is Christ’s sacrifice and what that means to me.
“As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1: 9 NIV). If anyone’s revelation takes away from Christ’s sacrifice then that revelation is not from GOD. Any revelation that takes the glory from GOD is not from Him. The deception that is in the world comes when people want to renovate an already perfect system. This is the reason the Bible instructs us to test the spirit at all times. Even if your teacher whom you know is preaching, you must always measure their teaching against the Word, just in case, he may come with his own renovations or alterations.
“for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11b). This is the attitude we all need to adopt. Test the spirit and new “revelations” at all times (1 John 4:1). This is why we have been given the Holy Spirit, that he may reveal those who are with us. On another matter have you realized that Paul who never spent time with Christ is the one who wrote the majority of the new testament, unlike the other apostles who were with Christ? His revelation came directly from the Holy Ghost fulfilling Christ’s promise (John 14:26).
The deception that is in the world comes when people want to renovate an already perfect system