The biggest problem with deception is that the deceived are always praying for someone else to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The deceived are always convinced they are walking in the truth until they look Truth square in the face. At this point they either allow Me, Truth, to crush their pride and repent or they call Me, Truth a liar and seal their doom.
Sad to say as the end nears, most will say, Truth you are a liar. Leaders who repeat a lie thousands of times, cause it to become truth to all those who do not know My voice. This ploy used by many politicians, is now used by many pastors.
People seal their doom by calling truth a liar, and totally believe their own lie. ‘Spiritual leaders change the truth that started out as My ministry into a lie, worshipping and serving their own ministry more than Me, the one who created it in the first place,’ Romans 1:25.
Some have defended and lied about their sin so long and often, that My Spirit lets them believe they are anointed, surrounding them with “yes men” sending them a strong delusion, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11.
When this happens they become so convincing, that even mature believers choose to ignore the still small voice of the Spirit of Truth, commonly referred to as “a check in the spirit”, emitting a continual warning. This warning when heeded, is designed to keep My body pure.
Millions of times, especially in the west, My Spirit will speak soft warnings like, “he is lying, exhort or rebuke him now (in a modern terminology “call him out on it”). However fear of rejection causes My warnings to fall on deaf ears.
The more time passes the more confident the deceived one becomes, and the more “yes people” move in to support his delusion. They conclude that if there were any problems, I would never continue to bless his life or ministry. This thinking is also part of the delusion, because numbers of people, buildings, and money are not a sign of My blessing, anointing or approval.
Finally My day of reckoning, the day of the LORD arrives, when the strong arm of the law of sin and death harshly and mercilessly reveals all the things My Spirit has tried to speak softly, to gently and lovingly purify My body. The law of sin finally wins the inner war against the Spirit of life, Romans 7:23.
Then the deaf, fearful and timid followers come out of the woodwork, jumping on the bandwagon boldly proclaiming, “I knew something was wrong”, or the famous “something told me …”
Churches of eight and ten thousand suddenly drop to 400 bewildered souls who were heavily invested or were were part of the inner circle. Smaller churches simply dissolve and split into small groups.
Wives, family members and friends come out of the closet spilling their guts to the world, writing a book, magazine article or appearing as a guest on a TV talk show. All of which could have been avoided by following My “tough love” program.
It would have been so simple to ‘receive an accusation against a pastor or leader in front of two or three witnesses, when My Spirit first checked them. 20 And them excuse and continue to sin rebuke before everybody, that others also may fear keeping My church holy, and powerful,’ 1 Timothy 5:19-20.
One day you will see that My church is very powerful but made up of very few! Matthew 7:14.
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim now helps feed Ugandan widows and orphans, helps Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s His banker and is privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives.