1 Corinthians 2:14 “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.”
Spiritual discernment is grossly lacking among those who claim Christ in today’s modern-day Christianity, let’s face it (who are more or less Apostates). Take, for example, some of the blatantly ignorant quotes in recent years about things pertaining to spirituality and God, such as: “Not today, Satan.” Seriously??? Who wants to parade around wearing a shirt with Satan’s name on it? I definitely wouldn’t! Come to find out, this exact phrase came from a nefarious source, show, and origin; need I say more?
How about, “Wash your hands and say your prayers ’cause Jesus and germs are everywhere.” To even compare or equate Jesus alongside germs is beyond ignorant and blasphemous in and of itself! Not to mention the taking of the Lord’s Name in vain through the acronym “OMG” on everything from restaurant menus to children’s toys, which only helps to further desensitize the masses to flippantly use such disrespectful terms concerning our Lord and Savior by making His Holy Name common and profane!
First of all, there needs to be a level of supreme reverence when it comes to the things of God, especially when it comes to His Holy Name! The Name of God is so Holy that even His chosen people, the Jews, took great care not to even utter His Name in hopes of not misusing it! Yet here we have the countless unsaved masses and even some modern-day ‘so-called Christians’ carelessly, mindlessly, and flippantly using God’s Name in jest, ignorance, and in such blasphemous quotes as the ones mentioned above! Wake up, people, and take notice!
Exodus 39:7 “So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”
Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.”
Psalm 103:1 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”
Furthermore, the Bible details how Michael the Archangel dared not to bring a railing accusation against Satan but instead said, “The LORD rebuke you!” If even the Archangel himself dared not to rebuke Satan, how then does the world think that we as mere humans have the liberty to do so?
Jude 1:9 “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”
There was a “pastor” that we knew for a short period of time who would routinely ‘rebuke and speak’ to Satan during every opening prayer at church. (Would that not equate to ‘devil worship’ by addressing the enemy while at the same time leading the congregation in praying to God… but I digress.) Even after we decided to quickly leave this ‘quack place,’ we found out that this “pastor” went back into his former heavy metal rock band, claiming that he was now singing for Christ, plus he went on to hold a ‘heavy metal concert’ at his church on Halloween night of all things! It shouldn’t take much more than that to discern that this man was either an ‘imposter or an apostate,’ but you’d be surprised at the overwhelming lack of perception even among laity in this day and age!
There are three well-known celebrity women who I will use as examples because at least two of them have routinely claimed their allegiance to God and Christianity. The first red flag is that all three women dress very immodestly, even to the point of being ‘overtly distracting’ on social media (consistently posting full-body pictures of themselves in tight-fitted or seductive clothing and/or of their fully naked thighs with swimsuit crotch area and cleavage), yet surprisingly the ones who claim Christianity obviously seem to have no qualms about it!
Just recently, one of them, who has claimed to be a Christ follower for a long time now, posted on her social media account of her mimicking riding a ‘witch’s broomstick’ while gyrating around in skintight leotards to an addicting, albeit ‘fake Christian Halloween workout song’ with lyrics repeating, “Kick Satan in the crotch”! Once again, who are we to try and personally attack Satan when our job is to rely on God to protect us from all evil because He is the Only One who has the ultimate authority to do so? On top of that, what kind of example is that of a woman who is supposed to be representing Christ to a lost and dying world but who is instead promoting the works of darkness by seductively dancing and gyrating around to this kind of demonic influence?
Yet, under such a ‘disturbing video’ as this, you’ll see comment after comment of countless people finding this kind of behavior hilariously entertaining! Some even stated that they were Christians but still found this type of depravity delightful! All of which begs the question, “Where is the spiritual discernment among Christians nowadays?” Better yet, “Where is the Holy Spirit, Wisdom, and Fruit of the Spirit in all of these people’s lives?” The answer is in the scripture at the beginning of this article which states that the reason being is that “the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him, neither can he know or understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”
The other two women are just as spiritually clueless, seeing how one of them continues to preach openly to men year after year despite the admonishment in scripture prohibiting women from doing so and despite the pushback from those in the Christian community who have eyes to see and ears to hear! But I guess all of that doesn’t matter when God’s Word can be ‘cherry picked’ among the Progressives in Christianity, and multiple passages of scripture don’t have to fully apply, especially when one is ‘young, rich, attractive, privileged, and famous’!
Anyhow, the third celebrity woman example that I have just recently put out an album supposedly being about God, but right away, discernment will have us see a ‘little g’ in the title. Hmm, let’s see; the true and reverent Christians will know that the ‘big G’ is the God of the Bible, and the ‘little g’ is the god of this world, which is also known as Satan. At any rate, one of her songs is about wanting god to take her home in his spaceship. Umm, let’s get real, shall we? Spaceships, Aliens, and the like have nothing to do whatsoever with the ‘big G’ God of the Bible!
It is more like this: either she is ‘knowingly or unknowingly misleading the masses’ by obviously singing to a Demon/Nephilim/Alien ‘little g’ god to quell her angst by taking her home through such a thing as a demonically inspired spaceship! True Christians know that the ‘big G’ God of the Bible does not cater to this or use such things!
Yet again, comment after comment under said ‘delusional music video,’ people are fawning all over her music and song lyrics by stating that she has the ‘voice of an angel’ and how her song is about God, when those of us who have eyes to see and ears to hear know that it clearly is not! Talk about the ‘blind leading the blind,’ which is what these ‘so-called Christian’ celebrity women are doing to the undiscerning Christian community and the unsaved masses by making them think these things are permissible and pertain to Christ when, in fact, it is quite the opposite!
Matthew 15:13-14 “But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
The Bible is clear that most people will go to Hell. Even another well-known and famous person recently acknowledged as much when he tweeted, “Thank you for the blessing, but I’m ok with going to hell, if that is indeed my destination, since the vast majority of all humans ever born will be there.” The part about the vast majority of all humans going to hell is true because God’s Word plainly states that many are on the wide road to destruction, and only a few are on the narrow path to eternal life and will find it.
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
The Christian life is not going to be popular, fun, easy, or friendly with the world. In fact, we will be shunned, despised, abhorred, and rejected among all things. So, when you see a person name the Name of Christ yet is well-liked, popular, praised, and celebrated even, one needs to ask, “Is this synonymous with how our LORD was treated during His time here on earth?” Those who read their Bibles know that Jesus told us that we will be hated for His Name’s sake because we do not belong to this world, for if we were of the world, the world would love its own, but since He has called us out of the world, therefore, the world hates us.
John 15:18-21 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.”
So, guess what? No, we are not supposed to talk to or directly attack Satan, but if we do choose to rebuke him, we do it by faith in Jesus Christ’s Name, for only Jesus (the Name above all names) has that kind of authority, and we do not! Look at what happened to the sons of Sceva who went around trying to exorcise demons in their own strength and without the power of Christ behind them; read how they ended up being attacked and ran out of a house wounded and naked!
Acts 19:13-17 “Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.”
Also, the Name of God and all Biblical references to Him (Jesus, Lord, Elohim, Emmanuel, Yahweh, Yeshua Hamashiach, YHWH, I AM) should be highly exalted, honored, revered, worshipped, feared, respected, adored, believed, loved, and so much more! Not to be taken lightly, disrespected, flippantly talked about, lowly esteemed, joked about, blasphemed, taken in any kind of jest, and the like; for God will not be mocked:
Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Exodus 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
Matthew 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
Philippians 2:10-11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, of things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe.”
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
As True Born-Again Believers and Reverent Christians, we have the power to pray against all the works of darkness in Jesus Christ’s Holy Name! Put on the full Armor of God, stay vigilant, watchful, and prayerful because our enemy, the devil, is looking for those he can devour! Many are so blind, deceived, and lost even to the point where they have no spiritual compass or navigation to help steer them, which can only be obtained through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who can help lead us to our true home with God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ!
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Do not allow yourself to be blinded by the enemy, for the devil blinds the minds of those who are perishing! Make sure you are not compromising Biblical truths by being ignorant of God’s Word! Stay in His Word, read it daily, even if just a few verses to at least one chapter a night. For in these last days, evil seducers are waxing worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived! Watch, and again, I say, Watch!
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
Mark 13:37 “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Until next time, Maranatha!
Sincerely and In Christ,