UPSIDE-DOWN CHURCH

Posted: October 18, 2014 in Bible Truths, Demons, Fallen Angels, GOD, Jesus Christ, Paranormal, Warfare, Witchcraft

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This work given is in full acknowledgement of GOD and directed by Holy Spirit. Any and all use of the facts of the dark side are not an avenue meant to give any credit to them. In fact, all work is directly attributed to GODs Plan and to give HIM all the glory. Amen

One of the prophecies for these last days is about the church. This prophecy basically says that churches and prayer houses will have less and less people within them, and it become more about profit than the people’s Salvation.
What did Jesus Christ do in His days when the Temple became full with “Market Place” people? What upset Jesus Christ about the powers that controlled the world then, and how does it compare to our worldly affairs?
John 2:15 KJV
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;

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Jesus Christ literally made cord/scourge/whip from twisted rushes of odder or litter of the cattle to drive them out…do you know what that is? FECES! Yes, He was using poop! What an instrument!! Is this a metaphor for the people He was using it on? I think EVERY word put into the Bible serves a purpose!
The “scourge,” as Godet says, is a symbol, not an instrument. It was in Jesus Christ’s hands a conspicuous method of expressing his indignation, and augmenting the force of his command, by an indication that he meant to be obeyed there and then.
He threw out the money collected in bins, and overturned the tables from which they were working. So, He then told the caregivers of the doves:
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

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Minds filled with cares about worldly business when at a House of GOD? Hmmm…sounds familiar in today’s realm.
What really upset Jesus Christ was the structures or powers that divide, dominate, exclude, or disparage any creature of GOD.
These animals were required for sacrifice, and there were economic implications because poor people couldn’t afford to buy the best animals. Jesus Christ, overturning the tables, illustrated his belief that the wisdom of GOD is not the wisdom of the dominating structures of organized religion, particularly when institutionalized religion gets in bed with the empire. So Jesus Christ turned over the temple tables as a political act and more. At its depth it was a spiritual and theological act. It was an example of how GOD’s wisdom is foolish to the wisdom of the world.
Christianity is used politically to support the nation as in killing people whether through wars. So He was not only disrupting the temple but disrupting the way things were.

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RISE OF MEGACHURCHES
I guess the term, “Big is Beautiful” could apply here but the to imply or to criticize a church for being big is to imply disbelief in Jesus Christ’s commission. But originally the tone was set on the mountain when Jesus Christ gave His sermons, right? It was to be centered around Jesus Christ, and the Word of GOD.

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But today, that’s not the emphasis, is it? The grandiose social complexes have other distinctive trademarks such as aerobics studio, banquet halls, arcades with XBOX etc.., computer centers, gymnasiums, and McDonald’s along with a STARBUCKS! That’s right get your coffee and GOD buzz on, right?

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But what’s wrong with this? Why can’t a church, in this fast-paced world, tailor themselves around the congregations needs? A more, “User Friendly” environnment!

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The scene is set: You enter the foyer, you’re immediately greeted with several 50″ big-screen television screens, a bookstore and a Starbucks cafe in the middle.

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And let’s not forget the Krispy Kreme doughnuts at every counter ready to be consumed. The fliers on the walls are advertising the new band of the week to be performing on Fri-Sat nights!

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Cultural Vs. Spiritual
What does your clothing look like? Do you have the stylish trend? The coolest style of glasses? How about your hair, is it cut in the new wave? Do you look sexy?
How about your spiritual characteristics? Do you live for GOD? Do you serve GOD on a daily basis?

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Christianity today is tainted. You feel like you must wear the newest style of hats, and drive the coolest cars, and how about your home? Does it keep up with Jane & Jack next door?
Who do you compare yourself to? Is it Jesus Christ, or the world?

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Is your church spiritually dead? Are you spiritually dead?
Seems to me the modern churches are here to entertain, not teach. I had a very good friend tell me recently that she changed churches to get a new vibe because her old one was not keeping up. So, he and the family found a new one. They’ve been going a few weeks and she informs me that she feels like there is two levels, one for the children and one for the immature Christian. But, she feels left out. She feels all the messages are everything she already knows. Things she’s already learned.
In one sense, this is a GOOD thing! She’s only in her early 30’s and she’s above the Christian crowd, so to speak. Then again, this is very bad because you tend to get a sense that the church is not giving anything to the people.

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Cookies & Milk /Meat & Potatoes
Let’s get right down to the issue at hand! Is your church doing right by you? Is it living according to the world, or GOD? Is your church serving two masters?
What kind of service are you getting? Is it Cocktails and Cookies or Meat and potatoes?
What kind of service does your church lead? Are you learning anything? Do you feel led to inspire others after the service is over? Or do you leave and go back out to the world and continue to live in the flesh?

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TWO MASTERS
Can you hold onto one, yet despise the other? No! Why? Because our flesh loves self-deception. We can’t despair when we recognize the self-centered nature of our actions. No. Satan uses despair to trap us, wanting us to feel hopeless so that we don’t trust in GOD. So, it’s a vicious circle.
People fool themselves all the time; with their mouths they claim to live for GOD, yet their lives are a product of their heart.
Seriously folks! It’s time to wake up. Is your church spiritually awake? Or does it feed to cookies and milk?
Is the door open to serve the Pastor’s pocket? What does your Pastor drive? Where does he lay his head at night?

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You’re not judging one another by looking into this matter? You’re aligning yourself toward GOD. We are meant to constantly look up not down at this material world we live in.
You cannot take that pearl necklace to heaven. But you sure can take that muscle car to hell. You see, Satan will allow you to think you can have it all. You can live two separate lives and no one will know the better.
Satan wants you to think that it’s okay to drink of Saturday and go to Church on Sunday.

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BUT YOU CAN’T continue to live this way. Riding the fence…you’re eventually going to fall off. Lukewarm congregations are the norm!
TEST YOUR CHURCH. MAKE A STAND! MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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PROSPERITY MOVEMENT
That’s not all…I’ve been led to talk about something else too!
You know…we all have to make a living! We have to survive, but at what cost? I see so many people who profess with their mouths about their works to GOD, yet they turn around and all they do is SELL SELL SELL!
The “prosperity teaching” later figured prominently in the Word of Faith movement and 1980s televangelism. In the 1990s and 2000s, it was adopted by influential leaders in the Charismatic Movement and promoted by Christian missionaries throughout the world, sometimes leading to the establishment of mega-churches. Prominent leaders in the development of prosperity theology include E. W. Kenyon, Oral Roberts, A. A. Allen, Robert Tilton, T. L. Osborn, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, and Kenneth Hagin.

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They maintain that Christians have been given power over creation because they are made in the image of God and teach that positive confession allows Christians to exercise dominion over their souls and material objects around them.
How can we tell if we’re one of these kinds of teachers? Or involved with one, or a member of their congregation?
I feel like the sermon should be the objective, not what comes after! Immediately after the sermon, does your preacher announce how to give money to them? Or how to buy their products? Has it come down to “name it and claim it? or “blab it and grab it”?
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth … But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven”

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Do you have enough to get by, or do you live abundantly while your neighbor is starving? The whole world lives for themselves, while the person next to them is wondering how to get their next meal.
How much do you give? Do you use part of your income to help someone in need? Do you give whenever possible? Do you spend part of your day trying to “pay it forward”?
How do you justify what you have, against what everyone else does? Well, I work hard for what I got! Is that it? But, do you think about that man who stands on the corner trying to get work while you drive to the nearest McDonald’s to get junk food for a snack? How do you justify your actions to GOD? Or do you try?

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Comments
  1. Virginia Qureshi says:

    yes I d agree I stop going to church and found that I was out of place with all that was going on in them I been to many of them and found that the motive was about serving God but about serving self serving motives and I thought that I had enough ! this is not the church that Jesus was talking about in the scriptures, we are the church and we are to learn and know who we are in Christ Jesus keep leaning until we become the very expiration of Christ that dwells with in us we are to be able to set the captives free and heal the sick and deliver those that are in darkness, but we have not even come close to even knowing the real reason why we go t church and what the church was for, the unity and being one is just not what is happening mostly I see a lot what you have just said and I do agree !! we need to be praying for one an other and stand on the word of God and come together in unity that is the only way we can overcome tis mess !! God Blessed you !!

  2. Kittii says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/hillsong-church-gays_n_6002762.html?cps=gravity
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/19/pope-homosexuality-church-gay_n_6010904.html?cps=gravity
    “Pope Francis clearly placed the Church on a new path, toward an evangelizing style that is less focused on doctrine and more willing to invite people in, no matter what their status,” Thavis wrote in his blog.

  3. Kittii says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/china-secret-churches_n_5997532.html?cps=gravity
    The atheist Chinese Communist Party has placed a number of restrictions on Christians and other religious groups in the country, forcing some to practice their faith in underground churches.

    The government officially bans discrimination based on religion, but only recognized five official faiths: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. In April thousands of Christians in Wenzhou, China formed a human shield to protect their church, Jerusalem of the East, which the government had threatened to demolish.

    Unable to find state-sanctioned churches in which to worship, some Christians have initiated underground churches in private homes and other sites, which Purdue University Professor Fenggang Yang refers to as the “grey” or “black” religious marketplace. A 2011 Pew study estimated there more than 65 million Christians inside China, and Yang estimated that it would soon become the largest Christian country in the world.

    For now, underground churches are where many Christians in China worship. These photos offer a rare glimpse at what their worship looks like:
    http://www.christianbook.com/safely-home-randy-alcorn/9781414348551/pd/348551/1467761077?event=Christian-Authors

  4. Kittii says:

    “Is this the day I die?”
    Quan stiffened at the shout behind him. The voice rang with authority. “You meet in the night like the criminals you are. How dare you defy the law? In three minutes we will shoot every man, woman, and child who does not declare himself loyal to the people rather than the gwelios, foreign devils.”

    American business executive Ben Fielding has no idea what his brilliant old college roommate is facing in China. But when they’re reunited in China after twenty years, the men are shocked at what they discover about each other.

    Thrown together in an hour of encroaching darkness, watched by unseen eyes, both must make choices that will determine not only the destinies of two men, but two families, two nations… and two worlds.

  5. Kittii says:

    My experience and my opinion is the CHURCH IS DECIEVED and NO AMOUNT OF DOCUMENTATION is going to change that. A church I tried and a pastor I tried to share information with about the End Times and the Illuminati was totally closed minded. He comes from the Jesus movement. He got defensive when I mentioned George W. Bush. He’s the one that called me a Classic Fundamentalist.

    I never thought a Evangelical Pastor would insult me like that. I’m not taking it as a insult now. He accused me of policing others, being legalistic and judgmental. I got over trying or for the most part got over trying to convince others not to celebrate Christmas and then I even compromised. So I’m not legalistic. I learned how to keep my mouth shut. They don’t listen. I only thought it would be Catholics or Episcopalians that would say such things to me.

    The Church will only become undeceived by experiencing persecution. That will be our only salvation, if there is one for the United States/Babylon. They will mourn for us when it is gone, as it says in the Book of Revelation when the United States is gone. It’s not named except for being called Babylon , if indeed it is Babylon and I do believe it is, now.

  6. Kittii says:

    Do you think the church is too far gone for this kind of intervention? What’s your opinion. Is it too late?

    “In the matter of changing religion, State favors are stronger than penalties.”

    The Framers of America’s Founding Documents relied heavily upon the writings of the political philosopher, Baron de Montesquieu. Typical of Montesquieu’s brilliant insight, he once wrote that:
    Montesquieu“A more certain way to attack religion is by favor, by the comforts of life, by the hope of wealth; not by what reminds one of it, but by what makes one forget it; not by what makes one indignant, but by what makes men lukewarm, when other passions act on our souls, and those which religion inspires are silent. In the matter of changing religion, State favors are stronger than penalties.” The Spirit of the Laws, Baron de Montesquieu (1748)

    Acceptance of State favors has had disastrous consequences on the churches in America. The church has been effectively silenced (or as Rev. D. James Kennedy put it, “gagged”). Now the disastrous consequences are being felt by the entire nation.

    “The IRS has succeeded in gagging Christians.”

    Rev. D. James Kennedy has stated:gagged preacher“The federal government has proved a tremendous impediment to the ongoing work of Christians. In all the laws that they have passed against Christian schools, gagging the church, taxation, and all kinds of things that they have done, they have made it harder for the church to exercise its prerogatives and to preach the gospel. “Take the last presidential election. There were numbers of things that I knew that I was never able to say from the pulpit because if you advance the cause of one candidate or impede the cause of the other you can lose your tax exemption. That would have been disastrous not only for the church, but for our school and our seminary, everything. So you are gagged. You cannot do that. The IRS, a branch of our government, has succeeded in gagging Christians.”
    Is there a remedy? Yes! The church can be re-empowered and regain the former glory and influence she once held in America. But in order to do so the church must stop acting as an underling, as a subordinate, as a dependent, of the State. The church must cease asking for State favors.
    Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. (3John 1:7)

    Rather than being a “favor” or a “benefit”, what the church has done through State incorporation and seeking the IRS’ 501c3 status, is it traded its birthright for a mess of State-licensed pottage.

    The church has taken the hushmoney. But there’s a way out. The church can give it back! The church can give back the government “benefits” that no church ever needed in the first place.

    By spending a little time here, you’ll learn some important facts, problems, and myths about the corporate 501c3 status. You’ll discover what happens to churches and ministries when they ask for these State favors and operate as “nonprofit tax-exempt religious corporations.” You’re likely to learn some things that will shock and amaze you.

    You’ll also learn why it’s completely unnecessary for a church to incorporate and become 501c3, and why most of what you’ve been told about the so-called “benefits” of incorporation and 501c3, as it applies to churches, is a pack of lies, and that these lies were fabricated by attorneys and accountants to create a multi-billion dollar “church compliance” industry.

    Accessing Information and Navigating This Site

    If you already know the general category of information that you’re looking for, you can select from the links on the top-left of this page. Or you can take a guided tour of this site by clicking the “NEXT” button at the bottom of this page.

    Under the Articles link at the top of this page you’ll find some thought-provoking incorporated 501c3 church articles that have appeared in newspapers and magazines; and there are also a few audio files of radio interviews that have been done on this issue.

    Are you trying to get reliable facts on whether you should:

    •501c3 a Church

    •501c3 a Ministry

    •Incorporate a Church

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    •Become Tax Exempt

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    Are you looking for trustworthy information on how to:

    •Start a Church

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    •Start a Home-Church

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    Would you like all that without having to hire an attorney or CPA? You’ve come to the right place!

  7. Kittii says:

    You answered my question here and I had already answered it to myself too. Politics is a waste of time. They always find loop holes and take you for every dime they can get out of you.

    http://mysteryoftheiniquity.com/2014/10/20/test-of-faith/

  8. Kittii says:

    If those people who posted on your Halloween posts are as upside down as this post is, I don’t know who is. Its just a matter of time. This will be accepted.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/02/evangelical-college-in-uproar-after-president-stand-on-gay-rights-and-religious/

  9. Gary R. Sayers says:

    —– BRAVO, Sis…. BRAVO… This would quantify almost in totality the primary reason I left that church I had just joined last year… The money-changers are in charge of the Temple, and they are the YOUNG, arrogant, vain and ‘values-clarification’ trained products of the school system wrecked from within by revisionist ‘educators’ of the Clinton/Obama era… NOTHING is any longer ‘sacred’, and these people even LIE THROUGH THEIR OWN TEETH RIGHT TO YOUR FACE, without so much as a batted eyebrow… Also they find ‘justification’ for such conduct by the ‘morals’ they were presented with in the school system by ‘values clarification’ ideals they learned in Ms. Hillary’s beloved ‘village’ (a village more rightly belonging in a film directed by one M. Night Shyamalan…) I believe you make a statement in one of your comments to our sister Kittii above that many ‘Christians’ might consider ‘hideous’, but seems to be altogether hideously TRUE: “THE ‘CHURCH’ IS TOO FAR GONE…”
    —– I love you, Sis, and Kitti, & Nate & Randall and Deborah & so many other who REALLY make up the current ‘church’ to which I belong… We differ, we debate, but WE CARE!!!… And we KNOW OUR GOD… Daniel said in the latter days those who KNOW their GOD will do exploits… THAT may be what it TAKES before He comes to put right the mess we’ve made, at least for the truly faithful in whom HE TRULY DWELLS… “For the LORD knoweth them that are HIS…” PLEEEAASE read the dire warning given to the church at Laodicea in the third of Revelation… DON’T YOU ALL SEE IT??!!!.. It’s HERE… Frighteningly, read another scripture in Ezekiel–no, NEVER MIND, I’ll quote it here, simply from the need for urgency out of necessity:

    —-“Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you:’Like mother, like daughter!…You are your mother’s daughter, loathing husband and children: and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children; your mother was an Hittite and your father an Amorite…Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells with her daughters to the north of you, and your younger sister, who dwells to the south of you, is Sodom and her daughters…”
    —-“You did not walk in their ways, nor act according to their abominations, but as if that were too little, you became more corrupt than they in all your ways…”
    —-“‘As I Live’, says the Lord GOD, ‘neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done… Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom; she and her daughter had pride, fulness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy’…”
    —-“And they were haughty and committed abomination before me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit…”
    (Ezekiel 16:44-50, NKJV…)..The Laodiceans of Rev. chp. 3 said of themselves: “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing…” And THAT was the CHURCH!!!…History DOES INDEED repeat itself…And as Nietsche so opined: “History teaches us plainly that mankind learns nothing from history…”
    —- Let every TRUE BELIEVER heed these dire warnings… Listen to Sis… PRAY for discernment in such a time as this….EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS…MARANATHA…

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