Does God ever have a person go from one born again ministry to another? The answer is yes, but it will always be in harmony with His Word. And if this is what God chooses to do, He will reveal it to the man that He has ordained to be over that person. Anyone that understands the Bible knows this is true. God is not the author of confusion.
Jeremiah’s prophecies were 100% perfect. Without doubt, he was a prophet of God.
He prophesied that Jerusalem would be destroyed, and it was. The remaining people that were left in the land asked him what they should do. Jeremiah told them to stay in Israel. He told them not to go to Egypt for protection.
Again, they called him a false prophet. They just couldn’t receive the Word of God, because their heart was not right.
They forsook the advice of Jeremiah and went to Egypt. There they perished, as Jeremiah had said. Would you have been one of them?
Bottom line. When a person falls, it is because the voice of Satan in their mind is louder and more believable than the voice of God (His Word). This is because their heart has not been purified as it ought to have been, because they have not obeyed God’s Word in some way. Such people do not deny themselves as God commands. They often have personal aspirations and desires that they will not repent of, because their heart wants to believe they are being led of God.
When a person goes into spiritual blindness, he seldom knows it. When it happens, his childlikeness and obedience, and love toward God and His Word, and perhaps even for his minister, may be tested.
For example, his minister corrects him, but he is blind spiritually, so he doesn’t see things the way his minister sees them. If his obedient love and childlikeness is real, he will still obey the Lord and the one God put over him to watch for his soul.
If his obedient love and childlikeness is lacking, he will not.
It is like a school teacher and a student.
The student (or, in this case, a deceived Christian) believes that 2 + 2 = 6. The teacher, who knows better, corrects him by saying the right answer is 4.
Can the student be corrected or not? That is the question.
The student that cannot be corrected falls by the wayside. Those that can receive correction advance to higher levels of understanding. As long as they remain humble and childlike and walk in the fear of the Lord, they can grow.
The Spirit of God cannot hinder or oppose His own work. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If God ordained for John, Joe, and Jim to do a certain task, but then John decided to do something else—is this God now guiding John to go in another direction? Would the Spirit of God hinder or oppose His own ordained work?
Let us consider this. Is God going to cause a hardship to His own work? Absolutely, not.
If a certain Christian named John is a major part of the work of a certain ministry ordained by God, would God lead that person to go elsewhere, thus hindering the very work He has ordained? Of course, not.
Who would seek to cause a born again ministry to have hardship by causing a vital member of the ministry to depart? The answer is Satan, the deceiver. YOU WERE RUNNING THE RACE WELL; WHO HAS STOPPED YOU FROM FOLLOWING THE TRUTH? WHATEVER MEANS OF PERSUASION HE USED WAS NOT FROM THE ONE WHO CALLS YOU-Gal 5:7, 8.
You are to repent. That repentance means that you forsake all sin.
That repentance means that you are to obey all of God’s Word.
Jesus is to become your very life.
You are commanded to conform to Jesus.
You are commanded to have the mind of Christ. Your thoughts should be in line with God’s Word.
You are commanded to put on Christ.
You are commanded to follow Christ.
You are commanded to be as He is.
You are commanded to forsake everything.
You are to sell, not buy.
You are to deny yourself. Your personal desires and ambitions are to be crucified.
When you are tempted by the devil, you are to fight against him with God’s Word.
You are to put God’s Word first.
You are to pick up your cross DAILY, every day, and follow Jesus.
You are to be dead with Christ.
You are to be a new person, whose life is to be molded and reshaped into the image of Christ.
You are to put your life totally under His control. Trust in Jesus to provide what you need as you follow Him.
Your life is to be Christ’s, and Christ’s alone.
So what does Satan do? He makes you think that your personal desires are in line with God’s Word.
Satan bends Scripture in your mind to make you think you are following Christ, when in fact you are following your own personal desires.
You are not to love anything of this world. You are not to love this world.
You are to love Christ with all your being, in every way there is to love.
Christ, not yourself, is to be the center of your life. He is to be your life. To live is Christ.
So why do many Christians keep part of their life secret? Why do they hide certain things?
In some cases, it is because they do not want to be corrected by God’s Word, which tells them they are going in a wrong direction.
This is a short list.
When you are baptized into Christ, you are to come out of the water into the newness of life (a new man). Me, myself, and I is suppose to have been buried. You are to be a new creature.
So, how many people do you know that fits these verses of Scripture, including yourself? Perhaps none, or perhaps a very, very few.
That is correct. And that is exactly how many are going to inherit eternal life or be raptured—a very, very few. Will you be among them? Or will you be among a vast crowd of people that look up after the Rapture and say, “Lord, Lord open to us,” and He will tell you, “I don’t know you.”
From this moment on, you can never say, you have not been warned by God through His Word that you may be going in a wrong direction.
Don’t be so Biblically ignorant as to think your personal ambitions and desires are God’s will for you.
If you have one of those few ministers in this lukewarm generation that labors in God’s Word,
and obeys it,
and has a good understanding of Bible prophecy
and the things above—obey his counsel.
Don’t be so Biblically ignorant as to reject his admonition. Because if you do, you will undoubtedly find you are forsaking God. Satan has probably put in your mind that you are not. Your heart is being tested.
Do you dictate to those over you in the Lord what you will and will not do? Or do you submit to their authority?
Not only are you to obey those God has put over you, you are to love them deeply, even when they are showing you the error of your ways. God’s Word has told you already to OBEY THEM THAT HAVE THE RULE OVER YOU. THEY WATCH FOR YOUR SOUL. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF YOU TO GOD. WHAT WILL THEIR REPORT BE? Will they say that you refused to receive their counsel? Will their report be that you forsook them? Will their report be that you argued with them? Will their report be that your love for them was in word only, but not in deed?
Have you not read that if you are under a person that has addicted themself to God’s Word and to the ministry of the saints, YOU are to submit yourself to such-ref 1 Cor 16:15,16.
Have you not read that you are to obey those that have the rule over you and submit yourselves-Heb 13:17.
Have you not read you are to submit yourself to God and God’s Word?-Ja 4:7.
Have you not read you are to purify your heart?-ref Ja 4:8.
Have you not read you are to submit yourself unto the elder?-1 Pe 5:5.
Are you one of those Christians that many times you have time to study God’s Word, you find something else to do that is more pleasing to your worldly, self-seeking nature? Maybe you love reading novels, so you spend more time reading them, rather than God’s Word. Maybe you love some hobby, so you spend much time with your hobby that could have been spent studying God’s Word. Maybe you love something else as much as God’s Word, or even more. If you do, you are going in a wrong direction. You are to love God with everything and in every way. That also means you are to love His Word, because He is the Word.
Isn’t it amazing how the worldly-minded man thinks he knows better than the one God has appointed to be over him in the Lord to watch for his soul? Nearly every Christian greatly underestimates their adversary the devil.
It is written, regarding the times we are in, which are right now.
Satan, the master at deceiving people; Satan, which may be the most intelligent being God ever created; Satan, which was given a complete understanding of what human beings want and desire; and Satan, which was given almost unlimited power to deceive both angels and humans, has a primary job of deceiving you. Satan knows exactly what is in your heart, and he has the power to set up situations and temptations to deceive you.
Remember how he deceived Peter despite Jesus telling him in advance what would happen? If you think you cannot be deceived by Satan, you are already deceived. Our total trust and dependence must be in the Lord, BECAUSE GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD-1 Jn 4:4. Apart from the Holy Spirit, we are no match for Satan.
Satan’s powers of deception are increasing as birth pangs of a woman right now. He is deceiving the whole world more and more; and soon the Antichrist will come forth.
God tells all of us:
2 Th 2:3-5-LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU BY ANY MEANS:
FOR THAT DAY (which is the Rapture) SHALL NOT COME,
EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST. The final falling away in the worst church age that has ever existed is happening right now. The few people left that have remained faithful to Jesus and His calling are being tempted as never before, as the powers of darkness are being allowed to increase.
5-REMEMBER YE NOT, THAT, WHEN I WAS YET WITH YOU, I TOLD YOU THESE THINGS?
Multitudes saw the miracles of God in Egypt, but fell away.
Multitudes saw the miracles of Jesus, even the dead being raised, but fell away.
Demas walked with Paul about 10 years and must have seen miracle after miracle, yet he forsook Paul, because he loved this present world and wanted to do his own will.
Now what about you? Have you been deceived so skillfully by Satan that you believe the deception you are in is of God?
Love is not emotion. God measures your love for Him by your obedience to His Word.
2 Cor 8:5-THEY…FIRST GAVE THEIR OWN SELVES TO THE LORD,
AND UNTO US BY THE WILL OF GOD.
7-THEREFORE, AS YE ABOUND IN EVERY THING, IN FAITH, AND UTTERANCE, AND KNOWLEDGE, AND IN ALL DILIGENCE, AND IN YOUR LOVE TO US,…
8-I SPEAK…TO PROVE THE SINCERITY OF YOUR LOVE.
1 Jn 2:19-THEY WENT OUT FROM US, BUT THEY WERE NOT OF US; FOR IF THEY HAD BEEN OF US,
HAVE CONTINUED WITH US:
BUT THEY WENT OUT (or left us),
THAT THEY MIGHT BE MADE MANIFEST THAT
THEY WERE NOT ALL OF US.
JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH-1 Jn 4:2. JESUS IS THE LORD-1 Cor 12:3.