the following may seem a little odd, but with the proliferation of television “ghost shows” and what seems to me becoming almost ancestor worship, I do believe the following is true. Evil spirits are always around us, trying to find ways to mess with us and play us. It can’t be difficult for a being that has been around thousands of years, to play with us by coming to us as a relative or someone important in our life. The Bible is clear, we are not to mess around in this area. The idea that we can somehow “control” a being that is very clever and intelligent and has grown so over thousands of years is absurd. That being is only trying to use you by your naivete. Sure you want to use some critical thinking in this article, but I think that in general it is a wise caution. Your Aunt Tilley doesn’t come back to watch over you, or somehow give you special power. Your loved ones in Jesus are in His presence when they die. We should all want that for them. She isn’t an angel, she isn’t a ghost, she is herself in the presence of the Lord. Anything else is trying to deceive you and you shouldn’t play with it. I want the Holy Spirit watching over me, and I want Him to move those beings that may try to harm me by deceiving me and so should you. – Jim Driskell January 13, 2020 Hephzibah Christly in christian counseling, spiritual development, spiritual warfare, Warfare Prayer July 15, 2016 877 Words BEWARE GHOSTS ARE DEMONS IN DISGUISE “There shall not be found among you … one that useth divination, a soothsayer, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or one that consulteth a ghost or a familiar spirit, or a necromancer. For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD” (See Deut.18:10-12; JPS Tanakh 1917). Ghosts are demon spirits who are familiar with a particular environment or family. Because they have been in that family or environment far longer than even the humans, they are ‘familiar’ with the history of the family and the environment as well, and so are able to mimic the person(s) they disguise/masquerade as. Do not be ignorant of satan’s devices nor allow yourself to be taken in by his lies.“People are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6) What you fear will always torment you but what you confront will disappear. Stop listening to lies from the pit of hell that those ghosts haunting your house are your dead relatives. Instead of further compounding your problems by going to mediums, seek out the truth about your issues from the Word of God. satan takes advantage of people’s ignorance in order to victimize them. Refuse to be preyed upon. You have the victory in Christ Jesus already. He gave you the power over the forces of evil. God’s Word says, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.” (See Luke 10:19) Confront the demons behind the ghosts and command them to leave at once. You have to understand and realize that, “Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith” (See 1 John 5:4). Satan runs a parallel government against God, which is known as the “kingdom of darkness” (See Colossians 1:13) Even though satan is wise, he is not the Omniscient that God is. Therefore, he counterfeits everything in the kingdom of God in order to deceive the saints into false worship. One of such counterfeit is the ‘unholy ghosts’ which is a cheap imitation of God’s Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost, as some interpreters have it. satan’s demon spirits masquerade as ghosts (unholy ghosts) in order to torment, oppress, intimidate, manipulate and control humans; as a means of accomplishing his mission to “to steal, kill and destroy” them (See John 10:10). It will be helpful for you to understand that demons are bodiless evil spirits. Because of their affinity with humans, they seek to possess the human body where possible, or live in close proximity to humans when possession is not possible. That is why as unholy ghosts and the devil’s agents on assignment, they haunt either abandoned or inhabited homes as well as other places where humans visit or congregate. The Bible warns us to: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (See 1 Peter 5:8). We are to “Stand firm against him, and be strong in our faith” (See 1 Peter 5:9). People suffer unnecessarily because of ignorance. satan takes advantage of people’s ignorance to torment, oppress, possess, depress, control, intimidate, and manipulate them. But when you know and understand that the devil is at the back of every evil, you would stand firm against him with your shield of faith, to confront and unmask him in defeat. WARFARE PRAYER: ABBA Dad, thank You for the gift of your Holy Spirit who lives in us and works with us. We plead the speaking blood of Christ over our homes and stand against the forces of evil that are intruding into our lives and homes. We confess as sin disobedience, the bringing in of cursed objects into our homes, occult involvement such as consulting with mediums, channellers, diviners, and necromancers. As well as other related sinful activities. We know that you are faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us from every unrighteousness, in accordance with your Word. (See John 1:9) We ask Fatherc that you conduct a search and point us to any object(s) or person(s) who links these foul spirits to us. We sever our ties to all such objects and persons and reaffirm our faith in you our God and Father. We command all evil spirits to get off our lives and property now to the feet if Christ, and never come back under any guise or disguise; to torment, oppress, depress,intimidate, vex manipulate, control or obsess us. We are God’s Children and have no communion with satan and the forces of evil. We refuse to give liberties to satan in our world. Our homes belong to God and by this prayer we consecrate everything we are and own to the Almighty God in CHRIST name. We are holy unto God and therefore nothing unholy can come near us. Thank You ABBA Dad for perfecting all that concerns us and setting us apart for Your use, in Christ’s name we pray, Amein. -hephzibah christly If you are interested in understanding this topic, you need to get Our books Demons Deactivated1 and 2 from the following outlets https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hephzibah+christly&ref=is_s https://thespiritualwarrior.network/shop/ Share this: Press This Share Email WhatsApp More Daily Spiritual Exercises In “christian counseling” Break SoulTies/Curses From Sexual Sins In “christian counseling” REARRANGING DESTINY In “christian counseling” Post navigation GENERAL WARFARE PRAYER YOUR CHANGE IS COME 55 thoughts on “BEWARE GHOSTS ARE DEMONS IN DISGUISE” Pastor Jim Driskell, Lutheran Church January 13, 2020 at 9:28 am Your comment is awaiting moderation. Reblogged this on Pastor Jim Driskell. Like Reply Robin January 12, 2020 at 6:16 pm There are demons who will absolutely disguise themselves as loved ones. There are also loved ones who will being messages. God said to try the spirits. I have had visions since a little girl. I have stood in front of Jesus Christ as he washed away my sins. You must always rely on the Holy Spirit to guide you. Like Reply Michelle January 12, 2020 at 10:41 am Good read Like Reply Rev Fr John PP Fallon January 11, 2020 at 9:56 am This article is wrong in its premise that Ghosts are demons and needs correcting All proper ghosts are souls in purgatory that God has allowed to haunt places to strir good people to pray for them. All violent manifestations such as poltergeists and so forth are however indeed demons from hell, and need expelling. But a normal ghost will never attack or harm anyone, they are just asking for prayers and Masses to be offered for them while they serve out time in purgatory. Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hoses 4:6 Like Reply Michelle January 12, 2020 at 10:50 am Where in the Bible does it read that people even go to purgatory? It reads that you live, you die. Our souls go straight to Heaven or Hell. We don’t come back asking for men to help”pray” for us? What power does man have over God!? Once you’re gone, you are gone from this Earth. If your seeing ‘proper ghosts’, seek GOD’S help immediately! Like Reply Tammy January 13, 2020 at 1:04 am Amen, I agree with you! Like Reply Charles Coone January 12, 2020 at 8:57 pm That sir, is hogwash…please back that up with scripture. Like Reply Mary January 13, 2020 at 3:38 am There is no purgatory it’s either hell or Heaven there’s no in-between. Ghosts are demons search your Bible good you must be reading a Catholic Bible. No offense just someone that’s concerned about your soul Like Reply Alexis January 9, 2020 at 11:22 pm What about our dead lobe ones appeared in dreams? Like Reply Brad Clary January 10, 2020 at 11:47 pm Your dreams can be manipulated. Evil can be disguised as good. It’s all about pulling you away from the Word of God. Like Reply Sardent January 13, 2020 at 12:01 am And if you have but one dream. The loved one tells you they are okay now. You know it’s them because it feels different from a regular dream. Presence of your loved one is strong. Short and to the point. And you never dream of them again. You never feel their presence again. I do not believe ghosts are the spirits of dead humans. I believe they are evil spirits. Nothing was asked of me. I was not asked to believe anything … Anything at at all. Nor do anything. Nothing even to ponder in my heart. My loved one, who was saved, was now okay. That’s it. Nothing more. Have I been deceived? To what point? The answer to the one may demand the answer to the second. Like Reply Venus Smith January 9, 2020 at 10:29 pm Well anyone who believes this contradicts the bible. There’s a holy trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. This is a lie from the devil trying to fool people. Looks like some are falling for it. Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm Did you read the article? If you did, then you will see that the focus is on the unholy ghost. (See https://biblehub.com › proverbs Proverbs 18:13 He who answers a matter before he hears it–this is folly and disgrace to him.) Liked by 1 person Reply Regina Griffiths January 11, 2020 at 11:25 pm Are you saying the article is a lie? Like Reply Treva Harper January 9, 2020 at 8:36 am I was trying to go to your website but was blocked. Can you check you site? It could be my PC, I have Ad blockers on. This is a topic of great interest to me. I have participated in Spiritual warfare a couple of times in my life. Far too many people (including Christians) cannot see the occult influence on our culture, lives and even faith. What I do not understand as much is how curses are attached to items. I have seen enough to believe it can happen but understanding the handling of it is another matter. So would love to learn more about that. Like Reply Jennifer January 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm Ridiculous.. Like Reply C C January 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm YouTube Derick Prince. Like Reply Derryn Donaghey January 9, 2020 at 7:50 am I am a spiritual medium and it may surprise you, but I believe that ghosts are demons too I don’t try and communicate with them, in fact I banish them from my sessions. I warn clients to protect themselves from their deceit. After passing away in 2012 and coming back, I have been able to sense things about peoples lives and passed love ones. Before a session I pray “Dear God, please provide loving insight from you or those in your white light. Please protect us from any negative, dark, low, level, earthbound, shadow or demonic entities that may try and interfere or influence with our session, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen”. As a Christian I truly believe that when we do everything through the divine he will guide us and protect us. I have been blessed to be able to find missing people, get people of addictions, sooth those who worry about their passed loved ones and help to give guidance to people to lose their vises which to me is a welcome mat for “Team Dark” to come calling. I do clearings for people with the help of the divine and Michael Archangel and it works. I spoke to an Anglican Minister and told him all that I do and he said that he thinks I have a wonderful gift and should continue to do it. I feel nothing but love when I connect to the heavens and my messages are very positive and loving to my clients and I certainly do not claim to be speaking to their passed loved ones, rather receiving guidance and direction from our creator. So my question is this, does this seem like something that “Team Dark” has a hand in, as I can’t believe that healing so many of God’s children would be something they would have a part of. Thank you for your insights. Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 9, 2020 at 10:47 am Christian medium? What does that even mean? “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” ( See 1Timothy 2:5) Like Reply Anna January 9, 2020 at 6:53 pm If you’re a medium and banish ghosts, what do you do, exactly? Like Reply Mart January 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm Stay away from being a medium Like Reply Sue jezek January 11, 2020 at 12:36 pm There are spiritual gifts such as a gift to discern , prophesy , the gift of teaching ect. Nothing is quoted in the Bible about a “ Medium” and communication of the dead. A Christian knows when God is using them for his glory but does not boast and tell others “ I have a gift” . God uses us as Vessels through his work. Like Reply Roland January 11, 2020 at 3:45 pm You are not a believer . Period Like Reply Mary January 13, 2020 at 3:43 am Please repent.. Jesus doesn’t approve of mediums that an abomination to the Lord. I care for you soul… mediums work with demonic spirits.. Like Reply Hayley January 9, 2020 at 5:14 am Ummm seriously? This is exactly why I just can’t with Christians😒 Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 9, 2020 at 6:01 am Really? Perharps you might want to present your arguement? Like Reply KC January 10, 2020 at 10:07 pm A Christian is supposed to be a follower of Christ. However, anyone can say they are christian. We who follow Chrrist have a relationship with Him and that is the way it is supposed to be. Followers of Christ are Kimgdom people and we abide in Him in everything we do. Like Reply No January 8, 2020 at 1:28 pm What in the actual world? 🤣 Like Reply Patricia January 7, 2020 at 8:47 pm Thank you for this information. Growing up as a child our grandmother told us she was born with a veil of skin over her face which signified her being a witch. I remember sitting in sayonces with my grandmother, mother and older sister. One time my mother and sister said, they saw our Uncle standing in the kitchen who was deceased…I always felt uncomfortable in that house, felt like something was watching me…I was afraid to be in a dark room alone. My mother told us that our grandmother could see ghosts when she got older and could communicate with them… In 2006 my mother passed away, I tried leading a sayonce with a couple of my children and niece. I had a tape recorder on recording during the sayonce. When I played the tape, you could hear voices talking… it scared me so much I destroyed that tape. I’ve confessed my sins to the Lord since then, asked for him to forgive me, pleaing the blood of Jesus upon me. I’ve commanded satan to flee from my home as I anointed my home with oil in Jesus Holy name. I agree with you, they are not ghosts of our family members, they are demons. Thank your for sharing this. God be with you and bless you! Liked by 2 people Reply Cindy Miles January 8, 2020 at 10:13 am Hahahahahahaha Like Reply Pat Hall January 7, 2020 at 6:44 pm I totally disagree with those. I do believe the spirit of a loved one had the ability to come visit a loved one and possibly guide them in their Life journey when we need it most. And for mediums, I feel they have a gift from God to help the living cope with the death of a loved one and to better understand there is an after life and we have so much to look forward to, I don’t see them as being driven by Satan. They are always trying to help others so they’re I believe it is a gift to help the living. Liked by 1 person Reply Hephzibah Christly January 8, 2020 at 12:46 am The Christian faith is rooted in the Word of God not in some convenient belief system. “Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 29:31 Liked by 2 people Reply Venus Smith January 9, 2020 at 10:35 pm Amen brother. Preach Like Reply Cynthia Dallke January 11, 2020 at 11:46 am Correction. It is Leviticus 19:31 Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm Thank you Like Reply Mart January 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm It is appointed for man to die then the resurrection Hebrews Like Reply Chuck January 7, 2020 at 9:17 am I undoubtedly believe that demons impersonating as ghosts especially the ones pretending to be Children. I do however think that spirits that our not demons do exist in this world. Didn’t spirits come back to people in the bible? So why couldn’t this be the case today? Bottom line stay strong in your faith and the word of Our God and you will be alright Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 7, 2020 at 4:05 pm There are other evil spirits apart from demons . There are those who function above the earth in the celestial plane. However, demons or foul spirits, function within this terrestrial plane. My series Demons Deactivated expounds upon it.here is a link https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hephzibah+christly&ref=is_s Like Reply ajbates7 January 7, 2020 at 11:31 pm I believe those good visitations are truly blessed ordained visit approved by God for a purpose of the help of the loved one or to trigger a response in our sleeping thinking! I believe it happens but there is a blessed feeling or assurance to allow us to know it’s from the heavenly dimension. Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 8, 2020 at 12:49 am “Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:31 Liked by 1 person Reply aranew January 7, 2020 at 9:03 am Thank you! Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 7, 2020 at 2:23 pm You are welcome Like Reply mAriecris January 7, 2020 at 8:51 am Thank you for this message and word of God.It helps me to enlighten my thoughts about the dead loved ones.Thank you for sharing this messages.God Bless you more and more… Liked by 1 person Reply Hephzibah Christly January 7, 2020 at 2:02 pm Amein. Thank you for your time Like Reply Nlr January 7, 2020 at 8:16 am I think it would be better to say “evil spirits can disguise as dead people” because the word ghost was used in King James bible as the Holy Ghost Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 7, 2020 at 2:19 pm If you read the article, you will notice the clear distinction between the Holy Spirit(Ghost) and satan’s unholy ghost. Liked by 1 person Reply ajbates7 January 7, 2020 at 11:33 pm It was mis translated from the word spirit because of the dark renaissance politically going on in Europe at that time! Like Reply OMIDIRAN OLUDELE MICHAEL January 7, 2020 at 4:03 am Thank you for this piece. I agree with you well with your position. Can you comment on 1 Samuel 28: 10-20? Was it demon that masqueraded as ghost of Prophet Samuel? Note that all the ‘ghost’ said came to pass 1 Samuel 31:1-9. Like Reply Hephzibah Christly January 7, 2020 at 9:12 am Thank you for your comment. However, in response to your question, I refer you to the encounter the Apostle Paul had with the girl possessed with the spirit of divination. (See Acts 16:16-24) All she said was the truth. Furthermore, she was even recommending the men of God to the people; Yet, the Apostle Paul cast the spirit out of her. Why? Find the answer in Leviticus “”Do not turn to mediums or consult spiritists, or you will be defiled by them; I am the … Ye shall not attend to those who have in them divining spirits, nor attach …”(See Leviticus 19: 30 -32). In I Samuel 28: 3, we are told that “Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.”. He knew that consulting with them was sinful and causes defilement. However, when faced with a major crisis due to a heart that is not right with God, he defaulted to occultism. The Bible says, “5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled. 6 And when Saul enquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. 7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. 9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?” (See 1 Samuel 28: 5-9) Consulting with the dead is necromancy, which the Word of God warns against. Saul out of selfish interest went against the Word of God and suffered dire consequences which also affected his descendants. (See 1Samuel 31) Every human being is capable of interacting with the spirit world because the Human is spirit, has a soul and lives in a body’ The spirit realm comprises of both the forces of good (Kingdom of God) and forces of evil (the dark Kingdom)… My Book Demons Deactivated 1, discusses why God gave Humans the gift of PRAYING to Him as a means of communicating with the spirit realm. Without faith, no one can please God. The Christian lives by faith on the Word of God. Occultism is the direct antithesis of Christianity. Anyone who chooses to bypass God and deal directly with the spirit world as Saul and the witch of Endor did, should accept the fallout of their actions, which crosses generation-lines. Here is the link for the Demons Deactivated https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hephzibah+christly&ref=is_s or https://thespiritualwarrior.network/shop/ 10 And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. 11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. 12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. Like Reply June case January 6, 2020 at 11:00 pm I believe that wat we think is ghosts r not ghost it’s the trick of the devil Like Reply Erica November 18, 2018 at 7:13 am Thank u so much these help me more then u ever know Like Reply Pamela December 20, 2016 at 7:32 am Wow! Awesome notes on praying prophetically. This helps me persue in the calling to intercede with Holy Spirit in charge. Like Reply Junmaru Roa December 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm thank sir or maam for this….i know all of this stuff but there is a word or words that trigger me to be good again Like Reply OBI NNAMDI FRANCIS July 20, 2016 at 12:06 am Wounderfull, may God grace u for more postd Like Reply hefzibuh July 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm Thank you Obi Like Reply Leave a Reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
“There shall not be found among you … one that useth divination, a soothsayer, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or one that consulteth a ghost or a familiar spirit, or a necromancer. For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD” (See Deut.18:10-12; JPS Tanakh 1917).
Ghosts are demon spirits who are familiar with a particular environment or family. Because they have been in that family or environment far longer than even the humans, they are ‘familiar’ with the history of the family and the environment as well, and so are able to mimic the person(s) they disguise/masquerade as.
Do not be ignorant of satan’s devices nor allow yourself to be taken in by his lies.“People are destroyed for lack of knowledge”(Hosea 4:6)
What you fear will always torment you but what you confront will disappear.
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[A lot of the following I “adapted” from Chuck Swindoll’s sermon on December 2. I didn’t directly quote some just so I wasn’t too tedious. If it’s brilliant it’s probably Dr Swindoll, if it’s ????? It’s probably me]
“Most of us have a desire to understand the really deep things, we like to talk to people who are knowledgeable in areas of thought. There is a sense of gratification and satisfaction. Ours is a dry and thirsty land, there is little to satisfy the hunger of the heart… Too often we find ourself on that hamster wheel, racing from one event to another, never really taking in the significance of what this means in terms of the existence that God has given us. Much of our spiritual experience is talking about everything around us, but learning the true value of nothing. We’ve seen people like that, maybe too often we are the ones that have kind of let our life in Jesus go by.”
I would hope that we would continually review our own life and consider how our life in Jesus has progressed in the past decades. Have we grown deeper and more committed to Christ. Have we been good disciples, having a genuine interest to learn and grow and to pass on our teaching to our children.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Deut 6: 5-9 Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up. Write them down, and tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder.
There is confirmation, Sunday school. Things intended to supplement how we raise our children in understanding their role as Christian men and women in the church as well as in the culture.
No doubt we can’t guarantee that our children will grow up to be faithful in Jesus and sons and daughters of the church. But if we as parents don’t continue to grow and mature in Jesus, we can’t expect our children to continue to mature. If we only went as far as confirmation decades ago, we can’t assume we are even in proper relation with Jesus or we can teach our children well.
Chuck Swindoll asks the question, do you take in the world around you? Not all the cynicism we see and hear. Do you let some of the wonder in? Do you like to probe, dig deeper, not accepting the superficiality of the world we live in? Christians are called to hold the culture accountable in Christ, not to slavishly follow the culture. Satan, directs the ways of the world. We are Christ’s not the world’s, we follow His Word He gave us in Scripture. What is God saying to you when you read and ponder His Word?
Do we see through the shallowness of the world? So much that is “entertainment” in the world is really about life and pursuits that directly conflict with Christ and His Word. The culture really is very superficial, much of what we see and hear not only conflicts with Christ, but really is an insult to our intelligence. We have been educated in Jesus, yet the world insults our intelligence with the banality of what we see and hear. Too often you see people who are spiritually dull, they aren’t hard of hearing, they’re hard of listening. When the subject gets deep, they’re looking at their watch to see if the thing is over in order to get back to where they’re entertained.
Too many in the Christian church today should be at a point where they have learned and lived in Christ long enough to teach others, children, peers. Yet they aren’t sufficiently equipped. When our children are baptized, we as parents vow to raise our children in the knowledge of our Lord. But few seem to abide by that vow.
Chuck Swindoll asks if we, as many around the world are, were locked in cells, without any way to read God’s encouragement in Scripture, how much would you remember to encourage other Christians around you? We all need to continue in our maturity in Christ. Too many are still dependent on milk, and not the spiritual meat that we should have as mature Christians. St Paul wrote the Corinthians: 1Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual, but as worldly—as infants in Christ. 2I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready, 3for you are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and dissension among you, are you not worldly? Are you not walking in the way of man?…(1 Cor 3:2) The writer to the Hebrews: “ESV Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
We are called to discern what we are hearing, compare it to what is in the Bible. Lots of people express “opinions”, but many opinions are not correct and should not be considered, they are wrong.
Are you satisfied with your Christian life, can you look at your life and honestly say that you are genuinely in relationship with Jesus? Or are you too dependent on the world around you, and false, even spiritually dangerous ideas and practices? If we get to complacent in Christ we put the spiritual welfare of ourselves and our family in jeopardy and start a spiritual drift away from Him.
We are all called to continue to grow and mature in Christ. God should be continuing to work on us, to be better fit for heaven. As a pastor I take vows promising to do my best to guide that growth and maturity. I am held to account to God as to how well I led as a pastor and did what I could to help my brothers and sisters in Jesus to grow in their maturity in Jesus.
Feel free to share with me any ideas you have in order to provide the opportunities to grow in Jesus. This is to share what is in Scripture, to use the Bible as it was meant to be used, as the solid food we need to grow as Christians.
God wants to make His presence known among us. He wants others to see our love for one another. He is hospitable. We’re His family.